Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday Theme Song: Benny Goodman

We thank our hostess Hootin Anni for sponsoring this fun MeMe


Last week we featured an an instrumental, Strangers on the Shore, a clarinet instrumental by Mr. Acker Bilk.  Lo and behold is was well received.  Our friend, Declan, the Greyhound, told us that
his Grandpa's all time favorite clarinet instrumental was Let's Dance by Benny Goodman Band. When we went over to visit Deccy on May 31, we found out it was Deccy's 5th Barkday.  Deccy never met his Grandpa but his Mum told him Grandpa would have loved Deccy very much. 
Today's Thursday Theme song is a belated Barkday wish   
To Deccy and in memory of his Grandpa


Let's Dance 


Deccy....


If I stand on my tippy toes and stretch my arms up really high (he is really tall), I bet I will be able to hold your paw so we  can shake a leg to this hopping tune.



Please click on the video below to hear Mr. Goodman 


Deccy if my best efforts to reach you fail, never fear
I'll climb up on the tippy top of my cat tree.  From way up here
I can look into your Greyhound peepers.


My crazy mom got so excited about featuring 
Let's Dance she decided to make a rare appearance on the blog. 
This picture was taken 1963 at her 14th Barkday.  She was dancing the TWIST.


Thanks everyone for stopping by to celebrate TTS tribute to
Music and Dancing

32 comments:

  1. What a great piece of music and what a great pic! Yours too, Miss Madi. Shake a tail-feather! Happy Thursday and ((hugs)) from all of us kittehz at Prancer Pie.

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  2. Madi, you've got all the moves!
    ; ) Katie

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  3. Looking good Madi. You would makea great dancer!!

    wags
    Jazzi

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  4. Thank you so much Madi. I can't tell you how much Mum appreciates this! She says she can see Grandad sitting in his favourite chair, eyes closed and feet tapping! He LOVED the American Big Bands. She's played this three times already! Meanwhile, my beautiful kitty friend, shall we dance....?! Deccy x

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  5. Oh yeah, that's a great piece of music. Our mama is tapping her toes and we are dancing around the room. That Benny Goodman fellow was one real cool Cat!
    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou and The Kitty Krew

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  6. Great Madi.,you look Great...keep it up...lol..
    so cute..


    Dog Fence
    Dog Gate

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  7. Madi... you are a great dancer... pawsome.

    Pawhugs, Max

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  8. Sweet Madi!!!! I enjoyed this very much. And your dance routine...every think of starting a blog post that is for all cat and dog participants...Dancing with the PAWS!?!! You should...think about it.

    And your grey fox image....whoa!!!!


    ON THE WINGS OF A DOVE

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  9. oops...that should read "ever" instead of every think of starting a blog post....geez.

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  10. Hey! That sure is some great dancing by you and Mom! I am learning some new steps myself.
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  11. I love the picture of your Mom! That is priceless!

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  12. 1963 was my 19th barkday and i loved the twist and all that music that went with it. i got married 2 weeks after my 19th barkday I would love to see You and Deccy dancing? bring out the photoshop

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  13. OH MADI.... GRRRRRREAT Post... LOVED the VIDEO.

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  14. Wow, what a good dancer you are, Madi!

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  15. I didnt know kittehs could dance :) heheheheheh

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  16. Wow, you can really stand up tall, Madi. Our Dad really likes that music too. We loved seeing your Mom do the twisty twist:)

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  17. Thanks Madi, we love Benny Goodman tunes, even though they go back before
    we were all born! Great toe tappers!
    Oh wow, I remember the Twist, it was so easy to learn and dance!
    I noticed the 'penny lovers' of the day! "Do the Twist!" LOL

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  18. Aww... what a great piece of music. Now I want to go watch the Bennie Goodman Story movie... :)

    You can sure shake a paw!!!!

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby

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  19. WooHoo....I's be doin' da hap-pee dance da rest of da day today!

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  20. Oh we love that song too. Look at that Mom cutting a rug. We enjoyed hearing this song again. What fun. We love music day. Have yourselves a terrific day.

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  21. Oh, how wonderful. Benny Goodman is the first clarinetist I remember hearing, the same with Glenn Miller's trombone, or Louis Armstrong's trumpet.
    I remember dancing the Twist in the 60s, also. But, Madi, tell your mom I'm a couple of years older than she is, though not much.
    K

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  22. You mommy danced very well. I do the twist sometimes but it doesn't look like that AT ALL! I must be doing something wrong....

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  23. I really love the mom´s photo !!!

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  24. Madi
    We loved this entire post and it sure brought back some memories.

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  25. You and your mom are both good dancers Madi.

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  26. Thank you for the kind words about Charlotte. They mean the world to us
    Nola and family

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  27. We love seeing you on your tippy toes, Madi!

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  28. You sure know how to dance, Madi!
    Pawesome!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  29. What wonderful memories this brought to my mind! Let's dance! Great!!!! Loved it!

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  30. Madi I can't decide if that picture of you standing stretched up on your tiptoes is my favourite or the one from a few weeks ago of you jumping off the kitchen counter with frog legs...I guess they both are :-) Nice to see your mum's cameo appearance on the blog today!

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  31. I thought she was trying to kill a bug :)

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  32. What an interesting blog you have-and a COOL CAT!! :)

    I posted a song this time!

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