There are so many songs and groups but some of what I still pull out and play are: Tavares KC and the Sunhsine Band Especially Donna Summer who I was a very big fan of. Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave Me This Way" The Bee Gees Earth, Wind and Fire "We are Family" by Sister Sledge is featured at the end of one of my favorite movies "The Bird Cage" which is hilarious. I like Nathan Lane and he is just so great in this movie.
$@ and I say yes....to all the ones you named Beaner...there were a lot..I still have a D. Summer record, at one time, I had a K.C. and Sunshine Band... and I still have a lot of Abba...I love Dancing Queen by Abba, Fernando, Mamma Mia...well they were very big... and I love Birdcage also and Nathan Lane and Robin Williams...oh man...they are SO funny! I always danced and exercised a lot to disco...even though I never went to a disco or a real dance...(religious reasons)...I sure loved that music...still do... the B. Gees... I recall being with my steady date in 75 or 76..and he drove around the drive in and just hearing Staying Alive...thinking gee these are fun times ...this is a special time in my life and it'll never happen again... there weren't too many great times for me when I was a teen...but even if I wasn't with the "in" crowd...the music kept me going..and dreaming of my future. anyway...my thots
Post by myheartwaves on Nov 18, 2005 12:29:23 GMT -5
I still love listening to some of the discoey upbeat songs from the 70's.......Bee Gees.....Earth, Wind & Fire....KC & the Sunshine Band.....Donna Summers......James Brown......Sly & the Family Stone......The Archies (LOL! Just kidding!.....but their song, "Sugar, Sugar" can get my toes tapping!)
And yes, I do know the last 2 artists mentioned before The Archies, are not really considered "disco" artists....but they've got some real good funky music you can dance to, just the same!!! (I wonder if John Travolta still fits into his white disco outfit???)
Post by heartwaves on Nov 18, 2005 13:20:42 GMT -5
Sorry....the post above belongs to me "Heartwaves", but it's saying I'm a 'guest' because I didn't realize I wasn't logged in, & so I couldn't figure out why I kept getting 'error' whenever I used my own name in a Post Reply page that strangely came up ......and a message stating that someone else is already using this name in the forum. I'm thinking, "like ya, that's right..... me!! LOL!!! Anyway, I'm not all together here today....but I'm learning!
Just want to list some of the fav. "disco" songs I love....
Bee Gees: Staying alive, Saturday Night Fever, Jive Talking, Shadow Dancing, You Should be Dancing.
Post by Rick Henry on Nov 18, 2005 13:38:17 GMT -5
As everybody most likely knows Donna Summer is easily my favorite disco artist. Her music though was more than just disco. she had a lot of rock influences in her music with great guitar chords such as in "Hot Stuff". she also had hints of new wave as in "The Wanderer". And than of course Donna Summer is one outstanding vocalist. She can sing a ballad almost like no other (but of course we all know Karen Carpenter is the queen of the ballad).
Remeber the song "Heaven On The Seventh Floor" that was a pretty good disco song. The artists name escapes me right now, but I really liked that one quite a bit.
I also liked Tavares. Their song "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" was also a great song.
By the way Heartwaves (chuckle, chuckle) "I Will Survive" was actually recorded by Gloria Gaynor. Though, oddly enough millions of people think the song was done by Donna Summer.
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Post by heartwaves on Nov 18, 2005 14:35:09 GMT -5
Ooops, guess I goofed up! Their voices can all sound so simular when it comes to disco music, but you are most likely right, Rick.....I'm not overly knowledgable about Donna Summers and others from that disco era......just know the songs I love listening to!
Did Donna Summers also sing, "Bad Girls"? It's a great upbeat song, too!
Btw......I think it was Paul Nicholas who sang, "Heaven on the 7'th floor"......great tune, love it!!!
Leo Sayer sang some fun up-beat, dance-style songs too, back in the 70's.....with songs like, "You make me feel like Dancing" "I Can Dance"
Anyone remember the fun song, "Disco Duck?" Was it Rick Dees, Ray Stevens, or Dr. Demento that sang it.....or maybe they all did???
I know Richard doesn't like Disco but it really had its place and time during that era. I really loved it a lot. I didn't care too much for the movie Saturday Night Fever itself except for the dancing and music of course.
One of my favorites was "More than a woman" by the Bee Gees.