by Stephen, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
The authors of this book attempt a grand feat of music history revisionism by positioning the figure of the disc jockey at the center of music development and technology throughout the course of the 20th century. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life presents a convincing argument while remaining a fascinating look at a number of fabulous dance scenes filled with legendarily over-the-top characters. One of the most thought-provoking sections examines the emergence of the disco scene as a self-empowering community for Black and Latin gay dancers, years before it was discovered and polluted by major corporations. This book spans an entire century, beginning with the first phonographs and ending with the superstar DJs of today. No matter what your interest in DJing is, this book will expand your understanding and appreciation of the scope of this wonderful art.