My Jams posts contain adult language and controversial observations. They are not exhaustive, nor are they in any particular order. Song release dates vary.
“Ma, Da! When y’all go to Alabama can y’all bring me back some souse meat and some red hot link sausages—you know the kind like Granddaddy buy?”
(Mama and Daddy, simultaneously, place their hands over their hearts and give overly exaggerated looks of shock and awe.)
Mama: (In the most uppity voice she can muster.) “Whaaaat? Lady Di wants souse meat and red hot saaawsages?”
Daddy: (In an even more uppity voice.) “Well! What will the people say?”
Mama: “Look like L’il Eli gon’ be a ghetto baby!”
I’m just getting my appetite back after spending a few weeks over the toilet puking my guts out!
I’m ready to eat now!
This pregnancy has flipped the freaking script on ME! I can’t eat any of the things that I normally love.
No oysters, no crab, no lobster, no shrimp…nothing like that!
All I want is stuff that I wouldn’t normally be caught dead eating or drinking.
The other day I wanted some damn red Kool-aid!
What kinda shit is that? Especially if you consider the fact that I am a Coca-cola/Sweet tea kind of girl!
🙂 🙂 🙂
YAAAASSSSS! LadyG gon’ have a baby!
But let me digress.
Here’s something that you didn’t know.
Mama’s nickname for me, since about age 12, was Lady Di.
I named myself Lady G (In honor of Lady T–Teena Marie) around the same time but Mama always called me Lady Di because I had a certain air about me–you know, like I was royalty.
Only I wasn’t.
Don’t get me wrong, I was a nice and mannerable child-Mama wouldn’t have had it any other way-but I did give off a hinkty vibe from time to time.
Sometimes I still do. I can’t help it 😉
If Mama was alive today, she’d probably be asking, “Who in the hell is Lady G?”
But that was Mama 😉
Oh, just so you know, “souse meat” is also known as “head cheese.”
Do NOT ask what it is made of.
How are you doing on this sunny Saturday in 1993? What do you have planned for today? Do tell! Either way, whatever you got going on right now, put it down so you check out these jams.
My Jams ’93
Freak Me/ It had to be you by Silk
Lady G wanted to take every last one of them Jawja boys –one by one!
One of my cousins came close tho!
STBB Warning: Fellas, leave them chicks in my family alone, those who were brave enough to follow us, never fully made it back home!
Just call us sunshine!
If by Janet Jackson
There are so many thangs I could do to you!
“If I were your girl!”
But did she sample those violins from The Supremes “Someday We’ll Be Together”?
Shole sounds like it!
Lately by Jodeci
KC and JoJo are whining like hell on this jam!
No matter, them boys sung the shit out of Stevie Wonder’s classic!
Take notes Keith Sweat, this is how you do it!
Stay by Eternal
“Stay, stay, stay with me tonight.”
I wonder what happened to those girls?
They were actually really good!
Baby I’m Yours by Shai
DEAD on the scene!
Honey, Shai had already killed us with that acapella jam “If ever I fall in love again.”
Then they came in with the kill shot on this one!
The riffs on this bad boy are lethal!
One Woman Man by Jade
Did they do it?
Yessir they DID!
“You got to show me and mean the words you say, it’s not a game for me baby, it’s just not that way.”
Seven whole days by Toni Braxton
This Queen Diva is one damn note away from Barry White!
Toni can go low!
But I love that about her! Too sexy!
But did you peep all them Braxton Queen Divas behind her in the video?
YAAASSSS! Beautiful sisters that can saaaaaaang!
I loved The Braxton’s jam “So many ways” too!
You don’t have to worry/ No Limit by Mary J Blige
There’s more to Mary than just hopping roun’ the stage on “Real Love.”
This Queen Diva brought it on these jams.
Oh but wait until ‘94!
Y’all ain’t seen a damn thang yet!
Good Old Days by LeVert
And then there was the time that my play-play boyfriend, Gerald, and his peoples started reminiscing about the good old days!
“Oooh bring back all them good ol days..”
Your love keeps working on me by Jody Watley
I loved this jam by Queen Diva Jody!
If you don’t remember it you need to get to googling.
It’s for you by Shanice
Bump what ‘cha heard, this Queen Diva can blow!
The melody and groove of this jam help me get my life!
It’s Alright by Chante Moore
Another Queen Diva that can go up all the way up and through the whistle register!
Seems you’re much too busy by Vertical Hold
Don’t act like you don’t recognize Queen Diva Angie Stone when you hear her!
First, it was The Sequence, “Ring ding dong, ringadingdingdingdong!”
Then, it was Vertical Hold …
Now, Angie Stone is solo!
You can’t touch her vocals baby!
Give him a love he can feel by Tene Williams
Somebody said Tene was Howard Hewitt’s niece.
I simply cannot be bothered to google it.
That said, whoever she is, this “Queen Diva” DID that on this jam!
Lady G is all about the groove!
Them Duke Ellington “Big Band” style horns is killing me!
Um um Good by Men at Large
Aw shit now!
It is possible that Lady G might consider knockin’ boots with a 400 pound dude if he can sing this damn song like Men at Large!
“So doggone good!”
Fellas, put this one on and think about Lady G 😉
Ladies, put this one on and do your thang 😉
Send for me by Gerald Alston
I simply CANNOT!
Call somebody else to do it ’cause I can’t!
Gerald baby please, baby please, baby, baby, please!
Deeper and deeper/ Bad girl/Erotica album by Madonna
Lady G refuses to leave 1993 without a nod to Queen Diva Madonna!
Hip Hop Jams
Nothing but a G Thang by Dr. Dre
“If I got my NINA then you know I’m straight trippin’”
Ghetto Jam by Domino
It Was a Good Day by Ice Cube
Dazzy Duks by Duice
Rebirth of slick by Digable Planets
U.N.I.T.Y by Queen Latifah
Who got the props by Black Moon: This was my shit!
Whoot! there It Is by 95 South (I ain’t checking for the other version)
What’s My Name by Snoop Dogg
I get around by Tupac
It’s midnight! Time to go back to the future! But before I go, let me say this:
To R., my first born:
These jams, and all the ones that came before them, are part of the reason why you appeared in my life when you did!
Now everybody knows why your music knowledge can’t be denied!
You got it from your Mama!
God’s ways are perfect, his methods are sure!
You are a gift from The Most High!
Mama loves you man!
Goodbye, 1993! May you find repose in the halls of father time. You’ll always be extra special to me! I love you!
Come on y’all, let’s go to comments! Be sure to bring your jams, your commentary, your memories and if you drinkin’ bring your cocktail too!
Don’t worry, I’ll be drinking water! LOL!!!