Monday, September 27, 2021

Tangled Up in Shoes #MusicMovesMe

Does anyone know what time it is?  I do.

It's time for Music Moves Me!

Who are the Music Moves Me bloggers? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only-meaning at least one music video, please!)   First, there is XmasDolly.  Her co-hosts are: Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, and me. 

Each month we have a guest conductor. Today, we welcome, one more time, our guest conductor (and all around wonderful person) for September, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy. Thank you for guiding us with your themes this month, Cathy - it's been fun.

 Cathy has picked as our theme for this week: (drum roll):  National Scarf Day - songs that express your fashion style or songs about being wrapped up in something physically or emotionally.

Hmmm.  That will take some thought.

Let me start out with a memory from my early teen years, when boots were part of a fashion statement.  I remember wearing white boots (with a miniskirt and black fishnet stockings, no less) in the mid 1960's and high boots reaching almost to the thigh.  Yes, fashion was a bit strange in those days.

Let's celebrate it with this 1964 novelty song by the stars of the Avengers TV show, Patrick McNee and Honor Blackman, called "Kinky Boots".

Do you remember blue suede shoes?  I don't, although I do remember wearing patent leather shoes and saddle shoes.  Let's try this 1958 song by Robert John called "White Bucks and Saddle Shoes". 

 One more about boots - 1966's These Boots Are Made for Walkin', from Nancy Sinatra.   I love this song.  Are you ready, boots?  Start walkin'!

I do love my blue jeans.  Neil Diamond sang "Forever in Blue Jeans". 

But one fashion statement at the beach I could never bring myself to wear was the bikini.  Here's Brian Hyland's famous take on the topic:  "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini."  I could have been the girl in that song; in fact, when it came out (1960) I wasn't that much older than the little girl in the video.

 If I wanted to write about tangled up relationships, I could never, ever do better than Bob Dylan in his 1975 masterpiece "Tangled Up in Blue".

For my last song, I pick a genre I'm not normally much into (with some exceptions), but this song (and the video) are beautiful and heartfelt. Great choreography, too.  Here's Beyoncé, feat. Drake, with "Mine".

And that is a wrap!

See you again next week, same time, same place, when it will be Rocktober!



  1. Alana,

    I always wanted a pair of the thigh high boots. Do you think it's too late? I really ought to do this before I find myself looking back to say, "Why didn't I ever get me a pair?" Nancy Sinatra "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" is a great oldie. I remember when I really small I had a pair of white boots. I can't swear to it but it must have been around the time Nancy's song released because that's what I recall coming to mind when I got them. I'm pretty sure I shared that photo on my blog but now I can't seem to find it to share it with you. Fabulous song picks for this week, my dear. Have a boogietastic week!

  2. ...I remember White Bucks and Saddle Shoes.

  3. Pat Boone made white buckskin shoes popular for guys back in the stone age. Originally written and recorded by Carl Perkins, it was Elvis that wore Blue Suede Shoes to the top of the charts. Of course every teen girl in the fifties and sixties had a pair of saddle oxfords. A playlist well done. Have a blessed week.

  4. Good choices to come up with. That was a hard theme. I remember "go go" boots, short white ones. I was in upper elementary school and everyone had them! Everyone including me! Fishnets... oh yes, those too! Before that it was always saddle shoes, the white and brown ones, never black.

  5. I always love watching the old episodes of "The Avengers" but I had no idea that they did a record together. And that's really Robert "Sad Eyes" John? Good choices!

  6. So many favourites here, Alana! The only one I'd add is: Tan Shoes and Pink Shoe Laces!

  7. Such great and classic songs here. Very nice.

  8. Itsy bitsy was one of my favorites (the bathing suit wasn't bad either...) Forgot that Neil's song involved blue jeans. Thanks for the memories.


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