August 8, 2008

Old School Friday: The BusBoys

Mrs. Grapevine set 'rock songs' as the theme for this week's Old School Friday meme. I needed to take a moment to read the history of rock'n'roll.

When Eddie Murphy was a relevant actor he starred in a movie called, "48 Hours". One of the highlights of that movie for me was seeing a Black rock'n'roll band called, 'The BusBoys'.

Here is a clip from performance on variety show back in the early 1980s.


Tayo ( said...

Wow. Never heard of these guys before. Sounds like they're channeling true classic rock and roll. Real interesting.

The True Urban Queen aka Sharon said...

I have never heard of this group.
Who knew?
First, listening to them.
Actually, I had a hard time this week because I didn't listen to rock growing up.

Have a good weekend.

teamowens313 said...

Aw man I used to love those guys, Villager. It was so refreshing to have a black band out there that was doing something so against the grain. I've always supported the brothers and sisters who stepped out there into uncharted territory and tore it up. From Jimi to Mother's Finest to Living Color. On and one.

This is great. Thanks!

Black Domestic Goddess said...

Wow....does that take me back!


MsMarvalus said...

Great, great pick!

Now that was fun!

Have a good weekend!

ShAé - ShAé said...

I'm not familiar with the group, but I'm feeling the song. It's familiar though I can't remember why. Maybe it'll hit me later.

Good job. :-)

Regina said...

I remember the busboys but don't remember this song, I had to stop the video and take it back to the beginning and start it over! I was like, Wait, did he say I wanna join the Ku Klux Klan? let me start this over!!

Great choice Villager! you never cease to amaze me!
Have a great weekend!

By the way, did you read about the gangsta babies part 1 and 2 over at my spot? what do you think of that mess?

iriegal said...

I remember this group (wow, I guess I really did listen to a lot of rock growing up). They have a great sound

Kim said...

I remember the BusBoys! Mostly I remember the song from 48 hours. This is cool! Happy OSF!

Danielle said...

A new one for me!!!!!

Went 60s silly for this theme

Have a great weekend.


DP said...

Great choice Villager! I haven't heard the BusBoys in years.

MrsGrapevine said...

Wow, You got me, you finally got me. I have never heard of the BusBoys. I always like learning something, new. I just can't believe, I've never heard of this group...not even in passing...

msladydeborah said...

I'm giving you A Major SNAP UP! for this one.

I made a major musical connection seeing the Bus Boys again.

Outkast reminds me of the contemporary verison of the Bus Boys. Their vibe is uniquely their own.

Good choice!

Hagar's Daughter said...

I remember the group and the song. "When Eddie Murphy was a relevant actor" crack me up!

Invisible Woman said...

Wow! I forgot all about those dudes...good one Villager!