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“BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!\"
*** The Godfather of Disco Mel Cheren & West-End Records Story ***
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Movie Starts at 4pm EST.
* No Zoom Download Necessary!
Meeting ID: 849 7121 3375
Open Discussion + Q&A with Executive Producer & Director of Cinematography Francis Legge After the Film.
A documentary about MEL CHEREN and WEST-END RECORDS
Featuring bits & pieces by:
Danny Krivit, Louie Vega, Nicky Siano, Joey Llanos, Jelly Bean
Benetiz, Kevin Hedge, Barbara Tucker, Joi Caldwell, Tony Humphries,
Johnny Dynell, Louis Benedetti and some of the greatest West-End
West End Records is an American music record label based in New York
City. Led by co-founder Mel Cheren, West End was one of the most
prominent labels in dance music\'s history, along with Prelude Records,
Salsoul Records, and Casablanca Records. West End Records helped
introduce the 12-inch single, the vinyl format popularized by disco
music in the 1970s and promoted the nascent garage house music
pioneered by DJ Larry Levan in Paradise Garage.
It was founded by Mel Cheren and Ed Kushins in 1976 and the label went
on to define the sound of New York City in the heyday of disco. That
sound eventually filtered to dance floors and clubs across the country
and around the world. During the disco era, many labels and artists
scrambled to put out records that would ride the wave of disco\'s
popularity but West End was not jumping on any bandwagon. West End
created the bandwagon, releasing hits like Taana Gardner\'s
\"Heartbeat,\" Karen Young\'s \"Hot Shot,\" Loose Joints\' \"Is It All Over
My Face,\" Barbara Mason\'s \"Another Man,\" and The NYC Peech Boys\'
\"Don\'t Make Me Wait,\" creating a frenzy on dance floors. These titles,
along with many others in the West End Records catalog, went on to
become some of the most sampled songs in music history.
Directed by: Gene Graham
Told by: Gabriel Rotello, Brent Nicholson Earie
Director of Cinematography: Francis Legge
Editor & Adaption: Gene Graham
Associate Producer: Adam Cruz
Produced by: Gene Graham, Francis Legge
Executive Producer: Mel Cheren
Join us for a look back at the era of disco, dance and the paradise garage!
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