R.I.P. Aretha Franklin

Today is a sad day in music and the world.

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul. This video gives me chills everytime I watch it. I had the chance to see her in person when I worked at The Palace of Auburn Hills a couple of times. Saw her sing at Joe Dumars last basketball game. I remember she walked on the court carrying her purse. I’m sure she had people to carry it for her, but she just walked and handled it herself.

And at the end of the song, where she takes off her mink and it drops to the ground… epic diva move!

What a shoe it must be in heaven today.

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Gone But Not Forgotten — Elvis Presley

Today, it’s been 41 years since Elvis Presley died.

I have been an Elvis fan for as long as I was able to watch his movies and listen to his songs. I remember where I was when Elvis died on August 16, 1977. I was sitting in front of my parent’s console TV playing with the radio dial (I wasn’t supposed to playing with the radio dial). I remember sitting there and hearing the news that Elvis died. I don’t think I cried, I just sat there in shock.

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Here is one of my all-time favorite Elvis’ songs — “Suspicious Minds” Live in Las Vegas.

 

 

I had to post another one of my favorites — “Polk Salad Annie” Live in Las Vegas (1970).

 

In case you want to sing along.

Polk Salad Annie
Live in Las Vegas 1970

Some of you all never been down South too much…
I’ gonna tell you a little story, so you’ll understand where I’m talking about
Down there we have a plant that grows out in the woods and the fields,
and it looks something like a turnip green.
Everybody calls it Polk salad. Now that’s Polk salad.
Used to know a girl that lived down there and
she’d go out in the evenings to pick a mess of it…
Carry it home and cook it for supper, ’cause that’s about all they had to eat,
But they did all right.

Down in Louisiana
Where the alligators grow so mean
Lived a girl that I swear to the world
Made the alligators look tame

Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang
What a mean, vicious woman

Everyday before suppertime
She’d go down by the truck patch
And pick her a mess of Polk salad
And carry it home in a tote sack

Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got you granny
Everybody said it was a shame
‘Cause the mama was working on the chain-gang
Whoo, how wretched, dispiteful, straight-razor totin’ woman,
Lord have mercy.

Sock a little Polk salad to him
Yeah, you know what, yeah, yeah

But daddy was a lazy and a no-count
Claimed he had a bad back
All her brothers were fit for
Was stealing watermelons out of my truck

For once Polk salad Annie
‘Gators got your granny
Everybody said it was a shame
For the mama was working on the chain-gang

Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
You sock a little
Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
Chic a bon, chic a bon, chic a bon bon bon bon
Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
Sock a little Polk salad to him
You know what meets a meal mention
Chinc, chinc, chinc, chin, ling, ling ling

I would have loved to see him concert. I haven’t been to Graceland in a few years. I think I need to add it to my travel list for next year.

Song of the Day

I’ve been listening to a lot of the songs on my iPhone lately while I’m walking.

Here is one that I can listen to over and over again.

Tenderness” by General Public that came out in 1984.

Can you believe this song is 35 years old.

Remix

OK, I will admit that I’m a NKOTB fan and forever will be. (I ❤ you, Jordan.)

But why am I just finally paying attention to this song?

Remix (I Like The)by New Kids on the Block (2013).

Now, it was one of the songs that they played at their concert I went to in Austin, Texas, but I don’t remember it.

But I found it one night, on YouTube, when I was suppose to be sleeping. Now I have it on my Walking Playlist.

I just love this song.

Walking Song

Here’s a song that I added to me Walking Music playlist.

“Canned Heat” by Jamiroquai (1999.)

It’s a fun song to walk to in the woods.

I Want My M-TV

MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American pay television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.

Launched on August 1, 1981,[2] the channel originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as “video jockeys” (VJs).

The first music video shown on MTV was The Buggles‘ “Video Killed the Radio Star

The original five MTV VJs in 1981 were Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, J.J. Jackson and Martha Quinn.

Song of the Day

Long live the 80’s.

“Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order.

This is dedicated to R.C.

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