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Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... responsibilities, prompting Brody to hire Brooklyn DJ David Morales to replace Levan for one weekend. after-hours venues Paradise Garage the Loft Larry Levan Michael Brody David Morales ...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The Loft David Mancuso Paradise Garage Michael Brody Larry Levan ...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... independent record companies Vinyl Mania Frankie Crocker Larry Levan ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... after-hours venues Paradise Garage the Loft Larry Levan Michael Brody David Morales ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Larry Levan Michael de Benedictus the Peech Boys “Don’t Make Me Wait ” Gwen Guthrie ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Larry Levan “Heartbeat ” “The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel ” Tom Silverman “Jazzy Sensation ” R&B ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Steven Harvey “Behind the Groove ” Walter Gibbons François Kevorkian Larry Levan David Mancuso John “Jellybean” Benitez Shep Pettibone ...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Larry Levan invited keyboardist Michael de Benedictus to accompany him during his DJ sets during 1980 and then hired him to play on tracks such as “Heartbeat.” In return, de Benedictus asked Levan to join his band, the Peech Boys. A year in the making and released by West End, the band’s first...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... plaudits for his work, which placed greater emphasis on power than the system developed by Mancuso. Funhouse John “Jellybean” Benitez Bruce Forest sound system Richard Long Levan horns As references to R&B began to reenter the lexicon, Larry Levan delivered mix after mix that fed...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... As references to R&B began to reenter the lexicon, Larry Levan delivered mix after mix that fed into the resurgent groove. Released on West End in early 1981, “Heartbeat” became a standout release. Tee Scott came as close as anyone to keeping pace with Levan. Continuing to mesh innovative...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... radio crashed in tandem with the disco juggernaut, New York’s party DJs reasserted themselves as preeminent taste connoisseurs who could break records locally and regionally but not nationally. WBLS DJ Frankie Crocker, hugely influential in New York, established a close bond with Larry Levan, often...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... party at the venue. They showed up again the following Saturday to see if Garage resident Larry Levan could match Scott. Brody consolidated the momentum by booking live acts to perform on Saturdays. Just when disco was supposed to have died, the Garage along with the Loft reached a peak. The Loft...
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
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... to hire Brooklyn DJ David Morales to replace Levan for one weekend. after-hours venues Paradise Garage the Loft Larry Levan Michael Brody David Morales The city’s band scene continued to dip during 1983, with Michael Zilkha and ZE Records dragged into the slump. As the cutting edge...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... and his co-DJs cultivated a distinctive sound that wasn’t tied to genre. Ruza Blue Afrika Bambaataa Negril the Roxy Bronx Brooklyn Larry Levan invited keyboardist Michael de Benedictus to accompany him during his DJ sets during 1980 and then hired him to play on tracks such as “Heartbeat...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... party at the venue. They showed up again the following Saturday to see if Garage resident Larry Levan could match Scott. Brody consolidated the momentum by booking live acts to perform on Saturdays. Just when disco was supposed to have died, the Garage along with the Loft reached a peak. The Loft...