WBEZ | disco http://www.wbez.org/tags/disco Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en DJ Samone Roberts rolls through disco tracks http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-18/dj-samone-roberts-rolls-through-disco-tracks-94184 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-18/samone5magpic.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For those who frequently go out clubbing in Chicago, the music heard all hour may have sounded familiar. <a href="http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/samoneroberts" target="_blank">Samone Roberts</a> was<em> Eight Forty-Eight's</em> in-studio DJ and she has made her rounds through the city’s top clubs since 2000. <a href="http://www.smartbarchicago.com/" target="_blank">Smartbar</a> and <a href="http://thebeautybar.com/" target="_blank">Beauty Bar</a>, just a couple of the venues Roberts has played where she mixes house, disco and early dance music, and she joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to share her unique style.</p><p>Samone Roberts has two shows coming up in December: She will play at <a href="http://neo-chicago.com/">NEO</a> on Dec. 2 and at SmartBar on Dec. 10.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>DJ Mini-Set:</p><p>Tevo Howard, "Drum Machine Man" (Tevo Howard)</p><p>Cori Josias, "Takin It Straight" (Sire)<br> <br> &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 16:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-18/dj-samone-roberts-rolls-through-disco-tracks-94184 We asked, you delivered… Asian disco! http://www.wbez.org/content/we-asked-you-delivered%E2%80%A6-asian-disco <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-26/disco1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" height="345" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/insert-image/2011-October/2011-10-26/disco-crop.jpg" title="Japanese men dance at Byblos, a disco in Tokyo. (AP)" width="630"></p><p>On last week's <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-19/global-notes-love-it-or-hate-it-disco-has-%E2%80%98hustled%E2%80%99-globe-52-years-93288" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, we celebrated the international roots of disco with music from around the world. Well, at least four continents. Despite our best efforts, we had trouble finding disco from Asia.</p><p>So, we defied listeners to produce some Asian disco for us. And produce you did. Jerome provides a sample of what you found.</p></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/content/we-asked-you-delivered%E2%80%A6-asian-disco Global Notes: Love it or hate it, disco has ‘hustled’ the globe for 52 years http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-19/global-notes-love-it-or-hate-it-disco-has-%E2%80%98hustled%E2%80%99-globe-52-years-93288 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-19/disco.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In this week's installment of <a href="http://wbez.org/globalnotes" target="_blank"><em>Global Notes</em></a>, we examine a genre that may not be as quintessentially American as it seems: disco.</p><p>Fifty-two years ago this week, Franzkarl Schwendinger opened the "Scotch Club" in the quiet German city of Aachen. To enliven the atmosphere, he hired the world’s first disc jockey. Inauspiciously, the discotheque era was born.</p><p>The phenomena spread like wildfire around Europe in the 1960s. A decade later, New York clubbers discovered "Soul Makossa" by Cameroonian artist Manu Dibango, a track that many consider the first modern disco hit.</p><p>To pay homage to the genre's global heritage, Jerome and <em>Radio M</em> host Tony Sarabia spin everything from Italodisco and Nigerian Afrobeat-infused disco to disco-inspired house music from Brazil.</p><p>You can hear the tracks and their conversation in the audio link above. But here's a short list of seven great global disco tunes:</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. I Feel Love - Donna Summer (U.S.)</p><p>2. Ein Schiff wird kommen - Lale Anderson (Germany)</p><p>3. Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango (Cameroon)</p><p>4. Walking On Music - Peter Jacques Band (Italy)</p><p>5. Robot Is Systematic - 'Lectric Workers (Italy)</p><p>6. Love Affair - SJOB Movement (Nigeria)</p><p>7. Sao Paulo - Dj Fist &amp; Rio Dela Dun (Brazil)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Watch the video for "Comanchero" by Italodisco artist Moon Ray</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HqfZdrSrCp4" width="420" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Be sure to download our </em>Global Notes <em><a href="http://wbez.org/podcast" target="_blank">podcast</a> to get sounds from around the world anytime you want.</em></p></p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-19/global-notes-love-it-or-hate-it-disco-has-%E2%80%98hustled%E2%80%99-globe-52-years-93288 Global Notes: Indian chanteuse a precursor to disco and fusion http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-01/global-notes-indian-chanteuse-precursor-disco-and-fusion-87287 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-01/asha.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Asha Puthli, a successful Indian vocalist, has been dubbed the original Indian diva of jazz, soul and funk. Born and raised in Mumbai, she trained in Indian classical singing before moving to the U.S. in the 1970s to pursue jazz.&nbsp;</p><p>Asha's music has been called a cross between Raga and Aretha Franklin. Columbia Records impresario John Hammond discovered her upon her arrival to the United States.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m" target="_blank"><em>Radio M</em></a> host Tony Sarabia introduces Jerome to the genre-jumping music of Indian vocalist, Asha Puthli.</p></p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:23:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-01/global-notes-indian-chanteuse-precursor-disco-and-fusion-87287