The very first donna summer album released ever was Lady of the night. (Followed by Love to love you baby)
Why is it I can't find this album on vinyl pressing anywhere only cd?
look on amazon under....donna summer lp....i saw it as an import
there's already a donna summer thread
Donna Summer - Donna Summer Heading For The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Late disco diva Donna Summer has landed a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Due to an administrative error, the I Feel Love singer's induction notice has been released hours before Hall of Fame officials announce the Class of 2013 on Tuesday (11Dec12).
Summer passed away in Florida in May (12) after losing a secret battle with lung cancer. A statement from the late star's family reads: "We are overjoyed the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has recognized Donna's tremendous musical achievements. Its an honor we know she quietly hoped for and would very much cherish. We are deeply grateful.
"The family cannot fully express the gratitude they feel for the outpouring of love received over the past few months in support of Donna's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. From fellow recording artists and industry executives to friends and fans from around the world, it will not be forgotten."
Ironically, the news of Summer's induction comes as stars like Kelly Rowland and Ciara prepare to honour the singer and another tragic R&B star, Whitney Houston, at the 2012 Vh1 Divas concert on Sunday (16Dec12).
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will officially reveal the Class of 2013 on Tuesday.
The full list of nominees are Rush, Deep Purple, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Procol Harum, Albert King, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, the Meters, Chic, Randy Newman, the Marvelettes, Kraftwerk, Donna Summer, Public Enemy, and N.W.A.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on 18 April (12).
Even though it's bittersweet I'm so happy Donna Summer was funny inducted into the Hall of Fame!
While you may have danced your last in 2012, you will never be forgotten.
Happy Birthday LaDonna Adrian Gaines aka Donna Summer!
December 31, 1948 - May 17, 2012
^Saw that movie a couple of weeks ago, I really liked Donna Summer in that movie even though she had small scenes.
I saw her in concert a few years ago. She was a great singer who will truly be missed. I'm glad she's making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With all her musical talent she deserves it. Her music and legacy will live on forever. RIP Donna Summer!
Can't believe it has been an entire year.
Happy 4th of July!
Donna Summer - Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger) - (Chromeo & Oliver Remix)
I'm glad there are a lot of us in the gay community who did forgive Donna. As well as her responding with grace and humility rather than forget us or demean us and be bitter and contentious. I'd rather remember her for the music and the soaring voice, and the good memories it gave her fans that will last their lifetimes.
Wasn't crazy about the new remix for FOTT, but slowly growing on me. What a glorious voice until the end.
Donna Summer Remix Album Due In October
The legacy of the late Donna Summer continues to live on, as a new remix album celebrating the diva's career is due out in October.
"Love to Love You Donna" will be released on Oct. 22 through Verve Records, and is produced by Dahlia-Ambach Caplin and Randall Poster. The project features new re-workings of classic Summer tunes from the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Chromeo & Oliver and Hot Chip, among others.
The legendary Moroder, who co-produced most of Summer's albums released between 1975 and 1980, contributes a pulsating remix of "Love to Love You Baby" for the project. Moroder recently premiered the cut live during his DJ set at the Way Out West festival in Gothenberg, Sweden (Aug. 9). Moroder co-wrote the song with Summer, and it became her first hit single on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 2 on the chart in February of 1976.
Knuckles and Kupper reworked "Hot Stuff" for the collection, while Hot Chip took on the classic album cut "Sunset People," from the "Bad Girls" album. The new set's first single is Chromeo & Oliver's remix of "Love Is In Control (Finger On the Trigger)."
Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper As Director’s Cut Signature Mix)
Music Review: Donna Summer's Pop Domino: 'Lady of the Night' Turns 40
Love to Love You Baby (Casablanca, 1975) impacted, its ripples had a lasting effect on popular music and the woman who brought it to life. However, Donna Summer's musical odyssey did not begin with the rhythmic erotica present on that long player.
Summer's debut, Lady of the Night (Groovy, 1974), is still obscured in her discography, as music historians often confine the singer to her output from 1975 through 1979. Undoubtedly a pioneer in the disco style, Summer's wider pop experiments are wrongly disregarded; Lady of the Night was a compass for the diversity encapsulated in her career. The album also evinced her stature as the birth mother of the transformative pop model that others followed (Madonna, Kylie Minogue).
Those chameleon tendencies of Summer's were nurtured in gospel and later contemporary rock as a teen ? Summer was a member of the Bostonian based band Crow. Summer debunked to Munich, Germany in 1967 for theatre work where she'd sharpen her singing skills. After appearing in several successful productions, Summer recorded her first single ? a German version of "Aquarius" from the musical Hair. While singing behind Three Dog Night, Summer intersected with two up-and-coming talents, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.
The late Donna Summer, the undisputed queen of disco, will be celebrated with an exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles called Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love.
DONNA SUMMER: FOUR SEASONS OF LOVE
On July 2, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil its latest temporary exhibition Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, this unique exhibition will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic career of five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Donna Summer. This will be the first exhibition highlighting the career of the legendary “Queen of Disco.”
“Donna Summer galvanized a diverse group of music fans and she was able to give credibility to a genre of music that had many skeptics,” said GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli. “We are honored to tell her story and help demonstrate why Donna Summer is not only the undisputed ‘Queen of Disco,’” but also one of the most successful female artists of all time.”
On display through Spring 2015, the exhibit will feature:
Gowns and costumes designed by Summer;
Set designs sketches, also created by Summer;
Handwritten lyrics and notes;
Never-before-seen photographs spanning Summer’s entire career;
Several hand-painted pieces from Summer’s critically acclaimed Summer Fine Arts Collection;
I think she is underrated as a singer. "Queen of Disco" aside, there are very few who can match what she did on Bad Girls, and I think she deserves credit as an innovator, too, since nothing before 1977 sounds like "I Feel Love". Gone too soon.
When she and Giorgio Moroder recorded "I Feel Love" they basically created the blueprint for techno and today's dance music. Still influential to this day.
I'm sure her family will see that history proves it. Her legacy was well established years ago.
Pick a song from the poll or specify which one you like in a comment.
A lot of great selections. I chose "other" because she has so many others I love in addition to the ones above. "Spring Affair", "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", "On The Radio", "The Wanderer", "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)", "State of Independence", "Oh Billy Please", "Dinner With Gershwin", "All Systems Go", "Love's About To Change My Heart", "I Don't Wanna Get Hurt", "Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)" and "I Will Go With You (Con te partirò)" are a bunch of other favorites. It's hard to choose just one when Donna was undoubtedly one of the best female singers/vocalists in the world. She never got much praise for her work after disco died out.
I loved all her songs.
I don't like her 80's music, except for the PWL songs.
The best song is I Feel Love.
This Time and I Feel Love.
Donna Summer Fans Prepare For 10CD Box Set
Donna Summer is to be celebrated with the release of Donna, Vinyl and CD Box sets featuring seven albums with a host of compelling extras.
Released on Summer’s own Driven By The Music imprint through the Crimson record label on December 1, Donna features The Wanderer, Donna Summer, Cats Without Claws, All Systems Go, Another Place And Time, Mistaken Identity and I’m A Rainbow.
The release of the Donna box sets, will not only delight longtime Donna Summer fans, as well as the generation that’s grown up learning about her indelible mark on contemporary music, but will honor the career of the late and great Ms Summer, whose daring sense of musical adventure married the cool with the commercial to brilliant effect during 35 years of creativity.
Donna Summer - J'taime Moi Non Plus
I found a used copy of TGIF the other day for 3$(!)
Donna Summer roller disco returning to City Hall Plaza
Strap on your roller skates and get ready for some disco dancing, because for the second straight year there will be a celebration at City Hall Plaza in honor of the late Donna Summer, the legendary Boston-born disco diva.
On Friday, June 19, the “The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco” will again commemorate the life of the singer, whose tunes will flow from outdoor speakers as participants take to eight wheels and get their groove on.
Summer, a five-time Grammy winner, died in 2012 at the age of 63. She is considered one of the city’s most successful performers, and went on to sell millions of records worldwide during her career.
That sounds like fun.
Attended a Memorial Tea Dance at Hunter's in Wilton Manors last Sunday to celebrate the anniversary of her passing. It was great to hear all her classics in a club environment.
Dim All the Lights for Donna Summer: My Personal Memories of One of the All-Time Great Singers
May 17 marks three years since Donna Summer died unexpectedly, having kept her illness a secret to even those she regarded as close friends. Though her passing was widely reported at the time, the coverage was limited in scope, as so much of it boxed in one of our most virtuosic vocalists as the "Queen of Disco," essentially burying her with a mirrored ball tied to her feet (which she would have loathed).
I was troubled that so many of the obituaries were dry, fact-based lists of her accomplishments, wholly lacking in heart, failing to convey the true measure of her spirit or cultural impact. I knew Donna and worked with her over the years. On this anniversary, I want to share my feelings about her in a way that more vividly and emotionally reflects her legacy.
Donna Summer - Wasted (Andy's Remix)
R.I.P. December 31, 1948 - May 17, 2012