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Offline veritas

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The Carefree Days of "54"
« on: January 04, 2010, 01:12:03 PM »

Gwendolyn, Cheryl and Cassandra ------- You GO girls !!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3f8WkN3zws

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 08:07:18 PM »


                LOVE IT  :D
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 09:14:34 PM »


I remember it well!! Remember this ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIxl9DaoxwE

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 09:29:04 PM »
One of my favorites (I had this on a K-Tel album !!!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGuFn0RPgaE

 8)

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 09:38:12 PM »
Gwendolyn, Cheryl and Cassandra ------- You GO girls !!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3f8WkN3zws

YEAH! BABY!  ;D for those of us old enough to remember  ;)
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 04:39:41 AM »
Gwendolyn, Cheryl and Cassandra ------- You GO girls !!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3f8WkN3zws

Well thanks Veritas for making me feel so bloody old..I was 28 when that came out, I think it's time to pick up my zimmer frame and join the Ma and Pa kettle club... :D

If fact me and the kdis danced to all the songs posted so far...remember the "BUMP"..the kids and I had it down pat...I taught them well.. ;D

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 05:02:18 AM »
An all-time classic.  Pure genius.  Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band w/ Cory Daye:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CK-f-Hhij4&mode=related&search= 
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010, 06:12:16 AM »

Another great one by Dan Hartman. I believe he was lost to aids. He will always be remembered for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlCNHZjZ5G4

A lot of these tunes were backed up by a full orchestra, the clothes were a hoot and everyone had lots of FUN !!!

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 07:51:05 AM »
To those of us in NYC, this one by Odyssey, another all-time classic, became almost an anthem at the time.  Listening to the lyrics now is particularly poignant and bittersweet and oh, so relevant to NYC life in the 70s.  Indeed, where did all those yesterdays go? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9M6gXIqlfI

 
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 07:56:26 AM by edfu »
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 07:56:25 AM »

anniebc,

I'm sure you  bumped to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdnonj6jclE&feature=related

Possibly the best song to bump to ----- Enjoy !

edfu,
Amen to that !

v

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2010, 08:07:25 AM »


LOL ,...Now you have me going through all my vinyl's :


Alicia bridges :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0UdP5oEn68
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 08:12:36 AM »
veritas,

Your link in #9 was the very first disco song to hit #1 on  the charts, in 1974.  


Here's one by the great Jimmy Ruffin.  It was always heaven when it came on around 6 A.M.:

[url][http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKSdI-vvIbc/url]
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 08:28:08 AM »
Speaking of morning music (or sleaze, as we used to call it)...

Here's an uncredited Luther Vandross, before he became a star in his own right.  This was always extremely popular at NYC's Saint disco:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hs9-KluJfU

God, didn't we have great singers then...and actual melodies!!!
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

Offline veritas

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2010, 08:37:55 AM »

Edfu,

That was hot, hot hot !!!

If you could read my mind:

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/starz-on-54-if-you-could-read-mind-1998/75C96F800F0D6337612B75C96F800F0D6337612B

If we could only get that feeling back !

v

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2010, 08:49:02 AM »
Hey, v, I'm gonna segue into this, which used to be my theme song--so much heartache, cause my man and I ain't together--but I used to tear up the floor nevertheless:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnTtgUv8f5M
"No one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences."--Albert Camus, "The Plague"

"Mankind can never be free until the last brick in the last church falls on the head of the last priest."--Voltaire

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2010, 09:53:54 AM »
I do love some disco!  I was too young to actually experience any of the clubs back in the day (born in '66), but I listened to it on the radio and bought it on vinyl.  Of course, we didn't call them 'vinyl' back then... just records, albums, or singles.  Last winter, a group of us had a 70's / disco party.  The clothes, the music (much of it forgotten by many until then), and the dances were a blast.  Everybody had a great time.  Many of the older guys were very sentimental over the carefree fun of the disco era.  I often wish that I had been a bit older to actually go to clubs when it was still being played.  Then I remember that I most likely wouldn't be alive today if I'd been of going-out age back then.  Still, there's a lot of fun to be had from disco.
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2010, 10:14:44 AM »

Edfu,

I liked it. I also understand the sentiment. But on an upbeat note, don't forget:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXudUM0vKSc

David_NC,

Here's a little of what you missed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rMWp3SWZUY&feature=related

The place was wild. Notice the moon and the spoon. Everyone and everything was HOT !

Enjoy,

v

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2010, 10:19:15 AM »
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 10:23:17 AM by bear60 »
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2010, 10:32:49 AM »
In 1971 a college friend of mine left the confines of North Carolina and went to NEW York, the BIG APPLE.  There he lived in a sucession of cheap apartments with various roommates.  In one apartment his roommate was Randy Jones, a graduate of The North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem.  Randy had also gone to the BIG APPLE to make his way in the world.  One day he auditioned for a new group that was forming called THE VILLAGE PEOPLE.  He became the cowboy.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wc-AQJ2MYo

Randy is still alive and well and busy.
Fred, my friend with whom Randy liived was the first person I knew to have AIDS.  He was hospitalized in 1983 and died a few years later.
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2010, 10:38:34 AM »

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"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2010, 10:59:16 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wc-AQJ2MYo

Randy is still alive and well and busy.
Fred, my friend with whom Randy liived was the first person I knew to have AIDS.  He was hospitalized in 1983 and died a few years later.

I like how Pet Shop Boys remade "Go West". Where the original was sincerely idealistic in its depiction of a utopia, the Pet Shop Boys version, characteristic of the band, introduced a layer of subtext — here, sadness and a hopeless optimism, inspired by the aftermath of the AIDS pandemic of the 1980s and how it had affected the supposed utopia of the original version.
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2010, 11:06:46 AM »
Thanks for that insight GSO.  I agree.
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2010, 11:21:45 AM »
I'm a disco fan and I LOVE this song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ztZ7WFo3nw&feature=related


I've always really liked that one, too.  In fact, it was one of the first 12" singles that I bought over 30 years ago.  I still have that (along with every other recording I've ever acquired).  Amii did a few really good covers in addition to that one.  Here's another:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6zNnViXYw4.  Girl had the look, the moves, and the voice!
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08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
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06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2010, 01:04:54 PM »
Cant forget ABBA



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REElUors1pQ

Oh man...  I think I was like 9 when this came out.  I remember they were on this show my mother use to watch called Solid Gold and I immediately had a crush on her (the blond)...  Damn I use to hunch the floor alot when Solid Gold was on... I was a horny lil fucker.

Here was the song that changed my preference forever :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGeuX-W0XrY

She can be my sugar in the morning if she wants to as long as she lets me supply the cream.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2010, 01:55:34 PM »

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2010, 08:23:25 PM »

And who can forget this.  I still have the 45   :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVgM7qeAlko


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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline veritas

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2010, 07:33:54 PM »

J.R.E.,

Do you remember this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_pmQwfsg5Q&feature=related

Not many lyrics, but HIGH ENERGY!

And this one by SOS ( more mellow):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biNXTssHPxg

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2010, 08:47:27 PM »

Keep on Jumpin sounds familiar. I'm  sure it played on the dance floor, sometime between popper snorts !

The second link,... can't remember.    :P


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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2010, 01:51:48 PM »
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2010, 02:28:20 PM »

bear60,

Do you remember this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs46Pb5HqYM

(extra points if you can name the tv show this song was an intro for)

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2010, 02:48:05 PM »
I do love some disco!
Born just a bit behind the curve myself (1962), how about this one off my first "disco" album "C'est Chic" that I bought when a high school junior
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFhdYhE

thanks V and everyone for a great thread. between the vids listed here, and the "related vid" links on youtube, I've been having a great time.  ;D

but what? no links to Sylvester yet? puhleeze!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG2ixYJ79iE
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2010, 07:55:49 PM »
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2010, 09:30:44 PM »
While American Bandstand had all the pop, Soultrain had the funk
Peaches and Herb with sequins, spandex, disco balls, and fans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtaZ48fERfc

one of my all-time favs
from a family, larger than the Partrdges, with matching outfits and fros
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPueR6rkkX4
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2010, 09:19:31 AM »


Since youtube decided that the video performance of" the best disco in town" is a violation of copyright, here is the long version to that feel good tune:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdrnhnwSP7U&feature=related

And another feel good by Brainstorm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9nu3Lj13LY&feature=related

And from Bonnie Pointer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx7d4hgc1U8&feature=fvw

And from Earth, Wind and Fire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jLGa4X5H2c&feature=related


Lift your spirits !!!

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2010, 09:20:20 AM »
bear60,

Do you remember this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs46Pb5HqYM

(extra points if you can name the tv show this song was an intro for)
...
You got me there...I cant remember it nor do I know the TV show.  
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« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2010, 09:21:34 AM »
Bonnie Pointer is fantastic.  Love it.
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« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2010, 10:00:56 PM »
La diva assoluta, Patti LaBelle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml_L7FXdl-8
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« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2010, 01:19:02 AM »
Another one I love is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AffPbGnH1qE

Plus who could forget Tina Charles (I don't think she was very big in North American but huge in Europe and elsewhere... since most of my North American friends don't remember her... but I could be wrong).
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« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2010, 07:23:31 AM »


 TSOP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3nPLfG9gZY

The Sound of Philidelphia !

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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2010, 07:43:31 AM »
StacheBC,

I believe I saw her at the Hippodrome in London (can't remember exactly). She was great!

My favorite was "I'm on Fire":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L97o8nJ-5KE
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« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2010, 07:52:34 AM »

My favorite was "I'm on Fire":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L97o8nJ-5KE


"Im on fire"  Sounds a little like something from the previous decade.  Starts off the same  !  :)
Listen to the two...

"Black is Black: (los bravos)


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« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2010, 07:57:44 AM »

J.R.E.,

God, thats a blast from the past! They do sound similar in the intro.

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« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2010, 07:59:05 AM »
J.R.E.,

God, thats a blast from the past! They do sound similar in the intro.

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« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2010, 08:30:13 AM »

Sharon Brown is HOT! Almost makes one think about going straight! lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zxqnsdLsDE

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« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2010, 08:56:52 AM »

Gloria Gaynor... "Never can say goodbye" 1974


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« Reply #49 on: January 09, 2010, 09:17:49 AM »

Can you pass the poppers please ! and crank up the bass !!

Donna summer --"Sunset People"


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« Reply #50 on: January 09, 2010, 09:19:39 AM »


When I moved to Florida in 1980, I had the above on 8 track !!  LOL !  :P

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« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2010, 09:34:04 AM »
To be real... the fantastic Cheryl Lynn recorded a true classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoXvDleWJ5U&feature=related




And maybe this was posted, but a couple of links are dead:

Silver Connection - "Get Up and Boogie"

and "Fly Robin Fly"

Their song "Son of A Gun" was not a massive hit, but it was quite good nonetheless.


And that fabulous porn star who had a massive hit:

Andrea True Connection - "More More More"
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« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2010, 09:45:17 AM »

KC and the Sunshine Band :  Get down Tonight- 1975 ( and hot)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDB8firw4BI&feature=related


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« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2010, 10:11:26 AM »

moon,

In those heady days we needed "Love Insurance"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2nQBJVD8Oo

J.R.E.,

How about some Katmandu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jckDyhIyAUg

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« Reply #54 on: January 09, 2010, 10:53:27 AM »
moon,

In those heady days we needed "Love Insurance"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2nQBJVD8Oo


Ver, I love Sharon Redd (the uncredited vocal on "Love Insurance").  I was only 2 or 3 in the disco days, but had I been born some years earlier there woulda been no one to get my arse away from that dancefloor.  Thank God House came after and gave me some good grooves.

Here's Sharon's  "Love How You Feel"
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« Reply #55 on: January 09, 2010, 10:54:34 AM »
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"it's so nice to be insane, cause no-one ask you to explain" Helen Reddy cc 1974

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« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2010, 03:50:22 PM »

moon and denb,

Alas, another great one we lost to aids! Sharon never reached the Queen of disco status. Her songs were a little more intellectualized. Here's another one I liked:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA719kwajOY&feature=related

We've lost so many good ones!

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« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2010, 04:41:25 PM »

Before Whitney, came Cissy (her mom).  Cissy's niece was Dionne Warwick!   Think it over:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PNnDMI_k8U

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« Reply #58 on: January 09, 2010, 05:22:58 PM »
I bet that NONE of you remember this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTaE2BoCtNI



I mean, the only shining beacon of hope from the 70's was the bell-bottomed, skin tight  jumpsuit, really.
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« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2010, 06:05:50 PM »

Tokyo,

Your right ! I never heard that before. Somehow, I don't think they played that one at 54, I could be wrong.

They played this one though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBqnzWIDr7E&feature=related

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« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2010, 06:24:44 PM »
moon and denb,

Alas, another great one we lost to aids! Sharon never reached the Queen of disco status. Her songs were a little more intellectualized. Here's another one I liked:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA719kwajOY&feature=related

We've lost so many good ones!

A sad loss indeed, Veritas.  She never got the recognition that was due to her.

I love "Can You Handle It," I first heard it back in 92 or 93 when it was remixed by DNA and became a minor hit in the UK. It's  one of those late disco - early House tracks that really gets you going.  A true diva she was.
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« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2010, 01:20:46 AM »
Totally apropos of all the great music here, the Feb. issue of "Vanity Fair" (the one with the old pic of Tiger Woods on the cover), just published, has an oral history of disco:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/02/oral-history-of-disco-201002
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« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2010, 03:16:07 AM »

Thanks for that Article Ed.. Excellant!!

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« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2010, 03:36:03 AM »

This thread has been lot of fun, listening to the hits of the past. Brought back some unforgettable memories. Unfortunately and sadly,  I am also reminded, that most of the people, that I partied with throughout the 70's and 80's have all passed on now.

 I used to help a friend of mine run the light show on occasion at a club in Buffalo. I remember all the flyers going out about the music and this high-tech light show, that he and his partner had invested in. Supposedly one of the best light shows around.

I was going through some paper work the other day,  and came across my friends Obituary. He passed on in February of 1999. ( My partner( ED) also knew him) ,  he used to visit us here in Florida. Hard to believe it's been almost 10 years.


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« Reply #64 on: January 10, 2010, 04:22:21 AM »
Unfortunately and sadly,  I am also reminded, that most of the people, that I partied with throughout the 70's and 80's have all passed on now.

I feel exactly the way you do.  As much as I enjoy hearing all these wonderful songs, many of them also cause me to feel a deep melancholy and sadness, particularly, of course, when a particular number is associated in my mind with someone who is no longer with us.  There are so many, so many.  The disco queens of the 70s were the generation of gay men that were hit the hardest; they were infected before any of us knew anything was happening, and they were the first to go--an entire generation almost completely wiped out.  We must continue to enjoy the music that at the time inspired our feelings of brotherhood to never-before heights, but we must also never forget.  R.I.P.     

Indeed, don't leave me this way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gp1_4UC6bI
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« Reply #65 on: January 10, 2010, 07:15:45 AM »
Ed,

That article tells it all. Your quote:


"We must continue to enjoy the music that at the time inspired our feelings of brotherhood to never-before heights, but we must also never forget.  R.I.P."

Well said ! The gay community made great strides in those days with a genre that captivated the world. Everyone just got along and had fun doing it .

So yes, let's continue to enjoy the music ( I hope youtube allows this version to play since it was stopped in my first post in this thread):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRuMWVOIkQk

And if they knock the above off, there's this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuldaX2ZuIY&NR=1

  
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« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2010, 07:53:40 AM »
It's 7:45 A.M. here on the east coast and time for some morning music.  There were many attempts to take a Broadway-musical song, give it a disco arrangement, and use a performer not normally considered a disco singer.  This is my favorite:  the gay Cole Porter and gay Johnny Mathis.  It was a great favorite at the Saint at about this hour, and IMHO it's quite beautiful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZRj8k9sMSA
 
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« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2010, 08:07:47 AM »
Another great morning-disco song, from the incomparable and totally unique Grace Jones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VdG1sML4F8
 
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« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2010, 08:38:58 AM »
Singer:  Teri DeSario
Writer:  Barry Gibb
Backup Singers:  BeeGees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf-Z7nSkaVI
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« Reply #71 on: January 10, 2010, 08:58:08 AM »

If anyone wanted to throw  a "54" party they wouldn't have to look far for the music.

Here's another one Chic -- Dance, Dance, Dance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDWbscEu9HI

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« Reply #72 on: January 10, 2010, 09:00:23 AM »


Ahhh Move your body. I think we were all half naked and sweaty, on the floor !   ::)


Not sure if any of these were posted yet ;(That short term memory thing)

Salsoul orchestra : " Tangerine"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vdN185NWYM&feature=related


Earth wind and fire "Boogie wonderland"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jLGa4X5H2c&feature=related


Peaches and Herb : Shake your groove thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNX81Y2Jz8U


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« Reply #73 on: January 10, 2010, 09:47:35 AM »
thanks for that link V ;D
as I mentioned earlier that I was just a little too young and by the time I could get into the clubs, the disco backlash was about to begin, there was a throw-away phrase in that article about me and my friends though -
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By 1976, there were reportedly 10,000 discos in the U.S.: discos for kids, for senior citizens, for roller-skaters, and portable discos
We danced to the same beat only with wheels under out feet - at the skating rink

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« Reply #74 on: January 10, 2010, 10:37:34 AM »
It's Sunday morning, and Saturday night keeps on shinin' on my Sunday-morning face:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltm-CyqtY9s
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2010, 01:11:04 PM »

Hey Ed,

Sometimes there are things you don't want a cure for (especially in the morning)

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2010, 01:23:03 PM »

Listen closely to the lyrics and get the feeling of "54":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GxTN5nEuk0&feature=related

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2010, 02:09:25 PM »
I remember being 10 years old and sitting in front of the radio for hours with my cassette recorder, microphone in hand, waiting for this song to play. Now kids click a button and get their music. Back in the day if you didn't have money and loved music you sat by the radio with your microphone, listened to Casey Kasem's America's Top 40 and prayed he didn't talk over the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGQVETVVGf0

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #78 on: January 10, 2010, 02:17:13 PM »
In my opinion no disco list would be complete without Donna Summer's "I Feel Love". My father bought the song and we sat there together with the hi-fi cranked up thinking "this is the future". It was hypnotic mix of computers, passion and coolness. I was totally blown away.

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #80 on: January 10, 2010, 04:59:45 PM »

I bet most have tried this at one time or another ----- walking on the moon:

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2010, 04:11:35 PM »

This song was #1 for five weeks in 1976 --------- The Trammps:


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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2010, 12:14:17 PM »
And.....
Here is a link provided to me by Randy Jones, the "cowboy"  in the picture":

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/02/oral-history-of-disco-201002?currentPage=3
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« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2010, 01:16:56 PM »


bear60,

Just for you ----- The Village People - YMCA - with close-ups:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9OO0S5w2k&feature=PlayList&p=42B42B269F691BDA&index=0&playnext=1

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #84 on: January 16, 2010, 03:51:17 PM »

When you wake-up tomorrow, will you ..............?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDBJgkjFniY

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #85 on: January 16, 2010, 04:22:05 PM »

So,... I going through the you tube list, and come across Donna Summer's "love to love you baby"

I am cracking up,  :D         Watch the interpretive dance going on behind her" Too Much !!   ;)


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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #86 on: January 16, 2010, 04:27:00 PM »


Hard to believe that was 35 years ago !!    :o


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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #87 on: January 16, 2010, 04:28:30 PM »
Watch the interpretive dance going on behind her" Too Much !!   ;)
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« Reply #88 on: January 16, 2010, 04:33:13 PM »
Move over grannies for the younger set. 

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #89 on: January 16, 2010, 04:54:18 PM »

mecch,

Listening to the lyirics, I belive Ms. Meatplow needs a Doctor and I've got just the one for her:

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/first-choice-doctor-love/521DB6A676608460BE9B521DB6A676608460BE9B

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #90 on: January 16, 2010, 04:57:15 PM »

J.R.E.,

I'm still laughing out loud at the video you posted. They tried anything back in those days, so did we!

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« Reply #91 on: January 16, 2010, 05:07:36 PM »
I love love love First Choice!  Just didn't live it on the dancefloor, coming into my own more in the mid 80's and the house explosion.  Its direct line from First Choice to Marshall Jefferson, Ten City, etc.
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« Reply #92 on: January 16, 2010, 05:18:04 PM »


Ten City -------- now your talking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykYt6dZ4cl0

Sehr gut !!!

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #93 on: January 16, 2010, 05:25:27 PM »


Need a love potion? Not the one your thinking of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmXkL8U2Ivo

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #94 on: January 16, 2010, 06:06:00 PM »
I am cracking up,  :D         Watch the interpretive dance going on behind her" Too Much !!   ;)

LOL!  :D

It looks like Ed Grimly doing disco!

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« Reply #95 on: January 16, 2010, 06:20:53 PM »
The first big city gay disco I ever went to was in San Francisco in 1985. I can't remember the name of the place. Not the Stud or DV8, which werent disco and more like the bar/clubs I knew in New York from my teens, which werent gay - Mudd, Danceteria, etc.

I went to that gay disco thinking I was slumming - to go see the old fags, basically.  It was empty as hell. Then quite late a bunch of leather queens showed up and then the fan dancers.  The fan dancers were INCREDIBLE, something I'd never seen in NY cause I was downtown and post 54.

I'd now kinda like to become  fabulous and tawdry fan dancer for my 50's.  I'm sure I could scare quite a few twinkies - like I was shocked when I was one myself.
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #96 on: January 17, 2010, 03:58:51 AM »
LOL!  :D

It looks like Ed Grimly doing disco!


LOL !!  :D  The last time I moved my legs and arms like that, I was waiting in line at a Circle K, to get into the restroom !!   ;D

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #97 on: January 17, 2010, 06:08:36 AM »

Some of the greats we lost to AIDS !

http://elvispelvis.com/aids.htm

There's just too many:

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« Reply #99 on: January 18, 2010, 08:34:17 PM »

Anita Ward:  Ring My Bell...   1979


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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #101 on: January 19, 2010, 08:08:36 PM »

Here's a little of what you missed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rMWp3SWZUY&feature=related

The place was wild. Notice the moon and the spoon. Everyone and everything was HOT !

Enjoy,

v

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Those were "THE" days.

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #102 on: January 20, 2010, 05:46:08 AM »

Richard,

Are you kidding? ----thats great . The place was wild and the party did seem like it would go on forever.
Were you a regular ? I made it there a couple of times when I visited NYC. Those days were incredible.

What are the chances that you would be photographed at 54 and then be put in a video seen almost 30yrs later? Amazing!

When does the next one open? lol

v

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #103 on: January 20, 2010, 10:59:57 AM »
V,

It is very difficult to describe the experience of Studio 54. It was the perfect storm of disco music, the drug culture, sexual inhibition and expression, economic  excesses, and the right people at the right time in the right place. I attended nightly as I sold Ecstasy in the back by the water fountain. It was an intimate ambiance as the majority of patrons were regulars, a lot like being in your own (very large) living room.

I don't think there will ever be another, as a large part of the above mentioned mix was innocence and excess, both of which (i believe) are gone forever.

Thanks to everyone for sharing the music.

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #104 on: January 25, 2010, 09:29:12 AM »
One more...   :)

George McCrae

Rock your Baby


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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #106 on: January 25, 2010, 12:00:31 PM »


Gary's Gang, Keep on Dancin'.


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« Reply #107 on: January 25, 2010, 12:02:51 PM »
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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #108 on: January 25, 2010, 12:13:31 PM »


Hamilton Bohannon, Let's Start the Dance


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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #109 on: January 25, 2010, 12:31:09 PM »

Sylvester, You Make Me Feel Mighty Real

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ItJXHz000g

Pass the Ethyl Chloride rag, please.

The poppers

and coke.

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #110 on: January 25, 2010, 12:54:17 PM »

rioz,

Your link to "Let's start the Dance "didn't take Here is another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enZfVfEVYw8

Great tunes ----- time to fly high with the music.

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« Reply #111 on: January 25, 2010, 12:59:57 PM »


Oh, by the way "I Like It":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAswhI2bXx4&feature=related

(digging deep) LOL!

v

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« Reply #112 on: January 26, 2010, 06:24:09 PM »

ONE LAST LOOK AT "54" ---- WHEN "54" WAS THE MAIN EVENT !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_8H3fECXHA

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Re: The Carefree Days of "54"
« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2010, 03:14:08 PM »
Even Barbra Streisand got into Dico:  ( Oh Barbara! )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1RnM9RD9N8
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