2LP released: Jun 30, 2023

1. Helplessly - Moment Of Truth
2. After You've Had Your Fling - The Intrepids
3. Welcome To The Club - Blue Magic
4. I Can't Move No Mountains - Margie Joseph
5. Supernatural Thing Part 1 - Ben E King
6. Mellow Me - Faith, Hope & Charity
7. Georgia's After Hours - Richard "popcorn" Wylie
8. Date With The Rain - Eddie Kendricks
9. Just As Long As We're Together - Gloria Scott
10. Wendy Is Gone - Ronnie Mcneir
11. Got To Get You Back - Sons Of Robin Stone
12. Night Of The Wolf (Tema Del Lupo) - Ivano Fossati
13. Good Things Don't Last Forever - Ecstasy, Passion & Pain
14. Tell Me What You Want - Jimmy Ruffin
15. Keep It Up - Betty Everett
16. Free & Easy - Satyr
17. Each Morning I Wake Up - Major Harris
18. It's The Same Old Story - Act I
19. You Can't Hide Love - Creative Source
20. The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy - John Gary Williams
21. If That's The Way You Feel - White Heat
22. Wake Up Everybody - Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes
Cat No: XXQLP2119
Barcode: 29667016810
Packaging: 2LP

Before there was Saturday Night Fever there was underground
disco. DJs across America went out and found the music to
play; dancers went out and found the clubs. At this point, in
the early seventies, the disco was the venue and not a genre of
" By the time Nik Cohn's short story Tribal Rites of the New
Saturday Night was published by New York magazine in June
1976, disco was the biggest genre of music on the charts and
was about to get bigger still, becoming an all-enveloping
cultural phenomenon. Cohn sold the film rights to Robert
Stigwood, and his classic club yarn became Saturday Night
" "Tribal Rites Of The New Saturday Night" is the soundtrack to
Cohn's story, where disco began; a 1975 score for the
underground clubs of Brooklyn and Queens that played R&B,
soul and Latin beats to people who lived for the weekend.
" Bob Stanley has put this collection together, sourcing what
was actually played in Brooklyn discos in 1974 and 1975. Only
a few specific records were mentioned in Cohn's feature, but
two of them - Ben E King's 'Supernatural Thing Part 1' and
Harold Melvin's 'Wake Up Everybody' - were cosmically great
and both are included here, alongside underground favourites
like Moment Of Truth's Four Tops-like 'Helplessly' and Gloria
Scott's Barry White-produced modern soul classic 'Just As
Long As We're Together'. Ivano Fossati's incredible 'Night Of
The Wolf' has fans in northern soul, disco and prog circles.
" Without Cohn's original story, it's quite possible that disco
would have remained an underground phenomenon - "Tribal
Rites Of The New Saturday Night" paints a scene in full flower.
Saturday Night Fever would eventually, if unintentionally,
wreck the underground nature of this scene, and clubs like
Studio 54 would destroy the democracy of the party, but for
two or three years the scene was largely undocumented and
magical. This album is the sound of disco before it was