Larry Levan Genius of Time compilation out soon

Larry Levan Genius of Time compilation out soon

Dance music legend Larry Levan’s name is synonymous with his Paradise Garage DJ nights and his contributions to early garage and house music. Now the man is getting a double-CD comp of some of his pioneering work as a producer and remixer via the forthcoming Genius of Time. Featuring sleevenotes by DJ and writer Chris Menist, this thing will shimmy its way into stores (and our hearts, ahhhh) on March 25 via Universal.

You’ll get Levan’s reworkings of Grace Jones’s “Pull Up to the Bumper,” his version of Smokey Robinson’s “And I Don’t Love You,” and bootyshaking takes on songs from Gwen Guthrie, Man Friday, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and much more. Put this thing on, and for a couple blissful hours, you can travel back in time to dirty, dangerous, glamorous NYC in the 70s and 80s.

CD1 tracklisting:
01. NYC Peech Boys, “Life Is Something Special (Special Edition)”
02. Syreeta, “Can’t Shake Your Love (Larry Levan Mix)”
03. Gwen Guthrie, “Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)”
04. Man Friday, “Love Honey, Love Heartache (A Larry Levan Mix)”
05. Merc & Monk, “Carried Away (Larry Levan Remix)”
06. Dee Dee Bridgewater, “Bad For Me (Larry Levan Mix)”
07. Bert Reid, “Groovin’ With You (Vocal, Levan Edit)”
08. Tramaine, “The Rock (Garage Vocal Version)”
09. Man Frida, “Groove (Larry’s Yaw)”
10. Jimmy Ross, “First True Love Affair (Larry Levan Remix)”
11. Gwen Guthrie, “Seventh Heaven (Levan Mix)”

CD2 tracklisting:
01. David Joseph, “You Can’t Hide Your Love (Larry Levan Mix)”
02. Grace Jones, “Feel Up (Larry Levan Mix)”
03. Gwen Guthrie, “It Should Have Been You (Larry Levan Mix)”
04. Loose Joints, “Tell Me (Today) (Larry Levan Mix)”
05. Esther Williams, “I’ll Be Your Pleasure (Larry Levan Mix)”
06. Man Friday, “Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix)”
07. Central Line, “Walking Into Sunshine (Special Mix)”
08. Jeffrey Osborne, “Plane Love (Specially Remixed Version – Larry Levan Remix)”
09. Gwen Guthrie, “Peanut Butter (Long Vocal) Larry Levan Remix)”
10. Smokey Robinson, “And I Don’t Love You (Instrumental Dub)”
11. NYC Peech Boys, “Don’t Make Me Wait (Extended Version)”

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