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1000 Larry Levan Paradise Garage (1976-1987)



  52nd Street - Cool As Ice 1983

  52nd Street - Tell Me (How It Feels) (12") 1986

  80's Ladies - Turned On To You 1981

  Adele Bertei - Build Me A Bridge 1983

  Adiche - Get Ready (12") 1985

  Advance - Take Me To The Top 1983

  Affinity - Don't Go Away 1983

  Al Hudson - If You Feel Like Dancing 1977

  Aleem - Confusion (12") 1985

  Aleem - Love's On Fire (12") 1986

  Aleem - Release Yourself 1984

  Alexander Robotnick - Problemes D'Amour (12") 1985

  Alfie - Star (12") 1985

  Alfie Silas - A Puppet To You (LP or 12") 1982

  Alfie Silas - Communicate (LP Cut) 1982

  Alfredo De La Fe - Hot To Trot 1977 Alfredo De La Fe

  Alicia Myers - I Want To Thank You (LP) 1982

  Alma Faye - Don't Fall In Love 1979

  Alma Faye - It's Over (12" ext. mix) 1979

  Alma Faye - Stop, I Don't Need No Sympathy 1977

  AM-FM - You Are The One 1982

  Amii Stewart - I'm Gonna Get Your Love 1982

  Andrea True - NY, You Got Me Dancing 1977

  Andrea True - What's Your Name, What's Your Number 1977

  Ann Margret - Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes (Larry played Instr. 1981)

  Anthony & The Camp - What I Like (12") 1986

  Anthony White - Block Party (Inst.) 1977

  Archie Bell - Anytime Is Right 1981

  Aretha Franklin - Freeway Of Love (12") 1985

  Aretha Franklin - Get It Right 1983

  Aretha Franklin - Who's Zooming Who (12") 1985

  Arpeggio - Love & Desire 1979

  Ashford & Simpson - Don't Cost You Nothin' 1978

  Ashford & Simpson - Outta The World (12") 1985

  Ashford & Simpson - Stay Free (LP) 1979

  Atlantis - Keep On Movin' & Groovin' 1982

  Atmosphere - Atmosphere Strut 1976

  Atmosphere - Dancing In Outer Space 1981

  Atmosphere - Disco Juice 1976

  Atmosphere - Spaced Out 1976

  Attitude - Love Me Tonight 1983

  Aurra - Checking You Out 1982 Salsoul

  Aurra - Make Up Your Mind 1981

  Ava Cherry - You Never Loved Me 1980

  B Beat Girls - For The Same Man 1982

  B.T. Taylor - You Can't Have Your Cake (& Eat It Too) 1982

  Baby'0 - In The Forest 1980

  Bad Girls - Too Through 1981

  Bananarama - Cruel Summer (12" Mix) 1984

  Barbara Fowler - Come And Get My Lovin' 1984

  Barbara Mason - Another Man 1984

  Barbara Pennington - 24 Hours A Day (12" Vers.) 1977

  Barbara Streisand - Promises (LP) 1981

  Basement Boys - Love Don't Live Here Anymore 1987

  BBCS&A - Rock Shock 1982

  Bell & James - Livin' It Up 1978

  Ben E. King - Music Trance 1980

  Bert Reid - Groovin' With You (Levan 12" Mix) 1984

  Betty Wright - One Step Up, Two Steps Back 1984

  Beverly Johnson - Can't You Feel It (LP) 1979

  Bill Brandon - We Fell In Love While Dancing 1978

  Billie - Nobody's Bizness 1983 Fleetwood rds

  Billy Frazier - Billy Who? 1980

  Billy Nichols - Give Your Body Up To The Music 1979

  Billy Ocean - Love Zone (12") 1986

  Billy Ocean - Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) (12" Remix) 1981

  Billy Ocean - Stay The Night (12" Vers.) 1981

  Bionic Boogie - Risky Changes 1978

  Black Ivory - Mainline (12") 1979 P Adams and L Burgess

  Black Light Orchestra - Touch Me, Take Me 1977

  Black Mamba - Vicious (Levan 12" Mix) 1984 Garage rds

  Blackbyrds - Happy Music 1976 Donald Byrd

  Blackwell - Boogie Down & Mess Around 1978

  Blancmanage - Feel Me 1982

  Blaze - If You Should Need A Friend (12") 1987

  Blondie - Rapture 1981

  Bo Kool - Love Money 1982

  Bob-A-Rela - Spend The Night 1979

  Bob-A-Rela - Stop 1979

  Bobbettes - Love Rhythm 1981

  Bobby Thurston - Check Out This Groove 1980

  Bobby Thurston - You Got What It Takes 1980

  Bohannon - Let's Start The Dance 1978

  Boney M - Daddy Cool 1977

  Bonnie Boyer - Got To Give In To Love 1979

  Booker T - Don't Stop Your Love (12" Remix) 1981

  Boris Badenough - Hey Rocky (12") 1986

  Brainstorm - Hot For You 1979

  Brainstorm - Lovin' Is Really My Game 1977

  Brainstorm - We're On Our Way Home 1978

  Brass Construction - Can You See The Light (12" or LP) 1982

  Brass Construction - Changin' 1976

  Brass Construction - Give & Take (12") 1985

  Brass Construction - Walkin' The Line (12") 1983

  Brass Construction - We Can Do It 1980

  Brecker Brothers - Don't Stop The Music 1977

  Brenda & Tabulations - Let's Go All The Way (Down) 1977

  Brenda & Tabulations - Superstar 1977

  Brenda Gooch - You And I Together 1980

  Bruce Johnson - Pipeline 1979

  Bruni Pagan - Fantasy 1979 Patrick Adams on .... Vanguard

  Bruni Pagan - Lovers (LP) 1979

  Buffalo Smoke - Stubborn Kind Of Fellow 1978

  Bumble Bee Unlimited - Love Bug (Original Red Greg 12") 1976

  Bunny Sigler - By The Way You Dance 1978

  CJ & Co - Devil's Gun 1977

  C-Bank - One More Shot 1983 John Robie

  C-Brand - Wired For Games 1982

  Cameron - All That's Good To Me 1981

  Cameron - Boogie's Gonna Get Ya 1981

  Cameron - Let's Get It Off 1980

  Cameron - The Magic Of You 1980

  Candi Staton - When You Wake Up Tomorrow 1979

  Candido - Dancin' & Prancin' 1979 Salsoul

  Candido - Jingo 1979 Salsoul

  Candido - Thousand Fingerman 1979 Salsoul

  Capricorn - Capricorn 1980

  Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can't Stand It) 1983

  Captain Rapp - I Can't Stand It (12" - 2nd Press) 1986

  Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way (12") 1987

  Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way (Orig. Motown 12") 1978

  Carly Simon - Why 1982 Atlantic WEA

  Carol Douglas - You're Not So Hot (12" or LP Vers.) 1983

  Carol Hahn - Do Your Best 1982

  Carol Williams - Can't Get Away From Your Love 1982

  Carol Williams - No One Can Do It Like You 1981

  Carol Williams - You've Reached The Bottom Line (12") 1983

  Carolyn Harding - Gonna Get Your Love (12") 1985

  Carolyn Harding - Memories (12") 1986

  Carolyn Harding - Moving On (12") 1987

  Carolyn Porter - I Said It And I Meant It (12") 1987

  Carrie Lucas - I Gotta Keep Dancin (Original Vers.) 1977

  Cat Stevens - Was Dog A Doughnut 1977

  Celi Bee - Superman 1977

  Central Line - Don't Tell Me 1981

  Central Line - Walking Into Sunshine (12" Levan Remix) 1981

  Cerrone - Cerrone's Paradise 1977

  Cerrone - Je Suis Music 1978

  Cerrone - Supernature 1978

  Cerrone - Take Me 1977

  Cerrone feat. Jocelyn Brown - Cherry Tree 1980

  Chaka Khan - I Know You, I Live You (LP) 1981

  Chaka Khan - Tearin' It Up (12" Levan Remix) 1983

  Change - Paradise 1981

  Change - The Very Best In You 1982

  Change - This Is Your Time 1983

  Chantel Curtis - Get Another Love 1979

  Chantel Curtis - Hit Man (LP) 1979

  Charlie Calello Orchestra - Sing Sing Sing 1979

  Charo - Dance A Little Bit Closer 1977 Salsoul

  Chas Jankel - Glad To Know You 1982

  Chemise - She Can't Love You 1981

  Cher - Take Me Home 1979

  Cheri - Small Town Lover 1983

  Cheri - Star Struck 1982

  Cheryl Lynn - In The Night 1981

  Cheryl Lynn - Keep It Hot (12") 1979

  Cheryl Lynn - Love Bomb 1979

  Cheryl Lynn - Star Love 1977

  Cheryl Lynn - You Saved My Day 1978

  Cheyne - Call Me Mr. Telephone (12") 1985

  Chi-Lites - My First Mistake 1977

  Chic - Chic Cheer 1978

  Chicago - Street Player (12" Mix) 1979

  Chip E. - Like This (12") 1985

  Chocolette - It's That East Street Beat (12") 1985

  Choice 4 - Come Down To Earth 1977

  Circle City Band - Magic 1983

  Circuit - A Little Help From My Friends (12") 1985

  Circuit - Release The Tension 1984

  Cissy Houston - Think It Over 1978

  Citispeak - I Don't Need Your Handouts 1984

  Citispeak - Rock To Rock 1983

  CJ & Co - We Got Our Own Thing 1977

  Class Action - Weekend (12" Levan Remix) 1981

  Claudja Barry - Down & Counting (12") 1986

  Claudja Barry - Johnny Please Come Home 1978

  Claudja Barry - Sweet Dynamite 1977

  Clausell - Don't Let It Be Crack (12") 1986

  Coffee - Purpose (LP) 1982

  Colonel Abrams - How Soon We Forget (12" Remix) 1987

  Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonna Let (12") 1986

  Colonel Abrams - Music Is The Answer 1984

  Colonel Abrams - Over & Over (12") 1986

  Colonel Abrams - Speculation (12") 1985

  Colonel Abrams - Trapped (12") 1985

  Colors - Am I Gonna Be The One (12" Dub Vers.) 1983

  Colors - Pay Me Back My Love (12") 1986

  Columbus Circle - If You Read My Mind 1982

  Conquest - Give It To Me 1981

  Conversion - Let's Do It 1981 --> Leroy Burgess

  Conversion - Sweet Thing 1982

  Cookie - You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover 1982

  Cory Daye - Pow Wow 1978

  Crown Heights Affair - Dancin' 1977

  Crown Heights Affair - Don't Wanna Change You 1980

  Crown Heights Affair - I See The Light 1980

  Crown Heights Affair - Say A Prayer For Two 1978

  Cuba Gooding - Happiness Is Just Around The Bend 1983

  Cultural Vibe - Mind Games (12") 1986

  Curtis Hairston - I Want You (All Tonight) 1983

  Curtis Hairston - I Want You All Tonight (12") 1985

  Curtis Hairston - We All Are One 1984

  Curtis Mayfield - Tell Me (How Ya Liked To Be Loved) 1979

  Curtis Mayfield - What Is My Woman For? 1979

  D Train - Keep On 1982 Prelude

  D Train - Music 1983 Prelude

  D Train - Walk On By 1982 Prelude

  D Train - You're The One For Me 1981 Prelude

  D.C. LaRue - Cathedrals 1977

  D.C. LaRue - Let Them Dance 1978

  D.D. Sounds - Cafe 1978

  Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You (Levan 12" Remix) 1984

  Dan Hartman - Love Strong 1979

  Dan Hartman - Relight My Fire 1978

  Dan Hartman - We Are The Young (Levan 12" Remix) 1984

  David Bowie - Let's Dance (12") 1983

  David Christie - Don't Stop Me, I Like It 1978

  David Williams - Come On Down, Boogie People 1977

  Dazz Band - Let It All Blow (12" Mix) 1984

  Debbie Jacobs - Don't You Want My Love 1979

  Dee Dee Bridgewater - Bad For Me (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Dee Edwards - Put Your Love On The Line 1980

  Delegation - Heartache No. 9 1980

  Denise McCann - Tattoo Man 1976

  Dennis Coffey - Wings Of Fire 1977

  Denroy Morgan - Happy Feeling 1982

  Deodato - Are You For Real 1984

  Deodato - Keep It In The Family (LP) 1982

  Deodato - Keep On Movin' 1982

  Deodato - Night Cruiser 1980

  Deodato - Whistle Bump 1978

  Desmond Child & Rouge - Our Love Is Insane (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Dexter Wansel - Disco Lights 1977 PIR

  Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars

  Dhar Braxton - Jump Back (12") 1986 Sleeping Bag rds

  Diamond Touch - Love Line (12") 1985

  Diana Ross - Love Hangover 1976

  Diana Ross - Once In The Morning (LP) 1979

  Diana Ross - That's How You Start Over (LP) 1983

  Diana Ross - Work That Body (12" Version) 1982

  Dianne Marie - I've Waited Much Too Long 1982

  Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again 1978 Sire rds

  Dinosaur L - Corn Belt (Levan Mix; Comp. LP) 1986

  Dinosaur L - Go Bang 1983 Sleeping Bag rds

  Direct Current - Everybody Here Must Party 1979

  Don Ray - Got To Have Loving 1978

  Don Ray - Standing In The Rain 1978

  Donald Byrd - Love Has Come Around 1981

  Donald Fagen - New Frontier 1982

  Donna McGhee - It Ain't No Big Thing 1979

  Donna Summer - Bad Girls 1979

  Donna Summer - Hot Stuff 1979

  Donna Washington - 'Scuse Me, While I Fall In Love 1981 Salsoul

  Double Exposure - Every Man Has Got To Carry His Own Weight 1976

  Double Exposure - I Declare War 1978 Salsoul

  Double Exposure - I Got The Hots For You (12" Mix) 1979

  Double Exposure - My Love Is Free 1977 Salsoul

  Double Exposure - Ten Percent 1976 Salsoul

  Dynamic Superiors - Nowhere To Run 1977

  Earons - Land Of Hunger 1984

  Earth, Wind & Fire - Side By Side (LP) 1983

  Eastbound Expressway - Never Let Go 1979

  Ecstacy, Passion & Pain - If You Want Me 1981

  Ecstacy, Passion & Pain - Touch And Go 1976

  Eddie Drennon - Would You Dance To My Music 1977

  Eddie Kendricks - Ain't No Smoke Without Fire 1978

  Eddie Kendricks - Goin' Up In Smoke 1976

  Eddy Grant - Living On The Frontline 1978

  Eddy Grant - Nobody's Got Time 1980

  Eddy Grant - Walking On Sunshine (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Eddy Rosemond - Funk It 1979

  Edgar Winter Group - Above & Beyond 1979

  Ednah Holt - Serious, Serious Space Party (Levan 12" Mix) 1981

  Edwin Birdsong - Rapper Dapper Snapper 1980

  El Coco - Cocomotion 1977

  El Coco - Dancing In Paradise 1978

  El Coco - Let's Get It Together 1976

  Eleanor Mills - Mr. Right (12") 1987

  Electric Mind - Zwei 1983

  Eloise Whitaker - Don't Turn Your Back On Me 1981

  Empire - Freakman 1981

  Empress - Dyin' To Be Dancin' 1981 Prelude rds

  Empress - Take A Risk 1982 Prelude rds

  Erasure - Sometimes (12" Remix) 1987

  Erotic Drum Band - Plug Me To Death 1978

  ESG - Moody 1981 99 rds

  Esther Williams - I'll Be Your Pleasure (Levan Remix 12" or LP) 1981

  Esther Williams - You Gotta Let Me Show You 1976

  Evelyn King - Your Personal Touch (12"/LP) 1985

  Evelyn Thomas - Heartless (12") 1985

  Exodus - Together Forever 1979

  Expose - Let Me Be The One (12" Remix) 1987

  Extras - Haven't Been Funked Enough 1979

  Faith, Hope & Charity - You're My Piece Of Mind (Ext. 12" 1976

  Fancy - Come Inside (12" Mix) 1984

  Fantastic 4 - Got To Have Your Love 1977

  Fantastic Aleems - Hooked On Your Love 1980

  Fantasy - You're Too Late 1981

  Farley Funk - Love Can't Turn Around (12" Dub Mix) 1986

  Farm Boy - Move (12") 1986

  Fat Larry's Band - Act Like You Know 1982

  Fat Larry's Band - Lookin' For Love 1979

  Fatback Band - I Found Lovin' 1983

  Fatback Band - Is This The Future (12" Vers.) 1983

  Fatback Band - Spanish Hustle 1976

  Fatback Band - Take It Anyway You Want It 1981

  Fatback Band - The Girl Is Fine 1983

  Feel - I'd Like To 1982

  Feel - Let's Rock Over & Over Again 1982

  Fern Kinney - Groove Me 1979

  Final Edition - Betcha Can't Love Just Once 1980

  Fingers, Inc. - Can You Feel It (Comp. LP) 1987

  Fingers, Inc. - Mystery Of Love (12") 1987

  Fingers, Inc. - Never No More Lonely (LP) 1987

  First Choice - Breakaway 1980 Salsoul rds

  First Choice - Doctor Love 1977 Goldmind rds

  First Choice - Double Cross (Levan Remix) 1979

  First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (Remix) 1982

  First Choice - Love Thang 1978 Goldmind rds

  First Love - Don't Say Goodnight 1980

  Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone 1979

  Flakes - Sugar Frosted Lover 1980

  Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies (12" Remix) 1987

  Flower - Classical Love 1979

  Fonda Rae - Heobah 1983 Posse rds

  Fonda Rae - Over Like A Fat Rat 1982 Vanguard rds

  Foxy - Tena's Song 1978

  France Joli - Gonna Get Over You 1982 Prelude rds

  France Joli - The Heart To Break The Heart 1980 Prelude rds

  Fred Fowler - Girl You Need A Change Of Mind (12") (Kendricks Remake) 1986

  Freda Payne - I'll Do Anything For You (12" Vers.) 1978

  Freda Payne - Love Magnet 1977

  Free Life - There's Something Better 1979

  Freeez - I.O.U. 1983

  Fresh Band - Come Back Lover 1984

  Frida - I Know There's Something Goin' On 1982

  Frisky - You Got Me Dancing In My Sleep 1979

  Aretha Franklin - Jump To It 1983

  Front Page Orchestra - Love Insurance 1979

  Frontline Orchestra - Don't Turn Your Back On Me 1981

  Full Circle - Workin' Up A Sweat (12") 1986

  Full House - Communicate (12") 1986

  Funk Deluxe - This Time 1984

  Funk Fusion Band - Can You Feel It 1982

  Funkapolitan - As Time Goes By 1982

  Gary Criss - Rio De Janiero 1978 Salsoul rds

  Gary's Gang - Let's Love Dance Tonight 1979

  Gayle Adams - Love Fever (12") 1981

  Gayle Adams - Stretchin' Out 1980

  Gayle Adams - You Brought It On Yourself 1980

  Gayle Adams - Your Love Is A Life Saver 1980

  Gaz - Sing Sing 1978 Salsoul rds

  Gene Chandler - Get Down 1978

  Gene Dunlap - Take My Love 1981

  General Johnson - Can't Nobody Love Me Like You Do 1978

  George Duke - I Want You For Myself 1979

  George Kranz - Din Daa Daa (Original 12" Mix) 1984

  George McCrae - Love In Motion 1977

  Geraldine Hunt - Can't Fake The Feeling 1980

  Gibson Brothers - Cuba 1979

  Gibson Brothers - Oh What A Life 1980

  Gino Soccio - Hold Tight 1981

  Gino Soccio - I Wanna Take You There Now 1980

  Gino Soccio - It's Alright 1982

  Gino Soccio - Try It Out 1981

  Gino Soccio - You Move Me (LP) 1982

  Gino Soccio - Dancer 1979

  Giorgio - I Wanna Rock You 1979

  Girls Can't Help It - Baby Doll 1982

  Gladys Knight & The Pips - Save The Overtime For Me (12" Vers.) 1983

  Gladys Knight - It's A Better Than Good Time 1978

  Gladys Knight - Love Is Always On Your Mind 1977

  Glass - Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat 1982 West End rds

  Gloria Gaynor - Let's Make A Deal 1976

  Gloria Gaynor - Let's Mend What's Been Broken (LP or 12") 1981

  Goldie Alexander - Show You My Love 1982

  Goody Goody - It Looks Like Love 1978

  Goody Goody - Let Me Work On You 1982

  Grace Jones - Do Or Die 1978

  Grace Jones - Don't Mess With The Messer 1979

  Grace Jones - Feel Up (Levan Remix) 1982

  Grace Jones - I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect For You) (12") 1986

  Grace Jones - La Vie En Rose 1977

  Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy 1978

  Grace Jones - Nipple To The Bottle 1982

  Grace Jones - On Your Knees 1979

  Grace Jones - Pull Up To The Bumper 1981

  Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm/The Fashion Show/Ladies & Gentlemen

  Grace Jones - Sorry 1976

  Grace Jones - Warm Leatherette 1980

  Greg Phillinganes - Behind The Mask (12") 1985

  Gregg Diamond - Danger 1979

  Gregg Diamond - Star Cruising 1978

  Grey & Hanks - Dancin' 1979

  Gunchback Boogie Band - Funn 1982

  Gwen Guthrie - Hopscotch (LP Version) 1983

  Gwen Guthrie - It Should Have Been You 1982

  Gwen Guthrie - Outside In The Rain (Levan 12" Remix) 1986

  Gwen Guthrie - Padlock (Levan Remix - EP) 1985

  Gwen Guthrie - Peanut Butter (LP Version; Levan remix released in 1985) 1983

  Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven (LP Version) 1983

  Gwen Guthrie - Seventh Heaven/Getting Hot/Peanut Butter (Levan Remix - EP) 1985

  Gwen Guthrie - They Long To Be Close To You (Levan 12" Remix) 1987

  Gwen Guthrie - Ticket To Ride (Levan 12" Remix) 1987

  Gwen McCrae - Funky Sensation 1981

  Gwen McCrae - Poyson 1981

  Hanson & Davis - I'll Take You On (12" Levan Mix) 1986

  Hanson & Davis - Tonight (Love Will Make It Right) (12" Dub Mix) 1985

  Harlequin Fours - Set It Off (12" - female version) 1985

  Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F (12") 1985

  Harvey Mason - Groovin' You 1979 Arista rds

  Heaven & Earth - I Really Love You 1981

  Heaven 17 - Let Me Go 1983

  Herbie Hancock - Tell Everybody 1979

  Hercules - Seven Ways To Jack (12"/Comp. LP) 1986

  Hi-Gloss - You'll Never Know 1981

  Hindsight - Stand Up (12" Remix) 1987

  Hot Cuisine - Who's Been Kissing You 1981

  House People - Godfather Of House (12") 1986

  Hugh Masekela - Don't Go Lose It, Baby 1984

  I Level - Give Me 1981

  I Level - Minefield 1981

  Ian Dury - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 1978

  Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful 1978

  Ian Dury - Spasticus (Autisticus) 1981

  Idris Muhammed - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This 1977

  Imagination - Burnin' Up 1983

  Imagination - Changes 1983

  Imagination - Instinctual (12" Remix) 1987

  Imagination - Just An Illusin 1983

  Imagination - Looking At Midnight (12") 1983

  Imagination - State Of Love 1983

  In-Sync - Sometimes Love Lets You Down (12") 1987

  Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life 1983

  Inner City Jam Band - What I Did For Love 1977

  Inner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Garage Mix) 1981

  Inner Life - I'm Caught Up 1979 Prelude rds

  Inner Life - Let's Change It Up (12") 1985

  Inner Life - Make It Last Forever (Levan Remix) 1981

  Inner Life - Moment Of My Life 1982

  Instant Funk - Body Shine (Levan Remix) 1979

  Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (Levan Remix) 1979

  Instant Funk - Just Because You'll Be Mine 1983

  Instant Funk - Slap, Slap, Lickedy Lap (Levan Mix) 1979

  Instant Funk - Why Don't You Think About Me 1979

  Intrigue - Fly Girl (12") 1985

  Invisible Man's Band - All Night Thing 1980

  Isaac Hayes - I Ain't Never 1980

  Isaac Hayes - Moonlight Lovin' 1978

  Isley Brothers - Harvest For The World 1976

  Isley Brothers - Inside You (12" or LP) 1981

  J.M. Silk - I Can't Turn Around (12") 1987

  J.M. Silk - Let The Music Take Control (12") 1987

  J.M. Silk - Music Is The Key (12") 1985

  J.R. Funk & Love Machine - Feel Good, Party Time 1980

  Jackie Moore - How's Your Love Life Baby (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Jacksons - The Hurt (LP Cut) 1984

  Jago - Are You Going To Go 1983

  Jaki Graham - Set Me Free (12" Remix) 1987

  Jakki - Sun Sun Sun 1976

  Jamaica Boys - Spend Some Time (12" Remix) 1987

  Jamaica Girls - Need Somebody New (12" Levan Remix) 1981

  Jamaica Girls - On The Move (12") 1986

  Jamaica Girls - Rock The Beat 1982

  James Brown - It's Too Funky In Here (12") 1979

  James Brown - Living In America (12") 1985

  James Wells - My Claim To Fame 1979

  James Wells - True Love Is My Destiny 1978

  Jammers - And You Know That 1982

  Jammers - Be Mine Tonight 1983 Salsoul rds

  Jan Leslie Holmes - I'm Your Superman (12" Disco Mix Version) 1984

  Janet Jackson - What Have You Done For Me Lately (12") 1986

  Janice Christie - Heat Stroke (Levan 12" Mix) 1986

  Janice Christie - My Love Is Money 1984

  Janice Christie - One Love (12") 1985

  Janice Christie - Taking Me For Granted (12") 1987

  Janice McClain - Smack Dab In The Middle (Levan Remix) 1980

  Jean Carn - Time Waits For No One 1976

  Jean Carn - Was That All It Was (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Jeanette "Lady" Day - Come Let Me Love You 1981

  Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body (12"/Comp. LP) 1987

  Jeff Lorber - Step By Step (12") 1985

  Jeffrey Osborne - New Love 1982

  Jeffrey Osborne - Plane Love (Levan 12" Remix) 1984

  Jeffrey Osborne - The Borderlines (Levan 12" Remix) 1984

  Jennifer Holliday - Hard Times For Lovers (Ext. 12") 1985

  Jennifer Holliday - No Frills Love (Ext. 12") 1985

  Jenny Burton - Bad Habits (12"/LP) 1985

  Jenny Burton - Remember What You Like 1983

  Jimmy Bo Horne - Is It In 1980

  Jimmy Bo Horne - Spank 1979

  Jimmy BoHorne - Let's Do It (12") 1985

  Jimmy Cliff - Peace Officer (Dub 12" Version) 1982

  Jimmy Ross - First True Love Affair (Levan 12" Mix) 1981

  Jimmy Ruffin - Falling In Love With You 1977

  Jimmy Sabater - To Be With You 1976

  Jimmy Williams - All Of My Lovin' 1983

  Joan Armatrading - Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart) (12") 1986

  Jocelyn Brown - Love's Gonna Get Ya (12") 1985

  Joe Church - Don't You Wanna Be Mine (12") 1987

  Joe Simon - Love Vibration 1978

  Joe Tex - Ain't Gonna Bump No More 1977

  Joe Thomas - Plato's Retreat 1978

  John Davis - Night And Day 1976

  John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real 1984

  Johnny Dynell - Rhythm Of Love (12") 1985

  Johnny Harris - Odyssey 1980

  Jomanda - I'll Give It To You (12") 1987

  Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Joy - I Need Your Love 1983

  Joyce Kennedy - Hold On For Love's Sake (12") 1985

  Judy Cheeks - Mellow Lovin' 1978

  Juggy Jones - Inside America 1976

  Jungle Wonz - The Jungle (Comp. LP) 1986

  Jungle Wonz - Time Marches On (12"/Comp LP) 1987

  Junior - Mama Used To Say 1982

  Junior - Not Tonight/Look What You've Done To Me (LP) 1985

  Junior - Tell Me 1983 Mercury UK rds

  Kano - Can't Hold Back Your Loving 1981

  Kano - I'm Ready 1980 Emergency rds

  Karen Silver - Nobody Else 1981

  Karen Silver - Set Me Free 1981

  Karen Young - Detour 1982

  Karen Young - Hot Shot 1978

  Karyn White - Facts Of Love (12" Levan Remix) 1986

  Kashif - Help Yourself To My Love 1983

  Kashif - I Just Gotta Have You 1983

  Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (12") 1985

  Kebekelektrik - War Dance 1978

  Keith Barrow - Turn Me Up (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Kellee Patterson - Turn On The Lights 1977

  Keni Burke - You're The Best 1981

  Key Of Dreams - Africa 1983

  Kid Creole - Going Places 1981

  Kid People - Life's A Party (12") 1985

  King Errison - Manhattan Love Song 1977

  Kinky Foxx - So Different 1980

  Kleeer - Get Tough 1981

  Kleeer - Keep Your Body Workin' 1978

  Klein & MBO - Dirty Talk 1982

  Klein & MBO - Wonderful 1982

  Klinte Jones - In The Heat Of The Night 1984

  Kokomo - Use Your Imagination 1976

  Komiko - Feel Alright 1982

  Konk - Konk Party (12") 1986

  Konk - Your Life (12") 1986

  Kool & The Gang - Fresh (12" Remix) 1985

  Kool & The Gang - Misled (12" Remix) 1984

  Kool & The Gang - Open Sesame (9 min. version) 1976

  Koto - Japanese War Games 1983

  Kraftwerk - Music Non-Stop (12") 1986

  Kraftwerk - The Robots 1978

  Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express 1978

  Kreamsicle - No News Is News 1984

  Kurtis Blow - The Breaks 1980

  L'Amour - Let's Make Love Tonight 1984

  Lace - Can't Play Around (Levan 12" Mix) 1982

  Laid Back - The White Horse 1984

  Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots 1977

  Larry Graham - Sooner Or Later 1982

  Larry Page - Slinky Thighs 1977

  Larry played) 1982

  Laurice Hudson - Feel My Love 1982

  LAX - All My Love 1980

  Legacy - Don't Waste The Night (12") 1985

  Lemelle - You Got Something Special 1982

  Lemon - A-Freak-A 1978

  Lenny Williams - Choosing You 1977

  Lenny Williams - Please Don't Tempt Me 1977

  Lenny Williams - You Got Me Running 1978

  Leon Huff - I Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin' 1981

  Leon Love - Once Is Not Enough 1984

  Les Lee - I'm The One You Want (12") 1985

  Level 3 - Central Line 1982

  Level 42 - Something About You (12") 1985

  Level 42 - Starchild (12") 1985

  Level 42 - World Machine (12") 1985

  Lime - Agent 406 1981

  Linda Clifford - Gypsy Lady (Ext. 12" Vers.) 1978

  Linda Clifford - Runaway Love (Ext. 12" Version) 1978

  Linda Evans - Don't You Need 1979

  Linda Hopkins - It's In Your Blood 1977

  Linda Taylor - You And Me Just Started 1982

  Lipps, Inc. - All Night Dancing 1980

  Liquid Liquid - Cavern 1984 99 rds

  Lisa Lisa - I Wonder If I Take You Home (12"/LP) 1985

  Living In A Box - Living In A Box (12") 1987

  Liz Torres - Can't Get Enough (12") 1987

  Liz Torres - Mama's Boy (12") 1987

  LNR - Work It To The Bone (12") 1987

  Logg - I Know You Will (Levan 12" Remix) 1981

  Logg - You've Got That Something 1981

  Loleatta Holloway - Catch Me On The Rebound 1978

  Loleatta Holloway - Crash Goes Love 1984

  Loleatta Holloway - Dreamin' 1976 Gold Mind rds

  Loleatta Holloway - Greatest Performance Of My Life (Levan Remix) 1979

  Loleatta Holloway - Hit & Run (12" Remix Vers.) 1977

  Loleatta Holloway - I May Not Be There When You Want Me 1978

  Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation 1980

  Loleatta Holloway - So Sweet (12") 1986

  Loose Change - Straight From The Heart (12" Mix) 1979

  Loose Ends - Choose Me (12") 1985

  Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Levan Remix) 1978

  Loose Joints - Tell You (Today) 1983

  Lorraine Johnson - Feed The Flame 1978

  Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get (Remake of Teddy - Larry played both) 1977

  Love Club - Hot Summer Nights 1983

  Love Committee - Law And Order 1978

  Love Unlimited Orchestra - King Kong Theme 1977

  Lucy Hawkins - Gotta Get Out Of Here 1978

  M - Pop Muzik 1979

  Machine - Is It Love 1980

  Machine - Marisa 1979 RCA rds

  Machine - 'There But For The Grace Of God Go I' 1979

  Macho - I'm A Man 1978

  Made In The USA - Melodies 1977

  Madhouse - Six (LP) 1987

  Madleen Kane - Forbidden Love 1979

  Madleen Kane - Rough Diamond 1978

  Madleen Kane - You Can 1981

  Madonna - Everybody 1982

  Madonna - In The Groove 1984

  Madonna - Open Your Heart (LP/12") 1986

  Magazine 60 - Don Quichotte 1984

  Mahogany - Ride On The Rhythm 1982

  Mai Tai - History (12") 1985

  Mai Tai - Hold Me (LP) 1986

  Malcolm McClaren - Madam Butterfly 1984

  Man Friday - Jump (12" Levan Mix) 1986

  Man Friday - Love Honey, Love Heartache (12" Levan Mix) 1986

  Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) 1982

  Marc Sadane - Exciting 1982

  Marc Sadane - Sit Up 1981

  Marcia Griffith - Electric Boogie 1983

  Margie Joseph - Knockout 1982

  Marianne Faithful - Why Did You Do It 1979

  Marjie Joseph - Prophecy 1976

  Mark IV - Rainy Days (12") 1985

  Marsha Hunt - The Other Side Of Midnight (12" Vers.) 1977

  Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body (House Music Anthem) (12") 1987

  Martin Circus - Disco Circus 1978

  Martin Circus - I've Got A Treat 1978

  Mary Jane Girls - In My House (12") 1985

  Mary Wells - Gigolo 1982

  Mary Wells - These Arms 1981

  Mass Production - Sun Dancer 1983

  Mass Production - Welcome To Our World 1977

  Master C&J - In The City (12") 1987

  Matrix - Stay, I Need Your Love 1982

  Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride (12") 1983

  Maze - Twilight (12") 1985

  Melba Moore - It's Been So Long (12" Remix) 1987

  Melba Moore - It's Been So Long (12") 1986

  Melba Moore - Standing Right Here (Ext. Remix LP) 1979

  Melba Moore - You Stepped Into My Life 1978

  Merc & Monk - I Get Carried Away (Levan 12" Remix) 1985

  Metropolis - New York Is My Kind Of Twon 1978

  Metropolis - The Greatest Show On Earth 1978

  MFSB - Love Is The Message (14 min. Remix Vers.) 1981

  MFSB - Mysteries Of The World 1980

  MFSB - We Got The Time 1976

  Michael Mauro - Susie Q 1980

  Michael Wycoff - Still Got The Magic (Sweet Delight) 1982

  Michael Wycoff - Tell Me Love 1983

  Michael Zager Band - Love Express 1978

  Michele - Disco Dance 1977

  Michelle Freeman - Where'd You Get What You Got 1979

  Michelle Goulet - Stop & Think (12") 1986

  Michelle Wallace - It's Right 1982

  Michelle Wallace - Jazzy Rhythm 1982

  Mick Jagger - Lucky In Love (12" Dub Remix) 1985

  Midnight Rhythm - Workin' & Slavin' 1978

  Midnight Star - Curious 1983

  Midway - Set It Out 1984

  Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Mighty High 1976

  Mighty Pope - Sweet Blindness 1979

  Miguel Brown - Symphony Of Love 1978

  Mike Anthony - Why Can't We Live Together 1982

  Mike Theodore - Cosmic Wind 1977

  Mike Theodore Orchestra - The Bull 1978

  Mikki - Dance Lover 1981

  Mikki - Itching For Love 1981

  Millie Scott - Every Little Bit Of You (12" Remix) 1987

  Millie Scott - Prisoner Of Love (12") 1986

  Ministry - Work For Love 1982

  Minnie Riperton - Adventures In Paradise 1976

  Minnie Riperton - Stick Together (Ext. Mix) 1977

  Modern Romance - Salsa Rapsody (Import 12") 1981

  Moment Of Truth - Chained To Your Love 1977

  Mona Lisa Young - Rock Me Down (12") 1985

  Mona Rae - Do Me 1981

  Montana - Who Needs Enemies (With A Friend Like You) 1983

  Montana Sextet - Heavy Vibes 1982

  Monyaka - Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top) 1983

  Morris Day - Color Of Success/The Character/The Oak Tree (All LP) 1985

  Mtume - So You Wanna Be A Star 1980

  Munich Machine - Party Light 1979

  Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok (12") 1985

  Musique - Push Push in the Bush --> Patrick Adams

  Musique - Keep on Jumpin' --> Patrick Adams

  N.V. - It's Alright 1983

  N.V. - Let Me Do You 1984

  Nancy Martin - Can't Believe 1982

  Narada Michael Walden - The Nature Of Things (Levan 12" Remix) 1985

  Native - Love Ain't No Holiday 1984

  Nature Zone - Porcupine 1976

  New Birth - Deeper 1977

  New York Community Choir - Express Yourself 1977

  Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit Of Jazz 1981

  Nick Straker Band - The Beat Inside (LP) 1981

  Nile Rodgers - Land Of The Good Groove 1983

  Nile Rodgers - State Your Mind/Stay Out Of The Light (Levan 12" Remix) 1985

  NJ Connection - Love Don't Come Easy 1981

  Nona Hendryx - Keep It Confidential 1983

  Nona Hendryx - Transformation 1983

  Nona Hendryx - Why Should I Cry (12" Remix) 1987

  Norman Connors - Once I've Been There 1977

  North End - Happy Days 1981

  North End - Kind Of Love (Kind Of Life) 1979

  Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait (12") 1985

  Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait (12") 1986

  Nuance - Love Ride (12" Mix) 1984

  O'Jays - Extraordinary Girl (LP) 1984

  O'Jays - Put Our Heads Together 1983

  Odyssey - Easy Come, Easy Go 1977

  Odyssey - Inside Out 1982

  Odyssey - Use It Up And Wear It Out 1980

  One Way - Do Your Thang 1981

  One Way - Music 1980

  One Way - Shine On Me 1983

  Originals - Down To Love Town 1976

  Originals - Hurry Up And Wait 1976

  Pam Todd - Let's Get Together 1979

  Pamela Stanley - Coming Out Of Hiding 1984

  Paradise Girls - Holding Back (12" Dub Mix II) 1986

  Passion - Don't Bring Back Memories 1980

  Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield 1983

  Patrick Juvet - I Love America 1978

  Patti Austin - Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me 1981

  Patti Austin - Honey For The Bees (Levan 12" Remix) 1985

  Patti Brooks - After Dark 1978

  Patti Labelle - I'll Never, Never Give Up 1983

  Patti Labelle - Music Is My Way Of Life 1979

  Patti Labelle - Something Special (12") 1986

  Patti Labelle - The Spirit's In It 1981

  Paul Hardcastle - 19 (12") 1985

  Paul Hardcastle - Don't Waste My Time (12") 1986

  Paul Jabara - Pleasure Island 1978

  Paul Simpson - Treat Her Sweeter (12") 1985

  Paul Simpson Connection - Use Me, Lose Me 1982

  Peech Boys - Come On, Come On (Levan 12" Mix) 1984

  Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait 1982

  Peech Boys - Life Is Something Special (Levan Remix) 1983

  Peech Boys - On A Journey (Levan Remix) 1983

  Peech Boys - Warm Summer's Night (LP) 1983

  Pennye Ford - Change Your Wicked Ways (12" Remix) 1984

  People's Choice - If I Knew Then What I Know Now 1980

  People's Choice - You Ought To Be Dancin' 1980

  Pete Shelley - Witness The Change 1981

  Peter Brown - Disco Love Breakdown (Flip of "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me") 1977

  Peter Godwin - Emotional Disguise 1982

  Peter Jacques Band - Fire Night Dance 1979

  Philip Bailey - I Know 1983

  Phreek - May My Love Be With You 1978

  Phreek - Weekend 1978

  Phyllis Nelson - I Like You (12") 1985

  Phyllis St. James - Ain't No Turnin' Back (LP Cut) 1984

  Pieces Of A Dream - Warm Weather 1981

  Pilot - You Are The One 1984

  Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk 1982

  Players Association - I Like It 1977

  Players Association - Love Hangover (Inst. Remake of D. Ross' version) 1977

  Pleasure Pump - Fantasize Me (12") 1987

  Pockets - Come Go With Me 1977

  Pointer Sisters - Automatic (12" Remix) 1984

  Pointer Sisters - Dare Me (12") 1985

  Pointer Sisters - Happiness (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Pointer Sisters - We've Got The Power 1980

  Positive Force - We Got The Funk 1979

  Positive People - This Feelin' 1981

  Poussez - Boogie With Me 1979

  Powerline - Journey 1981

  Precious Wilson - I'll Be Your Friend (12") 1986

  Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling) (12") 1987

  Prince - Controversy 1981

  Prince - Just As Long As We're Together 1978

  Prince - Sign Of The Times (12"/LP) 1987

  Princess & Starbreeze - The Drought (12"/LP) 1987

  Princess - Say I'm Your Number One (12") 1985

  Private Possesion - Are You Wid It (12") 1986

  Private Possession - This Time (12") 1986

  Professor Funk - Visions (12") 1987

  Project - Love Rescue 1979

  Projection - Love Struck (12") 1987

  Pure Energy - Breakaway 1981

  Pure Energy - One Hot Night 1984

  Pure Energy - Party On 1980

  Pushe - Don't Take Your Love Away 1984

  Q - The Voice Of Q 1982

  Quando Quango - Love Tempo (12") 1987

  Quartz - Beyond The Clouds 1978

  Queen - Another One Bites The Dust 1980

  Queen Samantha - Take A Chance (12" Vers.) 1978

  Quest - Mind Games (12") 1986

  Rainbow Brown - Til You Surrender 1981 --> Patrick Adams

  Rainy Davis - Sweetheart (12") 1986

  Ralph McDonald - We Need More Calypso (12") 1985

  Ramona Brooks - I Don't Want You Back 1980

  Ramsey Lewis - This Ain't No Fantasy (12" - Female Vocal Side) 1985

  Randy Crawford - Don't Wanna Be Normal (LP) 1986

  Raw Sex - Stop The War 1982

  Raw Silk - Do It To The Music 1981

  Raw Silk - Just In Time And Space 1983

  Raww - Don't You Try It 1984

  Rebbie Jackson - Centipede (12" Mix) 1984

  Reel To Reel - Love Me Like This 1983

  Relevation - Feel It 1981

  Rene & Angela - Keep Running 1983

  Revelation - Holdin' On 1982

  Rhonda Parris - No No Love (12") 1986

  Rhyze - Just How Sweet Is Your Love 1980

  Rice & Beans Orchestra - You've Got Magic 1977

  Richard J. Smith - Don't Go Walking Out That Door 1982

  Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (12" Remix) 1987

  Rick James - Glow (12") 1985

  Rick James - You And I 1978

  Ripple - The Beat Goes On 1978

  Rita Hart - Pardon Me Mister 1984

  Ritchie Family - Alright On The Night (LP) 1982

  Ritchie Family - I'll Do My Best For You 1982

  Ritchie Family - Life Is Music 1977

  Ritchie Family - Put Your Feet To The Beat 1979

  Ritchie Family - Quiet Village 1977

  Robert Gorl - Darling Don't Leave Me (Import 12") 1983

  Roberta Flack - Lovin' You Is Such An Easy Thing To Do 1981

  Rochelle Fleming - Love Itch (12") 1985

  Rock Candy - I Got Love 1982

  Rockers Revenge - Walking In Sunshine 1982

  Rockers Revenge - Walking On Sunshine 1982

  Rod - Just Keep On Walking 1982

  Rod - Shake It Up (Do The Boogaloo) 1980

  Rolling Stones - Missing You (12" Vers.) 1978

  Rome Jeffries - Good Love 1983

  Ronnie Dyson - All Over Your Face 1983

  Roschelle Fleming - I Know Just What You're After (12") 1987

  Rose Royce - Do Your Dance 1977

  Rose Royce - Love Me Right Now (12") 1985

  Rose Royce - Still In Love 1982

  Roundtree - Get On Up (Get On Down) 1978

  Roundtree - Hit On You 1982

  Roy Ayers - Don't Stop The Feeling 1979

  Roy Ayers - Running Away 1977

  Royal House - Can You Party (12"/Comp. LP) 1987

  Rufus - Any Love 1980

  Rufus - One Million Kisses 1983

  Russ Brown - Gotta Find A Way (12") 1986 --> Tee Scott

  Salsoul Orchestra - 212 North Street 1981

  Salsoul Orchestra - Don't Beat Around The Bush 1976

  Salsoul Orchestra - How High (Levan Remix) 1979

  Salsoul Orchestra - It's Good For The Soul 1976

  Salsoul Orchestra - Love Break (Remix 12") 1982

  Salsoul Orchestra - Magic Bird Of Fire 1977

  Salsoul Orchestra - Run Away 1977

  Salsoul Orchestra - Take Some Time Out For Love 1982

  Salsoul Orchestra - You're Just The Right Size 1976

  Salsoul Orchestrat w/ Loleatta Holloway - Seconds 1982

  Samantha Fox - Touch Me (I Want Your Body) (12") 1986

  Samson & Delilah - I Can Feel Your Love Slippin' Away 1984

  Sandy Anderson - It's Over (I'm Through) (12") 1987

  Sandy Mercer - Now That You're In 1979

  Sandy Mercer - Play With Me, Lay With Me (12" Vers.) 1978

  Sandy Mercer - You Are My Love (12" Vers.) 1978

  Sarah Dash - Low Down, Dirty Rhythm 1983

  Sarah Dash - Sinner Man 1979

  Satin & Green - Spectacular 1982

  Screamin' Rachel - Fun With Bad Boys (12") 1986

  Seawind - Whatcha Doin'? 1980

  Second Image - Can't Keep Holding On 1982

  Secret Weapon - It Must Be The Music 1982

  Serena - Get Your Body Up 1983

  Sergio Mendes - I'll Tell You (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Serious Intention - You Don't Know Pow Wow 1986

  Seven Deadly Sins - Lust 1977

  Shades Of Love - Keep In Touch (Body To Body) 1982

  Shalamar - My Girl Loves Me (12" Ext. Promo Only) 1985

  Sharon Bailey - Cosmic Dust 1981

  Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love 1982

  Sharon Paige - Tonight's The Night 1980

  Sharon Redd - Beat The Street 1982

  Sharon Redd - In The Name Of Love (LP) 1982

  Sharon Ridley - Changin' (Closing Song at Garage) 1978

  Sheryl Lee Ralph - In The Evening 1984

  Shiela & B. Devotion - Spacer 1980

  Shiela E. - A Love Bizarre (12"/LP) 1985

  Shiela Hilton - The Bed's Too Big Without You 1980

  Shirley Lites - Heat You Up (Melt You Down) 1983

  Side Effect - Always There 1976

  Siedah Garrett - Do You Want It Right Now (12") 1985

  Silver Convention - Dancing In The Aisles 1976

  Silver Convention - Mission To Venus 1978

  Silver Convention - Voodoo Woman 1977

  Silvetti - Spring Rain 1977

  Sinnamon - Thanks To You 1982

  Siren - Open Up For Love 1979

  Sister Sledge - Lost In Music 1979

  Skatt Brothers - Walk The Night 1979

  Skipworth & Turner - Can't Give Her Up (12") 1986

  Skipworth & Turner - Thinking About Your Love (12") 1985

  Skyy - First Time Around (Levan Remix) 1979

  Skyy - Here's To You 1980

  Skyy - Let Love Shine (LP) 1983

  Skyy - Show Me The Way 1983

  Skyy - Skyyzoo (Levan Remix) 1980

  Skyy - Super Love 1980

  Slave - Feel My Love 1981

  Slave - Wait For Me 1981

  Slimline - If You Can Dance, You Can Do It 1982

  Sly Cabell - Feelin' Fine 1982

  Smokey Robinson - And I Don't Love You (Levan 12" - Larry played Dub) 1984

  Sofonda C. - Pick It Up (12") 1987

  Soft Cell - Tainted Love 1982

  Softones - That Old Black Magic 1976

  Somethin' Special - Come Make It Feel Good 1981

  SOS Band - Take Love Where You Find It 1980

  SOS Band - The Finest/Borrowed Love (LP) 1986

  Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock 1982

  Southroad Connection - You Like It, We Love It 1978

  Space - Carry On, Turn Me On 1977

  Sparkle - Handsome Man (Levan Mix) 1980

  Sparque - Let's Go Dancin' (Levan 12" Remix) 1981

  Sparque - Music Turns Me On 1982

  Sparque - Take Some Time 1984

  St. Tropez - Fill My Life With Love 1978

  St. Tropez - One More Minute 1979

  Stainless Steel - It All Comes Down To Love 1978

  Stainless Steel - More Than Meets The Eye 1978

  Staple Singers - Slippery People (12" Mix) 1984

  Stargard - Wear It Out (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Starshine - All I Need Is You 1983

  State Of Grace - That's When We'll Be Free 1982

  Status IV - You Ain't Really Down 1983

  Stephanie Mills - Medicine Song (12" Remix) 1984

  Stephanie Mills - Put Your Body In It (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Stephanie Mills - You Can't Run From My Love (12" Vers.) 1983

  Steve Arrington - Dancin' In The Key Of Life (12"/LP) 1985

  Steve Arrington - Nobody Can Be You 1983

  Steve Arrington - You Meet My Approval (LP) 1983

  Steve Hurley - Jack Your Body (12") 1985

  Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle 1976

  Steve Miller Band - Macho City (12" Vers.) 1982

  Steve Shelto - Don't Give Your Love Away 1983

  Stevie Nicks - Stand Back 1983

  Stevie Wonder - As 1977

  Stevie Wonder - Go Home (12" Remix) 1985

  Stevie Wonder - Love Light In Flight 1984

  Sticky Fingers - Wastin' My Love 1978

  Stimulation - Stimulation (12") 1985

  Sting - If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free (12" Remix) 1985

  Stone - Time 1981 --> Tee Scott

  Strafe - Set It Off 1984 --> Walter Gibbons

  Strikers - Body Music (12" Levan Remix) 1981

  Strikers - Contagious 1982

  Strikers - Inch By Inch 1981

  Subject - Celebrate (12") 1986

  Subject - The Magic, The Moment (12") 1985

  Sun Palace - Rude Movements 1980

  Supremes - High Energy 1976

  Supremes - Let Yourself Go 1977

  Suzi Lane - Harmony 1979

  Suzy Q - Get On Up And Do It Again 1981

  Suzy Q - With Your Love 1981

  Sweet Cream - I Don't What I'd Do 1978

  Sweet Life - I Get Lifted 1983

  Sweet Pea Atkinson - Dance Or Die 1982

  Sweet Thunder - Everybody's Singin' Love Songs 1978

  Sylvester - Body Strong 1979

  Sylvester - Dance (Disco Heat) 1978

  Sylvester - Do Ya Wanna Funk 1982

  Sylvester - Don't Stop (12") 1983

  Sylvester - Give It Up 1981

  Sylvester - I Need Somebody To Love Tonight 1979

  Sylvester - I Need You 1980

  Sylvester - Menergy 1983

  Sylvester - Stars 1979

  Sylvester - Too Late (12" Mix) 1984

  Sylvester - Trouble In Paradise (12") 1983

  Sylvia Striplin - Give Me Your Love 1980

  Syreeta - Can't Shake Your Love (Levan Remix) 1981

  System - You Are In My System 1983

  T Connection - At Midnight 1979

  T.C. Curtis - Body Shake (Instr. 12" Version) 1982

  T.C. Curtis - You Should Have Known Better (12") 1985

  T.S. Monk - Can't Keep My Hands To Myself 1981

  T.S. Monk - Candidate For Love 1981

  Taana Gardner - Heartbeat (12" Levan Mix) 1981

  Taana Gardner - No Frills 1981

  Taana Gardner - When You Touch Me (Levan Mix) 1979

  Taana Gardner - Work That Body (Levan Remix) 1980

  Talking Heads - Burning Down The House 1983

  Talking Heads - Slippery People (12") 1983

  Talking Heads - Swamp 1983

  Talking Heads - Take Me To The River 1978

  Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place 1983

  Tamiko Jones - Can't Live Without Your Love 1979

  Tammy Lucas - Hey Boy (12") 1986

  Tasha Thomas - Shoot Me (With Your Love) 1978

  Tata Vega - Get It Up For Love 1978

  Tata Vega - I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby (Ext. 12" Mix) 1979

  Tavares - Don't Take Away The Music 1976

  Teddy Pendergrass - The More I Get, The More I Want 1977

  Teddy Pendergrass - You Can't Hide From Yourself 1977

  Temper - No Favors 1984

  Tempest Trio - Love Machine 1979

  Tenderness - Gotta Keep Trying 1978

  Tenita Jordan - I Don't Wanna Think About It (12"/LP) 1985

  Teri DeSario - Ain't Nothin' Gonna Keep Me From You 1978

  Terri Gonzalez - Treat Yourself To My Lofe 1982

  Terri Wells - I'm Givin' All My Love (12" or LP) 1984

  The Affair - Please Don't Break My Heart (12") 1985

  The Cut - Kindness For Weakness (12" Levan Mix) 1986

  The Family - Screams Of Passion (12"/LP) 1985

  The It - Donnie (12") 1986

  The Limit - Say Yeah 1984

  The Police - Voices Inside My Head 1980

  The Quick - Rhythm Of The Jungle 1982

  The Quick - Zulu 1981

  The Who - Eminence Front 1982

  Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way 1976

  Thelma Houston - I'd Rather Spend The Bad Times With You 1984

  Thelma Houston - I'm Here Again 1977

  Thelma Houston - If You Feel It (12" Remix) 1981

  Thelma Houston - Just Like All The Rest (Dub 12" Vers.) 1983

  Thelma Houston - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning 1979

  Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me So Tight (12") 19 84

  Theo Vaness - I Can't Dance Without You 1979

  Theo Vaness - Nobody But You 1978

  Theo Vaness - Sentimentally It's You 1979

  Third World - Dancing On The Floor 1981

  Third World - Lagos Jump 1983

  Third World - Now That We Found Love 1978

  Third World - One To One (12") 1985

  Thomas Dolby - Dessidents: The Search For Truth 1984

  Thompson Twins - In The Name Of Love 1982

  THP Orchestra - Good To Me 1979

  THP Orchestra - Two Hot For Love 1978

  THP Orchestra - Who Do You Love 1979

  Three Million - I've Been Robbed (12") 1983

  Three Ounces Of Love - Star Love 1978

  Timmy Thomas - Stone To The Bone 1977

  Tin Tin - Kiss Me 1982

  Tina B. - Honey To A Bee (12" Mix) 1984

  Tina Turner - Afterglow (12" Promo) 1986

  Tom Browne - Crusing 1983

  Tom Tom Club - Le Elephant 1981

  Tom Tom Club - Pleasure Of Love 1983

  Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood 1981

  Tomorrow's Edition - You Turn Me On 1982

  Toney Lee - Reach Up 1982

  Tony Cook & The Party People - On The Floor 1984

  Tony McKenzie - Ha-Chica 1983

  Tony Orlando - Don't Let Go 1978

  Tony Paris - Electric Automan (Levan 12" Remix) 1985

  Total Contrast - Takes A Little Time (12"/LP) 1985

  Total Contrast - The River (12") 1985

  Touch - Love Fixation (12") 1987

  Touch - Without You (12") 1986

  Touchdown - Ease Your Mind 1982

  Tracy Weber - Sure Shot (2 different 12"s; one has a Instr. Version that 1982

  Tracy Weber - Sure Shot (Instr. Version released as "B" Side of One Step At A Time) 1983

  Tramaine - Child Of The King (12") 1986

  Tramaine - Fall Down Spirit Of Love (12") 1985

  Tramaine - The Rock (Levan 12" Remix) 1987

  Trammps - Body Contact Contract 1977

  Trammps - Can We Come Together 1976

  Trammps - Disco Party 1977

  Trammps - Love Insurance Policy 1979

  Trammps - People Of The World 1977

  Trammps - Stop And Think (Remix LP) 1977

  Trammps - Wha Happened To The Music 1983

  Troiano - We All Need Love 1979

  Trussel - Love Injection 1980

  Twennynine - Fancy Dancer 1981

  Two Tons - Do You Wanna Boogie, Hunh? 1980

  Two Tons - Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven 1980

  Two Tons - I Got The Feeling 1980

  Ullanda McCullough - Bad Company 1981

  Undisputed Truth - You + Me = Love 1976

  Unique - What I Got Is What You Need 1983

  Universal Robot Band - Dance & Shake Your Tambourine 1977

  Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One 1981

  Upfront - Infatuation 1983

  Valerie Oliver - Get The Money 1983

  Van McCoy - Party 1976

  Van McCoy - Rhythms Of The World 1976

  Vanilla Mix - Easier Said Than Done (12") 1987

  Vanity - Under The Influence (12") 1986

  Vesta Williams - Don't Blow A Good Thing (12" Remix) 1987

  Vicky D - This Beat Is Mine 1982

  Vikki Love - Stop Playing On Me (12") 1985

  Village People - Fire Island 1977

  Village People - San Francisco 1977

  Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind 1980

  Visage - Fade To Grey 1980

  Visual - Somehow, Someway 1983

  Visual - The Music Got Me 1983

  Voice In Fashion - Only In The Night (12" Dub Mix) 1987

  Voyage - From East To West 1977

  Voyage - From East To West 1978

  Voyage - I Love You Dancer 1980

  Wally Badarau - Chief Inspector/Novela Das Nove (12") 1986

  Wally Jump, Jr. - Don't Push Your Luck (LP) 1987

  Wally Jump, Jr. - Private Party (12") 1987

  Wally Jump, Jr. - Turn Me Loose (12") 1986

  Wanda - I Must Be Dreamin' 1982

  War - Galaxy 1977

  Wardell Piper - Super Sweet 1979

  Warp 9 - Light Years Away 1983

  Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming 1982

  Weather Girls - No One Can Love You More Than Me (12"/LP) 1985

  Webster Lewis - Let Me Be The One 1981

  Weeks & Co. - Go With The Flow 1982

  Weeks & Company - Rock Your World 1981

  Whatnauts - Help Is On The Way 1982

  Whitney Houston - Love Will Save The Day (12" Remix) 1987

  Whitney Houston - Thinking About You (12") 1985

  Will Powers - Adventures In Success 1983

  Willie Colon - Set Fire To Me (12") 1986

  Willie Colon - She Don't Know I'm Alive (12") 1986

  Willie Hutch - In And Out 1982

  Winners - Get Ready For The Future 1978

  Wish - Touch Me (All Night Long) 1984

  World Premiere - Share The Night 1984

  Xena - On The Upside 1983

  Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Waste Your Time (12" Remix) 1984

  Yaz - Don't Go 1982

  Yazoo - Situation 1982

  Yazoo - State Farm 1983

  Yello - Call It Love (12" Remix) 1987

  Yellow Magic Orchestra - Computer Games 1979

  Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (12") 1983

  Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice 1981

  Young & Co. - I Like What You're Doing (To Me) 1980

  Young & Company - Such A Feeling (12") 1986

  Yvonne Gage - Garden Of Eden 1981

  Zena Dejonay - I've Got To Find A Way 1983

  Zulema - Change 1978

Larry Levan (born Lawrence Philpot, July 20, 1954 – November 8, 1992) was an American DJ best known for his decade-long residency at the New York City night club Paradise Garage, which has been described as the prototype of the modern dance club. He developed a cult following who referred to his sets as "Saturday Mass". Influential post-disco DJ François Kevorkian credits Levan with introducing the dub aesthetic into dance music. Along with Kevorkian, Levan experimented with drum machines and synthesizers in his productions and live sets, ushering in an electronic, post-disco sound that presaged the ascendence of house music. He DJ'd at Club Zanzibar in the 1980s as well, home to the Jersey Sound brand of deep house or garage house.

Levan was born at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital, New York, to Minnie (née Levan) and Lawrence Philpot. He has an older brother Isaac and sister Minnie who are biological twins. He was born with a congenital heart condition and suffered from asthma from a very young age which would make him prone to fainting in class. Although a fragile young boy, he excelled in math and physics, leaving an impression on his teachers that he would become an inventor one day. He inherited his love for music from his mother who loved blues, jazz, and gospel music, and he was able to use a record player from the age of three. As his mother reflects, "I'd make him put records on so that we could dance together." While attending Erasmus Hall High School in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as the neighborhood of Flatbush transitioned to a predominantly African-American population amid white flight, the flamboyantly vanguard Levan (who dyed his hair orange nearly a decade before the ascendance of punk rock), was frequently bullied by his classmates.[8] Eventually, he dropped out of high school and found assuagement in Harlem's longstanding ball culture as a dressmaker, where he first became acquainted with fellow designer and lifelong best friend Frankie Knuckles.

He became infatuated with an idea of making the "music that would never stop" during a brief affair[9] with hippie DJ David Mancuso, who introduced Levan to Manhattan's burgeoning underground downtown dance culture. Mancuso was the proprietor of The Loft, a minimally decorated, members-only dance club (uniquely situated in his home) where "punch, fruit and candy" were served in lieu of alcohol and music was processed by a state-of-the-art sound system. According to the pseudonymous "Apollo," an acquaintance of Levan and Knuckles, "You could only get into the Loft by private invitation. This was not because Mancuso wanted to create an elitist environment; he intentionally wanted to bring together diverse groups of gays who wouldn't ordinarily party together to create a democratic, integrated venue. David was powerfully attracted to black music and culture as well as men, so this Loft party was instrumental in bringing together wealthy, white gay men, many of them music executives, with this black musical dance culture he adored."

Levan got his start alongside Frankie Knuckles at the Continental Baths, as a replacement for the DJ from The Gallery, Nicky Siano, who briefly employed both men as decorators at The Gallery and taught them his pioneering three turntable technique. Accordingly, Levan's DJing style was influenced by Siano's penchant for Philadelphia soul and upbeat rock and Mancuso's jazz-inflected eclecticism; as with Mancuso, he briefly dated Siano during the epoch. While Knuckles was still trying to make his way in the New York club scene, Levan soon became a popular attraction at venues such as SoHo Place due to his "diva persona," which he had previously developed in the city's notoriously competitive black drag "houses".

At the height of the disco boom in 1977, Levan was offered a residency at the Paradise Garage. Although owner Michael Brody—who employed Levan at the defunct Reade Street in 1976, where he "developed the techniques as well as the sound – the deep, dark bass, the queasy, dubby emotion that he would extract from records – that would make him a legend"—intended to create a downtown facsimile of Studio 54 catering to an upscale white gay clientele, the new venue initially drew an improbable mix of streetwise blacks, Latinos, and punks after a disastrous opening night alienated the target demographic; according to West End Records founder Mel Cheren, Brody's former companion and a silent partner in the venture, "The sound equipment got stuck in a blizzard at an airport in Louisville, Kentucky. And people were kept outside in 17-degree weather. Some of them never came back... the club didn't really take on the atmosphere that people remember it for until 1980."

Open only to a select membership and housed in an otherwise unadorned building on King Street in Greenwich Village, the club and Levan's DJing slowly entered the mainstream. Influential WBLS DJ/programming director Frankie Crocker often mentioned the club on air and based his playlists around Levan's sets. The Richard Long & Associates Sound system (RLA) of the club included custom-designed "McLaughlin" bass speakers.

Filling the void left by leading DJ/remixer Walter Gibbons following his conversion to evangelical Christianity, Levan became a prolific producer and mixer in the 1980s, with many of his efforts crossing over onto the national dance music charts. Among the records that received Levan's touch were his remixes of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Inner Life, "Ain't Nothin' Goin On But The Rent" by Gwen Guthrie and "Heartbeat" by Taana Gardner, as well as his production work on the long-awaited "Don't Make Me Wait" by the Peech Boys, a group that Levan formed and was part of (and who became the New York Citi Peech Boys when the Beach Boys threatened a lawsuit due to the similar sound of the name). With a strong gospel tinge in the vocal arrangements and driven by a tinkling piano, the latter song is a quintessential example of his soulful aesthetic. One of the first dance releases to incorporate influences from dub music and an appended vocal-only edit, Levan tinkered with the song for nearly a year despite the looming bankruptcy of West End Records. When it was finally released, much of the song's word-of-mouth momentum had been lost, leading it to stall in the lower reaches of the charts.

As the popularity of the Garage soared in the mid-1980s just as many patrons and friends succumbed to AIDS, Levan became increasingly dependent upon PCP and heroin. While performing, he began to ensconce himself within a protective entourage of drag queens and younger acolytes. At the Paradise Garage, Levan was described as being "worshipped, almost like a god." As beat-matching and ideological stylistic adherence became the norm among club DJs, Levan's idiosyncratic sets (running the gamut from Evelyn "Champagne" King, Chaka Khan and Deodato with Camille to Kraftwerk, Manuel Göttsching,[3] and British synthpop) elicited criticism from some quarters. Nevertheless, he remained at the forefront of dance music; recordings of Levan's final sets at the Garage demonstrate his affinity for the insurgent sounds of Chicago house and hip-hop.

The Garage ended its run with a 48-hour-long party in September 1987, weeks before Brody died from AIDS-related complications. The club's closure and Brody's death devastated Levan, who knew that few club owners would tolerate his quirks and drug dependencies. Although Brody had verbally bequeathed the club's sound and lighting systems to Levan, they were instead left to Brody's mother in his will. This change was reportedly instigated by the late impresario's lover and manager, who reportedly despised Levan.

Despite protestations and pleas to the Brody family from Mel Cheren, the systems remained in storage as their property. Unable to secure a long-term residency after a stay at the short-lived Choice in the East Village alongside DJ/proprietor Richard Vasquez and Joey Llanos, Levan began to sell his valuable records for drug money. Friends like Danny Krivit would buy them back for him out of sympathy.

As the 1990s dawned, Levan was on the brink of a comeback. Dismissed as a relic in New York despite managing occasional appearances at the au courant Sound Factory, his popularity had nonetheless soared among connoisseurs of disco and early American electronic dance music in Europe and Japan. In 1991, he was brought over to London for a weekend by Justin Berkmann to DJ at the Ministry of Sound nightclub. To the mutual surprise of both parties, he ended up staying for three months; during this period, he remixed and produced tracks for the club's record label and helped to tune the venue's acclaimed sound system.

 

Although he was still dependent on heroin, Levan's 1992 tour of Japan garnered gushing accolades in the local press. Encouraged by Cheren, he entered rehab and continued his tentative recording forays. Francois Kevorkian described Levan's final Japanese sets as nostalgic and inspirational, imbued with an air of bittersweetness and closure.

Levan informed his mother in June 1992 that he had "lived a good life" and was "ready to die". Having been mildly injured on the Japanese tour, he was voluntarily hospitalized at Beth Israel Medical Center following his return to New York. Three days after being released into the care of his mother, he was re-hospitalized at Beth Israel with hemorrhoid symptoms. He died, aged 38, of heart failure caused by endocarditis at 6:15 p.m. EST, on Sunday, November 8, 1992.

Levan was openly gay. He was previously romantically involved with Nicky Siano (a fellow Brooklynite and Mancuso disciple who had been in a relationship with Mel Cheren). Frankie Knuckles and Levan were lifetime friends who were introduced to each other by a "drag queen called Gerald" when Levan was 15 years old; Levan and Knuckles both were active in the local drag scene.

In September 2004, Levan was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement as a DJ.

Larry Levan (Lawrence Philpot, 20 de julho de 1954 - 8 de novembro de 1992) foi um DJ americano mais conhecido por sua residência de uma década na boate Paradise Garage, em Nova York, descrita como o protótipo da dance club moderna. Ele desenvolveu um culto de seguidores que se referia a seus sets como "missa de sábado". O influente DJ pós-disco François Kevorkian atribui a Levan a introdução da estética dub na dance music. Junto com Kevorkian, Levan experimentou baterias eletrônicas e sintetizadores em suas produções e apresentações ao vivo, introduzindo um som eletrônico pós-disco que pressagiava a ascensão da house music. Ele também tocou como DJ no Club Zanzibar na década de 1980, lar da marca Jersey Sound de deep house ou garage house.

Levan nasceu no Brooklyn Jewish Hospital, em Nova York, filho de Minnie (nascida Levan) e Lawrence Philpot. Ele tem um irmão mais velho, Isaac, e uma irmã, Minnie, que são gêmeos biológicos. Ele nasceu com um problema cardíaco congênito e sofria de asma desde muito jovem, o que o tornava propenso a desmaiar nas aulas. Embora fosse um menino frágil, ele se destacou em matemática e física, deixando a impressão em seus professores de que um dia se tornaria um inventor. Ele herdou o amor pela música de sua mãe, que adorava blues, jazz e música gospel, e ele pôde usar uma vitrola desde os três anos de idade. Como sua mãe reflete, "Eu o faria colocar discos para que pudéssemos dançar juntos." Enquanto estudava na Erasmus Hall High School no final dos anos 1960 e início dos anos 1970, quando o bairro de Flatbush fez a transição para uma população predominantemente afro-americana em meio à fuga dos brancos, o extravagantemente vanguardista Levan (que tingiu o cabelo de laranja quase uma década antes da ascensão do punk rock ), era frequentemente intimidado por seus colegas de classe. Por fim, ele abandonou o ensino médio e encontrou alívio na cultura do baile de longa data do Harlem como costureiro, onde conheceu o colega designer e melhor amigo de toda a vida, Frankie Knuckles.

Ele se apaixonou pela idéia de fazer a "música que nunca pararia" durante um breve caso com o DJ hippie David Mancuso, que apresentou Levan à crescente cultura de dança underground de Manhattan. Mancuso era o proprietário do The Loft, um clube de dança minimamente decorado e exclusivo para membros (situado exclusivamente em sua casa), onde "ponche, frutas e doces" eram servidos em vez de álcool e a música era processada por um monitor de última geração. sistema de som artístico. De acordo com o pseudônimo "Apollo", um conhecido de Levan e Knuckles, "você só podia entrar no Loft por convite particular. Não porque Mancuso quisesse criar um ambiente elitista; ele intencionalmente queria reunir diversos grupos de gays que normalmente não festejam juntos para criar um local democrático e integrado. David foi fortemente atraído pela música e cultura negra, assim como pelos homens, então esta festa no Loft foi fundamental para reunir homens gays brancos e ricos, muitos deles executivos da música, com essa cultura de dança musical negra que ele adorava."

Levan começou ao lado de Frankie Knuckles no Continental Baths, como substituto do DJ da The Gallery, Nicky Siano, que empregou brevemente os dois homens como decoradores na The Gallery e ensinou-lhes sua técnica pioneira de três toca-discos. Conseqüentemente, o estilo de DJ de Levan foi influenciado pela inclinação de Siano para o soul da Filadélfia e o rock otimista e o ecletismo influenciado pelo jazz de Mancuso; assim como com Mancuso, ele namorou Siano brevemente durante a época. Enquanto Knuckles ainda tentava abrir caminho na cena club de Nova York, Levan logo se tornou uma atração popular em locais como o SoHo Place devido à sua "diva persona", que ele havia desenvolvido anteriormente nas notoriamente competitivas "casas drag" negras da cidade. ".

No auge do boom do disco em 1977, Levan recebeu uma oferta de residência no Paradise Garage. Embora o proprietário Michael Brody - que empregou Levan na extinta Reade Street em 1976, onde "desenvolveu as técnicas e também o som - o baixo profundo e escuro, a emoção enjoada e dublada que ele extrairia dos discos - isso o tornaria uma lenda" - com a intenção de criar um fac-símile do centro da cidade do Studio 54 atendendo a uma clientela gay branca sofisticada, o novo local inicialmente atraiu uma mistura improvável de negros, latinos e punks da rua depois que uma noite de abertura desastrosa alienou o público-alvo; de acordo com o fundador da West End Records, Mel Cheren, ex-companheiro de Brody e um parceiro silencioso no empreendimento, "O equipamento de som ficou preso em uma nevasca em um aeroporto em Louisville, Kentucky. E as pessoas foram mantidas do lado de fora em um clima de 17 graus. Algumas das eles nunca mais voltaram ... o clube realmente não assumiu a atmosfera pela qual as pessoas se lembram até 1980."

Aberto apenas para membros selecionados e instalado em um prédio sem adornos na King Street em Greenwich Village, o clube e o DJ de Levan lentamente se tornaram populares. O influente DJ / diretor de programação da WBLS, Frankie Crocker, costumava mencionar o clube no ar e baseava suas listas de reprodução nos sets de Levan. O sistema de som Richard Long & Associates (RLA) do clube incluía alto-falantes de baixo "McLaughlin" personalizados.

Preenchendo o vazio deixado pelo importante DJ/remixer Walter Gibbons após sua conversão ao cristianismo evangélico, Levan tornou-se um prolífico produtor e mixer na década de 1980, com muitos de seus esforços cruzando as paradas nacionais de dance music. Entre os discos que receberam o toque de Levan estão seus remixes de "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" de Inner Life, "Ain't Nothin' Goin On But The Rent" de Gwen Guthrie e "Heartbeat" de Taana Gardner, além de seu trabalho de produção no tão esperado "Don't Make Me Wait" dos Peech Boys, um grupo que Levan formou e fez parte (e que se tornou o New York Citi Peech Boys quando os Beach Boys ameaçaram um processo devido ao som semelhante do nome). Com um forte toque gospel nos arranjos vocais e conduzido por um piano tilintante, a última música é um exemplo por excelência de sua estética comovente. Um dos primeiros lançamentos de dança a incorporar influências da música dub e uma edição apenas vocal anexada, Levan mexeu na música por quase um ano, apesar da iminente falência da West End Records. Quando finalmente foi lançada, muito do ímpeto boca a boca da música havia sido perdido, levando-a a estagnar nas posições mais baixas das paradas.

À medida que a popularidade do Garage disparou em meados da década de 1980, assim como muitos clientes e amigos sucumbiram à AIDS, Levan tornou-se cada vez mais dependente do PCP e da heroína. Enquanto se apresentava, ele começou a se abrigar em uma comitiva protetora de drag queens e acólitos mais jovens. No Paradise Garage, Levan foi descrito como sendo "adorado, quase como um deus". , Chaka Khan e Deodato com Camille to Kraftwerk, Manuel Göttsching, e synthpop britânico) provocaram críticas de alguns setores. No entanto, ele permaneceu na vanguarda da dance music; as gravações dos sets finais de Levan no Garage demonstram sua afinidade com os sons insurgentes do house e do hip-hop de Chicago.

The Garage encerrou sua temporada com uma festa de 48 horas em setembro de 1987, semanas antes de Brody morrer de complicações relacionadas à AIDS. O fechamento do clube e a morte de Brody devastaram Levan, que sabia que poucos donos de clubes tolerariam suas peculiaridades e dependência de drogas. Embora Brody tenha legado verbalmente os sistemas de som e iluminação do clube para Levan, eles foram deixados para a mãe de Brody em seu testamento. Essa mudança teria sido instigada pelo amante e empresário do falecido empresário, que supostamente desprezava Levan.

Apesar dos protestos e apelos de Mel Cheren à família Brody, os sistemas permaneceram armazenados como propriedade deles. Incapaz de garantir uma residência de longo prazo após uma estada no Choice in the East Village ao lado do DJ / proprietário Richard Vasquez e Joey Llanos, Levan começou a vender seus valiosos discos por dinheiro de drogas. Amigos como Danny Krivit os comprariam de volta para ele por simpatia.

No início da década de 1990, Levan estava à beira de um retorno. Rejeitado como uma relíquia em Nova York, apesar de fazer aparições ocasionais no Au Courant Sound Factory, sua popularidade, no entanto, disparou entre os conhecedores de disco e da música eletrônica americana antiga na Europa e no Japão. Em 1991, ele foi trazido para Londres para um fim de semana por Justin Berkmann para DJ na boate Ministry of Sound.

 

Para surpresa mútua de ambas as partes, acabou ficando por três meses; nesse período, remixou e produziu faixas para a gravadora do clube e ajudou a afinar o aclamado sistema de som do local. Embora ainda dependesse de heroína, a turnê de Levan pelo Japão em 1992 recebeu muitos elogios da imprensa local. Incentivado por Cheren, ele entrou na reabilitação e continuou suas tentativas de gravação. François Kevorkian descreveu os sets japoneses finais de Levan como nostálgicos e inspiradores, imbuídos de um ar de agridoce e encerramento.

Levan informou à mãe em junho de 1992 que "viveu uma vida boa" e estava "pronto para morrer". Tendo sofrido ferimentos leves na turnê japonesa, ele foi hospitalizado voluntariamente no Beth Israel Medical Center após seu retorno a Nova York. Três dias depois de ser liberado aos cuidados de sua mãe, ele foi internado novamente no Beth Israel com sintomas de hemorróidas. Ele morreu, aos 38 anos, de insuficiência cardíaca causada por endocardite às 18h15. EST, no domingo, 8 de novembro de 1992. ​

Levan era abertamente gay. Ele já esteve romanticamente envolvido com Nicky Siano (um colega do Brooklyn e discípulo de Mancuso que teve um relacionamento com Mel Cheren). Frankie Knuckles e Levan foram amigos de longa data que foram apresentados um ao outro por uma "drag queen chamada Gerald" quando Levan tinha 15 anos; Levan e Knuckles eram ativos na cena drag local.

Em setembro de 2004, Levan foi introduzido no Dance Music Hall of Fame por sua notável conquista como DJ.

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