Happy Independence Day. Happy Fourth of July to one and all. I hope the weather is good wherever you are, so you can go out and enjoy whatever activities you have planed. As for me, I’ll be indoors, polishing the dance floor and the disco ball and waiting for you to join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances” where for the holiday, the music will be all “Disco!” Once again I was reminiscing about the great disco emporiums that Cynthia and I and all the “Soul Brothers” from WWRL used to party the night away, back in the day. Places like of course, Studio 54, Leviticus, Regine’s, the Electric Circus, the Roxy, Roseland, New York, New York, Infinity and so many others. So, we’ll try our best to evoke those memories with music from the Trammps, the Weather Girls, the Village People, Donna Summer, the Commodores, M.F.S.B., Voyage, the O’Jays, Gloria Gaynor, Sylvester, McFadden & Whitehead and so many more. The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT, following the encore performance of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. I think it’s gonna be a great Fourth of July Saturday, jam packed with fantastic music for the holiday. I took my “Platform Shoes” (I hope I don’t fall off of them) and my “Bell Bottom Trousers” and “Polyester Shirt” out of the closet and I am ready to get down and party like it’s 1976. Won’t you join me? In the words of the late Don Cornelius, “You Can Bet Last Money, It’s All Gonna Be A Stone Gas Honey” later this evening on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
On “Great Soul Performances” this evening, we go back to the “Disco.” The disco ball is shining, the dance floor is polished, and we’re gonna dance the night away with music by: Gloria Gaynor, the Village People, Donna Summer, the Trammps, Manu DiBango, the Joneses, Alicia Bridges, Tavares, the Bee Gees, Sister Sledge, Rick James and many many more. The party begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT following an encore of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. So put on your finest dancing shoes and meet me at the “Disco” this evening on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Hopefully the bitter winter season is finally going to be behind us, and that makes me wanna dance. I was a fan of “Disco.” So, starting today, and going forward throughout the rest of the year on “Great Soul Performances,” we’ll take some time out to salute that era that people either loved or hated.
I’m sure that all over the country many cities had their favorite discos, but for me, being a Native New Yorker, I’ll never forget hanging out and dancing in places like “Xenon” on West 43rd Street, the “Cheetah” on 52nd Street, the “Electric Circus” on St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, “Trude Heller’s” aka “Trude Heller’s Trick” at 418 6th Avenue at 9th Street, “Fantasy East” in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, “Two Different Worlds” in Woodside Queens and of course the “disco of discos,” “Studio 54” on 54th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Cynthia and I went there often and we were there the night Frankie Crocker rode in on a white stallion. Memories none of us will ever forget. So you see where I’m going here. I’ve polished up the old Disco Ball, put on my platform shoes and my bell bottom pants and we are going to get down. All your favorite disco artists will be on board like: Donna Summer, the Village People, Chic, Amii Stewart, the Bee Gees, Thelma Houston, the Trammps, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Rick James and all the rest.
Our disco opens at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Naturally, we kick it off after the encore of this past Sunday’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” at 5PM eastern time. It’s gonna be a “Disco Inferno” this evening on “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com. BTW, don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour at 2AM eastern as we usher in what we used to call “Daylight Savings Time” as hope springs eternal. Pun intended. See Ya Later ‘Gator!