Lysa D.’s KOOL Kollective – 5/17/12
I’m still at a loss for words and those who know me know I love to talk! But losing the great “Queen Of Disco,” Donna Summer, is still hard to believe. Although many remember her for many hits and contributions of the 70’s and 80’s, she was still achieving success and making music decades after.
In the 90’s, she released two separate greatest hits albums, including The Best Of Donna Summer (1990) and The Donna Summer Anthology (1993, Polygram Records). A year later, her latest album was a contribution to the holidays titled, Christmas Spirit, which had a gospel influence and featured renditions and some original tracks.
During the Millenium, Ms. Summer and her hit, “I Feel Love” made history by being inducted into the Dance Music Hall Of Fame in 2004.
She was only 63 when she passed away from lung cancer, which she reports of blaming the inhalation of toxic dust from the 9/11 attacks…
On a fun note, I’d like to share a fun song she teamed up with young artists, Musical Youth. “Unconditional Love” was the second single she released in 1983 that only made it to #43 on the Billboard Hot 100. Today’s KOOL Kollective is “Unconditional Love”… We’ll miss you, Donna!!! xoxo