Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979

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Duke University Press, 2003 - 498 pagine
Opening with David Mancuso's seminal “Love Saves the Day” Valentine's party, Tim Lawrence tells the definitive story of American dance music culture in the 1970s—from its subterranean roots in NoHo and Hell’s Kitchen to its gaudy blossoming in midtown Manhattan to its wildfire transmission through America’s suburbs and urban hotspots such as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, and Miami.

Tales of nocturnal journeys, radical music making, and polymorphous sexuality flow through the arteries of Love Saves the Day like hot liquid vinyl. They are interspersed with a detailed examination of the era’s most powerful djs, the venues in which they played, and the records they loved to spin—as well as the labels, musicians, vocalists, producers, remixers, party promoters, journalists, and dance crowds that fueled dance music’s tireless engine.

Love Saves the Day includes material from over three hundred original interviews with the scene's most influential players, including David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Tom Moulton, Loleatta Holloway, Giorgio Moroder, Francis Grasso, Frankie Knuckles, and Earl Young. It incorporates more than twenty special dj discographies—listing the favorite records of the most important spinners of the disco decade—and a more general discography cataloging some six hundred releases. Love Saves the Day also contains a unique collection of more than seventy rare photos.


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Dance music of the 1970s was symbolic of the ever-changing popular culture, and innovative promoters and DJs such as David Mancuso and Nicky Siano were important catalysts in this world. Their impact ... Leggi recensione completa


beginnings House Parties and Discotheques
consolidation Party Pariahs and the Path to Permanent Revolution
pollination The Rise of the Downtown Party Network
recognition The Crystallization of a Sound
visibility The Message of Love and the Disco Mix
expansion Record Pools Music Labels New Clubs
prominence Forums Formats Franchises
ascendancy Eurodisco Midtown Downtown OutofTown
dominance Disco Takes Over
turbulence Backlash and Survival
Selected Discography
Selected Bibliography

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Informazioni sull'autore (2003)

Tim Lawrence leads the Music Culture: Theory and Production degree program at the University of East London. He has written liner notes for David Mancuso Presents the Loft and Masters at Work: The Tenth Anniversary Collection. The author's website for the book is available at

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