Cafe 'center' it was a different world compare to everyday in communist Poland of early ‘70. Customers were: cinkciarstwo (illegal money exchange for profit), expensive whores, rich vegetable traders, private businesses, foreign tourists, and as always and everywhere present undercover / SB political secret Police agents. The restaurant was small, low, and I remember that it was very crowded and hot, a lot of sweat in the air mixed with exquisite perfume sexy ladies dancing and sweating less exquisite scents and horny (the previously mentioned ladies and expensive whores) men.
Event organizer was Andrew Boguslawski from Katowice - after studying piano musician and owner of a special communist administration permit - issued to him for a big bribe (as he drunk - confessed to me in very secret) to organize clubs - issued by the then so-called max corrupt Department of Culture - the City of Katowice. One day person named Czeslaw Gazda found me there in the city Vistula cafe 'center'. He was well earned dough and stuffed with WIA manager (Regional Agency for Artistic Events in Katowice) - former manager know and love when bands ‘Blue & Black’ and ‘ABC’.
Gazda talked me into opening and spin disco 'melody' in Katowice, the main street of name – ‘3rd of May’, on the premises of a converted pre-war cinema into resteurant and pub after the war. 'Melody' was at that time totally collapsing dancing-dive for local crap alcoholics.
The beginning of my play in the 'Melody' - the early spring of 1974 were tragically-funny. Well, come to my clubs (like the momentum) people out there who are always / already visited the village-wedding crap dancing. I was playing for them and a terrible shock torture. They could not come to terms with the fact that in a very short period of time it will cease to be their premises. They went to me, protested, they threatened, they tried to hit me, and sitting (in this context, and for the occasion) near my console permanently big bouncer / bodyguard - average hourly tripping of a dancing-crap who harrassed deejay out the door - the street.
After a month of playing everyday, such burdensome "stylistic reform" 'melody' began to visit the youth. They understood perfectly what's going on in this new form of entertainment that the early '70s was a disco. I owned a lot of great Soul and R & B singles in the U.S., which were not uncommon, and they did a great impression on my disco socialites. I remember the singles - indeed hold some today as a special souvenir:
Kool & Gang - jungle boogie
War - cisco kid
Stories - Brother louie ...
Even if we played hard blues-rock hits such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Sugraloaf, Joe Cocker, Santana, Cream, Iron Butterfly, Pink Floyd, Vanilla Fudge, etc. - alternating with pop hits: Suzi Quarto, Slade, T. Rex, Creadence Clearwater Revival, Doobie Brothers, Gilbert O'Sulivan, Leo Sayer, Mungo Jerry, Paper Lace, Smokie, Sweet, Steppenwolf, Ram Jam, etc.
I did it so cool (for its time) show a number, something that others do not deejay because either they could not or were lazy, or whatever else. But first things first ... new in the early '70s disco - flash
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