TGIF Move It Medley

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to welcome in the weekend with rock and roll songs that defy you to sit or stand still.

By the way, welcome to Facebook users who haven’t been seeing these posts due to FB’s policy of deciding what they think you should see.

I could have selected seven or eight different artists and created a rockin’ medley but I decided to focus on one group. You probably have heard of them.

I’m sure you have heard every one of these songs but there are a couple which get little to no airplay so I included them because … well, because I can. πŸ˜‰

I dare you to sit or stand still!

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

The You Can’t Stand Still Medley

Comments (10)

  1. Don Doyle

    Well it sounds like you want to go dep today Ray, oK. The debut albums of the British Invasion contained lots of classic R&B. The Beatles, Kinks,Stones and others mined early Rock & Roll to make an impression. They had cut their teeth in the clubs playing those familiar tunes. To be honest, I got pretty tired of Milk Cow Blues, Kansas City & any recycled Chuck Berry tune they could find. I think the first Stones LP did it best of alll the early outings as far as creative song selection. When the original songs began to dominate the playlist, I got hooked. The original compositions ruled. I know the musicians loved it because they got 100% of the money! I also think they must have felt more fulfilled to present their own original work. Now that time has past I find i am more tolerant and can enjoy the covers more.
    An aside, the first Beatles record in my home was purchased my my Grandmother! We, my brothers & I were shocked! She was more Matt Monroe, JerryVail & Vickie Carr. She said she heard the song playing in the store and had to have it. It was I Want to Hold Your Hand.
    Well Ray, you got through a difficult week, I hope you can relax and enjoy the weekend. Thank you for getting the rest of us from Monday to Friday while whistling and taping our feet. Rock on my Brother.

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don.
      Those early recordings by British groups certainly did contain a lot of cover songs, primarily because very few artists wrote their own music. Once Lennon and McCartney started that trend, there was an explosion of original material. By the way, it’s funny that you mentioned Milk Cow Blues because I almost played it last week! It has always been one of my favorite Kinks songs because of Pete Quaife’s bass guitar runs.
      In our house, it was my mother who enjoyed the Beatles. She thought they were “cute” but my father, a Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra man, thought they looked silly with their “long hair,” which was, in reality not all that long.
      Yes, it has been a long week but we all made it to Friday and I will, as usual, take Saturday off but I’ll be back on Sunday!

  2. Wendyl

    Love, Love, LOVE it! Such a fun way to end a crazy hard week! I may be a little biased as I am a Beatle Baby. πŸ™‚ You are the Medley Man, kinda like the Candy Man but better. You mix them with love and make the world feel good. πŸ™‚ XOXOXOXO

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you (for being much too kind) Wendyl ❀️
      I also don’t cause cavities πŸ˜‰

  3. Don Doyle

    Please don’t let anything I say prevent you from ever playing a Kink’s song. Any song. I would never want to be responsible for denying someone hearing Pete Quaife’s bass lines. I shudder at the mere thought of such a thing. Perish the thought. LONG LIVE THE KINKS,!

    1. Ray (Post author)

      It took me a few moments to get myself together enough to respond… after falling on the floor from laughing too hard. πŸ™‚

  4. Barbara Brill

    So I popped into fb today and couldn’t help but check in on today’s medleys… so glad I did ….even hearing Ed Sullivan introduced them made me smile …even the comments were fun – my mother’s favorite songs then were Barry Sadler’s but I loved the Beatles — as we all did! Will never forget their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show – they definitely were a “really bit hit”! Loved everything about them … yes it was an invasion for sure – the world would never be the same! Hope you are Rocking this Day Ray —

    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Barbara πŸ™‚
      I’m so glad you popped in! I feel sorry for people too young to remember February 9, 1964, but people like Wendy experienced it second-hand from her father so she was almost there! πŸ™‚

      1. Wendyl

        It definitely feels that way to me!! πŸ™‚

        1. Ray (Post author)

          You took to it very well. ❀️


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