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DiscoWhen Saturday Nights Came AliveTrivis HoustonSpirituals to Rock and Roll / MUS-110CL-ATWE Dr. Jerid Morisco 25 February 2018
Houston 1Disco When Saturday Nights Came AliveThis author intends to explore how disco impacts the society during the 1970s. OnSaturday nights it did not matter what race, skin color or sexual preference, disco music did what the late 1960 protests, rallies and rock music could not do, it brought all the different cultures on the dance floor dancing the night away. To understand disco music and why it was popular in the 1970s to 1980s, one must understand the genre disco. Disco is defined as a style of popular music for dancing, usually recorded and with complex electronic instrumentation, in which simple, repetitive lyrics are subordinated to a heavy, pulsating, rhythmic beat.("disco")The musical styles of Disco originated in the East Coast parts of the United States. It began to hit the American nightclubs in the late 1960s. It falls under the subgenres of Euro disco, space disco, disco polo, nu-disco. The fusion genres of dance-punk and manila sound. Disco has the origin styles if Philadelphia soul, soul, funk, Latin music, psychedelic soul, sunshine, and bubblegum pop. Many disco sounds took inspiration from hippy culture styles such as free love, colorful psychedelic clothing, and drug-taking. The first disco club Arthur open in 1965 with Terry Noel as the first DJ to mix records. Arthur paved the way for other clubs such as Regine’s, Le Club, Shepheard’s, Cheetah, Ondine to open in the mid-1960s. By the mid-1970s disco was popular. The aftermath of Watergate, the Vietnam War also with the rise of unemployment, inflation, and crime rates. Some people looked at disco music was a way for the society to escape from the negative economic issues. In fact, New York City and Philadelphia clubs exhibited the SLU Core Value of Community and Respect by entertain and engage the
Houston 2African Americans, Latinos, lesbian and gay, psychedelic, as well as hipster heterosexuals. The disco community accepted and respected the diversity of people. Even though disco opened the door to Saturday nightlife of partying, enjoying music, sex, and drugs, disco took a decline and died by the end of the 70s. Rock fans and musicians took a strong anti-disco stance. They looked at disco as being mindless and shallow. Disco also was looked at as a "disease" whose victims "walk around like

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