Live at the Legendary Paradise Garage Live
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Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage live on in this most
excellent collection of garage classics. I only wish someone would compile some of Larry's mixes from 80 to 83-84 which would
lay aside all doubt as to who is the best D.J of all times...
Those of us who never made it to the Garage or heard Larry play live now have a chance to get a little taste of what made Larry and the Garage so influential, with the release of "Larry Levan Live at the Paradise Garage" from Strut Records/West End Records. While this 2.5 hour CD can't capture the spirit of Larry's legendary sets it comes pretty damn close.
Sampling the likes of Cher to the Supremes to Jermaine Jackson with music ranging in genre from pop to funk to soul, this CD is truly a testament to the gifted ease with which Larry could move a crowd and deliver his expressiveness and heart through music. Larry is famous for creating the perfect environment for his guests at the Garage, combining the music with the Garage's legendary sound system and lighting.
Once, while in the middle of a record, he ran out of the booth, grabbed a stepladder and proceeded to clean all six mirror balls while the record spun around in silence for half an hour. All of the club goers waited patiently for the man many of them worshipped as a God to finish up so he could get back to doing what he did best - playing music.
Story has it that he knew his crowd so well that from the booth he could point to a crowd of people sitting down and proceed to put on a record that would have them all out on the floor dancing in seconds.Read more ›
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I am not sure this is the correct image for the album, the artwork shown is from the strut release. The West End release that this is shows a picture of Larry Levan on it. Read morePublished on October 9, 2010 by PikeyD
When I first listened to this live tapes a couple of years ago, it just blew me away, the only thing I would like to know, why don't they bring out some more of this DJ mastermind... Read morePublished on October 2, 2005 by Gregor Bernard Reach
Larry Levan is nowadays acknowledged to be one of the great and more influential dj's of the 70's. This 2cd mix just ads to this. Read morePublished on September 28, 2000 by BP
A grand collection that will take you back to the heyday of the "G" to two parties, Thanksgiving Eve and Memorial Day in 1982. Read morePublished on July 28, 2000 by Samba Girl