Here I am dancing in my groovy platform shoes, Mr. EOS on the right in the black pants, giving me that damn, you fine, woman look.
I loved watching Soul Train (yes I did). My recollection was it was on Saturday mornings but even if that’s wrong, what I can’t forget is the smoooooooth voice of Don Cornelius, of you can bet your last money, it’s all gonna be a stone gas, honey! I’m Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul! fame! Until he killed himself with a gun. Oops. So much for peace.
Not to be confused with the Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose. Here Mr. EOS and I are again, on Soul Train, dancing to one of the Cornelius Brothers hits.
So, on this chilly and non-sunny Sunday, I’m downloading a whole bunch of 70s disco tunes to my iPhone, like Bee Gees, Tavaras, Trammps, Silver Convention, The Hues Corporation, McFadden and
White Whitehead, Rick James, one of my favorites, You and I. The ONLY way to listen to this song is full bore volume, rock the house, rock the speakers, rock the car. Amirite?
I downloaded three Shalamar songs. Three. All groovy.
The Tavares Brothers were an anomoly in the soul music world because they weren’t black. They hailed from New Bedford Mass with Cape Verde Portuguese roots but they were one of my favorites.
Lousy video, but you get the drift. Note: Mr. EOS is up on the elevated dance circle, right, doing the splits. You don’t think I married him for his money, do you??
NO 70s downloading would be complete without some Michael Jackson or the Jackson Five. Love this one.
Here’s your Sunday quiz:
Name the song I downloaded sung by McFadden and White. Without looking them up. First one to answer correctly gets my 1970s fringed vest, or my old Frye Boots (not to be confused with the idiot trustafarians who bought tickets to the Frye Festival and got hosed – that’s post for another day!).
Now pardon me while I go dance. Get down. Get the funk outa my face.