Friday, November 14, 2008
Old School Friday- Songs For Your Birthyear
Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday and since I love my music I had to sign up to join! To join in the Old School Friday Fun go Here for guidelines.
Wow, y'all made me dig mon, for some songs. My birth year 1960 (and I ain't shame to say it cause damnit , I look good..lol) had some amazing artist.
One amazing song to come out of this era or rather timeline was Sam Cooke's , "Chain Gang."Same Cooke had 29 Top 40 hits in the U.S. between 1957 and 1965. Major hits like "You Send Me", A Change Is Gonna Come, "Chain Gang", "Wonderful World" and "Bring It on Home to Me" are some of his most popular songs.
1960 in Jamaica was the start of "new Sound" - Reggae! So this is right on time. One of the more popular songs at the time, combined this new sound reggae with the old time mento/ska sound. This piece was recorded in Studio One with the Folkes Brothers an Count Basie (what a classic duet).
This last selection was done by a very popular duo in the 1960's. This was actually one of their biggest hits. Brooke actually had two top 10 hit duets with Dinah Washington: "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" and "A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall In Love).
Please check out the other participants.
Electronic Village - Fresh And Fab - Danielle - Kim
-Beleiver 1964 - Cooper - SJP -Bria - BklynQueen 86 - Hey Shae -
- From the Battlefield - Thembi - D Spot - Malcolm -