The Queen of Disco

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012) aka Donna Summer was a singer, songwriter, and actress who gained international recognition during the 1970s disco era. Summer charted a top-40 hit every year between 1975 and 1984, charted four number-one singles […]

Love Come Down: Evelyn “Champagne” King

Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King is one of the few disco artists that survived the post-disco period and made a very safe transition to the 80s. In this post, we will discuss Evelyn “Champagne” King’s career and the sound of disco.  Bop Bop Bop To The Top Disco was made during the dance music period of 1970s […]

Disco Disco made its peak in the 70s as dance music that came out of nightclubs. Led by Donna Summer, KC and the Sunshine Gang, Kool and the Gang, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, and so many more, disco was more than just a genre of music, it was a movement. With Motown and funk influence, […]

The Lady Behind The Voice- Donna Summer, The Queen of Disco

By: Gabrielle Weeden The Music That Makes People Want to Dance Disco is a form of dance music that first became popular in the 1970s. The word “disco” comes from the term “discotheque,” which refers to a club or party where people danced to recorded pop music. Disco music has a basic tempo of 12 […]

is disco really dead?

Is Disco really dead? Disco was in its prime in the early 60’s through late 70’s. This new fun sound of music was at the top of the charts and people’s hearts. The mix between strings, synthesizers, and electronic instruments had the dance floor going crazy. Many new dances formed because of this genre including […]

The Disco Queen

Introduction Disco is a form of dance music that emerged in the 1970’s. Disco got its name from the term discotheque which refers to a club or or party where people would dance to recorded pop music. The basic tempo of disco music is approximately 12 beats per minute, 4/4 time signature and four-on-the-floor rhythm.  […]

Donna Summer: A Disco Icon

Donna Summer: A Disco Icon By Camille Adams-Lonzer When you think of iconic women many come to mind, but when you think of icons in disco the first person that comes to peoples minds is Donna Summer. This disco queen dominated the realm of disco as you could her voice pouring out of any club […]

Let’s Boogie!

Let’s Boogie! Thesis Disco is by far one of the most influential genres that produced historic cultural moments and shaped American pop culture in general. About Disco was inspired by genres such as funk, soul, salsa, and pop. Disco is a genre of music commonly listened to when people want to dance. The term “disco” […]