Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The History of Motown Is Just Two Days Away

Just two days from now (Friday, October 24),as a part of our 35th Reunion activities, Vanderbilt Vice-Chancellor David Williams will be giving his "History of Motown" presentation from 3:00 until 4:30 PM in the Board of Trust Room at the new Student Life Center on 25th Avenue South right across from Memorial Gym.

To get you in the mood, how about a double shot of Motown greats, beginning with Martha And The Vandellas, performing one of my favorite Motown hits.

It's about something all Vanderbilt fans will be doing this weekend after we defeat the Duke Blue Devils at our Homeconing game, making Vandy bowl eligible and giving the school, at the very least,its first non-losing season in football since 1982.

What other hit can it be, but "Dancing In The Streets". This particular video, courtesy of YouTube, seems to be from a performance on a TV dance show with some of the sub-titles appearing to be in Japanese?

Anyway, what ever language it's in, the song is still in English and it still sounds really great...

Want more Motown? How about Marvin Gaye, one of the greatest voices of all time, singing one his greatest hits, "What's Going On" from 1971. This YouTube video is set to video of some of the major news events of that year, so I think that makes it even interesting to listen to and watch....

See you Friday afternoon at 4:00. It's going to be a great show. Remember, one of last times the Nashville Vanderbilt Club put on the Vice Chancellor and his Motown history, people got so excited, they wouldn't go home!

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