30/09/2020: “Dancing (Roger Thornhill edit)” by Tru Tones

As with many modern disco edits, it’s not always easy to put your finger on the precise changes. In this case, as with many other revamps, things are cleaned up, reorganised, and generally made more dancefloor friendly.

The original was brilliant – this is simply sublime. The twanging bassline, the exuberant brass, the laid back guitar, the lush strings, the spritely piano… there’s not a note out of place.

Tru Tones were a disco band from St Lucia, active in the 70s. Their cut of the song was released in 1980, on Power Struggle.

Roger Thornhill’s version was released as a single in 2015, but also appeared on Culture of Soul Records’ 2016 compilation of old school Caribbean disco, Tropical Disco Hustle, Volume Two.

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