Monday, January 9, 2012

I've Said This Before...

...and I'll say it again! In some cases, they just don't make 'em like they used to. Retro and romantic doo-wop, groovy Motown ballads and boppity pleas have certainly been re-created in contemporary ways (see Adele, Duffy, Rafael Saadiq and the late Amy Winehouse for examples) - but have not replaced the soulful sisters and brothers who crooned the originals in front of variety shows and swooning crowds of teenagers.

I spent my weekend holed up in coffee shops (cliche, right?), penning budgets and plans to facilitate my impending move to a big city (more on that to come!), blowing my nose ever four seconds and totally in the mood for the classics. The lovestruck rhymes, girl-group harmonies and catchy melodies sent me into a mellow and happy daze - dreaming of what days gone past must have sounded like when this music was first sweeping the nation.

I hope you like these little ditties as well; but after all, who couldn't?

Baby It's You - The Shirelles (an absolute favourite of mine)

Wishin' and Hopin' - Dionne Warwick

Be My baby - The Ronnettes

Twistin' The Night Away - Sam Cooke

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