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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life (album)

Last Night a DJ Saved my Life (1999) is a music history book by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, documenting the phenomenon of the DJ in the 20th century. It has been described as the best in its league when it comes to documenting dance music and early club culture and DJ-ness across the many genres where it is to be found.

"The desire to dance is innate; it has exerted a constant influence on music."

Both experienced journalists, Brewster and Broughton seek to chronicle the role of the DJ in the 20th century. Starting from Jimmy Savile, who was effectively the first DJ, Broughton and Brewster track the rise of the DJ as a figure in music. The authors champion the postmodern idea that the DJ is an "unsung hero" of popular music and is an artist himself. In examining the place of a DJ over time, Last Night... also follows the rise and fall of various musical genres and subcultures. The book was accompanied by a CD released by Nuphonic.

CD

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a compilation album which accompanies Frank Broughton and Bill Brewster's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, a book released in 2000 about the history of DJing. It contains various clips ranging from from 1970s Reggae to Handel's Largo - the first song to reach radio airwaves in 1906.

Track listing

  1. Georg Friedrich Händel - "Largo" (0:33)
  2. DJ Premier - "Red Alert Chant" (1:58)[1]
  3. Dave Barker - "I Got To Get Away" (2:10)
  4. U-Roy - "True True" (2:10)
  5. Bernard Purdie - "Funky Donkey" (2:52)
  6. Frank Wilson - "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" (2:32)
  7. The Carstairs - "It Really Hurts Me Girl (Tom Moulton Remix)" (3:32)[2]
  8. Tanya Winley - "Vicious Rap" (7:14)
  9. Patti LaBelle - "Get Ready (Looking For Loving) (Back To The Music Box Edit)" (8:06)
  10. MFSB / The Salsoul Orchestra - "Love Is The Message (Danny Krivit Re-edit)" (11:00)
  11. Chas Jankel - "Glad To Know You (Disconet Re-edit)" (7:29)[3]
  12. Class Action - "Weekend (Tonight Is Party Time) (Larry Levan Weekend Mix)" (8:22)
  13. Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay - "Snakecharmer (François Kevorkian Snake Dub)" (6:55)
  14. Jungle Wonz - "Bird In A Gilded Cage" (3:55) [4]
  15. Visage - "Frequency 7 (Dance Mix)" (5:02)




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