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

Pt 5 click 'more' to hear & download show

"A Piece Of Paradise" The story of New York's Paradise Garage club and its DJ Larry Levan - produced by Eddie Gordon and Lenny Fontana. The Weekend - Thank Larry Its Friday. Five interviews from people very close to Larry Levan including Manny Lehmann, Michael Debenedictus, Brian Chinn, Rochelle Flemming and Bobby Viteritti
Pt 5 click 'more' to hear & download show

A PIECE OF PARADISE - Part 5

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Legends of The Dancefloor - A Piece Of Paradise - The Weekend - Thank Larry Its Friday. Four interviews from people close to Larry Levan including Manny Lehmann, Michael Debenedictus, Rochelle Flemming and Bobby Viteritti.


Manny Lehmann - From behind the counter at New York's famous Greenwich Village record store Vinyl Mania Manny introduced new records to the city's best DJs including have a very special relationship with DJ Larry Levan who used to come in to the store every Friday to see the other DJs plus see what records Manny has set by for him. Which would start a feeding frenzy from the other DJs who were curious as to what records Larry had that they didn't. Manny explains a typical Friday afternoon in the store, a scenario that has been totally lost from the business today with downloading - that connection with the store and personal service. Manny is now a big DJ himself, living in Los Angeles.

Music Beds

Rockers Revenge - Walkin on Sunshine

Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman

Manuel Gottsching - E2 E4

Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

The Originals - Down To Love Town

Colonel Abrams - Trapped

Colonel Abrams - Music Is The Answer

Mick Jagger - Lucky In Love

Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love

Madonna - Holiday

Liquid Liquid - Optimo Cavern


Michael Debenedictus - Michael once famously turned down the chance to be Madonna's keyboard player when she was putting her band together in New York just before she hit major big time, being happy as Larry Levan's studio partner on all his remixes plus a member of the Peech Boys, Debenedictus felt he was were he needed to be, making great records with Levan. In his interview Michael talks about his times with Larry and how hands on Larry was in the studio, especially when it came to editing the tape using a razor.

Music Bed

Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait


Rochelle Flemming - One of the GREATEST voices ever put to tape or heard on a song. As the lead singer for First Choice with huge global success's like "Smarty Pants", "Dr Love", "Let No Man Put Asunder", The Player", "Armed And Extremely Dangerous" and "Double Cross" Rochelle has delighted people on the dancefloor for over 30 years. Here she talks about the impact the Paradise Garage and DJ Larry Levan had on the career of First Choice, that the stage at the Garage was "home" and the 3000 people on the floor were "family".

Music Bed
First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder

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