Various ‎– Dancing In The Street (Avon Cosmetics)

Artist – Various artists, all original recordings
Release Year – 1993
Record Label –
Fastforward Music
Format – Cassette Tape Compilation
– Avon cosmetics
Theme – Dancing songs, uplifting songs

I often find promotional releases buried at the bottom of assorted lot boxes at car boots. This item fits the bill perfectly as I found it in a box of assorted cassette tapes for a whopping £2.

This tape is actually a really nice promo item as the selection of music on here is really good, that is assuming you enjoy R&B and Disco music. The recordings provided are of good quality too. The presentation however leaves a bit to be desired and does convey a cheap feeling (the artwork gives me nightmares).

There isn’t any information that I can find online about how one would end up with this promotional release, however I would expect that it was given away with gift sets or special orders made through the mail order catalogue.


  1. Melba Moore – This Is It
  2. The Real Thing – Can’t Get By Without You
  3. The Trammps – Hold Back The Night
  4. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Come Back and Finish What You Started
  5. Martha Reeves – Dancing In The Street
  6. Donnie Elbert – A Little Piece of Leather
  7. Sam & Dave – Soul Man
  8. Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – I’ll Go Where The Music Takes Me
  9. Bob & Earl – Harlem Shuffle
  10. Jackie Wilson – Higher & Higher
  11. Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
  12. The Tymes – You Little Trustmaker
  13. Retta Young – SOS (Sending Out An)
  14. George McCrae – Rock Your Baby
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