Saturday, February 27, 2010
What We're Hearing
Where hip hop has gotten all of the attention it deserves (and maybe moreso*), the obvious place of great disco in the tradition is less talked about. Where are, after all, the university disco-studies divisions, who will draw the connections between Tiny Grimes novelty hit "Romance Without Finance" and Guthrie's fempopulist bellringer "Ain't Nothing Going on but the Rent." These songs go back, forth, and side to side as well as any others in the tradition.