Label: Eurotrend - 157.897 Format: CD Compilation Country: Germany Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul Style: Funk, Disco, Soul
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Its dancefloor is a space for immediate pleasure, but also for promises kept and otherwise. All of s great disco number ones explore how to play this hand.
Madison Avenue look to impose their will upon it, to set terms and roles. Spiller is less rigid. In , several s-style disco and funk songs charted, and the pop charts had more dance songs than at any other point since the late s.
In , disco songs or disco-styled pop songs are showing a strong presence on the music charts as a possible backlash to the s-styled synthpop, electro house and dubstep that have been dominating the current charts. Diana Ross was one of the first Motown artists to embrace the disco sound with her successful outing " Love Hangover " from her self-titled album.
At the request of Motown that he produce songs in the disco genre, Marvin Gaye released " Got to Give It Up " in , despite his dislike of disco. He vowed not to record any songs in the genre, and actually wrote the song as a parody. Stevie Wonder released the disco single " Sir Duke " in as a tribute to Duke Ellington , the influential jazz legend who had died in Other Motown artists who scored disco hits include: She briefly reappeared on the charts with the disco song "Gigolo" in Jimmy Ruffin , the elder brother of the Temptations lead singer David Ruffin , was also signed to Motown, and released his most successful and well-known song " What Becomes of the Brokenhearted " as a single in Ruffin eventually left the record label in the mids, but saw success with the disco song " Hold On To My Love ", which was written and produced by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees , for his album Sunrise.
Edwin Starr , known for his Motown protest song " War " , reentered the charts in with a pair of disco songs, " Contact " and " H. Radio ". The song was intended as an affectionate disco-style pastiche of the Motown sound, in particular the various duets recorded by Marvin Gaye with Tammi Terrell and Kim Weston.
Many Motown groups who had left the record label charted with disco songs. They left the record company in Jermaine Jackson , however, remained with the label after successful songs like " I Want You Back " and " ABC " , and even the disco song " Dancing Machine " They left soon after, on the advice of fellow Detroit native Aretha Franklin , to Atlantic Records , and there had disco songs like " The Rubberband Man " However, one single, "The Night" , was released in Britain in , and thanks to popularity from the Northern Soul circuit, reached number seven on the UK Singles Chart.
Norman Whitfield was a producer at Motown, renowned for creating innovative " psychedelic soul " songs. The genre later developed into funk , and from there into disco. The Undisputed Truth , a Motown recording act assembled by Whitfield to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques, found success with their song " Smiling Faces Sometimes ". He had been signed to Motown since , scored a successful disco single with his song "In and Out".
The group Rose Royce produced the album soundtrack to the film Car Wash , which contained the commercially successful song of the same name. Singer Stacy Lattisaw signed with Motown after achieving success in the disco genre. Additionally, the debut single of Shalamar , the group originally created as a disco-driven vehicle by Soul Train creator Don Cornelius , was " Uptown Festival " , a medley of 10 classic Motown songs sung over a s disco beat.
The German group Kraftwerk also had an influence on Euro disco. This Swedish quartet, which sang in English, found success with singles such as " Waterloo " , " Fernando " , " Take a Chance on Me " , " Gimme! A Man After Midnight " , and their signature smash hits " Dancing Queen " —ranks as the eighth best-selling act of all time.
Boney M. Dalida successfully adjusted herself to disco era and released at least a dozen of songs that charted among top number 10 in whole Europe and wider. Her greatest international single was "Tanti Auguri" "Best Wishes" , which has become a popular song with gay audiences. The song is also known under its Spanish title "Para hacer bien el amor hay que venir al sur" which refers to Southern Europe, since the song was recorded and taped in Spain.
It was her only entry to the UK Singles Chart , reaching number 9, where she remains a one-hit wonder. The song charted in different European countries. By the late s most major US cities had thriving disco club scenes, but the largest scenes were in San Francisco , Miami , and most notably New York City. The scene was centered on discotheques , nightclubs, and private loft parties. In the late 70s, Studio 54 in New York City was arguably the most well known nightclub in the world.
This club played a major formative role in the growth of disco music and nightclub culture in general. It was operated by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager and was notorious for the hedonism that went on within; the balconies were known for sexual encounters , and drug use was rampant. Its dance floor was decorated with an image of the " Man in the Moon " that included an animated cocaine spoon.
The Copacabana , another New York nightclub dating to the s, had a revival in the late s when it embraced disco; it would become the setting of a Barry Manilow song of the same name.
The transition from the lates disco styles to the earlys dance styles was marked primarily by the change from complex arrangements performed by large ensembles of studio session musicians including a horn section and an orchestral string section , to a leaner sound, in which one or two singers would perform to the accompaniment of synthesizer keyboards and drum machines. In addition, dance music during the —83 period borrowed elements from blues and jazz , creating a style different from the disco of the s.
Train , Kashif , and Patrice Rushen. During the first years of the s, the disco sound began to be phased out, and faster tempos and synthesized effects, accompanied by guitar and simplified backgrounds, moved dance music toward the funk and pop genres.
This drift from the original disco sound is called post-disco. In this music scene there are rooted subgenres, such as Italo disco , techno , house , dance-pop , boogie , and early alternative dance. During the s, many TV theme songs were produced or older themes updated with disco influenced music.
Examples include S. The British science fiction program Space: The rising popularity of disco came in tandem with developments in the role of the DJ. DJing developed from the use of multiple record turntables and DJ mixers to create a continuous, seamless mix of songs, with one song transitioning to another with no break in the music to interrupt the dancing. The resulting DJ mix differed from previous forms of dance music in the s, which were oriented towards live performances by musicians.
This in turn affected the arrangement of dance music, since songs in the disco era typically contained beginnings and endings marked by a simple beat or riff that could be easily used to transition to a new song. The development of DJing was also influenced by new turntablism techniques, such as beatmatching , a process facilitated by the introduction of new turntable technologies such as the Technics SL MK 2 , first sold in , which had a precise variable pitch control and a direct drive motor.
DJs were often avid record collectors, who would hunt through used record stores for obscure soul records and vintage funk recordings. DJs helped to introduce rare records and new artists to club audiences. Levan, for example, developed a cult following among club-goers, who referred to his DJ sets as " Saturday Mass ".
Some DJs would use reel to reel tape recorders to make remixes and tape edits of songs. Some DJs who were making remixes made the transition from the DJ booth to becoming a record producer , notably Burgess.
Scott developed several innovations. He was the first disco DJ to use three turntables as sound sources, the first to simultaneously play two beat matched records, the first user of electronic effects units in his mixes and an innovator in mixing dialogue in from well-known movies into his mixes, typically over a percussion break.
Instead, with increased agency and visibility, the DJ was now able to use his own technical and creative skills to whip up a nightly special of innovative mixes, refining his personal sound and aesthetic, and building his own reputation. Known as the first DJ to create a take his audience on a narrative, musical journey, Grasso discovered that music could effectively shift the energy of the crowd, and even more, that he had all this power at his fingertips.
About five years after the disco era came to a close in the late s, rave culture began to emerge from the acid house scene. Although disco culture started out underground, it eventually thrived in the mainstream by the late s, and major labels commodified and packaged the music for mass consumption.
In contrast, the rave culture started out underground and stayed underground. In part this was to avoid the animosity that was still surrounding disco and dance music. The rave scene also stayed underground to avoid law enforcement attention that was directed at the rave culture due to its use of secret, unauthorized warehouses for some dance events and its association with illegal club drugs like Ecstasy. The disco sound had a strong influence on early hip hop. Most of the early hip hop songs were created by isolating existing disco bass-guitar lines and dubbing over them with MC rhymes.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early s. It was initially popularized in Chicago, circa House music quickly spread to other American cities such as Detroit, New York City, and Newark — all of which developed their own regional scenes.
In the mid- to late s, house music became popular in Europe as well as major cities in South America, and Australia. Since the early to mids, house music has been infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide. Early house music was generally dance-based music characterized by repetitive four on the floor beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines ,  off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines.
While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, it was more electronic and minimalist,  and the repetitive rhythm of house was more important than the song itself. As well, house did not use the lush string sections that were a key part of the disco sound. House music in the s, while keeping several of these core elements, notably the prominent kick drum on every beat, varies widely in style and influence, ranging from the soulful and atmospheric deep house to the more minimalist microhouse.
House music has also fused with several other genres creating fusion subgenres,  such as euro house , tech house , electro house and jump house. No wave was a subgenre of post-punk centered in New York City. In the early s the dance-punk new rave in the United Kingdom emerged as a part of a broader post punk revival.
It fused elements of punk-related rock with different forms of dance music including disco. Nu-disco is a 21st-century dance music genre associated with the renewed interest in s and early s disco,  mids Italo disco, and the synthesizer-heavy Euro disco aesthetics.
It is also used to describe the music on several American labels that were previously associated with the genres electroclash and French house. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the music genre. For the entertainment venue, see nightclub. For the modern style of music, see Nu-disco. For other uses, see Disco disambiguation. Sexy Eyes writer: Sexy Eis. You to Me Are Everything writer: Michael Denne and Ken Gold publisher: Shame, Shame, Shame composer: Sylvia Robinson lyricist: Sylvia Robinson later translated versions: Scham, Scham, Scham later translated versions: Where Is the Love composer: Michael Denne and Ken Gold.
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Sylvia Robinson track Dean Pitchford track It Only Takes a Minute. Diana Ross. Heart of Glass. Giorgio Moroder. Theme from Shaft. Isaac Hayes. Disco Nights Rock-Freak. The Michael Zager Band. Get Off. The Silver Convention. The Bottle. Reach Up. The Message. Let The Music Play. Can You Feel The Force. Disco Stomp. I Love To Love.
I Will Survive. Fly, Robin, Fly. Step By Step. Young Hearts Run Free. Love Sensation. Love Is You. Gonna Get Over You. Take It To The Top. You Sexy Thing. Hot Chocolate. Tell Me Something Good. You Dropped a Bomb on Me. The Gap Band. The Whispers. Track Listing - Disc 4. Taana Gardner. The Second Time Around. Never Can Say Goodbye.
Gloria Gaynor. The Boss. Teddy Pendergrass. Lou Rawls. More Than a Woman. Brass Construction. Maxine Nightingale. Boogie Oogie Oogie. A Taste of Honey. Our Love Is Insane. Desmond Child. Fly, Robin, Fly. A Fifth of Beethoven. Walter Murphy. Track Listing - Disc 5. Alicia Bridges. Take Me Home. Thelma Houston. Yvonne Elliman. I Will Survive. Dance with Me. Peter Brown. Teena Marie. Got to Have Loving.
Don Ray. Good Times. Upside Down. Hot Stuff. Everlasting Love. Carl Carlton.