OK I admit I got caught with my pants down this week and forgot it was already Friday but that’s because it was a very good week worthy of celebrating.

CELEBRATION!  Sorry for the opening ad what a buzz kill.

We are the Champions!

Get the Party Started!

I’m So Excited!

What’s a dance party celebration without the dancing kitty.

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javaz
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Or, how about this one, did anyone post this one?

Rare Earth – I Just Want To Celebrate –

javaz
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Did anyone post this one?

Kool And The Gang – Celebration –

oops! just noticed that KQ posted it in the thread!
I was diverted by the dancing cat!

Khirad
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Covenant – One World One Sky

httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ-uYA2bsuk

Culture Kult

Khirad
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Neotek – Brain Over Muscle

httpsh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x76Jv0-gSUQ

bito
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Tonight’s selection from Matt Ygelsis
Desmond Dekker – The Israelites

http://ow.ly/1rdGt

Desmond Dekker – 007- Shanty Town- Trojan Ska
http://ow.ly/1rdGt

Kalima
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“Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. My mother’s favourite.

kesmarn
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Ah, Kalima…possibly the greatest piece of music ever written.

“Up above the stars, a loving Father dwells…”

Ein umschlungen der ganzen Welt.

Kalima
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Funnily enough, the words never grow old. We humans still have the basic communication problems as they had then. It was played in our house almost every week when I was still knee high. 🙂

kesmarn
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Oops…I misremembered: Ein umschlungen millionen, diese kuss der ganzen welt. Is that it?

Kalima
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Yes kesmarn, that’s it. The lead singer’s voice was in heavily accented German, “diesen Kuss” for some reason the Kuss is masculine in our language der, die and das.

“Seid umschlungen, Millionen!
Diesen Ku

bito
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This one is hard to take if you know the song.
Sad part of history past. Is this what some want to bring back?

Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit

SueInCa
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Bito
The RR would love to bring it back

kesmarn
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I remember when it was first explained to me exactly what that phrase meant, b’ito. Chilling.

Isn’t it amazing what music can do to help humans process all the facets of life? Beautiful and ugly…

bito
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Her record label refused to record that.

kesmarn
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I’m not surprised, b’ito. Everyone wanted to sweep all that under the rug.

Chernynkaya
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Soweto Gospel Choir – Amazing Grace (I may be getting maudlin.)

SueInCa
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No, I loved that one, good find

SueInCa
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6dz72z-Wug

For the Mexican music lovers, a little updated by JLo

kesmarn
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That was from the movie “Selena,” Sue?

My daughter loved that movie. Got a kick out of her trying to explain “bustiers” to her conservative dad…and the younger guys who were so dazzled by having helped repair the broken-down “bus of Sah-lee-naz.”

SueInCa
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I loved that movie too

“Salinas” that is what they guys called her

Chernynkaya
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Joan Baez – Gracias a la vida

bito
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Almost feels like a New Year. A definable a New Beginning with a little soul!!

Auld Lang Syne-Aretha Franklin & Billy Preston

Chernynkaya
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OH, Bito that’s amazing. Billy Preston! Who’s son was he again?

Chernynkaya
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OMG. (We all get old.)And Obama sings with her.

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE | Joan Baez – “We Shall Overcome” | PBS

Chernynkaya
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I made myself cry.

SueInCa
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Damn you Cher, stop it my husband thinks I am sad now.

Chernynkaya
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But that blew me away on so many levels, Sue.

SueInCa
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But my husband asked me why I was crying…………

Chernynkaya
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I hear you, babe.

SueInCa
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Country Joe McDonald

kesmarn
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In the heat of August, at one of the neighborhood street festivals in northern Ohio, Duane Malinowski sets up at one end of Lagrange Street and the Mexican tejano bands set up at the other. They sound almost identical. Gotta love the melting pot!

bito
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Living in Tucson, I here polka music all the time. 😉

Chernynkaya
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LOVE Tejano and ranchero music, Kes.

kesmarn
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I do too, Cher, and I’m always amazed at the local festivals at the similarities between the polka bands and the Mexican bands… Now I’ll have to find some Tejano stuff to match Duane!

Chernynkaya
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🙂 I think it’s the squeezebox.

SueInCa
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I will have to play that for my husband, he loaths Mariachi Bands and his father wants them at all family celebrations LOL….

kesmarn
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I’m crazy about Mariachi bands. The younger children of my Hispanic friends can hardly tolerate them, though! 😆

Needless to say, Duane Malinowski is as Polish as it’s possible to be, but he could fill in on accordion in any of the local Tejano bands on no notice!

SueInCa
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I like the modern, Selena, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estafan

Chernynkaya
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For my last birthday, my husband surprised me with a Mariachi serenade! (Smart man.)

escribacat
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I love almost everything about Mexico. Mariachi is number one on the list of things I cannot abide.

kesmarn
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Not even those glorious gigantic hats, e’cat? 😆