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Saturday Song-susian #27 ~ Grand Funk Railroad

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Earlier in the week, A Daft Scots Lass spotlighted a song from a 70s crazy popular American hard rock band. There’s a saying that goes, “If you remember the 70s, you didn’t live it.” Well, I am here to tell you I was there, remembering and loving the music!

However, as time goes by my memory begins to fade on who did what songs. I wanted to review the heydays of this group, so please raise your hands in the air and get ready to live or relive the sounds of Grand Funk Railroad!

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Photo of GRAND FUNK and GRAND FUNK RAILROAD; – Craig Frost, Mel Schacher, Don Brewer and Mark Farner, 1970 Credit: RB/Redferns/Getty

First let me say, I really wanted to start with a song by Grand Funk Railroad from 1969, the band’s birth year, but none of their music resonated as being remotely familiar. I guess I was too young to take note. When the 70s rolled in, this hard rock bluesy sounding group were cranking out highly favorable tunes with the bands’ fans.

My clearest musical recollections of Grand Funk Railroad is from these selections…

 

 

 

 

 

grand_funk_railroad_logoWhat’s your favorite song(s) by Grand Funk Railroad? Did you live or are you visiting the 70s?

 

 

I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. ūüėȬ†Thank you for taking time out of your weekend in stopping by to listen to tunes on Saturday Songsuasian!

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Band member: Mel Schacher, Max Carl, Don Brewer, Bruce Kulick, & Tim Cashion. Read Band bio, here.

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Mid to late 70s rockin’ down the house on 4M

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Welcome to week #168 of

A few weeks back Vandy J was our spotlight dancer. For her theme choice this week, she wants to know What songs did you listen to in high school?¬†I don’t know about you guys, although that’s been a lot of years ago for me I still find myself boogieing to those same tunes today. Let’s rock the house down to some mid to late 70s sounds!

My freshman year 1976-1977 of high school, I was more than likely dancing to Paul McCartney and Grand Funk Railroad.

 

 

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came.

Now, it’s time to get our groove on with you so remember to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!

 

Dance party rules:¬†¬†Grab XmasDolly 4M¬†button¬†here, ¬†display it on your blog, and then add your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share that don’t fit in with our theme, then no problem! As long as you have music to share, then everything is cool coz all we want to do is dance with you!¬†

During my sophomore year from 1977-1978, I might have listened to songs by Andy Gibb and Lionel Richie.

 

 

As my sophomore year gave way to my junior year 1978-1979, these tunes were popular hits by ARS and the Queen of Disco.

 

 

Winding things up in 1979-1980 for my senior year, I can’t forget these fab hits by two outstanding female artists.

 

 

 

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Remember,¬†to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.¬†¬†Next stop…¬†your place! ¬†What music did you listen to in high school?

Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Song-suasion!

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Right Back Where We Started From, Mony Mony, Crocodile Rock, & We’re An American Band on 4M

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Welcome to 130th¬†edition of¬†Monday’s Music Moves Me. ¬†This week’s theme is “Any song(s) which bring back good memories – music, commercial jingles, etc“.

I’m not sure why “Right Back Where We Started From” stands out in my mind, but when I hear this song it makes me happy. I assume it has something to do with a good experience, but I can’t swear to it. With that in mind, I do have some flashback songs¬† with good vibes in my soul. Dance with me down memory lane!

In the early 70s, I spent a week with my uncle and his wife. That was the highlight of my summer vacation. They didn’t have children at the time, so they indulged me just a bit. There wasn’t much to do in rural West Virginia, but there was always a steady supply of music. Whenever I think of such sweet times, Tommy James and the Shondells always come to mind….

 

As a kid, roller skating was one of the few things I got to do. It was favorite pastime for many. Although, we didn’t get to go a lot, when we were lucky to enough to go to the rink then it was a blast. One of my favorite songs to roller skate to was….

 

During my 9th grade year, we had a Christmas prom. This was really exciting, but we were not allowed to have dates outside of those who attended my school. That meant, DH who was then BF could not go. What a bummer!

He was or I should say is tricky. He found away around the school’s no date clause. He asked the local band (who he use to play with regularly), if he could sub as their drummer. I had no clue until this song played….

 

Memories and songs seem universally¬†synonymous. It’s hard to not put a song with a particular experience – good or bad. Hopefully, you have more good memories than bad this Monday as you think on yesteryear for today’s theme.¬†

Are you ready to get dancing? Admission to this awesome party is totally doable. Here’s what you do….

  • Go to YouTube¬†insert¬†your music video of choice
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button¬†
  • Follow all 4 hosts, including the honorary co-host
  • Link your 4M below

Hostess of this virtual dance party is Marie of XmasDolly along with her co-hostesses:

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers¬†below and if you wanna make put a smile on some one’s face today then be sure to leave them a comment!

 
Next stop… your place! ¬†What songs bring back good memories for you?


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Welcome to 127th¬†edition of¬†Monday’s Music Moves Me.¬†

This week’s theme is “your choice“! This means simply, you share whatever tunes you got stuck inside your head or just those that are stirring your soul to boogie.

Last week, I was in AC Moore when this song floated across their sound system.

I thought, “WOW, I haven’t heard that one in a long time.” Neither DH or I could remember who did it. Not being able to get the tune out of my head, I decided to ask my favorite online expert, Google.

Gloria Gaynor’s hit single released in 1975. With that in mind, I thought I would go retro with today’s musical post. ¬†It’s time to get this party on the show…

 

 

 



Was that fun or what?¬† Don’t contain your electric experience, shout it from the tree tops to all of your musical friends to come join party each Monday. Are you ready to get dancing this week? Admission to this awesome dance party is totally doable. Here’s what you do….

  • Go to YouTube¬†insert¬†your music video of choice
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button
  • Follow all 4 hosts, including the honorary co-host
  • Link your 4M below

 
Head conductor of the Love Train is Marie of XmasDolly & her co-conductors are the lovely: Callie of JAmericanSpice,¬† Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , &¬†Cathy Kennedy’s Blog (my old blog). This month’s honorary co-conductor Becca of Everyday Life

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers¬†below and if you wanna make put a smile on someone’s face today then be sure to leave them a comment!

 

 
Next stop… your place! ¬†What music is moving you?


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My Teenage Rock n’ Roll Groove on 4M

Welcome to¬†Monday’s Music Moves Me! This week’s theme Ashley@ Dr. Pepper Diva suggested, “Music you listened to as a teenager” or if you wish you can keep with our original theme “Bloopers of any kind”.¬†¬†It’s time to get this party on the show.

I’m not getting any younger but in my heart, I’ll be young forever. I decided to go with Ashley’s theme choice. In 1974, I was officially a teenager. I didn’t feel any different when I hit 13 and it’s funny I feel about the same today. Just like then I loved to dance, so let’s shake our bootie to these great 70s tunes!



 

These are only a few hits I listened to over and over and over again. You can check out more popular tunes from 1974, here.

Tell me, wasn’t that a lot of fun or what?¬† Don’t contain this electric experience. Shout it from the tree tops¬†Tweet the word to all of your friends, inviting them to join the best dance party in Blogosphere each week right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Are you ready to get dancing this week? Admission to ride the Love Train is totally doable for anyone.¬† Are you ready to rock¬†n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then, here’s what you do….

  • Go to YouTube¬†insert¬†your music video of choice.
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Link your 4M below, follow¬†us, & leave a comment.

 
Head conductor of the Love Train is Marie of XmasDolly & her co-conductors the lovely Callie of JAmericanSpice,¬† Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, little ole me, and this month’s honorary co-conductor, Rebecca of Everyday Life.

Lorie of The Shewbridge of Central Florida is taking a break due to health issues. Sending prayers and thoughts your way, my friend! I hope you’re well soon. Meanwhile, we’ll do our best to hold things together while you’re away. ūüėČ Take care and God bless!

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Don’t forget to show our featured dancer some love and go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers¬†below. The Love Train will be pulling into your depot soon and I’m eager to begin¬†by¬†following you. Next stop… your place!¬† What music is moving you?

Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…
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