- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell), Debbie Jacobs, Patrick Cowley, GINO SOCCIO, Situation and more.
"The term "discothèque" was coined in Europe to describe clubs where there was no live music played (a.k.a disk-only events). In Occupied France, jazz and bebop music plus the jitterbug were banned by the Nazis as decadent American influences, so members of the Resistance met at hidden underground dance clubs called discotheques (fr. record collection) where they danced to American swing music, which a DJ played on a single turntable when a jukebox was not available. These "discotheques" were also patronized by anti-Vichy youth called zazous who much like the kids in the USA during the 1940s were wearing zoot suits. There were also underground discotheques in Nazi Germany patronized by anti-Nazi youth called the swing kids. Jimmy Saville played records of big band music in dance halls in Leeds, England, during World War Two.
Respect & Love to Arthur Russell have a fabulous journey into the stars.