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    1960's Dance Music?

    We have heard dance music in the 70's from Hues Corporation to Disco, The 80's of course had all the cool new wave acts and dance music has been around since. BUT, what the heck did we dance to in the 60's? I can think about songs like Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are made for Walking". Could you dance to the Beatles or the Supremes? Music was great back in the 60's but I cant picture dancing to anything in a Dance Club. Anyone have any thoughts?
    DANCE!!-To the BOOGIE WONDERLAND........

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    Pepper-Do you mean you can't do disco moves to
    60's music? I'm confused,cause I came out of the womb
    dancing.I could dance to anything that had a beat.I
    would sneak into my two older brothers room and dance
    to their Beatles and Stones records.And when I was 5
    I started to buy everything Motown.My first LP was the Supremes with "Stop!in the name of Love" and "Nothing
    but Hearaches" which I wore out.In the 80's I would go
    to this club that had New Wave nights-they would play
    the Ramones,X,Lene Lovich alongside The Beatles "I Saw
    her standing there",the Supremes "You can't Hurry Love"
    the Monkees"I'm a Believer"-and the dance floor was packed everytime because it was timeless.I think music
    is so personal how it speaks to us but dancing to anything that moves you is unlimited!

    Thom

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    "Sixties Music I could dance to: [off the top o'my head] :icon_mrgreen:

    "RESPECT" - Aretha Franklin
    "I GOT YOU" - James Brown
    "BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN" - The Supremes
    "SHOTGUN" - Junior Walker & The All-Stars
    "SOUL MAN" - Sam & Dave
    "GOING TO A GO GO" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    "AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG" - The Temptations
    "LOVE IS LIKE AN ITCHING IN MY HEART" - The Supremes
    "HEAT WAVE" - Martha & The Vandellas
    "(I Can't Get No) SATISFACTION" - The Rolling Stones
    "GET OFF OF MY CLOUD" - The Rolling Stones
    "HONKY TONK WOMEN" - The Rolling Stones
    "JUMPIN' JACK FLASH" - The Rolling Stones
    "SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL" - The Rolling Stones
    "GIMME SHELTER" - The Rolling Stones
    'YOU REALLY GOT ME" - The Kinks
    "COOL JERK" The Capitols
    'I LIKE IT LIKE THAT" - Chris Kenner or The Dave Clark Five
    "GLAD ALL OVER" - The Dave Clark Five
    "I CAN'T HELP MYSELF" - The Four Tops
    "YOU BABY" - The Turtles
    "MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS" - The Grass Roots
    'SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE" - Aretha Franklin
    "THINK" - Aretha Franklin
    "FIRE" - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    "LOVE MAN" - Otis Redding
    "IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR" - Wilson Pickett
    "SHOW ME" - Joe Tex
    "BIRTHDAY" - The Beatles
    "BACK IN THE USSR" - The Beatles
    "GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE" - The Beatles
    "PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE" - The Rascals
    "YOU BETTER RUN" - The Young Rascals
    "DANCING IN THE STREETS" - Martha & The Vandellas
    "NOWHERE TO RUN" - Martha & The Vandellas
    "I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE" - Marvin Gaye
    "RESCUE ME" - Fontella Bass
    'WORKING IN A COAL MINE" - Lee Dorsey
    "YOU KEEP ME HANGIN' ON" - Diana Ross & The Supremes
    "SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE" - Cream
    "DANCE TO THE MUSIC" - Sly & The Family Stone
    'IT'S YOUR THING" - The Isley Brothers
    "TREAT HER RIGHT" - Roy Head
    "KEEP ON DANCING" - The Gentrys
    "DOUBLE SHOT OF MY BABY'S LOVE" - The Swingin' Medallions
    'I FOUGHT THE LAW" - The Bobby Fuller Four
    "CALIFORNIA SUN"- The Rivieras
    "LAND OF 1,000 DANCES" - Cannibal & The Headhunters or Wilson Pickett
    "GET BACK" - The Beatles
    "GIMME SOME LOVIN'" - The Spencer Davis Group (featuring Stevie Winwood)
    "BLACK IS BLACK" - Los Bravos
    "SWEET SOUL MUSIC" - Arthur Conley
    "SOUL FINGER" - The Bar-Kays
    "JUST ONE LOOK"-Doris Troy
    "JUDY IN DISGUISE (With Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band
    "EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART" - Soul Survivors
    'I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER" - Stevie Wonder
    "EVERYDAY PEOPLE" - Sly & The Family Stone
    "I THANK YOU" - Sam & Dave
    "HOLD ON, I'M COMING" - Sam & Dave

    "TIGHTEN UP/ I CAN'T STOP DANCING" - Archie Bell & The Drells
    "WHO'S MAKING LOVE" - Johnnie Taylor
    "I WANT YOU BACK" - The Jackson 5
    "PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG" - James Brown
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    Think about all the "Dance" shows on t.v., from the 60's...
    American Bandstand
    Shindig
    Malibu U
    The Happening
    Hullaballo (My sister was a go-go dancer on that one! Sometimes they'd give the "kids" copies of the 45's. She gave me my first pieces of vinyl, from what she got at the show.. "Over And Over", "My Boy Lollipop" and "Downtown". Aaahhh... Dancin' through childhood.)


    And that's just some of them, from the US alone. UK had a few of them, too.
    There had to plenty to dance to, to support so many "Dance" shows.

    Motown, British Invasion, Rock-a-Billy, the Memphis Sound, Phil Spector's labels...
    "MUSIC IS AN EMOTION, SEARCHING FOR IT'S VOICE"

    ...come with me, "BACK TO MUSIC", on DISCOTERIA
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    Quote Originally Written by STEPHEN L FREEMAN View Post
    Think about all the "Dance" shows on t.v., from the 60's...
    American Bandstand
    Shindig
    Malibu U
    The Happening
    Hullaballo (My sister was a go-go dancer on that one! Sometimes they'd give the "kids" copies of the 45's. She gave me my first pieces of vinyl, from what she got at the show.. "Over And Over", "My Boy Lollipop" and "Downtown". Aaahhh... Dancin' through childhood.)
    Stehen,

    Was your sister, Lada Edmund Jr.????? [she was one of the more famous dancers on "Hullabaloo"; sorta had a Joey Heatherton/Tuesday Weld thang goin' on....oh, probably not---looked up Lada on imdb and she was actually from Minneapolis, MN.]

    But that's cool--loved "Hullabaloo"...The Supremes debuted several singles there, including [maybe not a debut: "Stop! In The Name Of Love," "Back In My Arms Again," [definitely a debut-- wanna get this in color!!! I only see it in black & white-- maybe color doesn't exist??? photo from this performance was used on the cover of TIME] "Nothing But Heartaches" [1965 fall premiere episode] and "I Hear A Symphony." [definitely a debut; performed before an orchestra...Miss Ross was handed a bouquet of roses after the song a'la' classical performances!! Yes I remember it well!!]

    Then I think it was cancelled and Ed Sullivan became the usual TV show to premiere singles.
    "Lost inside adorable illusion...."

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    Quote Originally Written by markydefad View Post
    Was your sister, Lada Edmund Jr.????? [she was one of the more famous dancers on "Hullabaloo"; sorta had a Joey Heatherton/Tuesday Weld thang goin' on....oh, probably not---looked up Lada on imdb and she was actually from Minneapolis, MN.]
    I was so young then!
    Seriously, I was.:icon_confused:
    Well, I WAS!:icon_mad:

    I just remember watching her on tv. And I'd be in the living-room, shakin' my lil' 1st-grader butt along with her.
    In particular, an episode where she was dancing in a rope-light box.

    Her name is Sandy Marsh. (I know... I know...:icon_rolleyes:) But it really is her name!
    She was the BIG blonde hair type. All piled-up on her head. A "Hair-Hopper", if you will.
    After teasing it so much, it slapped her right back!
    "MUSIC IS AN EMOTION, SEARCHING FOR IT'S VOICE"

    ...come with me, "BACK TO MUSIC", on DISCOTERIA
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    Quote Originally Written by STEPHEN L FREEMAN View Post

    Her name is Sandy Marsh. (I know... I know...:icon_rolleyes:) But it really is her name!
    ... Stephen I hope that didn't mean her marriage felt something like quick sand!! :icon_exclaim:

    .... remember back when FM radio was new and more laid back and some DJs created these clever on air names....the one that comes to mind first was Dusty Street .... .one that I came up with that I thought was oh so clever ... that someone needed to grab was Marsha Swamp ! .....Don't know why eighty years later that still comes to mind ...:icon_redface::icon_redface::icon_redface: ....but who'd think there'd be any discussion here to trigger it !

    OK I could have/should have kept that one between me and my morning coffee ....:icon_rolleyes:


    Sixties ??

    Don't forget .... Dancing on the beach !!



    I still recall the thrill -
    I guess I always will


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    I was born in 1958, but was the fifth child. So I had 3 older brothers and a sister to make sure I had my roots in early rock and pop music.
    Along with all those mentioned, here are just a few of my favorites....

    Sam The Sham And The Pharohs - Wooly Bully


    The Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today


    Dave Baby Cortez - The Happy Organ


    Tommy Roe - Dizzy


    Ohio Express - Yummy Yummy Yummy


    Mason Williams - Classical Gas


    Tommy James And The Shondells - Mony Mony

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    A popular Broadway show, then film, for the time was Bye Bye Birdie. It was based on Elvis Presley being drafted into the United States Army in the late 1950's.

    Set in 1958, the show opened in 1960, and then became a film in '63. And while it is a musical, with theatrical style dancing, the movements and steps are based on teenage crazes, fashion and hangouts of the late '50's/early '60's.

    Here are two excerpts. The first is Honestly Sincere, where, before heading for the army, Birdie rides into town to play his last concert. This number is basically screaming girls jumping up and down and fainting. But that's what they did when they saw their idols. And isn't that what a mosh pit is?

    The second number is A Lot Of Livin' To Do, taking place in a teenage hideaway with a lot of kool-katz and beatnik flavor to it.

    Honestly Sincere


    A Lot Of Livin' To Do

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    Quote Originally Written by pepper1dancer View Post
    We have heard dance music in the 70's from Hues Corporation to Disco, The 80's of course had all the cool new wave acts and dance music has been around since. BUT, what the heck did we dance to in the 60's? I can think about songs like Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots are made for Walking". Could you dance to the Beatles or the Supremes? Music was great back in the 60's but I cant picture dancing to anything in a Dance Club. Anyone have any thoughts?
    Things are always evolving. What the 70's did for clubbing was adding lighting & bigger sound systems. Everything on Marky's List plus some of these.

    Kinks - All Day & All Of The Night
    Four Tops - Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
    Turtles - Happy Together
    Archie - Sugar, Sugar
    Len Barry - 1, 2, 3
    Dee Dee Sharp - Mash Potatoes, Gravy
    Little Eva - The Locomotion
    Chubby Checker - (too many to name)
    Cream - White Room
    Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
    Five Du-Tones - Shake Your Tail Feather
    Cliff Nobles - The Horse
    1910 Bubblegum Factory - 1, 2, 3 Red Light
    Box Tops - The Letter
    James Brown - Mother Popcorn/Give It Up Turnit A Loose
    (In Fact... Don't Get Me Started with the Godfather)

    Alvin Cash & The Crawlers - Twine Time
    Booker T. & The MG's - Hip-Hug-Her
    Castaways - Liar, Liar
    Otis & Carla - Tramp
    Major Lance - The Monkey Time

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    I can dance to these '60s tunes:

    I'M SO HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU-The Beatles
    BE YOUNG, BE FOOLISH, BE HAPPY-The Tams
    THINK-Aretha Franklin
    BUT IT'S ALRIGHT-J.J. Jackson
    LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER-The Rolling Stones
    I JUST CAN'T STOP DANCING-Archie Bell & The Drells
    DANCING IN THE STREET-Mama's & The Papa's
    THE 81-Candy & The Kisses
    DO I LOVE YOU-The Ronettes
    JUST LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET-The Reflections
    GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG KISS-Shangri-Las
    BEECHWOOD 4-5789-Marvelettes
    UPTIGHT (EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT)-Stevie Wonder
    MY WORLD IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU-The Supremes
    I'M READY FOR LOVE-Martha & The Vandellas
    "Everyone knows the real reason why you got that part it was the time you spent on that casting couch"--Antoine Merriwether
    "Excuse me, Miss Thing, but both of us spent time on that couch"--Blaine Edwards

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    *****


    Not really what you are talking about Pepper1 ..... just some other great dancing from the sixties :


    Ever checked out the syncopated routines the June Taylor Dancers would come up with each week for Jackie Gleason ?? ???




    *****


    I still recall the thrill -
    I guess I always will


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    I'm pretty sure my love for disco stems from the late 60s pop music that I was introduced to by my three older sisters. I was always drawn to a strong drum beat in a 124-130 bpm range and of course fun....

    Indian Giver - 1910 Fruitgum Co.


    Bend Me Shape Me - American Breed


    Quick Joey Small - Kasenatz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus


    Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' - Crazy Elephant


    Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Bob Seger System


    Seventh Son - Johnny Rivers


    It doesn't get any better than this...my favourite version of this classic...
    Bring It On Home To Me - Eddie Floyd
    Dancin' helps relieve the pain, soothes your mind, makes you happy again

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    Just had a "sniffing glue" flashback:icon_twisted:


    The Doors - Hello, I Love You


    The Doors- Light My Fire


    The Doors - Touch Me


    Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild


    Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride


    Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky


    The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In

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    Another hot one...nobody can do the boogaloo like I do

    Nobody But Me - Human Beinz
    Dancin' helps relieve the pain, soothes your mind, makes you happy again

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