Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Savannah Buzzing in My Ear

What's Jack up to? Oh, being Just Jack! You know how that goes.

When I was a kid, of all of about 8, my mom and step dad had a bar/disco on 125th street in the heart of Harlem. It was quite the spot for it's time.

Well, one of my favorite things to do was go by in the afternoons, serve myself an icy Pepsi with two perfect cherries on top then beg my mother for quarters from the register for the Juke Box. She knew what was coming next. Everyone knew. It was time for Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah band!

Oh, how I loved these songs! I drove the bar crazy with them. I can still see the eyes rolling now.

Hmm... I wonder if it had anything to do with me eventually marrying a man from Savannah. Hey, you never know how these thoughts get implanted.


This weekend while looking for a song I had heard and was liking a lot, I ran across them again in iTunes. I figured out that the reason I loved the song was because Cory Daye had sung it with The Band back when I was a kid. So it was already deeply implanted on my heart, somewhere on the 'B' side. I had just forgotten about it. Funny how those things happen huh?

And don't you just love Cory's style and attitude. So much cooler than some of the polished girls of today don't you think?









What is some of the music you loved as a kid? Do you think it had any influence on who you became as an adult?

Best,
Kwana

13 comments:

Frau said...

Love it! I always like whatever was popular at the time, still do! Seem to be fond of the 80's only cause it reminds me of my teens. 90's remind me of college etc...

Ina J Offret said...

Oh that was fun and I remember her distinctive voice! Thanks for the music, Kwana.... Back in the day one of my favorite songs to dance to was Who's That Lady Pts 1 & 2 by the Isley Brothers.....still a fabulous song to move to today!! xoxo

pve design said...

Oh, I loved that too - It totally is you.
Back to you on the music...

pve design said...

"Cat Stevens" - If you want to sing out"
I loved the movie "Harold and Maude"

Sound of Music was also my fave, I saw it 6 times and dreamed about the music.

Deidra said...

I had a makeshift roller rink in my basement...complete with Christmas lights for "ambiance." I skated to Dionne Warwick, Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Barry Manilow, Billy Joel, Queen, The Grease Soundtrack, Ahmad Jamal, Luther Vandross and more. An eclectic mix of my dad's old albums and whatever I could afford with my allowance. Great memories! Thanks for reminding me...

Debra said...

I do remember this now! I loved Joni Mitchell, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66...or '88 (depending on age) and Burt Bacharach. Oh~ Thanks for the memories.

Joyce said...

Thanks for the memories! I loved anything with the word disco behind it! I would dance the whole night and loved every minute of it!! Just thinking about it makes me want to dance on the ceiling! Have a golden day! xoxo

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks for the music my friend! xo

Mona said...

I was heavily into Prince and I loved the Motown sound to the bitter end.

Ms. Tee said...

How fun to hear her. :) I remember so many songs, but don't anything in particular standing out. Except maybe James Taylor. I still love his mellow voice. :)

Ms. Tee said...

oops...I meant to say "don't remember anything in particular standing out". My typing is getting rusty~ :)

N said...

I LOVE THIS! So going on iTunes.

You should go to GrokMusic (you know...we're relaunching on Monday!) and map them...I bet you'll find some kindred artists you'd love.

N said...

PS...mine was classic rock in the lounge of the bowling alley where my parents had their leagues. Ah, the good old days.

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