And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records

Front Cover
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2009 - Music - 310 pages
2 Reviews
(Book). Now it can be told! The true, behind-the-scenes story of Casablanca Records, from an eyewitness to the excess and insanity. Casablanca was not a product of the 1970s, it was the 1970s. From 1974 to 1980, the landscape of American culture was a banquet of hedonism and self-indulgence, and no person or company in that era was more emblematic of the times than Casablanca Records and its magnetic founder, Neil Bogart. From his daring first signing of KISS, through the discovery and superstardom of Donna Summer, the Village People, and funk master George Clinton and his circus of freaks, Parliament Funkadelic, to the descent into the manic world of disco, this book charts Bogart's meteoric success and eventual collapse under the weight of uncontrolled ego and hype. It is a compelling tale of ambition, greed, excess, and some of the era's biggest music acts.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Chris177 - LibraryThing

Larry Harris’ book is one third music history book, one third business book and one third 1970’s pop culture book. I enjoyed this book very much and found it an important read. If you are interested ... Read full review

And party every day: the inside story of Casablanca Records

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Casablanca Records, whose roster included Donna Summer and the Village People, symbolized the excesses of the era better than any other label. Harris, cofounder of Casablanca, with Gooch and Suhs ... Read full review

Contents

I
1
II
3
III
7
IV
11
V
34
VI
47
VII
63
VIII
74
XII
119
XIII
132
XIV
146
XV
156
XVI
174
XVII
196
XVIII
206
XIX
220

IX
86
X
95
XI
104
XX
241
XXI
249
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information