Disco Divas

Author: Sherrie A. Inness
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812218411
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The 1970s tend to be allocated a slender role in American cultural and social history. The essays in Disco Divas reveal that the 1970s, far from being an era of cultural stasis, were a time of great social change, particularly for women.

Divas Of Disco

Author: Francesco Cataldo Verrina
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326097806
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Da Philadelphia a Milano, da Miami a Monaco di Baviera, da Roma a New York, da Parigi a Detroit, da Londra a Los Angeles, da Montreal a Bologna, da Madrid a Memphis, un esercito di produttori, musicisti, cantanti, performers, ballerine e disc-jockeys diedero vita alla Disco Music, il piu eclettico fenomeno musicale di tutti I tempi che, per oltre un decennio fra il 1973 e il 1983, inietto linfa vitale nelle vene della discografia, catapultando sul mercato oltre 70.000 titoli ed invadendo le charts di mezzo mondo. Le donne furono protagoniste.

First Ladies Of Disco

Author: James Arena
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603324
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The female vocalists who pioneered the disco genre in the ’70s and early ’80s were an extraordinarily talented group who dazzled the world with an exciting blend of elegance, soulful passion and gutsy fire. In this book of original interviews, 32 of these women tell their stories, explaining how they view their music, careers, connection to gay audiences, and their places in dance music history. Interviewed artists include: The Andrea True Connection; Claudja Barry; Pattie Brooks; Miquel Brown; Linda Clifford; Carol Douglas; Yvonne Elliman; Rochelle Fleming (First Choice); Gloria Gaynor; Debbie Jacobs-Rock; Madleen Kane; Evelyn “Champagne” King; Audrey Landers; Suzi Lane; Cynthia Manley (Boys Town Gang); Kelly Marie; Maxine Nightingale; Scherrie Payne; Wardell Piper; The Ritchie Family, 1975–1978: Gwendolyn Wesley, Cassandra Wooten and Cheryl Mason-Dorman; The Ritchie Family, 1978–1982: Theodosia “Dodie” Draher; Barbara Roy (Ecstasy Passion & Pain); Pamala Stanley; Evelyn Thomas; Jeanie Tracy; Anita Ward; Martha Wash; Carol Williams; Jessica Williams and Norma Jean Wright.

Legends Of Disco

Author: James Arena
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476624577
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In this candid retrospective of the disco era, 40 men and women who reigned over the dance music industry of the 1970s and 1980s recall their lives and careers before, during and after the genre’s explosion. Artists interviewed include 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 the Village People (“Y.M.C.A.”); Rob Parissi of Wild Cherry (“Play That Funky Music”); producer Warren Schatz (“Turn the Beat Around”); Debbie, Joni and Kim Sledge of Sister Sledge (“We Are Family”); and many more.

First Ladies Of Disco

Author: James Arena
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603324
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The female vocalists who pioneered the disco genre in the ’70s and early ’80s were an extraordinarily talented group who dazzled the world with an exciting blend of elegance, soulful passion and gutsy fire. In this book of original interviews, 32 of these women tell their stories, explaining how they view their music, careers, connection to gay audiences, and their places in dance music history. Interviewed artists include: The Andrea True Connection; Claudja Barry; Pattie Brooks; Miquel Brown; Linda Clifford; Carol Douglas; Yvonne Elliman; Rochelle Fleming (First Choice); Gloria Gaynor; Debbie Jacobs-Rock; Madleen Kane; Evelyn “Champagne” King; Audrey Landers; Suzi Lane; Cynthia Manley (Boys Town Gang); Kelly Marie; Maxine Nightingale; Scherrie Payne; Wardell Piper; The Ritchie Family, 1975–1978: Gwendolyn Wesley, Cassandra Wooten and Cheryl Mason-Dorman; The Ritchie Family, 1978–1982: Theodosia “Dodie” Draher; Barbara Roy (Ecstasy Passion & Pain); Pamala Stanley; Evelyn Thomas; Jeanie Tracy; Anita Ward; Martha Wash; Carol Williams; Jessica Williams and Norma Jean Wright.

Dance Divas Showtime

Author: Sheryl Berk
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619631822
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Drama ensues for the Dancing Divas, a team of 8- to 12-year-old girls who live to dance, as they rehearse in the studio and travel all around competing for titles. By the author of the popular Cupcake Club series.

Saturday Night Forever

Author: Alan Jones
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1907195912
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If all disco means to you is records like 'I Will Survive' and 'YMCA', tacky fashions and glitter eyeshadow, this book will be a real revelation. For Alan Jones and Jussi Kantonen, disco was an essential soundtrack to their lives. They loved its total hedonistic excess, its drive, its punch and its sweet, catchy melodies. For every chart hit that pounded into the public's consciousness, countless other better tracks were causing hair-raising highs on dance floors where Alan and Jussi and thousands of aficionados like them were strutting their funky stuff. Disco started in obscure underground clubs as a glamour-filled reaction to the plodding, self-indulgent rock music of the late '60s and really took off in the excitement-parched early '70s. Created by people marginalised by their colour (black), race (Latino), sexuality (gay) or class (working), the music and its attendant lifestyle inevitably became watered down and distorted once it slipped from the control of small independent labels and became a worldwide craze. The massive popularity of films such as Saturday Night Fever and the accompanying Bee Gees soundtrack led people to believe that this was disco. But the authors, by exploring such diverse strands as Eurodisco and roller disco, gay disco, and disco fashions, drugs and clubs, show this to be untrue, and instead uncover the magical, multi-layered genre in all its shining, strobe-lit glory. They believe in mirror balls.

Rock Stars Disco Divas And Pop Princesses

Author: Rachel Elizabeth Conisbee
Editor:
ISBN: 9781845108359
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This book contain lots of outfits in which to dress the dollies. By simplyressing out the dollies and their clothes, young girls will be able toreate different looks with lots of ideas for outfits and inspired by thevents portrayed in the text.

The Advocate

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My Diva

Author: Michael Montlack
Editor: Terrace Books
ISBN: 9780299231231
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From Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Midler, and Diana Ross to Queen Elizabeth I, Julia Child, and Princess Leia, these divas have been sister, alter ego, fairy godmother, or model for survival to gay men and the closeted boys they once were. And anyone—straight or gay, young or old, male or female—who ever needed a muse, or found one, will see their own longing mirrored here as well. These witty and poignant short essays explore reasons for diva-worship as diverse as the writers themselves. My Diva offers both depth and glamour as it pays tribute with joy, intelligence, and fierce, fierce love. Finalist, Lambda Book Award for LGBT Anthology, Lambda Literary Foundation