Friday, November 18, 2011

Dance Party Fridays

Remember the Commodores circa 1977? How about Lionel Richie when he was more famous than his daughter? There was a dance song called Brick House that was all the rage. It's still the rage around here. We have a ritual we like to call "Dance Party Fridays". We turn up the music and get a head start on the weekend.

Laura Nelkin is also a fan of Brick House. She likes is so well that she created a pattern named after it.






















Brick House is based on an easily memorized brick eyelet pattern. Started at the bottom, you have a chance to learn the pattern over a few stitches, increasing on each side as go you. As you get the hang of the pattern, it starts getting wider and kind of addictive.

Knit in Lorna's Laces Solemate, it's shown here in 18 Watercolor and 711 Grant Park but the color combinations are endless.























Anyway, we need your help updating our Friday playlist so we decided to do a joint giveaway that is a bit more fun that usual... Ready?

Grand Prize: Two Skeins of Solemate, 1 Brickhouse Pattern, AND The Best of the Commodores

Runner ups: Five lucky winners will receive a Brickhouse Pattern.

(6 winners TOTAL)


Leave a comment BOTH here and on Laura's blog with favorite song that has SOLE...bonus points if you include a link to the youtube video (and a way to get in touch with you!)

Let's get this party started! I'm already chair dancing and toe tapping.

(We'll leave the contest open until 12 noon EST on Tuesday November 22nd and then the random number generator will work its magic.)

66 comments:

Nerdy Knitter said...

Ooh--I love me some 70s music! Technically, this is late-60s, but I remember hearing it a lot in my youth in the 70s: http://youtu.be/unFgFoFebaQ

Anne said...

This is absolutely one of my favorite "chair dancing" songs! Tripping Billies by Dave Matthews Band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsUuYkMHV4w

How can you not dance to that? Let the Friday Dance Party roll on!

Ann said...

Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sIjSNTS7Fs&feature=fvst

Fiona said...

Here's a good one: the reiteration of Jackie Wilson's 'Reet Petite'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ3-NnNx6Zs

Rav ID: pipnmilly

knitterlydesigns said...

I don't know anyone who doesn't love Train. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8-5XWOI

rav: knitterlydesigns

fezabel said...

Papa Was a Rolling Stone by The Temptations. The clip is even from an episode of Soul Train!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s3SNHIH0bs

KallieKY said...

Anything by the Pointer Sisters but especially the Neutron Dance! Love Brick House, too, by the way and remember when it was new.

Diane Eskritt said...

I love Brick House and the rest of the 70's motown sound and would love to knit this pattern and give Solemate a try. The following link has sole in it, but different.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzB-3Ff5GZM
tbediane@aol.com

ChristiD said...

The Commodores were one of my favorite groups, and Easy was at the top of my list!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XcTyEKSnYg

I'd really like to knit this pattern, so Pick Me!!

Christi
christicrochets@cableone.net

Megan said...

My favorite song that has SOLE has to be Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours". If that song is playing, I'm singing along and dancing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inXC_lab-34

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

TheQualityWatch said...

Great pattern!
Not only is this a song with "sole" it is one of my all time favorite songs by Mark Knopfler. The song "A Quality Shoe" reminds me happy every time I hear it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=32yv4Eg1QEU

Christine said...

Reggae Got Soul by Toots and the Maytals, Rasta!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95lpCDkoA-0

BellyLaugher on Rav

Anonymous said...

When you ask for a song with "Soul", I had to post Let's Get It On, originally by Marvin Gaye, but this version is by Pentatonix an a capella group on the sing off!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNqZfqWBNGA
Rav ID: CraftyCupcake

Ina said...

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on "The Freeway of Love": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip_pjb5_fgA

Rav ID: jerseyknitter

kerrie.james said...

There are *so* many songs but immediately I think of: 'Run Around' by Blues Traveler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGHZEPXILgA&feature=related

Tamsyn said...

R E S P E C T by Aretha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0

Grace said...

Righteous Brothers Heart and soul Inspiration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzB-3Ff5GZM

Ravelry id needles54

B Radley said...

It's more R&B than funk, but Aretha's "Think" makes me want to have a chorus of backup singers while I preach the truth.

Shari said...

Gorgeousness. So many songs to choose...hmmm. Love soul singer, Joss Stone, singing Dusty Springfield's 'Son of a Preacher Man': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBH8o8XXnVM
Rav ID: IrishPogue

MamaFerst said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip_pjb5_fgA&ob=av2e

It's all about the Freeway baby! Aretha Franklin performing the Freeway of Love... gets me moving every time. :o)

TripletMom said...

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OJsYwLs7yE

Savannagal said...

Superfreak by Rick James. What a great song. I have a whole folder on my iPod of good old dance songs. I'll be dancing right along with you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt4xlYXh0Fw

Savannagal on Rav

Kathy said...

A new song that gets me going.

http://youtu.be/mqWq_48LxWQ

Love your yarn and interesting pattern.

Rav ID: katbrown

Debbie said...

this is my fav soul song - Always and Forever by Heatwave.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1RoqdaRQso&feature=artist

rav ID gussek

Lisa said...

This is more of a 60's song but I just love it. Martha and the Vandellas singing Dancing in the Street.
http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=


Rav ID yarnismypassion

sandi said...

Remember staying up late to watch The Midnight Special? Here's a flashback that will get you dancing!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKbADFJOCkU

sumik said...

Sly and the Family Stone
HANK YOU FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YXPJOUD7G0

Rachel R. said...

Has to be Otis Redding! Try a Little Tenderness is awesome, but I'm going to go with These Arms of Mine - LOVE this song!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-FQL-tJ3ic

flossie said...

This is my family's go to dance party song: Shame shame shame by Shirley and Company... Shame on you if you can't dance too! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J9iSpA9QTs&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Jen said...

From one of my favorite films, the Muppets perform Brick House as they start their day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7MifCUPOsY

quiltercaroline said...

Love the pattern - looks wonderful. My fav soul classic would have to be Respect by Aretha - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSdFTVhFyyc
Enjoy!
I am a newbie to your blog so just off to explore. Thanks

Carol said...

And now for something completely different ... I spend my Friday evenings dancing to music similar to what you'll here in this Slavic Soul Party track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwQ6N1DfFyU

Rav name: CarolLynn

angifitz said...

I love soul music. And there's NO ONE that can come close to the soul seduction brought by Barry White! Here's a link to a live performance of My First, My Last, My Everything! Love you, Barry!
http://youtu.be/Fcd3XuQwDQQ
FitzyFiberFancy on Twitter
angifitz at gmail dot com

CardiLover said...

I'm not sure why, but the Blues Brothers jumped into my head with "Soul Man" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2me1whctwc Might be because I live in Eugene, where "Animal House" was filmed and legend goes that Belushi had the idea for Blues Brothers after hanging out with a local musician, Curtis Salgado, while shooting that film. Or I might just be a bit out there today! :)

Jennifer said...

I choose "Best of My Love" by The Emotions. Dance party Friday!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPefERS7EZs

Sheila said...

Stevie Wonder's Superstition popped into my head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZFf0pm0SE

Liz said...

I'll have to go with Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8xuUdI1an0

Rav ID: lizpie

Jane said...

My choice is Treat Her Like a Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ElyXelXVA
Pick me!!!

Diane Marie E. said...

Am showing my age and I don't care - always loved Bernadette by the Four Tops or Can't Get Next To You by Smokey Robinson and the Imperials :-D

LQuick said...

New York's Z100 used to play the same song every Friday morning at the same time... SHOUT! It got me movin' and goovin' for the weekend.

Spitfire said...

Boogie woogie! Thanks for the give away!

Sara said...

Since someone already took Soul Man (with a definite Chicago reference), I'm picking My Girl by the Temptations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltRwmgYEUr8

SareBearKnits on ravelry

Anonymous said...

Al Green - Let's Stay Together from Poohtum on Ravelry




http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A2KLqIC4IcdORxIAsZ37w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTBncGdyMzQ0BHNlYwNzZWFyY2gEdnRpZAM-?p=lets+stay+together+al+green&ei=utf-8&fr2=piv-web&n=21&tnr=20

Neha Rawal said...

Has to be a song from the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and one of my favorites- Respect. Definitely a song to get your feet moving. Here's the video: http://youtu.be/6FOUqQt3Kg0

ilina said...

Dance Party Fridays? I like it!
This is a really lovely pattern and looks great in your yarn!

My sole is from Sting: Soul (Sole?) Cake
Maybe not a Dance Party Friday song, but great nevertheless :)

ilina on Rav

LaurenS said...

whoo hooo

Cisco Kid by War

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMlrI6IkQv0

LaurenS (Rav)

cbk said...

Barry White's - My Everything -always gets me up and dancing!

Robin said...

Under the Boardwalk by the drifters- http://youtu.be/EPEqRMVnZNU

Spent days at rockaway beach listening to them.

Sara said...

Sole Survivor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTMJamacqA8

What a lovely combination!

Survivor on Rav.

Suzanne said...

Would love to win!
Percy Sledge is my favorite soul singer. Here is the link to his duet with Michael Bolton...."When a Man Loves a Woman" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sgTkpTWFAw

Here is a link to another of his songs, but it little known but sweet song... "Bless Your Little Sweet Soul" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H-E99dNHBo

Kacy said...

Love the yarn and pattern combo

My favorite song with sole, Get Down Tonight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lu81z2E6pE&feature=related

CathPete said...

"Let's Hear I For The Boy" by Deniece Williams--Always makes me feel like dancing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN2tw9Bs9uA

KnittingViolets said...

Great pattern and great yarn! I'd love to win both, but you can't always get what you want....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPS9MpRLCd0

LynnIL said...

"Ain't no mountain high enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2-UvQAmbg

Enid said...

it's a bit unconventional, but Alan Vega, Every 1's a Winner is a fun one. Here's the Youtube,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bc7fwilIs0 but not a video unfortunately. The song's a bit old for that.

Stella's Mom said...

Love the yarn/pattern combo... Scarf is gorgeous! Haven't tried Soulmate yet; but, would love to.

You didn't say that the song had to be a "classic" so I went with Beyoncé--that girl has soul! The song is Love On Top.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob7vObnFUJc&ob=av2e

Carin
Rav ID: IMKnittified

Wickedgoodyarn said...

We Love the Funk is a personal favorite of mine. Not the Commodores but some Parliment instead~

sandy said...

James Brown I feel good now that is "sole"
http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=Y7Z56dxeGMA

jcoz1701 said...
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jcoz1701 said...

Sole! It's not a classic but I love this song!

Pink - Raise your glass!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVNlG5cZyQ&list=UUXJDX1KK6t121Z9FLhu5o2A&index=21&feature=plpp_video

Rav: SEBCJen

Anonymous said...

Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder will always get me on my feet.

minipurl said...

I love this yarn and I love "A little bit of soul"
Best song ever :)

Anonymous said...

The queen of soul, Aretha Franlin and Annie lennox singing "sisters are doin it for themselves" ! Also including knitting with yarns for their artistc value making fabulous things,keeping all to themselves instead of giving them away.

Brenda said...

Oh, how about "I'm so excited" by the Pointer Sisters. I would be so excited to win!
(I am goodstuff on Ravelry)

Lorna's Laces said...

Comments are closed. We'll announce the winners in tomorrow's blog post. Stay tuned.

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