Monday, April 13, 2015

Musical Memories - Kim, Andy


My theme is Musical Memories:  The Memories that music brings rushing back.


There is not a shadow of a doubt, that out of my collection of over 300 singles, the most played and most danced to song is (and will always be) Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim. Though no other song he recorded has this success, it is interesting to note that he did pen one of my other favs and the prompt of another Musical Memory, "Sugar,Sugar". All in all it is the kind of feel good music I turn to when I want to enjoy myself and celebrate just being. 

The second most played single I own is Brandy by Looking Glass.  Not as good to dance to, but I have always loved everything about the song.  The sing-a-long-ability of it.  The uptempo of the chorus. And the haunting theme of the lyrics.

Do you have any go to songs to lift your spirits or dance to?
How many 45's were in your record collection?
Do you dance at home by yourself?



30 comments:

  1. Boom Shack-A-Lak is my go to song when I need a jolt or a pick me up... I am not sure why.

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    1. Ha! Whatever works for you is all that matters.

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  2. Absolutely-to all of the above. I probably only had a dozen or so 45's--but they were all used up by the time I was done with them.

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    1. They had to of been some favorites! Glad I'm not the only one singing and dancing around the house by myself.

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  3. My wife and I had a lot of 45's, but no idea how many. We tossed most of them a while back.
    No dancing though. Too many left feet.

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    1. I married a man who doesn't dance. Once in a blue moon I can cajole him into sway dancing with me (like the Fonz on Happy Days)

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  4. I dance by myself all the time. Oddly enough, my current pick-me-up is really a sad song, but with awesome rhythm and guitar lines. :-D

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    1. I've loved some sad songs, too. Even when happy, for the artistry. One on the top of my head is "I Wish it Would Rain" by The Temptations with the incomparable David Ruffin singing the lead.

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  5. I have a lot of Supremes in my 45 collection. I was a Motown gal and wanted to be Diana Ross. That beat just kept things alive.

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    1. Oh, yeah! I love me some Motown. My favorite type of music for sure. Just don't have many memories attached to it. ;)

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  6. Didn't keep my 45's but I sure wish I had. I had Elvis' first two Sun records be fore he was popular and yes I do dance at times.

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    1. Oh, Paula! What a treasure! I can just see you doing the Boot-Scoot Boogie in you kitchen.

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  7. Barbara, I am returning your visit to my mystery terms challenge. What an interesting theme you chose. This has to be one of the most original I've found thus far. My husband could keep up with you on memories. He has music in his soul going back to his first musical experiences as a child. I love music, but I don't connect with it on the same level the two of you do. I'll stop in again. Thanks for a unique series. Sharon www.samwriteaway.blogspot.com

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    1. I hear you, but I can't comprehend. Music touches me so deeply, so many styles. It's like someone telling me they don't like chocolate or cheese. LOL

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  8. My whole A-to-Z list contains the songs that I play over and over. And believe me, I will sing them loud and proud when I clean, garden, etc.

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  9. I'm definitely not one of those folks who dances alone at home. You'd be hard pressed to find me dancing in public either. But I do find my feet start tapping quietly to themselves when I listen to music. :-)

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    1. As they say here in Texas, "Still waters run deep."

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  10. I grew up listening to my parent's 45's, but my twin, Tash, and I did not know which one was the A side and what was the B side, so, consequently we actually like some of the B sides better than the A sides :) So I like Neil Sedaka's Oh Carol, but I like One Way Ticket even more :D
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    1. I remember accidently putting on a B side once and getting so curious then that I went through and found some INCREDIBLE songs on the B's. Two examples, The Pointer Sisters had a disco remake of "Heaven Must of Sent You" by the Elgins. On the B side they did a version in salute to the original that blew me away! So soulful and full of scat! Another example is The Rolling Stones. I had bought "Miss You" on the B side, the stones poked fun of or paid homage to country music with "The Girl With the Far Away Eyes". Incredibly funny tune!

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  11. My Husband and I love that Brandy song. I like "Lido Shuffle" by Boz Scaggs.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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    1. Oh, Boz Scaggs!! I like the shuffle, but my fav is Breakdown Dead Ahead.

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  12. I remember listening to both of these songs, but probably prefer Brandy. I never did really buy many records. I used most of my spending money on books instead and just listened to the radio or my siblings albums!

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    1. Having siblings at home is a great money saver! (What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine.) Unfortunately, my siblings were 18 and 16 when I was born, so I didn't reap the same benefits. But there were others!

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  13. I love to dance, but only by myself. 45s were on the way out when I hit my adolescence, so I had a few, but they soon turned into cassettes and CDs.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  14. I remember his songs on the radio when I was a kid. And Yes, I'm dating myself. I'm 4,565,317 years old. But still a young pup on my planet.

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    1. ?!?!?! Are my posts making you feel old? LOL

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  15. Ahhh Yes, music that is a blast from the past - there's nothing better!. One of my all time favs- Bob Seger!

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