Night Music: Martha and the Vandellas, “Dancing in the Street”

We went to a party at a friends house tonight. One down the block. Many neighbors were there, and some other folks.

When it got a little later the lights got darker and music got darker, and there was dancing. But it was funny. There was a fair reason to question almost every dance tune in the mix. This was dance music from the time when I danced, so we had the Sugar Hill Gang, and Blondie, and Nena, and the great thing was everyone, from us old folks, to young adults to the kids, all danced and limboed. It was great.

It wasn’t a great mix of tunes, but it was a great party and the best song was one of Motown’s best. And one of pop’s greatest tunes. Can’t forget the motor city!

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