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  1. #1

    The DISCO Era! Come On, You Know You Liked It!

    Folks, now that Chic has issued a box set. I was thinking that it should be ok now to finally discuss the music of the Disco Era that was roughly 1974-80. For years people would not admit that they liked some of the music, but there really was some good and memorable recordings to come out of all of that self indugence and debauchery......... LOL! Let's discuss. One of my favorites from the era was

    Peter Brown's "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me - 1977

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    Here's another one that had us dancing and trying be cool.....hehehehe.....
    Last edited by marv2; 10-27-2010 at 02:10 AM.

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  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi LaLumia View Post
    Great clip Jim
    !

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    Are you kidding? It's always been cool to discuss disco in my world! It's nothing but another musical style. Some good, some bad.

    But, those two examples are what I call FUNK! To me, disco is more like Silver Convention's "Fly Robin Fly" or YMCA by Village People. Still, it's all good.

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    Exactly... Vicki Sue Robinson used to say that she felt the '"Disco sucks" movement was just thinly veiled racism and homophobia. And I agree. And of course, the mainline rockers were seeing their market share decline, and they had expensive cocaine habits to support! But Disco never died, it just changed it's name to dance.. then house... etc... like any genre, there's good and there's bad. Here's some good:





  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by jillfoster View Post
    Exactly... Vicki Sue Robinson used to say that she felt the '"Disco sucks" movement was just thinly veiled racism and homophobia.
    The "disco sucks" movement was thinly veiled racism, sexism, and homophobia, all the things that straight, white males saw as a threat to the dominance of white-boy guitar-based rock. And they use all kinds of flimsy excuses like the discos promote hedonism, while conveniently forgetting all of the excesses of the rock world. It's just like when they complain against rap. It's usually thinly-veiled racism. Compare it to the tea-baggers today...again, thinly-veiled racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulster View Post
    The "disco sucks" movement was thinly veiled racism, sexism, and homophobia, all the things that straight, white males saw as a threat to the dominance of white-boy guitar-based rock. And they use all kinds of flimsy excuses like the discos promote hedonism, while conveniently forgetting all of the excesses of the rock world. It's just like when they complain against rap. It's usually thinly-veiled racism. Compare it to the tea-baggers today...again, thinly-veiled racism.
    Wow! Soulster preach on! I was thinking last night that it kind of reminded of the Tea Party movement. It's like " Since I don't like it........you're not going to get to enjoy it either!"

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    I liked this song, man did I like this song from 1978: Bell & James "Living It Up on Friday Night!"

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    Soulster, "Fly Robin,Fly" by Silver Convention was one my Dad use to like. I can remember coming home from high school and hearing blasting coming up from basement LOL!

    The two I started this thread off with were considered "dance records" aka disco where I lived , Detroit and Toledo.


    Here's one that was also very popular : Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady"

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    Jill you picked 3 great ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post

    Here's one that was also very popular : Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady"

    ...except that Johnnie Taylor himself had said that the song isn't disco. It's R&B.

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    Disco is cool with me,alot of folks got upset but hey folks were still singing and dancing and alot of the songs were cool as a matter of fact one that should've been a disco hit but was recorded just before disco was ironically the marvelettes cover of the supremes classic[a breathtaking guy]now before ya'll jump on me for being on the hooch[haven't had a drop honest]just take a listen to the beat and then tell me it couldn't have been a disco hit...disco was cool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulster View Post
    ...except that Johnnie Taylor himself had said that the song isn't disco. It's R&B.
    Considering that musical backing for Disco Lady came from various P-Funk alumni, that song could be labeled Funk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmyfunk View Post
    Considering that musical backing for Disco Lady came from various P-Funk alumni, that song could be labeled Funk.
    That's exactly what it is! Funk. call it funk, R&B, but it's not disco.

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    I'm mean everybody was doing it! hehehehe:

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    Here we are in 1978 at the height of the Disco Era and we have Karen Young out of Philly doing "Hot Shot"!

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    I HATE Silver convention. Their two biggest songs had a grand total of less than 10 words for lyrics. Boring as hell. another good one I like:


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    I don't care if it was called the "Disco Era". 1974- 1980 and beyond I was into Funk. I don't mean to tell people what they
    should listen to and I had a lot of respect for Vickie Sue Robinson but alhthough I know there may have been some truth
    to her statement as far as a lot of rockers were concerned, I felt and still feel for the most part, Disco sucked. Big time.
    Of course there were exceptions and some artists tried to work creatively in the genre but even many of those felt it was
    not their best work or what they really wanted to be doing. They really just wanted to keep working and getting paid.
    Disco is by far my least favorite of all of the predominately black music genres, the only thing I care less for is anything
    produced by Ian Levine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by splanky View Post
    I don't care if it was called the "Disco Era". 1974- 1980 and beyond I was into Funk. I don't mean to tell people what they
    should listen to and I had a lot of respect for Vickie Sue Robinson but alhthough I know there may have been some truth
    to her statement as far as a lot of rockers were concerned, I felt and still feel for the most part, Disco sucked. Big time.
    Of course there were exceptions and some artists tried to work creatively in the genre but even many of those felt it was
    not their best work or what they really wanted to be doing. They really just wanted to keep working and getting paid.
    Disco is by far my least favorite of all of the predominately black music genres, the only thing I care less for is anything
    produced by Ian Levine...

    Splanky, let's talk about the exceptions. Was there one record that you liked between the years 1974 and 1980 that was classified as "Disco"?

    I did not like Ian Levine's productions either. But those were from the 90's for the most part.

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    Anyway, this was a popular record in late '77 and I am sure you can imagine why: Remember?

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    I always just thought that people that hated "disco music" and disco nightclubs were ones that couldn't dance; didn 't know how to dance! LOL!

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    From the Summer of 1974, George McCrae with "Rock Your Baby"

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHe7ErAbLOI

    Always loved this group....though, they didn't last too long. I always thought Alton had a Jean Terrell-ish quality to her voice. The best party music! Where's my platform shoes?

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    Disco was happy music no matter what you might think of it,the crap thats out today is some of the gloomiest stuff ever..down wit da man put em down yadda,yadda,yadda...give me disco anyday over this crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrr&bee View Post
    Disco was happy music no matter what you might think of it,the crap thats out today is some of the gloomiest stuff ever..down wit da man put em down yadda,yadda,yadda...give me disco anyday over this crap.
    JAI, I agree. Man , we just had lot of fun in those days. I know tastes change as time goes on, but like you, I can't even listen to 80% of the music out there today. It is depressing and not very uplifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueskies View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHe7ErAbLOI

    Always loved this group....though, they didn't last too long. I always thought Alton had a Jean Terrell-ish quality to her voice. The best party music! Where's my platform shoes?
    Yeah, they were a good group. Did you know that in 1977 Alton McClain was one of the singers that was discussed as being a possible replacement for Mary Wilson in the Supremes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Yeah, they were a good group. Did you know that in 1977 Alton McClain was one of the singers that was discussed as being a possible replacement for Mary Wilson in the Supremes?
    No, I didn't know that. Could have been interesting.

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    I liked disco -- not all of it. Of course I don't like all rock or even all soul. But disco had a lot of great tunes and artists. I like the Bee Gees a lot (I know they're not an SDF favorite, oh well), Tavares, the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack, Vickie Sue Robinson, and others.

    My favorite of that era was K.C. and the Sunshine Band, whom I just saw in a great concert a month ago.

    I also agree that the disco bashing was definitely racist and homophobic, no question about it. Let's not forget, there was some awful rock and guitar rock at the same time.

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    disco

    Up until the emergence of disco, I thought Motown was everything I ever wanted. Then I heard George McCrae.... the Ritchie Family... and disco was well and truly born. Motown went out of the window, and I yearned for anything disco.

    When I was a student in Oxford, I went to disco almost every night until they closed at 2am. How I ever passed my degree is amazing! But by this time, Donna Summer had arrived, and Motown was something in the dim and distant past.

    Oh, give me disco any day. Luckily we have BBR now issuing many of these records (such as the first two major Gloria Gaynor disco albums) and once more (for me) Motown is pushed aside. In my life (and my world) disco is very much alive, kicking, thrusting and being what I love listening to when I'm in the gym, the car, doing housework or even trying to sleep!

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    I actually loved the era because it got everybody dancing. I didn't like some the later music that went on and on forever,
    but I did love stuff like KC & the Sunshine Band, Vicki Sue Robinson, Shirley & Co., etc.
    I actually danced in '78 on American Bandstand too! I think we did six shows with guests including Evelyn Champagne King,
    Rick James, High Inergy, Love & Kisses, etc. It was a fun era!

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    Gordy, what did you think about the Philadelphia sounds from the PIR stable, Spinners, and the Stylistics? And, how about Stax during the early 70s? Now, Stax didn't go near disco, but the producers from Philly were at the forefront of the disco sound at a time when Motown was still trying to find it's way out of the 60s.

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    Philly....

    Quote Originally Posted by soulster View Post
    Gordy, what did you think about the Philadelphia sounds from the PIR stable, Spinners, and the Stylistics? And, how about Stax during the early 70s? Now, Stax didn't go near disco, but the producers from Philly were at the forefront of the disco sound at a time when Motown was still trying to find it's way out of the 60s.
    I always thought that PIR should and could so easily have overtaken Motown. I loved the Stylistics - they were just sensational. Generally, most things from PIR were good releases (Three Degrees of course has just been issued on CD). However Stax.... probably not so keen.

    I guess by the time Donna Summer was making her mark all over Europe, Sylvester had come into my life, as had Karen Young with her Hot Shot, and yet to arrive were Lime, Carol Jiani, France Gall, Yvonne Elliman with Love Pains, Sharon Redd, Odyssey, Dynasty, Imagination, Shalamar, Change, Divine.... oh yes, the amazing Divine!

    Now those were the days of endless happiness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordy_hunk View Post
    I always thought that PIR should and could so easily have overtaken Motown. I loved the Stylistics - they were just sensational. Generally, most things from PIR were good releases (Three Degrees of course has just been issued on CD). However Stax.... probably not so keen.

    I guess by the time Donna Summer was making her mark all over Europe, Sylvester had come into my life, as had Karen Young with her Hot Shot, and yet to arrive were Lime, Carol Jiani, France Gall, Yvonne Elliman with Love Pains, Sharon Redd, Odyssey, Dynasty, Imagination, Shalamar, Change, Divine.... oh yes, the amazing Divine!

    Now those were the days of endless happiness!
    What planet were you on in the early 70? PIR did take over Motown! For a good time, PIR could do no wrong! The O'Jays, Three degrees, Billy Paul, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, and let's not forget MFSB! They had perhaps the best and best-known instrumental of the 70s, and that track was the theme from Soul Train for it's 1974 season! The best Motown could do is the occasional hit from Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, or The Temptations. PIR fizzled out after 1975, with only tew or three hits after that because of internal friction between the writers and Gamble & Huff. Overall, the Philly sound was still quite alive. MFSB could still be heard on hits by Stylistics, Spinners, Salsoul Orchestra, and The Ritchie Family.

    Stax? Bad business moves killed them off. Their loss, Columbia's gain: The Emotions and Johnnie Taylor.
    Last edited by soulster; 10-28-2010 at 12:23 PM.

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    I remember a song during the disco era around 1976 and have been trying to figure out the name of the song and artist. Anyone remember a song sung by a group ( I think) with a male lead singing the words, "Everbody in Hollywood is gettin' down to the afro sound (yea); accross the land from Jamaica to Japan they're partying down...?

  36. #36
    It was October 31, 1978 and I was at a party in the dorm's recreation room when I heard this for the very first time!Mais Qui? C'est Chic!!!! LOL!

  37. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by muzicmuse44 View Post
    I remember a song during the disco era around 1976 and have been trying to figure out the name of the song and artist. Anyone remember a song sung by a group ( I think) with a male lead singing the words, "Everbody in Hollywood is gettin' down to the afro sound (yea); accross the land from Jamaica to Japan they're partying down...?
    That's a good one. I'm going to have to work on that one and get back to you.

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    I cannot believe that Tom Moulton has not joined this thread yet! He is after all the inventor of the Disco Mix! How heavy is that? Tom, where are you?

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    151 - On The Beat - B. B. & Q. Band

    152 - Dancing Queen - Abba

    153 - You Gave Me Love - Crown Heights Affair

    154 - Follow Me - Amanda Lear

    155 - Knock On Wood - Ami Stewart

    156 - You're The One For Me - D Train

    157 - Ring My Bell - Anita Ward

    158 - My Baby's Baby - Liquid Gold

    159 - Boogie Nights - Heatwave

    160 - Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

    161 - Y. M. C. A. - Village People

    162 - Hills Of Katmandu - Tantra

    163 - Love Is In You - Nightlife Unlimited

    164 - My Sweet Summer Suite - Love Unlimited

    165 - Get Off - Foxy

    166 - Get Up And Boogie - Freddie James

    167 - H. A. P. P. Y. Radio - Edwin Starr

    168 - Le Spank - Le Pamplemousse

    169 - Night Fever - Bee Gees

    170 - Tale Of Three Cities - Salsoul Orchestra

    171 - Your Love - Lime

    172 - Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band

    173 - High On Mad Mountain - Mike Theodore

    174 - Jungle DJ - Kikrokos

    175 - Menergy - Patrick Cowley

    176 - Sinner Man - Sarah Dash

    177 - Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young

    178 - Forbidden Love - Madleen Kane

    179 - Love Injection - Trussell

    180 - Standing In The Rain - Don Ray

    181 - Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation

    182 - Mainline - Black Ivory

    183 - I'll Always Love My Mama - Intruders

    184 - September - Earth, Wind and Fire

    185 - Dance And Shake Your Tambourine - Universal Robot Band

    186 - Love Attack - Ferrara

    187 - Mellow Lovin' - Judy Cheeks

    188 - Beat The Clock - Sparks

    189 - Music - Montreal Sound

    190 - One More Minute - Saint Tropez (St. Tropez)

    191 - Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango

    192 - Lady America - Voyage

    193 - Staying Alive - Bee Gees

    194 - Love's Coming/Baby Love - USA European Connection

    195 - In The Forrest - Baby O

    195 - Spank - Jimmy "Bo" Horne

    197 - Up Jumped The Devil - John Davis & The Monster Orchestra

    198 - Love Disco Style - Erotic Drum Band

    199 - Cassanova Brown - Gloria Gaynor

    200 - Overture - D. C. LaRue

    201 - Stomp - Brothers Johnson

    202 - Doctor's Orders - Carol Douglas

    203 - My Love Is Free - Double Exposure

    204 - Star Wars Theme - Meco

    205 - Standing Right Here - Melba Moore

    206 - The Bull - Mike Theodore Orchestra

    207 - Touch Me In The Morning - Marlena Shaw

    208 - Dancing Fever - Claudja Barry

    209 - Pleasure Island - Paul Jabara

    210 - The Runner - Three Degrees

    211 - Let Me Take You Dancing - Bryan Adams

    212 - Love Is The Ultimate - Ultimate

    213 - Dance Little Dreamer - Gregg Diamond / Bionic Boogie

    214 - Rock With You - Michael Jackson

    215 - Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb

    216 - Your My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White

    217 - One, Two, three (Counting On Love) - Peter Jacques Band

    218 - Groove Me - Fern Kinney

    219 - Dance Yourself Dizzy - ]Liquid Gold

    220 - Deputy Of Love - Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band

    221 - Pick Me Up, I'll Dance - Melba Moore

    222 - Free Man - South Shore Commission

    223 - Come On Dance Dance - Saturday Night Band

    224 - Can't Fake The Feeling - Geraldine Hunt

    225 - Dazz - Brick

    226 - Two Hot For Love - THP Orchestra

    227 - Haven't You Heard - Patrice Rushen

    228 - If You Could Read My Mind - Viola Wills

    229 - Boogie Motion - Beautiful Bend

    230 - Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Festival

    231 - Could It Be Magic - Donna Summer

    232 - T. S. O. P. - M.F.S.B. (M. F. S. B. / MFSB)

    233 - You Should Be Dancing - Bee Gees

    234 - Makin' It - David Naughton

    235 - A Lover's Holiday - Change

    236 - Fell In Love For The First Time Today - Carol Douglas

    237 - Heaven Must Have Sent You - Bonnie Pointer

    238 - Motown Review - Philly Cream

    239 - Music Is My Way Of Life - Patti Labelle

    240 - Symphony Of Love - Miquel Brown

    241 - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Original Larry Levan 12" Mix) - Inner Life

    242 - I'm Ok, You're Ok - American Gypsy

    243 - Melodies - Made In USA

    244 - The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes

    245 - Sunset People - Donna Summer

    246 - Thank God It's Friday - Love and Kisses

    247 - Caf? - D. D. Sound

    248 - It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Remix) - Gladys Knight And The Pips

    249 - Moskow Diskow - Telex

    250 - Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) - Inner Life



    251 - Ite Missa Est - Martin Circus

    252 - Shine On Silver Moon - Marilyn Mccoo & Billy Davis Jr.

    253 - I Love You - Donna Summer

    254 - Moonlight Lovin' - Isaac Hayes

    255 - Family Affair - M. F. S. B.

    256 - Hijack - Herbie Mann - Vinyl

    257 - Celebration - Kool And The Gang

    258 - Perfect Love Affair - Constellation Orchestra

    259 - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning - Thelma Houston

    260 - Quiet Village - Ritchie Family

    261 - Spacer - Sheila B. Devotion

    262 - Copacobana (En El Copa) - Barry Manilow

    263 - Shake Your Body Down To The Ground - The jacksons

    264 - A Night To Remember - Shalamar

    265 - Do Your Dance - Rose Royce

    266 - In The Raw - Whispers

    267 - (Everybody) Get Dancin' - Bombers

    268 - Macho Man - Village People

    269 - Open Sesame - Kool And The Gang

    270 - Rock Your Baby - George McRae

    271 - Touch And Go - Ecstasy, Passion & Pain

    272 - Atmospheric Strut - Cloud One

    273 - Foot Stompin' Music - (Hamilton) Bohannon

    274 - Paradise - Change

    275 - Magic Fly - Kebekelektrik

    276 - Don't Take Away The Music - Tavares

    277 - It Only Takes A Minute Girl - Tavares

    278 - Fly, Robin, Fly - Silver Convention

    279 - Keep Your Body Working - Kleeer

    280 - Found A Cure - Ashford And Simpson

    281 - Hot Butterfly - Gregg Diamond / Bionic Boogie

    282 - It's Ecstasy When You... - Barry White

    283 - After Dark - Patti Brooks

    284 - Put Your Feet To The Beat - Ritchie Family

    285 - Dreamin' - Loleatta Holloway

    Call Me - Blondie

    287 - Hold On To My Love - Jimmy Ruffin

    288 - Boogie Down - Blackwell

    289 - Bye Love - 5000 Volts - Vinyl

    290 - Shoot Your Best Shot - Linda Clifford

    291 - Sweet Dynamite - Claudja Barry

    292 - Another Cha Cha - Santa Esmeralda

    293 - Plato's Retreat - Joe Thomas

    294 - African Queens - Ritchie Family

    295 - At Midnight - T Connection

    296 - I'm In Love - Evelyn "Champagne" King

    297 - Woman - Barrabas

    298 - Lady Night - Patrick Juvet

    299 - It's Alright - Gino Soccio

    300 - Shake It Up Tonight - Cheryl Lynn

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    301 - Que Tal America - Two Man Sound

    302 - Accidental Lover - Love and Kisses

    303 - Body Music - Strikers, The

    304 - Here Comes That Sound Again - Love De-Luxe

    305 - Let The Music Play - Arpeggio

    306 - Party - KC And The Sunshine Band

    307 - Rock It - Lipps Inc.

    308 - Touch Me Baby - Ultimate

    309 - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White

    310 - Give Your Body Up - Billy Nichols

    311 - Going Back To My Roots - Odyssey

    312 - Is It All Over My Face - Loose Joints

    313 - Looking For Love - Fat Larry's Band

    314 - The End - Change

    315 - The Visitors - Abba

    316 - Get Your Chic Together - Class

    317 - Let Me Down Easy/Good Morning Midnight / Great Expectations (Suite) - First Choice

    318 - My Forbidden Lover - Chic

    319 - Take Me Home - Cher

    320 - Tango Hustle - Kay Gees

    321 - Bad Company - Ullanda McCullough

    322 - Brick House - Commodores

    323 - Cream Always Rises To The Top - Bionic Boogie / Gregg Diamond

    324 - Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson

    325 - Jingo - Candido

    326 - You And I - Delagation

    327 - I Love To Love - Tina Charles

    328 - Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills

    329 - One Love - Celi Bee

    330 - Anybody Wanna Party? - Gloria Gaynor

    331 - It's A War - Kano

    332 - Time Is Running Out - The Tymes

    333 - Come Let Me Love You - Jeanette "Lady" Day

    334 - Dance With Me - Peter Brown

    335 - I Don't Know What I'd Do - Sweet Cream

    336 - Six Million Steps - Rhani Harris.

    337 - Theme From S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage

    338 - When The Fuel Runs Out - Executive Suite

    339 - All American Girls - Sister Sledge

    340 - Just Be Good To Me - S. O. S. Band

    341 - Kjee - M.F.S.B. (M. F. S. B. / MFSB)

    342 - Love Sensation - Loleatta Holloway

    343 - Lucky - Donna Summer

    344 - Make That Feeling Come Again - Beautiful Bend

    345 - Never Gonna Say Goodbye - Poussez

    346 - Why Can't We Live Together - Timmy Thomas

    347 - Can You Handle It? - Sharon Redd

    348 - Don't Let Go - Isaac Hayes

    349 - Get Dancing - Disco Tex And The Sex-o-lettes

    350 - I Can't Stand The Rain - Eruption

    351 - Let No Man Put Asunder - First Choice

    352 - Never Gonna Be The Same - Ruth Waters

    353 - This Beat Is Mine - Vicki D

    354 - Ask Me - Ecstasy, Passion, & Pain

    355 - Dance To Dance - Gino Soccio

    356 - La Vie En Rose - Grace Jones

    357 - Sure Shot - Tracy Weber

    358 - Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk

    359 - Upside Down - Diana Ross

    360 - Cathedrals - D. C. LaRue

    361 - Dancin' At The Disco - L. A. X.

    362 - I Don't Want To Be A Freak - Dynasty

    363 - I Was Born This Way (Tom Moulton Remix) - Carl Bean

    364 - Law And Order - Love Committee

    365 - Lust - Rinder & Lewis

    366 - Machine Gun - Commodores

    367 - Undercover Lover - Debbie Jacobs

    368 - You + Me = Love - Undisputed Truth

    369 - Dirty Ol' Man - Three Degrees

    370 - Manhattan Love Song - King Errisson

    371 - Suite Seventeen - Marlena Shaw

    372 - This Will Be A Night To Remember - Eddie Holman

    373 - Tonight (I'm Alright) - Narada Michael Walden

    374 - What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin' - Stephanie Mills

    375 - You Can Get Over - Stephanie Mills

    376 - It's Raining Men - Weather Girls

    377 - One Nation - Funkadelic

    378 - Sunny - Yambu

    379 - Weekend - Phreek

    380 - Get Down - Voyage

    381 - Infatuation - Upfront

    382 - I Don't Know If It's Right - Evelyn King

    383 - I Love N. Y. - Metropolis

    384 - Love Hangover - Diana Ross

    385 - Rio De Janeiro - Gary Criss

    386 - Saturday - Norma Jean

    387 - Take Off - Harlow - Vinyl

    388 - The Visitors - Gino Soccio

    389 - In The Bottle - Joe Bataan

    390 - Miss You - Rolling Stones

    391 - Which Way Is Up - Stargard

    392 - Without Your Love - Cut Glass

    393 - You're All I Have - Poussez

    394 - Lady Bump - Penny McLean

    395 - Magnifique - Magnifique

    396 - Sexy - M. F. S. B.

    397 - Twilight Zone - Manhattan Transfer

    398 - Cuba - Gibson Brothers

    399 - Dancin Johnson - Bill Saluga

    400 - Let The Music Play - Shannon

    401 - Livin' It Up - Bell and James

    402 - Nice And Nasty - Salsoul Orchestra

    403 - Daddy Cool - Boney M

    404 - Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven (Remix) - Two Tons O Fun

    405 - Love Pains - Yvonne Elliman

    406 - Do Or Die - Grace Jones

    407 - Love Magic - John Davis & The Monster Orchestra

    408 - Mr. DJ You No How To Make Me Dance - The Glass Family

    409 - Superstar - Bob McGilpin

    410 - Back Together Again (Remix) - Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway

    411 - Beyond The Clouds - Quartz

    412 - Enough Is Enough (No More Tears) - Donna Summer with Barbra Streisand

    413 - We're On The Right Track - South Shore Commission

    414 - Bounce, Rock, Roll, Skate - Vaughn Mason And Crew

    415 - Flashdance - Irene Cara

    416 - I Specialize In Love - Sharon Brown

    417 - Over & Over - [Sylvester

    418 - Sentimentally It's You - Theo Vaness

    419 - Can't Live Without Your Love - Tamiko Jones - >Buy CD OR Vinyl

    420 - Fascinated - Company B

    421 - Feel Like Dancing - France Joli

    422 - Soul - Frankie Valli

    423 - Starchild - Level 42

    424 - Stars - Sylvester

    425 - Tangerine - Salsoul Orchestra

    426 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 Blow Your Whistle - Gary Toms

    427 - Fancy Dancer - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser Band

    428 - Heart Of Glass - Blondie

    429 - Is This The Future? - Fatback

    430 - Searching - Change

    431 - Lets Go Round Again - Average White Band

    432 - Love X Love - George Benson

    433 - One More Shot - C-Bank

    434 - Crank It Up - Peter Brown

    435 - Fantasy - Bruni Pagan

    436 - Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players

    437 - Mercy - Carol Jiani

    438 - Armed And Extremely Dangerous - First Choice

    439 - Jump To The Beat - Stacy Lattisaw

    440 - It Must Be Love - Alton McClain And Destiny

    441 - Lipstick - Michel Polnareff

    442 - Make Me Believe In You (Tom Moulton Remix) - Patti Jo

    443 - No One Gets The Prize/The Boss (12" Remix) - Diana Ross

    444 - Ritzy Mambo - Salsoul Orchestra

    445 - What A Difference A Day Makes - Esther Phillips

    446 - You Stepped Into My Life - Melba Moore

    447 - Dance - Paradise Express

    448 - Do You Love Me - Patti Austin

    449 - Heaven Is A Disco (Medley) - Paul Jabara

    450 - Heavy Vibes - Montana Sextet

    451 - I Wanna Dance - Asha

    452 - Jump Shout (Remix) - Lisa

    453 - Let's Mend What's Been Broken - Gloria Gaynor

    454 - Love Rescue - Project

    455 - Malaguena - Pico

    456 - Babe Were Gonna Love Tonight - Lime

    457 - Sea Hunt - Patrick Cowley

    458 - Slide - Slave

    459 - Strut Your Funky Stuff - Frantique

    460 - Summer Of '42 - Biddu Orchestra

    461 - That's The Trouble - Grace Jones

    462 - The Very Best In You - Change

    463 - Trocadero Suite - Alec R. Costandinos

    464 - Angel Eyes - Lime

    465 - Beat Box - Art of Noise

    466 - California Strut - Walter Murphy

    467 - Can We Try Again - Technique

    468 - Dance With You - Carrie Lucas

    469 - Dancing In Paradise - El Coco

    470 - Feelin' Lucky Lately - High Fashion

    471 - Forbidden Lover - Tapps

    472 - In Private - Dusty Springfield

    473 - Judas Iscariot - Sphinx (Alec Costandinos)

    474 - Just Be Yourself - Nightlife Unlimited

    475 - Just Begun - Jimmy Castor Bunch

    476 - Koka - American Eagles

    477 - Let My Heart Do The Walking - Supremes

    478 - Look Me Up - Blue Magic

    479 - My Baby's Got E. S. P - Four Below Zero

    480 - Plug Me To Death - Erotic Drum Band

    481 - The Player - First Choice

    482 - You Set My Heart On Fire - Tina Charles

    483 - Your Disco - Transvolta

    484 - Your Move - Change

    485 - Arabian Nights Medley - The Ritchie Family

    486 - Don't Stop The Music - Yarborough & Peoples

    487 - Hang Together - Odyssey

    488 - Heaven Knows - Donna Summer

    489 - Here's To You - Skyy

    490 - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten - The Simon Orchestra

    491 - I Get Lifted - Jimmy "Bo" Horne

    492 - I'll Do My Best (For You Baby) - Ritchie Family

    493 - Keep It Up - Olympic Runners

    494 - Let's Clean Up The Ghetto - Philadelphia International All Stars

    495 - Love Don't Go Thru No Changes On Me - Sister Sledge

    496 - On The Radio - Donna Summer

    497 - Ooh I Love It - Salsoul Orchestra

    498 - Party Line - Andrea True Connection

    499 - Remember Me/Ain't No Mountain - Boystown Gang

    500 - Spin It - Sunbelt

  41. #41
    For the record, pardon the pun, I do not wholly agree with the above list and the selections. Too much good stuff was left off and some very obscure garbage was included. See what you think.

  42. #42
    I am here.Just reading about others thoughts on it and what it meant to them. I don't have to tell you what it meant to me. You can hear it in the Music.

  43. #43
    Hi Marv, I missed this post originally. I am not sure what I could have added except that Disco to me was Soul Music with a Groove you could move to. And Did We Move!!!!

  44. #44
    marv, this thread inspired me to play some of the classic disco cuts we were discussing here and yes marv, do u wanna get funky with me is on there! lol.

    juice - u really broke it down on that classic peak of the disco era(78-79) but u left out:

    bell and james livin' it up
    the isleys - it's a disco night
    roy ayers - running away
    barry white - your sweetness
    hot shot - karen young
    ring my bell - anita ward
    relight my fire & instant replay - dan hartman

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    Even gospel divas The Clark Sister got on the disco band wagon with this 1979 song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SlMMHUxfCs

  46. #46
    Once upon a time for a class, I wrote a piece on whether I think the "death of disco" was overrated. Most of the backlash I see on the genre are from individuals like my grandparents who preferred adult contemporary and folk / folk-country. Nowadays, especially in the respective dance and LGBTQA communities, disco is celebrated for its campy aesthetic and the technological advances in the studio. While the modern incarnation of dance music may not reflect what it began as in the disco years, many DJs have respect to what the era stood for from a musical position. Even recent sub-genres like "Nu-Disco" attempt to mix older analog synth elements and percussion patterns of disco, with modern studio techniques.

    It was much to my family's chagrin when I got addicted to ABBA and later more American 70s disco.

    P.S. Two of the greatest unintentional novelty albums came from disco, like The Ethel Merman Disco Album, or Elton John's Victim of Love (released a little too late for the times)



    while this isn't so much soul related, they are fun albums to laugh to. Ethel Merman didn't actually hear any of the disco production, but instead came in and sang her showtunes like she always did in acapella. You'll notice how the production always seems a 1/2 beat off with her vocal track.


    I have nothing insightful to add about Elton John's only disco album. I'm pretty sure it falls in the timeline of the height of his coke addiction, when it really started to take a toll on the quality of his music.
    Last edited by loganjlr; 05-25-2018 at 02:53 AM.

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  48. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by loganjlr View Post
    Once upon a time for a class, I wrote a piece on whether I think the "death of disco" was overrated. Most of the backlash I see on the genre are from individuals like my grandparents who preferred adult contemporary and folk / folk-country. Nowadays, especially in the respective dance and LGBTQA communities, disco is celebrated for its campy aesthetic and the technological advances in the studio. While the modern incarnation of dance music may not reflect what it began as in the disco years, many DJs have respect to what the era stood for from a musical position. Even recent sub-genres like "Nu-Disco" attempt to mix older analog synth elements and percussion patterns of disco, with modern studio techniques.

    It was much to my family's chagrin when I got addicted to ABBA and later more American 70s disco.

    P.S. Two of the greatest unintentional novelty albums came from disco, like The Ethel Merman Disco Album, or Elton John's Victim of Love (released a little too late for the times)



    while this isn't so much soul related, they are fun albums to laugh to. Ethel Merman didn't actually hear any of the disco production, but instead came in and sang her showtunes like she always did in acapella. You'll notice how the production always seems a 1/2 beat off with her vocal track.


    I have nothing insightful to add about Elton John's only disco album. I'm pretty sure it falls in the timeline of the height of his coke addiction, when it really started to take a toll on the quality of his music.
    That's not true at all regarding the Ethel Merman recording. She performed several of the songs on television with several of the studio musicians and the producer present! I saw her interviewed at least twice about her Disco record. Once on the Tonight Show and once on the Mike Douglas Show.

    All the stuff out there today is nothing but pure garbage. They have lost the ability to be original and music suffers because of it!

  49. #49
    I also love it. Like with anything, there is good and bad.

  50. #50
    Everyone loves Bettye LaVette it seems NOW. Well I loved her even way back when she was doing Disco! LOL! From the Fall of 1978, here's Bettye and "Doin The Best That I Can" still a great record:

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