Friday 18 August 2017

It's Friday . . . Let's Dance

Today's dance track has a tenuous link to Wednesday's post in so much as I have seen it stated in more than one place that the track is a cover of a classic Jerry Butler soul song which Elvis covered on the From Elvis in Memphis album. I remain skeptical as the one resemblance I can find between the two tracks is the title, Only The Strong Survive, nothing else sounds even remotely similar. This does not mean that the Frankie Knuckles piano house tune from 1987 is any less of a track, how could it be it's Frankie Knuckles, it's just a different beast entirely, a laid back, soulful deep house groove that sounded great thirty years ago and  although can't be considered as sounding fresh, I think it stands the test of time.

As part of L's significant birthday celebrations, she is away for the weekend at a heuchter-teuchter music festival in Campbelltown with a few of the "girls". Each to their own I suppose. So while she is listening to bollocks about heather and how we were constantly under the yolk of the colonisers from the south I will be listening to the proclamations of Mark Edward Smith and whoever else I please at volume without any fear of grumbling or being told to "turn that bloody racket down" while the boys run feral.

Have a good weekend people.

Frankie Knuckles - Only The Strong Survive

1 comment:

Swiss Adam said...

Have a good weekend Drew.