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  1. #1 Just read "Love Saves the Day" by Tim Lawrence 
    Pretty interesting book on how dance music culture evolved in New York City, starting in 1970. It also has selected discography's from the dj's of that time.

    Opening with David Mancuso’s seminal “Love Saves the Day” Valentine’s party, Tim Lawrence tells the definitive story of American dance music culture in the 1970s—from its subterranean roots in NoHo and Hell’s Kitchen to its gaudy blossoming in midtown Manhattan to its wildfire transmission through America’s suburbs and urban hotspots such as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, and Miami.

    Tales of nocturnal journeys, radical music making, and polymorphous sexuality flow through the arteries of Love Saves the Day like hot liquid vinyl. They are interspersed with a detailed examination of the era’s most powerful djs, the venues in which they played, and the records they loved to spin—as well as the labels, musicians, vocalists, producers, remixers, party promoters, journalists, and dance crowds that fueled dance music’s tireless engine.

    Love Saves the Day includes material from over three hundred original interviews with the scene's most influential players, including David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Tom Moulton, Loleatta Holloway, Giorgio Moroder, Francis Grasso, Frankie Knuckles, and Earl Young. It incorporates more than twenty special dj discographies—listing the favorite records of the most important spinners of the disco decade—and a more general discography cataloging some six hundred releases. Love Saves the Day also contains a unique collection of more than seventy rare photos.

    About The Author(s)
    Tim Lawrence leads the Music Culture: Theory and Production degree program at the University of East London. He has written liner notes for David Mancuso Presents the Loft and Masters at Work: The Tenth Anniversary Collection. The author’s website for the book is available at
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  2. #2 Re: Just read "Love Saves the Day" by Tim Lawrence 
    Woah, I hadn't heard about that book. Looks rad - I'll have to check it out.

    On another note, I was listening to some old Loleatta Holloway earlier. Her early house stuff on Salsoul still has some of the best female vocals in the genre.
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  3. #3 Re: Just read "Love Saves the Day" by Tim Lawrence 
    Yeah, it seems interesting and fun to read, I will definitely check it.
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