A Family Conversation: The Cousins Go All Around Robinhood’s Barn With Music From 1983 & Gramp Ruins Donuts FOR-EV-AH

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

Very strong adult language

Caution: This is a long one

In this post, the cousins are talking about:

  • Partying in a hole in the wall with NO floor in the back of Alabama
  • Costee J McNair– DJ extraordinaire
  • Shanghai and big cousins blocking 
  • LadyG causes a ruckus at the club
  • Vanity vs Mary Jane Girl
  • James Mtume is deep go Google him
  • Back to Mary Jane Girls
  • “Daddy, how you know that song?”
  • “Doo Doo Brown”
  • Uncle Charlie…and The GAP Band (Acronym for Greenwood, Archer and Pine streets in Tulsa, Oklahoma) aka “Black Wall Street”
  • Tell me if you still care….Ron “hangs out” with a friend
  • The Lord giveth us thine BASS!
  • Kashif and the Unsung curse
  • Sentence fragments in music
  • Heffa is the highest of compliments for a singer from Black people
  • Ron places “The Manhattans” in yearbook stone
  • Aretha tells you ALLLLLLLL something 
  • Atomic dog and them Q-Dogs
  • The Isley’s were the shit and Chris Jasper was that guy! An innovator! 
  • Ron’s voice, Ernie’s guitar and Chris Jasper’s classical training and composing make The Isley Brother’s sound
  • Otis Day and The Nights
  • Animal house was funny until it wasn’t–yeah, we see you
  • The New Edition movie was good as hell
  • In ‘83 nobody cared about your grief, counselors be damned!
  • Gramp takes Ron’nem on a trip and ruins donuts forever!
  • Tack doesn’t want any death on his food!
  • Music is memory
  • Music therapy–fine, but give me R&B
  • There’s a deep and important memory locked in the second verse of…
  • He liked-ded it!

My Jams 1983

Ron Brown courtesy of The Time Tunnel

Thanks for joining us on this trip.

Be here next Friday for an all new conversation with your favorite crazy ass Georgia cousins!


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