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  And We Danced - Paradise Garage
Strongly influenced by David Mancuso's stellar sound system and familial atmosphere at The Loft, Paradise Garage became known for industry-defining sound and a congenial, loving environment serving as respite from the dangers and concerns of the streets of New York City.
DJ Larry Levan presided over the Garage (as it was lovingly known) and inspired a reverence from club audiences unsurpassed in the history of Dance music.
Paradise Garage became known musically for preserving the spirit and ambience of classic Disco while moving resolutely forward in musical style and innovation.
www.andwedanced.com /venues/pgarage.htm   (757 words)

  Paradise Garage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Paradise Garage disco is a notable club in the history of modern nightclub culture.
The Paradise Garage was heavily influenced by another club that had come before it known as The Loft, which was run by David Mancuso.
When the term "garage music" is used in reference to the Paradise Garage, it does not exclusively mean house music, although certain house tracks may be considered to be garage classics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paradise_Garage   (431 words)

 Garage (dance music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term was first used in the US to describe records in the late 70s and early 80s that formed the eclectic playlist of the "Paradise Garage" nightclub in New York City.
The term derives from the Paradise Garage itself, but it has meant so many different things to so many different people that unless you're talking about a specific time and place, it is virtually meaningless.
Since the "death" of garage in the mainstream and the increased popularity of grime, 4x4 has once again become the favoured drum pattern for producers of UK garage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Garage_(dance_music)   (2273 words)

 Stories From the Garage
The Paradise Garage 1995 Ford Mustang GT was the subject.
The donor transmission is an AODE in the Paradise Garage 1995 Ford Mustang GT.
Of course the vehicle was the Paradise Garage 1970 Dodge Charger.
neptune.spacebears.com /cars/stories/index.html   (3703 words)

 Paradise Garage: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Paradise Garage was heavily influenced by another club that had come before it known as The Loft, EHandler: no quick summary.
Garage is any of several different varieties of modern electronic dance music generally connected to house or disco....
Garage rock was a simple, raw form of rock and roll created by a number of united states bands in the mid-1960s....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/paradise_garage.htm   (1004 words)

 A history of garage music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
What we now call garage is music which has evolved from the more soulful, more gospel-inspired parts of disco and it owes its emergence to the taste-making of DJ Tony Humphries at his club Zanzibar in Newark, New Jersey.
Speed Garage The Armand Van Helden remix of CJ Bolland's "Sugar is Sweeter" defined the whole [speed garage] sound with that huge breakdown and massive bass-line.
The Paradise Garage was a legendary club which was located at 84 King Street, New York from 1976 till 1987.
www.jahsonic.com /Garage.html   (1137 words)

 Paradise Garage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Paradise Garage was the legendary New York night club where for more than 10 years Larry Levan held court.
The Paradise Garage is a notable club in the history of modern nightclub culture.
The Paradise Garage is still considered as the most legendary club of club culture history.
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 Techno Guide: Garage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was born in 1986/7 and is a fusion of Disco, Soul and warm rhythms in general and often featuring female vocals.
The name of "Garage" comes from the now mythical "Paradise Garage" in New York's 84 King's St. in Greenwich Village, where LARRY LEVAN was resident dj.
Garage was also gifted by some of the most talented voices from the 80's disco sound like the ones from Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, and Jocelyn Brown.
www.intuitivemusic.com /tguidegarage.html   (174 words)

 Jewsrock.org : Words : The Godfather of Everything That Moves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Paradise Garage is the Eden of BPM culture, Cheren its Adam.
Instead of an official premiere, the Paradise Garage opened its doors with a series of "Construction Parties," in which proceeds from the door went to defray the costs of the club’s launch.
But it was really Cheren’s notion of dance floor as utopia that ensured the survival of the Paradise Garage long after disco’s late 1970s demise, the onset of AIDS in the early 1980s, the club’s closing in 1987, and Levan’s death from heart failure in 1992.
www.jewsrock.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=words.view&wordid=BD667960-7E9D-431B-A7DF35B051729C38   (869 words)

 Paradise Garage @ Disco-Disco.com
The club was of course the legendary Paradise Garage or - "the Garage" as the regular guests used to refer to it.
When the Garage opened in September of 1977, the club was far from ready so originally there were only "construction parties" held and during this time of construction the club was called the 84 King Street Garage, to later become the Paradise Garage by the official opening in February 17, 1978.
Garage Records was the child of Larry Levan and it was on this label he had his and Michael de Benedictus' act, n.y.c.
www.disco-disco.com /clubs/paradise.shtml   (3304 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Paradise Garage was four walls to put the street in.
The Paradise Garage was a club on the border of SoHo that was central to Keith Haring's world from the early 1980s until it closed in 1987.
The show includes both work that reflects the spirit of the Paradise Garage and work that was made for events and performances at the club.
www.e-flux.com /welcome/deitch/text_1.html   (265 words)

 Living Art Productions - Rave: Articles
Michael Brody was in hock up to his gold earring to everyone for expenses connected to the renovation of the Paradise Garage and the purchase of the unmatched sound system Larry Levan demanded for the venue.
The Paradise Garage officially opened in January, in the middle, as fate would have it, of the great blizzard of 1978.
It was thus that the future of the Paradise Garage was determined.
www.livingart.com /raving/articles/housemusic101-15.htm   (1646 words)

 Crib Crew's Paradise Garage page
The Paradise Garage was a legendary club which was located at 84 King Street,
The master of the night at the Garage was Dj Larry Levan, he was the regular DJ from the very beginning to the last night.
All I know the Garage was the best club I have ever been to in my life and I will never forget those great parties for the rest of my life.
cribcrewprod.tripod.com /garage.html   (191 words)

 Keith Haring | Archives | Essays | Paradise Garage
Paradise Garage was four walls to put the street in.
The Paradise Garage was a club on the border of SoHo that was central to Keith Haring's world from the early 1980s until it closed in 1987.
The show includes both work that reflects the spirit of the Paradise Garage and work that was made for events and performances at the club.
www.haring.com /cgi-bin/essays.cgi?essay_id=08   (270 words)

 Disco Mornings/Video Nights: From Trocadero Transfer to Paradise Garage & Everything In Between   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Paradise Garage had many of the same elements as Trocadero Transfer--great music, drugs, club culture, sense of "family" and the powerful feel of being something special.
The sound at the Garage was unquestionably the best in any club--ever--and was so pure, that you could carry on a conversation next to one of the huge bass speakers and not have to raise your voice.
The Garage was also full of great surprises, such as an unannounced performance by Jocelyn Brown or the entire interior of the club being painted in day-glow colors by Keith Herring.
www.hyperactivemedia.com /5am   (1429 words)

 Raw42 Definitive - US Garage Music Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The term Garage is now less well known than the general "classic or deep house" terms which are often used in its' place.
Paradise Garage DJ (1977 - 1987 when the club closed), Larry Levan, is credited as the grandfather of the Garage house sound and his legendary skill as a mixer transpired into numerous label credits and songs.
Garage music is also recognized as the NewYork, New Jersey style of house music.
www.raw42.com /cgi-bin/genre_guide.pl?genre=1006&refer=42records   (433 words)

 History Of Disco - Pt 2, History Of Disco - Pt 2, History Of Disco - Pt 2,
The Paradise Garage was also a key influence for the House sound, based on the superlative sound system that Larry Levan (along with sound genius Richard Long)developed there through his 11-year residency.
The Garage was also a major celebrity/industry hangout, but because it was a private, gay, after-hours club, it managed to avoid the media frenzy which would kill off Studio 54 and other trendy spots.
The list of Garage classics from 76-87 is far too long to detail here (one discography I have lists more than 1000 songs which were broken at the club), but suffice it to say, if you heard a badass dance record during those years was probably played there first.
www.soul-patrol.com /funk/disco2.htm   (836 words)

 Remembrances from Garage Patrons
Paradise Garage, it was and always will be the Greatest Club life had to offer.
Although I was only a member of the Paradise Garage for one year ('86 to '87), it made a lasting impression on me. I was a sophomore at NYIT and had heard about the Garage for some time but hesitated in going because of it's "gay club" status.
Garage DJs were the hottest spinners on Earth; definers, refiners and originators of the art of turntable mixing- before the advent of rap.
theparadisegarage.net /inmemorial/postingsy.html   (9172 words)

 Paradise Garage Tribute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
My name is Ralph, and from 1983 until the closing in 1987, I was one of the lighting technicians at the Paradise Garage.
I was just one person among an amazing group of people who gave their love and talents to make the weekends at the Garage as memorable as they were.
It's been a long time since the club closed and we all were scattered to the winds.
www.garage.graphicproduction.org /garage1.html   (321 words)

 Guestbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Nineteen (19) years have p#@*%!ed since the Garage closed and I was at the closeout weekend party.
I started partying at the Garage when I was 19 years (1979) old while attending College and rising a son and I did not stop partying at the Garage until it closed its doors in 1987.
Larry and the Garage,- although I'm too young to have experienced the musical miracle, I strive to be another carrier of the Garage torch to my generation.
www.graphicproduction.org /garagebook/index.php   (1333 words)

 The Selekta | West End Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Also, you have to realize that the "sound" of the Paradise Garage was not really a "sound" at the time.
West End was the sole financial backer of the Paradise Garage.
He¹s written a book (the manuscript of which he is currently shopping) called "My Life and the Paradise Garage." He hopes that the book will get optioned for a film version and would like to re-aquire the same building that originally housed the club for the movie.
www.selekta.com /articles/westend.asp   (1415 words)

 Larry Levan Live At The Paradise Garage 1979
Those of us who never made it to the Garage or heard Larry play live now have a chance to get a little taste of what made Larry and the Garage so influential, with the release of "Larry Levan Live at the Paradise Garage" from Strut Records/West End Records.
Sampling the likes of Cher to the Supremes to Jermaine Jackson with music ranging in genre from pop to funk to soul, this CD is truly a testament to the gifted ease with which Larry could move a crowd and deliver his expressiveness and heart through music.
Larry is famous for creating the perfect environment for his guests at the Garage, combining the music with the Garage's legendary sound system and lighting.
www.undergroundfiles.com /garage.html   (589 words)

 Slanguistics: Paradise garage (Seattle Weekly)
While the main room was for the hard-core steppers, the side room became a haven for the ghetto fabulous, all ostentatious jewelry, flash clothing, and freely flowing champagne.
2-step garage has quickly become the soundtrack to that new lifestyle, as evidenced by the sheer volume of genre compilations stacked on store shelves in England (search for "garage" on amazon.co.uk for a selection).
Instead of jungle's off-beat syncopation, garage's operative motif is the stutter-step, a trip of drums that encourages unconscious body movement.
www.seattleweekly.com /2000-09-27/music/paradise-garage.php   (793 words)

 Techno Guide: Larry Levan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Later he started playing at the famous Paradise Garage -the home of Garage- where he had a sound system -designed especially by Richard Long and himself- which has been referred to as the best sound system ever made.
Around this time he began producing tracks including "Don't Make Me Wait" with his band the New York Citi Peech Boys and "Life is Something Special" and a series of remixes by Taana Gardner.
The Paradise Garage closed in 1987 and later the sound system was supposedly sold to Ministry of Sound and Larry began working at the famous Studio 54 and later the Sound Factory in 1992.
www.intuitivemusic.com /tguidelarrylevan.html   (182 words)

 Advocate, The: Larry Levan Live at the Paradise Garage. - Review - sound recording review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This wasn't the case at New York's Paradise Garage, which operated from 1976 to 1987.
One of the most influential clubs in the history of dance music, the Garage placed the spotlight firmly where it belonged: on the entire dance-floor experience, especially the music.
And unlike the trendier uptown clubs, the downtown Garage didn't discriminate based on skin color, sexuality, or sexual preference--although Friday nights were primarily straight, Saturdays predominantly gay.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2000_August_29/ai_64698484   (346 words)

 Advocate, The: Avant Garage - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The multicultural gay '80s nightclub the Paradise Garage, ground zero for the New York house music scene and the inspiration for world famous contemporary dance parties like the Sound Factory and Body & Soul, is having its moment in the sun.
And now through February 2001, Deitch Projects in New York City and the Keith Haring Foundation are presenting a show of Haring's works influenced by the Paradise Garage, where the late artist spent most of his Saturday nights between 1984 and 1987.
Haring's friend and former assistant Julia Gruen recalls, "[The Paradise Garage] was a big influence on Keith's social life.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1589/is_2001_Feb_13/ai_70368290   (399 words)

 Browse by Artist: LEVAN, LARRY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Emerging from NY's gay disco scene, the Garage followed the early '70s lead of David Mancuso's Loft and Nicky Siano's Gallery by firmly placing the DJ as the focus of the club.
Although there is much urban myth about the Garage, and bootleg tapes of Levan sessions have surfaced, there has never been a live DJ set by Larry Levan at the Garage made commercially available before now.
The quality of the tapes is superb, and the session captures the full spirit of the Garage, the emphasis being on great tunes at a time when 'the message was in the music' -- a time before today's obsession with fluid mixing and little substance.
www.forcedexposure.com /artists.../levan.larry.html   (197 words)

 The Stranger | Seattle | News | City | Resisting Temptation
Capitol Hill's Paradise Garage, the usually crowded and busy nightclub on Pike Street and 10th Avenue, was dark and empty on Sunday night, July 22.
Meanwhile, across town at the Catwalk club in Pioneer Square, ladies in shimmery tops and tight skirts swayed their hips on the dance floor, while the DJ spun tunes by Q-Tip, Snoop, and Ludicrous at maximum volume.
The Catwalk is the new home for what used to be Paradise Garage's "Temptation." The show's promoters say conflicts with Paradise Garage owner Dennis Gibson effectively pushed them out of the venue.
www.thestranger.com /seattle/Content?oid=8105   (334 words)

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