Dave Pearce's Disco Anthems

Dave Pearce presents a six-part guide to the last 30 years of disco culture, from stone cold classics to hidden gems.

Dave, whose first ever gig experience was seeing Sylvester play at Hammersmith Apollo, has long been a fan of disco and credits it as a catalyst for his own role in UK dance music.

This is his essential, alphabetical guide to disco tunes.

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01A To D20090706

Dave Pearce presents a six-part guide to the last 30 years of disco culture, from stone cold classics to hidden gems.

Dave, whose first ever gig experience was seeing Sylvester play at Hammersmith Apollo, has long been a fan of disco and credits it as a catalyst for his own role in UK dance music.

This is his essential, alphabetical guide to disco tunes.

In the first programme Dave looks at letters A to D, with classic tunes from The Bees Gees, Chic and Hamilton Bohannon.

He also plays the record widely regarded as the first disco tune ever made; Soul Makossa by Manu Debango.

Dave Pearce looks at disco anthems beginning with letters A to D.

02E To I20090713

In the second programme of the series, Dave looks at letters E to I of the alphabet, playing big records from Gloria Gaynor and Earth Wind and Fire, alongside some less known hits from Frantique and Gary's Gang.

03J To N20090720

This week he focuses on the letters J to N, playing big tunes by KC and the Sunshine Band and McFadden and Whitehead, as well as digging in the crates to find lost gems by Poussez and Evelyn 'Champagne' King.

No disco alphabet would also be complete without celebrating the letter J and the first family of Disco: The Jacksons.

Dave Pearce presents a show on 6 Music every Sunday at 8.00pm.

Dave Pearce presents disco anthems from the past 30 years connected to the letters J to N.

04O To R20090727

The week, it's the turn of letters O to R, as Dave plays tunes from The O Jays, Vicki Sue Robinson and Rose Royce and talks about the impact they made on the disco world, and how they influenced modern dance music.

05S To V20090803

In the penultimate edition of Disco Anthems, Dave Pearce reaches the letters S to V in his alphabet of disco classics.

Alongside essential disco tunes from Sister Sledge, Sylvester and The Trammps, David digs deep into his record collection to find some other forgotten classics which have influenced modern dance music, including legendary producer Norman Whitfield's tune You + Me = Love, recorded by The Undisputed Truth in 1979.

Dave Pearce presents disco hits associated with the letters S to V.

06 LASTLetters W To Z20090810

Dave Pearce presents the last in his series of Disco Anthems, celebrating disco culture and its influence on modern day dance music.

In the final show, Dave takes a look at letters W to Z of the disco alphabet, playing classic tracks from Anita Ward and the Michael Zager Band, plus personal favourites from LaX and a young Narada Michael Walden.

With tracks from Anita Ward and the Michael Zager Band.