Monster Mish-Mash

Or, where my mind takes me. And for a start it takes me back to an old favourite straight away. Let’s slip back to 1973.

Dobie Grey- Drift Away.

Back to 1968 now and a truly unusual record.

Sly and the family Stone – Everyday People

1985 next finds one of my favourite groups outside Motown in action.

Commodores- Nightshift

I’m getting almost modern now with a single from 1978. Bob Segar is a World Class writer and performer. Here he is with his Silver Bullet Band.

Bob Segar- Hollywood Nights

Finally, from 1985 I bring you a man whom some say the word conceited was written. Well, judging by some of his partners I’d say he has every right. But, and this is the important bit. He’s hugely talented and this single was what blew me away when I first heard it. Simply Red with Holding Back the Years. What a soul voice.

Thank you all for loaning your ears to my choices. I hope you got some pleasure and maybe met an artiste you didn’t know. Have a great weekend and keep the World Alive with Hugs

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.
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39 Responses to Monster Mish-Mash

  1. petespringerauthor says:

    I suppose what kind of mood I’m in determines what sounds the best on any particular night, but upbeat feels right, so I’m going with Hollywood Nights.

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  2. inavukic says:

    Must admit Nightshift has been and has stayed one of my absolute favourites 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    This week’s music post from David Prosser with memorable songs from Simply Red, Hollywood Nights, The Commodores, Sly & The Family Stone, Dobie Gray.. head over and drift away on a cloud of nostalgia…

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  4. Keith says:

    David, you covered many bases here. There is a lot to like. I ma huge Bob Seger fan, but love the other groups as well. Dobie Gray’s rendition of this song is fabulous. Keith

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  5. Terrific selection, David. You even got my favorite Detroit guy Bob Seger. All these songs bring back great memories. Thanks.

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  6. Clive says:

    Some good choices here, David. For me, Bob Seger is a clear winner 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  7. MELewis says:

    Some sweet song choices here, David. I always had a soft spot for Simply Red and that song — well, let’s just say I am with you! ❤️ Thanks for the trip down memory lane as always!

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  8. Those dates seem so long ago but I was an adult when such great music was made!

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  9. Suzassippi says:

    I loved all of these, but my faves would have to be Nightshift and Drift Away, although I was a big fan of Sly and the Family Stone. That was the year I graduated high school and left for college with my bell bottoms, crop top, and head band. I was oh so cool in that outfit.

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  10. jilldennison says:

    Whoa! You’ve outdone yourself today! I knew 4 of the 5 and loved them ALL! Thanks so much for brightening my mood on this Saturday afternoon!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. jilldennison says:

    Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    Since I was not able to do a music post this morning, I am instead sharing our friend David’s Saturday music treats! He’s done a great mix today, one that will brighten your day and give you something to sing about! Thanks, David!

    Liked by 1 person

    • davidprosser says:

      Diolch yn fawr , I hope your readers like the but for the poor souls I already caught with them.

      Liked by 1 person

      • jilldennison says:

        Mae croeso mawr i chi. So far it has 14 likes, which isn’t bad for a music post, especially considering it went out later than my usual. Also, I made a mistake … I forgot that a reblog captures a certain number of words, and it picked up all the music, since there wasn’t a lot of text, so I’m afraid few came to your original post. Next time I’ll remember and only allow it to include one song so they have to visit you to hear the whole thing. Sorry ’bout that.

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      • davidprosser says:

        Ha, as long as they hear the music, it doesn’t much matter where.

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  12. Sly and the Family Stone for me, here. I rather tended to disregard them after ‘Family Affair’. Good picks again, David! Hugs.

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  13. SD Gates says:

    Hi David – “Holding Back the Years” is one of my favorite songs – I love the vocals, but the instrumentals are hauntingly beautiful too!! Great choices! I have so missed visiting with you – it has been a long year and a half away!


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