Category Archives: Old School Fridays

Old School Fridays!! DE LA SOUL: “Buddy”

This old school track makes me think of doing the Soul Train Line. It’s the perfect tempo for that kinda group groovin’. And what a group of rappers on this track! DE LA SOUL, Q-TIP, PHIFE (in the extended mix), THE … Continue reading

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Old School Fridays!! TOM TOM CLUB: “Genius of Love”

MP3 TOM TOM CLUB: Genius Of Love (1981) This song reminds me of all things old school: Roller skating on quads, Sesame Street and 80’s street fashion. TOM TOM CLUB was a side project of TALKING HEADS members husband and wife … Continue reading

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Old School Fridays!! JAMES BROWN: “I Got the Feelin’”

This is Old School!! JAMES BROWN’s I Got the Feeling was released in 1968 and hit #1 on the R&B charts. Here it is timelessly lip-synched by the Cosby family. MP3 JAMES BROWN: I Got the Feelin’ (1968)

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Old School Fridays!! HOWARD JONES: “Things Can Only Get Better”

HOWARD JONES‘ 1985 hit single Things Can Only Get Better is an amazing example of the 80s “anglo soul” movement, where white crooners like JONES, RICK ASTLEY and HALL & OATES emulated the black soul singers that preceded them. The … Continue reading

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Old School Fridays!! LL COOL J: “Jingling Baby”

Jingling, not Jiggle’n (what I used to think it was for the longest time) was the last single released from LL COOL J‘s mammoth third album Walking with a Panther. This album is chalk full of such amazing hip hop hits … Continue reading

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Old School Fridays!! SUZANNE VEGA: “Tom’s Diner”

This track is an early 90’s dance classic. The story behind this song is pretty interesting. Back in 1987, a folk singer by the name of SUZANNE VEGA released an acapella song titled Tom’s Diner. Two British producers then found … Continue reading

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Old School Fridays!! POISON CLAN: “Dance All Night”

This is the J A M !!! You could argue MC HAMMER might have heard POISON CLAN‘s Dance All Night before releasing Can’t Touch This in its honor that same year (1990), cuz this fire is truly unstoppable. If anyone’s having … Continue reading

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