Over the years I have found it a bit discerning that one of the subcatagories of American music that had been very instrumental in bearing the torch for groove oriented soundscapes has been scoffed, torched, and placed on the back burner of musical conversation. Although I can understand that one of my favorite genres of music suffered greatly from over-commercialization and over classification (many pop tunes that indeed were not disco were deemed as such [think ABBA]), I believe that the willingness to subject disco to the dungeon of the music library is a travesty. Many of the negative attitudes attached to the anti-disco movement was non based on just homophobic and/or racial indifference, but I believe it was because many people (rock fans) were afraid to be seen shakin' their groove thangs (or they were angry they lacked the coordination to do so). REAL disco music was an amalgamation of multiple layers of underground, non pop Americana. It was musical gumbo, if you will, with all of the flavors of the famed Louisiana treat. It based in soul, peppered with funk, had a dash of Afro-Caribean backbeat, a sprinkle of Latin spice, and a handful of spirit from the Black church. In my mind what happend to disco truley parallels what happened with funk, jazz, soul, and other great forms of urban music (to include Hip-Hop). As a bass player, I find it even more disturbing that some of the stankiest, grimmiest, slick, mack truck sized grooves ever go unheralded. Take a listen to some of these grooves (completely if you will): First Choice-Double Cross I could go on for hours posting even BETTER examples than these (I just may!). The grooves established on some of these songs fostered nothing less than a syncopated head nod and foot tap of the listener. I think that it's time that an honest dialogue begins in regards to Disco music. Sure, the clothes were funny, but the self expression had to be one of the greatest this side of Jazz.