There was the coming together, calmness. In the first two hours, it starts out very smoothly, gathering, Ripped Off - Loleatta Holloway - Loleatta (CD.
Second bardo would be like the circus: music, lights going, the balloons. Third bardo would be the reentry — going back to where you came from, maybe not the same person, but you land back on your feet gently, a little wiser and a little more sociable. At Flamingo the DJ was like the Svengali of the dance floor, the maestro.
Funhouse was a little more casual; Jellybean was looser. As the evening progressed from midnight on, there was a pattern as to who showed up. Early on, it was members of the music industry who came to promote their records but not necessarily to dance. After two, those people would disappear and the serious record people would show up.
The booth was high above the floor at one end of the room and Jim Burgess ruled. It was a bit magical and the music was devastatingly loud. I was never into the alcohol or the drugs, so the appeal of the club was different for me from its appeal to other members of Savannah Band who will go nameless here. I went primarily for the glamor of it — so many beautiful women hanging out in one place.
Steve Rubell did make it ridiculous after a while. And I talk a lot before I start to sing. And then I brought a guy — he was gay — up and instructed him to call up whoever he wanted and put his tongue way down their throat. He looked around for a minute and then grabbed me and turned me way over — you know how you do — and kissed me! The audience went crazy, but I never did that again. I saw her in the bathroom with this long brown fall on. They said Son of Sam was preying on women with long brown hair, and when I told her that, she just whipped it off and put it in her bag.
The consumer participated not only listening to the music but dressing to the music. Like the whole Eurodisco thing: no change, no growth. I mean, Ethel Merman doing a disco album? Especially when the hustle came out, you could feel the cohesiveness on the dance floor, but it was also a lonely time.
Like the place would Ripped Off - Loleatta Holloway - Loleatta (CD crowded with people, but a lot of them would be dancing alone. We had candles and played radios and people were sleeping over, camping out. It was very peaceful, a little Woodstockish.
The party still went on. It got into sex and drugs that really had nothing to do with the music but that was the lifestyle that identified with disco. In the bowels of Studio 54, there was a higher high. But I was like an observer more than a participant.
I was like a journalist witnessing a national event. In the early s, Album) had another dance hit with "Crash Goes Love" 5 on the U. Holloway, however, was uncredited for her vocals  and Album) successfully sued the group, which led to an undisclosed court settlement in Holloway's favor. Inshe also had a hit with dance band Cappella. Holloway's fortunes dramatically improved, however, when she had her first US 1 hit when Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch featured her vocals in the chart-topping " Good Vibrations " According to Andrew Barker in Variety March 22,Holloway also performed with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch to promote the single and she Album) full vocal credit as well as a share of the royalties.
Holloway died aged 64 on March 21, from heart failure and is survived by her four children. Categories: births deaths 20th-century American singers 21st-century American singers African-American female singers American dance musicians American garage house musicians American gospel singers Singers from Chicago Salsoul Records artists 20th-century American women singers 21st-century American women singers American women in electronic music.
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