BixMeister

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I don’t know, Betty Wright was very much of the Miami scene so she could be a background vocalist.
As of right now I’m having issues uploading my mix. Hopefully I can upload both of them this weekend because I have a tough draft of 3 or so 88 mixes that prove the dance floor was better than the radio in 88. I want to upload them next week because the end is near. End of 88 that is.
Damn, Betty Wright is on this? She is the original Clean Up Woman and sang dance classics like Where is the Love and Peter Brown’s Dance With Me. Listen to that, not this drivel.
When it was released, I knew more than a few people who thought that this Will to Power song was terrible because it was a poppish yet lifeless ballad cover of two Rock and Roll classics. Me, I’m okay with effing with Rock and Roll classics, see the Scissor Sisters cover of “Comfortably Numb.” I just hate lifeless covers. Will to Power would have been better off if this had never been a hit and they were instead mainly known for their dance songs. In the late 80s they had three absolute Freestyle dance floor fillers; “Dreaming” “Say It’s Gonna Rain” and “Fading Away” offer life and exuberance. Will to Power is another in a long line of Freestyle acts that filled dance floors but had their biggest hits with a drowsy ballad. The sad thing is they won’t be the last. I don’t know Freestyle all that well. I’m not even sure when Freestyle became Freestyle. I do know it has been a part of me, even before there was a Freestyle. There is a Freestyle song that is my favorite song of the 80s. And there are a ton of songs that were inspirational to the Freestyle sound. Do yourself a favorite and listen to this instead of that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZNBZrtKe0g The, if things go as planned there will be a BIXmix or two to get your Freestyle fix.
Fun fact: my brother in law helped record s couple of demos back in the day and has a cassette as proof. On the a-side is Prince with Soft and Wet and another song. The B-side is a mid-late 70s version of Vixen.
Ask and you shall receive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIx0N24v1jQ The Horse was just the B-side. The vocals might have been too Black for Top 40 radio at the time. As an instrumental, The Horse feels like it has always been in my life, especially at high school games.
I was never a hair metal fan because of my concerns about the ozone layer. Bon Jovi and millions of teenage female consumers of Aquanet were directly responsible for climate change and the heat wave that is gripping the country this week. Prove me wrong.
Meh, at least it had energy on the radio. It’s a big dumb song. Meanwhile it is Prince’s birthday. Go listen to him instead. Could it be 37 years ago that I saw him play at First Avenue on his birthday? That’s a memory I will take to my grave.
Every single word, magic. Believe me, I love water, have little body shame, like floral printed shirts and have been known to have a tropical drink or two. However it was always the introspective songs of The Beach Boys that spoke to me. I was seven and listening to In My Room and I understood it. The party ethos at any cost just puts me over the edge
And you would be correct. The bass on it is an unheralded best bass line contender.
A main reason to take a vacation, get away for a weekend, or just for a night, is escape. We can escape in a theater, restaurant, or bar, maybe all three. We can escape in a song. I’m sure there are people who escape in “Kokomo” for the duration of the song, while others try to escape from it. I’ve learned not to judge anyone’s personal connection to a song after I recently was driving home and Gladys Knight and The Pip’s “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” came on, and I started to sing along. Soon, my eyes were misty, thinking about how the lyrics related to me and GBear. Others might think it is maudlin, or possibly cheesy, especially compared to their masterpiece “Midnight Train to Georgia.” And I can understand if someone has a connection to “Kokomo.” Well, maybe I can’t understand, but I can empathize. You like the movie, or you like cocktails, or you like fictional tropical islands or you like Mike Love’s chest hair even though he is a thoroughly detestable person. Or you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain. But if I’m gonna escape through music, I’ll choose this. There is a lot of Latin and Island influence, some of it cheesy as hell, I will admit. You can Rhumba, Latin Hustle, Salsa or whatever to it in Rio, The Copa or Cuba ‘til late in the evening. So, if you are like me and like Moscow Mules and getting caught in Sunshowers, come with me and Escape. https://www.mixcloud.com/BixMeister/bixty-four-years-of-escape/ Faith, Hope and Charity – To Each His Own – 00:00 Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Cherchez la Femme – 04:57 Jean Carn – Was That All It Was (78 rpm Mix) – 10:12 Gary Criss – Rio De Janeiro (Special 12” Mix) – 16:14 Barry Manilow – Copacabana (At the Copa) (Long Version) – 21:47 Ralph McDonald – Calypso Breakdown – 26:36 Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Sunshower – 33:53 Paul Simon – Late in the Evening – 36:27 Third World – Now That We Found Love – 40:28 Santa Esmerelda – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – 46:48 Gibson Brothers – Cuba – 50:09 Stevie Wonder – Another Star – 56:45
We agree, sort of. I cannot hate it, I loathe and detest it.
Fun Fact: Bismarck the city was named after Otto. Bismarck the glazed and filled donut was named after the city. When I lived there I was known to sink a few Bismarcks.
Oops. Try this. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7cgGorxfrkU
Have you heard any of the many mash ups of Enya and Prodigy? https:youtube.com/watch?v=7cgGorxfrkU
And thanks to the five people who have already listened to this BIXmix. If you listen and enjoy, a like is always appreciated.
Neither of us could compete with the greatness of "ITT" The more said about ITT and the less said about the somnambulant GKoL is zzzzzzzzzzz.
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike. It was huge in certain circles, but radio didn't play rap all that often. However, it just kept on keeping on until it was bigger than almost every song that peaked above it.
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