Music to Dance Barefoot In The Grass
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Every once in awhile, it’s good to let your hair down and get footloose and fancy free. No decade symbolizes freedom more than the 70s. Disco. Bell bottoms. Lava lamps. Wall phones. The Pet Rock. Vinyl. Many elements made the 70s an out-of-sight decade.
Some may think 70s music is “old,” but not only did the 70s have some of the best music, but the saying, “What’s old is new again,” holds true. With various new artists trying to recapture that classic 70s sound, it’s good to know where this stems from and get in touch with the originals. Knowledge gives freedom. Even enough freedom to dance barefoot in the grass.
31 May 2021
The Isley Brothers added smokiness and umbre to it. They’re not just singing the song, they’re living it.
3 March 2021
The song is simple in its approach. It has an uncomplicated melody, a catchy refrain and Withers’ dulcet vocals. Songs like this epitomize the 70s, full of happiness and love. Pop culture always defines eras. The movies, television shows and music mirror the times. “Lovely Day” symbolizes the 70s, but it’s eternal in its outlook.
20 November 2020
The 70s had some of the best slow jams. Love songs were actually about love. Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” from the album of the same title, is a worthy entry into the 70s catalog of golden love song hits. The silky tune blazed up the music charts in 1974 and remained at number one for a week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles…
17 August 2020
There are some songs that make you feel a particular season. Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” certainly evokes the feeling of spring time, beauty, dewiness and the perennial newness of love…
20 May 2020
Women were celebrated in the 70s. For their beauty, independent spirit, smarts, motherhood. Or, simply because someone loved them…
21 April 2020
Love songs often incorporate travel in the storyline. Going to see the one you love in a different state or country illustrates the lengths one will go to for love…
31 March 2020
Carpenters were an award-winning brother/sister duo who helped define the dulcet soft pop/easy listening sound of the 70s…
10 March 2020
There were many popular Native American artists in the 70s, including Redbone, Winterhawk and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Country pop queen Rita Coolidge…
11 February 2020
Is there ever a bad time to be in love? According to 70s hitmakers Grand Funk (aka Grand Funk Railroad), there is….
21 January 2020
Some songs have an inherently nostalgic sound. John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back” is one of those songs. When we listen to it now it brings back golden childhood memories and memories of simpler times…
4 December 2019
Brooklyn’s own Neil Sedaka is a prolific pop singer/composer/songwriter who first hit the airwaves in the late 1950s with The Tokens…
12 November 2019
Some artists are consistently good until they have that one hit that certifies their stardom. Detroit native Bob Seger started out in the 60s and had local success…