Today’s song of the day is a total throwback. The Brothers Johnson’s “Strawberry Letter 23” is such a GREAT tune!!! I love good old fashioned Funk like this. You can see that artists like OutKast & Sleepy Brown (basically The Dungeon Family) were influenced by stuff like this. And oddly enough, The Dungeon Family’s “Trans DF Express” was yesterday’s song of the day. Enjoy the smooth Funk as you unwind from yet another Tuesday.
I know I said yesterday that I wanted to make today’s song of the day a Dungeon Family song, but then I heard this new All-American Rejects song “Beekeeper’s Daughter” for the first time today and I had to make it today’s song of the day. I’ve been a fan of The All-American Rejects for a while now. Since the beginning really. I think they are a very talented and catchy little Pop-Punk group. Their new album, “Kids In The Street” comes out on March 26th. Their sound doesn’t vary much from album to album, but they do what it is they do, well. I’ve also always enjoyed the fact that the lead singer, Tyson Ritter and I share the same Birthday, April 24th.
I’ve been wanting to share this song “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley for a few weeks now, but have had lot’s of other stuff to share. This song was named the #1 song of the 2000’s by Rolling stone a couple years back. They definitely deserve it too. I love Gnarls Barkley and especially Cee-Lo, solo and with his original group, Goodie Mob, who is a part of a clic along with OutKast, Sleepy Brown and others, called the Dungeon Family. They are all so talented and original!!! Are you a Dungeon Family fan? I may have to share one of their songs next. I just might!!!
Today’s song of the day is Cee-Lo’s “Gettin’ Grown”. This is from about 10 years ago, but this has been my JAM lately!!! I can’t get it out of my head. Cee-Lo has been around for about 17+ years. He started out rapping with the group, Goodie Mob, which is part of the same clic as OutKast and a bunch of other talented rapers and singers, “The Dungeon Family” and has had a few solo albums, a couple albums with Danger Mouse under the name, Gnarls Barkley and has featured on a ton of songs over the years. The mainstream has only really been up on him since around the time Gnarls Barkley came out and especially since his hit song, “F#$@ You” (A.K.A. “Forget You” on the radio) and since the TV show, The Voice premiered last year. He has been making great, quality music for years now and I really like the message of this song at this point in my life. The video is pretty funny too. I think he’s supposed to be playing his own version of the children show characters, the Teletubbies in it. Interesting and hilarious choice for this song.