LITM Extra - Walter Gibbons pt.2 [excerpt]
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In this patrons-only episode Tim continues to read from and discuss his essay Disco Madness: Walter Gibbons and the Legacy of Turntablism and Remixology. We hear about developments in DJ technique in both the uptown Bronx and Downtown discotheque party scenes, including the many key tracks which crossed over between the two. Tim discusses the break, DJ Kool Herc's 'merry-go-round' spinning style and the differing musical demands of disco dancers and B-Boys.

Tim also details Walter's studio craft, unpacking a number of his famous remixes, as well as his experiences cutting his live mixes to acetate.

Read Tim's original article is here:

Benny Goodman & his Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing
Freddie Perren - 2 Pigs and a Hog
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun
Miroslav Vitous - New York City
James Brown - Give It Up Or Turn It Loose
Walter Gibbons - The Ten Commandments Are The Law Of The Land
Kongas - Jungle
Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul Hustle
Double Exposure - Ten Percent (Walter Gibbons Mix)
Jakki - Sun... Sun... Sun... (Walter Gibbons Original 12" Edit)
The Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul 3001 (Walter Gibbons 12'' Original Mix)

Walter Gibbons - Jungle Music [Strut Records]
Walter Gibbons - Mixed With Love (The Walter Gibbons Salsoul Anthology) [Suss'd Records]

David Toop - Rap Attack, The: African Jive to New York Hip Hop
Peter Shapiro - Turn The Beat Around
Mark Katz - Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ
Nelson George - The Death of Rhythm and Blues

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