Expecting Rain

Go to main page
It is currently Tue December 12th, 2017, 08:16 GMT

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 45 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Songs you can dance to
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 03:58 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 1st, 2008, 16:38 GMT
Posts: 7571
Location: The North Country
Tough Mama

Others?

(And I mean actually dance to :D )


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 04:16 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat January 1st, 2011, 20:57 GMT
Posts: 6739
Location: Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
John B. Stetson wrote:
Tough Mama

Others?

(And I mean actually dance to :D )


I was at a bar last weekend and people were dancing to Like a Rolling Stone. Impressions were happening as well, fun was had by all.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 04:23 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Wed June 27th, 2012, 21:03 GMT
Posts: 931
Location: The winds in Chicago...
-Must Be Santa
-When The Deal Goes Down would create a romantic dance (maybe a first dance from bride/groom at a wedding?)
-You Ain't Goin' Nowhere, Basement Tapes version (if you're in a goofy dance mood, if you ever get those 8) )
-My cousin and his wife at their wedding danced for the first time to Make You Feel My Love (sadly, it was Adele's cover :cry: )

That's all I can think of for now...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 04:30 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 1st, 2008, 16:38 GMT
Posts: 7571
Location: The North Country
superhuman crew wrote:
-Must Be Santa.


Of course-yes!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 04:40 GMT 

Joined: Sun March 22nd, 2009, 17:48 GMT
Posts: 3030
Location: Pittsburgh (duh!)
At some point in my youth, rock-n-roll somehow became music for sitting on the floor & passing a joint, & "dance music" was drum machines, bass, & boring, repetitive rhythms. I never bought into any of this---never was a dope-smoker---so I've always felt that I could dance to whatever music I wanted to.

So here are the Dylan songs that make it hard for me to keep my feet still:
Summer Days
Bye and Bye
I Want You
Changing of the Guard
Tight Connection to My Heart
Any live 1988 performance of Like a Rolling Stone. I love G.E. Smith's guitar solo. He played it the exact same way, night after night, but I find it irresistible.

I can easily imagine Soon After Midnight being played in a 1950's high school prom movie scene with the kids dancing to it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 05:36 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 18th, 2011, 14:27 GMT
Posts: 171
Location: New York, New York
If I could dance, I'd dance to Summer Days!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 06:08 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Wed December 5th, 2012, 18:48 GMT
Posts: 495
Summer Days
I Want You
Floater/Bye and Bye
Step It Up and Go
Tough Mama
Nashville Skyline Rag

I'm sure there are many I'm forgetting.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 06:17 GMT 

Joined: Sun August 5th, 2012, 12:46 GMT
Posts: 1040
I dance (actually dance) to Dylan songs a lot. I have a lot of favorites, including:

Changing of The Guard
When You Gonna Wake Up
I Want You
Stuck Inside of Mobile
Narrow Way
H61R
On A Night Like This
Maggie's Farm 2005
Down Along the Cove 2005

And many others.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 08:36 GMT 
Senior Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed June 6th, 2007, 20:48 GMT
Posts: 9114
Location: In the land of the midnight sun
When I went to Swing lessons, I got the teacher to play Summer Days.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 09:22 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Tue March 31st, 2009, 06:59 GMT
Posts: 1535
John B. Stetson wrote:
Tough Mama

Others?

(And I mean actually dance to :D )


The shaka-shaka-boom-boom version of 'I Pity The Poor Immigrant' from '76 is the only one that comes to mind.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 09:50 GMT 

Joined: Sat June 18th, 2011, 07:44 GMT
Posts: 372
Series of Dreams.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 12:39 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu July 12th, 2007, 08:01 GMT
Posts: 5678
Location: Oxford Town
Honest With Me


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 13:10 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu July 12th, 2007, 08:01 GMT
Posts: 5678
Location: Oxford Town
And Seven Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaays


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 13:13 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 13th, 2010, 07:58 GMT
Posts: 2677
Location: back in the rain
Tempest. But this probably a bit macabre, isn't it ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 13:26 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Sat April 8th, 2006, 22:57 GMT
Posts: 2251
It's easy to picture Shake Shake Mama being sung with a kind of a tight, focused shoulder dance done by the singer, as if he's encouraging mama to dance.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 14:05 GMT 
Promethium Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun January 4th, 2009, 08:02 GMT
Posts: 16131
Location: South of the mountains of Madrid.
Hurricane


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 14:14 GMT 

Joined: Tue November 13th, 2012, 17:27 GMT
Posts: 1967
Location: Passing through
Budokan! Image

Baby be friends with you...Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 15:06 GMT 
User avatar

Joined: Wed April 13th, 2005, 13:47 GMT
Posts: 701
Location: in the Louvre
Everything is Broken


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 15:07 GMT 

Joined: Fri September 17th, 2010, 13:45 GMT
Posts: 319
Anything off Modern Times. Minus "Ain't Talkin". Might make your dance partner think you're about to murder them.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 15:14 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 18th, 2009, 08:46 GMT
Posts: 5506
Location: Twin Peaks
Apple Suckling Tree


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 16:25 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat January 3rd, 2009, 15:19 GMT
Posts: 8398
Location: Desolation Row
Summer Days all the way! ...and The Levee's Gonna Break, especially live!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 17:19 GMT 

Joined: Sat October 3rd, 2009, 13:47 GMT
Posts: 1945
Are there songs you can't dance to?
Yes, there are, but most of the songs have the power, the rhythm, the swing to dance to.
Don't want to mention them all.
Look at the last album, look at "Tempest": Duquesne Whistle, Soon After Midnight, Narrow Way, perhaps Early Roman Kings.
And someone mentioned it above: You can dance to Tempest (the song) as well, although: it lasts a little bit long. And if you are in a melancholic mood, catch your girlfriend and move within the slow waves of Roll on John!

Although the new album is not the main dancefloor record, you find songs to dance to on it.
But they are of course not songs for discotheques.

And don't forget Handy Dandy (lots of listeners forget this one), one of the most sexy sounding and swinging record.

And to tell the truth: I'm always a little bit disappointed that only very few people are moving themselves in Dylan-shows- at least here in Germany and surrounding countries. But you can't blame the songs or the song-and-dance-man for this but us, the audience! Sometimes the audience stands there as if they came from an geriatric welfare house -even the younger people (but of course: everyone can do what he/she does want to do)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 18:26 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue April 1st, 2008, 16:38 GMT
Posts: 7571
Location: The North Country
HopE wrote:
Are there songs you can't dance to?


I started the thread because I have been getting away with playing a lot of Dylan in the house lately. Finally, yesterday, my wife says, "come on! Something else, please--there isn't one song you can actually dance to!" I immediately played Tough Mama, at which point she says, "well, ok. There is ONE."

You are all helping the cause here--so Dylan can keep on singing through my speakers!


Last edited by John B. Stetson on Sat January 5th, 2013, 18:32 GMT, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 18:28 GMT 
Titanium Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 18th, 2009, 08:46 GMT
Posts: 5506
Location: Twin Peaks
Mixed Up Confusion


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat January 5th, 2013, 18:39 GMT 
Mercury Member
User avatar

Joined: Wed January 9th, 2008, 13:29 GMT
Posts: 10368
senor10 wrote:
Series of Dreams.



:lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh.

Were you serious??


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 45 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], escapeedrifter, Lonesomefetter, roadster


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group