For today’s post I decided to go with Day 2 on the music challenge, music that reminds you of your parents.
My parents have not been together since I was 4 years old but when it comes to this subject they are exactly the same. My parents are both 50 something year old south Louisiana folks. From that description you may think they are country music fans or even cajun music people. Nope. If you asked me to describe the type of music that reminds me of my parents I can say it in one word…FUNK.
Growing up we spent every other weekend with my dad. He lived in places that were at least 20 minutes away so that usually meant a good bit of time spent together in the car. While I did learn to appreciate Whoop There It Is on his watch, it was the funk peeps that are what I always remember. We listed to the Gap Band, Dazz Band and so many others. I distinctly remember him naming every female we knew saying they had a big ole butt while listening to a funk classic Doin the Butt. When I got married I told my dad that there was no way we were doing some silly Butterfly Kisses father/daughter dance. We were going to bring it back to our basics and jam out. We ended up dancing to Let it Whip and my Dad sang all of the words just like I knew he would. I have even gone so far as to make a Dad Music playlist on my Spotify when I really need to get in the groove.
We spent the majority of our time with my mom. While she loved her some Rod Stewart we always loved to hear her stories about going out to Friscos and listening to this fun music. Friscos was apparently a teen club that my mom and her best friends would go to on the weekends. I’ve heard her talk about dragging my poor uncle out because he was the only one at the house who would drive them.
The song I remember her talking about the most was called Humpin. Oh yes you heard that right. The lyrics are literally “you’ve got me humpin day and night baby”. Yep my mother let us listen to that lol. Not only did she let us listen to it she rocked out with us as we got ready to go our ourselves. I’m a lover of all kinds of music but Funk will forever have a special place in my heart.
Just in case you’ve never heard the Humpin song….your welcome.