Day 16: A song that’s a classic favorite

This might be the hardest of the challenges so far.  I’m going to select “The Loco-Motion”.  But then the question is, Little Eva or Grand Funk?  I guess both!  And I’ll tell you why, but first, go ahead and listen to them … I’ll wait …

There used to be a Seattle band, The Model Rockets, that played this song at the end of their set.  John really had a beautiful blues voice and this was the song in their repertoire that really showed it off.  Their cover was closer to the Grand Funk version.  Model Rockets were probably better.

The song was originally sung by Little Eva.  Its sweet and bubblegummy.  I like that style — I really enjoy this era of girl singers.

At Community Noise, we’re interested to know which version the reader preferred and why.  We’re interested to know if we inexplicably cheated by not choosing one, and if we did, will you still love us in the morning.

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Interested in music from 1950s to the present, mostly indie bands and punk, but also avant garde, blues, Motown ... almost but not quite, anything. I'm looking for people to share music, new and old, and looking for new avenues to discovery new music. Come with me.

One thought on “Day 16: A song that’s a classic favorite”

  1. What’s a classic favorite anyway? But when I was a kid this one was big one and you forget it above so here’s Kylie Minogue’s The Loco-motion. It’s got to be a fave and classic by now!

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