best of my love, boogie wonderland, disco songs, favorite disco songs, favorite things, let's groove tonight, old school friday, the emotions
by vivrant thang on old school friday
Before we get into this week’s theme, I first have to send major congratulations out to the staff of SoulBounce and Afrobella, who both won WELL-deserved Black Weblog Awards. As you all know, these are my two favorite blogs hands down. I am subscribed to well over 200. Nuff said.
If you’re not a stalker reader of either of these sites, get on it like yesterday. If you are, please stop by and congratulate noVa, Butta, Imani, Will of Soul Bounce and the lovely Bella (who is giving US the prize!).
On another note, I know my blogging here has been light However, I often “microblog” on Twitter. I plan to start talking more about the music I’m listening to over there as well as my random musings that I don’t always have time to post here. So if you’re on Twitter, feel free to follow a sista. I’ll add you as well so I can get to know my readers a bit better.
Let get to the getting!
This week’s theme is “Disco Inferno!” We’re highlighting some of our favorite disco songs. When I saw this week’s theme, one song immediately popped into my head. After doing a little research, I found my thread.
I’m highlighting The Emotions, an all-female soul, disco, and R&B singing group of the late-1970s and into the 1980s. “Best of My Love” and “I Don’t Wanna Love Your Love” were two songs that are ingrained in my memory from childhood. My Momma must have let her 8-track rock til her 8-track popped!
Here is “Best of My Love”
It shouldn’t have surprised me to see that The Emotions worked with Maurice White of my Favorite. Band. Ever. Earth Wind and Fire on “Best of My Love.” Members of The Emotions collaborated on and off the stage with Earth Wind and Fire.
Here is “Boogie Wonderland,” by Earth Wind and Fire and The Emotions.
Beautiful music indeed.
Now boogie on over to the other OSF participants pages and keep the party going!
Electronic Village | Mrs Grapevine | Quick | Cassandra | Danielle | Lisa C | Chocl8t | Kreative Talk | MarvalusOne | Regina | LaShonda | AJ | Sharon | Invisible Woman | Believer 1964 | Dee |SJP | sHaE-sHae | Thembi
I like the Emotions, but I like their softer side. I’m not really a disco person, but going through the blogs today I realize a like disco more than I thought.
I like both these choices, that guitar player in EW&F really freaks me out for some reason, and after all these years he looks the same, his hair is just longer…
@Mrs GV: Verdine White is a butterfried mess girl!
I hated these 2 songs when I was a kid…I think it was because they were so different from EW &F’s regular familiar style. Now that I’m all grown up, I can see these songs are really pretty amazing!
Yeah, I saw where Afrobella and Soul Bounce brought it home. I’m thinking Songs In The Key of Life is a great blog, as well.
That pic is HOT. I think it captures the essence of the disco-era. And I too remember the old days of 8-tracks and groups like EW&F, and The Emotions.
Ooh, these are both excellent! Best of My Love just makes me feel tingly all over…one of the best!
And Boogie Wonderland!? You BETTA STOP!!
Marcus LANGFORD said:
i love the both of these songs [i have both somewhere on my pm3 player] but i really love the earth wind, and fire joint.
Black Artemis said:
Love, love, LOVE all that good stuff. Lately, I’ve been getting nostalgic with Dynasty and all those groups on Solar Records. Remember? “I’m ready, baby, here I aaaaam….” Hope they make the cut one Friday. Still Earth, Wind and Fire are the kings. 🙂
Great picks! I also had them on 8 track!
I love that Boogie Wonderland video! They are not playing and are getting their groove on for real!!!
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