Playing tracks by
Jackie Rawe and Whitney Houston.
This show was 8th in the global disco chart.
Recorded live at the fabled club The Saint in New York City, this excerpt would have been playing at about 9AM on Easter morning.
The mid-Eighties were a difficult time for nightlife in New York. In gay clubs, the Health Crisis dealt a crippling blow to both attendance and spirits. At the Saint, there was almost a stubborn refusal to face reality while on the dancefloor. ["In here, life is beautiful..."] Party nights were still packed.
Men danced furiously and with cathartic abandon... because life outside the dome was somewhat less pretty.
Listening to this set with the history of the era in mind gives one an entirely different perspective on the music and the mood of the day.
DJ Robbie Leslie