Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday's Tune - "I Can't Get Next to You" by the Temptations

Tuesday's Tune is a new blog prompt I created to talk about my ancestry playlist. Music has always played an important role in my life and there are countless songs that remind me of my family. I often wonder if those that are gone loved the same music I love today. This prompt will give me an opportunity to share my playlist.
Today's song is "I Can't Get Next to You" by the Temptations. This song, and any other Motown hit, always makes me think of my father, Warren Kuhn. Dad was raised in Kansas City, Missouri on the south side and he attended Paseo High School. At the time, both Dad's neighborhood and the high school had a large black population. Dad has always said he learned his love for Motown music from his neighbors and fellow students.
Paseo High School, Kansas City, Missouri. The school was built in 1926 and demolished in 1990 to make way for a fine arts magnet school.
As I was growing up we used to listen to a lot of records, with Motown music played more than most. The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and especially the Temptations would fill our house with music. My favorite Temptations song is "I Can't Get Next to You." The song was a number-one hit for the Temptations in October 1969.


Greta Koehl said...

Hmm, I really like this prompt. Music played a big role in my family, too. I have written several posts about the subject, but I'd like to see if I can come up with some more for this. Thanks for the idea!

NKJLK said...

Music is the universal language, or is that math? Music sets the mood, think elevator music, retail store music, festival music....
My Dad sold HiFi's so we had demo albums he'd play for his customers. They went from one extreme to the other in taste! So I often think of these when I think of our childhood days. Thanks for the blog.