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(Billboard)   Sure, it fell out of favor fast once the '80s arrived, but in retrospect it wasn't all bad. Pull out your best polyester -- it's time to hit the dance floor and disco the day away with the Sunday Morning Music Club   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Giorgio Moroder, Disco, best disco songs, Donna Summer, Billboard Dance, I Feel Love, Amanda Lear, special place  
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2020-08-09 6:40:36 AM  
Heard this on the radio the other day (one of those "flashback" things) and it's been stuck in my head ever since.

Love & Kisses - Thank God It's Friday (Casablanca Records 1978)
Youtube Je5SBsCW7NE
2020-08-09 6:45:37 AM  
Gotta love this.

Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove (Official Music Video)
Youtube Lrle0x_DHBM
2020-08-09 6:46:39 AM  
And of course.

Blondie - Heart Of Glass (Official Music Video)
Youtube WGU_4-5RaxU
2020-08-09 6:50:11 AM  
Funkytown- Lipps Inc (original)
Youtube s36eQwgPNSE
2020-08-09 6:52:17 AM  
Boney M - Rasputin
Youtube kvDMlk3kSYg

Try to top Russia's greatest love machine.  Go ahead, I dare you
2020-08-09 6:53:14 AM  
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Who Loves You (Official Music Video)
Youtube -KtYgOM62fk

I won't say "list fails without", but this is darn sure #26

And it has everything:  killer Italian 'fro, hairy chests with gold medallions, Elvis sunglasses, and 0% body fat 1970's cocaine diet.  And sweaty upper lip goodness.  '70's dudebros in all their glory!
2020-08-09 7:02:22 AM  
The same Walter Murphy of Family Guy.  This one was HUGE.

WALTER MURPHY- A Fifth of Beethoven (extended version)
Youtube 4MFbn8EbB4k

//have the 45 somewhere.  I wonder if Walter would autograph it for me.
2020-08-09 7:03:44 AM  
From the time before white people found Disco:

The Love I Lost
Youtube HAQ_Axny5_8

At Broadway Sam's (North side Chicago) this song would stop all service - as the entire staff hit the dance floor in a choreographed routine.
2020-08-09 7:08:04 AM  
Awesome instrumental.  Not 100% disco, but not not disco.

Youtube bCZskZvvfgU
2020-08-09 7:08:42 AM  
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Official Video)
Youtube I_izvAbhExY

2020-08-09 7:12:51 AM  

jasonvatch: before white people

Hues Corporation - Rock the Boat
Youtube FfBwsG8ubFw
2020-08-09 7:15:09 AM  
Abba - Dancing Queen (Official Video)
Youtube xFrGuyw1V8s

//list fails without ABBA
2020-08-09 7:19:59 AM  
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Anyone need to stir their coffee up a bit?

And by "stir their coffee up" I mean do copious amounts of white stuff.  Yes, McD's once had these coffee stirrers, until they found out what people were using them for.  Or, they knew EXACTLY what people were using them for and knew they'd be getting hungry eventually.
2020-08-09 7:27:16 AM  
As much as I love The Moody Blues, here's an example of a non-disco band that should never have tried to do a disco song.

Gemini Dream
Youtube fy4ZosLPG2Q
2020-08-09 7:28:14 AM  
CHUCK WAGON & THE WHEELS - Disco Sucks Parts 1&2 (1979)
Youtube xqSBQFJRKq8
2020-08-09 7:37:47 AM  
Heatwave-Boogie Nights (Album Version)
Youtube vAClAa1MaqM
2020-08-09 7:41:06 AM  
T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
Youtube 8CmVxBmPdfw

Another great instrumental.  None more '70's than this!  Stands up pretty well, IMO.
2020-08-09 7:41:53 AM  

Devolving_Spud: jasonvatch: before white people


There is an old song by Martin Mull (I think) that has the lines

"Burn, baby, burn
You're like a charcoal briquette
The hotter you burn
The whiter you get"

...and I can't find it anywhere.
2020-08-09 7:43:17 AM  
Hot Chocolate - Every 1's a winner (Album Version)1978 HQ Audio
Youtube -SFFRaIUisY

Two Minutes to Late Night's cover of this is a thing of beauty...​a​olHK4
2020-08-09 7:43:30 AM  
DOA Disco Sucks
Youtube haQcapOegWc
2020-08-09 7:45:26 AM  
disco duck
Youtube 97RjuC9YeXg
2020-08-09 7:46:23 AM  
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft (1971)
Youtube Q429AOpL_ds

Not quite disco, but every disco "sound" included:  horns, violin section, flute, piccolo, scratching guitar, tambourine, syncopated high-hat, upbeat tempo, funky bass line...and Isaac Effing Rest-In-Peace Hayes!
2020-08-09 7:49:49 AM  
I can't believe it took this long for the BEST disco anthem OF ALL TIME!

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive [Official Video] 1978 [Audio iTunes Plus AAC M4A]
Youtube ARt9HV9T0w8
2020-08-09 7:52:48 AM  
The guy who was at the front for a while

KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight (HQ with lyrics)
Youtube LHEsE9yN2CY
2020-08-09 7:53:05 AM  
Love Unlimited Orchestra ~ Love's Theme 1973 Disco Purrfection Version
Youtube RLTJ95kj9ng

Another great instumental.   Of course, horns had been used a lot, but in the 70's, French horns and flugelhorns got into the mix.  (See also: Chuck Mangione)
2020-08-09 8:00:35 AM  
Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Youtube Tu0mzwM9yP4

Lou Rawls, singing live.
//lawn, off
2020-08-09 8:02:53 AM  
That list is laughable. If there were only 5 songs, this would be one:

Earth, Wind & Fire - September (Official Video)
Youtube Gs069dndIYk
2020-08-09 8:06:22 AM  
Yvonne Elliman -- If I Can´t Have You [[ Official Video ]] HD
Youtube CZVUzho-nok
2020-08-09 8:10:26 AM  
Not disco, but all about the disco era:
Ian Hunter - We Gotta Get Out of Here (1980)
Youtube 5DFXsLfAMOY
2020-08-09 8:21:19 AM  
Any other Farkers go to disco demolition night a long time ago on the south side?
2020-08-09 8:23:26 AM  
1980.  After a decade of cocaine use, things were reaching peak self-indulgence in Hollywood.  When everyone is on coke, there's no such thing as "over the top" or "hey that might be a bad idea".  But there was plenty of money to throw at any project.  "Let's take a hot star, maybe a singer...Olivia Newton John!  And put her with a hot band!  How about ELO! Yeah, the kids like ELO!  Add a hot trend!  Disco!  And another hot trend!  Roller skates!  And lots of dancers!  We'll revive The Hollywood Musical!  Let's get Gene Kelly!  What?  He's 68?  Ok, we'll put GENE KELLY ON ROLLER SKATES!"  Etc....

Roller skate + Xanadu Gene Kelly & Olivia Newton John
Youtube xXHl4H1xfiI

Who could have predicted it would be a box office disaster?  But we got a decent song out of it, and Gene Kelly did rock those roller skates, even at 68.

//cocaine is bad.  mmkay?
2020-08-09 8:24:32 AM  

Exluddite: Not disco, but all about the disco era:

By the way, if the woman in that  song (Ellen Foley) sounds familiar, it's because she is the female vocal on "Paradise by the Dashboard light", among other things.
2020-08-09 8:25:51 AM  
Le Freak
Youtube RAYQTfFh4xk
2020-08-09 8:33:23 AM  
Technically Disco never actually died.

It stopped being popular in the USA, but it thrived over in Europe.

Do a search of the YooToobs for "Italo Disco" and have a listen.

Fun Fun - Color My Love 1984
Youtube Pd6Tvs8r_TA
2020-08-09 8:38:23 AM  

eurotrader: Any other Farkers go to disco demolition night a long time ago on the south side?

I knew about it (and that's my birthday) but I had better drinking plans.

One of the more unlucky baseball players was on the field that night:​o​rres
who managed to be in three forfeited games.
2020-08-09 8:40:41 AM  
David Naughton - Makin' it
Youtube 91D58RuHyVU

Yes, that is the guy from An American Werewolf In London.
2020-08-09 8:53:32 AM  

bloobeary: It stopped being popular in the USA, but it thrived over in Europe.

Pulp - Disco 2000
Youtube qJS3xnD7Mus
2020-08-09 9:22:49 AM  
Oh, and let's not forget, that era also brought us Kissco!

Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin' You
Youtube ZhIsAZO5gl0
2020-08-09 9:26:15 AM  
Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame (1978 HD 720p)
Youtube 5sYPg32rBzo
2020-08-09 9:27:07 AM  
Wild Cherry-Play that funky music W/ lyrics
Youtube _pHT9yYFdZg
2020-08-09 9:27:08 AM  
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
Youtube 4_68RwJyzkA
2020-08-09 9:29:47 AM  
Dazz Band ~ Let It Whip 1982
Youtube Gd3gl5gnMeA
2020-08-09 9:32:05 AM  
Disco gets the most hate thrown at it with the possible exception of Prog. Yet everyone wants to do this when this song comes on:
The Full Monty - Looking For Some Hot Stuff
Youtube H4wuH9pSSRo
2020-08-09 9:32:53 AM  
Tyrone Davis - Get On Up (Disco)
Youtube bF5fRYZrEbY
2020-08-09 9:34:53 AM  
Jimmy "Bo" Horne - spank 1979 (Remastered audio)
Youtube C8AUm3cuYgw
2020-08-09 9:36:06 AM  
More funk than disco, but I love the dancing in the vid.

Papa was a Rolling stone Long version Soul train line dance
Youtube F8IdWUr5NGY
2020-08-09 9:37:24 AM  
Youtube aGajlQvuwHU
2020-08-09 9:39:20 AM  

bearded clamorer: [iFrame​isY?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​​i=1&​widgetid=25]

Two Minutes to Late Night's cover of this is a thing of beauty...​olHK4

That was fun. And now I'm down a rabbit hole
2020-08-09 9:48:39 AM  
Clarence Carter (Strokin') Music Video
Youtube -f0hioL6fuo
2020-08-09 10:02:21 AM  
Well someone has to post this...
The Trammps - Disco Inferno
Youtube A_sY2rjxq6M
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