“When Disco Was Everything” (Includes 9 Video & 17 Audio Notebooks at the End of the Manuscript)
The difference between Disco AND R & B, Soul and Funk is the intended audience. Disco was the first genre that brought white and black audiences together in the dance clubs. Before Disco music was even segregated on television with ‘American Bandstand’ playing mainstream and the more watered-down acceptable black acts AND ‘Soul Train,’ which played the grittier black acts.
Disco brought them all together for a period of time and changed both the consumers and the artists. All of a sudden white artists like The Rolling Stones (“Miss You”) and Rod Stewart (“Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”) started jumping on the trend.
We will discuss those artists and acts like Abba, Bee Gees, Blondie and The Jacksons, as well. Cher recorded Disco songs. Radio DJ Rick Dees scored with “Disco Duck.” It was an art form and a gimmick all at the same time. Read on for more clues.