playlist compilation article
This time of the year is good for reflecting back on something besides material items, whether acquiring for self or others, imho. I've been musing about music and family themes for some time. Last week, watching the movie version of How to Succeed in Business without Trying resparked my interest when the actors launched into "Brotherhood of Man", a joyful, inspiring song with energetic choreography (hallelujah!). What a surprise when I went to youtube and looked for Brotherhood of Man and found several versions of the performance AND a group with that name!
- Robert Morse is the original Finch of both the stage and movie version of How to Succeed in Business without Trying.
- For those who remember Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, his portrayal of Finch shows him all grown up.
- This Finch is Daniel Radcliffe. (Yes, Harry Potter!) This youtube video starts out with Robert Morse and Matthew Broderick talking about the play's 50th anniversary. John Larroquette (Night Court) is a co-star in this latest version of the play.
- Now for the OTHER Brotherhood of Man, whom I'd forgotten about over the (um) years. Their moderate hit is "Save Your Kisses for Me."
Originally "relationship of a brother," also "friendly companionship."Onward to family relations
- Family of Man, by Three Dog Night
- Family Affair, by Sly and the Family Stone
- Soul Train, by MFSB (Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers) & the Three Degrees
- California Dreamin', by Mamas and Papas
- Can't Nobody Hold Me Down, by Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)
- Heard a Word, by Sister Souljah
- Twofer! Family reference for both title and artist! We are Family, by Sister Sledge
- Papa Was a Rolling Stone, by Temptations
- Your Mama Don't Dance (and Your Daddy Don't Rock and Roll), by Loggins and Messina
- Papa Don't Preach, by Madonna
- Mama Said There'd by Days Like This, by Shirelles
- Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, by James Brown
- Mama Told Me not to Come, by Three Dog Night
- Daddy's Home, by Delfonics
- Mamma Mia, by ABBA
- What's the Matter With Kids Today, by Paul Lynde and others, from Bye Bye Birdie
- Blue Eyes (Baby's Got Blue Eyes), by Elton John
- You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, by Michael Bublé
- Sister Golden Hair, by America
- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, by the Hollies
- Daniel (My Brother), by Elton John
- Cats in the Cradle, by Harry Chapin
- In the Living Years, by Mike and the Mechanics
- I Can Never Go Home Anymore, by the Shangri-Las
- She's Leaving Home, by Beatles
- Mother and Child Reunion, by Paul Simon
- Fun, Fun, Fun, by the Beach Boys
"Your dad was gettin' wise to you"
- Leader of the Band, by David Fogelberg
"A cabinet maker's son ... My brothers' lives were different"
- Leader of the Pack, by the Shangri-Las
"One day my dad said, 'Find someone new'"
- Another version of Leader of the Pack, this one by Twisted Sister
A twist on the iconic original version by the Shangri-Las
- Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen
"Mama, I just killed a man"
- What's Going On, by Marvin Gaye
"Mother, mother ... Brother, brother, brother ...Father, father"
- Another Saturday Night, by Sam Cooke
"Another fella told me he had a sister"
- Another version of Another Saturday Night, this one by Cat Stevens
- Love Train, by the O'Jays
"People all over the world (Sisters and brothers)"
"brotherly love," from philos "loving" + adelphos "brother"What a difference 200 years make for relationships between the former colonists of the mother country, and the song by a Briton just ahead of the U.S bicentennial. Watch a different performance, which shows people enthusiastically waving their Union Jack and Stars and Stripes flags.