Sunday, December 16, 2012

Songs To Start Your Week

'Spanish Harlem' by Ben E. King and D Train's cover of 'Walk On By'. You know it makes sense.
Over the weekend I worked behind the bar at The Whitworth Gallery for the After Hours New York Loft Party event which was one big ode to Warhol-era loft parties (a nod to accompany the Hockney exhibition which focuses on his trip to New York in 1961) with live dance performances, bands and a screening of Dog Star Man with a live score. It was a brilliant night but it was the Billboard Hits of 1961, which were playing as we set up, particularly the plinky-plonky hip shakes of Spanish Harlem that stayed in my head as I went to sleep that night. 

D Train's 'Walk On By' was one of the songs that streamed through WEFUNK Radio which my friends played on Friday night, once our early Christmas dinners were sufficiently digested and the banquet tables cleared to the corners of the living room for some boogieing. Nice.


Anonymous said...

Great songs to start the week without a doubt, love the rhythm and sound of Spanish Harlem, so early 60s. And that event focused on Warhol looks amazing! I'd loved to be there, I bet it was a great night.


Chuck said...

I prefer the Aretha version of Spanish Harlem myself but these are both fab. Sounds like a fun event to work. Happy Christmas!