Rewind: That ’70s Party

Chicagoans throw down on the South Side, funk decade style.

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Back in the mid 70s, area dude Michael Abramson and his mustache (above) spent the evening hours photographing clubs and lounges in Chicago's South Side.
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Around 35 years later, those pics are finally getting their due in the form of a newly-released book, Light: On the South Side. NBC hosted a book release party Tuesday at the Parkway Ballroom -- not far from Abramson's old haunts. Of course, we invited him to mingle. He's shed his 'stache, but not his style.
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And we invited a couple hundred of our friends to come and join the party as well, period attire required. These are the pics.
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Trevian Kutti, owner of G'bani boutique, ignores the advances of an admirer.
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Midwest Gap's Carl West points the way to the dance floor.
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Because when you wrap yourself in reflective gold rubberized vinyl, you can sit any damn way you please.
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Hairstylist and motivational speaker Katrina Grant. Consider us motivated.
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National City Bank's Patrick McGee, lampin.
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Media maven April Lawson.
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Looks like long legs are in season.
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Waiting on a friend ...
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Jeff Baraka, aka rapper O Type Star.
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V103's Herb Kent lounges with a lady friend.
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Biz 3's Gus Menary, right, hangs with Ward Kinkade near the bar.
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NBC Chicago's Marcus Riley and LeeAnn Trotter, finance consultant Samir Yajnik and writer/film director Ytasha Womack.
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Cliff Rome, owner of the Parkway Ballroom.
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Comedian Damon Williams and friend.
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Cliff Rome, owner of the Parkway Ballroom, and Summer Powell.
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This is Chicago, you've got to have a Soul Train line!
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Marion Brooks will air a special segment about the book Sunday on "The Talk," 7:30 a.m. on NBC 5 Chicago.
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How low can you go?
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NBC's Deborah Brown is feelin' it.
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Jada Russell, High Style Marketing
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Smoke break time for Gen Art's Marcia Callaghan.
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Workin' it out on the dance floor.
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Click here to see some of the original photos from Michael Abramson's book, Light: On the South Side.
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