|By Spookey (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 01:12 am:|
LadyMistique was wondering what the song meant when the Supremes were singing BUTTERED POPCORN back in 1962.
This is what i think the song is about ...
He likes Buetterd Popcorn while having SEX!!
|By dvdmike (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 01:34 am:|
Why can't it just be about a guy who likes butter on his popcorn? Did "Puff, The Magic Dragon" have to be about getting high?
|By Ju (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 01:39 am:|
I think it was a statement against the nuclear arms race.
|By Vandelron (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 01:56 am:|
One music writer said it was about sex.
|By Ju (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 02:32 am:|
See a grain of popcorn, when popped, represent a mushroom cloud. And see, the singer is emblematical of the U.S., and her baby was the U.S.S.R. The butter represent the bright yellow flash of a nuclear detenation. This is what the song was really about, you have to play it backwards to get the true meaning.
|By dove-7 (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 03:21 am:|
lol @playin it backwards. That was a big thing during the 80's.
|By Robb_K (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 02:42 pm:|
Wasn't "Buttered Popcorn" by The Supremes recorded in 1961?
In any case, my guess is that there was no specific "hidden meaning" behind the lyrics. Maybe it was one of those typical "nonsense lyric" songs, which were meant to keep the listeners guessing about what the lyrics mean. That adds to the appeal of the song.
|By Juicefree20 (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 07:07 pm:|
Robb K, I'm inclined to agree with you. I think that it was one of those silly "Beach Blanket" type of songs. I don't know why they did it, I just don't think there was any hidden meaning involved. I think that in retrospect, they'd like to have a do over on that one. I think that Flo deserved a better vehicle than that song.
|By Tyrone (220.127.116.11) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 12:01 am:|
"Buttered Popcorn" "Buttered Popcorn" "Buttered Popcorn". I, too, always wondered what the song was about. Like some, I think the song is about sex. I recall when I gave my parents a (supposedly) surprise birthday party (both born in Dec). Anyway, I overheard one of the party goers ask my father if he ate buttered popcorn. Being a seventeen year old (and not seeing any popcorn in the room), it dawned on me what Buttered Popcorn is. Oral sex!!!!! Just think about it.
|By Rodmann (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 12:32 am:|
I always thought that it was just about a young goofball who was more interested in snacking on buttered popcorn than he was in kissing Flo Ballard. (Idiot! LOL) I've never picked up any hidden meaning from the lyrics at all. It's no sillier than anything by the Coasters, 'Monster Mash', 'Johnny Angel' or a lot of the other hits at that time.
The lyrics are a little silly but I think it's a great song. Flo actually sounds a bit like Etta James on this record. I wish that George Kerr would've let her belt like that on her solo records instead of trying to make her sound like Diana Ross to capitalize on her Supremes connection. I do like some of her solo songs but I just know that Flo would have sounded great singing over some Chicago styled Soul tracks similar to what Barbara Acklin was doing at the time on Brunswick. Maybe she would have at least had a hit on the R&B charts. Too bad. I guess we'll never know.
|By Ju (22.214.171.124) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:21 am:|
Hey Tyrone, I chucked when I replaced the words "Buttered Popcorn" with "E____ P____" and sang the song. Haha, think they would have had a bigger hit with that version?
|By JoB (126.96.36.199) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:37 am:|
...oh yes, I'm sure that in 1961 or whenever it was released, it would have went platinum plus with that title (rolling my eyes as hard as I possibly can)...
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:44 am:|
Diana Ross wrote in her book that even she never got to know what that song was about. So I guess we are in good company!
|By Ju (184.108.40.206) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 02:21 am:|
They would play it in the clubs now, JoB. Not on the radio, but in the clubs! There would probably even be some kind of dance that'd come along to go along with it!
|By LadyMystique (220.127.116.11) on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 10:28 pm:|
Yeah I think it is a great song and Flo kicked ___ on it!
|By Juicefree20 (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 12:27 am:|
Well, I have to say that it wasn't one of my favorite songs by them. I thought that Flo deserved better, it was just a bit too silly for me. Although, I might have liked it when it came originally came out, seeing as how I was only a year old at the time
|By STONEWALL (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:09 am:|
Anyone who thinks that song wasn't about (oral) SEX needs to 'play that song again'! Listen to the words "He likes it greasy and gooey and...."
Yes, it was 1961 -- and it's no wonder they never had Flo sing lead again on any Supremes single. Being in a group does not mean every one is or can be a lead singer. Ask Otis!
Ironically, the flipside of "POPCORN" became a real classic -- recorded even by Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5, among many others, to this very
minute -- the Smokey-penned "WHO'S LOVIN' YOU?" sung by a 16-year-young Diana Ross.
|By Spookey (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:42 am:|
Now tell me ... Who doesn't like Buttered Popcorn??
|By Juicefree20 (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:44 am:|
I'm not gonna attempt to touch that one
|By Spookey (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 02:57 am:|
I always had a feeling Buttered Popcorn meant more than JIFFY POP - JIFFY POP ... THE MAGIC TREAT ... IT'S MORE FUN TO MAKE THAN IT IS TO EAT!!
I like the comment saying that Florence Ballard should of gotten better or more soulful material like that of Barbara Acklin, a real great pop and soul singer. Flo sounds very soulful on the ballad MY HEART, it almost sounds like GK brought some elements from the group that sang I'll Erase Your Pain, Twiddly Dum Dum group ... not the Moments but ... can't remember their name; a male soul group GK worked with and not The Escorts!! Oh yeah, the Whatnuts!!
|By RD (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:08 am:|
Stonewall, the Miracles recorded "Who's Lovin' You" first, it was the B-side of "Shop Around."
I think the song was about buttered popcorn period...and not sex. In 1961 most neighborhoods in big cities had their own movie theaters and buttered popcorn was the most popular item other than Ju Ju Babies, which I hated. Going to the movies was a different experience then. You paid the admission (as little as 10 cents) and stayed until the place closed if you wanted to. You didn't have to leave when the movie was over. And, they showed two movies, a cartoon and at least 15 minutes of coming attractions. Don't show the cartoon and you had a mini riot on your hands.
|By Juicefree20 (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:25 am:|
Hey Spookey, The Whatnauts were BAAAAAD!!! Since this is about Buttered Popcorn, I won't talk about the great songs that these brothers made. Maybe that's for another thread.
Regarding Who's Loving You, I think that the definitive version is by The J5. Michael put so much feeling & soul into thst song that it was amazing. For a 12 year old to sing with that much feeling & to understand just where to inject that emotion, is nothing short of incredible! Especially that "OOOOOOO" that follows, "All that I can do since you've been gone is cry". Combine that with that chord change & I believe that is his most soulful performance. What a performance! He took that song to places that none of the previous recordings even hinted at.
RD, I hated those tasteless JuJuBees as well. Those things stayed stuck in your teeth forever, haven't seen a box in years.
|By RD (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:30 am:|
Right Juice they were called JuJuBees not JuJuBabies as I posted. I didn't care for them at all and always wondered why every damn movie theater sold them.
The definitive version of "Who's Loving You" for me is the Temptations' rendition with David Ruffin singing lead.
|By Uptight (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 03:56 am:|
Were JuJuBees those little colorful hard candies in a box and tasted like someone spilled laundry detergent in the candy factory's vat? Bleck!
|By Juicefree20 (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 04:08 am:|
Uptight, that just about describes them, They tasted bad, no matter which color you picked. I think that Loews & the others had relatives in the candy business. There's a lot to be said about the desperation of a captive audience. Now, Chocolate Babies on the other hand..... The only thing that I didn't like about them was that they looked like little Buddahs.
|By STONEWALL (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 06:15 am:|
"WHO'S LOVIN' YOU?"
Yes, "RD", I know that Smokey & The Miracles recorded it first. I didn't say that they didn't. In fact, I stated "the Smokey-penned".
Then, in the very same year, 1961, he gave it to his special Motown friend Diana Ross to record and she did. Motown should have made "WHO'S LOVIN' YOU" the "A" side and make the buttered, greasy, gooey, sticky "POPCORN" song the very "B" side. By the way, I trust that there was more goin' on than you alluded to in those movie theaters than watching the movie and eating real popcorn. C'mon! I believe that if Madonna re-recorded it, you'd catch the drift. Trust me, play the record.
|By ALLAN (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 07:30 pm:|
I'd say to take the lyric of "Buttered Popcorn" any way you want to. But, if you ask me, it certainly doesn't take Fellini to figure it out!
|By Spookey (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 01:58 am:|
I enjoy BH's version of Who's Lovin' You
|By stephanie (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 11:55 am:|
You can say what you want I can see how the song could be about SEX but I think it was about popcorn myself Motown back then wasnt into sex too much until Marvin Gaye.
Stephanie PS Not one of my favorite Supremes songs but Flo belted it out and her voice was great.
|By HW (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 12:01 pm:|
It's called a double-entendre: it's about both. If you think it's "just" about popcorn, then it is. If you read a sexual connotation, then that's true too - with a little wink.
|By JoB (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 02:14 am:|
...kind of like D'Angelo's "Brown Sugar"...could've been about his woman, or just about gettin' high :o)
|By Spookey (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 02:39 am:|
If he likes Buttered Popcorn, all gooey and salty; tell what girl's private is salty? This guy mustbe gay!! -- only a man can be salty, but then I don't know; and don't go there!!
|By Juicefree20 (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 10:51 pm:|
Hey, listen. I was only one when this song came out. I didn't know about such things then. Truthfully, I used to buy some original LPs, but mainly bought Greatest Hits & Anthology LPs. I bought this LP as a Re-issue in the late 80s. Honestly, I didn't like this song as I found it to be (pardon the pun) CORNY. I listened to it once & never played it again. The implications of the song went way over my head. Was that a common street term for "the act" back in those days?
|By Michael McLean (18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 08:56 pm:|
The total morons that have built up the above pile of puss have not read the archives.
I have a post in the archives where I tell the true story of "Buttered Popcorn".
The song was innocently produced. It was supposed to be a teen-aged song about going to an amusment park or a cinema.
Berry Gordy took me to New York City and we went to Columbia Custom Records. At that time, he played the tape (far from being released) of Buttered Popcorn sung by the Supremes.
It struck me at once that the song suggested oral sex. I mentioned this to Berry, and at once, in horror, he moved it off his plans for single promotion, and it ended up on the first Supremes LP.
In my opinion, the oral sex connection never occurred to Berry and his production team until I mentioned it.
You see, black folks at that time regarded oral sex (if they had heard of it) as sickening. It was considered unsanitary.
On the other hand, white folks like me, who had grown up with the horror of Victorian taboos about everything, found that anything that was exciting was fantastic and worth persuing, even if it meant licking a sewer pipe. (As long as the sewer pipe was sexy!)
I have a post about this subject, and James Jamerson, in the archives.
Once and for all: I was right there! The original concept for "Buttered Popcorn" was innocent!
There is no doubt about it!!!!!
|By Juicefree20 (22.214.171.124) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 09:01 pm:|
Thanks Mike for clearing this up. I never thought of it as an ode to oral sex. I always thought of it as a teenage type of song.
|By RD (126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 11:54 pm:|
I agree Mike and posted as much earlier. I never heard the term: Buttered Popcorn used as code words for oral sex in my hood.
|By Rodmann (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 12:27 am:|
Thanks for setting the record straight Mike. These sort of novelty songs like 'Gravy', 'Mashed Potatos', 'Monster Mash', etc. were popular during the early 60's. 'Buttered Popcorn' is no more suggestive then any of those tunes. Some people just insist on making everything dirty.
|By Spookey (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 02:19 am:|
Mike, you sound like an old hag!! --- Can't anyone have any fun with their thoughts of what they think BUTTERED POPCORN meant to them; and we are not total morons; you old fart!!
|By ~medusa~ (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 12:48 pm:|
My first time on this thread, and WOW! all I know is Buttered Popcorn is hot & wet & good, but sometimes, it can get stuck in your teeth,and all that Butter can give you a stomach ache...what else is there to say...by the way, I think I heard that song by the Supremes only once, with Florence Ballard up front. So maybe my response is
insignificant to this thread...sorry.
|By LadyMystique (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 06:17 pm:|
When I first heard the song, I thought it was about a guy who loved popcorn more than his lady...call me naive, but it's true. And medusa...no response is insignificant on this forum IMHO.
|By R&B (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 06:51 pm:|
I'M WITH MIKE[HE WAS THERE]BERRY WAS JUST TRYIN TO REACH THAT TEEN AUDIENCE FOLKS,IN 61 LET'S BE FOR REAL[THIS IS THE MAN WHO DIDN'T WANT TO RELEASE WHAT'S GOIN ON IN 71]SO YOU THINK THAT HE'S GOING TO KNOWINGLY PUT OUT A SONG ABOUT ORAL SEX[NO WAY]AS MIKE SAID BACK IN THE DAY BLACK PEOPLE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT SUCH THINGS IN PUBLIC[AND BELIEVE ME I HAD AN OLDER BROTHER WHOM I HUNG WITH SOMETIMES AND HE AND HIS BUDDIES WOULD TALK ABOUT SEX BUT NOT ABOUT EATIN NOTHING NASTIER THAN PIG'S FEET]
|By Juicefree20 (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 07:45 pm:|
Not to be funny, R&B, but for my money, the other thing is a whole lot better than pigsfeet Damn, I'm glad to be a 60s baby.
|By ~medusa~ (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 09:10 am:|
JoB, (hahahaha) I think D'Angleo made it plain at the beginning of the record, that he was talking about a Female...(smile)
..and Juicefree...(hahahahaha) I can't even comment on that (shaking my head)um um um
but I'm reminded of a Guy at my job, who said "anything that bleeds for 5 days and don't die, I aint going near it"...Although we all found out different later on, and heard he was good at it.
|By Rice (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 09:16 am:|
LOL!!! When me and my friends were much younger we used to put the word mutha*%$#@r in place of Buttered Popcorn aong with so more fitting lyrics. Now knowing about Berry's and Flo's relationship she probably sang the same thing. LOL!!!
|By Juicefree20 (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 01:02 pm:|
Medusa, back when I was 14, one of my uncles was talking all of that macho crap: "Aww man I don't this, aww man, I don't do that. No real man does that". Lies, Lies, Lies!!! By the time I was 17, this knucklehead was testifying about the wonders of....well, you know what I mean. I was smart, I didn't listen to my uncles. I listened to my aunt, my sister, her girlfriends & just about every other womans conversations. Talk about a lightbulb going on in my head? Hey, I learned to listen to the ladies early in life. I would think that a woman would know her preferences, true? Most of the fellas would talk that crap, because they were afraid of what the other fellas would say. As for me, I think for myself & as for opinions....me no care. So, maybe buttered popcorn is a bit salty, however...rice is very nice. Whew, it's getting hot in here, guess I'll stop now
|By ~medusa~ (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 02:12 pm:|
(hahahahahaha) Juicefree, have you ever heard the song by Marvin Sease called 'Candy Licker'? it;'s quite old now..but it's all about that. The very first time I heard that song, I was on the floor dancin' at a Club, I had to stop and have a seat, I couldn't believe they would let someone record a song like that and actually play it in public.
|By Tony Russi (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 02:48 pm:|
"Buttered Popcorn" by the Supremes was innocently written, produced and released by Motown per Michael McLean double meanings did not come about until later....because of the double meaning it might have been a hit a couple of years later but I don't think Motown would have released anything with that type of controversy.
|By bigdaddyg2k4 (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 06:10 pm:|
I never heard of "Buttered Popcorn", but it sure is good! But I like mine fresh with Land O' Lakes Butter, the microwave version is good too, until I leave in there a minute or two too long! Props 2 Mike McLean for a well-deserved history lesson for the masses.
|By Handsome (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 06:12 pm:|
I thought the song was about Spookey not posting pictures when we ask him to and eating Buttered Popcorn, ha ha ha!
|By Juicefree20 (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 07:28 pm:|
Honestly, if I didn't know any better, I would consider this hype to sell more records. As that's not the case, it shows you how naaaasty some of our minds have become, some 43 years later. As we well know, nasty can be nice Aaah, the innocence of the early 60s. Anyhow, popcorn's still good, it's just too doggone expensive! Been to the movies lately? I just give them my check, I get $3.98 change back. Man, it's rough in there.
|By JoB (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 02:20 am:|
Juice... I know exactly what you mean. About 2 years ago, I went to the movies with a guy who flat out REFUSED to buy me some popcorn, because he didn't see the sense in spending that much on some popcorn. Being the old-fashioned kind of girl that I am, I was deeply offended that he didn't feel I was worth the price of a movie and some popcorn. I certainly let him know how I felt...
I'd just love to tell you that I never saw this moron again, but now, almost 2 years later, he has the distinct honor of calling me his girlfriend :o)....what can I say? I'm a sucker for love (and a pretty cheap date, for that matter :o)
It's been a long, hard journey, but after much time and effort, I now can even get him to go for the nachos with cheese and a small drink :o)
|By ALLAN (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 05:59 am:|
This recollection just came back to me. Decades ago, in a cut-out bin, I found a version of "Buttered Popcorn," recorded on VIP by a male group called The Vows. There was no date on the record, but I believe VIP did not come into existence until after the song was recorded by The Supremes, so I'm assuming The Supremes' version predated this one. Since it's a male group singing about a GAL who likes buttered popcorn, does this refer to sapphic activity, then? I still say to take it the way you want to. Double entendre has always been a feature of blues, which is, after all, the "B" of R&B.
|By CORNBREAD (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 08:58 am:|
Why did the Supremes switch from Tamla to Motown label ?
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 12:53 pm:|
JoB, I'll take you to the movies and buy you whatever you want! :o)
|By Juicefree20 (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 06:12 pm:|
Handsome, right on, right on to that
|By Handsome (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 06:16 pm:|
Thanks Juice. I'm a 60's baby myself (1965 to be exact). I wasn't even in the world when Buttered Popcorn came out.
I just read this entire thread now, and Spookey leaves me speechless with his statements, and of course pictureless. ha ha ha ha!
|By Juicefree20 (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 06:50 pm:|
What's up Handsome. I was only one when the song came out. After reading this thread, I don't think that I'll ever look at popcorn quite the same way anymore. It's lost its innocent appeal for me. Don't worry about it Handsome, I got the pictures covered
|By JoB (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 02:19 am:|
Handsome and Juice...you guys are soooo sweet :o)
Some women get shopping sprees, cars, bills paid, etc...me, I'd just be happy w/some popcorn :o)
|By CORNBREAD (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 07:29 am:|
What about other forms of popcorn ?
What type of sexual act does one connect with plain unbuttered popcorn ? Missionary position ?
What about chocolate covered popcorn ?
Pink popcorn ?
|By dvdmike (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 09:16 am:|
I believe The Vows version was released in 1965, I'll have to research it for the exact date.
|By STONEWALL (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 09:47 am:|
"Buttered Popcorn (gooey, sticky, greasy, salty)" was definitely NOT "moved off of Berry's plans for single promotion" as Michael McL. stated. On the contrary, documented facts attest that it was promoted and, in fact, it was released as a single -- the "A" side, though surely it should have been the "B" side for "Butter". It was The Supremes second single! It was the ONLY Supremes single release with Flo on lead.
The flipside was the far superior, totally un-silly, appealing, soulful and, yes, sexy "Who's Lovin' U", written and produced by Smokey, with a 16-year-young Diana Ross on lead. "Who's Lovin' U?" has been and is the classic now, as U all know. It was originally recorded by Smokey & The Miracles (earlier the same year, 1961) and has been covered by many Motown artists including Brenda Holloway on her first album, David Ruffin and The Temptations, Michael Jackson & The J-5, et al. -- plus many non-Motown artists such as The Honey Cone and Destiny's Child. Both
"Popcorn" & "Lovin' U" were on The Supes' first album. Berry & Motown rarely goofed but did so on this one, mixing up the "A" and "B" sides. At the time, no doubt, it seemed the best bet. Henceforth, Diana sang lead on every Supremes' single-release record (both "A" and "B" sides).
Note: I have posted the fact that "Buttered Popcorn" was a single previously, surprisng me that M.M. would post the misinformation. As a matter of fact, I posted it right on this board! See March 23 entry by STONEWALL.
For more "411" on Diana Ross & The Supremes'
songs list and more, plz. visit:
|By Tony Russi (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 09:59 am:|
When I first heard "Buttered Popcorn" as a kid in '61 it reminded me in structure of "Bye Bye Baby"...it still does today.I always thought it was cool.
|By Eli (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 10:02 am:|
It wasnt about "the nasty job", cause we all know that folks werent doing that kinda thing back then, now were they, hmmm??
|By The Count (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 10:35 am:|
I had no idea that's what BUTTERED POPKORN was all about in the vokals.But, untill i find a kernal in it i'll kontinue to mongha buttered popkorn, i guess durring that 5ive day period is why it is served with dental floss hanging out.
|By Ju (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 01:53 pm:|
Stonewall, when did Destiny's Child cover Who Lovin' You?
|By tbc (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 02:30 pm:|
Buttered Popcorn was of course a single - but to be fair to our dear Mike McLean, who was indeed there and in the moment, he said it was moved off being promoted as a single. He didn't say it was not issued as a single. More to Mike's point, now we know why the song didn't chart or make that much noise - Motown didn't promote it that much.
And to get back to what we think songs are about and their intention (or not), "Brown Sugar" is about marijuana, with a double entendre about the ladies.
|By Uptight (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 06:26 pm:|
Stonewall, did you mean En Vogue instead of Destiny's Child?
|By STONEWALL (184.108.40.206) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 03:32 pm:|
Tony's got the "Butter" and "Bye Bye". I agree fully with Tony. The structures of Mary Wells' "Bye Bye Baby" and Flo Ballard's "Popcorn" are like twins. Is it just coincidence that they both came out of the same record company, the same studio and in the same year??? And, vocally, both songs were "harsh" and really rough. Neither artist subscribed to that 'style' ever again.
|By STONEWALL (220.127.116.11) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 03:41 pm:|
That's a good "?" about "Who's Lovin' U?" and DC?
Several people have sworn that they saw them sing it on a nightime television show, e.g., "The Tonight Show" or "SNL", a couple of years ago and they all believed it was also a DC album cut.
The Honey Cone's great version of "Lovin' U" in circa 1972 I have and luv. That one w/ Darlene Love's sister Edna Wright on lead coulda been a single!
|By STONEWALL (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 03:53 pm:|
===newzflash=== "Who's Lovin' U?" ===newzflash===
Uptight's got it right!!! It was EN VOGUE. It's gotta be En Vogue that they were thinking of 'cause now I believe even I recall them singin' it. On the phone right now as I'm postin' and my pal Vito says, "Yeah, he meant En Vogue and the DESTINY song he was thinkin' of was the not-so-different "Emotion" (penned by the Bee Gees and sung by DC on several t.v. shows -- including "SNL"). Uptight, everything's allrite! 100 minds are better than one.
|By TRI-PHI (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 07:07 pm:|
YOU ALL GOTTA BE KIDDING ON THIS ONE, THE SONGS IS ABOUT BUTTERED POPCORN, AND HOW HER GUYS LOVES POPCORN, PLAIN AND SIMPLE
|By Marvel (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 08:24 pm:|
It's actually about her guy really liking "Buttered Popcorn". On the extended version released on the 2001 Anthology with a much longer fade out Flo explains "he prefers it to me" etc.etc.etc.
|By SPOOKEY (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 08:40 pm:|
Well, since I started this ... I'll end it with ...
IT'S THE WAY FLO JUST SINGS IT, SHE'S SOULFUL AND SEXY!!
|By STONEWALL (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 09:21 pm:|
"Amen" go rite there!
|By Uptight! Everythings Alright (220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 09:54 am:|
btw: Berry Gordy and Barney Ales wrote "Buttered Popcorn." If anyone could ask Mr. Ales his side of the story I will bet he, like Gordy, was not referring to sex when writing it.
|By CORNBREAD (18.104.22.168) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 10:04 am:|
What type of sexual activity are we to surmise from caramel popcorn ?
|By STONEWALL (22.214.171.124) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 04:43 pm:|
|By Handsome (126.96.36.199) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 04:55 pm:|
End it with pictures!
|By Juicefree20 (188.8.131.52) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 07:42 pm:|
Handsome, what up? Hey, don't worry, you know that I have some pictures. I can't count on my friend Spookey, I've given up on Spookey. The thing is that a lot of people tell me that he's got some good ones. Maybe he wants to keep them for himself. I thought that Spookey was a cool brother, I'm just disappointed. Hey I guess we'll have to get over it Handsome. Well, I guess I'll have to work on my next set of pics.
|By Handsome (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 05:16 pm:|
Hey Big Bro Juice!
Believe it or not, I have not given up on Spookey!
Somehow, Someway he will show us those pictures...Yeah, right....SIKE! :o)
Juice, I look forward to your next wave of pictures!
|By STONEWALL (220.127.116.11) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 05:29 pm:|
"Buttered Popcorn" and hypnosis. For the vast majority of us that still believe that the song "Buttered Popcorn" was/is more than just about a movie snack, we can consider hypnosis -- or a lobodomy. Yes, all over a song! After all, it involves The Supremes.
|By Michael McLean (18.104.22.168) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 09:52 pm:|
I told it like it happened.
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