First Ladies of Disco: 29 Stars Discuss the Era and Their Singing Careers (英語) ペーパーバック – 2013/6/19
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The female vocalists who pioneered the disco genre in the 70s and early 80s were an extraordinarily talented group who dazzled the world with an exciting blend of elegance, soulful passion and gutsy fire. In this book of original interviews, 32 of these women tell their stories, explaining how they view their music, careers, connection to gay audiences, and their places in dance music history. Interviewed artists include: The Andrea True Connection; Claudja Barry; Pattie Brooks; Miquel Brown; Linda Clifford; Carol Douglas; Yvonne Elliman; Rochelle Fleming (First Choice); Gloria Gaynor; Debbie Jacobs-Rock; Madleen Kane; Evelyn Champagne King; Audrey Landers; Suzi Lane; Cynthia Manley (Boys Town Gang); Kelly Marie; Maxine Nightingale; Scherrie Payne; Wardell Piper; The Ritchie Family, 19751978: Gwendolyn Wesley, Cassandra Wooten and Cheryl Mason-Dorman; The Ritchie Family, 19781982: Theodosia Dodie Draher; Barbara Roy (Ecstasy Passion & Pain); Pamala Stanley; Evelyn Thomas; Jeanie Tracy; Anita Ward; Martha Wash; Carol Williams; Jessica Williams and Norma Jean Wright.
"the year's best book...outstanding accounts"--Windy City Times; "thorough...riveting and detailed journey into the lives and careers of some of the most important women at the forefront of the height of an era...engaging...highly recommended"--SoulTracks.com; "dust off your platform heels for a strut down memory lane to the Disco clubs"--EdgeBoston.com; "the book is very thorough...with long biographical sketches on each of the entrants...interesting and informative reading...most highly recommended"--Examiner.com; "diva lovers and disco fans will dig James Arena's new book"--The Advocate.商品の説明をすべて表示する
More than just a trip down memory lane, the book is an inspiration to any young artist interested in the business, and will leave you scrambling to order (on Amazon of course) any of their available material.
Thanks James for taking the time to give dues to these often overlooked vocalists who have left their voices on popular culture and the collective soundtrack of our lives.