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Funky Nassau: The Compass Point Story 1980-1986


  • 1. My Jamaican Guy (12") - Grace Jones
    2. Genius of Love (12") - Tom Tom Club
    3. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) - Talking Heads
    4. Obsession (The Nassau Mix) - Guy Cuevas
    5. Dance Sucker (Francois Kevorkian Mix) - Set the Tone
    6. Padlock (Larry Levan Mix) - Gwen Guthrie
    7. Don't Stop the Music - Bits & Pieces
    8. River Niger - Sly Dunbar
    9. Sun Is Shining - Lizzy Mercier Descloux
    10. You Rented a Space - Cristina
    11. Spasticus Autisticus - Ian Dury & the Seven Seas Players
    12. Whisper - Chaz Jankel
    13. Adventures in Success (Dub Cover) - Will Powers
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): STRUT-033

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    The production powerhouse of Sly & Robbie spent the better part of the 1970s creating the signature sound of mainstream reggae. When the '80s rolled around, many pop and dance acts were clamoring for the duo to inject some of their studio magic into a more radio-friendly format. FUNKY NASSAU: COMPASS POINT compiles highlights from their many excursions into quirky dance-floor pop. From stone-cold club classics by Tom Tom Club, Grace Jones, and Gwen Guthrie, to trashy punk-funk crossover acts like Cristina and Ian Dury, the collection underlines the unmistakable low-end funk and dub sound that is Sly & Robbie's alone.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.107) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Put it down to the location, the climate or the er, relaxed atmosphere, but artists ranging from Grace Jones to Talking Heads found their muse here, assisted by in-house rhythm section Sly & Robbie."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Taken together this set still sounds hand-finished compared to the industrially-produced dance sounds to
    URB (Magazine) (p.108) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "During the '80s, Compass Point was truly an extraordinary place and FUNKY NASSAU does a very good job of showing us why. From reggae and dub to post-punk and beyond, the diversity you'll find here is simply phenomenal."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Blackwell's vision couldn't ask for a better tribute than the intoxicating mix of reggae, disco, funk and rock on this compilation....This is a once in a lifetime era encapsulated..."
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