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The Polack MSgt

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Appalachia
Home country: USA
Current location: Prairie
Member since: Tue Jun 30, 2015, 08:04 AM
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So funky you can smell it

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Sun Dec 1, 2019, 06:41 PM (0 replies)

Sturgill Simpson

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Nov 29, 2019, 11:54 PM (1 replies)

Bridge City Sinners

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Nov 29, 2019, 11:30 PM (0 replies)


Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Nov 29, 2019, 11:15 PM (0 replies)

Railroad Bill

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Nov 29, 2019, 11:12 PM (0 replies)

Cool article about Glamrock's obsession - Jellyfish

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Fri Nov 29, 2019, 01:05 PM (1 replies)

Loud Guitars in a song about a beat up hoopty

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Nov 27, 2019, 06:00 PM (0 replies)

Some one had to answer phones today

and since my kids live in the area, I don't need to travel for thanksgiving day.

So here I sit waiting for a call or email that'll trigger me to immediately leap in to action...

Well the "action" of looking up the requested information and typing up a suitable response.

I am a systems analyst, we don't exactly live a life of adventure after all.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody

Here, listen to an old song

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:49 PM (5 replies)

In my 1st car I kept a shoebox full of 8tracks (Part 6)

When you are a guy my age and you come up where I did, you played sports. For me and for most boys in southwestern PA that meant Football and Wrestling.
On a side note, I wish I had played tennis and golf. No one plays football after graduation and I gotta beg and plead with my wife just to get an occasional wrestle…

The outcome of that was that I hung out with my teammates almost exclusively in my high school days, and that in turn meant that I had “Black Friends”

This was back in the late 70s - when most folks with my skin tone did not have black friends. At least not in my area.
I also have to point out that I was only “NOT RACIST” by late 70s rural Appalachia standards. I was still fucking racist AF by my standards today. Just wanted that clear.

One of the prime hang out activities for my teammates and I was skating. There were roller skating rinks in a couple towns in the area and that’s where we’d be on many a Friday or Saturday night. The rinks of course played a mish mash of Disco, R&B, Rock and Funk. Hell it was the 70s - go figure, right?

The times we weren’t at the rinks in Washington or Canonsburg, we were in a field at a bon fire.

Since the team hung out and partied together we listened to each other’s tapes and from that I got familiar with black music from that era. It wasn’t a one way street by the way, talk to my black teammates and you’d probably be amazed by their knowledge of the Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith albums of the day.

So, what Soul/Funk/R&B 8tracks earned permanent spots in the shoebox? Which tapes were so in demand that I kept replacing ‘em when they died?

There were three.

Rufus and Chaka Khan "Street Player"

This one is a forgotten classic track. There needs to be an investigation to find out why Chaka isn't worshiped as the goddess she so obviously is

Next up was a monster album - a true classic funk/R&B record made by 8 white dudes from Scotland FFS.
Average White Band "Cut The Cake"

And last but for sure not least was one opf the best party records ever made. This record has EVERYTHING. Killer beats monster riffs and the innate ability to make even a crowd of beer buzzed white kids shake their asses

Ohio Players "Fire"

And one of my favorite party songs ever made

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Wed Nov 27, 2019, 11:34 AM (3 replies)

This is Ghalia

She impresses the hell outta me.

RUF Records is on one hell of winning streak lately. All this years releases are stone cold killers

Posted by The Polack MSgt | Mon Nov 25, 2019, 10:42 AM (3 replies)
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