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old school friday...high school pomp and circumstance  

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Oh Yeah! It's FRIDAY!!! And that means it's time for some old school jamming and having a par-tay in the blogosphere! This week's theme is Song From The Year You Graduated High School. Well, if you must know, I graduated from high school way back in the day. It was a time when if asked "WHAT TIME IS IT?" the resounding reply was "ITS NATION-TIME, MY SISTER/BROTHER!".

Little did we know that 39 years later it really would be a NATION-TIME of sorts...and the music back in that day was bumping!Hope you enjoy two of my personal favorites from 1970, the year I graduated from high school.

Led Zepplin Whole Lotta Love Uploaded by avajra

Superbad by James Brown loaded by Windfire1010

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13 sojourners hollin' back

Great songs1 I love the Led Zepplin cut!

January 9, 2009 at 1:31 AM

I almost went with Mother Popcorn by James Brown. He is the greatest! And we also came of age with Led Z and others from England who fused rock with funk, soul, and reggae. You are well-schooled. I like your take on this! Happy OSF!

January 9, 2009 at 9:18 AM

Sojourner you almost got me in trouble with these!

I had to run and close my office door just so I could cut a few joyful steps on the floor before straightening my tie and shaking it off. Super Bad???

And Led Zeppelin too? "Whole Lotta Love" was actually the first Led Zeppelin tune I ever heard. A girlfriend played it for me at her house down the street, and I've been a huge fan ever since.

Great picks!

January 9, 2009 at 10:03 AM

There is just something about Robert's voice that I love. He sure knows how to get to you in a funky-rock way. And as for James, well he is the Godfather and all!

Happy OSF!

January 9, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Led Zeppelin makes me remember when I got my own radio and so branched out beyond the R&B stations. I'd be in bed late at night listening to rock music. It was one more thing that made me different from most of my schoolmates, and so when I came across another black kid who listened to rock as well as R&B, I thought I'd met a kindred spirit. :-) The older I got, however, (or is it the older my classmates got?) the less I seemed like the oddball.

James is always a winner.

Are you choosing themes yourself, or are they posted someplace online? This is my first time participating in OSF.

January 9, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Though this song is a little before my time, I have always liked James Brown as a performer. I love the confidence he displays.

January 9, 2009 at 3:16 PM

I like the Led Zeppelin...but you had both me and my son up and dancing around to the JB!

"I got soul...I'm Supabad!!!"


Happy OSF!

January 9, 2009 at 7:06 PM

@ Regina, LZ is doing it ain't they?

@ Revvy Rev, "You are well-schooled"...much obliged! Very much obliged!

@ Keith, I hear you! I was doing a whole lot of head shaking on LZ - but when it came to JB...well, I was over here bustin a move and remembering parties at the frat house!

@ TC, well you know I do like the "funk" and when some real good rock is added to it - well it just don't get too much better than that.

@ VP, I know exactly what you're talking about. I got introduced to LZ because I was participated in activities that very few Black students were involved. That's when I got into LZ and introduced him to my Black friends. Then when I went to college, everybody was listening to LZ! Those were the days!

@ Counselor, "before your time"...LOL... Now, I feeling real old school!

@ Marva, LOL! Would have loved to have seen that JB duet!

January 9, 2009 at 7:42 PM

It's hard to keep still when JB is doing his thing. Happy OSF.

January 9, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Led went in on that one! Great choices!

January 9, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Excellent picks. I almost went with James, but decided against it since a used his music a couple of weeks ago. Led Zeppelin is always awesome. Happy Belated OSF!

January 10, 2009 at 6:58 AM

Good choices the whole 70's next to the later part of the 60's was great for music.

January 10, 2009 at 1:13 PM

@ HG, I hear you! I'm still dancing!

@ Kim, I do love LZ. They were in my neck of the woods a couple of months ago - but couldn't get my Best Half to go see them :>(

@ PJ, James is always a good choice!

@ Mike, I love the music of the late 60s and 70s. It was certainly an interesting mix.

January 10, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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