Disco Time!

Music memories

It’s Disco Time! J’ai fait une petite sélection (presque) exclusivement féminine. Que des grandes dames qui ont illustré l’époque des dancefloors et autres ballrooms, entre musique Soul, Funk et Disco.

The Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word

American gospel singer Phyliss McKoy Joubert, and her celestial choir, has long been a beloved cult figure in the disco and early house music scenes, thanks to “Stand on the Word.”

Evelyn “Champagne” King – Love Come Down

Evelyn King was discovered cleaning a record label offices in Philadelphia. After a producer heard the 16-year-old singing out in the toilets, she was signed on the spot…

Cheryl Lynn ‎– Got To Be Real

Cheryl Lynn’s “Got To Be Real” is best remembered as one of the big anthems from NYC’s ballroom subculture, places where young LGBT+ people – many of them from black or Latino communities, could seek refuge.

Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free

“I was with a pimp and a con man. This guy was telling me that if I ever left him he’d kill me. The hurt in my voice is real. I was singing my life.”

Interview in the Guardian

First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder

The Philly soul trio First Choice split up 3 years before a New York label re-released their song “Let No Man Put Asunder” in 1983 and got a big hit on the dancefloors!

Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots

Her label didn’t believe in the song, so she did her promo herself…
A few years later, Will Smith sampled “Forget me Nots” on his 1997 song “Men in Black”…

Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation

“Love Sensation” was a number one hit on the US Hot Dance Club Play Chart and widely sampled since…

N’imaginez pas que j’oublie Donna Summer et (ici) ou Grace Jones dans la sélection…

Disco Time

Bonus : Love!

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The first ever commercial 12” single!

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