PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Seth Rudetsky, Mary Testa and Cast of Off-Broadway's Disaster! Pick Their Favorite 70s Songs

By Michael Gioia
06 Nov 2013

Michele Ragusa: "Boogie Wonderland" (Earth, Wind and Fire). I can so clearly recall being given a second-hand, 8-track tape player, and it included two tapes: "The Wiz" and "Best of Earth, Wind and Fire" (very telling about me, isn't it?). It was the first time I ever heard this band, and I lost my mind!! I believe it was also the first time I heard the use of live horns in pop music. I actually love every song on that album, but since I had to pick one - it's this one.

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