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Monday, July 9, 2012

Dear Daughters: Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

Dear Daughters,

All of the usual suspects creating problems in the world today

were the same in my generation as they are now.


The difference is

the soundtrack was better.

And yes I owned the album above.

It contains a song that is a primer for living today-

even though it is 40 years later.

You don’t have to be punditized to get the message.

Just listen to

”Wake Up Everybody”

by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.



Besides…,

it will be a lot more fun.

Love, Mom



13 comments:

Pondside said...

Oh yes - the soundtrack of the 60's and 70's was great!

PURA VIDA said...

with the right frame, this could be nice in your dining room!

NanaDiana said...

Gotta love that old music. I was telling my daughter that there were "messages" in those old songs- from protesting the Vietnam war to the heart-rending breakups of "Leaving On A Jet Plane" to "Send In The Clowns"...all songs that I hear that take me back to an earlier, simpler time in my life- xo Diana

Lisa said...

Love that album and loved the lead singer Teddy Pendergrass! Yes indeed. Our generation had THE best music. Hands down.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I guess I need to go have a listen... doesn't ring a bell for me.
But... I must agree...times really haven't changed so much, still just as hard as they used to be, Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty, I say!
And...yes, back in the day, the music was better!

thanks for the tip on music, always love going to youtube and listening to some good ol'tunes... Pat

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Have you seen clocks made from vinyl records? That would be a great keepsake. Just getting back in touch with blogging, as I have just opened my new boutique and will be having a give away soon. Would love to hear your input so far.....it is a work in progress.

Karen said...

I remember that song! It is truly a good one. Wish they would bring it back... I think one singer may have at one point. I'd love to hear Little Stevie Wonder... yep, that's what we called him in my day.. sing it. Few could do it justice.
Have a great day, Miss Laura.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Bliss said...

...."when you teach the children teach em the very best you can."

Appropo line for a Dear Daughters post.

~Bliss~

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Ain't it the truth!!! Nothing like that music. Same times, somewhat, but way different music.

Sandra said...

AMEN! This post is an excellent example of the power of a few words! Good job, Laura! You never disappoint!! XOXO Preppy 101

janice15 said...

our music was great and still is....

Loui♥ said...

Yes Laura!
listening to Marvin Gaye as I type..
mercy, mercy me..
loved Harold Melvin and the blue notes..
in fact, hardly any of the performers back in the day ever put out bad music..
i still have all my old Lps..
and still play them on my phonograph!!!
and we still dance..together!!!
awesome post!
hugs..
Loui♥

56steps said...

What a blast from the past for me!
Love that album and LOVE that song.
I have it on CD and it is going in my car in the morning.
:)

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