7. Tropical Disco Hustle 2xLP ($22)
Reggae, calypso and junkanoo weren’t the only sounds going down in Jamaica, Trinidad and the Bahamas back in the ’70s. Just as in the rest of the world, disco spread like wildfire through the Caribbean in those days, too. Boston label Culture of Soul‘s Tropical Disco Hustle compilation, released this past summer as a gatefold-sleeve, double LP, gathers rare disco-funk sides from Jamaican, Trini and Bahamian bands, all officially licensed and reissued for the first time. Perfect vibes for the groove connoisseur in your circle.