Donna Summer


  • Diving Into Disco – Rediscovering the Soul of a Generation

    Hi, my name is Claude and I’m a… disco addict. There I said it. Now that wasn’t so awful after all. Truth be told, I never shied away from admitting my lifelong disco dependency to strangers. I was always an unabashed member of the disco brigade, but from what I’ve gathered from friends and acquaintances,…

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  • A Tribute to the First Lady of Love, Donna Summer (1948-2012), Queen of Disco, Pt 2

    Read Part 1 here “Once upon a time, there was a girl”… and once upon a time there was a singer named Donna Summer and a writer-producer duo by the name of Moroder-Bellotte who, working together, and having already pushed the boundaries of the disco genre, would do so again, this time with the album…

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  • A Tribute to the First Lady of Love, Donna Summer (1948-2012), Queen of Disco, Pt 1

    Back in 1967, Aretha Franklin won the respect of the public and press, not to mention her musical peers, who crowned her Queen of Soul or Lady Soul. As disco began to supplant soul in the mid-seventies, two women each sought to become successor to Aretha’s throne: glorious Gloria Gaynor and diva-esque Donna Summer. The former got…

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