Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mix Monday: Come Dancing

Come dancing! Come on sister have yourself a ball. Don't be afraid to come dancing; Its only natural... (The Kinks - Come Dancing)

A new wedding video has become a hit on Youtube. The video has touched a nerve with the public and with me also. This is the way a wedding should be; a celebration with friends & family. Everyone is having a ball. So with this in mind today's Mix Monday is in honor of the dancing wedding.

The under appreciated George Harrison wrote some pretty good songs in his day. From The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night George's I'm Just Happy To Dance With You says it all "I don't need to hug or hold you tight; I just want to dance with you all night; In this world there's nothing I would rather do'cause I'm happy just to dance with you".

Lead singer of the Old 97's, Rhett Miller sings with such urgency that it easy to get caught up in their songs. From last years Blame It On Gravity, Dance With Me -"Dance with me into the ocean, Roll with me into the sea".

The Mavericks sang "I just wanna dance the night away; With senoritas who can sway; Right now tomorrow's lookin' bright; Just like the sunny mornin' light"

This is a great version of Dancing in the Dark, obviously in front of an European audience. You can feel the energy here; with the great line "You cant start a fire, you cant start a fire without a spark; This guns for hire even if were just dancing in the dark".

I was fortunate to see The Kinks a couple of times. The first time that I saw them, The Romantics opened the show. There were no seats on the floor and we got there early enough to be in the main front. When the show started the crowd went forward it got very uncomfortable and a bit scary. However in the end we had a good time and it was a great show.

The Kinks covered Martha and the Vandellas Dancining in the Street on their Kinda Kinks album. The first of the trilogy of "Street" songs with the lyrics "Summer's here and the time is right for dancin' in the streets". The second one, The Rolling Stones sang "cause summers here and the time is right for fighting in the street" in their song Street Fightin' Man. The third in the trilogy, Bruce Springsteen sang "Summer's here and the time is right for racin' in the street" from Racing in the Street.

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