Ok, time for some facts.
Disco music was initially called discotheque music.
Its first audiences were club-goers from the African American, Latino, Italian American, gay and psychedelic communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Disco was a reaction against the domination of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music.
In what is considered a forerunner to disco clubs, the DJ David Mancuso opened The Loft, a members-only dance club set in his own home in New York City in February 1970.
Five years later there were more than 10 000 disco clubs, only in the States.
The first article about disco was written in September 1973. Author: Vince Aletti for the Rolling Stone magazine.
The first disco radio show started in 1974 in New York City. Station: WPIX-FM.
The first #1 song on the American disco chart upon its debut on November 2, 1974 was “Never Can Say Goodbye” by Gloria Gaynor. Disco diva Gloria Gaynor was crowned “Disco Queen” on March 3, 1975 by the National Association of discotheque disc jockeys.
The musical influences include funk, latin and soul music. The disco sound has soaring, often reverberated vocals over a steady “four-on-the-floor” beat, an eighth note or 16th note hi-hat pattern with an open hi-hat on the off-beat, and a prominent, syncopated electric bass line sometimes consisting of octaves.
In most disco tracks, strings, horns, electric pianos, and electric guitars create a lush background sound. Yeah.
The movie “Saturday Night Fever” and its soundtrack are what really throttled disco into popular culture in 1977. Many see this as the beginning of the end for disco.
The mass production of watered-down disco songs and constant radio airplay led a lot of rock ‘n’ roll fans to coin the phrase “Disco Sucks!”
Disco haters rallied in Chicago on July 12, 1979, to attend the “Disco Demolition Night”, an event that many people peg as the night disco died.
They were wrong.
Disco Will Never Die.
Glam Sam is back, and the man has got his Combo to support him.
Glam Sam delivers a brand-new piece of art filled to the brim with disco-flavoured tracks for the discotheque dance floors of the world.
The disco music is spiced up with house, old school hip hop, soulful vibes and acid jazz, and towards the end Glam Sam touches cool jazz and electro funk.
It’s pretty much all you need.
Digital release date: June 21st 2013
Catalogue number: LGM 128-8
Label: Lemongrassmusic – LC 12644