All this talk of music in the recent few days got me in the dancing mood.Â Yes, I said it dancing!Â As a music lover, there have been many different times when music was a tremendous part of my life, almost as if I lived my life by it.
In the '70's I was a rocker through and through.Â I lived every minute of my Led Zeppelin days and rocked and rolled until I thought there was no tomorrow.Â Wearing my hippie garb I thought I was in heaven, hippie beads and all.
In the late '70's was the beginning of disco and withÂ it the rage of new fashion; wide bell bottom pants, platform shoes, metallic clothes, double knit suits, flashy all the way.Â Oh yes I was then a "Disco Queen".Â While in Europe I was called the hispanic Donna Summer.Â Lol!Â
Last night I tuned out the rock and tuned in the disco music.Â With it came music that got me thinking of the hustle, fox trots, dancing at all of the fancy "schmancy" discos.
In Munich there was "The Yellow Submarine" disco inside a Holiday Inn.Â You walked in and there was a wide steep staircase taking you down into a room with black walls and round windows like those in a cruise liner.Â Within those windows were every type of fish and shark swimming around.Â There was a staircase within the confines of this black room which took you either up or down all the while in a circular room and each level with the fish swimming all around you. From above you could see the disco below.
In Frankfurt there was the "Dorian Grey" in one of the wings of the Frankfurt International Airport, of all places.Â Appropriate name huh?Â This place was also cool as you walked into a long corridor bright white lights and as you walked in, to the left and the right were gardens much as you would find in England.Â At the end of the long bright corridor was a red room with velvet curtains, chairs, carpets.Â Everywhere where deep sumptuous red velvet sofas close to the floor and big comfortable chairs.Â Huge dance floor to dance the night away.Â Most of those clubs didn't close until 6 a.m.!
In Amsterdam, there was the psychedelic room called the "Scarabee."Â There every type of long haired person in their disco attire shared their liters of beer and wine and "other" while the owner of said libation danced.Â Those were some wild times, never worrying about what disease you might catch. *smiles* Within were settees and curtains separating different areas for more intimate gatherings.Â A delight to the senses.Â One would have thought to be in some opium room of old.
Many others in London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Bern, Milan and even Venice! Rotating dance floors, strobe lights and metallic floors to add even more sheen to those polyester shirts and lame' (not lame but the fabric la'me don't know how to do the accent thingy) dresses, shirts and pants.
Here in Dallas, things were as "hot" as they were everywhere else in the world grooving to the sounds of Michael Jackson, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Donna Summer and all of the rest of that gang!Â The discos were plentiful and oh so crowded with dancers shoulder to shoulder always filling the clubs to capacity and showing off their oh so chic dancewear.
Those were carefree, fun days and I loved every minute of it!!Â I was the disco queen then and still am deep inside intermixed with that hippie chick of old.
My playlist last night included:
Knock on Wood Â - Amy Stewart
I will survive â€“ Gloria Gaynor
Last Dance â€“ Last Dance
Boogie Shoes â€“ K.C. & the Sunshine Band
We are family â€“ Sister Sledge
YMCA â€“ (I wonder who?? Lol)
Keep it coming love Â
I love the night life Â - Alicia Bridges
Boogie Oogie Oogie Â - A taste of Honey
Burn Rubber on Me - The Gap Band
Staying Alive Â - Bee Gees
Born to be Alive â€“ Patrick Hernandez
Heart of Glass â€“ Blondie
Bad Girls â€“ Donna Summer
McArthur Park â€“ Donna Summer
Thriller â€“ Michael Jackson
Somebodys Watching Me â€“ Rockwell
Lets Groove Tonight â€“ Earth, Wind and Fire
Wishing on a Star - Rose Royce
Car Wash â€“Rose Royce
Oops Upside Your Head â€“ The Gap Band
You sexy thing â€“ Hot Chocolate
Boogie Nights â€“ Heatwave
Get Down On It â€“ Kool and the Gang
Ladies Night â€“ Kool and the Gang
And so many others!!Â (VERY partial playlist)
I LOVE DISCO!!
What about you??Â Were you into Disco? Â Do you recognize any of these songs??
(Had some wonderful photos to add to this post but Gather didn't cooperate in that department. Sorry!)