Music Monday: If You’re Happy and You Know It….
…clap your hands!
Michele Truhlik of Angels Bark has selected the themes for the month of October for Monday’s Music Moves Me over at Dolly’s This week’s theme is “songs with hand claps or finger snaps.” I am also doing something entirely new for the weekdays of October by participating in the Rocktober MusicFest being held by Mary of Jingle Jangle Jungle. Exciting, huh? What that means is today’s Music Monday post is pulling double duty!
I have come up with two selections, neither of which feature fingers snapping. But they do both feature hands clapping.
My first selection is a simple song (with some really good advice, by the way) performed by a legendary Delta bluesman and is the favorite song of one Jack White, a very talented and accomplished musician in his own right. If you’ve ever seen the music documentary It Might Get Loud, then you saw Jack White play this record and be moved to tears as he tells the viewer that this song moved him in a thousand different ways. It became his favorite song the first time he heard it around age 18, and it’s still his favorite all these years later. In fact, White was so profoundly inspired by this song that he performed it on tour with his band, The White Stripes. Here’s Son House with “Grinnin’ In Your Face”:
And now, for my rock selection for Rocktober MusicFest, is a song by a wildly successful rock band featuring one of the most talented vocalists of our time. They’re also the subject of the current biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen with “We Will Rock You”: (No “We Are The Champions” at the end. Sorry not sorry.)
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