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Once a Upon a Time. A Donna Summers Celebration

Once a Upon a Time. A Donna Summers Celebration performance by her sister Mary Gaines Bernard at the Renaissance Ballroom Miami Jimmie Elias better know to his friends as  “Jimmie E Disco”  he has kept the dance Music of the 70s and early 80s alive since his first DJ job in the mid 70s at a popular Miami  teen Club ” Salon Azul” . Club owner, concert promoter, radio personality everyone knows Jimmy. On Saturday February 29, 2020 Jimmy opened the  doors at his luxury event venue The Renaissance Ballroom in Miami. (A Gerard Bernard, Jimmie Elias & Luis Mario #Legendsofvinyl Production.) With the participation of such groups as The Legends of Vinyl, Share Your Heart, Magic Waste Youth Foundation, Love by LOV and Havana Roasters the concert sold out within a week after being announced. Bernard was born in Boston and her parents, Andrew and Mary Gaines, raised their 6 children as devout Christians. In 1978 Bernard, along with sister Dara, and Carlena Williams formed the  group, Sunshine. They produced a song(Take It To The Zoo) featured on the  soundtrack for  the movie, Thank God It’s Friday,  She sang background on several of Donna’s songs.Her sister LaDonna Adrian Gaines (Continue readingOnce a Upon a Time. A Donna Summers Celebration

Disco's Only Grammy Award

Without question some of the best Disco material was released between 1978 and 1979. Many consider the most popular year for disco was in 1979. Disco in some form or another had penetrated just about every facet of daily life and it was evident at the top of the music charts, many radio stations had converted to an all-disco format. Disco flavored theme songs and intros were common on American television. . In the second half of the year, disco’s popularity began to declined due to the saturation and ” Cheese-afication” of the style. 8 of the Top 10 songs of 1979 were Disco. 1 Knack My Sharona 2 Donna Summer Bad Girls 3 Chic Le Freak 4 Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I’m Sexy 5 Peaches and Her Reunited 6 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 7 Donna Summer Hot Stuff 8 Village People Y.M.C.A. 9 Anita Ward Ring My Bell 10 Robert John Sad Eyes It only made sense for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to add a Best Disco Recording category for the 22nd Grammy Awards. The Nominees were “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, “Don’t Stop ’tilContinue readingDisco's Only Grammy Award

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