The song “Big Fun” has been recorded by a number of groups, including Kool and the Gang and Inner City, but my favourite by far is this one by The Gap Band. It reached no. 4 in the UK charts in January 1987. Like many of my choices, it’s a bit quirky, but most of all soulful and funky. Also, the words “No more work, just a lot of play… having big fun, under the sun” very neatly describe my retirement!
Hope you all have big fun this week! 😀
We have another classic from 1979 this week from McFadden and Whitehead. What more can I say? Have a great week. 😊
This week we’re back on the dance theme with Funky Town by Lipps Inc. It’s one of those songs you hear being played somewhere but cannot recall the group. Though that’s perhaps not surprising as even I was amazed to read that it was released in 1979. I defy you not to tap your foot or move something to the catchy beat…
Getting back into the dance groove, today we have a classic from the early 90’s by Zambian-born Zimbabwean singer, Rozalla. I’m not sure why, but this ‘Official Music Video’ seems to be a little out of sync (at least it was for me). It still sounds very good though!! 😁
We’ve just passed the half way stage of my play list and what better title to kick off the second half than Lost in Music by Sister Sledge. Another classic from 1979.
Ok – so, who missed my music Monday last week? Answer: Mike
Well, I’ve been away you see, in a distant, northern land (or 2) and I may well share some photos with you when I get them sorted… In the meantime, let’s get back up to date with perhaps THE most famous disco record (not to mention film) ever, followed by a softer, more melodic, number from the Rolling Stones – with Mick Jagger at his best!
1966 was a memorable year for many things, most notably for me, apart from my 12th birthday, was a certain World Cup final. ⚽ It was also the year that this song was released by the Elgins. Wind forward 6 (or was it 5? 😉) years and whenever my older brother and I would go down to the local Bailey’s night club in Hull, this song was almost always playing as we walked in. Whenever I hear it, I’m transported back to that circular dance floor and the coloured flashing lights!
It was only by chance that I found this video which begins with the white rose emblem of my beloved home county. 😁
We continue the ‘dancing group’ theme again this week, with one of my all-time favourite songs by the Whispers. Released in 1979, it’s a disco classic. 😊