Journey Into Paradise "The Larry Levan Story" (Rhino)

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Our fascination with the legendary Paradise Garage and its musical mastermind Larry Levan will never die. Throughout his decade-long residency (1977-1987), the influential maestro became renowned for his notoriously adventurous DJ sets that fearlessly mined everything from Philadelphia soul, disco and punk to classic rock, Afro-Cuban, gospel and more to create a rapturous eclectic soundtrack that captivated and inspired a diverse legion of devotees. Larry was more than just a DJ; he was an adept storyteller whose music pioneered the house music revolution. This unmixed, 2-disc set assembles some of his most famous remixes, productions and dancefloor staples including: Taana Gardner "Heartbeat," David Joseph "You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)," Gwen Guthrie "It Should Have Been You," Peech Boys "Don't Make Me Wait" and Talking Heads “Once In A Lifetime.” While this only scratches the surface of Levan’s dynamic scope, it is a powerful reminder of his lasting musical legacy.

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