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History of Disco

Disco is one of those complicated terms that means different things to different people. Most of us probably associate disco…

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70s Music

Introduction to GQ

  Introduction GQ was an American disco and R&B group who scored a handful of hits on the disco and…

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70s Music

Con Funk Shun

Introduction Con Funk Shun is a funk and R&B band formed during the late 1960s. From a backup band, Con…

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80s Music

One-hit Wonder: Lipps Inc.

Introduction Lipps Inc. is a short-lived R&B and disco group who scored a hit single and now-oldies music classic tune…

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70s Music

One-hit Wonders: Carl Douglas

Introduction Carl Douglas is an R&B and pop singer-songwriter, recording artist and “one hit wonder” from Jamaica known for his…

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70s Music

One-hit wonders: The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls The Weather Girls are a female R&B and dance music duo originally consisting of Izora Armstead and…

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70s Music

Artist Biography: C.J. and Company

Introduction American disco group C.J. and Company achieved recognition for their disco hit “Devil’s Gun”  which peaked at #36 on…

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70s Music

Alicia Bridges and Her Hit “I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)”

Introduction Oldies music fans will remember Alicia Bridges is the singer best known for her worldwide disco hit “I Love…

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70s Music

Brick and Their Disco Hit “Dazz”

Introduction Consisting of Jimmy Brown, Regi Hargis Hickman, Ray Ransom and Eddie Irons, Brick is an American funk/R&B, disco group…

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60s Music

Introduction to Ann-Margret

  Introduction to Ann Margret Ann-Margret Olsson was born on April 28, 1941 in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden.  In 1946…

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70s Music

Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band

Introduction Studio 54 fixtures during the 70s music era, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band was a disco musical ensemble formed…

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70s Music

B.T. Express, Funk and Soul Group in the 1970s

Introduction B.T. Express was one of the funk/disco/soul acts who enjoyed a string of hits during the 70s music era.…

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70s Music

Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes

Introduction to Disco-Tex and his Sex-O-Lettes Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes were founded by the flamboyant musician and performer Sir Monti…

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70s Music

Carl Carlton and His Hit “Everlasting Love”

Introduction: Carl Carlton is an American artist who sings R&B, soul and funk. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1953, he…

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70s Music

The Short Music Career of Bell and James

Introduction to Bell & James Bell and James were an American duo hailing form Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia.  LeRoy Bell and Casey…

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70s Music

Love Unlimited Orchestra and Their Hit “Love’s Theme”

Introduction to Love Unliimted Orchestra Singer Barry White and the all-girl trio Love Unlimited’s own backing band, The Love Unlimited…

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70s Music

Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots and Their Disco Novelty Hit “Disco Duck”

Introduction to Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots Rigdon Osmond “Rick” Dees III is an American radio and comic…

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70s Music

Manu Dibango and His Worldwide Hit “Soul Makossa”

  Introduction to Manu Dibango Manu Dibango is a jazz saxophonist and vibraphonist hailing from Africa’s French Cameroon.  An only…

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70s Music

Love and Kisses and Their Momentary Disco Success

Introduction to Love & Kisses Love and Kisses is the name of the disco group founded by French singer Alec…

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All Music

One Hit Wonders of the 1980s

The term “one-hit wonder” refers to an artist who enjoys a hit on the national US chart — most specifically…

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70s Music

The Story and Music of Jimmy “Bo” Horne

Introduction to Jimmy “Bo” Horne Jimmy “Bo” Horne (born in 1949 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American singer…

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70s Music

Introduction to Gonzalez

Career summary Gonzalez was a British band, specializing on R&B and funk. Personnel change occurred too frequently and amounted to…

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70s Music

Introduction to Yvonne Elliman

Introduction Yvonne Elliman (born Yvonne Marianne Elliman in 1951) is an American singer who rose to fame through her song…

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70s Music

Biography of France Joli

Short career summary Montreal, Quebec native France Joli is a singer best remembered for the disco favorite “Come to Me.”…

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70s Music

Evelyn “Champagne” King – “Shame”

Introduction to Evelyn “Champagne” King Evelyn “Champagne” King is an American disco/dance and R&B singer. Discovered while working as an…

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70s Music

Who are the Three Degrees?

Formation and early days The all-girl vocal group trio The Three Degrees was the brainchild of producer and songwriter Richard…

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70s Music

One-hit wonders High Inergy and their hit “You Can’t Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On)”

Introduction to High Inergy High Inergy were a 1970s all-girl R&B/soul/disco quartet. They consisted of sisters Vernessa and Barbara Mitchell,…

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70s Music

Introduction to Cheryl Lynn

Who is Cheryl Lynn? Cheryl Lynn is an American singer who is popularly known for her 1978 disco hit “Got…

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70s Music

Introduction to Foxy

Career summary Foxy was a dance/disco/Latin music group consisting of singer/guitarist/front man Ish Ledesma, Richie Puente (percussions; he was the…

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70s Music

First Choice – “Armed and Extremely Dangerous” & “Doctor Love”

Short introduction First Choice were an American all-female vocal trio in 1971. They were a group with a lot of…

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70s Music

Teri DeSario – A One-Hit Wonder

Introduction to Teri DeSario Teri DeSario is an American singer-songwriter whose single “Yes I’m Ready” almost topped the Billboard pop…

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70s Music

Introduction to the Whispers

Starting on R&B and soul R&B/soul/dance vocal group The Whispers formed in Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California in…

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70s Music

Instant Funk – “I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)”

Short introduction to Instant Funk were a funk and disco group, formed in the 1970s. Intially they performed as back-up…

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70s Music

Gloria Gaynor – The Queen of Disco

Gloria Gaynor is an American and former disco singer, best known for the massively famous disco hit “I Will Survive.”…

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70s Music

History of The Jackson Five

Introduction to one of the greatest pop/R&B groups The Jackson Five (The Jackson 5, or the Jacksons) are an American…

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70s Music

Polly Brown – “Up in a Puff of Smoke”

Introduction to Polly Brown Polly Brown (sometimes spelled Browne) is a British singer known for her 1975 US Top 20…

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70s Music

5000 Volts – “I’m on Fire”

Introduction to the 5000 Volts 5000 Volts were a British R&B/dance group formed in London in 1974. Their single “I’m…

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60s Music

The History of the Chambers Brothers

Career in a summary The Chambers Brothers are a racially-integrated American band founded during their formative years in the early…

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70s Music

The Music of Hot Chocolate

Introduction Known for their global hit “You Sexy Thing,” British pop band Hot Chocolate started out in 1969, formed by…

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70s Music

Patrick Hernandez – “Born to Be Alive”

Introduction to Patrick Hernandez Patrick Hernandez is a French singer known for his international disco hit “Born To Be Alive”…

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70s Music

The Hues Corporation – “Rock the Boat”

Introduction to the Hues Corporation The Hues Corporation were an American soul/pop/disco act known for their #1 1974 hit “Rock…

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70s Music

Facts of Life – “Sometimes”

Brief career summary Facts of Life was an American soul and disco group, assembled in the 1970s by singer Millie…

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70s Music

Introduction to the 1970s balladeers Enchantment

Who is Enchantment? Enchantment are an R&B and soul vocal band, formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1967 Under the label,…

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70s Music

Introduction to Rose Royce

Formation as Total Concept Unlimited Formed in Los Angeles, California, the band that would be Rose Royce started as an…

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70s Music

Introduction to Average White Band

The band’s career in summary Average White Band (AWB) is a Scottish funk, disco, soul and R&B band that had…

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70s Music

Eruption – “I Can’t Stand the Rain”

Short career summary Eruption is an R&B/disco band formed in the London, UK in 1974. After a few minor successes,…

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70s Music

Biography of Johnnie Taylor

Taylor’s early career and association with Sam Cooke Johnnie Taylor might well be known especially for oldies music fans as…

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70s Music

Introduction to Peter Brown

Introduction Peter Brown is an American disco/dance singer, born in Blue Island, Illinois in 1953. He was not to be…

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70s Music

KC and the Sunshine Band

The band’s career in a summary KC and the Sunshine Band is an American funk/R&B/disco group known for their hits…

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70s Music

Andy Gibb – A Teen Idol Lost

Short career summary on Andy Gibb Andy Gibb was a British/Australian singer-­songwriter, the youngest of the Gibb brothers also known…

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70s Music

Earth, Wind and Fire – One of the biggest acts of the 1970s

Introduction to Earth, Wind and Fire Grammy Award-winning Earth, Wind and Fire are one of the most popular, commercially successful…

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70s Music

The Bee Gees and Their Music

One of the most famous groups of all time, the Bee Gees are a British-Australian group who catapulted into worldwide…

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