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Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396529-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9652-9
... I DANCING (POPULAR MUSIC) i\nother Boring Day in Paradise: Rock and Roll and the Empowerment of Everyday Life About five years ago, I began to teach courses on the cultural history ofrock and roll. My...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... attract a crowd of 1,800 on Fridays and 2,800 on Saturdays, with Italian and Latin dancers entering into rivalrous yet friendly competition. Elsewhere, Bruce Forest took over from Tee Scott at Better Days, while the Paradise Garage and the Loft fine-tuned their setups. Garage sound engineer Richard Long...
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...
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: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Uhuru, Gregory Isaacs, and Pablo Moses along with the conventional rock of u2 and Steve Winwood) with the mongrel (the dub-vocoder-electronics of Set the Tone and Grace Jones’s third Compass Point album, Living My Life ). Blackwell also started to head to the Paradise Garage and, impressed by Levan...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... numbers of gay men as “Saint’s disease.” The Gay Men’s Health Crisis held a fundraising benefit at Paradise Garage on Thursday 8 April. Activist Larry Kramer grasped that the disease required a governmental response but found his efforts to jolt Ed Koch into action frustrated by Herb Rickman, the mayor’s...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... at the Paradise Garage 354 viii figures David DePino, Judy Weinstein, and Joey Llanos 360 Anti-disco rioters at Comiskey Park 375 Grace Jones at Roseland 393 Frankie Knuckles, Robert Williams, and Steve Robinson 404 The Warehouse dance floor 405 Frankie Knuckles at the Warehouse 409...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... 87, 361; Mixmaster, 222, 333, 334, Baker, Harris, Young, 120, 122, 168, 335; and Tom Moulton, 168; New 171, 263, 266, 385. See also Baker, York Record Pool, 159, 161, 175, Ronnie; Harris, Norman; Young, 338; Paradise Garage, 354, 416; Earl Record World column, 149, 152...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... rock of u2 and Steve Winwood) with the mongrel (the dub-vocoder-electronics of Set the Tone and Grace Jones’s third Compass Point album, Living My Life ). Blackwell also started to head to the Paradise Garage and, impressed by Levan, signed the Peech Boys. The group’s follow-up single, “Life Is...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... the Sanctuary developed another. Nicky Siano and the Gal- lery, Frankie Knuckles and the Warehouse, and Tee Scott and Better Days entered into similarly Siamese-like relationships. And Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage became tempestuous yet inseparable lovers. New York’s pioneering...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... suggests that party culture effectively ended with the closure of Studio 54, must also be news to those who experienced the raptur- ous reverberations of Body & Soul, the Funhouse, the Loft, the Paradise Garage, the Saint, Shelter, the Sound Factory, and a whole series of other venues that...
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...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Fridays and 2,800 on Saturdays, with Italian and Latin dancers entering into rivalrous yet friendly competition. Elsewhere, Bruce Forest took over from Tee Scott at Better Days, while the Paradise Garage and the Loft fine-tuned their setups. Garage sound engineer Richard Long began to receive plaudits for...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... unwelcome populations out of gentrifying locations, with the 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...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... the downtown party network into commercial America. ‘‘An old garage may be fine advised Wayne Rosso, an ex–mobile disco dj who was now director of disco opera- tions for Audio Concepts Inc./Dave Kelsey Sound, a Hollywood-based dominance 315...
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By Tim Lawrence
Published: 01 January 2003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... outrageously expressive recordings from the Paradise Garage that joyfully bear no resemblance to the plastic professionalism of the contemporary market in mix cds. Stephan Prescott at Dance Tracks on East Third Street and Charlie Grappone at Vinyl Mania on Carmine Street picked out more...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... World War II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Cheren, Mel. Keep On Dancin’: My Life and the Paradise Garage. New York: 24 Hours for Life, 2000. Cohn, Nik. Ball the Wall: Nik Cohn in the Age of Rock. London: Picador, 1989. Collin, Matthew, with John Godfrey. Altered State: The Story...
Published: 01 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393498-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9349-8
... Polish DJ who grew up around Puerto Ricans and had a black Panamanian girlfriend. Became a regular at the Paradise Garage. Thought the “disco sucks” movement was a racist ploy backed by the Ku Klux Klan to keep folks of different cultures from dancing together. Traveled to Trinidad the summer...
Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397441-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9744-1
... frater• nities and sororities, and belong to the NAACP. Gay black dance clubs, like New York's Paradise Garage and Chicago's Ware• house (the birthplace of house music), have staked out a social space where gay black men don't have to deal with the racist door policies at predominantly white...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385110-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8511-0
... 364 love saves the day Pellegrino notched up his first hit with John Luongo’s remix of Jackie Moore’s ‘‘This Time Baby ‘‘I took the acetate to the Paradise Garage and gave it to Larry Levan says the disco chief. ‘‘Larry played it once, Larry played it twice, Larry played it three times. When I...