Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Big Blue Slide



You can't see it
You gotta feel it
You gotta know it
Now you can't hold it
But you know it there,
Yeah here there everywhere

I've got to move,
I'm going on a ride
I've got to groove, groove, groove,

Are you comin' with me?
Come let me take you on a ride
And I'll teach you, teach you, teach you
I'll teach you the big blue slide

Some say it's mystic
You can't resist it
You can't do without it
Don't wanna lose it
But you know it's there,
Yeah here there everywhere

I've got to move,
Come let me take you on a ride
And I'll teach you, teach you, teach you
I'll teach you the big blue slide

The song the Electric Slide is danced to as adapted from "Electric Boogie," which was written by Bunny Wailer, aka Neville Livingston. Livingston was a reggae singer and composer who gained fame singing with his half-brother, Bob Marley, in the reggae band The Wailers. The song wasn't copyrighted until 1982, six years after it had become popular. It was released in 1989 when the dance craze gained a greater following.

I took major liberties with the song to suit the photos and the way children feel about the big blue slide.

MID WEEK BLUES

20 comments:

Rebecca said...

I looks like a sliding adventure there. Nice job with the song.

Daryl said...

Sounds even more fun this way ... and that was some glorious day

SouthernSass said...

I like that big blue slide and I love dancing to the Electric Slide - you gave it a fun twist!

Sylvia K said...

Love that slide and I love to dance and this is terrific! Have a great day, Dianne!

Sylvia

Kerry said...

Your photos match with the lyrics perfectly! What a neat idea. I love slides; too bad I'm such a terrible dancer though.

EG Wow said...

Love you version of this song, Dianne. It looks pretty high for someone as little as Hope. What fun for a dare devil!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Great pics...and I so LOVE your version of the song! You are so creative.

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

Wow! That blue is definitely Electric! Love it!

maryt/theteach said...

Very clever, Dianne! :)

Cloudia said...

fun today!





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Paz said...

lovely photos, lovely blue slide and lovely lyrics!

paz

Kathy said...

So I think the slide is on vacation until next aummer!

Kay Dennison said...

Love it!!!!!

MaggieGem said...

What a great set of pics... that surely is Electric! I'd slide down, well when I was much younger ;-)

Jim said...

I like your slide, Dianne. It's real pretty and for sure is blue.
Here is hoping that Hope gets to slide on some of the 'baby slides' that I see here. :)
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Greyscale Territory said...

A fantastic sliding adventure! It reallyseems to invite children to have fun!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

That looks like major fun!

Woody said...

These things are a blast and I love the color!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Now you've got me humming (and I should be dancing instead of sitting!) Fun.

Johnny Nutcase said...

love those fall colors!