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Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Running since 1970, David Mancuso’s Loft sailed through the backlash against disco unscathed. After all, Mancuso had never restricted his selections to disco, plus his capacity crowd viewed Saturday nights as the highlight of their week. Meanwhile the Paradise Garage, opened by Michael Brody as...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
...figures David Mancuso in the orphanage 6 David Mancuso and friends 7 Loft invitation: Spanky and the Gang 23 Michael Fesco at the Ice Palace 40 Francis Grasso at Café Francis 61 Michael Cappello at Café Francis 61 Bob Casey at the Ice Palace 71 Steve Ostrow and Richard Orbach at the...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-036
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... the R&B tradition. Harvey interviewed and analyzed six key figures: Walter Gibbons, François Kevorkian, Larry Levan, David Mancuso, John “Jellybean” Benitez, and Shep Pettibone. Harvey shared some of the concerns expressed by his interviewees and wondered if the specter of disco’s collapse now...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... official target of criminal activity a chimera. The analysis resonated as the local neighborhood association applied pressure on Michael Brody to close the Paradise Garage. Aware that the heating up of the real estate market made his eviction inevitable, David Mancuso began his own search for a new...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
..., Michael Gomes, Jellybean, Laura at the New York Post, David Mancuso, Jackie McCloy, Alex Rosner, Nicky Siano and Tim Watson supplied me with an assortment of cuttings, documents, and flyers. The British Library, the Lincoln Center Library, and the New York Public Library provided access to crucial...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... Ray Caviano, 330, 386; and Attali, Jacques, xii–xiii Brian Chin, 330; djsasartists, 185; Flamingo, 138; Hustle, 183– Baker, Arthur, 150, 218, 385, 439 84; Loft (Prince Street), 199, 200, Baker, Ronnie, 120, 171, 385. See also 340, 354, 416; and David Mancuso, Baker, Harris, Young...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... House Parties 1. beginnings and Discotheques David Mancuso was born into an unhappy family on 20 October 1944. Ten days later he was whisked away and placed into a children’s home in Utica...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... inevitable, David Mancuso began his own search for a new location in a less moneyed part of town. Both the Garage and the Loft continued to pack their dance floors. Behind the scenes, however, Levan began to test Brody’s patience to the breaking point as his unbounded lifestyle and additional undertakings...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... so he had to go away says David Mancuso. ‘‘However, he was good- looking, and he persuaded someone to take him in as a guest Having done what he had to do, the cop left the party and returned with re- inforcements, at which point Mancuso and Abramowitz were arrested and charged with running an...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9085-5
..., David Hill, François Kevorkian, Kevin Killian, Steve Knutson, Jim Kohn, Jill Kroesen, Joan La Barbara, Elodie Lauten, Sister LaVette, Mary Jane Leach, Tom Lee, Robbie Leslie, George Lewis, Eric Liljestrand, Gary Lucas, David Mancuso, William Allaudin Mathieu, John Moran, Bill Mor...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
..., however, re- mains a mystery: party host David Mancuso is placing records on his ar turntables but his inspiration comes from the dancers, who in turn are in- spired by the music.The messages are untraceably complex—no physicist could hope to calculate the unfolding relations of energy, force...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... located not in downtown but midtown. Running since 1970, David Mancuso’s Loft sailed through the backlash against disco unscathed. After all, Mancuso had never restricted his selections to disco, plus his capacity crowd viewed Saturday nights as the highlight of their week. Meanwhile the Paradise...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
..., I must confess, was also my blinkered position before I was intro- duced to David Mancuso, who at the time was a familiar reference for downtown dance veterans, plus anyone who had come across two dis- tant interviews (one in the Village Voice in 1975 and a second in Collusion in 1983). I didn’t...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... emit indescribable odors. ‘‘When Saturday night would roll around and all the public clubs would shut down, hundreds of boys, all steamed up and ready to romp, would converge on the Loft Goldman wrote of David Mancuso’s parties. ‘‘The moment you hit the room, your nostrils were distended by the...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
..., Michael Cappello, David Rodriguez, and I would go to Vince’s house every couple of weeks in the beginning says David Mancuso. ‘‘He would ask us what we thought about certain records, and they would end up in his column. It was basically inside information. He knew what horses were coming in If...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
.... The more striking trend, though, is the degree to which these djs often became synonymous with their dance floors, forming 434 epilogue a series of symbiotic partnerships that have since acquired a legendary status. David Mancuso and the Loft formed one such alliance. Francis Grasso and...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... Gomes. ‘‘ ‘Love Is the Message’ represented what disco would become David Mancuso had been in a happy-go-lucky mood when he traveled to Europe in the summer of 1973. With his parties packed to capacity, the only problem was how to satisfy demand, and a seemingly simple solution presented itself...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... the record companies, so I told Steve it might be a good idea if we got together by ourselves and came up with a proposal. I said we could form a pool or something D’Acquisto didn’t know what Mancuso was talking about. ‘‘I said, ‘What do you mean?’ David said, ‘Like a car pool...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
.... More than anything else, dancing was the activity that brought these people together Look,I’dliketotakeyoutothisplace,butdoyouhaveaproblemwith gay people?’ ’’ Mark Riley—black and straight—was on the verge of being offered an invite to David Mancuso’s Loft, save for this one proviso. ‘‘I said...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390855-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9085-5
... Don Christensen 1999 Various, David Mancuso Presents the Loft Compilation album, Nuphonic, 1999 (NUX-136) Disc 1, track 2. Loose Joints, “Is It All Over My Face? (Unreleased Original Full- Length Version)” Compiled by David Mancuso. 2000 Various, Disco Not Disco Compilation...