Disco Nights at the Cabrini Green Summer Fest, 1979

Jamming  and juggling on a warm summer’s afternoon in the days when Jane Byrne was mayor… and Disco was king.  Two years later, Jane Byrne moved into Cabrini Green in part as a publicity stunt.

Below, a bit more footage: an unnamed local group can be heard (but not seen) performing a version of Teddy Pendergrass’ “Come Go With Me”. The bottom clip features an assortment of kids with their face painted getting in line for what looks like shaved ice; and at about 50 seconds in, another group singing a version of the Doobie Brothers cut “Minute by Minute”.  (NOTE: the video above is labeled as having occurred in 1977, but the song playing in the background came out in 1979, so I adjusted it here). This video was posted to youtube by John Boguta. Jive on!

Below, more jamming, more good times…

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About ayanacontreras

i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

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