If you were like me and came to Creed Taylor productions during the early or mid-70’s you no doubt have a good memory of some of the classic years of disco. Just a couple of weeks ago I was able to do a DJ Setctproduced: Live At Absolute Vinyl of some of the lessor known but still great uptempo CTI/KUDU tracks. Disco didn’t die, just like jazz itself, it continued to morph into different styles and grow as an genre. House & Hip-hop both owe their lineage to disco and jazz.
Back in 2017, I was delighted to have one of the masters of the art of DJ-ing come homestay for 3-days between gigs and appearing in Denver, British DJ and mix/edit master, Greg Wilsonhttps://gregwilson.co.uk/.
Over the years I’ve had many people home stay, from professional triathletes, a world champion, and a few from the British music business including Gareth Emery and Greg. I tend to be a pretty laid back host, what do you need, want to come to dinner, everything OK? The rest is up to them. On reflection, I wished I’d asked Greg more about his craft, I have so many questions.
Greg has has produced a new version of his originally limited edition, “Discotheque Archives” book, this time in extended hardback format. It’s fantastic and includes fascinating insight into clubs, DJ’s, labels, and tracks from that era. I’m happy to say that I was delighted when Greg sent me his CTI write-up to comment and feedback on. I was though surprised at how concise he was trying to keep the write-up.
All becomes clear now I have a copy of the book. Each topic, no matter how important, gets one page only. It’s a fascinating approach which keeps the material concise, the book very compelling, and covering what you need to know.
The book can be ordered from Greg’s Websitehttps://superweirdsubstance.com/product/greg-wilson-discotheque-archive-extended/and for the “record” I paid for my copy!