Sunday, January 29, 2012

Have Yourself a "Soul Train" Sunday

From DangerousMinds:

And why the hell not? Here are some classic clips from Soul Train that are guaranteed to make you feel good, and maybe even get up and shake your ass!

You know, with all the Seventies-related posts here on DM, it’s good to remember that the decade was not all about white boys with guitars (though some of the clips below are from the early 80s too). These dancers are hot as hell - without resorting to showing acres of flesh - and isn’t it nice to see people actually interacting with each other when they dance.

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes “Bad Luck”

Kool & The Gang “Jungle Boogie”
(this clip is one of the coolest things I have ever seen)

Rufus & Chaka Khan “Once You Get Started”
(featuring lots of bumping)

Marvin Gaye “Got To Give It Up (Parts 1 & 2)
(in part 2 Marvin joins the audience for some groovin’)

Trussell “Love Injection”
(moving into the 80s with a boogie classic)

Yellow Magic Orchestra “Firecracker”
(two different cultures in perfect tandem)

1 comment:

  1. Mr fucking Friedman !!!! Once again you've struck gold, listening to Harold and the Blue Notes for the first time in yonks couldn't help but think how the bass line and the rhythm section's groove almost pre-sages Chic and that slick, seamless style famous in that period and then to see YMO in a scenario I never realised they even played in . . . wow !!! Total gas man, big love comin at ya !!!