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Journalism, BBC Radio 1BBC 6Music - Paradise Garage 11.08.2011

Pt 2 click 'more' to hear & download show

"A Piece Of Paradise" New York's Paradise Garage club and its DJ Larry Levan. Produced by Eddie Gordon & Lenny Fontana. Two Towers, Levan & Crocker own NYC. 9 interviews from the movers and shakers of Manhattan during those halcyon days from the 70's

Pt 2 click 'more' to hear & download show

'A PIECE OF PARADISE' Part 2

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Danny 'Pooch' Pucchiarelli the first ever DJ to travel from New York and play the UK where the DJs were still talking in-between playing records and were blown away by "Pooch's" ability to mix the records together. Danny gives a personal view of why Larry Levan was the best DJ in the world and why the Paradise Garage was the best club he ever went to.

Music beds

Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars

Manu Dubango - Soul Makossa

Change - The Glow Of Love

Geraldine Hunt - Can't Fake The Feeling

Lenny Williams - Choosing You

Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up


Curtis Stevens - A young Afro-American writer who has just completed over 200 interviews on the life and times of the best radio DJ to be on air in the USA - Frankie Crocker from his WBLS days in New York City, the book entitled Frankie Crocker The Chief Rocker details the relationship between Frankie Crocker and Paradise DJ Larry Levan, how Frankie would go to the Garage hear Larry play a big song then immediately put on on 'air' across New York the next days which would send people flying to the record stores. Between Levan and Crocker they helped sell millions of records, plus break many of the days new artists who are still in demand today. Curtis speaks on the that special relationship.

Music Beds

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now


Diane 'Foxy' Strafaci - Manhattan fashion creator who found the Garage after a bad night at Studio 54 then went religiously every weekend to advice DJ Larry Levan on his clothes and WBLS Frankie Crocker on what records were exploding on the Garage dancefloor. "Foxy' talks candidly about her relationship with both men in their prime and what is was like for a young well-heeled lady to fall in love with a big dirty nightclub.

Music Beds

Fatback Band - Spanish Hustle

The Chakakas - Jungle Fever

Cymande -Bra


John Morales - a remixer of world renown as M+M with Sergio Munzibai, who broke into the industry by mistake takes us through the beginnings of the New York City's thirst for special remixes of popular songs so the club DJ's could play extended versions including one his biggest remixes of Inner Life's "Caught Up In A One Night Love Affair" plus the studio times with Larry Levan who became one the first superstar remixers himself.

Music Beds

Musique - Summer Love

Inner Life - Caught Up In One Night Love Affair


Ramon Wells - The head of the US Grammy panel for dance music, owner of DotDotDot Records and long time Manhattan resident reveals how significantly powerful the influence of the music from the Paradise Garage was on the city through the 10 years that the club was open plus its many changes of style.

Music Beds

Unlimited Touch - Searching To Find The One


Michael Paoletta - As a journalist and editor, Michael Paoletta has been part of the music and entertainment industry since the late-'80s. Michael tells of his journey from Cleveland, Ohio as a music fan to discovering the Paradise Garage after being tipped off about the club whilst buying records in a Cleveland record store, thousands of miles away, inspiring him to move to New York where he became a very influential writer for Billboard Magazine.

Music Beds

Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots

Chi-Lites - My First Mistake

Grace Jones - Pull Up To the Bumper

MFSB - Love Is The Message

The Clark Sisters - You Brought Sunshine Into My Life

Pat Benetar - Love is a Battlefield

Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body

Phreek - Weekend

Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice

Stevie Nicks - Stand Back

Taana Gardner -

When You Touch Me


Dave Shaw - Connecticut based DJ who moved to New York to A&R for Warner Brothers speaks of the influence the Paradise Garage and DJ Larry Levan had on his career both at Warner Brothers and as a DJ

Music Beds

Ashford and Simpson - Bourgie Bourgie

Sharon Redd - Can You Handle It

Madonna - Holiday

Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Elses Guy

Mick Jagger - Lucky In Love

Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothing Going On But the Rent


DJ Freddy Turner - Freddy is a DJ from New York City he produced Darry D'Bonneau and Barbara Tucker "Stop Playin With My Mind" on talks about the Paradise from his perspective as a local DJ seeing this club and DJ re-write history in the city, still to this day retaining its legendary status nearly 25 years after it closed its doors

Music Beds

Mr Fingers - Can You Feel It


Marcus Wyatt - Los Angeles DJ and promoter tells of his pilgrimages from the West Coast to the East Coast just to hear DJ Larry Levan operate the incredible Garage sound system and how it inspired all his work on the other side of the country.

Music Beds

Serious Intention - You Don't Know

Joyce Symms - All and All

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