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Friday, January 27, 2012

Old School Friday - Let's Get High!

IT'S FRIDAY and you don't have nothing to do so I'm gonna get you HIGH TONIGHT!!! (Said in my best "Smokey" from Friday voice)  I of course mean high on MUSIC because that is what Old School Friday is all about!

So since I am talking about a MUSIC HIGH today, what type of song gives YOU that euphoric feeling?

Of course when I think of the word HIGH this song immediately comes to mind...
Natural High - Bloodstone

Of course I could also go this route...
Higher Than This - Ledisi (Yes, I know this is not old school!)

Of course when others think of getting high and songs, this probably immediately comes to mind...
Mary Jane - Rick James

What gives you that musical high?


Friday, January 20, 2012

Old School Friday RIP Etta James

WOW!! This is my first Old School Friday post of 2012!  I watched 2 episodes of Unsung that I had on the DVR. One was Bobby Womack and the other was Atlantic Starr.  So my OSF post was going to be about them but then I woke up this morning to the news that Ms. Etta James had passed away, so I guess you know today is all about Ms. Etta!!  A legend is gone but her music will live on and on and on!
Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938 in Los Angeles, California.  The SIX TIME Grammy winner and music legend died on January 20, 2012 from leukemia.  Ms. James was also diagnosed with hepatitis C and dementia.  To read more on the INCOMPARABLE Ms. Etta James, read HERE and HERE.

So today's Old School Friday post is dedicated in loving memory to Ms. Etta James!

This first selection is my absolute favorite Etta James song!
I'd Rather Go Blind

A Sunday Kind Of Love


Nobody Loves You Like Me

And last but certainly not least.   The quintessential wedding song!
At Last

Rest In Peace Etta James

January 25, 1938 - January 20, 2012