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bonnie bella

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Well, that didn't sound like Chuck.  

Avicii.  "Talk to Myself", from 2015.



And a song I just love from The Weeknd, also 2015.



Out of interest, I googled Henri Salvador's "Le Martian", and I think after two consecutive hearings, I'd confess anything.

Almost ready to vote.  The Loving Spoonful was an early favourite, but I could still change my mind.

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No, it doesn't sound like Chuck at all. I skip it sometimes, because it doesn't sound like all the rest!

bonnie, you've got the power as the 10th voter to fill in that last slot (the song with no Gold so far) so think carefully, very, very carefully.....

While you're thinking:

Hellogoodbye, "When We First Met", Would It Kill You?, 2010



A certain candidate was recently told to stop using Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" (Freedom, 1989). Certainly not a disco/club kind of tune, any dancing would presumably be done in the mud at one of those giant festivals.



PS -- That's Avicii video has gorgeous colors. Too bad we're being so bandwith-sensitive now.
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bonnie, The Swingers – “Counting the Beat” definitely has a great beat. I’d give it a solid 90.  I don’t know why but it reminds me of the Blues Brothers.
Lisa, Jean Stapleton was such a great actress, not just as Edith Bunker.  One of my regrets is not having seen her on the stage when she was in town for “Eleanor”, Rhoda Lerman's solo play about Eleanor Roosevelt.  She could play a great first lady as well as Archie’s funny lady.
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Manchester's own Happy Mondays taught white men to dance.
Sometimes little girls needed a little encouragement as well.  
Here’s a song I’ve always liked and got to thinking about this week.  The song was written by Henry Glover and Carl Spencer and recorded in 1958.  Billy Bland recorded it in 1960 and became a hit in the U.S., peaking at number 11 on the Black Singles chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Let the Little Girl Dance”



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There is also a version by Grantley Dee, a Melbourne DJ released in Australia in 1966 that reached #2 in Melbourne, #3 in Brisbane and #1 in Perth.  Grantley Dee was born blind but even so had six charting singles in the late 60's.

 


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Speaking of the "The Martian Hop", how about a “Surfer Stomp”?  “Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys doing the Surfer's Stomp with unidentified blonde in the studio with a sweet blonde Showman in the wings.” Surfguitar.com

Michael Z. Gordon and the Marketts – “Surfer's Stomp”

[Dennis%20Surfer%20stomp_zpsqqjyrcjb] 


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Thanks Deb.  "Counting the Beat" went to No. 1 in Aussie and NZ in '81.  
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bonnie wrote:
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Almost ready to vote.
 
While the world waits for bonnie's decision [smile] : Some big beat items to pass the time...

Deb -- The Encyclopedia of Surfing has a whole page devoted to the Surfer Stomp.
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Artless but irresistible foot-stomping dance step created in 1960, most likely at Dick Dale's early "surf stomp" shows at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Newport Beach.

http://encyclopediaofsurfing.com/entries/surfer-stomp

And from their library of videos, attractive young people supposedly doing the dance at Hermosa Beach, California (one of those South Bay beaches), in 1965:



Which leads to another Beach Boys song that's never been in the Battle: "South Bay Surfer". From the YouTube comment supplied by the Vinyl Restoration Project:
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Categorized by fans and music critics alike as no more than an album 'filler' song from the Beach Boys' landmark album, "Surfer Girl", "South Bay Surfer", from an audio engineering perspective, stands tall. It has great sound presentation and is properly balanced in true stereo with all the vocals front and center and instrumentation evenly balanced across left and right. 

Also, it is unique in that it is the one song on the album that presents all vocals sung in unison with no parts. Mike Love has some solo bits throughout, but the rest of the Beach Boys sing melody in unison and are singing into the same mike. 



And finally, the best scene from Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 film Bande à part (Band of Outsiders), in which the three main characters do the Madison. Godard himself inserted brief descriptions of the characters' thoughts, including this one:
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Franz thinks of everything and nothing....uncertain if reality is becoming dream, or dream reality.

I know how he feels.

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Isn't the 'unidentified blonde' dancing with Dennis, Andrea Carlo?

She was the girl on 'County Fair', 17 year old aunt of David Marks. 
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I just copied the picture’s caption and didn’t know who was dancing with Dennis.  David’s 17 year old aunt…wow.
I had the privilege to meet and speak with Dick Dale after one of his performances at the Birchmere here in Alexandria, Va.  I think he should be in the R&R HOF.
The folks dancing in this video just seem to jump up at random moments.  Is that part of the stomp?
Dick Dale – King of the Stomp “Miserlou”


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It reminded me of the arcade game whack-a-mole in which players use a mallet to hit toy moles, which appear at random, back into their holes.
[image] 

 


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        Season 7 Week 24...It's got a good beat !


                             1)Good to my Baby...These are the songs I go to when I tire of the hits!


                             2)School Days..........Oldie from one of rocks pioneers still resonates today !

          
                             3)You didn't have to be so nice !...I probably would have liked the song anyway had it not been so nice


                            4)Girls just want to have fun !.......Its kinda like Kokomo where you just heard it to many times in to many places to enjoy it anymore !


                                                               nice selections Larry !
    


                         



                             
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Let's dance to some Iron Maiden

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OK 

Gold - Cyndi - funnily enough, this came up at random on my car mix the other day and caused me to think about what a fun record it was, and what a fun time as people were getting wise to the possibilities of videos

Silver - Beach Boys. One of the first albums I had by the BB's was an inexpensive "Music For Pleasure" compilation, titled simply "the Beach Boys - It had an odd assortment of tracks and this was one of my favourites and it has something of a place in my heart as a result. I'll just dig the album out.......
.......here it is MFP1382
How She Boogalooed it, Don't Talk, Car Crazy Cutie, We'll Run Away, Misirlou, Whistle In, Summertime Blues, Anna Lee, Boogie Woodie, Tell Me Why, Louie Louie, Good To My Baby - an odd selection of tracks maybe, but growing up in a small town at a time when some of the early albums were out of print or not easily available, I had to take what I could find.....

Bronze - Lovin Spoonful - actually didn't know this, but prefer it to

Tin - Chuck

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And, apologies if someone already posted this, but here's the official video for "Girls....."

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Ok Larry, my happy feet can vote now. Some REALLY good music included this week and that picture of Dennis dancing is a classic . I never knew who it was dancing with him and now we all know.

Gold goes to a classic Hail, hail rock and roll - Sir Chuck
Silver to Cyndi who keeps on having her fun.
Tie for tin and bronze with BB's and Spoonful. LOVE The backing track on Good To My Baby.

Good job this week Mr. Clark.


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Thanks for your votes, Verden, Pete and Al.

Deb -- According to the instructions on the Encyclopedia of Surfing site, jumping up and down was not part of the standard Surfer Stomp. My guess is those kids were having involuntary muscle spasms trying to keep up with Dick Dale (you're right -- he should definitely be in anything calling itself the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame).

kds -- The Iron Maiden artwork brought back memories of my last year at La Mirada High. [smile]

Pete -- If nothing else, your MFP1382 compilation included a diverse set of Beach Boys songs. I wasn't sure if everyone would know "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice", since it didn't chart in the UK. It was their second single, following "Do You Believe In Magic", and reached #10 in the US. Eventually it became a regular on American oldies radio.

Here's one especially for bonnie when she wakes up this morning! [smile]

Tame Impala, "Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind?", InnerSpeaker, 2010



And speaking of oldies radio, who can forget the Orlons, "The Wah-Watusi", #2 in 1962?



Anyone else notice how easily this thread loads on your phone now that some of us are using the "blue link" method? If you're still having trouble, you might need a new phone.
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Larry, waiting for my input?  Patience is a virtue. [wink] 

GOLD - The Lovin' Spoonful.  Before becoming a Battler, I was not familiar with this song at all.  (Thanks friends, for my ongoing musical education.)  Trips along with a good beat, the tambourine can dance to it, and I give it a solid 90.

SILVER - Cyndi.  1983.  I was at the age where I saw it as a future warning to my dad.  "You better listen to this lady, she's got an important message for you!" I recall it staying at No 1 for weeks, and watching that video clip of Cyndi dancing in her red dress every Sunday night.  It was also the time when the "Girls Can Do Anything" campaign was running strong.  These were a series of adverts showing women in professions that ran right through from mechanics and engineers to corporate leaders.  Two inspiring messages for a young girl.  I still just wanna have fun, and I bet Cyndi does too.

BRONZE - TBB.  Nice sentiments, but Mike is too nasal here, and I usually like his vocals.  One of my least favorite songs from the Today album, which is totally excellent, nonetheless.  Probably the hardest one to dance to out of the four songs as well.  I don't know quite how to pick up that beat, and may have to revert to the funky chicken or something.

TIN - Chuck.  They all sound the same "with no particular place to go".


Heard this on the radio yesterday, and thought it's a great Beach Boys song to dance to, from an excellent album.




Deb, I laughed so much at your reference to that game.  Somebody give me a hammer!  [biggrin]

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bonnie -- When you said you were almost ready, I just had to know. But, yes, patience is a virtue. 

Still, we should strike when the iron is hot! So I'm going to vote now instead of waiting for the weekend.


Gold -- Chuck Berry -- A genius of rock & roll. One of the best lyricists ever. 

Up in the mornin' and out to school
The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
American history and practical math
You study 'em hard and hopin' to pass
Workin' your fingers right down to the bone
And the guy behind you won't leave you alone

Ring ring goes the bell
The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell
You're lucky if you can find a seat
You're fortunate if you have time to eat
Back in the classroom, open your books
Gee but the teacher don't know how mean she looks.


Silver -- The Lovin' Spoonful -- I was never a big fan of theirs but they did some great songs. This is one of them.

Bronze -- The Beach Boys -- It's painful to give this Bronze, since I've always loved it and was surprised to see it hadn't been in the Battle before. It's very tempting to give it a tie for Silver.

Pewter -- Cyndi Lauper -- Extremely catchy, with social significance, but the competition is tough. (And to think I almost used one by Madonna.)


One more from Mr. Berry: "Carol", 1958

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