Various Artists - Blow Up A-Go-Go! Dancefloor Classics from the Legendary Blow Up Club

Blow Up A-Go-Go! Dancefloor Classics from the Legendary Blow Up Club

Various Artists

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 20 tracks £14.99
12" Vinyl Album 20 tracks £24.99

Description

Various Artists - Blow Up A-Go-Go! Dancefloor Classics from the Legendary Blow Up Club

CD and Double Vinyl LP - Original stock - very limited!*
This album is currently deleted but very limited stock of both formats are available exclusively from the Blow Up shop. This release is not available on digital (CD & Vinyl do not come with free download)

Limited original Blow Up A-Go-Go! poster also available

This album was released in November 1999 in conjunction with V2 Records as a collection of some of the classic tracks that have been essential to the sound and legend of the Blow Up club, and as a result the compilation has become legendary in its own right.

Covering Sixties Soul and R'nB, Dancefloor Jazz, Easy Listening, Northern Soul, Soundtracks, Gritty Hammond Grooves, and featuring classics both new and old that have filled the Blow Up Dancefloor over the years, Blow Up A-Go-Go! introduced such delights as The Quik's 60s mod classic 'Bert's Apple Crumble', The Kinks B-Side 'She's Got Everything', Jacques DuTronc's 'Le Responsable' and more to a much wider audience for the first time. Since its release, many of the tracks have become even more recognisable from their subsequent use on various TV adverts.

The compilation takes its title from the second track 'Blow Up A-Go-Go!' which was taken from another label compilation Blow Up presents Exclusive Blend Volume 2. The track was originally entitled 'Wild Elephants' (early pressings of Exclusive Blend list this original title) but was renamed as a thank-you after the track was picked up from the album and used by Gap jeans in their 'Khaki-A-Go-Go' 1999 TV ad campaign.

Reviews

"Blow Up has been punching above its weight ever since it opened in 1993... 20 storming tracks" Time Out

"An excellent introduction to the Blow Up sound" The Evening Standard

"London's famous Blow Up Club has been shaking dance floors on a weekly basis since the early 1990s. This collection will cause even the most cynical hips to shimmy" Amazon.co.uk

"20-track collection from Soho's acclaimed Blow Up club. Like the night itself, the album trips across the decades..." Q

"A delicious blend of the instantly familiar and obscure gems. The perfect getting-ready soundtrack for the discerning dancer" Mojo

Tracklisting

CD Album (VVR1010542)
  1. The Quik - Bert’s Apple Crumble
  2. James Clarke - Blow Up A-Go-Go!
  3. Georgie Fame - Somebody Stole My Thunder
  4. Soul Hooligan - Sweet Pea
  5. The Coasters - Love Potion No. 9
  6. Johnny Otis Show - Watts Breakway
  7. The Spencer Davis Group - I'm a Man
  8. Mongo Santamaria - Cloud Nine
  9. Incredible Bongo Band - Bongolia
  10. Buddy Huges Experience - Sahara 72
  11. The Karminsky Experience - Exploration
  12. Buddy Rich - The Beat Goes On
  13. Andy Williams - House of Bamboo
  14. Eddie Jefferson - Psychedelic Sally
  15. Edwin Starr - Twenty-Five Miles
  16. Shirley Ellis - Soul Time
  17. Jaques Dutronc - Le Responsible
  18. The Kinks - She's Got Everything
  19. Shadows Of Knight - Shake
  20. Big Boss Man - Humanize
12" Vinyl Album (VVR1010541)
  1. The Quik - Bert’s Apple Crumble
  2. James Clarke - Blow Up A-Go-Go!
  3. Georgie Fame - Somebody Stole My Thunder
  4. Soul Hooligan - Sweet Pea
  5. The Coasters - Love Potion No. 9
  6. Johnny Otis Show - Watts Breakway
  7. The Spencer Davis Group - I'm a Man
  8. Mongo Santamaria - Cloud Nine
  9. Incredible Bongo Band - Bongolia
  10. Buddy Huges Experience - Sahara 72
  11. The Karminsky Experience - Exploration
  12. Buddy Rich - The Beat Goes On
  13. Andy Williams - House of Bamboo
  14. Eddie Jefferson - Psychedelic Sally
  15. Edwin Starr - Twenty-Five Miles
  16. Shirley Ellis - Soul Time
  17. Jaques Dutronc - Le Responsible
  18. The Kinks - She's Got Everything
  19. Shadows Of Knight - Shake
  20. Big Boss Man - Humanize