Ain’t she sweet?
See her walking down the street
Now I ask you very confidentially
Ain’t she sweet?
Mrs. Scott is my teacher and she has a ukulele. Every day she sings “Ain’t She Sweet” when it’s time for us to leave school and go home. I love Mrs. Scott! She is very pretty and she has the longest hair you ever saw! Most times she keeps it in a bun but sometimes she takes it down so we can see how long it is.
Besides being pretty, she is very nice! She always lets us do all kinds of fun things! One time she let us make applesauce and homemade whipped cream. It tasted so good!
Oh yeah, today was a little bit different. When Mrs. Scott sang “Ain’t She Sweet,” her voice wasn’t the same. We could barely hear her. Guess what? When me and my friends were leaving our classroom, Mrs. Scott started crying. It was the last day of school and we never saw her again…
What’s up sisters and brothers? Can you believe that it’s already 1975? I just be damned! Where does the time go?
By the way dear ones please believe that Mrs. Scott did her job and she did it well! Go ‘head on Mrs. Scott, you did the damn thang! You are at the top of the heap when it comes to elementary school teachers! Don’t cry; let the little birdies fly!
Thanks to her, that’s exactly what we did!
Now, y’all already know that I run on a platform of honesty and transparency. So BAYbee when I tell you 1975 was a challenge for me, I mean it! I almost had to rename this post “My Jammy Jam Jams ‘75” after having filtered the list down to my absolute favorites.
Imagine if I had included my favorite rock jams? Whaaaa? I simply cannot fathom such!
Y’all, in 1975, the Gods and Goddesses of Soul offered way too many goodies to choose from! Tearfully, I had to leave so many off.
So folks don’t kill me if you don’t see your jam (ahem, cough, cough… Write me in the comments section)!
And away we go:
My Jams ‘75
Lovin’ You by Minnie Riperton
Can you say “whistle register?” Yes baby, when this Queen Diva hits the high note it registers as high as you or I could whistle!
I see you young’uns— Mariah and them—but baby, when it comes to Ms. Minnie, all of ’em need to bow down!
That’s The Way I Like It by KC and The Sunshine Band
Yass! KC had everybody claiming he was half black and everything else. Y’all just let it go, the brother is white! Ever heard of “blue-eye”soul?
All I gotta say is that brothers and sisters come in all colors and this brother had soul on lock. Did you hear them blasting horns in this jam? I simply cannot…and that’s a good thing!
You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate
Yessuh, the UK is in the house! This brother killed it! The hair on the back of my neck stands up when I hear Errol Brown’s voice dancing around and on top of them damn violins!
Tack was running around the house singing, “I believe in Malcos!”
Baby… the man said, “I believe in miracles!”
European countries have always shown much love to the blues and soul genres. We sendin’ it right back my loves!
Right Back Where We Started From Maxine Nightingale
What the hell did I just tell you about the UK? Yass honey, Ms. Queen Diva Nightingale was bringing it!
Flat out, this was just a fun ass song! Please somebody listen to this jam and teach our kids how to play real instruments!
England was rocking this one in 1975; we didn’t catch on until 1976. I decided to stay true to the ‘actuals and factuals!’
“OOOOOhhhh and it’s alright…”
Get Down Tonight by KC and The Sunshine Band
The white black boy does it again childrens!
“Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight!”
Peep the brass!
I Love Music by The O’Jays
I JUST CANNOT!!!!!!!
‘The Sound of Philly BABY!’ Gamble and Huff y’all!
Just wait! From this point onward, “My Jams” will be ate up with ‘The Sound of Philadelphia!’
Brass! Strings! Percussion! OOOWEEEE!!!!
Speaking of percussion, the freaking percussion at the beginning of this jam! What?
And the harmonies! To say anything else about the composition of this song is stating the obvious!
This is a ‘fair’ song. I’ll tell you what a fair song is in October! Just stick with me!
“Get it on, get it on funky funky music!”
Rockin’ Chair by Gwen McCrae
I don’t think you ready! Did you hear that Queen Diva on this track? Naw, y’all ain’t ready!
Sounds like her then hubby, singer George McCrae, was a lucky man! This sista answered him back after he called for her to “rock your baby.”
George, consider yourself ROCKED!
L-O-V-E by Al Green
I just can’t say anything else that hasn’t been said about Mr. Green as a singer.
What I will say is that this is a spiritual kind of jam! Can’t you tell he’s talking about something bigger than romantic love?
“It’s all in the heavens…can’t you see?”
Go watch Al perform this jam on an old ‘Soul Train’ episode. Now I warn you–you might cry; but in a good way! The brotha is clearly testifyin.’
By the way, he’s rockin’ a perm and a brown and white plaid jacket! Yasss!!!
Slippery When Wet by The Commodores
Ah yes! My Alabama homeboys brought the natural funk with this one! Yessuh! You’ll definitely see these brothers again on future ‘My Jams.’
Bertha Butt Boogie by The Jimmy Castor Bunch
“I said no questions!”
Ain’t gonna lie! They used to call my mama and her sistas the “Butt Sistas” because they all had junk in the trunk! In the South, that’s not a bad thing!
What kid didn’t like this song? I loved it back then…but I gotta leave it in 1975!
Dreaming a Dream by Crown Heights Affair
Disco is coming baby and it’s coming strong! This is a jam that you can chill to!
I put this one on when I want to go back in time and zone out! You really owe it to yourself to listen to it! If you love ‘70’s disco rhythms then it’s got everything you need!
Valentine Love by Norman Connors featuring Queen Diva Jean Carne and Funk master Michael Henderson
You haven’t lived if you don’t know this jam. They played it every Valentine’s Day. I simply cannot!
Much too much smoothness in one place!
By the way, Jean Carne sounds as good TODAY as she did then! Go check her out! Brush up on them old school Divas. Can you say: “Don’t let it go to your head?”
K-Jee by MFSB
I told y’all back in the early ‘70’s that I would talk about this joker again! Well the time is nigh!
Do you remember the Latino couple that technically spanked John Travolta’s character (Tony) in the “Saturday Night Fever” dance contest? Guess what? They were dancing to this jam!
Hell even Tony knew that they were better than he was!
I might not be a ‘70’s dance champ but I still gets busy with this Philly jam!
Rolling Down A Mountainside by The Main Ingredient
Just go listen to this one! That’s ALL I have to say about that!
Sun Goddess by Ramsey Lewis-Earth Wind and Fire
There are no words!
Let Me Make Love To You by The O’Jays
“I won’t stop ‘til you ask me to…beg me to!” WHAT?????
I simply cannot!
Summer Madness by Kool and the Gang
It looks like this is one of those jams that was released one year and then did some kinda magic return thingy in another year. Either way, I am including it in 1975.
To me, you must listen to ‘Summer Madness’ while riding in your car on a sultry summer night! Try it this year and tell me what you think 🙂
Uh oh! The clock is about to strike 12:00 midnight! Ms. Sexy Lady G has got to get up outta here! By the way, you do realize that I, Ms. Sexy Lady G, am the one who dictates these posts to Gwin. She is nothing more than a, whatchamacallit? Typist! Oh yeah that’s the word!
Bye, bye 1975!
Respectfully and tearfully dedicated to the Late Great Prince Rogers Nelson 😥
RIP my love!