Video of the Day: 'Don't Leave Me This Way'

On today's show, Farai spoke with famed disco diva Thelma Houston about her career ups and downs. [Check back at 4PM ET for a link to the interview.]

For most of the 1970s, Houston struggled to find her place on the Motown label. But in 1977, she won a Grammy for the single "Don't Leave Me this Way."

Today's clip is of Houston performing the song on an overseas '70s TV show, care of VH1 Classic.

What are your cherished disco-era memories?



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My top three cherished disco-era memories have to be first, the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever. I paused to watch a re-run of the movie a week ago just to hear the songs and watch the dance moves. The second has to be anything with KC and the Sunshine Band. Third has to be the every woman's anthem, Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive."

Sent by Moji | 10:36 AM | 8-23-2007

I hated, Disco music when i first heard it. At the time, it had a Euro- tech inluence, & I just could not get into It. To bland, to robotic, & repetitive, for my taste., Than I heard a new sound, it was called "Disco Inferno", by the Tramps; I was in Disco Heaven ! It had all the elements that was lacking from the earlier disco sound, mainly SOUL ! The rest was history & i was hooked !

Sent by Robert H. | 7:42 PM | 8-28-2007