Pete Denis wrote:
No MIAMI sound? No NEW YORK sound? No PHILLY sound? Just International music, sounds to me that your vinyl collection remains incomplete.
Pete, you crack me up. What I meant by saying the above was that we had no "disco" artists to speak of in Australia. No areas in any part of our great southern land that had a scene with funk/soul/disco artits.
You guys in the States were lucky. You had all those areas hotting up & making fabulous music. Not only that but you could also get those said artists to actually perform in your clubs. That must have been wonderful time & place.
As an Australian importer of dance music in the 70s we missed out on nothing. Sometimes we just had to wait a little longer to get it.
I would say that in the late 70s we were about 3 months behind the States.
By the early 80s it was about 3 weeks.