lundi 7 avril 2014

Burn baby burn....Disco inferno!!!!

In the late 1970s, Disco music reached its peak. So did Luv' (mainly in Continental Europe). Recently, two books paying tribute to this genre and the artists from this era were published.

* "First Legends of Disco: 40 Stars Discuss Their Careers in Classic Dance Music" by James Arena - Published by AuthorHouse 

This book is the follow-up to "First Ladies of Disco" (see news posted on September 5th, 2013). 40 legendary men and women who gained fame singing, producing, and spinning some of disco music's biggest hits during the '70s and early '80s look back at their careers. These acclaimed stars offer powerful new insights into their personal journeys before, during, and after the disco explosion. Interviewed artists include Alfa Anderson (formerly of Chic); William "Bubba" Anderson, James "Ajax" Baynard, LA Blacksmith, Tyrone Cox, Mark Lipetz and Phil "Flip" Thomas of Crown Heights Affair; Clare Bathé (formerly of Machine); Anthony Brooks of Harold Melvin's Blue Notes; Ed Cermanski and Robert Upchurch of The Trammps; Sarah Dash; John Davis; Leonard "Butch" Davis and Joe Harris of Double Exposure; Venus Dodson; Joy Dorris of Lime; Bob Esty; Jimmie Bo Horne; Geraldine Hunt; Carol Jiani; Janice Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey; France Joli; Randy Jones (formerly of Village People); Shirley Jones (formerly of The Jones Girls); Denis LePage/Nini Nobless (formerly of Lime); Robbie Leslie; W. Michael Lewis; George McCrae; Denise Montana; Eddie O'Loughlin; Rob Parissi (formerly of Wild Cherry); Bonnie Pointer; Warren Schatz; Debbie Sledge, Joni Sledge and Kim Sledge of Sister Sledge; Arthur "Pooch" Tavares of Tavares; Richie Weeks (formerly of Weeks & Co.); and James "D-Train" Williams. Featuring additional commentary by Patrick Adams, Teri DeSario, Luci Martin, Precious Wilson and more.

The book also includes the words from Sofiane Hadjazi (Funk Nord) who promotes disco revival shows with top stars in France. 

Since its publication in early January, James Arena and some of the "Legends of Disco" have taken part in radio and TV interviews, signings and other events to promote this fabulous testimony of a unique period. 

Click here to buy a copy. 

* "Le Dico du Disco" by Jean-Marie Potiez and Alain Pozzuoli - published by Renaissance du Livre

From ABBA to Zager Band.....

A French dictionnary about Disco music and the people who helped to define this genre. This book deals with all the aspects of the Disco culture (the artists, the hits, the iconic clubs, the movies.....). This dictionnary includes a compilation (with 18 disco songs). 

A must-have!!!!!

Click here to buy a copy. 

Source: Facebook (First Legends of Disco / ABBA légende nordique)

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