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Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 08:14 pm:

How about giving some props to many of the wonderful bands and groups that brought great music to us in the seventies and early eighties. I mean - w/o these groups - we would not have had any real music to groove and dance to - other than for the disco that was out there - IMO.

Words do make the song - but IMO - Music makes the tune - and these groups had some very talented musicians that could stroke them there instruments and make one want to get up and "Shake Your Booty."

Which one was about the best one out there? I loved the Commodores & Zapp. Heck - I loved The Gap Band & Time too. Most made some truly good records.

Here are most:

The Time
K.C. & The Sunshine Band
B.T. Express
Kool & The Gang
Brass Construction
Confunksion (SP?)
Jackson Five
Rufus & Chaka Kahn
Johnson Brothers
Rick James & Band
Prince & Band

Top of pageBottom of page   By JoB ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 02:31 am:

SB...what's the meaning of this??? I've looked at your list twice..and no Earth, Wind & Fire!!! :o)

Take your list and add them, Tower of Power, and AWB, and you've got my list.

BTW, I just saw ConFunkshun last Friday night @ a club here in Indy...they still sound great!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Wonder B ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 02:41 am:

Hey Con-Funk-Shun (at least in their two last albums) had members of Pleasure who had taken over... Is Marlon McClain and the fabulous Nathaniel Phillips on bas still part of the band?
They did tour with the UWF All Stars (whose 2CD live set was brillaint)...

Wonder B

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 11:27 am:

Yeah......add EW&F, AWB and take out Prince and The Time. (Sorry......I'm just not a big fan of Prince and his legions).

I love the J-Five but I'm not sure they fit in on this list.

And of course you gotta include Parliament/Funkadelic.

Heck, I might even throw in the Doobies (can you imagine Doobie in your funk?). I heard "Long Train Runnin'" the other day and forgot how good of a sound those guys had at one time.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 04:23 pm:

JoB - LOL! Like the fellas in Germany used to say - ("Gots to be more careful next time") When I first ran down the above mentioned list of groups in my mind and whilst in the kitchen on yesterday - you know I thought about the AWB & EW&F. But when it came to crunch time - they must have slipped my mind. LOL! As many albums that I have by both of those two groups - who'd of thunk - that I would have forgotten them?

And of course - I loved "Tower Of Power", also.

I heard a song by "Slave", this morning on the Tom Joyner morning show, ironically. I think it was the song "Slave." Didn't they make a song w/that name?

Galactus - I intentionally didn't add any pure Funk groups on this list - because I think that topic has already been discussed. I also chose "Prince", because although he made some mid tempo and slower tunes and songs (And dare I say -some sexier numbers)- he also brought some good music to the people to dance off of. His "1999", was a monumental song - and to this day - it receives the highest of praise for being so very much ahead of its time.

And the Jackson Five definitely used to make great music to dance off of - and especially their last two albums. I used to love that one w/"Heartbreak Hotel", on it. My, my!

Again - I wished to pay homage to the forgotten groups or bands - that IMO - had a similar sound that got folks up on the dance floor. I didn't want to include the "GoGo" or "Funk", music on my list - but man - could those type groups also bring and deliver it straight up to the people.

In my circle - we used to love the above groups - and at times we used to try to make sure we knew who was who. Who was it that made "Mr. DJ" & "Cutie Pie"? I used to love those two songs.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 04:40 pm:

How about Slave, Mass Production, Bar-Kays, ?

I like those groups too.


Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 04:45 pm:

And AWB!


Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 04:57 pm:

Hey Handsome. I think I've heard of Mass Production. Did they have any popular songs out that I may remember? And thanks for reminding me of the Bar-Kays. They were a great group. And JoB reminded me that I'd forgotten the AWB, and another great group.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 05:05 pm:

Hey SB!

Mass Production were responsible for hits, "Welcome to Our World (of Merry Merry Music)' & "FireCracker" and were on the Cotillion/Atlantic label.

My favorite Bar-Kay songs are Attitudes, Shake Your Rump to the Funk, Anticipation (basically the Mercury Years, not too familiar with the Stax hits)


Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 05:10 pm:

Mass Production was in the Brass Construction/BT Express mode, right? I don't currently have any of their stuff......seem to remember they weren't big with hits, but were big in clubs. Rhino has put out a nice collection of their best on CD.....but I haven't gotten it yet.

Speaking of the Bar-Kays, does anyone have their early 70s material? You the albums "Black Rock" and "Do You See What I See?" I have their later stuff ("Attitudes," "Shake Your Rump to the Funk," "Hit and Run" etc.) and their first album (Soul Finger).....but I've never gotten around to getting any of their black rock stuff. Worth getting, you think? I do enjoy early Funkadelic so I thought it might be worth a whirl.

I guess I see what you mean about pure funk. You're looking at groups who do ballads and funk with equal pizazz, I take it, eh? Got you. In that case, you definitely gotta include one of my all-time favorites....The Isley Brothers. At their peak, those guys did it all effortlessly.....rock, soul, funk, ballads.

As for Prince and his gang, it's just a personal taste of mine. I never cared for him back in his r&b days......and I REALLY don't care for him from Purple Rain onward. In my high school, you were either a Rick James guy....or a Prince guy. I was a Slick Rick man all the way. lol.....

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 05:25 pm:

Galactus, thanks for mentioning B.T. Express.

Here's some more:

Mtume-Give it on up (If you want to),Juicy Fruit, You, Me & He (that was the cut)

Mac Band-Roses are Red, Love you to the Limit, I belong to you

SOS Band
Salsoul Orchestra
Sly & The Family Stone
Al Hudson & The Soul Partners (later to become Al Hudson & One Way)-Lost inside of you (the CUT)!
Atlantic Starr
Midnight Star


Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 05:28 pm:

Hey Galactus - I hear 'ya. I think I have one album by Prince. I loved some his songs - but I didn't run out to buy his music. Yet - he did have and earn his place and fans - and there is no question - IMO.

And yes - I wanted to mention the groups above because let's face it - at one time - they too had their own niche and place. They were dedicated musicians and artists. They - just like any others that ever played a note and sang a lyric loved what they did - and in that is why I credit them.

Some radio hosts were joking about Slick Rick a couple of weeks ago. They mentioned something about - him being the only man that they knew of that would speak about himself in the third person. LOL!

And Lord yes - the Isley brothers brought it to us and served it up on a silver platter. I love those guys and especially when they were into the kind of sound when they made "Who's That Lady."

Who was it that made "Atlantis?" Was that the Isleys?" And they made some sweet love songs back in the day.

I heard the song today that goes - "Walking down the street watching ladies - hope I'm watching you." Who was singing that one?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 05:32 pm:

SB, to answer your questions:

Voyage to Atlantis-Isley Brothers

Watching You-Slave w/Steve Arrington..Remember, Just a Touch of Love (my song!)

Another band G.Q.-Disco Nights, I Do Love you & Sitting in the park (both great remakes IMO)


Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 05:44 pm:

Handsome - that must be the song that I heard by Slave today. "Ooooh you're blowing my mind." "You carry it well." LOL!

But.....Atlantic Starr - Switch and LTD were not known for making the fast songs that made one want to get up - get down - and shake ones' booty. LOL! Maybe lie down and shake one's what.........? Although - I do have albums by all three - and loved that Switch album where they composed all of those fantastic love songs. Wooooweeee. Debarge brotha' right?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 06:34 pm:

Right SB, Tommy & Bobby Debarge were in Switch.

The 3 groups did make some "moderately" up-tempo songs like:

Switch-Best Beat In Town

LTD-(Everytime I Turn Around) Back In Love Again

Atlantic Starr-Stand Up, Circles


Top of pageBottom of page   By Des ( on Thursday, August 07, 2003 - 06:41 pm:

No mention as yet of :
The Crusaders -- 70's stuff with guest vocalists was ace.Street Life - fantastic
Fat Larry's Band -- Woh,oh-oh Zoo-oom....
Santana -- Some fine soul and funk stuff on their mid-70's albums.Leon Thomas' presence was underrated at the time (Welcome and Lotus were the albums he appeared with them)
Change -- Searching,The Glow of Love - Luthers' a-coming - A Lovers' Holiday....great stuff
Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everbody Loves The Sunshine (especially this week in UK/Europe !!!)

Trawling the memory banks here -- all the others mentioned to date were uniformly good/great.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 11:07 am:

Yeah, Slave was great. You owe to yourself to get "The Best of Slave" on Rhino. As usual, the Rhino gang does a great job with it.

Again I ask...does anyone have any of the Bar-Kays "black rock" era material? If so, how is it? And do you recommend it? Also.....the Roy Ayers stuff. I haven't tried it yet.......pretty good?

Yeah.....the Isleys are one of my all time favorite groups. My favorite album by them is "Live It Up".......which features them at their peak. "Midnight Sky," "Hello, It's Me," "Brown Eyed Girl" the title track.......not a bad track on the whole CD. Doesn't get any better than that......I also think their "Grandslam" album from 1981 is unjustly overlooked. "Tonight is the Night" is a great throwback tune....."Hurry Up and Wait" got some airplay down here on r&b stations.....and "Young Girls" is a great rockin' tune.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 11:17 am:

Roy Ayers is divine...Somgs like Susnshine, Running Away. Want You, You Send me, Searching...the list goes on & on! Check 'em out Galactus!

Des, you are in my head again with the group Change...their second lp was good featuring songs Paradise, Hold Tight, Your Move, & Heaven of my Life. This 2 fer cd is now available with the change of heart album...title song written by Jam & Lewis.


Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 12:29 pm:

Im telling you Slave should have lasted longer I think Watching you is one of the best songs to come out of that genre.forget that stupid song Slide.....

I was so dissapointed when I turned on cable this morning and saw Ron Isley doing some song called Busted with this young girl and he was cussing but they bleeped it out. I know this Mr Biggs character has got him back on top but I wish he didnt have to resort to this ..the only thing I liked about the record was the fact he can still sing!!! Man put on the beginning of That Lady or Fight the Power and see the young kids get up,,

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 01:23 pm:

Keep in mind that Ron Isley was "cussing" on "Fight The Power" as well....("...when I roll with the punches I get knocked on the ground from all this - BULLS--T - goin' down..")***

Kevin Goins - KevGo

***P/C 1975, Triple-Three Music (BMI)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 01:30 pm:

KevGo-I remember when the radio used to "bleep" on that Isleys' song, and I didn't understand why.

Des-Do you remember the Crusaders, "Keep That Same Ole Feeling"? Later to be covered by the group Side Effect, who also did a cover of Ronnie Laws, "Always There", which I preferred as the instrumental.


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Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 01:41 pm:

I Like your List-NY Dell!


Top of pageBottom of page   By Des ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 04:52 pm:

Handsome/I'll be back on later - gotta do late dinner.
I don't know the Ronnie Laws cut - sorry,guy.
The Crusaders cut - you betcha.that track was written by Wayne Henderson and has that early 70's loose n easy,Loons and tie-dye t-shirt kinda thing going on....maybe not the greatest explanation - - but a great track and I'm playin' it right now on this here Laptop!!!
I bought a hell of a lot of the Crusaders solo stuff too - primarily the 12" singles (Wilton Felders' "Inherit The Wind" and a Stix Hooper instrumental that I just can't recall the name of (I'll stop telling everybody 'bout my vinyl being locked away soon-promise).Gettin' back to Wayne Henderson - I also bought an album that's really killing me cos I just can't remember much about it....but I recall loving it and haven't heard a note from it for years --- anybody know about Waynes' solo efforts early-mid 70's.....will consult the Web later.Given this Forums' Motown connections I'd forgotten about Pops' Popwells' involvement over the earlier years with the Crusaders......whole new Thread right here,methinks.
Talking like this on shared music loves is one hell of a thing,isn't it???
There's a lot of good on this here Internet thang!!!
Talk later

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 05:44 pm:


I really have to agree with you on Ron Isley and the Mr. Bigg stuff. I think it's worn itself out.....and musically it's been disappointing.

I enjoyed "Mission to Please" but the whole Mr. Biggs thing should've stopped right there.

I know the Isleys are trying to sell records, but it really pains me to see one of my favorite groups hooking up with current people like R Kelly and comprimising their own sounds. I miss the days of Ernie's guitar and Chris Jasper's keyboards.......and the cussing thing is unnecessary too.

Disappointing to say the least......

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 05:46 pm:

I'd like to hear more about The Crusaders as well. I've been debating about getting one of their CDs with "Street Life" on it.....OR getting the Randy Crawford CD with the same tune. A little guidance as to which direction to go would be cool.

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 06:54 pm:

Hi everyone.
Eli here with a coupla things.

Last night I went to see my old buddies from aawwaaay back, AWB.
They were appearing in New Hope borders on the Delaware River right across from New jersey.
As always they were in fine form with TWO funk filled shows doing all their jams and a few surprizes.

On their new cd they surprised me with a rendition of Love Wont let Me Wait which was sung splendidly by bassist Allen Gorrie and which received a rousing ovation.
In fact I was honored that they dedicated that show to "their good friend Bobby Eli"

Their current linup is superb and maybe I will finally get around to producing them as I was supposed to in 1981.

Also, I produced the first two Atlantic Starr A&M albums including Stand Up and Len Barry and Myself co wrote Zoom by Fat Larrys Band.

My fave funk bands are T.O.P., A.W.B., Mandrill, Cymande, 70's P Funk.

Top of pageBottom of page   By b.soul ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 07:11 pm:

Gap Band, E.W.F., Confunkshun, Isley Brothers, and A.W.B. were some of the best bands ever. I too love the Isley Brothers stuff between 1973-1982, especially the Go For Your Guns, Live It Up, and the Grand Slam albums. Grand Slam was and is one the most underated albums of all time. It should have been a big seller. I love the song Young Girls. one of their baddest tracks.
A.W.B. (AverageWhiteBand) I was listening to them this morning I love the Soul Searching album especially the song Queen Of My Soul. It is one of my all time favorites.
p.s. Let me not forget L.T.D. and War, love to see the original guys(plus Isleys) come back together and record some new music.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 07:22 pm:

Hey Ya'll,

These cats could play. LOL!

Way to go Eli. I just love AWB - and it's great that they honored you so. I'm sure they don't give out props like that everyday.

Okay - "Let's Get Serious." For the most part, I was thinking of the groups that made the more upbeat and faster music that was not considered GoGo or Funk. An example about a group that encompassed the totality of what I'm trying to express and about a specific time period - sound and the many different dancing styles is below.

But first - all of the above groups knew how to P - a - r -t -y!

So out of all the ones listed above - and if I had to choose a group that told the tale about the times we lived - the music we loved - and loved the sound because it sounded good - was popular � and it made you want to �Dance To The Music�, (I�m adding Sly & The Family Stone to my list right now) the group would have to be "Kool And The Gang."

Although, I loved many songs by many of the groups listed above - "K&TG was right there as it pertains to making folks feel like getting up and out on the dance floor. Most of these groups were right there really. I loved certain things about other groups - more than I loved the way K�&TG� covered or would have had it covered - and whatever it was. What �ya think?

Also during those times - DJs would buy records that sounded good and were destined to become hot and a hit, and especially in the R&B category. They knew that there was a demand for the sound, because the sound passed the test back then. They passed the test that required them to bring forth - just the good �ole and funky - party (The way folks were partying back then) music.

Back then - when records became hits - some of the credit for them definitely should go to the radio DJs that were all over the country. They knew what to look for as it pertains to what people wanted. They learned how to spot a hit � and they knew what good and great music sounded like � so at times - they intentionally played new cuts over and over to test them, stay afloat � please the fans and help the artists. IMO - most DJs were relentless in their efforts to play the hits generated by many different artists whose sound they liked back in the day.

These records were heard on radios all over the country. And when the records became really hot and were played over the radios ova and ova � and were played by DJ's working events - clubs and functions � the DJs and others that loved music made sure they copped and had on hand all the latest music, albums and hits. LOL!

Where are all of these bands - btw? What was it that pushed these type groups out of the mainstream? I see one common denominator that perhaps had something to do with why most were phased out - and/or just disbanded for whatever reason � and it is Money.

I saw War on TV this morning. They were on Regis & Kelly. There is only one original member left. He was sporting many mid length braids that looked a little dredded. He said he was the only original member left in the group. They sounded really good. I only caught their second song, "Why Can't We Be Friends." I missed the first one.

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1Wicked ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 07:24 pm:

Stephanie: I agree...SLAVE should have been around longer...but the band was too big, so AURRA was created, to give you a two headed monster...but personalities clashed and some peeps opted for the solo trip (Steve Arrington).

Galactus: You can't go wrong with The Crusaders....from "Young Rabbits" to the new "Rural Renewal" they are always "on". I think my favorite Crusaders LP is "Live" with the London Philharmonic f/ B.B. King....since I can't get my hands on the Live set recorded in Japan.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 07:39 pm:

Galactus/ On Roy Ayers - There's a damned good(probably the best yet) Anthology released earlier this year and contains most (a number of my own faves missing,but that's being very picky) of his best/well known tracks from late 60's to late 70's.....I haven't bought it,just read the reviews and seen the track listing.
His sheer volume of output in the early 70's was phenomenal and I'd love to be able to replace each and every album -- can't do it.That's why I want some way of downloading my Vinyl to a cd-sized player(see earlier July Thread entitled "Apple Mac i-Pod" or something like that.) So's I don't lose due to someone elses' choices for Anthology.
I agree on the Crusaders - I'll post a Compilation cd (I left in the car again) that's a UK release....wasn't featured on USA ....let u know tomorrow.Seemed like the broadest collection available.All their 70's stuff that u can get on CD is good/great - depends if you want a collection of full albums or a Best Of...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des ( on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 06:40 pm:

Galactus/ The Crusaders collection I mentioned above is :
"The Crusaders And Beyond..."
On Music Club International from 1994
Issued under Licence from MCA "Courtesy of MCA Special Projects.
MCCD 163
Liner Notes by Roger St.Pierre and has tracklisting :
Street Life / Inherit The Wind / Stomp and Buck Dance / Burnin' up the Carnival / (No Matter How High I Get)I'll Be Lookin' Up To You / Keep That Same Old Feeling / Snowflake / Brazos River Breakdown / Soul Shadows / Let's Dance Together / Time Bomb / Voices In The Rain
77.28 Mins/secs

If anyone knows of more comprehensive Comp - let Galactus know.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:24 am:

Thanks for the help, Des. I'll keep an eye out for those things. I definitely need some Roy Ayers and Crusaders in my collection.....that sounds like the way to go.

Couldn't agree with you more about "Grandslam." I have it as a Japanese import and I bought the viny LP when it came out. Definitely underrated. Great album.

Do you remember the Isley's LP right after that one called "The Real Deal"?? It's not in print.......but I had the album and it was great. Rock, soul and funk......."Stone Cold Lover," "Are You With Me?" and some other great tunes.


You sound like you're into that Latin mention Mandrill and Cymande. I haven't sampled any Cymande yet......since I love reggae I guess I ought to get some of it......but it's tough to find their CDs in stores and I just haven't gotten around to ordering it yet. Mandrill is OK......I still prefer War and Santana for those Latin grooves, though. I've tried some of the "rare groove" stuff Joe Quarterman and Free Soul (wasn't impressed).....Black Nasty (like them a lot)......not bad. But the rare groove stuff like this and Ripple, The Counts, Black Heat, etc......I dunno.....I prefer the better known bands mentioned above. Some of these lesser known rare groove groups seem a bit repetitive......but Cymande I'll have to give a try.

How about this one: Does anyone have Millie Jackson's "Caught Up/Still Caught Up" CD? How is it?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 02:29 pm:

Hey,Galactus - glad to be of help.
I won't be posting any more cos it seems I've upset some posters with a few previous opinions.
Don't know if anyone complained to David-M or Ralph,but if u read Thread "Laws and Newman appearing...." you'll see what's happened(I think)
No doubt I'll still read SD Forum.
Take it easy

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Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 02:55 pm:

as Stu says
welcome to the club.
big deal you upset someone.
Keep on posting mate.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 02:56 pm:

I once produced an album on MGM in 1974 by T.U.M.E. The Ultimate Musical Experience, from L.A.
Has anyone ever heard of them??
The drummer and one of the singers was Howard Huntsberry who went on to form Clique and played Jackie Wilson in the Buddy Holly Story.
We recorded it at Sound Labs on the corner of Argyle and Yucca (Armin Steiners studio)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 03:06 pm:

Quit worrying about it. You've become a part of the family here and you know what they say about families at times.

Top of pageBottom of page   By paulie3shoes ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 04:15 pm:

families, now youre tawkin my langwige, capice??

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 05:08 pm:

Fellas (including Goodfella's,Paulie) - Thanks for the words.
It's David-M who,as everybody knows created and owns this baby, who has observed a problem,so I was/am concerned that I was getting in peoples' faces inappropriately(maybe just his - I honestly can't tell).
One more time,I'll apologise for any offence my posts have caused anyone - famous or ordinary Joe - I really enjoyed reading and posting and haven't taken offence at anyone elses Posts -- disagreed,yessirree....made my comments - yessirree....Expressed disrespect - Nosirree.....been misconstrued - I think so.
I'd like to continue to Post and I'd like to clear the air with David-M.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:35 pm:

da guy in goodfellas was johnny 2 times..
me, im paulie 3 shoes, capice??#$%^&*(
its not conected, eh..i mean dat im conected, you know what im freakin sayin doncha, catch my drift goomba??$%^&*

Top of pageBottom of page   By paulie3shoes ( on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:39 pm:

wait a minit, i mean paulie 3 shoes, freakin finger slipped cuz i wuz tinking bout my goomba!! want a band..ill give yo a freakin band..louis prima an keely smit', now dats whut i call a band!!@#$%^&*(
dey got dat flunky sound man(snaps his beat)

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 07:49 pm:

I heard "I'm Going Down", by Rolls Royce today on my way home from work. I started to stop by the "Car Wash." LOL!

I also heard "Do It To You're Satisfied." LOL! Who did that one up? Handsome - I know you got the credits. Was it BT Express?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph Terrana (ralph) ( on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 07:59 pm:

I think you can consider the air cleared. Misunderstandings generally don't last long here. Pleae continue posting.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 08:09 pm:

Hey Ralph.

I loved the part where you mentioned that we know families have disagreements - mis-understandings - mis-communications and a bunch of 'moe stuff.

Truer words have never been spoken.

Ralph - you win the "Quote Of The Past Week", award. LOL!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph Terrana (ralph) ( on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 08:13 pm:

Thanks SB. You're fairly familiar with the way things work around here I think. Anyway, it's nice to win something for a change.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 08:23 pm:

Ralph tell me about it. I grew up in a sit - u - a - tion where my grandmother and aunt lived in the same house and wouldn't speak. They only discussed bills for years. Talk about uncomfortable and awkward. It upset the family at times - but what could we do? We had all tried to talk to them each - but to no avail.

When my grandmother went into the hospital for the last time - this particular aunt finally stayed w/her all nite. She hadn't done it before. My mother left here and went to AL for that time period - but no one could get my aunt to stay w/her. I'm not even sure she visited her. Yet - on the nite my grandmother passed from this realm and entered the next - who was staying w/her all nite - but my aunt.

They loved each other - but Pride stood in their way of communicating, and I don't think that adjective or many others should ever stand in the way of communicating. But then again - what they went thru was the way it was written.

Matter-of-fact - my aunt worked different shifts for much of her working days - and my grandmother's light in her bedroom would never go off until my aunt got home from work safely and when working the 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. shift. That always told me something indeed.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Aba21 ( on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 01:41 pm:

Thany you NY Dell.. You made an old skool playa like me holla one time when I saw the Ohio Players. They were cookin' wit fish grease as well as Cameo.70s & 80s right there.

Top of pageBottom of page   By moanman ( on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 01:59 pm:

In no particular order:

Parliment Funkadelic
Sly & The Family Stone
Earth Wind & Fire
Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
The Isley Bros.
Side Effect
The Whispers
The Temptations (early 70s line-up)
Black Ivory
The Stairsteps
Steely Dan
Brothers Johnson
Talking Heads
Atantic Star

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 04:21 pm:

You all are knocking me out.

Hey Aba21.

Guess who I heard on the radio this afternoon? "Superman Lover", by Johnnie Guitar Watson - right. Ya'll know I don't always have my facts straight. LOL!

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB ( on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 04:49 pm:

I heard "Kool & The Gang" today. "Too Hot." "Got to run for shelter - got to run for shade." LOL!

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