Disco Docu - The Joy of Disco [Complete BBC Music Documentary - Unique Footage]

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Published on 26 Jul 2018 / In Film & Animation

“The Joy Of Disco” (a BBC Documentary)

Ever wonder where the idea of beatmatching and mixing songs together first came from? How about ye ol’ birth of the 12” record? Any takes on what started same sex liberation on the dance floor?

Last night I watched BBC’s documentary The Joy Of Disco which provided a very basic overview of a genre that not only changed the face of night life, but literally revolutionized the world as we know it.

This Documentary made by the BBC and first published on february 2012. (And much repeated afterwards)

Contains clips and information about:

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost
Sister Sledge - Lost in Music
Jan & Dean - Surf City
John Barry - Theme from Midnight Cowboy
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas - Nowhere to Run
The Temptations - Ball of Confusion
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
The Temptations - Law of the Land
Bernard Herrmann - Taxi Driver - Main Title
Eddie Kendricks - Girl You Need A Change of Mind
MFSB - Love Is the Message
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Don't Leave Me This Way
MFSB - TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
Al Wilson - The Snake
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn the Beat Around
George McCrae - Rock You Baby
Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby
LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
The Andrea True Connection - More More More
Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye
Chic - Dance Dance Dance
Chic - Le Freak
Cerrone - Love in C Minor
Giorgio Moroder - The Chase
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Bee Gees - Jive Talking
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Village People - YMCA
Boney M. - Rasputin
Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band - A Fifth Of Beethoven
Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn The Beat Around
The Andrea True Connection - More More More

This video is about how a much-derided music actually changed the world. Between 1969 and 1979 disco soundtracked gay liberation, foregrounded female desire in the age of feminism and led to the birth of modern club culture as we know it today, before taking the world by storm. With contributions from Nile Rodgers, Robin Gibb, Kathy Sledge and Ian Schrager.

This vid is produced and directed by Ben Whalley and belongs to BBC Productions.

Check also my dedicated page about Disco:

For now, enjoy rare club footage from way-back-when and personal accounts from some of Disco’s most celebrated contributors.

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