I’m tired of people exhorting their armchair quarterback opinions about politics and the economy. I want to talk about something the politicians can’t screw up. Well, maybe I should say, they haven’t screwed it up YET…
Do you know what Boogie-Woogie Music is? What about dancing to Swing Music from the thirties, forties and early fifties? The most popular dance, coast to coast, from the late fifties and early sixties was THE SHAG. Aren’t you just a little curious? This music and these dances go back a few years. However, these videos and the dancers are from today. Now, why in the heck are these couples from today dancing to music from such a long time ago? Clearly, the music is soul grabbing and honest; it’s fun to listen and dance to. This is not a put down, but you can’t say that bout Debussy and Mozart. I mean, every generation has its own dances and its own music; yet this music and these dances are still being enjoyed by today’s generation.
I hope this music places a little happiness in your soul today.
THE SHAG was the most popular dance during the late fifties and early sixties. This is how high school and college kids danced to Rock ‘n’ Roll “back in the day”. Believe it or not, for some of us guys that really knew how to SHAG, we danced with a girl on each arm. This couple is obviously real good, but the guy really should be dancing with two ladies to make it a really righteous experience.
No doubt you’ve heard about Big Band Swing and Boogie-Woogie Music, but you may not have ever danced to it or came face to face with it. Well, you’re about see and hear what you’ve been missing. Before Rock-n-Roll, The Shag, The Watusi and The Twist folks danced to Swing and Boogie-Woogie; it’s how my dad and mom danced, during the forties and early fifties. In these two videos, young couples from today, right now, dance to Swing and Boogie-Woogie. I do believe, and I want to point out, when (if) you dance like this, say twice a week, a daily exercise routine or a personal trainer is not needed.
This music is simply too much fun to not have around.
I really hope this placed a little happiness in your soul today… YOU WILD THANG !
Now, DO YOU WANNA DANCE…