Love Saves the Day by Tim Lawrence
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Love Saves the Day
By Tim Lawrence

Love Saves the Day

A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979

By (author) See other recent books by Tim Lawrence
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

Love Saves the Day by Tim Lawrence

Book Description

Opening with David Mancuso's seminal "Love Saves the Day" Valentine's party, Tim Lawrence tells the definitive story of American dance music culture in the 1970s-from its subterranean roots in NoHo and Hell's Kitchen to its gaudy blossoming in midtown Manhattan to its wildfire transmission through America's suburbs and urban hotspots such as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, and Miami. Tales of nocturnal journeys, radical music making, and polymorphous sexuality flow through the arteries of Love Saves the Day like hot liquid vinyl. They are interspersed with a detailed examination of the era's most powerful djs, the venues in which they played, and the records they loved to spin-as well as the labels, musicians, vocalists, producers, remixers, party promoters, journalists, and dance crowds that fueled dance music's tireless engine. Love Saves the Day includes material from over three hundred original interviews with the scene's most influential players, including David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Tom Moulton, Loleatta Holloway, Giorgio Moroder, Francis Grasso, Frankie Knuckles, and Earl Young. It incorporates more than twenty special dj discographies-listing the favorite records of the most important spinners of the disco decade-and a more general discography cataloging some six hundred releases. Love Saves the Day also contains a unique collection of more than seventy rare photos.

Buy Love Saves the Day book by Tim Lawrence from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780822331988
ISBN-10: 0822331985
Format: Paperback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 32mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Duke University Press
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Love Saves the Day book by Tim Lawrence and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence leads the Music Culture: Theory and Production degree program at the University of East London. He has written liner notes for David Mancuso Presents the Loft and Masters at Work: The Tenth Anniversary Collection. The author's website for the book is available at

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Tim Lawrence close
» close