While going through my daily news feeds, there was the headline… Donna Summer died today from cancer… Wow! With Chuck Brown just yesterday, and now Ms. Summer, I feel like all the true artists are passing away to sing in that glorious choir in the sky. In my opinion, Donna Summer was one of the best singer/songwriters along with Ashford & Simpson; and many others of that era.
I remember getting ready for school and hearing MacArthur park on the radio in the mornings; that song may have been my first exposure to Donna Summer back home in England (so long ago, I don’t remember now :-)) Donna was given the crown and title “Queen of Disco” a very much deserved title in her heyday. When you think of disco, you think of Donna Summer. God bless her and may she rest in peace.
Below are a few of my favourite tracks.
Bad Girls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXgcbnmd6qg&feature=related (loved this one!)
Love To Love You Baby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXizlnS7go&feature=related
Women’s Anthem “She Works For The Money” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DsNn1NzxJ8&feature=related
MacArthur Park http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3rEzI0PtPA (I never understood who left the cake out in the rain… Why did they?)
- RIP Chuck Brown (shootingfromthehipblog.wordpress.com)