I love the Blues Brothers movie. It’s a classic that I watch over and over again. The entire movie is so fun and makes you want to get up and dance. One of my favorite scenes is when they go the music store to buy some instruments and gear. Ray Charles starts playing the old beat-up piano to show them it still works.
It’s so fun to see all those people of different ages dancing in the street. I love all the cool dance moves like The Bird, The Fly, and The Monkey. Plus the old standby The Twist. I love how everyone is letting loose and having fun. An old man in the back, some more energetic adults in the middle and little kids up front. It really makes you want to get up and boogie! I have a Blues Brothers music CD and whenever I hear that song I think of this scene. It always makes me smile.
The best part is “shaking your tailfeather.” If you want to have some real fun dancing, just wiggle your butt around like this move suggests, and you can’t help but laugh! If anyone out there knows where you can find an oldie site that shows you all those old dance moves like the Mashed Potato let me know. I found one entry under Wikipedia for “Shake a Tailfeather,” but I’m sure video of the moves would be better.
If you get the chance you should go shake your tailfeather today. I’m sure you’ll have fun if you do.