Dancing Through The 20th Century - 1970s



In last week’s episode we met the man who sired funk, James Brown. Now, music writer David McNamee meets Brown’s heir and competitor, Fela Kuti. And we alight upon the first records in our history of dance music that start to resemble modern dance records, with Giorgio Moroder and the late 70s European disco sounds.

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  • Fela Kuti-Swegbe and Pako
  • Fela Kuti-Buy Africa
  • Joe Tex-Friday Evening
  • Barrington Levy-Collie Weed
  • Parliament-Flashlight
  • Parliament-Give Up The Funk
  • Jerry Butler-One Night Affair
  • Harold Melvin-The Love I Lost
  • Love Unlimited Orchestra-Love’s Theme
  • Cerrone-Supernature
  • Space-Magic Fly
  • Donna Summer-I Feel Love