Friday, November 14, 2008

Old School Fridays - Songs From The Year Of My Birth

First of all Happy Birthday to Ms. Marvalus from "Marvalus View", Regina from "Regina's Family Seasons" and of course Malcolm from "Pop Culture Dish". Hey people, it's your birthday. We gonna party like it's your birthday. We gon' drink Barcardi like it's your birthday...I digress! Picking songs from my birth year is giving it all away, but what the hell! 1956 was a very good year for music, in fact it is one of the most definitive years in Rock and Roll! I chose three songs that can be heard on the player below: Laverne Baker's "Jim Dandy", Little Willie John's Fever and Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-A-Lula".

This meme was developed by Marvalus View and Ms. Grapevine. The rules are simple:

1. Anyone can participate; any music genre
2. Old School is defined as music created before 1999
3. No offensive words allowed, please use edited radio version
4. Post a video of your favorite Old School song to take us back down memory lane
5. Add your name to the meme list so that others can check you out
6. Have fun & don't forget to leave comments for other participants

If you want to join in on the fun, click here.

14 comments:

Revvy Rev said...

See, most people are going to miss this good stuff! You and I are part of an exclusive club. Happy OSF and have a great weekend.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

I have to say that this is the first time I have heard the song Jim Dandy(?)

Sorry, I heard what she said but didn't remeber how to spell it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tha Connoisseur said...

WICKED! You took us back today! I wanted to get up, get myself a poodle skirt and bop away. I have never heard the song before, but I love it! She has such an aggressive voice.

Happy OSF!

Regina said...

Great choice! I remember the song but Had never seen her, she was very pretty. Her voice and looks didn't quite match!

Regina said...

By the way thanks for the beautiful birthday shout out!!

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

fantastic choice, i too, have heard the song, but never actually seen who sang it, gr8 song

have a gr8 weekend

MrsGrapevine said...

What you know about this song, I may be younger, but I have an old soul. So Sparkle is my favorite movie of all time, and in the movie they go to a concert series, and guess what song was playing, Jim Dandy

This is one of my favorites, it make me want to get up and juke.

Great Choice!!!

clnmike said...

Great choices, I got to look those up, Happy OSF.

MsMarvalus said...

That's where I remember that song from...SPARKLE! You would think it would immediately pop into my mind because it's my favorite movie...but I'm sitting here like, "Where have I heard that before?"

How do you get three songs in one player? I need to research that...

Great picks...and thanks for the birthday shout-out!

SjP said...

Hey Revvy Rev - I'm in that exclusive club too! Great picks! The 50s the Good Old Days where the music is really Old School!

Hagar's Daughter said...

I know the entire lyric to this song since I was a kid - lol!

I'm posting a day late since I was on vacation, but thought it would be only "fair" that I, too, tell my age. I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but...

Hey Shae! said...

I've heard of the song, but never heard it sang. Great voice.

Malcolm said...

Thanks for the birthday shout out! Wow, I thought "Fever" was a Peggy Lee song! Just kidding. "Be-Bop-A-Lula" is one of my faves from the early days of rock and roll.

Candy Minx said...

Love it! Fun!

And happy birthday to Malcom and MsMarvelous!