Let me know what you think of the following songs.

I will kick off the weekend with some foot stompin. hand clapping, old time gospel music from the Mighty Clouds of Joy.  They were inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame in 1999.


“The Mighty Clouds of Joy were formed in 1960 and started out in a tradition-based style. Eventually they added soul, R&B, and rock flourishes into their musical mix (one of their early hits was produced by Philadelphia soul czars Gamble and Huff) without diluting the essential religious essence of their material. The long-lived group flourished throughout the rest of the 20th century, scoring numerous Grammy awards and nominations, as well as several hit albums along the way.”

“I Came To Jesus”

2) Oi Va Voi – “Refugee”


“Oi Va Voi are a British band that takes it’s name from a Yiddidsh-derived exclamation popular in Modern Hebrew meaning, approximately “Oh Dear”.  It’s a experimental band from London, England, which formed in the late 1990s.  Their sound draws on Jewish music from both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, including both klezmer and Ladino music, as well as Eastern European, especially Hungarian folk music, as well as contemporary electronic music.”

3) Perhaps my favorite song, for obvious reasons, as a thirteen year old with a teenagers fantasy.

The Teen Queens – “Eddie My Love”


The Teen Queens were an American musical group from the 1950’s, most remembered for their hit single “Eddie My Love”, which reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1956.

The group consisted of sisters Betty and Rosie Collins, sisters of Aaron Collins, a singer with the doo wop group The Cadets.  It was Aaron who wrote their debut song, and the single that became their biggest hit.

This was their only hit record and after several failed albums that quiet the music scene in 1961.

When you were a young teen was their a song that you considered “your” song?