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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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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¬†Monday’s Music Moves Me with our head conductor…
 Marie from Xmas Dolly!

 

Helping out on the Love Train to make sure things run smoothly are co-conductors: Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida,¬† CALLIE from JAmericanSpice, and Stacy from¬† Stacy Uncorked, and little ole me! For the next couple of weeks, I’m filling infor Lorie. She’s taking a little hiatus. Have fun girl, I’ll help run the Love Train till you get back!

I love rockin’ on Mondays!¬† I just love it when we can share the tunes rolling around inside our noggins, don’t you? There’s always a lot of music locked away just screaming to get out.

“How do I get on board of this Love Train?”
 

Admission to ride 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.
  • Sign the linky, follow Marie & her co-conductors, grab their blog buttons, & leave a comment letting them know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with your fellow rockin’ bloggers on the linky (below) or invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join us.

Are you ready to get dancing this week? Link your 4M blog post URL below to join the party and then boogie across the net to dance with all the others on the Love Train today. Don’t forget to visit our spotlight dancers listed in # 1 & 2 slots on the linky line-up!


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This week’s theme is “Your Pick”.¬†¬†In honor of President’s Day….

How would the Presidents who we honor this month celebrate their birthdays? I imagine there would be a large formal party,wouldn’t you? Let’s have our own presidential birthday celebration. Beginning with…

President Abraham Lincoln born, February 12, 1809, was fond of the opera. He particularly liked Martha, by Freierich von Flowtow, according to If Abraham Lincoln Had An iPod.

General¬†George Washington, served as our nation’s first president. Born in the year of the Lord 1732¬†on¬†February 22nd, we honor his birth.

Today the sons and daughters of the American Revolutionary and Civil War celebrate¬† birthdays with greater enthusiasm. Let’s kick of President’s Day with this these¬†smash hits…

 

 

 

Happy Birthday to Our Founding Fathers – George Washington & Abraham Lincoln!

My DH has today off, so I’m going to spend it with him, but I’ll be visiting you tomorrow. What music is moving you this Monday?
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