Isaac Hayes Movement - Disco Connection
Label: HBS - ABCD-923,ABC Records - ABCD-923 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Disco
Appearing under the aegis of Isaac Hayes Movement, 's instrumental Disco Connection was sandwiched in between the mightily successful Chocolate Chip and the tongue-in-cheeky Groove-a-Thonoutstanding albums which defined Hayes ' mid-'70s sound.
Disco Connection, however, foundered in comparison, but still proved a hit with the fans, easily slipping into the Top 20 early in Focusing on groovy brass and blistering guitars, the album is best represented by the title Let It Rip - Hoax - Brainstorm At Dawn, which Give Me My Love - Various - Baltic Soul Weekender #3 an up-tempo disco jam punctuated by Charles Pitts' mighty picking and sweeping strings.
Elsewhere, and especially on "Aruba" and "St. Thomas Square," the set slides effortlessly into Hayes ' unmistakably classic instrumental arrangements, which are so definitive and derivative of that Isaac Hayes Movement - Disco Connection . Disco Connection remains largely forgotten, though, as Hayes ' style slipped in and out of fashion.
This LP in particular was perhaps a little too easy on the ear with its light sounds and the lack of a blockbuster hit. But while it's true that there are far finer ways to experience Hayes in all his glory, Disco Connection remains a slick reminder of the finesse which drove the simple arrangements of guitar, strings, and brass to such sweeping ends.
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