vendredi 13 mai 2016

Legends of Disco

Last month, Facebook friend and American author James Arena released "Legends of Disco". This is the newly published, re-edited and redesigned version of his previously self-released book “First Legends of Disco” (now out-of-print) / see article posted on April 7th, 2014. 

In this candid retrospective of the disco era (and follow-up to the book "First Ladies of Disco"), 40 men and women who reigned over the dance music industry of the 1970s and early 1980s recall their lives and careers before, during and after the genre's explosion. Artists interviewed include Alfa Anderson, formerly of Chic (Good Times); Ed Cermanski and Robert Upchurch of The Trammps (Disco Inferno); Sarah Dash (Sinner Man); producer John Davis (Ain't That Enough For You); Janice Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey (Boogie Oogie Oogie); France Joli (Come To Me); Denis LePage of Lime (Babe, We're Gonna Love Tonite); Randy Jones of Village People (YMCA); Studio 54 DJ Robbie Leslie; Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry (Play That Funky Music); Bonnie Pointer (Heaven Must Have Sent You); producer Warren Schatz (Turn The Beat Around); Debbie, Joni and Kim Sledge of Sister Sledge (We Are Family); and many more. Includes special commentary by producer Patrick Adams (In The Bush), singers Precious Wilson (I Can't Stand The Rain) and Teri DeSario (Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You), and the late Henry Stone, founder of T.K. Records

Shortly after its release, the book reached #1 on Amazon's dance charts in USA and France.

The publication is available worldwide on several platforms (Amazon, iBookstore through iTunes!, (Barnes & Noble),

Click here to buy a copy of "Legends of Disco".

Last year, another book written by James and entitled "Stars of 80s Dance Pop" featured an interview with José Hoebee (see article posted on September 10th, 2015). 

Source: Facebook (James Arena)

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