Beacon Open Studios

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Beacon Open Studios is a free, citywide, weekend long event where artists who live or work in Beacon, New York open their art studios to the public.

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The Ground is a community run online radio station located at 211 Fishkill Avenue in Beacon NY that is also part of this weekends event.  You can actually come into the studio and meet the deejays of different shows from Ground Radio. Freaky Frankie & Carla Lala Ramos, co-hosts of “Back To The Boogie” Radio Show will be broadcasting Sunday, May 14 at 4 pm for an hour.  If you would like to hear some of the root music of disco and meet this husband & wife team that were big into the sub-culture and club scene in the 70s & 80s, please stop by or if you can’t make it, tune in online at http://www.theground.town ~ Please Like their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/back2theboogie/ and visit their website www.backtotheboogie.com

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If you love disco, the artists  of the 70’s & 80s and their music, tune in on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month 6 pm est for their “Live Broadcast” on Back To The Boogie.

 

Disco History 101 ~ Gotta Keep Dancing

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     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.

Daily Prompt: Festive

! Disco Christmas ! Co hosts and married 40 years, Frank & Carla love all things “Festive” … part of our souls are  divinely connected to celebration & festivities and living a life of love & family. We continue to recreate that every two weeks on our internet-based radio show, Back To The Boogie, on  Ground Radio. Tune in Tuesday, Dec 27 6 pm (est) and take a trip as we always go back to the boogie. #70sDisco – 90s dance music … http://www.theground.townchristmas-2016-back-to-the-boogievia Daily Prompt: Festive

Let’s Get Presidential!

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Catch Freaky Frankie & Carla Lala Ramos on a “Live Broadcast” on Back To The Boogie Election Night, Tuesday 11/8 at 6 pm!!! It will be a good night to get your “Electoral Vote Boogie” on. So, “Everybody Dance!” Tonight’s music isn’t presidential. We’re here to give you an escape from the election from 6-8 pm.

Tune in on http://www.theground.town or Tune In App http://tunein.com/radio/The-Ground-s261201/ … we will do a segment on Facebook Live as well! #checkusout!

Political Quote from Robert Orben … “Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Just ask any  Native American Indian. “

Vincent Price and Thriller

vincent-price-michael-jacksons-head “Back To The Boogie” shares Vincent Price “Thriller” Tidbits

Our radio show, yesterday, began with a clip of Vincent Price with one of his two takes of his “rap or rhyme” for Michael Jackson’s Thriller. To commemorate the anniversary of Vincent Price death (10/25/93), some of Thriller’s Voice Over Segment.

The original name of “Thriller” was “Starlight” but once they decided the theme of the video was horror it became Thriller. Songwriter Rod Temperton wanted a voice from the horror genre to read a poem during the song.  Vincent Price appeared in more than 90 horror films. Peggy Lipton, actress who was married to Quincy Jones (Michael Jackson’s producer) knew Vince Price and suggested him.

Once Vincent Price was booked, Temperton wrote the rhyme in the taxi on the way to the studio. Price recorded his portion in only two takes. Thriller video help create the video rental business. The Library of Congress inducted and chose to preserve it in the National Film Registry in 2009. To this day, the only music video ever. https://youtu.be/bfREGjSHD1gbruce-vp-m

Disco Nirvana ~ Back To The Boogie

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Back To The Boogie! We broadcast “LIVE” the second & fourth Tuesday of the Month! This Tuesday … 6 pm est …

 

Looking for a radio show that gives Disco the love & appreciation it deserves? “Back To the Boogie Radio Show” is “Disco Nirvana!” We introduce each show with a mix set by different deejays from all over the planet! It’s inspirational to hear the songs that influenced their mixes and their love of the (70s, 80s some 90s) Disco sub-culture! This week, we share a mix set from DJ Flavio Lorena of Belem, Brazil! Follow that up with “Frankie’s Theme” to his song selections, some “Disco Wisdom” and co host Carla & her “Magic Mirror” interacting with our audience on our “Facebook Live” during the actual show! To the beat, y’all …             🎵🎤🎧

Catch the show on theground.town or http://tunein.com/radio/The-Ground-s261201/

Guest DJ Eddie Z Serrano of New York New York on Back To The Boogie Radio Show!

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We have the pleasure of sharing a mix set by DJ Eddie Z Serrano. Eddie is the Guest DeeJay on “Back To The Boogie Radio Show.” He is from New York, New York.  And if you ever headed to clubs in NYC, like the Night Gallery, Les Mouche, Bond’s International or The Saint, chances are you may have been dancing to DJ Serrano! Here is Eddie’s bio …
DJ Eddie Serrano’s Disco ProfileIn the summer of 1975 I was 17 years old and I saw a DJ playing music at a school yard. It was the first time I ever saw a DJ playing music, his name was Apache, and we became good friends and are still friends today. On one Saturday night that same year, I was invited to a house party and there I met a very creative DJ, his name was Tony Garcia. After hearing him I knew I wanted to be a DJ, he was ahead of his time and had a great following. We became good friends for years. He now runs his own record company called High Power Records; his brother who is also a good friend of mine is called Mickey Garcia which also has his own record company called Mic Mac Records, he is also an excellent DJ.
1975 – I started spinning records as a mobile DJ. I played at numerous weddings, graduations, sweet sixteen’s, etc. I was a mobile for about 3 years. My first record pool was called Disco Den on 125th Street Harlem. 1977 – While still being a mobile DJ I got to play at my first club it was a small place in the Bronx, NY called Funky’s, I played there for a while to a predominantly Italian audience. The funny thing about that club was the crowd’s requests. They only wanted to hear the same records over and over again. Boogie Ogie Ogie, Macho Man, Copacabana, etc. 1979 – I played at a club called The White House in Queens, NY, this club would open at 11:00pm – 7:00am to an after hour crowd. Later In 1979 I started working at a club called The Night Gallery on West 23rd Street, NYC not to be mistaken for the famous club called The Gallery where Nicky Siano was the house DJ. While being a DJ at the Night Gallery I joined another record pool called Inter-Metro Record Pool on 225 Lafayette Street, New York, Dwayne Dixon was the pool director. Through out the years I’ve had the pleasure of hearing and sometimes meeting many great DJ’s during the disco era and I learned a lot from them. I got to hear Joey from Starship Discovery 1, Jim Burgess at the Infinity. When it came to dancing I was pretty much a closet dancer but one night I went to the infinity by myself and he got me to dance and the funny thing is none of my friends were there to see me dance The next thing you know Jim Burgess throws in Linda Clifford “If My Friends Could See Me Now” at that moment. That blew me away.
1980 While still playing for The Night Gallery I got to do a few guess spots at a club called Park Villa II in Staten Island. I was originally asked to play there for one night only but was asked to return a few more times, when my pool director first mentioned a club in Staten Island my first impression was that it was going to be a little place, but to my surprise it was a pretty large club. I really enjoyed playing there. 1981 – I got to play at my first known large club called Bonds International on West 43rd Street, NY. For a few nights. Now that was a big club, one of the things I enjoyed was when I would play the top song of the night the crowd would respond pretty load and I would get a rush from that. 1982 – I became one of the house DJ’s at Les Mouches, at this club is where I started to get noticed from records labels. I remember one night when I was playing to a packed audience a person from a record company came and asked me to play a test pressing, he had two copies and asked me what can You do with the two copies, so I first listened to it through my headphones it sounded great so I took a chance and played it and the crowd went crazy. The song was “Walking On Sunshine” by Rockers Revenge. After I was through mixing the records the person said I could keep them that really made my night, my apologies for not remembering his name. While working at Les Mouches I joined For The Record, record pool, Judy Weinstein was the pool director. That’s were I had the pleasure in meeting many DJ’s I admired like Dan “Pooch” Pucciarelli, David Morales, Jeff Glick and many others. 1986 – I got to spin a few nights at a well known club called The Underground on 17th Street & Broadway. The parties I got to spin for were Salsa/Dance night, where I would play dance music and a band would do the Salsa sets. It’s where I also got to meet one of my favorite DJ’s. Jim Burgess who was one of the house DJ’s. 1987 – Was a great year because I got to work at The Saint. It was the best club that I’ve had the pleasure of being one of the house DJ’s. It was the most beautiful and unique club I have ever seen. My first night spinning there I had the pleasure of hanging out with D-Train who was going to perform that evening in the booth with me before his performance. As one of the house DJ’s, I was honored to be working in the same club as Robbie Leslie as well as Warren Gluck. Through out my spinning career I have to say that it was hard with all the politics as well as being very rewarding, the music that has always been closes to my heart has always been the music called disco.
Follow DJ Eddie Serrano on Mixcloud under Eddie Z. Serrano