March 24, 2007

JUKEBOX ELVIS SELECTION

Welcome to Elvis Jukebox Selection. In this jukebox there is a compilation of 20+(15 Elvis) (about one hour plus) various genres of songs selected for your listening pleasure. This compilation will be rotated and changed Everyday. Bookmark this page and make this your entertainment centre. Support the artist(s) by purchasing their original albums. Kindly go to "My Store" to purchase music or "Support Me Through My Sponsers". Send an email to mickeybull@yahoo.com if you need assistance in locating a specific artist(s) or song(s), and I will assist you. Thank you and enjoy!

FEATURING THIS MONDAY

JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Welcome to Saturday Night Fever Jukebox. In this jukebox there is a compilation of 50 (about 2 hours plus) mixed dance music from the (50s 60s 70s 80s 90s) selected for your boogie down pleasure. This compilation will be rotated and changed every week and will only be available on Saturday Nights. Bookmark this page and make this your entertainment centre. Support the artist(s) by purchasing their original albums. Kindly go to "My Store" to purchase music or "Support Me Through My Sponsers". Send an email to mickeybull@yahoo.com if you need assistance in locating a specific artist(s) or song(s), and I will assist you. Thank you and enjoy!

FEATURING NEXT WEEKEND

JUKEBOX CHILL OUT

Welcome to Chill Out Jukebox. In this jukebox there is a compilation of 50 (about 2 hours plus) mixed smooth songs from the (50s 60s 70s 80s 90s) selected for your chill-out time. This compilation will be rotated and changed every week and will only be available on Sunday Nights. Bookmark this page and make this your entertainment centre. Support the artist(s) by purchasing their original albums. Kindly go to "My Store" to purchase music or "Support Me Through My Sponsers". Send an email to mickeybull@yahoo.com if you need assistance in locating a specific artist(s) or song(s) you want to purchase, and I will assist you. Thank you and enjoy!

FEATURING NEXT WEEKEND

March 12, 2007

70s DISCO Party TOP 20 Songs & Fashion Tips

When I was writing about hand jive, suddenly I had the urge to pull out all the TOP 20 DISCO PARTY songs from the 70s.Yes, let’s take a stroll back to the 70’s, where everything was groovy and vivid back then. Since I’ve to wait for the 20 songs to complete uploading, here are some tips on the 70s Disco Fashion, if I can remember it well. I remember those days where we have to dress-up or we won’t be able to enter into any Disco clubs. For the ladies and probably some guys too, the hot pants look and spandex tops were cool back then. To capture the lights from the disco balls, a gold lame, leopard skin and stretch halter jumpsuits and white clothes that glowed in ultra violet lights are a must. For the actual guys, stain jackets that reflected the light and a medallion resting on a tanned chest (hairs on the chest were accepted those days, it makes the guys look macho) in an open neck shirt with the collar turned up were de rigueur. If you don’t get it, just watch “Saturday Night Fever” and see the way John dresses. Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention the most important thing. You got to get a platform soled shoe because without them you won’t have the elevation of space age fantasy when your satin flared trousers shimmer as they swayed to the music beat. Actually, it’s so simple; just wear clothes which are unacceptable during the day. So put on your groovy clothes now, get your soled shoes on, deem the lights and switch on the disco lights (if you don’t have one, just get a torch light or a christmas twinkling lights will do) and boogie down to my TOP 20 DISCO numbers. Also don’t forget to watch John’s butt.


TOP 20 Disco Hits





Remember The Hand Jives

Last Saturday, I was at my cousin’s party and they started to play Otis's number, 'Willie and the Hand Jive'. Yeah baby, it was the HAND JIVES time!! And I got up and started showing-off my jives. While I was busting the move, a young chap approached me and said, “That’s a cool Macarena dude….never seen that before”. Macarena?!! What in hell was he talking about? Doesn’t he know I was jiving with my hands? On my way home, I thought, “probably I didn’t do it right”, and as soon as I got home, I grabbed my old “Grease” movie and started searching for the part where John and gang performed the hand jives. “Yeap, looks like I did ok”, probably those youngster need some lesson and realised this would be a great topic for my memories. So, here’s a minor lesson in hand jives.

History: Hand jives are set sequences of hand and arm movements performed mostly while sitting down in theatres that emerged in the 1950's. In particular it was done to Johnny Otis's number, 'Willie and the Hand Jive'. Alternatively, it could be "danced" by a bunch of teenagers grouped around the jukebox in a crowded 1950's diner or café. In this setting dancing with their hands only could also be a good idea because of the lack of room. Hand jive is a kind of dance game to Rock and roll and Rhythm and blues music in 1950s. It involves complicated patterns of hand moves and claps at various parts of the body, following and/or imitating the percussion instruments while sitting at the concerts or crowding around jukeboxes. It could also be a highly elaborate version of Pat-a-cake. Hand moves include thigh slapping, cross-wrist slapping, fist pounding, chest slapping and pounding, hand clapping, elbow touching, hitch hike moves, etc. and ITS NOT A MACARENA MOVE!!!

Ok here is how you do it.

Roll your hands to the left, your hands to the right.

Then beat out the rhythm on both of your knees.

Clap your hands a one and a two.

Put your fists together how I love you.

Cross your hands above and below.

Tap your right elbow, your left and then, All you do is start over again.









GOT IT! Still don’t understand….ok watch the actual jives by John and gang, and watch the song performance too. Guys guys guys...its a jive not a "hand jXb", come on do it right, ha ha ha.