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Friday, June 21, 2013

Old School Friday - Happy Summer

Well according to the calendar today is OFFICIALLY the first day of summer (even though according to my thermostat TEXAS has been in "Summer Heat" for about 2 months now...) so to commemorate the day....
You guessed it! Songs with "SUMMER" in the title.
Summertime is synonymous with FUN & MUSIC so I hope the songs featured today inspires you and brings back good summertime memories!!

To kick things off... the quintessential 90's summertime song!

Summertime - The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff (I dare say this was the PINNACLE of his rap career!)

Summertime - Kenny Chesney

Summer Madness - Kool & The Gang (Ridin' music! The youngin's don't know NOTHING about this!)

Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers

Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft (Original)

Summer - WAR

Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone

Happy Summertime all!!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Old School Friday - ROCK & ROLL FRIDAY!

I woke up in a musical mood today! I do my Old School Friday post sporadically, in other words, whenever the mood hits me! So today I woke up in a ROCK & ROLL mood!  Yes ROCK & ROLL!! I do not understand why but hey whatever! Good music is Good music!
I was looking on the Internet and came across a few birthdays that I want to highlight...

Peter Yarrow (From Peter, Paul & Mary) was born May 31, 1938

Leaving On A Jet Plane - Peter, Paul, & Mary

Junior Campbell (From Marmalade) was born, May 31, 1947

 OB LA DI, OB LA DA - Marmalade

John Bonham (Drummer from Led Zeppelin) was born, May 31, 1948

Moby Dick - John Bonham

And for all you Old School Hip Hop heads!
Darryl "D" Matthews McDaniels (From Run DMC) was born, May 31, 1964

Run DMC & Aerosmith -Walk This Way! (CLASSIC!)


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Friday, March 29, 2013

Old School Friday - REAL R&B DIVAS!!

I was looking at some so called R&B singers of this era and I was getting frustratred so you KNOW what I did.....
I had to post some REAL R&B SONGSTRESSES!!!!!
Don't get mad younger generation... y'all just don't have what it takes! SORRY!

Say You Love Me - Patti Austin (1977)

I Got Love On My Mind - Natalie Cole (1978)

Inseparable - Natalie Cole (1978)

Lean On Me - Melba Moore (1975)

I'm On Your Side - Angela Bofill (1983)

Do You Still Love Me - Meli'sa Morgan (1985)

Pillow Talk - Sylvia (1973) Sylvia did in this ONE song what artists like Rihanna & Beyonce try to do in their entire career AND Sylvia did it FULLY CLOTHED! Y'all better recognize!!

Nothing but talent here! Okay! I'll stop here because I can go all night with this but you get my point!!!

Keep It Smooth!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Old School Friday - Are You Satisfied?

MY, MY, MY! It has been a long minute since I last posted an old school Friday post!  I was going through my Nancy Wilson and Marvin Gaye playlists this past week and they both do a rendition of one of my favorite songs so I figured I would post them!
Even though the song is the same they both add some something different and you come away with a different meaning and different feel from the two.  But no matter which version you prefer BOTH are FABULOUS!  I guess I should mention that there were a few other people who also did a version of this song but Nancy Wilson and Marvin Gaye are BY FAR my favorite versions.

Just To Keep You Satisfied - Marvin Gaye

Just To Keep You Satisfied - Nancy Wilson

Just to Keep You Satisfied - The Originals (Another AWESOME version)

Just To Keep You Satisfied - Howard Hewett (Hmmm, not one of my favorites...)

Love, and Kisses All!
Happy Friday!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Old School Friday "RIP Major Harris"

Well Friends, Friday is just about over and I have not posted in a while due to my work hours BUT I could not go to bed without acknowledging the passing of a Philadelphia Great.
I found out a little while ago that MAJOR HARRIS one of the powerhouse voices of the Delfonics. As well as a solo artist has died.  Major Harris born February 9, 1947 died today at the age of 65 from congestive heart and lung failure.
I was talking to a coworker today about how I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Old School music and those of you who have visited my Old School Music spot KNOW that I was raised on music, so I like to celebrate those who were instrumental in my musical journey. Growing up, the Delfonics were (and STILL are) one of my favorite groups, so I am shocked an appalled that the passing of Major Harris was barely mentioned.
So, Major! This post is for YOU!!
To learn more about Major Harris go HERE.  To read the news story about his passing go HERE.

A Hands Down Classic!! Sung by the Original!

Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris

I Believe In Love - Major Harris

Remember the HEY LOVE Cassettes back in the early 80's? YES INDEED I had a copy (Made a baby on that... but anyway...!)
Hey Love - Delfonics

RIP Major Harris! You contributions to the legacy of AWESOME MUSIC will NOT be forgotten!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Old School Friday - Love Unlimited

I was laying across the bed reading a book and listening to Pandora and a LOVE UNLIMITED song came on and I realized I have not done an OLD SCHOOL FRIDAY post in a while!  So I took a break from my book to do some Old School Friday video watching AND who better to focus on than LOVE UNLIMITED!  When I was younger, in my mind Glodean White was more famous for being the wife of Barry White and for having those extra-long, creepy, finger and toe nails then she was for singing.

But Glodean White was one third of the singing group Love Unlimited along with Linda James and Diane Taylor.  Glodean (James) White and Linda James were sisters and Diane Taylor was their cousin.  These ladies were also formerly backup singers for .....  you guessed it, the Maestro, Barry White!  Did you know that Barry White was born in Galveston, Texas??  Anyway, My favorite song by Love Unlimited is "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love" (video below!).

Barry & Glodean White

Walking In the Rain With The One I Love - Love Unlimited

Love's Theme - Barry White (The Maestro!) & Love Unlimited

It May Be Winter Outside - Love Unlimited

I Belong To You - Love Unlimited

Yes, We Finally Made It - Love Unlimited

Happy Old School Friday!!
Smooches All!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Old School Friday - Nona Hendryx

HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!!! I was trolling the internet and found out that tomorrow (8/18/12) is Nona Hendryx birthday!  You may know her from being one third of the hit group LaBelle from the 70's.  She also had a solo singing career. I was not a big fan of her solo music because she was too much of a Rocker girl for me but the talent is unmistakable!

In The Ghetto - Nona Hendryx

Why Should I Cry - Nona Hendryx

Can I Speak To You Before You Go To Hollywood - LaBelle

Lady Marmalade - LaBelle

Isn't It A Shame - LaBelle

You Turn Me On - LaBelle

Nightbird - LaBelle

Have an AWESOME Weekend All!!