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Summer Fever Pick for April 2012:

The Dance CD

Here we go...

As many of you know, Donna has said that she is working on an album of standards and an album of dance tracks.  Well, as yet no official word on either of these CDs has popped up yet, but my spy network has some unofficial words. Now, I was unable to get any of the audio from the new dance album (damn those new flamethrowers!) BUT my spy network was able to come up with a track list and I have to say, it really looks like Donna's going all out on this one. Every track is a classic dance song. And best yet,  Donna had Giorgio Moroder there in the studio with her. (Although it's rumored that his sole contribution was to look at the song list and say, "Are you nuts?" ) So without further ado, I present : The Dance CD.

Track list:
(Since the tracks are in the vault, I have linked to YouTube representations of the songs.)

1. Hokey Pokey

2. Chicken Dance

3. Bunny Hop

4. Can- Can

5. Limbo

6. Cotton-Eyed Joe

7. Achy Breaky Heart

8. Conga

Do I really need to say it? - APRIL FOOL!

The REAL Summer Fever Pick is also up for those of you who are interested.  :-)


The History of April Fool's Day


<<The history of April Fool's Day or All Fool's Day is uncertain, but the current thinking is that it began around 1582 in France with the reform of the calendar under Charles IX. The Gregorian Calendar was introduced, and New Year's Day was moved from March 25 - April 1 (new year's week) to January 1.

Communication traveled slowly in those days and some people were only informed of the change several years later. Still others, who were more rebellious refused to acknowledge the change and continued to celebrate on the last day of the former celebration, April 1. These people were labeled "fools" by the general populace, were subject to ridicule and sent on "fool errands," sent invitations to nonexistent parties and had other practical jokes played upon them. The butts of these pranks became known as a "poisson d'avril" or "April fish" because a young naive fish is easily caught. In addition, one common practice was to hook a paper fish on the back of someone as a joke.

This harassment evolved over time and a custom of prank-playing continue on the first day of April. This tradition eventually spread elsewhere like to Britain and Scotland in the 18th century and was introduced to the American colonies by the English and the French. Because of this spread to other countries, April Fool's Day has taken on an international flavor with each country celebrating the holiday in its own way.>>

Here at the Tribute Site, April Fool's Day is celebrated with a special Summer Fever page.  I've made Shout It Out the spotlighted album a couple of times, I've made a special Crayons page (about actual crayons), and I even featured a page on Donna's time as one of the original Supremes. Who knows what dementia will come next year?  LOL

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