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Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012719-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1271-9
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... The Loft David Mancuso Paradise Garage Michael Brody 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 ...
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...
Published: 09 September 2016
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...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... 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 threatened to compromise his basic DJ-ing...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... 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 threatened to compromise his basic DJ-ing responsibilities, prompting Brody...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... to 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: 10.1215/9780822373926-028
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... during the first half of the 1970s. Loft regular Gail Bruesewitz experienced the disjuncture firsthand when she became marketing and promotions manager of twelve-inch singles at Columbia in August. Meanwhile Frankie Crocker pioneered the introduction of the urban contemporary format and commissioned his...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager went to jail in early 1980 for tax evasion. Because they also lost their liquor license, they agreed for black promoter and onetime Loft regular Mike Stone to start to stage Saturday-night parties at their venue because of his experience...
Book Chapter

By Hettie Jones
Published: 23 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374152-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7415-2
...: a “suspicious package” is found to contain two live lobsters. Real estate agent visits Hettie, she gives him memoir, building is on literary walking tour. John Wieners dies; Hettie thinks of Fee and John drunk on way to heaven. Fee’s widow, Susan Maldovan, is evicted from loft Fee lived in thirty-eight years...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
.... The relative absence of the corporates provided independent labels with the kind of market freedom that had last existed during the first half of the 1970s. Loft regular Gail Bruesewitz experienced the disjuncture firsthand when she became marketing and promotions manager of twelve-inch singles at Columbia...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... 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 began to receive...