ALL PRAISE HOUSE QUEEN BARBARA TUCKER!
THIS THURSDAY, SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN DANCE MUSIC WILL JOIN FORCES FOR AN UNMISSABLE EVENING OF SLAMMING SOUNDS TO CELEBRATE MISS BARBARA TUCKER, THE VOICE BEHIND SUCH MAGICAL HOUSE CLASSICS AS BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE<, GET LIFTED, EVERYBODY DANCE (THE HORN SONG), MOST PRECIOUS LOVE, DUTTY FUNK (WE CAN DO) AND HER LATEST SMASH, ONE DESIRE. HER SISTERS IN THE INDUSTRY ARE GONNA BE COVERING SOME OF HER HITS.
The early Wigstock festivals incorporated a lot of the rock acts who were regulars at the Pyramid Club, but since my own tastes are more dance-oriented, I started to work in more house artists into the line-up at a time (early 90's) when the sound of NYC was the dominant sound played on dance floors around the world, featuring the work of producers like Masters At Work Frankie Knuckles and that sexy David Morales. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE was a writing collaboration between Barbara and Masters At Work, and despite it's preachy overtones--you gotta give Barbara credit for working righteous lyrics like "evil mockery"--the song soared to the top of global dance charts and the diva's been going strong ever since. Show business is in her blood--her dad was a menber of the legendary singing group The Persuaders, and Barbara has done everything to tour as Deee-Lite's back-up singer, to a years-long residency in Ibiza each summer to more recently forming her own BStar record company.
I fist met Barbara when she agreed to perform at a WIgstock benefit at Club USA--very kindly agreed to, since she'd never performed at the festival before. But after Miss Thing electrified the crowd by wailing out the chant refrain DEEP DEEP INSIDE, DEEP DEEP DOWN INSIDE between preaching, doing the splits, and whipping her wig off, she became a regular at Wigstock for almost a decade. And personally, you've never met anyone sassier. I will be at this celebration will balls--I mean--bells on and I hope you will join me for the incredible line-up: Martha Wash, La India, Louie Vega, Tony Humphries and more. f you miss great soulful house and are sick of "progressive" pots and pans "music", this night will be the antidote. So bring your dancing shoes!
VIDEO FOR BARBARA'S BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE:
VIDEO FOR STAY TOGETHER:
EVERBODY DANCE (THE HORN SONG):
MOSt PRECIOUS LOVE (LIVE)--THAT VOICE IS GOLD! NOT ONE NOTE OFF, EVER!
I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!