Vince Aletti  

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"One of the most spectacular discotheque records in recent months is a perfect example of the genre: Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa."--"Discotheque rock '72: Paaaaarty!" (1973) by Vince Aletti

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Vince Aletti (born 1945) is an American music journalist and photography critic.

He was the first person to write about disco in the piece called "Discotheque rock '72: Paaaaarty!" (1973) published in Rolling Stone. He wrote a weekly column about disco for the music trade magazine Record World (1974-1979) and reported about early clubs like David Mancuso's Loft for The Village Voice in the late 1970s and 1980s.

In the 1979 and 1980, Aletti also worked as the A&R man for Ray Caviano’s RFC Records. He was a senior editor at The Village Voice for nearly 20 years until leaving in early 2005.

These days, Vince Aletti reviews photography exhibitions for The New Yorker’s "Goings on About Town" section.

His writings have been anthologized in The Disco Files 1973-78: New York's Underground, Week by Week (2009).

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