First Ladies of Disco: 32 Stars Discuss the Era and Their Singing Careers

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The female vocalists who pioneered the disco genre in the '70s and early '80s were an extraordinarily talented group of women who dazzled the world with an exciting blend of elegance, soulful passion and gutsy fire. In this book of original interviews, 32 of these singers tell their stories, explaining how they view their music, careers, connection to gay audiences, and their places in dance music history. Interviewed artists include: The Andrea True Connection (More, More, More); Claudja Barry (Boogie Woogie Dancing Shoes); Pattie Brooks (After Dark); Miguel Brown (So Many Men So Little Time); Linda Clifford (If My Friends Could See Me Now); Carol Douglas (Doctor's Orders); Yvonne Elliman (If I Can't Have You); Rochelle Fleming (First Choice - Dr. Love); Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive); Debbie Jacobs-Rock (Don't You Want My Love); Madleen Kane (You Can); Evelyn "Champagne" King (Shame); Audrey Landers (Manuel Goodbye); Suzi Lane (Harmony); Cynthia Manley (Boys Town Gang - Ain't No Mountain High Enough); Kelly Marie (Feels Like I'm In Love); Maxine Nightingale (Right Back Where We Started From); Scherrie Payne (I'm Not In Love); Wardell Piper (Super Sweet); The Ritchie Family, 1975-1978: Gwendolyn Wesley, Cassandra Wooten and Cheryl Mason-Dorman (The Best Disco In Town); The Ritchie Family, 1978-1982: Theodosia "Dodie" Draher (Put Your Feet To The Beat); Barbara Roy (Ecstasy Passion & Pain - Touch & Go); Pamala Stanley (Coming Out Of Hiding); Evelyn Thomas (High Energy); Jeanie Tracy (Time Bomb); Anita Ward (Ring My Bell); Martha Wash (It's Raining Men); Carol Williams (Love Is You); Jessica Williams (Queen of Fools) and Norma Jean Wright (Saturday). Includes special commentary from producer Michael Zager (Let's All Chant), Felipe Rose of Village People (In The Navy) and many more.

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About the Author:

James Arena is a New York-based author, host and commentator who has been featured on MSNBC, Fox, SiriusXM and other networks. He is the author of the pop culture books Stars of 21st Century Dance Pop and EDMStars of '90s Dance Pop, Europe's Stars of '80s Dance Pop, Legends of Disco, First Ladies of Disco and Fright Night on Channel 9 and a recipient of a G.E.M.A. Foundation/City of Philadelphia award for preserving dance music history.

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"Diva lovers and disco fans will dig James Arena's new book..." -- Advocate.com

"This book is a fantastic tribute to the women who made the world dance some thirty years ago and still have on their boogie shoes ready for an encore! And hopefully Arena isn't through with disco either, would love to see a sequel!" --librarything.com

"The year's best book...outstanding accounts." --Windy City Times

"Thorough...riveting and detailed journey into the lives and careers of some of the most important women at the forefront of the height of an era...engaging...highly recommended." --SoulTracks.com

"Dust off your platform heels for a strut down memory lane to the Disco clubs."--EdgeBoston.com.

"Interesting and informative reading...most highly recommended." --Examiner.com

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