Friday, March 13, 2009

Old School Friday- Childhood Singers

Wow, what a week, I can't believe it is almost the end of the month. I am on the West Coast so I know most have already gone to bed while I am writing this, but you guys know I love my "Old School Friday." Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday. To join in the Old School Friday Fun go Here for guidelines.

First person that came to mind (of course it involves Reggae..lol)...was Bob Marley's children. Ziggy and the Melody Makers (which comprised of most of Bob's kids from Rita Marley), formed this group in the early 80's. This song was a very successful song for them in 1988.





I am dating myself. I use to love to watch the TED MACK HOUR. This was back in the 1960's. This show was the original "American Idol." I tracked down the rare footage of Irene Cara. It was interesting that because she "looked" Hispanic they played up that part of her heritage and didn't mention her African American roots. Ted Mack was one of the few television personalities that allowed blacks to perform on his show.



I am not to much a fan of this artist but no denying the quality and strength of her voice even at 7 years old. This is Christina Aguilera. Very mature sound



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Electronic Village - Fresh And Fab - Danielle - Kim

- Ms Grapevine -Quick -Marcus LANGFORD

- Cassandra - Kevin -Mahogany -Hagar's Daughter - Lisa C

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-Marvalus One - Regina - Clnmike - Vivrant Thing

-AJ - Sharon - - Invisible Woman

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- From the Battlefield
- Thembi - D Spot - Malcolm -

6 comments:

Hey Shae! said...
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Hey Shae! said...

Ooooh Irene Cara. Wonderful choice. I thought about Christine Aguilera too, but thought she was too new. Nice choice though. Love her voice.

(Sorry for the repost, Blogger was acting crazy on me..)

Vérité Parlant said...

Bob Marley's children, including Ziggy, sweet! That Irene Cara clip is great. I forgot about her. And Christina is part of my daughter's generation of stars. I knew she was on Disney at an early age, but I had no idea she was wailing that well at 7. Great choices.

MrsGrapevine said...

I didn't know Irene Cara was singing at such a young age, I know she played a 15 year old in Sparkle, but I also know she wasn't 15...

I forgot about Christina and the whole Mouseketeers (Britney, Jessica, and Justin) of today...

MrsGrapevine said...

Reggae is popular today...

Marvalus said...

I am always amazed when I see Christina sing when she's younger...wow!

Great choices!