Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion

Rochester, NY– My Music brings back the disco years with live performances from the legends of the lighted dance floor. Hosted by KC & The Sunshine Band, Karen Lynn-Gorney (Saturday Night Fever) and Dance Fever’s Denny Terrio, Get Down Tonight includes the hit makers featured on the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever: KC & The Sunshine Band, The Trammps, Yvonne Elliman, Tavares and more, all of whom bring back the days of polyester suits, big hair, mirror balls and 8-track tapes. Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion (MY MUSIC) airs Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. This special repeats December 11 at 3 p.m.

KC & The Sunshine Band offer a pair of their number one smashes from 1975 – the nightclub anthems “That’s the Way (I Like It)” and “Get Down Tonight.” Heatwave reunites to sing their era-defining classic “Boogie Nights” and the dynamic duo of Peaches and Herb again encourages the audience to “Shake Your Groove Thing” with their 1978 gold record.

Disco divas are well-represented by Norma Jean Wright and Luci Martin of Chic with their 1978 mega-hit “Le Freak” from the same year and A Taste of Honey invites listeners to “Boogie Oogie Oogie” the night away. “Flashdance. . .What a Feeling” from the hit film is rendered by acclaimed singer-actress Irene Cara.

More million-selling songs are remembered with Leo Sayer and his 1976 chart-topper “You Make Me Feel Like Dancin,’” the Hues Corporation’s rhythmic “Rock the Boat” and Frankie Valli's show-stopping “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).”

The vital contribution of the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever to the popularity of disco music is honored with a selection of hit songs sung by the original artists, including “Disco Inferno” by the Trammps, “If I Can’t Have You” by Yvonne Elliman and “More Than A Woman” by Tavares. Get Down Tonight also features a tribute to the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive” and “How Deep Is Your Love.”

Photo: Peaches and Herb
Credit: Courtesy PBS Press Room

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