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On this day in music history: May 25, 1968 - “The Horse” by Cliff Nobles & Co. is released. Written and produced by Jesse James, it is the biggest hit for the Philadelphia, Pa based R&B singer. “The Horse” is actually the instrumental version of the song “Love Is All Right”, with the non-vocal side being named after the popular dance. Though it is credited to Cliff Nobles, he does not actually appear on the instrumental side (being a vocalist only). The track features members of the rhythm section that later become known as MFSB and is arranged by Philly Soul legend Bobby Martin. (The Manhattans, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, L.T.D.). Released on Philadephia based Phil-La Of Soul Records (distributed by Jamie/Guyden Records), DJ’s prefer the instrumental side of the single and rockets up the charts. “The Horse” peaks at number two on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the R&B singles chart in July of 1968. In later years, the song becomes a staple of sporting events, most often being played by marching bands. “The Horse” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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Barnes and Noble is selling books on their website/in their stores such as “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality” and “Stop Autism Now! A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Reversing Autism Spectrum Disorders” and I am pissed. Not only are these books scientifically inaccurate, but using “parenting guides” as a way to masquerade around behind the scenes with hate and bigotry is absolutely disgusting. Children of parents who read these books and employ their methodology will be at risk for a host of mental illnesses, not to mention drug use and suicidal tendencies. I will (sadly, bc I love books a lot) be boycotting Barnes and Noble until these books are pulled from their inventories, and would appriciate it if y'all would share/do the same. This hatred needs to be stopped.

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