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Jungle Music

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2010 archive collection of edits by New York remix innovator Walter Gibbons, one of the most important and unheralded DJ/remixers in New York Dance music history. Gibons was a pioneer of reel to reel edits and the art of the remix and a tangible link between early Hip Hop and Disco through his quickfire turntable skills developed during the mid-'70s. At his famed residency at Galaxy 21 (alongside a then young percussionist, Francois Kevorkian), Gibbons perfected his turntable prowess, mixing two copies of records seamlessly at a similar time to Kool Herc's famed block parties across town in the Bronx in 1975. Walter Gibbons found religion and had stopped producing by 1986, although he continued to DJ with a much heavier slant towards gospel. He died of AIDS-related illness in 1994.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sun... Sun... Sun... (Jakki)
  2. Ten Percent (Double Exposure)
  3. Get Up On Your Feet (TC James & The Fist O'Funk Orchestra)
  4. It's A Better Than Good Time (Gladys Knight)
  5. Magic Bird Of Fire (Salsoul Orchestra)
  6. You Are My Love (Sandy Mercer)
  7. Doin The Best That I Can (Bettye Lavette)

Disc: 2

  1. See Through (Arthur Russell)
  2. Go Bang (Dinosaur L)
  3. Set It Off (Strafe)
  4. I've Been Searching (Arts & Craft)
  5. Moon Maiden (Luv You Madly Orchestra)
  6. 4 Ever My Beat (Stetsasonic)
  7. Set It Off (Harlequin Fours)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 17, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • ASIN: B003NDS3YQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,761 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Frierson on August 30, 2010
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In my view, Just because an album or a song is a million seller, doesn't necessarily mean it's a great piece of musical work. The same rule should apply to underground music as the songs on Walter Gibbons Jungle Music proves that just because they're rare; it doesn't necessarily mean that they're lost gems. This compilation is an example of how the underground music industry has reduced itself into extending accolades onto unknown artists just for the sake of it.

Walter Gibbons is believed to be a pioneer in the dance world because of his mixing techniques and his use of reel to reel edits. The fact that he was in the middle of the disco boom of the late 70's and shared prestige among peers that included Larry Levan and Nicky Siano was enough to sell on me on buying this album- and the inclusion of the underground disco classic "Sun... Sun ...Sun" by Jakki was icing on the cake. I also have a couple of his edits on a Salsoul anthology I own and they sound great! When I received this album, I anxiously put it on and needless to say, I was greatly disappointed.

While many dance collectors have mixed feelings about Jakki's "Sun... Sun... Sun", it's actually the shiniest gem on this otherwise pedestrian set of underground dance songs from the late 70's and early 80's. Throughout the egregious three hours you'll spend listening to this anthology -given if you got the patience to sit through it, all you get is primitive mixing and editing of underground disco songs over muddled sound quality- which is unusual for Strut records given the other dance anthologies they've released with quality and care for the sound. His take on Ten Percent is inferior to the legendary Tom Moulton Mix, "Get on Your Feet" meanders on for over 12 minutes with no prominent breaks in the mix.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory L. Soto on May 23, 2011
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Some of the remixes I enjoyed (Salsoul Orchestra), others, not so much. I can see, however, how these mixes would have had an impact on the dancefloors back in the day, and even now, but Walter Gibbons was definitely not concerned with the casual or "home" listener. That's not a criticism, since he knew who his audience was.
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Some Remixers commissioned did no justice for remix. Dancers or house heads need the special touch that makes a record appealable to other DJs. Could be the pressing, but not enough depth in most cuts... and is lackluster throughout. Gladys Knight-It's A Better Than Good Time" deserved a better pressing for sure. Face it, punch isn't all bongo rhythms it's about the feeling the bottom in the sound. Bettye LaVette vocals ain't forward enough and appeared recorded from a record to disc. The Dinosaur L - Go Bang version should have stayed unreleased. Save your money.
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By Darren Davis on September 19, 2015
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