Tim Lawrence has put together a new compilation based on his disco book, Love Saves The Day

Tim Lawrence is releasing a new compilation based around his Love Saves The Day book via Reappearing Records.

Love Saves The Day: A History Of Af American Dance Music Culture (1970-1979) was originally published in 2004 as the first in a trilogy of books about dance music, including Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, which was made into a similar compilation last year.

London-based author Tim Lawrence spent the last year compiling this latest album, which features both well-known and rare tracks from the ’70s, with favourites of esteemed DJs like Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Nicky Siano and more. Artists featured include James Brown, Gladys Knight And The Pips, the Jackson 5, Wilson Pickett and Chuck Mangione. This first volume comes as a double-LP.

Listen to “Hum Along And Dance (Uncut)” by Jackson 5, and check out archival photos below.

A1 Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin – Dibwe Diambula Kabanda

A2 Chuck Mangione – Land Of Make Believe

B1 Wilson Pickett – Don’t Knock My Love (Part 1)

B2 Wilson Pickett – Don’t Knock My Love (Part 2)

B3 James Brown – Give It Up Or Turn It Loose

C Jackson 5 – Hum Along And Dance (Uncut Version)

D1 Brainstorm – Lovin Is Really My Game (12 Version)

D2 Domenic Troiano – We All Need Love

D3 Gladys Knight And The Pips – It’s Time To Go Now

Reappearing Records will release Love Saves The Day: A History Of American Dance Music Culture 1970-1979 Part 1 on May 22nd, 2020.

Photo credits:

David Mancuso – Pat Bates

Francis Grasso – Steve D’Acqiusto

Nicky Siano & Larry Levan – Michael Gomes