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Dance with those of us who are still dancing here, and dance with those of us who are dancing “above”. Dance on the floor or… in your heart. And as you dance, just know, you’re certainly not dancing alone.

DENISE
RANDY AND THE RAINBOWS
1963

 
HELLO STRANGER
BARBARA LEWIS
1963
YOU DON’T OWN ME
LESLEY GORE
1963
I CAN’T DANCE (MUSIC YOU’RE PLAYIN’)
MARTHA AND THE VANDELLAS
1964

 
REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE
FOUR TOPS
1966
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN
PERCY SLEDGE
1966
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
1966

 
BERNADETTE
FOUR TOPS
1967
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN
MOODY BLUES
1967
SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER
DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES
1969

 
THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
ROBERTA FLACK
1969
BLACK SKIN BLUE EYED BOYS
THE EQUALS
1970
IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
1970

 
ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER
FIFTH DIMENSION
1970
AIN’T NO SUNSHINE
BILL WITHERS
1971
CLEAN UP WOMAN
BETTY WRIGHT
1971

 
DROWNING IN A SEA OF LOVE
JOE SIMON
1971
FAMILY AFFAIR
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
1971
GOT TO BE THERE
MICHAEL JACKSON
1971

 
HAVE YOU SEEN HER
CHI LITES
1971
HOT PANTS
JAMES BROWN
1971
I’M A WINNER
DIANA ROSS
1971

 
INNER CITY BLUES (WANNA HOLLER)
MARVIN GAYE
1971
I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN
FREE MOVEMENT
1971
JUST MY IMAGINATION
TEMPTATIONS
1971

 
LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH
ISLEY BROTHERS
1971
MR. BIG STUFF
JEAN KNIGHT
1971
NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE
MICHAEL JACKSON
1971

 
ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW
HONEY CONE
1971
OUTA-SPACE
BILLY PRESTON
1971
ROCK STEADY
ARETHA FRANKLIN
1971

 
SCORPIO
DENNIS COFFEE & THE DETROIT BAND
1971
SMILING FACES SOMETIMES
UNDISPUTED TRUTH
1971
STICK UP
HONEY CONE
1971

 
SURRENDER
DIANA ROSS
1971
THEME FROM “SHAFT”
ISAAC HAYES
1971
THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE & HATE
PERSUADERS
1971

 
TRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE
DENISE LA SALLE
1971
TREAT HER LIKE A LADY
CORNELIUS BROS & SISTER ROSE
1971
WANT ADS
HONEY CONE
1971

 
YOU ARE EVERYTHING
THE STYLISTICS
1971
AT THE MOVIES
HOT BUTTER
1972
BACK STABBERS
THE O’JAYS
1972

 
BRANDY YOU’RE A FINE GIRL
LOOKING GLASS
1972
COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE
SPINNERS
1972
DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT
KING HARVEST
1972

 
DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER
BEVERLY BREMERS
1972
EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL
MAIN INGREDIENT
1972
FLOY JOY
THE SUPREMES
1972

 
FREDDIE’S DEAD
CURTIS MAYFIELD
1972
FUNKY ME
TIMMY THOMAS
1972
GET ON THE GOOD FOOT
JAMES BROWN
1972

 
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG
LUTHER INGRAM
1972
IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW
HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES
1972
I GOT IT
GLORIA SPENCER
1972

 
I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE
MICHAEL JACKSON
1972
I’LL BE AROUND
SPINNERS
1972
I’LL TAKE YOU THERE
STAPLE SINGERS
1972

 
I’m Still In Love With You
Al Green
1972
I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU
THE STYLISTICS
1972
LEAN ON ME
BILL WITHERS
1972

 
LET’S STAY TOGETHER
Al Green
1972
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC
DOOBIE BROTHERS
1972
LOVE AND HAPPINESS
AL GREEN
1972

 
LOVE TRAIN
THE O’JAYS
1972
ME AND MRS. JONES
BILY PAUL
1972
OH GIRL
CHI LITES
1972

 
PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE
TEMPTATIONS
1972
POP CORN
HOT BUTTER
1972
RAIN
DOROTHY MORRISON
1972

 
ROCK AND ROLL (PART I)
GARY GLITTER
1972
SATURDAY IN THE PARK
CHICAGO
1972
SOUL MAKOSSA
MANU DIBANGO
1972

 
STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN
MEL AND TIM
1972
THE HUSTLE
VAN MC COY & THE SOUL CITY SYMPHONY
1968
THINK (ABOUT IT)
LYN COLLINS
1972

 
TIME TO GET DOWN
THE O’JAYS
1972
TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW
CORNELIUS BROS. & SISTER ROSE
1972
WHERE IS THE LOVE
ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY
1972

 
WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER
TIMMY THOMAS
1972
YOU’RE SO VAIN
CARLY SIMON
1972
ZING (WENT THE STRINGS)
TRAMMPS
1972

 
AIN’T NO WOMAN LIKE ONE I’VE GOT
FOUR TOPS
1973
BREAK UP TO MAKE UP
THE STYLISITCS
1973
CROCODILE ROCK
ELTON JOHN
1973

 
DANIEL
ELTON JOHN
1973
GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE
DIANA ROSS
1973
HIGHER GROUND
STEVIE WONDER
1973

 
I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA
INTRUDERS
1973
I’LL BAKE ME A MAN
BARBARA ACKLIN
1973
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’
EDDIE KENDRICKS
1973

 
KILLING ME SOFTLY
ROBERTA FLACK
1973
LAW OF THE LAND
UNDISPUTED TRUTH
1973
LOVE’S THEME
LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA
1973

 
MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
1973
NEITHER 1 OF US (1ST TO SAY GOODBYE)
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
1973
ONE OF A KIND LOVE AFFAIR
SPINNERS
1973

 
PILLOW TALK
SYLVIA
1973
ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY
THE STYLISTICS
1973
SHOW AND TELL
AL WILSON
1973

 
SMARTY PANTS
FIRST CHOICE
1973
SUPERSTITION
STEVIE WONDER
1968
THE MORNING AFTER
MAUREEN MC GOVERN
1973

 
THE LOVE I LOST
HAROLD MELVIN & THEBLUE NOTES
1973
TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING
DIANA ROSS
1973
UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME
ARETHA FRANKLIN
1973

 
WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES
BILLY PRESTON
1973
TO KNOW HIM
TEDDY BEARS
1958

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Mr. G's Round Hill LodgeThese were the days of “pre-Disco disco” or the “early Disco” days, when people still danced… together and began to dance alone. These were the days when we got off our “Pony” with a “Twist”, to “Stroll” along and “Hitch Hike” our way to the sound-track of “Randy and The Rainbows”, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield and the Four Tops to the likes and sounds of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Honey Cone and the Undisputed Truth.

The 1960’s were drifting away slowly and yet, still mingling with the 1970’s that were rolling in. Vietnam was still in turmoil. The draft was being phased out but many of us still had the looming darkness of possibly receiving that letter… “Greeting: You are hereby ordered for induction into the Armed Forces of the United States…” In New York City, Greenwich Village, in a little bar called the “Stonewall Inn” a new revolution had taken place, opening the world to a new faction of global society: “Gay”. In a little town in the Catskill mountains of New York State, the musical rebellion of the “Woodstock Festival” had come, done and gone. The 1960’s began the new rhythm and pace of society and the world and the 1970’s were about to bring it all to ultimate heights.

With a shuffle-shuffle, kick-kick, turn-turn, kick, Van McCoy had us in a “Hustle” and it was “Too Late To Turn Back Now”. We were “Dancing In The Moonlight” wondering “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”? Well the only thing to do was “Listen To The Music” on a “Midnight Train To Georgia” until “The Morning After” when it was obvious that “Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye”.

Dancing was a “Family Affair” and “Smarty Pants” took control of the crowd AND the dance floor sometimes proving that “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show”. “Get On The Good Foot” or not, “Smiling Faces Sometimes” just smile because, well, you either did a step or simply got out there for the “Rock Steady”. In between plays on the juke-box, sitting at a table in the dark, watching the others glide across the floor in a “Continental”, or line-up for a “Bus Stop”, THERE, in the dim light… “Zing Went The Strings (Of My Heart)”! It was “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and a little voice, way down deep inside whispered “Why Can’t We Live Together”? Well HEY! “Bump” me baby! Up off the chair, out onto the floor and maybe “I Can’t Dance To That Music You’re Playin’” but it looks like “I’ve Found Someone Of My Own” here! There’s a place of “Love And Happiness” to be found. Just “Lean On Me” and “I’ll Take You There”! “Think About It”… you may as well “Surrender” because, right now I do believe that I’m “Stone In Love With You” and before the next dollar disappears into that juke-box on the wall, we’ll both be “Drowning In A Sea of Love”and believe me, “If Loving You Is Wrong I Don’t Wanna Be Right”.

The lights went out and the music stopped, 43 years ago now. But the memories live on, and in some minds and hearts, they’re as vivid today as they were when the last person left and the brooms and mops came out to clean and prepare for the next night when many would return and new faces would join the mix. But to keep the memories alive, and to pass along a moment in the history of the world when life, although not always what we would think of as “perfect” was a damned-sight close to it, scroll the juke-box list below. If the spirit moves, get on up and move what you got. No matter how fast, slow, here or there, there might not be such a thing as “Starting All Over Again”, but there’s no harm in re-starting a “Love Train”. Though many of us are “gone”, some of us, other than me, are probably still hanging on. For you who didn’t know Mr. G’s, I really am sorry. It was magnificent in its own manner, right and respect. But as you click through the music list, I’m sure you’ll understand. And for those of you who DID get to know and be a part of Mr. G’s, this is my dedication to you all, and as Al Green put it, my message to let you know “I’m Still In Love With You”.

If you know of any more music that used to play at “The Lodge”, or if I’ve put something on this list that never was on the juke-box, please let me know… Drop me a line, because for as long as there’s a beat in my heart, those days will stay alive, the memories will live on and “I’ll Be Around”.

Thank you all… alumni, Friends and “Family”, and you “new” folks just as much, for coming here. Please, make yourselves at home… that’s what George did for all the rest of us… back then.

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