Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Lexie's Chain: The Hundred and Eighty Second Chain

Hello pals! Welcome to week 182 of #lexieschain. So last time was Maggie wiv  Rocky Feme Gonna Fly Now. So let's see wots we gots dis week:

Last week's winner was the theme from Rocky. All we remember about Rocky was the running bits, up steps and stuff. So we've chosen a song that features running in the video. Lykke Li with I Follow Rivers...

Greetings, @maggietkat won with a great choice of link with Gonna Fly Now by Maynard Ferguson the music, Maynard is indeed a consummate performer on the trumpet.
I would like to offer Kenny Ball with Midnight in Moscow. Why another wonderful performer. Why Midnight in Moscow? Many many years ago when the last item on Radio 4 was the Shipping Forecast they would change to BBC World Service the gap was filled with Midnight in Moscow.

Congrats to Maggie ! The link this week was the beautiful "Gonna a Fly Now" . My week this week is a response from October Project. " Return to Me "

Chain time again well done Maggie for last week. So finding a link from Gonna Fly Now took me to all those songs about flying there are so many to choose from. So I decided to go with the first one that popped into my head and that's Big Bird by Eddie Floyd. Enjoy this joyful song of anticipation and that amazing brass.

Rocky is a film about a washed up boxer dat never fulfilled his potential bein givin a chance at da American Dream by World Champion Apollo Creed. Our linky is a singer who wuz inspired as a boy by seein James Brown performin at The Apollo Theatre but his life wuz filled wiv tragedy n failure n in his 60s he wuz scrapin a livin doin a James Brown tribute act. He wuz spotted by a record label boss who said you av a great voice you shud sing as yourself Charles Bradley. Deservedly he got a belated chance to achieve da American Dream n we got a great Soul singer. Eres Charles Bradley wiv da fab Menahan Street Band playin a stormin set, "Heartaches and Pain" which recounts his brother's death followed by "No Time for Dreamin" etc. Like Rocky da life of Charles Bradley is a heartwarmin tale of a luvly man dat finally fulfils his dreams 

Oh so a veree big well dun to yoo Maggie on da winning linky last week from Rocky - Gonna Fly Now'. This gots us thinking that once you dus be flying and winning and wotnots dat you feeling likes nothing's gonna stop you now. Sooooo, you gots it, we is going with Starship's songy 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' oh no....

Da winning linky woz da Rocky feem “Gonna fly Now” by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. I finks if a whole ochestra wanna fly you’d need a big plane. So for my linky I chose “Leaving On a Jet Plane “ by Peter Paul and Mary. Dis toon always makes mum sad cos it woz in da charts when she graduated from University and her very best friends were off to werk theer way round da werld as a sorta gap year before they started werk properly and they were all leaving on a jet plane and she woz left behind.

Our linky dus be Papa Was A Rolling Stone from The Temptations. What? How come you arks? Well, Sylvester Stallone played Rocky in the movie about Rocky Balboa. Slyvester Stallone, Arnold Swarzenegger, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis all financed the restaurant chain Planet Hollywood togeva. Bruce Willis had a brief dabble wiv singing and produced an album Return of Bruno which featured a number of well known Motown numbers. His backing singers included Booker T Jones, Ruth Pointer and The Temptations. So we pay tribute to one of Motown' greats wiv Papa Was A Rolling Stone.

An da winner ... as chosen by  .... Maggie ......... dus be ......... @freddie_bt wiv ! Your turn next week ;)

Ere wot Maggie said bowty it: Well done everyone! Every link was amazing! I heard lots of incredible brass, walked down Mom's memory lane (mom's boyfriend sang "leaving on a jet plane" to her as he was going off to the Navy to avoid the Army and Viet Nam), saw cat graffiti, and danced with mom to several songs (so embarrassed with that one, but we love our Motown). I am going with Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band. I loved the story of pursuing your love in the face of adversity.

So it's over to you. Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until 3rd August 2014 (gets it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da pawsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow me @dogstoyevsky or #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! Fanx for playin!

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