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The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents The Uncle Earl Radio Jukebox Hour Featuring Ms. Cynthia Manley!

Music Artist: One Of The “1st Ladies Of Disco” Ms. Cynthia Manley – Former Lead Singer Of The Boys Town Gang


In July, of 2013, Cynthia Manley released her most recent dance record. A cover of the classic tune, CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU. With Paul Goodyear producing, she has another record garnering attention from dance floors and radio waves around the world. 2013 also found Cynthia nominated for 2 EOTM awards, BEST DANCE RECORD and BEST DANCE ARTIST. This, on the steps of the book, FIRST LADIES OF DISCO, released in June, in which Cynthia has a chapter, have added up to a busy year for a woman who has been staying busy in the music industry for 35 years.

In 1987, Cynthia joined Voss Records and the Flamingo Orchestra band, on a Tito Jackson production of STAND. This song, charted on Billboard’s Hot 100 pop chart and the video was played around the world on VH1.

By 1990, the digital age was upon us and Cynthia anticipated the trend of “Do It Yourself” CD’s. She wrote and produced four CD’s, including a Christmas CD. Among these compositions, four songs were placed in movies and added to her resume.

In 1981, Cynthia Manley hit the American dance music community like a lightning bolt. With the support of Bill Motley’s productions, Moby Dick Record’s ground breaking marketing concepts , and surrounded by the Boys Town Gang, she helped to re-vitalize a whole genre of music. This team warranted Cynthia 4 top 10 dance records including the #1 classic hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, between 1981 and 1986, until Bill Motley passed.

“Everybody Dance”, caught the attention of Scott Kessler who produced a video to this song, Cynthia had composed with a talented team, united by Christian deWalden, in 2004, in Fiugi, Italy. They wrote 10 songs in 10 days, and produced 4. The song caught the ear of the M.S. for the movie HEELS. In early 2010, that deal was sealed.

She went theatrical when she played Janis Joplan in a one woman play, filled with songs throughout. This project, with Will Manus, was a critical and financial success.

As a back ground singer, Cynthia is the “contractor” (she assembles the teams) for the BABES OF BLUES. In this capacity, she has added her voice to 15 internationally recognized, and honored, blues records (details on website)

In April of 2009, Cynthia met producer Jamie Lewis, while performing in Zurich, Switzerland. They “clicked” and decided to write and produce a record together. She went back to Switzerland in September 2009 when they recorded the master. Their composition “GIVE” is an uplifting, inspiring dance song, reflecting the knowledge and experience of this gifted team. GIVE was released on PURPLE MUSIC in April of 2010. In June of 2011, this team released their next creation, SUNSHINE HOTEL. This record garnered them lots of attention and chart action, including gold medal skater, Ryan Wilcox, skating/performing to their record, in competitions worldwide !

Cynthia has supported an exciting life as an entertainer since she was 17. She has performed in a variety of venues such as: “5 star” hotels in foreign lands like Muscat, Oman and Beijing, China. She was thrilled to do military tours, in the war zones of Baghdad, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. She’s performed arenas on 2 tours of Japan, 7 European tours, and 3 tours of Brazil. When she isn’t touring, Cynthia performs in bars in the Greater Southern California area, where she works with her band. You can count on Cynthia to give 100% and she has always proclaimed that the “live” performances are why she’s in the business!

One thing is sure, Cynthia will NEVER QUIT. She is a tireless force of nature. Her live performances glow with the love she feels for people and her art form. If you want to be entertained, find Cynthia somewhere in the world, spreading her own brand of love, and ENJOY!

This Coming MONDAY for our Popcat Mondays Underground Studio 54 Dance Party!

Scheduled To Appear: Cynthia Manley, Sire James, Brian Benson, Uncle Earl, Tanya Alexander, Robert Dodd, Walter, Taboyoyong and a few surprises ……….

RAGE Nightclub……….8911 Santa Monica Blvd…..Corner of San Vicente…..West Hollywood…..CA…..90069…..Tel. 310 652 7055


Broadcast # 226

Air Date: 5/17/14

Duration: 1:01:56

The Ultimate Underground Experience Presents “A Taste Of DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD With Uncle Earl!”

Musical Artists:   Mariah Carey ft. Rich Homie Quan, K-Klass ft. Bobbi (Seal De Green Remix), Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Talk In Code, Derek Minor, Project Preatorian!



Interviews: Q4 Media, Christy Joy/ Actress, Jani Penttinen/Transfluent, Carri Bugbee/Social TV & Media Blogger, Vanessa Athens/Artist & Summit Team, Mike Skvarla/Filmmaker, Rod Weible/Grand Island Productions, Greg Galloway/iFlix TV!


Uncle Earl was invited to join this bi-annual Summit for the 4th year by Mr. Victor Harwood & his incredible team……


Come on down to RAGE Nightclub in West Hollywood to really get the FEELING with 1/2 price DRINKS All Night & NO COVER!!!!!




Party begins at 7PM     &     Show begins at 9PM



Grab Your Best Disco Outfit And Do The Hustle Over To The FUNFEST!!!!!



GUEST Appearances – Next Week – Monday, May 19th!










RAGE Is Located At 8911 Santa Monica Blvd at the corner of San Vicente in West Hollywood, CA. 90069 Tel. 310-652-7055



We are there every MONDAY…..Happy Hour begins at 7pm……Show begins at 9pm…….Party til 2am!



Your Hosts For The Evening – Darin Sanone & Uncle Earl………MEOWWWW :O))

Special Thanks:  Music Xray, KLED Live FM, KLEO-TV, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, RAGE Nightclub!

Air Date:   5/15/14 


Broadcast # 225


Duration: 1:00:20

THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE Presents  MR.. JAMES ARENA & “The First Ladies of Disco”- the BOOK

James AD

Alright Ladies & Gentlemen…..Get Ready For A Retro Trip Back In Time While Moving Forward!



James & I will guide you carefully through this journey….AND there will be a surprise call from one of these amazing women….hmmmmm :O))



I May Have Included a Few Extra Ladies But We Are All Family……RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!



Musical Artists Include: Anita Ward, Evelyn Thomas, Hazell Dean, Suzi Lane, Chic feat. Norma Jean Wright, Andrea True Connection, Miquel Brown, Linda Clifford, Jeanie Tracy, Audrey Landers, Madleen Kane, Patti Brooks, First Choice feat. Rochelle Fleming, Michael Zager! 



James is a Native New Yorker/Author of FRIGHT NIGHT ON CHANNEL 9 (published 2011) which is anextensive study of New York’s WOR-TV horror film programming. He has worked 19 years for the  direct marketing division ofBertelsmann (BMG Direct/Columbia House -now owned by Direct Brands, Inc.) and is Editor of THE STREET, a music magazine published by the eastcoast Record World retail chain.

“The First Ladies of Disco ”

This one-of-a-kind book features interviews with 32 iconic female vocalists of the disco era from Claudja Barry to Gloria Gaynor to Martha Wash and both incarnations of The Ritchie Family! A fascinating discussion of that great time when great dance music dominated the airwaves and clubs! The book will focus on their recording accomplishments, career highlights, reminiscences and the maturing philosophies of the women who kept a generation moving to a high energy beat! In addition, numerous famous industry pros including the Village People’s Felipe Rose, remixer Tom Moulton and British dance diva Hazell Dean offer commentary! This is the ONLY book of its kind! Releases late Spring 2013. Available now to pre-order on Amazon.

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OUT NOW!!! A #1 selection on Amazon’s Hot & New chart, this book now features 32 original female disco stars in original interviews! 


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Air Date:  7/1/13

Broadcast # 184

Duration: 1:00:15