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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Harris Narrator: Larry Harris Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Now it can be told! The true, behind-the-scenes story of Casablanca Records, from an eyewitness to the excess and insanity. Casablanca was not a product of the 1970s, it was the 1970s. From 1974 to 1980, the landscape of American culture was a banquet of hedonism and self-indulgence, and no person or company in that era was more emblematic of the times than Casablanca Records and its magnetic founder, Neil Bogart. From his daring first signing of Kiss, through the discovery and superstardom of Donna Summer, the Village People, and funk master George Clinton and his circus of freaks—Parliament Funkadelic—to the descent into the manic world of disco, this book charts Bogart’s meteoric success and eventual collapse under the weight of uncontrolled ego and hype. It is a compelling tale of ambition, greed, excess, and some of the era’s biggest music acts.

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  • “Home to Kiss, Donna Summer, and the Village People, Casablanca was the quintessential 1970s record label, run by hype-crazed promo men who believed the best way to make money was to spend mountains of it. Former Casablanca VP Harris tells jaw-dropping tales of chart manipulation, desks piled with drugs…label execs throwing Frisbees out office windows at hookers, and Rodney Dangerfield, who was signed to the label, carrying a Noxzema jar of cocaine.”

    Rolling Stone

  • “A delightful new memoir pulls back the veil on an almost-forgotten era…[Harris] relates each story with a refreshing humility, often sharing the recall of his own overwhelmed surprise…And Party Every Day is not just an insider account of a major portion of American rock ’n’ roll history—it’s a work of cultural anthropology.”


  • “The book contains detailed evidence of the chaotic manipulation of the music charts in the wild days before computer scanning. This fell mostly under Harris’ purview, and he offers fascinating insight on what these legendary ‘promo men’ did back in the day.”

    LA Weekly

  • “Always entertaining and frequently jaw-dropping…Anyone open to finding out what the disco era at Casablanca was really like will love this.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angie Barthel | 6/22/2012

    " A fun and honest behind the scenes look at the underbelly of the music industry in the 70's - highly recommend especially for fans of KISS, Donna Summer, The Village People and George Clinton. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike | 3/22/2012

    " A good look into how shady the music industry was in the 1970's. Casablanca Records was the the label that helped make Disco popular and also was responsible for the recording career of KISS. Lots of drugs and payoffs to radio and other record company types. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer Biggs | 3/9/2012

    " I loved it!!! It was a great look into the record company worlds of the 70's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hillery | 2/17/2012

    " Insider account of one of the wildest record labels of the 70s, written by one of the founders. Home to KISS and Donna Summer, among others, the label lived up to all the excess of that era. Interesting read for anyone into music history of that time. "

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