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Disco: The Music, The Times, The Era Reviews

Disco: The Music, The Times, The Era

This is the ultimate compendium for the dancing queens and the hustle-happy who put on their boogie shoes, shook their groove thing, and felt the night fever!
From its beginnings in Paris, disco quickly spread around the world, taking hold of a small club on L.A.’s Sunset Strip and ultimately becoming a lifestyle that influenced everything from music and dancing to movies to fashion. Disco captures this incredible phenomenon with great storytelling and lavish photos and memorabilia from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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American Disco Musicians, including: Gloria Gaynor, Cher, Donna Summer, La Toya Jackson, Diana Ross, Peter Brown (singer), Patti Labelle, Divine … Gregg Diamond, Robert Bell (musician)

American Disco Musicians, including: Gloria Gaynor, Cher, Donna Summer, La Toya Jackson, Diana Ross, Peter Brown (singer), Patti Labelle, Divine … Gregg Diamond, Robert Bell (musician)

Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on American disco musicians.

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Thugfucker – Disco Gnome (Original)

Thugfucker – Disco Gnome Label: Life And Death Catalog#: LAD001 Format: 4 x File, MP3, 320 Country: Italy Released: 20 Nov 2010 Genre: Electronic Style: Deep House, Tech House www.discogs.com

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Gloria Gaynor “How High The Moon” Disco Tracks

Fantastic disco track from Gloria Gaynor.This track captures the essence of the disco era and has an instant upbeat feel to it.This track is one of my all time favourite Disco songs and is also one of my favorites by Gloria Gaynor herself. This is just one of a few disco tracks from a collection that i will be uploading soon for you all to hear.If you have any requests for Disco music and if i have it,i will do my best to upload it as soon as i can for you!. Enjoy. Naomi.

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Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You

Kylie Minogue – Your Disco Needs You

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The Death Of Disco

The Death Of Disco

For those who recall the 70s, you also most likely recall the days of disco. It came, it was great and then it disappeared. What happened to disco and all the musicians who became sensations from it?

According to historians, disco died on a specific day, July 12, 1979. This was due to an anti-disco demonstration held in Chicago. During a White Sox doubleheader, disco records were blown up and riots broke out due to rock station DJs push to kill the genre. Others feel disco just fizzled out due to a bad economy and the burnout that followed the hedonistic lifestyle that went hand-in-hand with disco. Whatever it was, after the riot, the top six records on the U.S. charts which were of the disco genre fell from the top ten. Radio stations followed suit, not wanting to be associated with a genre that society was beginning to protest against, they stopped playing any disco themed music. Country music then began to come to the forefront, thanks to John Travolta’s shift from Saturday Night Fever to Urban Cowboy.

On television, a new sitcom called WKRP in Cincinnati, also promoted a disgust toward disco. Before long, the genre completely slipped away.

If you weren’t around in the 70s, you might wonder what disco was and why it was such a big sensation.

As rock and roll became ‘whiter and whiter’, disco opened the door for African American performers as well as gays. In the 1960s, it was illegal for men to dance together, disco changed that. Then, in 1977, the film Saturday Night Fever was released. The main character, John Travolta, a white male, starred in the show. The release of the film broadened disco’s popularity beyond its primarily gay and black audience. The movie’s success also pushed disco worldwide.

Musicians that became sensations in the disco era included Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, Chic and The Jacksons. Summer would be the first well-known and most popular artist giving her the title “Queen of Disco.”

With the popularity of the music came clubs dedicated to disco, which were called discotheques. Almost all major US cities had thriving disco clubs. Private loft parties were also held where DJ’s would play disco hits. With disco came the added technological innovation of adding light shows. Entertainment was based on multiple and simultaneous sounds, images and lights which catered hallucinogenic states. People were experimenting more with psychedelic drugs and of course speed to keep up their energy on the dance floor. Club goers never seemed to tire but could dance all night long.

Discos seemed more like big ring circuses. Playing on that theme, one of the more popular discotheques in New York was indeed called the Electric Circus. Inside, emphasis was on charade and masquerade. One could even purchase clothes, furbelows and feathers.

If you didn’t know how to disco dance, most cities had instructors. Dances included touch dancing, the hustle and the cha cha.

Disco indeed was a phenomena and one that has seen a few small resurgences. While it might be dead, many of us can still enjoy its music with fond memories.

Top Disco Songs and Their Musicians:
ABBA – Dancing Queen
Bay City Rollers – Saturday Night
Bee Gees – Night Fever
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Blondie – Heart Of Glass
Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife
Chic – Le Freak
Earth, Wind & Fire – September
Yvonne Elliman – If I Can’t Have You
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way (I Like It)
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
Lipps Inc. – Funkytown
Diana Ross – Upside Down
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Donna Summer – Last Dance
Van McCoy – The Hustle
The Village People – Y.M.C.A.
The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men

Jeff Bachmeier is owner of 977music.com, an online music and online radio station network providing live streaming Internet Radio channels with music from the 50’s thru Today. Users can also choose to create their own customized on demand playlist through their own social media profile. For more information please visit http:///www.977music.com.

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