Many people associate disco with the 1970s and early 1980s, but this style of music has roots deep in African American culture, namely funk, R&B, and Soul. The Queen of Disco was Donna Summer.
She had many hits during her career including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Last Dance” (with Giorgio Moroder), “I Feel Love,” and more! Her biggest hit was “Love to Love You Baby” which was not released immediately.
Producers were concerned about the risque nature of the song that might cause a backlash or even a ban on playing it. The producers allowed discotheques to play the record, including Leviticus and Justine’s.
So it immediately became a huge hit in the clubs. Patrons called the radio stations demanding that they play it. That’s when the record company had enough confidence to release the record. Ms. Summer herself was also concerned.