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Larry Levan Live at the Paradise Garage

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Larry Levan Live at the Paradise Garage

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Larry Levan
genre:
Reissues

We gave it an A-

The late Larry Levan ruled New York City’s mythic Garage for 11 years until it closed in 1987, and this handsomely packaged double CD, Larry Levan Live at the Paradise Garage, recorded in 1979, is a rare document of ”the world’s greatest-ever DJ” mixing vintage disco tracks. Modern clubbers will be surprised to hear vocals, horns, strings, rough-cut segues — and miles more funky soul than most of the faceless, airbrushed trance that dominates today’s dance scene. Disco sucks? Time to rethink. A-

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