Posts tagged "Donna Summer"
Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 12)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Jheri Curl Chronicles Podcast (Episode 12)

We discuss the Queen of Disco for the one and only time in the latest episode of the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast. Plus, Aretha, Rick and more!

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (150-141)

Jheri Curl Special: Ranking Every #1 R&B Hit Of The ’80s From Worst To First (150-141)

Luther, I don’t know how exactly to tell you this; but there is a REALLY weird forest scene behind you.

Rush, Donna Summer, Heart, P.E. & More: Meet The Rock Hall Class of 2013

Rush, Donna Summer, Heart, P.E. & More: Meet The Rock Hall Class of 2013

Imagine a year when the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame nominees are announced and everyone shut up? Well, that’ll never happen, but most people seem fairly cool with this year’s inducted artists, who were announced by Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a press conference yesterday. Let’s take a quick look at this year’s nominees-who will officially be inducted next spring. Albert King: One of two posthumous honorees (he died in ’92,) blues guitarist King didn’t have […]

Blerd Briefs: Rihanna & Nicki Lead The AMA Pack

Blerd Briefs: Rihanna & Nicki Lead The AMA Pack

The nominees for the 2012 American Music Awards were announced earlier today, and the 20 categories are dotted by the likes of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. The two West Indian divas lead the pack with four nominations each. Rihanna has continued her string of hits with her latest album, Talk That Talk although she’s gained more notoriety recently for her on-again/off-again romance with Chris Brown (who has two nominations of her own.) Meanwhile, Minaj scored a hit follow-up with Pink […]

Blerd Appreciation: Donna Summer (1948-2012)

Blerd Appreciation: Donna Summer (1948-2012)

A few words in tribute to the late, great, legendary Donna Summer.

Diggin’ In The Crates: “Donna Summer”

No one benefited from the disco explosion more than Donna Summer. A Boston-bred singer/actress who found herself performing in Germany, she hooked up with European producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte and proceeded to light up the latter half of the Seventies with a thunderous voice and a collection of hits that traversed a wider musical terrain than many folks give her credit for. Beginning her run of hits with some funk-laden erotic cooing on the Barry White-esque “Love To […]

Overdue? Waits, Dr. John, Neil Diamond Lead Rock Hall Inductees

Tom Waits and Neil Diamond lead the list of 2011 inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Bon Jovi and the Beastie Boys are among the artists who were left off.

Will the Hall of Fame Have Room for Bon Jovi and the Beasties?

The finalists for nomination into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2011 have been announced, and a wildly eclectic group finds themselves in contention. Several artists up for nomination this year have been knocking on the HOF’s door for eons, while some artists find themselves vying for the prestigious honor for the first time. One thing that you can’t really argue-just about every artist on this list is a certified legend. 15 artists are vying for the […]

Award Show Sundays: A Hot Summer Night?

Today, let’s go back in the wayback machine to 1983. Your presenters? The long-winded Quincy Jones (who thankfully, decided not to editorialize while making his presentation) and the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer? The category? Best Pop Vocal Performance by a female. The nominees? My girl Bolivia Neutron-Bomb, Linda Ronstadt (singing a toothpaste commercial), Laura Branigan, Melissa Manchester, and Juice Newton. Random questions: Is Donna that tall or is Q that short? I knew Donna was from New England, but […]

The Disco 100: #10-#1!!

We have reached the conclusion of our countdown of the Top 100 disco records of all time. You can backtrack and check out other entries in the series here . So this is the creme de la creme, folks. 10 guaranteed party-starters. Songs that make you feel good in your mind, your heart, and your feet. Play these records back to back and you’d better make sure you have some water nearby to re-hydrate after you sweat your ass off. If […]

The Disco 100: #30-#21-To Be Reeeee-al!!

Wouldn’t ya know it? We’re closing in on the home stretch with this here countdown. Any songs you particularly surprised to not see on the list yet? If you haven’t been following, catch up with the last 10 entries on the list , and feel free to backtrack from there. Now, onward and upward… 30) “Got to Be Real” by Cheryl Lynn One of the most spirited performances on any song, never mind any disco song. “Got to Be Real” has to be one of the […]

The Disco 100 60-51: Toot, Toot…Ah…Beep, Beep!!

If you missed the rest of this list, you can find it here . The fact that I’m listening to each of these songs as I count them down, and the fact that I had a really fun DJ experience at the Mayer Hawthorne show a few weeks back, has led me to the conclusion that I really need to go to a good dance club. Anyone know if there are any places in Beantown that play GOOD dance music? Or am I […]