Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Greatest Performance Of Loleatta's Life

One of my all-time favorite Larry Levan edits is his remix of Loleatta Holloway's 1976 disco classic "Greatest Performance Of My Life". This was one of the many amazing cuts off of Suss'd Records Larry Levan: The Definitive Salsoul Mixes '78-'83 compilation which came out back in 2004. Now I've always been a fan of the original mix of the song which was featured on Holloway's Loleatta LP, however on Levan's edit, he draws out the dramtic acapella intro nicely as well as replacing the song's "at time's more annoying" bridge vocals with a nice instrumental groove that works better on a dancefloor. This edit is a perfect example of the geniusness of Larry Levan, remixing and rearranging a track to push a song to it's greatest heights, making an already classic original even better.

Loleatta Holloway - Greatest Performance Of My Life
(Lary Levan Edit)

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