Disco - Disco April 24, 2008 Disco o Name derived from...

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Unformatted text preview: Disco April 24, 2008 Disco o Name derived from discotheque dance club o Initially considered an underground social movement o Latin, AA and gay clubs o Close relationship to Latin (bossanova) and funk music o Fast dance music based on flat four o Producer and Production key o Drew on WOS production approach (most mixed on 64 tracks) o Lyrics: generally unimportant (celebrated night life, double entendre etc..) o Most bands and vocalists interchangeable o Pushed development of 12 inch single o Gained popularity in NYC then moves west o Studio 54 o Early artists: Donna Summer, Van McCoy, Bee Gees o Saturday Night Fever , 1977 o SNF: produced four No. 1 hits (Bee Gees) o Disco: closely aligned to fashion (Designer labels) o The Village People Creation of Henri Belolo and Jaques Morali (producers) All male group: archetypes (soldier, police officer, construction worker, cowboy, biker, Native American) Also archetypal gay pinups Hits: YMCA, Macho Man, In the Navy YMCA : characteristic song Double entendre Verse chorus structure Heavy bass Flat four rhythm o Donna Summer First Lady of Love...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course MUSC 023 taught by Professor Deldonna during the Spring '08 term at Georgetown.

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