I grew up in the 50’s — Okay, I’m giving away my age, but then, probably most of you know I’m a Grandmother — that gives away my age, as well.
Oh, how I loved that Motown sound of the 50’s and 60’s. Do you remember it? The Crystals, The Ronettes, Little Anthony?
If you’re too young to remember, come experience the magic of the 50’s music (for us young’ins). I’m going to leave some links:
The Ronettes, Be My Baby — One of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrVbawRPO7I
How many of you remember the dance names that they are doing in this link? Can you believe that I do remember? The main one, I believe, is the Bird, and in the middle they switch briefly to the Jerk. Oh, how I loved those dances. Did you?
And for all us romance lovers: The Crystals, And Then He Kissed Me — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUaUIwuU8so
I still know all the words to this song. Do you?
Me and hubby and a smooch — off to the right here.
Not to be outdone: Anthony and the Imperials, Hurts So Bad — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSF2oLgyV5M
Oh, how I love this song.
Do you remember The Duke of Earl — another song I sing to my Grandchildren: Gene Chandler and The Duke of Earl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQnfooEED8Y
Okay, and how many of you remember the dance those girls are doing in the background? Would that be the Twine? I think it is. Did you do this dance?
And how about Rockabilly — that’s rock and country all in one. Do you remember the Everly Brothers? Oh, my gosh, how I loved all their songs:
Here’s one of my favorites — beautiful, romantic, magical — Let It Be Me — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2ImS9RBszE — oh, my goodness, I melt when I listen to this
And how about one of their humorous songs: Bird Dog — just recently I was singing this song to my grandchildren, who laughed and laughed and laughed and couldn’t believe it was an actual song. So of course I had to find it online and play it for them: Love this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US49tQbYsg0 — When men’s hairstyles defied gravity…
Of course, we can’t leave out The Beatles: Here’s one of my favorites: The Things We Said Today — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_-NHOPt3Mc
You might argue, that the Beatles are the 60’s — but oh, well, I can’t leave them out — they are probably the most inspirational band of all time.
Here are some of my other favorite Beatles songs: Love in the Open Air, by James Paul McCartney — A very under rated song that I believe might be the most beautiful song written in the last Century. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir-Pl4szYOs
And of course, the most beautiful song, in my opinion, from the Album, Revolver: Here, There, and Everywhere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdcSFVXd3MU&index=5&list=OLAK5uy_n9q-ezB2RZF1WS7PR3h3drrTgNCf-DRSk — This, in my opinion, is a runner up for first place in what might be the most beautiful song of the last Century.
What, you might ask, does this have to do with Native American Romance? Well, perhaps a great deal, in several different ways. One is always searching for inspiring music to write by — I think we, as authors, often write to music. And for a lively scene, nothing beats the 50’s and 60’s music in my opinion. But there is also this little bit of fact: Did you know that the Native American Men who toured Europe mirrored the Romantic Inspiration and female response as that of many rock stars?
And why not? Many of those men were extraordinarily handsome. All these photos here are of a couple of the men who were with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
Well, that’s all for today. Come on in and leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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And most of all, thank you for coming to the blog today. And then he kissed me.