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Papa Loves Mambo (Not really)

Daily Prompt: What sort of music was played in your house when you were growing up? What effect, (if any) did it have on your musical tastes?

As I’ve Blogged before (cheap plug) in Let’s Dance and We Got the Beat!, music was a big part of my life from an early age.  Here’s an idea of the eclectic mix of music collections from my parents and grandparents:

  • The Doors
  • Elvis
  • Simon and Garfunkle
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • The Beatles
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Michael Jackson
  • Jackson Five
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Luis Armstrong
  • Bing Crosby
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Dean Martin
  • Glenn Miller
  • Beach Boys
  • Aretha Franklin
  • The Mamas and the Papas
  • The Monkeys
  • The Supremes
  • Van Morrison
  • Benny Goodman
  • The Andrews Sisters

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Let’s Dance

Daily Prompt: Let’s Dance

What are your earliest and fondest memories of dance?


I love the sound of a record.  MP3’s, CD’s, and tapes do not have the same qualities as a record.  Growing up we always had a record player.

My parents would dance to their records often.  Which inspired me and my siblings to dance to these records.  I remember being taught to dance by my dad, brother, sister, and even babysitters.  Music was a very big part of our lives.

We danced less as we moved to tapes and CD’s.  Was it because of the medium?  Probably not.  We got older, our schedules got busier.

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