Legends of Disco: Forty Stars Discuss Their Careers

Legends of Disco: Forty Stars Discuss Their Careers

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Author: Arena, James

Brand: McFarland

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 244

Details: Product Description 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 Debbie, Joni and Kim Sledge of Sister Sledge ( We Are Family); 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); 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.  Full list of featured artists: Foreword by France JoliAlfa Anderson - formerly of ChicWilliam "Bubba" Anderson, James "Ajax" Baynard, LA Blacksmith, Tyrone Cox, Mark Lipetz, and Phil "Flip" Thomas of Crown Heights AffairClare Bathé - formerly of Machine Anthony Brooks of Harold Melvin's Blue Notes Ed Cermanski and Robert Upchurch of The Trammps Sarah DashJohn Davis - producerLeonard "Butch" Davis and Joe Harris of Double Exposure Venus DodsonJoy Dorris of LimeBob EstyJimmie Bo HorneGeraldine HuntCarol JianiJanice Marie Johnson of A Taste of HoneyFrance JoliRandy Jones - formerly of Village PeopleShirley Jones - formerly of The Jones GirlsDenis LePage/Nini Nobless - formerly of LimeRobbie Leslie - Studio 54 DJW. Michael Lewis - producerGeorge McCraeDenise MontanaEddie O'Loughlin - producerRob Parissi - formerly of Wild CherryBonnie PointerWarren Schatz - producerDebbie Sledge, Joni Sledge and Kim Sledge of Sister SledgeArthur "Pooch" Tavares of TavaresRichie Weeks - formerly of Weeks & Co.James "D-Train" WilliamsAfterword by Henry Stone - founder of T.K. Records Other books in this dance music series: First Ladies of Disco Legends of Disco Europe's Stars of 80s Dance Pop Europe's Stars of 80s Dance Pop Vol. 2 Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop & EDM Review "When James Arena first approached me to participate in his book I was immediately impressed with his energy and serious desire to tell a story about a musical era which the 'main stream' had dismissed as a flash in the pan moment. He wanted to tell the story of the people who put their heart, soul and talent into a music and a lifestyle. I'm happy to see how well his book is being received and as with so much in life, 'The only thing new is the history you don't know!' I enjoyed the book." - producer, musician Patrick Adams, (Musique, Sister Sledge, Gladys Knight, The Spinners, etc.) "Arena and the artists not only present the history of the music but the inner workings of the music industry, ever-changing tastes and public perception of the work created. There are so many personal stories of the evolution of many different types of artists and how rhythm & blues, funk and soul and pure pop morphed into the creation of this sometimes scorned moniker of 'disco.' ...Arena's passion for capturing the history of disco is not only interesting to discover, but a worthwhile discovery of all of the artists who created all those 'good times.'" - Bill Biss/ edgemedianetwork.com "Disco is not dead, it's been immortalized..."  Beatselector Magazine, double review of First Ladies of Disco & Legends of Disco books, May 2018, issue #13. From the Author Official follow-up book to "First Ladies of Disco," which features interviews with Gloria Gaynor, Carol Douglas, Martha Wash, Claudja Barry, Anita Ward, Linda

Release Date: 30-03-2016

Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.0 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback