* This is the video that prompted YouTube to terminate my channel of 99,500 subscribers nine hours after upload on August 29, 2019, thus ending a hard-working but non-paying “career” that technically began in March 2012. After nearly 8 years and over 670 videos OF ALL KINDS, my reward was to be ERASED. If there is any karma in this world, YouTube will one day also be erased.
“Dazz” was released by funk R&B group Brick in the fall of 1976, peaking on Cash Box at #5 during the last two weeks of January 1977. Although technically not a disco song, funky “Dazz” would become a popular dance hit with the disco crowd in 1977 and 1978. It also was a favorite to be found in the exotic dancing lounges and bars, often chosen by some of the girls to spotlight their acts. I got some of my ideas for opening my disc jockey playlists at the cocktail lounge where I began working in 1978 by paying notice to the selections the exotic dancers and their disk jockeys chose to play for background music. Brick would go on to have two more hit singles in 1978 and 1979: “Dusic” and “Dancing Man.” Their use of flute solos in their songs was also quite unique, although the instrument had already been in use by rock bands Jethro Tull and Focus. In any event, I’ll always have fond memories of “Dazz” for a number of reasons, the exotic dancing being one of the more memorable ones.