Noel Reunited

If I had to pick the best freestyle song of all time Silent Morning (1987) by Noel would be number 2 right behind Debbie Deb’s When I Hear Music. I always figured he still performs shows. Recently a friend showed me the video above of a recent live performance of Noel. It wasn’t just a normal performance for him. He was suprised when his two estranged daughters showed up on stage to dance with him. These things are always touching and mix that with an 80s legend and it’s sparkly.

“Noel Pagan (also known as Noel) is a Puerto Rican American and Spanish male Latin freestyle singer born in the Bronx, New York. “Silent Morning” became his first Top-10 hit on the dance singles chart and peaked at #47 on the Hot 100 in 1987. “Like a Child” peaked at #67 in 1988, but it became his first number-one single on the dance chart. He topped the dance charts again later that year with “Out of Time.” – Wikipedia

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Brooklyn vs Bronx

Here’s two dance off competitions. Both are awesome in their own ways. I know humans are crazy everywhere but in the USA we know how to push it. Make sure you watch the end of Bronx vs Brooklyn… eat that China.

“Dance is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music,[1] used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting.” – Wikipedia

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Sunday Sounds: When I Hear Music

Today’s Sunday sounds will just focus on one song: When I Hear Music by Debbie Debb. This song gets my vote for “Best Freestyle Song Ever”. Freestyle was an 80s genre of music mostly based out of New York and Miami.

“Freestyle reached its peak in 1987 before it fell in popularity and was slowly replaced by burgeoning house music in 1988. Silent Morning, composed by Noel (poster boy for Freestyle), hugely boosted Freestyle’s popularity and brought it to the forefront of the international scene in 1987, expanding its potential. But, before Freestyle could make a permanent impact, by the late 80s and early 90s, house music, a reincarnation of 1970’s disco, challenged the original, upbeat 1980’s Freestyle.” –

Besides the fact that I just think this song is hot I hear some nice equipment: Roland TR-808, Simmons Toms, Minimoog Bass, Analog White Noise Thunder Noises, and a great Vocoder. Can you pick out anything else? I know everything could have been done with sampling but I’m going to guess most of the stuff used was the real deal to tape.

So get your girlfriend to spray a “Mall Claw” on the front of her hair and head to Dancin in Palisades Park for teen night. Next, repeat after me: ewwwua ewwwua!

Buy this song: Amazon