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discomaticexpress:

Disco Bits:
Rapunzel’s collection of disco memorabilia… It included a bunch of Vicki Sue Robinson albums and a Flashdance poster.

discomaticexpress:

Disco Bits:

Rapunzel’s collection of disco memorabilia… It included a bunch of Vicki Sue Robinson albums and a Flashdance poster.

#Vicki Sue Robinson #Flashdance #disco

tokillthevillageofwolves:

Casablanca Records and Filmworks original label.

tokillthevillageofwolves:

Casablanca Records and Filmworks original label.

#Casablanca Records #disco

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: July 28, 1979 - “Good Times” by Chic hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 6 weeks, also topping the Hot 100 for 1 week on August 18, 1979. Written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, it is the second R&B and pop chart topper for the seminal New York City based R&B band led by musician and producers Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Like many of Chic’s other hit singles, lyrically they will seem quite ambiguous on the surface, but in truth will often mask a much more profound and deeper meaning within the lyrics. The duo will refer to their songs having a “deep hidden meaning” behind them. Edwards and Rodgers will base “Good Times” conceptually on depression era pop songs like “Happy Days Are Here Again” and “About A Quarter To Nine”, juxtaposing them with the then down state of the late 70’s US economy and the unbridled hedonism of the “Disco Era”, making a veiled statement about people’s need to escape and to forget about their troubles. That concept will even extend to the packaging of the accompanying album “Risque”, which will feature the members of the band posed in a sepia toned black & white photograph depicting that bygone era. Released as a single on June 4, 1979, “Good Times” will be an immediate smash, both on the dance floor and on the radio. It will go on to become one of the most influential records of the late 20th century and beyond when it also becomes a cornerstone of Hip Hop culture. Its innovative bassline will be used as the basis for the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”, as well as spawning numerous songs either directly copying or having been influenced by it. “Good Times” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

(via deephouseclassics)

#Chic #disco

Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer

Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer

#Giorgio Moroder #Donna Summer #Bad Girls #disco

Village People in The Love Boat

Village People in The Love Boat

#Village People #The Love Boat #disco

Commercial for Disco Boogie album

#Disco Boogie #Salsoul Records #disco

bigandstrong:

Mike Rella - Flyer for 2001 Odyssey Disco, 197?

bigandstrong:

Mike Rella - Flyer for 2001 Odyssey Disco, 197?

#2001 Odyssey Disco #disco

keithrichardsarthritisfingers:

You’ve been starring in my dreams..


“I don’t think anyone resisted it at all, not to my knowledge. Whether they did mentally or not, I don’t think anyone can really remember that. If they say they remember, they probably don’t. They’re probably lying”

"During the rehearsal of the El Mocambo gig I wrote the song Miss You. So I remember that ‘cause I was waiting for everyone in the band to turn up and I was with Billy Preston, and Billy was playing the kick drum and I was always playing the guitar and I wrote Miss You on that so I remember that moment very well" - Mick

"At first i thought..Oh Mick’s been to the disco again.."- Keith

"I remember when the bass line went disco I was like ‘Hmm that’s different’ especially for the Stones. I said to myself ‘They’re gunna play disco?! Ok that’ll work’ (laughs). When we hit the groove I understood they were trying to incorporate the tradition with a new one"- Sugar Blue (Harmonica)

It is funny to look back into the mid- to late ’70s and realize how worried rock fans were about the potential scenario of disco music killing off their genre. Yet today Miss You stills holds up as a classic rock hit. It broke down color barriers along with genre barriers at this period of time. Keith had just kicked heroin and was ready to prove the band was still a potent force; Mick had been living in New York and was exposed to musical influences such as new Latin music, dance, and punk rock, and felt a fire under him from hearing the young upstarts in punk rock bands put down the Stones as has-beens.

It took the world’s greatest Rock N Roll band, hot on the heels of fusing rock and disco to make that sound mainstream. This was the Stones not trying keep up with the punks. It won them more fans than trying to out-punk the punk bands. Without a doubt the greatest masterstroke of the late 70’s. No other song plunges you headfirst into that particular time of decadence, cocaine, rawness, celebrity and groove. It’s a song you don’t hear.. you feel.

#The Rolling Stones #disco