Remember when MTV used play music videos? Before Reality TV…before autotunes…back when artists could actually sing and play instruments. If you do, you’re probably an 80s kid like me. This video by A-ha, reminds me that time in the 80s. Who didn’t love “Take On Me”? Such a beautiful story line too….Boy falls in love with a girl from another dimensions, and does everything be with her.
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Warning: This song features a real singer with real musicians. No autotune. No synthesizers. No “DJ Samples”. Just original music, by real people with actual talent. This video was featured on MTV when it only featured music videos.
I love this song, Funkin’ for Jamaica (NY), by Tom Browne (circa 1981). It features 2 of my favorite instruments: The Trumpet and the Bass Guitar.
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- Tagged 1981, 80s Music, Autotune, Carla Franklin, Funk, Music, Nostalgia, Old School, R & B, Rhythm and Blues, Song, Soul, Tom Browne
One of my favorite #OldSchool #AcidJazz tunes is Never stop. Ms. N’Dea Davenport took The Brand New Heavies to new heights of success as the band’s lead singer and helped make this song a hit. I’m so happy to see that she’s collaborating with the band again.
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- Tagged 1990s, 90s Music, Acid Jazz, Carla Franklin, Funk, Music, N'Dea Davenport, Never Stop, PostAWeek, The Brand New Heavies
#BackInTheDay, in the 1980s, before #autotune made the voices of the untalented tolerable…when MTV actually played music videos…and guys walked around with boom boxes that played tape cassettes (a relic from the 80s)…and girls coiffed their hair into gravity defying sculptures…and Dynasty and Dallas rules the TV airwaves , the music was so much better. This collaboration by Run DMC and Aerosmith is one of the BEST in the past 30 years. This song united hip-hop heads, and hard rockers. I miss good music.
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- Tagged 1980s, Aerosmith, Autotune, Carla Franklin, Hip Hop, Music, Nostalgia, Old School, PostAWeek, Rock, Run DMC, Yo MTV Raps