Tag Archives: 70s soul

Spread the Word!

7 Aug

For the next few hours, I’m all about unity and compassion.  These traits will disappear promptly at 11:59p, but until then I am channeling Yvonne Daniels and her 1971 recording “Spread the Word.”

I would love to actually write a normal length post and tell you all about this almost unknown singer, but, alas, she is actually pretty unknown. I know nothing beyond the fact that she recorded some singles for De-Lite Records, seems to be from New York and is probably not the Chicago-based DJ of the same name.  The only important thing I know about her is that she has a killer, almost psychotic delivery on this song.

I’ve been pretty taken with this single today.  So much so that I’m almost thinking I should delay the expiry of my love-the-word feelings and have this be my theme song for the coming week.



You May Not Drive a Great Big Cadillac

26 May

Here’s a super important message:  Be Thankful for What You Got.

Of course you know me well enough by now to realize that mistake of grammar would never be mine.  I’ll blame/credit William DeVaughn.  But rest assured that I’m very thankful for that particular grammatical error.  His song oozes positivity with a ridiculous level of cool.   Perfect for an evening like this.

Easy, breezy, William DeVaughn.  I especially love the part of the song that goes like this:

Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin the scene
With a gangsta lean, Woo hoo

I’ve had this song on my mind recently because the last few days have reminded me how thankful I am that I have such amazing friends.  You know who you are.  You, you, you, you, you and you.  But not you…surprisingly.