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  A history of disco music
Disco is an up-tempo style of dance music that originated in the early 1970s, mainly from funk and soul music, popular originally with gay and fl audiences in large U.S. cities, and derives its name from the French word discothèque (meaning nightclub), coined from disc + bibliotèque (library) by La Discothèque in Rue Huchette.
This music was coined disco, of which there are two flavors and time periods: disco 1.0, which is firmly connected to soul and funk in the first half of the seventies and disco 2.0 in the second half of the seventies, as the incarnation of gay hedonistic club culture.
Disco had already been going for ten years when the first electronic drum tracks began to appear out of Chicago, and in that time it had already suffered the slings and arrows of merciless commercial exploitation, dilution and racial and sexual prejudice which culminated in the 'disco sucks' campaign.
www.jahsonic.com /Disco.html   (2694 words)

  Disco Duck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Disco Duck" was a satirical disco novelty song performed by Memphis disc jockey Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots and released in 1976, where it became a number-one hit (and ranked as the ninety-ninth most popular song of the year according to Billboard Magazine).
The Walt Disney Company asserts that Clarence Nash, the traditional voice of Donald Duck, did not voice-act as Disco Duck (according to the label, the duck vocals were arranged by Ken Pruett, who was a friend of Dees).
'Disco Duck', written by Dees, was inspired by a 60s novelty dance song "The Duck", recorded by Jackie Lee in 1965.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Disco_Duck   (242 words)

 Disco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Initially, most disco songs catered to a nightclub/dancing audience only, rather than general audiences such as radio listeners, but there are many aspects proving opposite tendencies as well; popular radio-hits were being played in discothèques, as long as they had an easy to follow rhythmic bass-pattern close to 120 BPM (beats per minute).
Disco fever reached a peak in South Asia after the release of the Bollywood film Disco Dancer in 1982.
Disco music diverged from the rock of the 1960s, elevating music from the raw sound of 4-piece garage bands to refined music composed by producers who contracted local symphony and philharmonic orchestras and session musicians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Disco   (3876 words)

These massive, flightless ducks appear to be the descendents of basal flying anseriforms and are closely allied to the anseranatids and anhimids (Australia's magpie geese and South America's screamers).
Appearing to be a hasty "garage-kit" attempt by the Anseriformes to produce an fast antilopine herbivore, the disco duck combines the long legs of a runner with a duck's waddling gait and its nomenclatural link to the Minister of Silly Walks is no coincidence.
The result is, appropriately enough, ludicrous, but a disco running at full speed is quite capable of outpacing a human or a spectacled gobbler, the species's primary predator.
www.bowdoin.edu /~dbensen/Spec/Anserformes.html   (645 words)

 Urban Dictionary: disco   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The era of disco ended in 1979 when an event called Disco Demolition Night, which was held at the Chicago White Sox stadium, quickly became one of the worst sports disasters of the century when disgruntled rock fans wrecked the stadium while racing to get the disco records burned and blown up.
Disco abruptly disappeared from public view and resurfaced in the 1980s in Chicago in the form of house music, which is still fairly popular today.
Disco is a difficult form of competitive dancing mostly done in the UK and surrounding areas.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=disco   (628 words)

 Sun.Star Davao - Disco Duck
This is why each and every time "disco party" is hollered, the generation past comes a running to the dance floor.
But somehow the disco beat will always make those lips curl upward, especially to those who had the privilege of tripping the light fantastic on the days of disco.
With the unwavering effort of clubs to produce the undying theme of disco, expect these people to be in the guest list.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/dav/2006/05/07/life/disco.duck.html   (569 words)

 Doobie Brothers What A Fool Believes (12" Promo) Disco Music.com
It definitely isn't disco, and the assumption that just changing the drum track to a 4 on the floor beat would make it discoey, represented everything that was wrong with Disco by '79.
It essentially was the industry's way of saying 'hey, this is all that disco is, one metronomic drum beat', and probably gave more ammunition to the people who hated disco.
DISCO DUCK was the General Patton in the attack on DISCO, WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES was a lonely foot soldier.
www.discomusic.com /records-more/13514_0_2_0_C   (495 words)

 Ethel Merman Disco Album gullbuy review
From Disco Duck to Meco's Star Wars and even to classical music - it was all put to a disco beat and what's more was quite popular.
Sprinkled with magic disco dust thanks to Peter Matz - who incidentally had been nominated for two Tony Awards - and hey, look at this - Bud Shank and Ernie Watts played horns - so this what the great jazz musicians were up to when disco hit and there were bills to pay.
This here is the first time this lost disco platter has been released on cd, and it's in our hands thanks to Varese Sarabande who also were able to dig out an unreleased track too, to add to the 7 original cuts.
www.gullbuy.com /buy/2003/2_25/merman.cfm   (359 words)

 Phat Duck in The Pastry Department
While filling a 2 month stage, I wrote, photographed, and shared the amazing education I was receiving at a kitchen that is leading the culinary world right now.
Expect to see some of the dessert writing Phat Duck is famous for, insight into the industry, and a bit about the work I do at The Ranier Club.
Bake the cookies at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes, until the tops are a deep golden brown and the bottoms are clearly done.
phatduck.blogspot.com   (6032 words)

 sfweekly.com | News | Disco Duck
Most people associate the disco era with hedonism, homosexuality, a sense of community, tacky fashions, and awful music.
Even as his glowing nighttime shots of the Empire State glamorized the class-ridden world of Metropolitan into a Manhattan wonderland, the disco era is cleaned up and rendered safe for Republicans in The Last Days of Disco.
Given that much of the movie takes place in a disco's glittery, cavernous space, cinematographer John Thomas does a marvelous job in keeping the film's look bright and tweedy.
www.sfweekly.com /issues/1998-05-27/film3.html   (826 words)

 Disco music | Disco sucks?
Between 1973 and 1976, Disco was confined to Blacks, Puerto Ricans and gays, and it could be ignored.
Between 1976 and 1981, things stagnated and Disco was blamed.
Disco ruled because that's all that was played on the radio or released to stores.
www.thepopview.com /discoagain.html   (521 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Disco Duck and Other Adventures in Novelty Music : And Other Adventures in... at ...
Disco Duck and Other Adventures in Novelty Music : And Other Adventures in...
As a collector of books about popular music, I think I may have browsed his work before, but Disco Duck was the first book of his we actually bought.
Get a copy of the book yourself to find out how Disco Duck, YMCA and many other songs, especially from the early days of American rock and roll were created.
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 Disco duck
Stuart left school to work on the family farm at Cudgee, but the demand for his mobile disco continued to grow.
Duck rock mobile disco - so named after an 80s album Duck Rock and the association with Stuart's surname, Drake - expanded to three mobile units, often playing Wednesday through Saturday nights at functions throughout the district.
Discos remain the main component of the business, but Stuart and Eve have diversified into hiring out party equipment such as lighting, small PA systems, juke boxes, smoke machines, mirror balls and night club effects.
www.swtafe.vic.edu.au /lrc/music/bnduck.htm   (555 words)

 Profile of Disco Duck
Charles Martindale, known professionally as "Disco Duck" has been entertaining on the duck call since 1960.
In March 2006, he was asked to stand and play Elvira on the duck call by the Oak Ridge Boys at their concert in Branson, Missouri.
Charles dreams of entertaining for the World’s Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and of appearing on the Jay Leno, Dave Letterman, and Opry Winfrey shows.
www.bayou.com /~discoduk/profile.htm   (531 words)

 Rick Dees : The Original Disco Duck - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
The song took advantage of the disco craze and has been called the biggest selling novelty hit of the 1970s.
RSO released The Original Disco Duck in 1977, and the Donald Duck-voiced track "Disco Duck, Pt.
The Original Disco Duck also included the minor hit "Dis-Gorilla" and the forgettable "Bionic Feet" and "Flick the Bick." A fun novelty record, but not a classic comedy album.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,74929,00.html   (203 words)

 Disco Duck
Disco Duck has been charged in a sealed indictment in U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, with Conspiracy to Import Film für Alle, TV für Alle and Music für Allum Twice.
Disco Duck is believed to be the leader and überguru of the New World Duck Organization (NWDO), which is also known as the DD Cartel.
Disco Duck is known for his extensiv knowledge of martial arts.
www.trumtrum.se /Pages/disco.htm   (173 words)

 Disco Savvy: Quality Disco Music Albums - dance 1970s 1980s house 80's
Furthermore, disco music is generally uplifting and inspiring, providing a much-needed contrast to the dull and angry racket of many hard rock, heavy metal, alternative rock, techno, and rap songs.
However, the majority of disco artists were solely studio singers, and when disco was made carelessly by producers and companies that were more interested in making money than making quality music, the results were mindless repetition, boring lyrics, and headache-inducing instrumentation.
Disco on the radio: To listen to some fine disco music on licensed streams and radio programs, the places to be are DJ Lee's DiscoInternet.com, Diva Radio's Disco Music Paradise, Barry Walters' RadioioDisco, World Disco Radio Community (Radio WDRC), and WAPS Radio Disco Action.
www.discosavvy.com   (1697 words)

 Disco T-Shirts and Gifts : CafePress.com : Shop Over 150 Million Unique Products
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 Disco duck :: Honolulu Weekly
Bust out the roller skates and pick the ’fro—you’re invited to a disco ball.
San Francisco DJ Julius Papp returns to Next Door this weekend for a stint at the table that, if his last performance is any indication, will be a study in the perfect fusion of classic disco and house.
The Montreal native is best known for his love of 1970s disco and ’80s new wave, but he’s not afraid to mix up his mixes—he’s been known to throw down a Latin or jazz beat.
honoluluweekly.com /calendar/spinzone-feature/2006/06/disco-duck   (189 words)

One of the biggest selling disco records is also one of it's most hated....at least by disco music purists.
Dees launched his radio career at the age of 17, as host of a country music show.
The recipient of ten consecutive Billboard Number One Radio Personality of America awards and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, he's appeared in such films as La Bamba and Jetsons: The Movie.
www.discomuseum.com /RickDees.html   (208 words)

 Seventies Dance Music Izan Page - Bands playing seventies dance music
DISCO DUCK (New York) - Doing all of the classic disco hits, Disco Duck will amaze you with their wild stage show.
DISCO INFERNO (UK) Hottest disco, funk and soul band in the Cambridge area, burning up the dancefloor!
LOVETRAIN (England) are the Kings of Disco on a mission to make every night a Saturday night...
www.70disco.com /discoband.htm   (1162 words)

 Disco Duck
I was at the Warehouse Cafe in New Orleans when the song "Disco Duck" came on the jukebox, so I ran around singing "Disco Duck- What the Fuck!", underneath the freeway that was being built next to the cafe.
With a metal rod I began banging the tune on the scaffolding, when I spied a giant (foot long) plastic clothes pin on the ground, so I stopped to pick it up and next to it was this greasy looking taxidermied duck.
So, I picked up the duck with the clothes pin around its' neck and flew it around underneath the freeway, continuing my tirade.
www.sfgate.com /offbeat/bird.html   (123 words)

 Set of 4 Mini Disco Ducks at Gadgets.co.uk - Ideal gadgets, gifts and novelties for Christmas
At first glance these ducks look like any other small rubber duck, but touch the base or put them in water and watch them give you a light show that only a rubber ducky could perform!
With built in colour changing LED lights, the Mini Disco Ducks phase though various colours such as yellow, green and red, then flash through a selection of colours before repeating the process.
Each Disco Duck has two sensors at the base that when touched (or placed in water) turn on the battery operated LED lights inside the duck which phase and flash though a selection of different colours.
www.gadgets.co.uk /buy-gadgets/item/MINIFLDUCK4/NEW/Set-of-4-Mini-Disco-Ducks.html   (186 words)

 Disco Profiles - Rick Dees
He wrote and recorded "Disco Duck," which became an unexpected runaway hit, hitting #1 and selling more than four million copies.
Disco Duck by Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots.
Disco Duck: Ah get down mama, I've got to have me a woman, ha ha ha ha ha
www.comicgenius.com /DiscoFever/disco_profiles/rick_dees/rick_dees_profile.htm   (438 words)

 WFMU - 365 Days Project (2003)
During a recent record hunt, this one fairly leapt out at me. I was looking at what was supposed to be a bunch of Soul records and this was, quite obviously, misfiled.
I saw a record that mentions both "Disco" and "Clogging" and I had to investigate.
It is instrumental on one side, which renders the song sort of useless, because it really doesn't sound much like Disco, but the vocal side is the one to hear.
www.wfmu.org /365/2003/216.shtml   (306 words)

 Disco Duck MB- mobile disco luton/disco hire luton/mobile dj luton/wedding discos/wedding disco
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 The Simpsons Archive: The Cool Disco Stu File
Disco Stu does the Travolta pose at Civil War re-enactment.
Disco Stu's goldfish platforms similar to pair worn by pimp.
Disco Stu reports an outbreak of disco fever.
www.snpp.com /guides/discostu.html   (853 words)

 The Disco Box | Music Review | Entertainment Weekly
The criticism stings, since scores of disco sets have already appeared over the years, including a host of individual volumes issued by Rhino itself, beginning in 1990.
Tellingly, disco never fell as far from favor overseas either, holding almost as steady a sway as it has in gay clubs around the world.
As such upbeat sensibilities eat further into the American mainstream, the disco set could serve as a kind of musical role model, a primer on how a fresh generation can begin to make that funky music new again.
www.ew.com /ew/article/0,,274492,00.html   (837 words)

 chipple.net - Blog - Don't be a cluck, disco duck
at Kōenji Enban, and Fukuta Takeshi (8-bits) played Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots' "Disco Duck", a single I used to listen to a lot when I was little, from my parents' collection.
At first the song was only released and spinned in Memphis until RSO bought it and sold it nation-wide, making it a big hit.
The next song Fukuta-san spinned was Kagurazaka Kaoru's "Disco Geisha", which I think I'll need to also need to look out for.
www.chipple.net /mt/2005/03/21_001898.php   (271 words)

 DISCO History @ Disco-Disco.com
Other movies that inspired Disco tunes were the Star Wars trilogy, which scored big hits for Meco, who also made a Disco version of the main theme from the Superman movie.
But if Saturday Night Fever was the thing that really got the Disco ball rolling, it was really the labels and the clubs that had set the ground for it.
So, what happened was that the Disco scene returned to the clubs where it once started and with the new technical equipment's like drum machines, synths and other things, the music transformed - from Disco - to Disco!
www.disco-disco.com /disco/history.shtml   (3014 words)

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