Walter Gibbons, Tee Scott feature on The Men In The Glass Booth edit compilations

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  • Francois K, Jellybean Benitez and John Morales are also included on the BBE sets, out in January.
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  • A two-volume set of New York disco edits, The Men In The Glass Booth, is out on BBE in January. The Al Kent-curated compilations look back to a specific period in the mid-70s when dance floors developed a taste for the extended mix. The label explains that one of the edits on The Men In The Glass Booth, Walter Gibbons' mix of Double Exposure's "Ten Percent," was instrumental in this transition. That record, an early release on Salsoul Records, infused the Philly soul sound with a "percussive, bass-heavy depth that New York's DJs loved," according to the press release. "Salsoul became the first record label to make a 12-inch single available to Joe Public," BBE says, while also thrusting Gibbons into a recording studio, "gaining access to a world no DJ had been granted before." The 30 edits, including classics from the likes of John Morales, Tee Scott, Jellybean Benitez and Francois K, are spread across two five-LP sets and come with a 40-page book. Listen to the Walter Gibbons "Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit" of Double Exposure's "Ten Percent."
    Tracklist Part One 01. Leon Collins - I Just Wanna Say I Love You (John Luongo Remix) 02. Marboo - What About Love (Tony Gioe remix) 03. Double Exposure - Ten Per Cent (Walter Gibbons Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 04. Juggy Murray Jones - Inside America (Rick Gianatos Sunshine Disco Queen Acetate Edit) 05. Hot Ice - Dancing Free (John Luongo Remix) 06. The Sunshine Band - Black Water Gold (Sunshine Sound Edit) 07. The Salsoul Orchestra - Magic Bird Of Fire (François Kevorkian Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 08. The Salsoul Orchestra - It's Good For The Soul (Jay Negron Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 09. Double Exposure - My Love Is Free (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness Remix) 10. Fay Hauser - Reaching Out For Happiness (Jonathan Fearing Remix) 11. Love Symphony Orchestra - Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Tom Savarese Remix) 12. Ripple - The Beat Goes On And On (Jim Burgess Remix) 13. Ruby Andrews - I Wanna Be Near You (John Morales Sunshine Sound Acetate Edit) 14. TC James And The Fist O Funk Orchestra - I've Been Looking For Somebody (Walter Gibbons Remix) 15. Lake Shore Drive - The Disco Scene (Rick Gianatos Remix) 16. TC James And The Fist O Funk Orchestra - Bumpsie's Whipping Cream (Tom Savarese Remix) 17. Skip Mahoney - Janice (Don't Be So Blind To Love) (Bobby DJ Guttadaro Remix) Part Two 01. The Salsoul Orchestra - My Number's Up (Tee Scott Remix) 02. The Skyliners - The Love Bug (Done Bit Me Again) (David Todd Remix) 03. Aura - L.A. Sunshine (Robert Ouimet Remix) 04. Tony Valor Sound Orchestra - Love Has Come My Way (Jim Burgess Remix) 05. Sparkle Tuhran & Friends - Handsome Man (Bobby DJ Guttadaro Remix) 06. First Choice - Love Thang (Tee Scott Remix) 07. Kay Gees - Burn Me Up (Jellybean Benitez Edit) 08. Brooklyn Express - Love Is the Message (Tee Scott Remix) 09. Chain Reaction - Changes (Jellybean Benitez Remix) 10. John Gibbs And The Jam Band - J'Ouvert (Frank Sestito Remix) 11. Bunny Sigler - By The Way You Dance (I Knew It Was You) (Bobby DJ Guttadaro Remix) 12. The Salsoul Orchestra - It's Good For The Soul (Walter Gibbons Disco Madness version) 13. Gladys Knight & The Pips - It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Remix) BBE will release The Men In The Glass Booth Parts One and Two on January 27th, 2017.