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.

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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/

It’s a Wrap from Back To the Boogie!

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Back To The Boogie Radio Loves Celebrations! Today marks National Bubble Wrap Day! 60 years ago, the story begins in 1957 in a garage in Hawthorne, NJ with two engineers, Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding. Marc and Al were trying to make a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. Surprisingly, this product didn’t take off. They realized, however, that their invention could be used as protection as a cushioning packaging material.

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The Freakin Rican Restaurant Catering Company

And Now A word From Our Sponsor!

The Freakin Rican Restaurant Catering Company is based out of New York City and is the home of Authentic Puerto Rican food. Just like Grandma’s and Mommies cooking, they’re making sure the traditions continue to flourish. Love, dedication and taste are the key ingredients of this delightful catering company.

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Shop on their website for their “all natural”  Freakin Rican Sofrito as well as pasteles … Yes, they ship worldwide! Have them cater your next event and with spring on the horizon, look for upcoming events, festivals & fairs throughout New York City to catch them!

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Daily Prompt: Moody

The Holidays Can Be What You Want It To Be … So Let’s Not Be Moody!

To get you over any moody moments,  this partnership, the music & stories will transform the listener out of said disposition, especially bouts of gloominess or sullenness. Here we are getting ready to do our Christmas Special on “Back To The Boogie” Internet Radio Show  … we reminisce to the days of the 70’s where we bring you back to the times of “Disco Nirvana” … each show starts with a mix set by disco-loving deejays from all over the world. We follow this up with host, Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos & his bride of 40 years, co-host Carla “Lala” Ramos. He was the nightclub deejay during the disco days… she was the dancer!  Together they bring you Frankie’s theme of song selections from the 70’s – 90’s and stories of the intriguing sub-culture we call Disco.  The show airs “Live” the second & fourth Tuesday of each month at http://www.theground.town or on the app Tune In http://tunein.com/radio/The-Ground-s261201/  You can also catch a rebroadcast this week of their Christmas Special … Monday 12/19 @6 pm … Wed 12/21 @10 am … Thursday 12/22 @2pm  Frank & Carla’s Boogie Website … http://www.backtotheboogie.com Happy Holidays!!

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Merry Christmas from Back To the Boogie Radio Show

via Daily Prompt: Moody

Rebroadcast Week!

Lots of Fun with Back To The Boogie Visitors!

show-38-election-nightOn the second and fourth Tuesday of each month we go “Live” on our radio show. Back to the Boogie is a fun, interactive show of dance music from the disco 70’s through the dance club 90s. The show begins with a mixed set shared by deejays that have an affinity towards  disco mix from all over the planet.

The second segment of the show co-hosts and our guests interact with our audience while Freaky Frankie DJ Ramos introduces songs from the 70’s through the 90’s giving you the artist’s discography, their story, and some disco wisdom. Plus see who Carla Lala Ramos picks up in her “Magic Mirror.”

This week’s broadcast we have DJ Ray Morales & DJ Dave sharing their experiences in the deejaying in the club scene back in the “Disco Era” … Lots of high energy here!

It’s #Rebroadcast Week at #BacktotheBoogieRadio
Sunday, 11/13 3 – 5 pm est
Monday, 11/14 12 Noon est
Wednesday, 11/16 10 am est
Friday 11/18 12 Noon est
Listen in on www.theground.town or http://tunein.com/radio/The-Ground-s261201/

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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/