Entries in Disco (5)
Most of you will probably know the big belt of Ms. Loleatta Holloway from the early 90s hit "Good Vibrations" from Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Sadly, she has just died at the age of 64. Below, we've got a video of some dance remix of the song called "Love Sensation," which features a) a really got guy touching himself, b) some queens vogueing, c) footage of Holloway singing. Plus, we've the song "Dreaming," from her earlier days as a disco diva.
San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society and DJ collective Honey Soundsystem are joining forces to throw a hot party tonight at Public Works (161 Erie Street near Mission & 14th) called SPKR that will take partygoers back in time through five eras in San Francisco club history — as represented by the music of legendary DJs at five venues (only one of which still exists), the Trocadero Transfer, the I-Beam, the EndUp, Townsend and The Box. Honey Soundsystem will be joined by two legendary SF DJs, Bobby Viteritti — who held court at the Trocadero from 1978 to 1981 — and Steve Fabus — who DJd the Sunday Tea Dance at the I-Beam from 1977 to 1980 and also worked alongside Bobby at the Trocadero started what is still known to this day as “Church” at the EndUp.
Happy Memorial Day everyone! It's the celebretory kickoff of summer, and while the NY gays are headed out to the shares on Fire Island and the Hamptons, the S.F. gays jaunt up to the Russian River, and the Chicago gays get sloppy at IML and the Grabby Awards, we're going to leave you with this little disco wonder. It's a video that aired on Top of the Pops in England in August of 1976, and it feels very May/rites of spring. As Rose et Ridé tells us, it's the disco remix of the theme from The Excorcist, otherwise known as "Tubular Bells," by an outfit called Ruby Flipper. [Rose et Ridé]