Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #25 – Got to Give It Up

I posted this excellect track by Marvin Gaye on the blog I co-host with KK.

Anybody feel like taking on a prompt question for the weekend?

Songshine Sounds

Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.


The other week I mentioned my love of reggae, which originated in Jamaica. I wanted to stay on that side of the Atlantic this week and briefly mention my love of Soul music. Soul is a halfway house over here – it obviously is not as big as in the USA, there is no dedicated R&B chart, but it has quite a large following here, we invented our own brand of Northern Soul, plus we had ready access to much of the music coming out of America.


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Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #24 – BreakAway

I posted a Beach Boys track, plus an interesting prompt question about candy, if anybody fancies a challenge for the weekend.

Songshine Sounds

Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.

I had the idea today to feature an artist I like. I chose their track, though, because I thought of a good prompt question. I chose this performance purely because of fashion!

This is Breakaway by The Beach Boys. It was one of their last big hits way back in 1969.

Did you enjoy that? Conjuring up all those images of golden beaches, of tanned surfer dudes and their hot babes?

Well put all those surfin’ thoughts out of your heads, because in the UK, a BreakAway is the name of a chocolate biscuit:

So, our challenge this week is

Create something which links to the name of some confectionery.

By all means, write about your love of deep-fried

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Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #23– Born on the Bayou

Hmmm… Credence Clearwater Revival. I racked my brains. I definitely heard of these guys, but it wasn’t this song. And then I had it – Bad Moon Rising.

In facr, I’m not even sure I heard any of their other material, so this one is new to me. I wonder how much of their material actually crossed the Atlantic?

Anyway, the track sounds good. I always associated CCR with the South, so was surprised to learn they were from Ca. This one sounded pretty Southern to me, too.

And KK rounds the post off with a typical thought-provoking questionb. Anybody fancy a challenge?

Songshine Sounds

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Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.


This weekend, Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July with neighborhood bbqs, fireworks and flags all in celebration of Independence Day. Creedence Clearwater Revival’s song “Born on the Bayou” brings alive memories of many Fourth of July celebrations for me. My father loves CCR and on Independence Day, we would rock out to their tunes, eat home-made ice cream, swim in the pool, light sparklers and run around way past our bedtimes.

CCR, originally from California, became known as a southern rock sensations singing about catfish, bayous, and the Mississippi River. Lead singer John Fogerty wrote “Born on the Bayou” without ever having lived in the southern United States. Fogerty spent time in the U.S. Army, though…

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Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #20 – Get Ready

I posted this great Temptations track before on the blog I co-host with KK.

Any of you feel like writing a fairy tale?

Songshine Sounds

Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.

The last time I hosted I focussed on reggae, which originated in Jamaica. I wanted to stay on that side of the Atlantic this week and present some Soul music.

Soul is a halfway house over here – not as big as in the USA, there is no dedicated R&B chart, but we still heard a lot of imports, and we invented our own flavour of Northern Soul back in the Seventies.


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Reblog: Flashback Friday #21 Light My Fire

Did you see, my co-host KK has just posted a Friday prompt question on our music blog, Songshine Sounds.

That’s a good question, because I think the abstract answer might be my daughter, I certainly lit that particular fire good and proper, but I think it might be fun to post something more literal.

Let’s hope I get some free time later to dream something up.

Songshine Sounds

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Welcome to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.


Fewer bands have been more on fire than the The Doors, an American rock band which formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The band’s frontman and vocalist Jim Morrison was known equally for incredible voice and his fiery stage persona. Their success caught on fast, and by 1972the band had sold over 4 million albums domestically and nearly 8million singles worldwide. The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold LP– quite a wildfire!


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Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #20 – Bubbling

Okay, so I wrote this prompt on our music blog, Songshine Sounds, but hey, this is a great sound anyway, so enjoy the track, and why not take on the question?

Have a freat weekend, everyone!

Songshine Sounds

Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.

I’m going to keep this one short. From childhood, I just latched on to this band, bought all their music, watched them live etc. I listened to other genres of music too, but reggae was where I felt most at home, and these guys were a favourite band.


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Reblog: Flashback Track Friday #19 Operator

KK just published our Friday prompt on the music blog we share, Songshine Sounds. She finishes up with an excellent question, I already have a piece of flash in mind so I’ll have to see if I can’t write something down in thew next few hours.

I can’t let this one go without saying a word about the song. I’ve never heard of this guy before, I don’t think he ever made it over here, so the track is totally new to me. I loved it – right up my street. But what about that ‘tache? Still, I suppose in 1972 we all had them (except I was four)!

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Welcome once again to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.


Philadelphia-born folk and rock singer-songwriter, Jim Croce, produced five studio albums and numerous singles during his brief, seven year career. Today’s track was inspired by his time in the military, watching men line up to use the telephone booth, hoping to speak to their loved ones, hoping those Dear John break-up letters weren’t true.


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Reblog: Flashback Track #15 Momma Told Me

KK put this track live this morning for our Flashback Track Friday prompt. Today, she’s honed in on it being Mothers’ Day in the USA and is asking a very maternally-themed question today.

Why not have a pop, if you feel inclined? My mum died 9 years ago, so I’ll have to pout my thinking cap on (again) to come up with something a bit later.

Songshine Sounds

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Welcome to Flashback Track Friday. Each week, either KK or Mister Bump will present a song to you, and out of that song, will prompt you with a question.


It’s wonderful when you can keep rediscovering the power of song. This is definitely true of of the track “Momma Told Me,” originally written by Randy Newmanand performed byEric Burdon on his debut, bluesy solo album in 1966.


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