4.3 Dance Music Part 2

4.3 Dance Music Part 2 - Dance Music Part 2 DISCO Birth of...

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DISCO Birth of disco Mid 1970’s Motown is fading Philadelphia International Records competes successfully with Motown… o Creates “ Philadelphia sound ” = DISCO o Had studio musicians – MFSB (Mother Father Sister Brother group) The sound Heart of disco is in DJ’s because they’re in dance clubs o Not very much live performance A simple but insistent rhythm track that never varied from the first measure to the last o Said same thing about rap when it came out The vocal line typically consists of short unison phrases o Simple, basic Lyrics were simple and repetitive A horn line was also simple and repetitive o Played riffs over and over like James Brown KC and the Sunshine Band “Wrap your arms around me” “Do you wanna go party” “Boogie Shoes” Saturday Night Fever movie – John Travolta, made everyone want to learn disco Bee Gees (Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb) Most famous disco group “Night Fever” “More than a woman” “Lonely Days”
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2010 for the course MUSI 10073 taught by Professor Garwell during the Fall '08 term at TCU.

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4.3 Dance Music Part 2 - Dance Music Part 2 DISCO Birth of...

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