The Disco EraWritten by Dave Wakeham
When I started club Dj-ing in nineteen seventy nine the main stream dance music of the time was either soul and funk or disco. I was reaching back a few years into the beginnings of the funk era. The repetoire consisted of some of the first Kool and the Gang hits "funky stuff and hollywood swininging comes to mind" Commodores " brick house " Fatback Band and Fat Larrys Band, all of which were coming through the major city clubs. I still have a large collection of this music in my archive, I have noticed in recent years many bar DJs playing some of this music from compilation CDs and I was actually quite surprised to hear something like " David Bendeth feel the real from nineteen seventy nine, fourty years later in a bar near my home. The philadelphia International label contributed a lot to the disco era and so did the arrival of various new technologies.
Dave Wakeham DJ, multimedia artist , presenter
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