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01 Jan 1970 |

Miami Disco Project

The First Disco Song?

The First Disco Song?

First of all what  musical elements determine what Disco is? Four on the Floor, Bassline,use of violins and orchestral arrangements,female choruses as lead vocals? Or could it be that first song you could identify with from a nightclub in the early 70s? There are a myriad of

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January 21st, 2015

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The Art of Slow Dancing

The Art of Slow Dancing

Recently I went to a party with my 17 year old son , I happened to know the parents ( I would have not been allowed to go otherwise) Young DJ off to a corner , hands in the air type of stuff, standard Hip Hop and EDM hits, kids of course going wild to the music. During a ...

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January 20th, 2015

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Crimes Against Disco

Crimes Against Disco

On July 12,1979 at a Baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers a huge pile of Disco records were blown up in the middle of the playing field organized by radio personality Steve Dahl .Dahl a Radio DJ began at WDAI Chicago on February 23, 1978 with ...

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January 20th, 2015

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He Said it , When We Couldn’t…….. Remembering Billy Stewart

He Said it , When We Couldn’t…….. Remembering Billy Stewart

There was always that one special person at the party you looked at when ” I Do Love You” came on . In hopes that what you did not have the nerve to say would some how be conveyed musically courtesy of the unique vocals of Billy Stewart( March 24, 1937 – January ...

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January 16th, 2015

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HERMAN KELLY & LIFE  “Dance To The Drummers Beat”

HERMAN KELLY & LIFE “Dance To The Drummers Beat”

You’re driving down the road,listening to some old CDs you had made yourself years ago , so scratched up you’re surprised they’re playing at all. Suddenly after that old Chicago Ballad, BANG!! This track comes on and makes parts of your body you ...

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January 15th, 2015

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Meet Simon Soussan

Meet Simon Soussan

If you are a true ” DISCO-Phile” the name Simon Soussan is a household name. A producer associated with many of the songs you’ve heard and danced to from the Disco Era and early 80s. He produced Shalamar, Patti Brooks, Santa Esmeralda, Jessica Williams with

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January 15th, 2015

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Gonzalez ” I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet'”

Gonzalez ” I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet'”

Formed in 1971, the british group Gonzalez included members such as bassist DeLisle Harper, trumpeter Ron Carthy, saxophonist Steve Gregory, drummers Richard Bailey and Glen LeFleur, and vocalist George Chandler and their most successful member ,singer Viola Wills.The ...

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January 14th, 2015

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” And The Winner is” Most Recognizable Disco Song Poll

” And The Winner is” Most Recognizable Disco Song Poll

I recently asked a question on Facebook ” What is the Most recognizable Disco song in the World?” I received close to 30,000 responses from people all over the globe. The answers were varied from standard radio hits to obscure rock tracks that I guess passed as ...

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January 14th, 2015

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Bobby Caldwell ” The House is Rockin”

Bobby Caldwell ” The House is Rockin”

His biggest hit was the late 70’s smooth classic “What You Won’t Do For Love” The vinyl version was red and shaped like a heart, but his 1976 Dancefloor hit ” The House is Rockin” is considered by many one of Disco’s big hits. For ...

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January 13th, 2015

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Player ” Baby Come Back”

Player ” Baby Come Back”

January 14 ,1978 Player’s Baby Come Back hits #1 Baby Come Back” the hit ballad was a #1 song by the American rock band Player. It was released in October 1977 as the single from their s second studio album. It was written by lead singer Peter Beckett and J.C. ...

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January 13th, 2015

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