Disco History 101 ~ Gotta Keep Dancing


     We Keep The Party Going on Back To The Boogie!

It’s a breath of fresh air to help create great radio shows for Back To The Boogie! We will continue to be on the air the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm!

Besides hearing the music we couldn’t sit down to, on each show I will give out “Disco Tidbits,” disco history, quotes from the artists, fashion trends, night club scene, upcoming events. A quick bit on the history of disco …. from 1900’s to 1933 nightclubs where people danced were underground with prohibition. People danced to a piano or a jukebox. In the late 30’s Swing came into play which brought out more of the couple dancing. 1942La Discotheque, a basement nightclub with only one turntable opens in Paris. The term ‘discotheque’ is used in Europe to describe clubs where there is no live music played.Later in Paris (1947) Paul Pacine opens the Whiskey A-Go-Go club – one of the first ever nightclubs.

It was in the late sixties, early seventies when the art of mixing came into play. Funk, Latin and soul music heavily influenced disco, and it was built from the ground up to be dance music. By 1970, DJ David Mancuso, (he recently died in 2016) and his Loft parties begin in New York, becoming a forerunner of many more private clubs to come. His parties are members-only affairs at his home.

But disco wasn’t limited to the dance floor. The 70s disco era crossed over into other parts of American culture, from roller rinks to the silver screen. In the late 70’s when a radio jock was fired because Disco was going to be the music of that station, DJ Steve Dahl began a “hate” movement where “Disco Sucks” was the rockers anthem.  But in reality Disco never died. It is the root music of all of today’s dance music.

Disco Nirvana Rituals of a Party Girl

On Back To The Boogie Radio Show, we bring music to reminisce the 70’s, 80’s & 90s. High Energy Dance Music. In the 70’s & 80’s, part of the Saturday Night Ritual was the act of getting ready to go out to boogie the night away with your posse.

Some of my girls would all meet up at the disco, but a few of my girlfriends & I had a ceremonial gathering at one particular friend’s house, who had a walk-in closet with clothes & shoes in all sizes ..She had a bohemian flair and wardrobe to match her style. It was as close to being in a thrift store as you possibly could get on a Saturday night around 10 pm. We shared libations, tell stories while we’d pick out outfits and doll ourselves up at her cool art deco-inspired vanity applying makeup all to the disco beat. It was the absolute best start to the rest of the party evening.

We may not get together as often but when we get we ladies get together, we feel exactly the same when we head out to a dance floor where my hubby is usually promoting a disco dance party.


On the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, you can catch our show “Live” on the air on http://www.theground.town or through TuneIn App tunein.com/radio/The-Ground-s261201/



Ellen Degeneres meet Frank & Carla Ramos … Where the Boogie Never Sleeps

Meet Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos  and Carla Lala Ramos, cohosts of Back to the Boogie Radio Show on the Ground Radio out of Beacon NY. 

This husband & wife team have 40 years of Marriage and Disco under their belt. Their radio show exemplifies fun, interaction with their audience & love of each other and the music. They touch many with their show with an audience of listeners around the world. Instilling the philosophy of being kind each show.

Carla heard the Ellen Show was bringing an audience from #NY2LA and that’s quite a dream on her BuckitDream list…here is their video …they are hoping readers will share their story … Back To The Boogie on #Ellenshow #NY2LA #buckitdream

For the complete video go to their YouTube channel https://youtu.be/DnyJc18H8Mc


Cupid Bobbleheads Goes Disco!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Back to the Boogie Radio Show do a Live Broadcast tonight with a selection of Disco Songs of the heart! Starting off is a mix set by DJ Gilbert Hamel  of Quebec Canada.

Tune in to our Disco infused radio show on Ground Radio at http://www.theground.town or catch it on TuneIn App http://tun.in/sfo2Z

Meet Cohosts Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos and Carla Lala Ramos and guests DJ Dave, aka Brian Dering and DJ RayMorales … aka the Bobbleheads of this evening!

Sponsors for tonight’s #DiscoNirvana are Dering Photography  https://www.facebook.com/deringphotographyllc/ and The Freakin Rican Restaurant Catering Company https://www.facebook.com/TheFreakinRicanRestaurant/