Disco Part 1

17 Feb

Here is a link to the 4 tracks we covered in class today. And here is a link to the massive vocabulary list I provided.

The next time we meet, I hope to specifically discuss the urban sounds associated with disco and how those were (mis-)interpreted by U.S. popular culture during the 1970s. We will also talk about disco’s relationship to hip-hop and the differences between the two genres. As we discussed today, disco is often viewed as the black sheep of musical styles that developed in NYC during the 1970s, especially when discussed against hip-hop and punk. As you read the chapter from Lawrence and the chapters by Jeff Chang and Tricia Rose, keep those tensions in mind.

And, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, let me know.


One Response to “Disco Part 1”


  1. Women’s Music and Lesbian Separatism | Music and Social Protest, New College '13 - April 27, 2013

    […] half of Peraino’s chapter since we won’t be addressing disco (talk to students who took Music and the Global Metropolis). Here is a link to the […]

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