Larry Levan was the man that made NYC and the rest of the world move. He was the legendary mix master at The Paradise Garage, also known as The Garage to those of us who had the opportunity to dance there until the sun came up.
Salsoul. West End.
Tanaa Gardner, Gwen Guthrie, The NYC Peech Boys, Instant Funk, Jocelyn Brown, Edna Holt, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Billy Nichols, Class Action, Inner Life, Strikers, Loleatta Holloway, to name a few.
If you don’t have a Larry Levan remix compilation on your ipod you need to get downloading because you have a big hole in your music collection.
Every year since his death in 1992, the faithful have celebrated Larry’s birthday. This year marked the 35th anniversary of The Garage and will mark Larry’s 58th birthday celebration. In commemoration of the man and the institution, here is a recent NPR interview by those who knew him and video of Larry in action.