March 13, 2013


Beyond Bee Gees: The Best Non-Cheesy Disco Tracks

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Ever since the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack sold 4 gajillion records in 1977, the word "disco" has been a four-letter word; quick shorthand for cheesy, outdated dance music to play at weddings and Bar Mitzvahs for your drunk uncle to embarrass you to. But the genre has a rich and diverse history, inspired by the best funk music and laying the groundwork for early hip hop. Take a listen to some of our favorite early disco tracks below and try not to dance in your chair.