Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006. In its 35-year history, the show featured performances by R&B, dance/pop, hip hop artists, although funk, jazz and gospel artists appeared; the series was created by Don Cornelius, who served as its first host and executive producer. Production was suspended following the 2005–2006 season, with a rerun package airing for two years subsequently; as a nod to Soul Train's longevity, the show's opening sequence during seasons contained a claim that it was the "longest-running first-run, nationally syndicated program in American television history," with over 1,100 episodes produced from the show's debut through the 2005–2006 season. Despite the production hiatus, Soul Train held that superlative until 2016, when Entertainment Tonight surpassed it completing its 35th season. Among non-news programs, Wheel of Fortune surpassed that mark in 2018; the origins of Soul Train can be traced to 1965 when WCIU-TV, an upstart UHF station in Chicago, began airing two youth-oriented dance programs: Kiddie-a-Go-Go and Red Hot and Blues.
These programs—specifically the latter, which featured a predominantly African-American group of in-studio dancers—would set the stage for what was to come to the station several years later. Don Cornelius, a news reader and backup disc jockey at Chicago radio station WVON, was hired by WCIU in 1967 as a news and sports reporter. Cornelius was promoting and emceeing a touring series of concerts featuring local talent at Chicago-area high schools, calling his traveling caravan of shows "The Soul Train". WCIU-TV took notice of Cornelius's outside work and in 1970, allowed him the opportunity to bring his road show to television. After securing a sponsorship deal with the Chicago-based retailer Sears, Roebuck & Co. Soul Train premiered on WCIU-TV as a live show airing weekday afternoons. Beginning as a low-budget affair, in black and white, the first episode of the program featured Jerry Butler, the Chi-Lites, the Emotions as guests. Cornelius was assisted by Clinton Ghent, a local professional dancer who appeared on early episodes before moving behind the scenes as a producer and secondary host.
The program's immediate success attracted the attention of another locally based firm—the Johnson Products Company —and they agreed to co-sponsor the program's expansion into national syndication. Cornelius and Soul Train's syndicator targeted 25 markets outside of Chicago to carry the show, but stations in only seven other cities—Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia—purchased the program, which began airing on a weekly basis on October 2, 1971. By the end of the first season, Soul Train was on in the other eighteen markets; when the program moved into syndication, its home base was shifted to Los Angeles, where it remained for the duration of its run. Soul Train was part of a national trend toward syndicated music-oriented programs targeted at niche audiences. Though Don Cornelius moved his operations west, a local version of Soul Train continued in Chicago, he continued to oversee production in Chicago, where Clinton Ghent hosted episodes on WCIU-TV until 1976, followed by three years of once-weekly reruns.
The syndicated version was picked up in the Chicago market by CBS-owned WBBM-TV at its launch. Don Cornelius hosted every national episode of Soul Train during this era except for one: comedian Richard Pryor guest hosted the final episode of the 1974-75 season. In 1985, Chicago-based Tribune Entertainment took over Soul Train's syndication contract. Most of the stations that aired Soul Train during the final 13 years were either Fox affiliates or independent stations that would become WB or UPN affiliates. Don Cornelius ended his run as host at the end of the show's 22nd season in 1993, though he remained the show's main creative force from behind the scenes; the following fall, Soul Train began using guest hosts weekly until comedian Mystro Clark began a two-year stint as permanent host in 1997. Clark was replaced by actor Shemar Moore in 2000. In 2003, Moore was succeeded by actor Dorian Gregory, who hosted through 2006. Soul Train pulled into its last stop when production of first-run episodes was suspended at the conclusion of the 2005–06 season, the show's 35th.
Instead, for two seasons starting in 2006–07, the program aired archived episodes under the title The Best of Soul Train. This was because in years, Nielsen ratings dropped to below 1.0. The future of Soul Train was uncertain with the announced closing of Tribune Entertainment in December 2007, which left Don Cornelius Productions to seek a new distributor for the program. Cornelius soon secured a deal with Trifecta Media; when Don Cornelius Productions still owned the program, clips of the show's performances and interviews were kept away from online video sites such as YouTube owing to copyright infringement claims. C
8th Wonder (The Sugarhill Gang album)
8th Wonder is the second album by rap group The Sugarhill Gang. The album was released in 1981 for Sugar Hill Records and was once again produced by Sylvia Robinson and James Cullimore. Though not as successful as the group's previous album, the album did feature the minor hits "8th Wonder" and "Apache" and featured an appearance by another Sugar Hill Records rap group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five on "Showdown" The album debuted at #66 on Billboard's Soul LPs chart on January 16, 1982
Master Gee (musician)
Guy O'Brien is an American rapper known by the stage name Master Gee. He is founder of the hip hop group The Sugarhill Gang, an inaugural class inductee into the Hip Hop Museum Hall of Fame. On the band's signature song, "Rapper's Delight", he raps, "I said M-A-S, T-E-R, a G with a double E, I said I go by the unforgettable name of the man they call the Master Gee". O'Brien grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey where at an early age he was exposed to a steady stream of doo wop and rhythm and blues, established himself as an energetic emcee in the pioneering Phase 2 hip hop crew. During the early infancy of the commercial hip hop movement in 1979, Master Gee, Big Bank Hank and Wonder Mike were discovered by producer Sylvia Robinson and brought together to form The Sugarhill Gang. O'Brien stepped away from Sugar Hill Records in 1984, established himself as a successful entrepreneur in the magazine industry. During the group's departure from the label, Joey Robinson Jr. son of Sugar Hill producer Sylvia Robinson, used the stage name Master Gee.
O'Brien and Wonder Mike went to court over the use of the group's name and stage names as documented in the film, I Want My Name Back. In 2014, name usage was amicably resolved, Master Gee has since re-emerged as a mainstay in the hip hop community and music industry, he lives in the Washington, DC area, performs worldwide with The Sugarhill Gang and as a solo DJ. He is a sought after public speaker and storyteller who launched a weekly radio show "Look, Learn" on WLVS Radio on February 21, 2019
Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival abbreviated to "Clockenflap", is an annual music and arts festival held in Hong Kong. It incorporates international and local live music, art installations and kids' area. 60,000 people attended the 2015 event and was considered HK's marquee music event of the year. Clockenflap is organized by Jay Forster, Mike Hill and Justin Sweeting, their stated goals for the festival are to nurture the Hongkong arts and film scene and "put the city on Asia's contemporary media-arts circuit". The NME credits Clockenflap for the "pioneering role it has played in nurturing the Hongkong indie and alternative music scenes, as well as bringing International talent to Hongkong audiences"; the first Clockenflap festival was held in a concrete public space in an empty housing development called "Cyberport", in front of 1500 attendees. It expanded to the West Kowloon Cultural District. Clockenflap 2018 will be held from 9 to 11 November 2018 in Central Harbourfront Event Space; the performing lineup includes: Erykah Badu Interpol David Byrne Jarvis Cocker Introducing Jarv Is.
Khalid 吳青峰 Caribou Anpu The Vaccines Wolf Alice Amadou & Mariam Cornelius Rhye Cigarettes After Sex Alvvays Big Shaq Roni Size Eats Everything Peking Duk Mija BLAWAN GDJYB Rone Swindle Sunflower Bean Youngr Shame D. A. N 9M88 Chancha Via circuito Bodega Blue Hawaii LYDMOR Bohan Phoenix CIFIKA Cocoonics Clockenflap 2016 is held from 25 to 27 November 2016 in Central Harbourfront Event Space; the Chemical Brothers M. I. A. Sigur Rós London Grammar Foals SEKAI NO OWARI The Sugarhill Gang Yo La Tengo Ellen Joyce Loo Cheer Chen No Party For Cao Dong Hyukoh 65daysofstatic George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Yuna Birdy Nam Nam BADBADNOTGOOD Jimmy Edgar Blood Orange The Trees & The Wild Clockenflap 2015 is held from 27 to 29 November 2015 in West Kowloon Cultural District. New Order The Libertines A$AP Rocky Angel Haze Damien Rice HOCC Chic Ft. Nile Rodgers Ride Swervedriver Flying Lotus Crowd Lu Love Psychedelico Clean Bandit Leah Dou Mercury Rev Ratatat Battles Mr Scruff Blackalicious Neon Indian The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Kid Koala Gui Boratto Earth, Wind & Fire Experience Ft. Al Mckay THe Skatalites Obey The Brave Nouvelle Vague Rachael Yamagata Bicep Julia Holter Justin Martin Kiasmos Glen Check Sleep Party People Sun Kil Moon Shugo Tokumaru Jacques Greene Saul Williams Yuksek Dj Set The Cuban Brothers Soul:Ution Ft. Calibre, Marcus Intalex & Mc Drs Deja-Vu Jon Gomm Bo Ningen Hinds Gengahr Ocean Lam Rock N Rolla Jing Wong THe Chung Brothers King Ly Chee Songhoy Blues Flesh Juicer Big Love Subyub Lee Life Was All Silence Youngqueenz Owk The Weathering Jannine Weigel Future Brown James's Secret Phoebe Whalley Musicians Travis Flaming Lips Mogwai Kool & the Gang Tenacious D CHVRCHES Rudimental The Vaccines The Raveonettes Nightmares on Wax Ozomatli Nitin Sawhney Noughts and Exes My Little Airport The Lemonheads Dan Deacon DJ Jazzy Jeff New Youth Barber Shop Le1f Phoebe Whalley 2013's festival extended to a 3-day event and grew to over 30,000 people attending with 7 music stages with new additions of a Cabaret Tent and an Arts Village.
The festival was held from 29 November to 1 December. With headliners such as Cui Jian Chic, Franz Ferdinand, many more. Musicians 2 Many DJ's Cui Jian Chic ft Nile Rodgers Franz Ferdinand Metric Four Tet Black Rebel Motorcycle Club The 1975 Tegan and Sara Cloud Control Hanggai Regurgitator Mac DeMarco Gold Panda Omar Souleyman Efterklang La Femme Ellen Lo Modeselektor and much much more Art Village was curated by a Hong Kong Artist Aiden Li, the area included the Film Tent and installations from: Wenu UsedPencil Stickyline Start From Zero Panda Mei Film Projection Mapping by IdN International Space Orchestra Future Shorts Autumn Season Future Motions by PauseFest 16 Years of HK Animations by ifva https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUvofOo8bow Held once more on the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, the festival site expanded to allow for six performance stages, a dedicated children's entertainment area. Over 25,000 people attended the festival over the weekend of Dec 1-2. Musicians Primal Scream Azealia Banks Klaxons De La Soul Alt-J Sneaky Sound System Lucy Rose!!!
Noughts and Exes DP Chochukmoand many more Art Arts Republic Salon De Pigeon Aeroporto Marc & Chantal Outsign Lab Start from ZeroFIlm Mustard G. E. M Hidden Agenda Clockenflap 2011 took place on Saturday-Sunday, 10–11 December 2011 and was the first to be held at the festival's iconic new location, the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Unlike previous years, it was free to the public when late stage venue restrictions prevented the sale of tickets. Incorporating five different stages, the line-up included: Musicians Santigold Bombay Bicycle Club The Cribs The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Benjamin Francis Leftwich Bank Job Film a
Disco is a music genre and subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene. The music, the fashion, many song lyrics and other cultural phenomena associated with disco were focused on having a good time on the dance floor of a discotheque to the loud sounds of records being played by a DJ enhanced by coloured lighting effects. Disco started as a mixture of music from venues popular with African Americans and Latino Americans, Italian Americans, LGBT people, psychedelic hippies in Philadelphia and New York City during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Disco can be seen as a reaction to both the dominance of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music by the counterculture during this period. Several dance styles were developed during the period of disco's popularity in the United States, including the Bump and the Hustle; the disco sound is typified by "four-on-the-floor" beats, syncopated basslines, string sections, electric piano and electric rhythm guitars.
Lead guitar features less in disco than in rock. Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston and the Village People. While performers and singers garnered public attention, record producers working behind the scenes played an important role in developing the genre. Films such as Saturday Night Fever and Thank God It's Friday contributed to disco's mainstream popularity. By the late 1970s, most major U. S. cities had thriving disco club scenes, DJs would mix dance records at clubs such as Studio 54 in New York City, a venue popular among celebrities. Discothèque-goers wore expensive and sexy fashions. There was a thriving drug subculture in the disco scene for drugs that would enhance the experience of dancing to the loud music and the flashing lights, such as cocaine and Quaaludes, the latter being so common in disco subculture that they were nicknamed "disco biscuits". Disco clubs were associated with promiscuity as a reflection of the sexual revolution of this era in popular history.
Disco was the last popular music movement driven by the baby boom generation. It began to decline in the United States during 1979-80, by 1982 it had lost nearly all popularity there. Disco Demolition Night, an anti-disco protest held in Chicago on July 12, 1979, remains the most well-known of several "backlash" incidents across the country that symbolized disco's declining fortune. Disco was a key influence in the development of electronic dance house music, it has had several revivals, such as Madonna's successful 2005 album Confessions on a Dance Floor, again in the 2010s, entering the pop charts in the US and the UK. The term "disco" is shorthand for the word discothèque, a French word for "library of phonograph records" derived from "bibliothèque"; the word "discothèque" was current in the same meaning in English in the 1950s."Discothèque" became in use in French as a term for a type of nightclubs in Paris after these had resorted to playing records during the Nazi occupation in the early 1940s.
Some clubs used it as their proper name. In 1960 it was used to describe a Parisian nightclub in an English magazine. In the summer of 1964 a short sleeveless dress called "discotheque dress" was popular in the United States for a short time; the earliest known use for the abbreviated form "disco" described this dress and has been found in the Salt Lake Tribune of 12 July 1964, but Playboy magazine used it soon after to describe Los Angeles nightclubs in September of the same year. Vince Aletti was one of the first to describe disco as a music genre, he wrote the feature article "Discoteque Rock Paaaaarty" that appeared in Rolling Stone magazine in September 1973. The music layered soaring, often-reverberated vocals doubled by horns, over a background "pad" of electric pianos and "chicken-scratch" rhythm guitars played on an electric guitar. "The'chicken scratch' sound is achieved by pressing the strings against the fretboard and quickly releasing them just enough to get a muted scratching while strumming close to the bridge."
Other backing keyboard instruments include the piano, electric organ, string synth, electromechanical keyboards such as the Fender Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hohner Clavinet. Synthesizers are fairly common in disco in the late 1970s; the rhythm is laid down by prominent, syncopated basslines played on the bass guitar and by drummers using a drum kit, African/Latin percussion, electronic drums such as Simmons and Roland drum modules. The sound was enriched with solo lines and harmony parts played by a variety of orchestral instruments, such as harp, viola, trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, French horn, English horn, flute, piccolo and synth strings, string section or a full string orchestra. Most disco songs have a steady four-on-the-floor beat, a quaver or semi-quaver hi-hat pattern with an open hi-hat on the off-beat, a heavy, syncopated bass line. Other Latin rhythms such as the rhumba, the samba and the cha-cha-cha are found in disco recordings, Latin polyrhythms, such as a rhumba beat layered over a merengue, are commonplace.
The quaver pattern is supported by other instruments such as the rhythm guitar and may be implied rather than explicitly present. Songs use syncopation, the accenting of unexpected beats. In general, the d
Christophe Le Friant, better known by his stage name Bob Sinclar, is a French record producer, house music DJ, remixer and the owner of the record label Yellow Productions. Christophe Le Friant began DJing in the 1980s under the name Chris the French Kiss. During this time he was more influenced by hip-hop and jazz music and created music projects such as The Mighty Bop and Reminiscence Quartet, this one with an ensemble of musicians. Le Friant used the alias Desmond K in the Reminiscence Quartet. Le Friant adopted the new name of Bob Sinclar in 1998, he became known for popularising the "French touch" of house music with heavy use of sampled and filtered disco strings. He describes his musical style as inspired by "peace and house music".. In the 2000s, Several of Sinclar's songs have become international hits, being popular in Europe; some of his most popular hits include "Love Generation" and "World, Hold On". In 2006, Bob Sinclar received the TMF Award Best Dance International. In 2006, he released the song "Rock This Party" under the label Defected Records.
In 2008, Bob Sinclar along with Steve Edwards released a song called "Together". In the 2010s, Bob Sinclar is a prolific music producer. In 2011 he released a song in Italian with the vocalist Raffaella Carra called "Far L'Amore". In 2013, he released a single called "Summer Moonlight". In 2015, he collaborated with Dawn Tallman for a track entilted "Feel The Vibe". In 2016, he released the track "Someone. With Spinnin' Records, he released a collaboration with Akon entilted "Til The Sun Rise Up". In June 2018, he released a single called "I Believe", popular in Italy and Europe. Studio albumsParadise Champs Elysées III Western Dream Soundz of Freedom Born in 69 Made in Jamaïca Disco Crash Paris by Night List of number-one dance hits List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart Hello - where Sinclar appears in the video as Solveig's opponent in a tennis match Bob Sinclar — official site Bob Sinclar discography at Discogs
Dance Club Songs
The Dance Club Songs chart is a weekly chart published by Billboard in the United States. It is a national survey of the songs which are the most popular in nightclubs across the country and is compiled from reports from a national sample of disc jockeys, it was launched as the Disco Action Top 30 chart on August 28, 1976, became the first chart by Billboard to document the popularity of dance music. Since its inception, several artists garnered multiple achievements. In January 2017, Billboard proclaimed Madonna as the most successful artist in the history of the chart, ranking her first in their list of the 100 top all time dance artists and Janet Jackson being the second most successful dance club artist of all-time. Katy Perry holds the record for having eighteen consecutive number-one songs. Perry's third studio album, Teenage Dream, became the first album in the history of the chart to produce at least seven number-one songs between 2010–12, a record it held until Rihanna's eighth studio album Anti produced seven chart toppers through 2016-17.
Rihanna is the only artist to have achieved five number-one songs in a calendar year. The first number-one song on the Dance Club Songs chart for the issue dated August 28, 1976, was "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees; the current number-one song on the Dance Club Songs chart for the issue dated April 13, 2019, is "The Boss 2019" by Diana Ross. Dance Club Songs has undergone several incarnations since its inception in 1974. A top-ten list of tracks that garnered the largest audience response in New York City discothèques, the chart began on October 26, 1974 under the title Disco Action; the chart went on to feature playlists from various cities around the country from week to week. Billboard continued to run regional and city-specific charts throughout 1975 and 1976 until the issue dated August 28, 1976, when a thirty-position National Disco Action Top 30 premiered; this expanded to forty positions in 1979 the chart expanded to sixty positions eighty, reached 100 positions from 1979 until 1981, when it was reduced to eighty again.
During the first half of the 1980s the chart maintained eighty slots until March 16, 1985 when the Disco charts were splintered and renamed. Two charts appeared: Hot Dance/Disco, which ranked club play, Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales, which ranked 12-inch single sales. Only Hot Dance Club Songs still exists today. In 2003 Billboard introduced the Hot Dance Airplay chart, based on radio airplay of six dance music stations and top 40 mix shows electronically monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems; these stations are a part of the electronically monitored panel that encompasses the Hot 100. On January 26, 2013, Billboard added a new chart, Dance/Electronic Songs, which tracks the 50 most popular Dance and Electronic singles and tracks based on digital single sales, radio airplay, club play as reported on the component Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs, Dance Club Songs charts. Radio airplay is not limited to that counted on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart.
Although the disco chart began reporting popular songs in New York City nightclubs, Billboard soon expanded coverage to feature multiple charts each week which highlighted playlists in various cities such as San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Houston. During this time, Billboard rival publication Record World was the first to compile a dance chart which incorporated club play on a national level. Noted Billboard statistician Joel Whitburn has since "adopted" Record Worlds chart data from the weeks between March 29, 1975 and August 21, 1976 into Billboards club play history. For the sake of continuity, Record Worlds national chart is incorporated into both Whitburn's Dance/Disco publication as well as the 1975 and 1976 number-ones lists. With the issue dated August 28, 1976, Billboard premiered its own national chart and their data is used from this date forward. For the full list of all 100 All Time Top Dance Club Artists, click here. 19th week — "Wordy Rappinghood"/"Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club 19th week — "Walking on a Dream" by Empire of the Sun 17th week — "Losing It" by Fisher 16th week — "The Look of Love" by ABC 16th week — "Most Precious Love" by Blaze presents U.
D. A. U. F. L. Featuring Barbara Tucker 16th week — "Where Have You Been" by Rihanna 16th week — "Right Now" by Rihanna featuring David GuettaSources: Thriller by Michael Jackson "The Boss" — Diana Ross, The Braxtons, Kristine W, again Diana Ross. Enrique Iglesias, Dave Audé and Pitbull are tied with 14 number-ones on the chart, the most among male artists. Iglesias, however, is the only male vocalist to accomplish this feat, while Audé is the only producer to achieve this milestone, as his singles feature a different vocalist. Rihanna is the first artist to earn 4 number-ones on the chart in a year and is the first act to earn 5 number-ones in a year as well. Three acts have attained thirteen number-one songs: Deborah Cox, Whitney Houston, Yoko Ono. Kylie Minogue became the first act to have two songs in the top three on March 5, 2011, her song "Better than Today" was number-one while "Higher", a song by Taio Cruz on which Minogue features, was number three. On July 28, 2016, Rihanna became the secon