"AN ROLLER SKATE, AN ROLLER SKATE..."
Roller skating was pretty serious back in the day for me! I was pretty dam good too! Going skating was the highlight of the weekend in most cases. Remember, back when everyone only wore the roller skates with two wheels in the front and two in the back. Not these silly looking roller-blades that they sell today. If your funds were low and you couldn't afford your own pair of skates, you had to rent those cheezy azz rental skates (shown in the photo) that really sucked. Most of the time the wheels were damaged and loose, which prevented you from traveling in a straight line on the roller rink floor. I sure hated drifting the right the whole damn night! Plus, those dusty rental skates also made it impossible to make a turn without bustin' your azz, atleast that's what I heard anyway? No matter what obstacles existed at the rink, it was always a good time. Honestly, the best part of skating wasn't just hanging out with my boyz or flirting with the fast girls, but it was the music that we skated too as well! Some songs back then just made you feel like you could skate your azz off, but in reality you were doing the same lame stutter step move that you always did. The good skating songs also brought out the almost professional skating groups, wearing their fancy t-shirts that always manuvered recklessly through the crowd, knocking down the innocent amateurs that never saw them coming. There's nothing like having your hand ran over by some $200 skates though? There's a little skating activity still going in 2006 out here, but nothing can compare to the good ole' days!
I have been listening to a lot of old school soul music over the last few days, and I came across this mix that I did very long time ago. Thought I'd share it with you folks. It's filled with a bunch of the ole school tracks that I enjoyed skating to back in the day. Most of these are classic party jams, so even if you have never roller skated, you should still get some joy out of hearing these classics again. Any injuries incurred from dancing to this mix is not the fault or responsibility of the SoundNexx website. Play this mix at your own risk....
ROLLA-SKATING MIXX TRACKLIST:
1 - BOUNCE, ROCK, SKATE, ROLL - VAUGHN MASON
2 - EARLY IN THE MORNING - THE GAP BAND
3 - CONTROVERSY - PRINCE
4 - GIVE IT TO ME BABY - RICK JAMES
5 - 777-9311 - THE TIME
6 - TAKE YOUR TIME - S.O.S BAND
7 - ONE NATION UNDER THE GROOVE - FUNKADELIC
8 - I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER - PRINCE
9 - KNEE DEEP - FUNKADELIC
10-DOO WAH DITTY - ZAPP
11-BACK & FORTH - CAMEO
12-D.M.S.R. - PRINCE
13-MORE BOUNCE - ZAPP
14-ATOMIC DOG - GEORGE CLINTON
15-DISCO NIGHTS - GQ
16-SEXY DANCER - PRINCE
GET THIS MIX HERE!