by Dick Mac
The 30 Day Song Challenge has been presented to me by my friend Beff. The month of April will be dedicated to those thirty songs.
I am fortunate to have my birthday in February. While growing-up in New England, people were always looking for something to do during the coldest part of the Winter; and my birthday has always been a good reason for a party when the weather is miserable.
At my 10th birthday party, I received three records (45s, 7" singles): "I Say A Little Prayer," by Dionne Warwick, "Funky Broadway," by Wilson Pickett, and "Get On Up," by The Esquires. All of them had been released months earlier, but I wasn't one, at that time, to get records just as they were released.
I had those records for years, and played them until they couldn't play anymore.
In the mid-1980s I scoured the used record stores in Boston until I found a replacement for "Get On Up," one of my favorite songs to this day.
How can you sit yourself down for a rest, when you know that I'm trying my best to dance with you, girl!