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

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A Piece Of Paradise comes to its close as the very first Legends Of The Dancefloor documentary produced by Eddie Gordon and Lenny Fontana. Remember Me As A Good Thing with the 4 hour mix from 1979. This is a 5 hour show. Thank you for sharing this special history.
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Legends of The Dancefloor - A Piece Of Paradise

Love Is The Message In Paradise.

Commentary from Larry Levan, Kenny Carpenter, Eddie Gordon, Lenny Fontana, Mike Mourin plus 'that' 4 hour mix from 'The Garage" 2nd birthday in 1979.

The finale of this huge 10 hour documentary on the famous Paradise Garage night club in Manhattan, New York with its legendary DJ Larry Levan features a 4 hour live mix from the club on the night of its 2nd Anniversary which was first broadcast live on WBLS radio in New York in 1979. Amongst the music that night are live performances from Dan Hartman and Loleatta Holloway singing "Relight My Fire" the original version. UK pop sensation Take That covered this song in the 90's with LuLu and had a huge #1 hit but this live performance from Loleatta and Dan is a roof raising rendition that could never be matched by the Brits - you'll hear why. Also performing is Sylvestor who opens the show with his classic hit "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real" plus McFadden & Whitehead with their disco monster hit "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" - all MC'd beautifully by Frankie Crocker the number one radio DJ on the number 1 radio station in New York.

"Lenny Fontana's work on this project was very patient, creative and essential to the completion of the six parts which took over two years to pull together. Without the 4 hour tapes cherished carefully by Lenny for decades this broadcast could never have materialized, especially so without Lenny's concentrated editing skills for hours and hours as I threw more content ideas his way. I want to go on record to say that it was a personal career highlight to work on this labour of love with Lenny as we spent hundreds of hours together creating the template, sharing knowledge, enjoying the music, history and the stories told by the hero's of the broadcast, the interviewee's and everybody who kindly gave us their memories to present to you all in a broadcast that grew to a mammoth 10 hour broadcast for BBC 6 Music. Thank you from both Lenny and I."
Be prepared to laugh, dance and cry as a Piece Of Paradise comes to its close as the very first Legends Of The Dancefloor documentary produced by Lenny Fontana and Eddie Gordon.

The Tapes beds

General Johnson - Can't Nobody Love Me Like You Do Victor Rosado Remix

Issac Hayes - Theme From Men
Issac Hayes - Shaft in Africa
James Brown - Give It Up and Turn It Loose
Double Exposure - My Love Is Free
Powerline - Double Journe
Al Hudson and Soul Partners - Spread Love
Phreek - Weekend Victor Rosado Remix

Kenny Carpenter - Interview beds
Sharon Ridley - Changes
Lou Rawls - You Will Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Keith Barrow - Turn Me Up
Don Ray - Got To Have Your Loving

Gone But Not Forgotten speech by Eddie Gordon and Kenny Carpenter
Lisa Gerrard - Sacrifice

4 hour Mix from Paradise Garage

Sylvester - You Make Me Feel Mighty Real
Dan Hartman - Instant Replay
Loleatta Holloway - May Not Be There When You Want Me
Dan Hartman - Vertigo Relight My Fire
Billy Nichols - Give your Body Up to The Music
Diamond Rings 
Denice Williams I've Got the Next Dance
Diana Ross - The Boss
Taana Gardner - When You Touch Me
Machine - There But For The Grace of God So I
Brainstorm - Lovin Is Really My Game
First Choice - Double Cros
Skyy - First Time Around
Paul Lewis - Girl You Need A Change of Mind
Instant Funk - Body Shine
Candido - Jingo
Koke - Tribe
Gibson Brothers - Cuba
Frisky - You Got Me Dancing In My Sleep
Patrice Rushen - Haven't You heard
Don Armando Second AvenueRhumba Band - Deputy of Love
Voyage - Lady America
South Shore Commission - Free Man
MFSB - Love Is The Message
Roy Ayers - Don't Stop The Feeling 
Evelyn Champagne King - I Don't KNow If It's Right
Mcfadden and Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
Leon Haywood - Don't Push It Don't Force It
The Supremes - Let My Heart Do the Walking
Positive Force - We Got the Funk
Jackson 5 I Am Love
Vaughn Mason and Crew Bounce - Rock Skate Roll Rock
Skyy - Skyzoo
Bill Summers and Summers - Heat Straight To The Bank
Theo Vaness - I Can't Dance Without You
Roy Ayers - Don't Stop The Feeling
Shalamar - Right In the Socket
Gray and Hanks - Dancin
Black Ivory - Mainline
GQ - Disco Nights
Gray and Hanks - Dancin 
Ecstasy Passion and Pain - Touch Me

Thank you section

Michael Jackson - Rock With You (Instrumental Victor Rosado Remix)

Larry's Last Wish
Diana Ross - Remember Me

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