7inch Sunday: chris e. pants – Doggy Style


7inch Sunday is a segment devoted entirely to 7” vinyl and the all-encompassing experience surrounding it. Although most publications cover major releases, the vinyl single is often overlooked and given nothing more than a half-hearted nod of acknowledgement. This weekly feature is a hub for 7” reviews, exploring the B-sides and rarities of artists that may [...]

Donna Summer: Queen of Disco Dead at 63

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Donna Summer died this morning after a battle with cancer, reports TMZ. She was 63 years old. Summer’s publicist released the following statement: “Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith,” a family statement said. “While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating [...]

Jimmy Ellis, ‘Disco Inferno’ Singer, Dies at 74

Jimmy Ellis, frontman for the Trammps, is shown in the center of the group known for the 1970s song "Disco Inferno." The singer has died at age 74. The full band, from left to right, is Harold Wade, Earl Young, Jimmy Ellis, Stanley Wade and Robert Upchurch. (Atlantic Records)

Jimmy Ellis, the lead singer of The Trammps, the music group responsible for the 1970s anthem “Disco Inferno,” died in a Rock Hill, S.C. nursing home of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, his daughter told The New York Times. He was 74. Born in South Carolina, Ellis formed the Philadelphia rhythm and blues band the Trammps [...]