Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Name-Droppers: Genius of Love

Tom Tom Club: Genius of Love


This one drops the names of some of the greatest names on the dance floor, as of the early 80s. You can trace the history of dance music, from James Brown to Bootsy Collins to Bohannon to Kurtis Blow. And there are a few ringers thrown in for good measure.

The Tom Tom Club was put together by Tina Weymouth and her husband Chris Franz, of the band Talking Heads. At the time, the music of Talking Heads was taking on an intellectual air. For a breather, Weymouth and Franz posed the question, “Who needs to think when your feet just go?” Indeed.

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