Friday, June 12, 2009

Old School Friday - All In The Family

Staying away from the Jackson, I am going with Gladys Knight and the Pips. The group consisted of Gladys, her brother Merald (AKA Bubba) and their cousins William Guest and Edward Patton.

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

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Hey Shae! said...

Oooh, Gladys is so fabulous I forget that she's related to the Pips. They just seemed like some hired singers. LOL

Good choice!

Vérité Parlant said...

Yes, people forget they're cousins. :-) Happy OSF! Can't go wrong with Gladys.

Regina said...

Great pick! A timeless and classic voice (that totally out shone her "cousins")!

PopArtDiva said...

I had no idea that the Pips were related to Gladys - imagine after all these years not knowing that!

Thanks! I interpreted the theme to mean actual family and went with a song, Heart and Soul - A musical family thread for over 40 years.

Anonymous said...

LOL at Shae and hired singers! But excellent choice. I would love to see her in concert.

Hagar's Daughter said...

I forgot about this musical "family." Great choice.

sabrina said...

I didn't know they were related! Good one!

Revvy Rev said...

See. Gladys and Bubba. They were baad. Still are. Love this pick.

Villager said...

Happy OSF! Ourstanding selection! The Pips truly benefited from having such a talented sister/cousin!

I invite your blog readers to 'keep it in the family' with the sitcom family from Good Times. Can you say Dy...No....Mite!

peace, Villager

Marvalus said...

You know I love Ms. Gladys AND the Pips!


X. Dell said...

Being as I am from Cincy, I think I might have picked the Isley Brothers. But Gladys and the Pips work for me too.

BTW, did you ever see the episode of The Richard Pryor Show where the Pips performed without Gladys Knight?

Candy Minx said...

Wow, all this time I had no idea they were an actual family of relatives! Thanks!

Malcolm said...

I was on You Tube within the last month and watched this clip. I can't remember what led me to it... you know how it is with You Tube. I don't know if I told you before, but when it comes to my favorite version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", the one by Gladys Knight and the Pips is neck and neck with the Temptations' rendition.