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Boomkat Product Review:
Strut Records pay dues to the pivotal NYC producer and studio owner Bob Blank with the first retrospective of his career, selected by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. 'Blank Tapes' traces the history of one disco's foremost architects and a figure who remained at the centre of the NYC music and arts scene with his independent studio of the same name. After playing guitar on of the first disco records, Jimmy Sabater's 'To Be With You', his newly opened studio became a port of call for the Ze records bunch, from August Darnell to Lydia Lunch, and also home to legendary producers like Patrick Adams and Greg Carmichael. Arthur Russell was to record many of his greatest disco tracks here, including 'Wax The Van' with Blank's wife Lola and even Latin legend Tito Rodriguez was a regular. Broughton and Brewster do a commendable job, celebrating Blank's history with rarities like the first track recorded at the studio, Milton Hamilton's 'Crystalized', next to a rare dub of Arthur Russel's 'Wax The Van', Fonda Rae's 'Over Like A Fat Rat' (the source of the bassline for Eric B. & Rakim's 'Eric B Is President') plus Lydia Lunch's 'A Cruise To The Moon' and Charanga 76's futuristic Latin shuffler 'Music Trance' among others. Blank now records library music and holds national ballroom dancing titles.