Two-Hour Disco Inferno Set to Blaze Popular ‘Unsung’ Series

Posted February 19, 2013 by J Matthew Cobb in News

Burn, baby burn: two-hour disco special set to air February 20

On February 20, TVOne’s Unsung plans to air a two-hour documentary devoted to the legacy and the unsung story of disco music.

The special will feature live interviews with some of disco’s greatest contributors including Nile Rodgers of Chic, Gloria Gaynor, Harry Wayne Casey (KC & the Sunshine Band), Thelma Houston, Anita Ward, Victor Willis (Village People) and MFSB drummer Earl Young. The show’s narration will be handled by Gary Anthony Williams.

Victor Willis, who has been taken a relatively low profile in the press lately, recently spoke about his involvement with the popular black doc series. “I’m ready to start making television and concert appearances again and [Unsung] is a great beginning,” he told WENN.

Premiered in the fall of 2008, Unsung uncovers the true life stories behind once well-known r&b, soul and hip-hop artists who once dominated on the music hits but fell into some obscurity due to individual crisis or the depreciation in an evolving contemporary society. The series, already in its fourth season, has already profiled the lives of Mary Wells, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman, Midnight Star, the O’Jays, Tammi Terrell, Stacy Lattisaw, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, the Spinners, Sylvester, Minnie Riperton, Teddy Pendergrass, Melba Moore, Shalamar, Lou Rawls and Evelyn Champagne King.

The special airs at 9 p.m. (EST)




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