Friday, November 14, 2008

Old School Fridays: Songs From the Year of My Birth

Below are not 1, but 2 tracks from the year I was born... 1967. The first track holds special meaning for me because it was the #1 song on the Billboard Pop Singles chart on the day I was born (November 13)... the title song to the Sidney Poitier film To Sir With Love by Lulu. The second track is one of the funkiest tunes ever committed to vinyl, Boogaloo Down Broadway by The Fantastic Johnny C.

You can watch/listen to both "To Sir With Love" and "Boogaloo Down Broadway" in the You Tube player below.

This meme was developed by Marvalus View and Ms. Grapevine. The rules are simple:

1. Anyone can participate; any music genre
2. Old School is defined as music created before 1999
3. No offensive words allowed, please use edited radio version
4. Post a video of your favorite Old School song to take us back down memory lane
5. Add your name to the meme list so that others can check you out
6. Have fun & don't forget to leave comments for other participants

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pjazzypar said...

"To Sir With Love" was the jam and the movie was superb. I hadn't thought about "Boogaloo Down Broadway" in years. Excellent choices!

Tha Connoisseur said...

To Sir With Love is a tune man. I always remember my Mom singing it from the top of her lungs throughout the house.

Great pics!

Happy OSF!

iriegal said...

Happy belated birthday, I gave you a SHOUT OUT ON MY SITE! great OSF choice, LU LU and that song was a SMASH HIT for that time perios..great OSF CHOICE

MrsGrapevine said...

I saw that movie for the first time about 5 years ago, and I loved it. Now I don't if I love the song as much as the movie, but it's very nostalgic of the time.

I didn't know you can play two songs on one player. Now this second song is more of speed. I like the soul and grit. The first song was to gentle for me, rough is more of my style. Music that is.

clnmike said...

Great picks, I loved the movie and the song.

Happy OSF.

Revvy Rev said...

I remember the songs and the movie very well. To Sir With Love appealed for a different reason but it was beloved. But Boogie Down On Broadway, there were parties, bar-b-ques, bid whist, and a lot of fun. Very good picks.

MsMarvalus said...

This song is so great!

Wonderful choice, as usual!

Regina said...

Great picks!! I was never really a Sidney Poiter fan but I do like the song.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

My daughter just seen the preview for this movie and I told her I would get it so she can watch it (If I don't forget).

I have seen the movie once and this this is the first time I have paid attention to the song.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hagar's Daughter said...

I've haven't heard Boogaloo Down Broadway before. It's always a treat to hear Lulu sing.

Thanks for stopping by my site.

Candy Minx said...


Candy Minx said...

Happy belated birthday Malcom...sorry I've been awol

I am so glad to know you and be blog pals! I hope all your birthday wishes come true!

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