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Funky Nassau - The Compass Point Story 1980-1986. Obsession (Nassau Mix). The Orchard Music (от лица компании "TRAD VIBE")" и другие авторские общества (1). Композиция. Padlock (Larry Levan Mix).

On a session-to-session basis, in slightly varying combinations, drummer Sly Dunbar, percussionist Uziah "Sticky" Thompson, bassist Robbie Shakespeare, keyboardist Wally Badarou, guitarists Barry Reynolds and Mikey Chung, and engineer Alex Sadkin made up the in-house team at Island founder Chris Blackwell's Compass Point, a studio located just outside Nassau in the Bahamas. As Blackwell recalls in David Katz's excellent liner notes to this set, titled Funky Nassau: The Compass Point Story 1980-1986, "I wanted a new, progressive sounding band.

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Play that funky music, white boy. Product Overview. Marvelling over a recording studio is like analysing the floorboards of The Globe, to try and figure out Shakespeare’s genius. Island boss Chris Blackwell’s legendary bolthole in the Bahamas is an obvious exception. 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. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese. Freewheeling and mischievous companion piece to the latest Dylan box set. Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Raconteurs, Woodstock and more star in the new Uncut.

She was paying respect to the in-house rhythm section of Compass Point studios, the Bahamas recording studio founded by Island records' Chris Blackwell. This compilation brings together tracks from the studio's most fertile period, when reggae musicians connected with artful pop bands and disco artists; the results translated well to hip New York dancefloors and often crossed over to the charts.

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During the early ’80s, the marketing term "world music” was coined to enable a number of next-generation styles of pop music from around the world to reach an aggregate audience. While the term is mostly untenable as a realistic musical description, the scene at Compass Point Studios in Nassau was one that inspired visions of global musical cooperation. Founded by then Island Records boss Chris Blackwell in 1977, it was a destination for the top acts in the world, such as the Rolling Stones and AC/DC.

0:03 Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy (12'' Version) 2. 7:14 Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love 3. 12:58 Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) 4. 18:53 Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Lady O K'pele 5. 21:27 Set The Tone - Dance Sucker (Francois Kevorkian Mix) 6. 27:51 Guy Cuevas - Obsession (Nassau Mix) 7. 33:55

Funky Nassau: The Compass. has been added to your Cart. During the 80's, 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. - URB Magazine, March 2008. Initially learnt about the album through Pandora playing the Talking Heads song.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Grace Jones My Jamaican Guy (12" Version)
Mixed By – Steven StanleyProducer – Alex Sadkin, Chris BlackwellWritten-By – Grace Jones
2 Tom Tom Club Genius Of Love (12" Version)
Producer – Chris Frantz, Steven Stanley, Tina WeymouthWritten-By – Adrian Belew, Chris Frantz, Steven Stanley, Tina Weymouth
3 Talking Heads Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Producer – Brian EnoWritten-By – Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
4 Guy Cuevas Obsession (Nassau Mix)
Producer – Le Chien JauneProducer [Additional Production], Remix – Francois Kevorkian*, Steven StanleyWritten-By – Guy Cuevas
5 Set The Tone Dance Sucker (Francois Kevorkian Mix)
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Francois Kevorkian*Written-By – Morgan*, Hyslop*
6 Gwen Guthrie Padlock (Larry Levan Mix)
Engineer – Steven StanleyProducer – Robbie ShakespeareProducer [Additional Production], Remix – Larry LevanWritten-By – Tamy Lester Smith*
7 Bits & Pieces Don't Stop The Music
Producer – Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare*, Tyrone DownieWritten-By – Alisa Peoples, Jonah Ellis, Lonnie Simmons
8 Sly Dunbar River Niger
Producer – Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare*Written-By – B.B. Dickerson, Charles Miller, Harold Brown, Howard Scott, Jerry Goldstein, Lee Oskar, Lonnie Jordan, Papa Dee Allen
9 Lizzy Mercier Descloux Sun Is Shining
10 Cristina You Rented A Space
Producer – Robert PalmerWritten-By – Robert Palmer
11 Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players Spasticus Autisticus (Version)
Producer – Chaz Jankel*, Ian Dury, Steven StanleyWritten-By – Chaz Jankel*, Ian Dury
12 Chaz Jankel* Feat. Laura Weymouth Whisper
Featuring – Laura WeymouthMixed By – Chaz Jankel*, Philip BagenalMixed By [Re-eq'd By] – Yam Who?Written By – TBCWritten-By – Chaz Jankel*
13 Will Powers Adventures In Success (Dub Copy)
Mixed By – Steven StanleyProducer – Lynn GoldsmithWritten-By – Gordon Sumner, Lynn Goldsmith, Robert Palmer

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Strut
  • Copyright (c) – Strut


  • Artwork [Package Design] – Matt Thame
  • Compiled By – Quinton Scott
  • Liner Notes – David Katz
  • Mastered By – Walter Coelho
  • Photography By – Alison Jarvis, Lynn Goldsmith


Promo CD with insert in plastic wallet.

Tracklisting is slightly different to final release (different Lizzy Mercier Descloux track & altered order).

This compilation (P)&(C) 2008
Strut is part of the !K7 label group
Made in USA

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  • Label Code: 07306

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STRUT033CD Various Funky Nassau - The Compass Point Story 1980-1986 ‎(CD, Comp) Strut STRUT033CD UK 2008

Various - Funky Nassau - The Compass Point Story 1980-1986 (Promo) FLAC album
Funky Nassau - The Compass Point Story 1980-1986 (Promo)
FLAC size:
1736 mb
MP3 size:
1230 mb
WMA size:
1546 mb
Leftfield, New Wave, Dub, Disco
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