Setting out to harness their “insane influences” into “something that could be put on stage”, Bee Gees’ ‘Odessa’ emerged as a genre-spanning masterpiece.
“We were curiously chopping up samples from various Seventies disco and soul records when suddenly, ‘Fantasy’ by Aquarian Dream gave us the exact thing we were searching for.”
Her audacious piece of "bedroom soul" was certified gold in the US by the RIAA, for shipments of 500,000 copies.
Donna's song from the 'Thank God It's Friday' soundtrack, ‘Last Dance,’ became a gold-certified US pop success and the toast of the next awards season.
The single came from his new Blue Note album of the time, 'Places and Spaces.'
Intended as a one-off celebration of their career, the ‘One Night Only’ live show and album took Bee Gees on a victory lap around the world.
With the release of their soundtrack for ‘Saturday Night Fever’, in 1977, Bee Gees were at the birth of disco, pointing the way for others to follow.
The disco icon will follow in footsteps of Patti Smith, Scott Walker, Nick Cave, David Bowie and Robert Smith as curator of the London music festival.
Seeing the connection between jazz and disco, the Vanguard and Fantasy labels made sophisticated dancefloor music that still sounds fresh and thrilling.
After her 'Love To Love You Baby' breakthrough came Donna's fourth studio album 'Four Seasons Of Love.'
The album contained such international signature hits as 'Get Down On It' and 'Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It).'
A record label of huge significance, the Fania story takes in the birth of salsa music and the global spread of Latin culture.
The gold standard in Latin Music, the best Fania songs truly merged cultures, ranging from salsa to disco, and all points between.
With some of its icons still making hits, and a new breed of R&B star rising through the ranks, Motown continued to dominate the charts in the 80s and 90s.
Sexy and romantic, the best Barry White songs made him the boss of bedroom soul music. He had the funk, the soul and the disco – nobody did it like him.