I’m Digging this Kid!

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If LadyG wanted to brag, she would say something like:

“EVERYBODY LOOK!  MY GOD SON, ZO, IS OPENING FOR ALLEN STONE!”

LOL!

Since I am NOT a bragger, I shall resist the temptation…

But I will say this, if you are anywhere near my hometown of Augusta, GA tonight, you need to run down to the Imperial Theatre by 7pm to check them both out!

You will NOT be disappointed!

YAAAAY GO ZO!!!!!

If you want to learn more about MY handsome, unique, intelligent and multi-talented God son click here

I’m so shameless!!! LOL!!!

I love you guys!

I missed you and I’ll be seeing you all soon!  As always, more love and light to you all!

LadyG 😘 💋 💋

 

Happy Anniversary My Jams!

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Diva of Soul, the official “My Jams” mascot!

 

Message from Lady G

In the event that you were unable to listen to the audio, I’d like to encourage you to please select and share your favorite jam (song) from years 1966, 1976, 1986, and 1996 in the comment section.

Although the “My Jams” series was exclusively focused on Soul and R&B, I urge you to link jams from ANY genre!

***Be aware that certain “My Jams” posts contain adult language and situations.  Also, song dates may vary.  For example, I might have been jamming a song in 1986 that was actually released in 1984.

LOL!  I do that all of the time 🙂

Feel free to use songs from the posts below:

That’s My Jam (Introductory Post )

My Jams ’66-67

My Jams ’76

My Jams ’86

My Jams ’96

Meet me in comments!

Love and light to you all

Lady G 😘💋

For: Gloria, Sandra, Sir R and Lady J for believing that I could do THIS!  YAAASSSS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random October Day 1979

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ME

Wanna play ‘Questions?’

Good!

I’ll start us off….

 

What’s your name and sign?

My name is Gwin and I’m a Capricorn.

What’s your nickname?

My Daddy calls me Doola Bug.

Nobody else calls me that though.

Only my Daddy.

Do you have a boyfriend or a girlfriend?

No, but I like a boy named—-

Actually, I like another boy named —- too.

I can’t tell you who they are because they might see this.

They don’t know.

I want it to stay a secret.

 

What’s your favorite color?

My favorite color is blue.

Do you have any sisters and brothers?

I have one little brother who gets on my nerves.

He always in the way!

Where are you from?

I’m from here.

I was born at the old University Hospital.

Do you have any pets?

I have two Dobermans, one name is Princess and one name is Demon.

 

Princess is the meanest.

Demon is the nicest.

I bet you didn’t guess that right!

Who is your favorite singer?

My favorite singer is Michael Jackson.

I want to marry him but Daddy say he too old.

Daddy say he’ll be using a walker by time I’m old enough to get married.

Oh and I like another singer name Prince.

He sing that song “Soft and Wet.”

And, he kinda look like a very pretty lady.

But not Michael, he look like a real man.

Oh yeah, there’s one more singer I gotta tell you about.

Her name is Teena Marie and I love her.

She white but she sound like she black.

Ain’t that crazy?

What do you like to do for fun?

I like to climb trees and look at the stars at night.

I also like to go to the golf course with my Daddy and eat sandwiches and chips at the clubhouse.

Sometimes, I like to walk the fairway, look at the trees and put my feet in the sand trap.

The only thing I don’t like is you have to be quiet when they trying to putt or T-off.

Anyway, I’ve seen lots of deer and jack-rabbits out on the course.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a meteorologist.

It didn’t take me long to learn how to spell that word because spelling is one of my best subjects.

Did you know that a meteorologist is just a fancy word for weatherman?

To me, it sound like somebody who studies meteors.

But it’s not.

I know all about the topic because I looked it up in an encyclopedia.

And because of that I already know how to look at the clouds and tell what the weather gonna be.

What’s your favorite cartoon?

My favorite cartoons are Looney Tunes, The Peanuts and I love Scooby Doo.

Oh yeah and I like Pink Panther, The Archies, Sabrina the Good Witch and I like Felix the Cat.

What’s your favorite food?

My favorite food is pizza, hamburgers, tacos and I like popcorn shrimp.

When we go to Red Lobster my Mama let me have a Sprite with cherries and an orange slice.

Sometimes they put a little umbrella in it.

It look like a grown person drink.

One time Daddy let me drink some coke he had in a cup.

Only it wasn’t just coke.

It was something else in it.

It tasted terrible so I spit it out.

He started laughing real loud.

Mama don’t know nothing about that.

Who is your favorite teacher?

My favorite teacher is Mrs. Scott.

She got the longest hair you ever saw but she keeps it back in a bun.

What are your favorite TV shows?

I like to watch Flip Wilson, Sanford and Son, Bewitched, Jeannie, and I like to watch Wonder woman, Bionic woman, Electric Company, Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers.

Oh and I like Mighty Isis and Shazaam.

Sometimes Mama let me stay up and watch Carol Burnett.

Harvey Korman is my favorite one!

I like when he dress up like a lady named Mother Marcus!

If it ain’t nothing else on TV, I’ll watch Hee-Haw.

Here’s a secret:  I like to watch The Lawrence Welk Show.

Don’t tell nobody about that.

Oh…

Last night we watched the Great Pumpkin!

I love Charlie Brown.

But I can’t stand Lucy.

Do you play a instrument?

I play violin.

I made it as an alternate for all county Orchestra.

At the audition, I forget the rosin for my bow so my bow kept sliding off the string sounding like a cat.

That was dumb.

Uh oh…

I gotta go because me and my brother have to rake the grass so we can go to the fair tonight.

It was nice to meet you.

Don’t forget to write me back and tell me all your answers to my questions.

Before you go I want you to hear some of my favorite Michael Jackson songs:

And I like this one too:

Video Credits:

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Lady G Quickie: On the Move

Not the same girl

 

Get your mind outta the gutter!

As the name indicates, Lady G is always, first and foremost, a lady 😉

And so…

From time to time, I’d like to quickly share whatever I’m currently enjoying without going into full post mode.

You know how that is 😉

Anyway, for all of my neo-soul, acid jazz, soul throw-back fans, this is for you.

“We are on the move” by Zo! featuring Eric Robertson and Phonté.

I love this groove!

The video is reminiscent of The Whispers during their heyday with S.O.L.A.R. (Sound of Los Angeles Records).

Shout out to California natives, Dave and Tareau over at TheCouchSports blog for doing their podcasting thing on I-Tunes!

AND

While I’m shouting out….

Big up to K. E. Garland and her new book “The Unhappy Wife.”

They are on the move!

YAAASSSSS!

 

Video Credit:  The Foreign Exchange

Eric Robertson doing that run and kick thing is killing me!

DEAD!

Holler back in comments 🙂

Enjoy your weekend my loves.

Lady G 😘💋

Musical Affirmation: 10/13/2016

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“Happy” by Brick released in 1977

“Feeling happy…soooo happy…FEE-LING happy!”

Brass and woodwinds are in FULL EFFECT on this jam!

All played by one Mr. Jimmy Brown!

Can you say ‘TROMBONE?’

How ’bout “FLUTE?’

Anyway, some of you may remember Mr. Brown’s son, performing artist, Sleepy Brown 🙂

Can you get with that?

ATL is in the house 🙂

YAAASSS!

I’m happy!

That’s right, Lady G has chosen to feel happy today!

Believe it or not, it is a choice!

Either you’ll decide how your day goes…

OR…

People, places and events will make the decision for you!

What’s it gonna be?

Anyway…

Nothing makes me happier than a Ferris Wheel framed by an October sky 🙂

Speaking of which, please focus your attention toward the Giant Wheel pictured above.

Can you believe that joker is 136 feet high?

It’s an attraction at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Just a quick nod to Mama 😉

She spent most of her teen years growing up in that fine Midwestern city.

But, truth be told, I’m glad she made it back down South!

Otherwise, I might not have materialized 😉

That sho’ ’nuff makes me happy!

 

And so…

Today’s affirmation:  I choose to be HAPPY!

Darlings, go into your mind and entertain all of the many reasons why you should be happy.

Then…

MERGE into HAPPY and STAY THERE!

In your own delightful place!

ALL DAY LONG!

Take it on home Brick!  

TAKE IT HOME!

Video Credit:  DaddySinister

By the way, are there any Ferris wheel or amusement park fans in the house?

Better yet, has anybody been on the Giant Wheel at Cedar Point?

As for me, I am a huge fan of the Seattle Wheel (replica), which, last time I checked, was owned by The James H. Drew Exposition out of Augusta GA!  My hometown! (What’s up Tessa?)

Did I mention that Ferris wheels make me happy?

Oh yeah -I did!

LOL!!!

Let’s talk about ALL of that in comments!

Meet me there 🙂

Stay happy y’all!

Lady G

😘💋

 

 

 

 

 

Musical Affirmation: 10/6/2016

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“Beginnings” by Chicago (Originally released in 1969).  Re-released in 1971.

“Only the beginning…only just the start”

Today’s MANTRA!!!!

Make no mistake brass fans, Lady G is bringing you LIFE today!

GET INTO IT!

YAAASSS!

I go to sixty-seventh heaven EVER-Y-TIME I hear the horns blasting on this jam!

Easily one of my favorite songs of all time-best believe that!

And so:

Today’s affirmation:  I now welcome new and positive beginnings!

Yes baby!  Fall is in the air!  The possibilities are endless!  A new start!

It’s ONLY the beginning!

Come on y’all!  Let’s rock this jam right into a new beginning!

 

Video Credit:  MsDreamscaper

Chicago!!!  ‘Rock with Horns Band.’

I just can’t with Robert Lamm on this jam!  Sorry y’all, I had to throw that one in for old times sake 😉

 

Remember to check out “My Jams” for years 1966-1996 under “Music”- “My Jams.”

First of the Fall

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***From the “My Jams” Archives (1969)

“First of the Fall and there she goes back…”

Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly and The Family Stone:  August 1969

One of my favorite songs of all time!

The piano intro is so haunting; it hits me smack dab in the middle of my brain’s wistful zone.

Strangely enough, I love that!

I live for the way Sly likens summer days to a magical lady that appears at the “end of the spring” and goes away before the “first of the fall.”

What an enchanting metaphor!

Can’t you just imagine this fanciful little golden sprite twirling in and out of our lives, bringing and taking sunny memories with her.

“…everythang is cool!!!”

🙂 🙂 🙂

And now…

I celebrate the Northern Hemisphere’s ‘re-entry’ into the gates of the Autumnal Equinox!

And, as a true lover of fall, I’m brimming over with majestic and sublime feelings of exaltation!

Welcome back Autumn!  Welcome back!

If you live in the Northern half of the world, why don’t you join me as I salute the return of crisp cool mornings, slanted afternoon sunlight and brisk evening breezes!

Go now and open the closest door or window; better yet, step outside!

Bid summer farewell and envision her as she pirouettes away on the melody of this jam!

 

 

 

Ah…wasn’t that exhilarating!

Oh well, my time here is up.

I’ll see you guys later!

Lady J and I have a date with “the first of the Fall!”

Much love as always,

Lady G

😘💋

***Remember, you can check out the entire “My Jams” series for years 1966-1996 by selecting “My Jams” in the music category.

 

 

My Jams ’96

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Year of release may vary.  

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven…

-Ecclesiastes 3

 

My Jams ‘96

Hey lover by LL Cool J

Always be my baby by Mariah Carey (Tell me if you still care remix)

You’re Makin me high by Toni Braxton

Hit me off by New Edition

This is for the lover in you by Babyface

All the things your man won’t do by Joe

Kissing you by Total

Use your heart by SWV

Let’s get down by Tony Toni Tone ft. DJ Quik

One for the money by Horace Brown

Ascension by Maxwell (Whole LP)

Never miss the water by Chaka Khan and Meshell N’Degeocello

So many ways by the Braxtons

Wildest dreams by Tina Turner and Barry White

Never leave me alone by Nate Dogg

Please don’t go by Immature

Party tonight by LaDae featuring Chubb Rock  (Show you the way remix)

Spiritual thang by Eric Benet

Girl 6 by Prince

Could this be the Love by Al Green

Your heart’s in good hands by Al Green

Lady by Mista

 

Hip Hop

No time by Lil Kim

Elevators by Outkast

White horse by Kilo

Hay by Crucial Conflict

How do you want it by Tupac

Come on ride the train by Quad City DJs

Been there done that by Dr. Dre

Ain’t no n**** by Jay-Z

Soul food by Goodie Mob

Dirty South by Goodie Mob

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And thus ended the “My Jams”series.  

God bless you all for following along!  It’s been a serious blast!  But before I leave you, let me offer a very special thanks to my cousin Ron, friends-Gloria and Sandra, Diva of Soul, Miss Time Machine and all my people that followed the series from day one!  To cousin Aleshia for telling me to keep ’em coming!  To cousin Lenel for reading along; RIP to her brother, my cousin Ernest.

Also a special thanks to my fellow bloggers T. Wayne and GeoGee for promoting and advancing the series in its early infancy.

Also to my brother Tack for shouting me out!

Additional thanks to all of the other many bloggers and viewers that caught on, ‘liked,’ commented, praised and stuck with this little labor or love.

I send much love and light to my mother, Queen Diva E!  May she rest in peace!  She was the one who first introduced me to good music.  I love you mom!

And so…

Guys, whenever you create your playlists or whenever you go to YouTube to listen to one of my jams please give me a shout out in an overt way!

That would make my day 🙂

And on that note, I gotta grab my baby boy so we can move on to 1997 and continue on our long path home.

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So long!

See you on the other side!

 

Always,

~G.

❤ ❤ ❤
My Jams (1966-1996)

 

 

My Jams ’95

moon-1275694_1280“My Jams” posts include adult language and controversial observations.  Song release dates may vary.  Songs are in no particular order and are not exhaustive.

I come from a family of seers.

Some aware.

Some not.

I AM aware and I do see.

I see potentials.

A few in stone.

Many things can be changed.

But not all.

Right now I see miles and miles of sand.

In the midst–an Oasis.

Soldiers. 

Remnants of a tall tower.  

Exploded.  

There are casualties. 

Some are gone.

Disquieted and discerning.

A portent?

What does this mean?

Who?

Oh my God!

Ron!

__________

Now before y’all get to googling and fact checking, let the record show that LadyG is acutely aware that we are smack dab in the bowels of 1995.

Do realize that your girl was ‘seeing’ something to come in 1996.

It was an act of terrorism on our troops in Saudi Arabia.  

The Khobar Towers to be exact.  

Well baby, my dear cousin Ron was there when that tower came down in an explosion.

Chile everybody in my family was calling back and forth trying to find out if he was alright. At the time, we were all afraid.  

I was completely heartsick.

It was NOT good.  

But I really felt for his children, wife, mom, dad, sisters and brother.  

Well, thank God your boy finally called home to let it be known that he was not one of those that we lost that day.  

 May they rest in peace.

We love you Ron and we are so blessed that you made it back home 😘💋

And so…

What’s poppin’?  Is everything good in your world on this cold and windy morning in 1995? You know I wanna know right?  Bring all the goods to comments.

But for now, let me break you off a couple two- twenty jams!

My Jams ‘95

Hooked On You by Silk

Okay at first when I heard the sample from the old “Ironside” TV show I was like, “ What the hell?”

Oh but then the music shifted and them brothers started singing!

Hot damn!

“There’s no living without you, got me hooked on everything you do”

“You say you’re coming back and I believe you’re coming back…”

Word to the wise:  You can’t stop grown folks from doing what they wanna do!

YAAASSS!

Anything by J Quest

“Girl I’ll do just about anything to try to turn you on ‘cause you got it going on.”

Y’all remember that one?

That was my shit!

I used to rock the hell out of that cassingle!  

For the whippersnappers, that’s a cassette with one jam; maybe two on it!

Freak Like Me by Adina Howard

Closet freaks was banging the hell out of this jam!

Queen Diva Adina let it be known that she was a freak!

Lady G pleads the 5th.

“I got a freaky secret-everybody sing ‘cause we don’t give a damn about a thang.”

Tell me Groove Theory

But did you peep that damn bass all up and through?  Hell they got a freaking Upright Bass in the video.  I pray like hell that’s the bass I hear in this jam 🙂 I know it’s not 😉

When I saw Bryce with them big pretty eyes grooving with pretty Queen Diva Amel Larrieux I liked to lost my mind.

“Sweetheart now it’s time I let you know, don’t wanna rush we should take it slow…”

Shiiitttt!!!!

He’s mine Mokenstef (Remix with Grand Puba)

Yeeeeeaaaaah….

No shade, but I always thought that some of the lyrics to this song were stupid as hell.  But it empowered women who were cheated on…I guess 😉

But then I HAD to like it because they went and remixed it with a sample from Queen Diva Patrice Rushen’s classic “Remind me.”

“He may be doing you but he’s thinking about me”

Um..no…men are pretty basic in that arena.  He’s thinking about what and  who he’s doing at that point in time.  LOL!!!

Brokenhearted Brandy duet with Wanya Morris

Word on the street is that she was kinda crushing on Wanya (He’s singing on this jam) from Boyz II Men.

No matter, this was my jam.

I wish Skee-lo

“I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl that looked good- I would call her…”

Just a fun song!  

“I wish…”

I’m going down Mary J Blige

And then there was the time that Mary went and remade this Rose Royce’s classic.

That Queen did the damn thang on this!

“I’m going down..”

I dunno, but it sounds almost like they used the original track.  If not, whoever duplicated it tore that shit up!

Somethin for the honeyz by Montell Jordan

I don’t know about y’all but Lady G actually likes Montell.

He looks like he would be a cool brother to hang out with 😉

Heller, heller Monty! 

“Something for the honeyz”

Brown Sugar by D’Angelo

Aw shit now!  When we heard this we knew that music was changing.

Neo-soul?  Acid jazz?

Whatever you wanna call it!

Real music is making a comeback!

You bring me joy by Mary J Blige

Did that Queen sing a song over an old Barry White track?

Yes she did!

Joy by Blackstreet

Word on the street is Michael Jackson wrote this song.  You already know LadyG cannot be bothered to google it.

But what do my ears hear?

MY VIOLINS!!!!!  They’re here again!  

I just can’t with Teddy Riley right now!

Chile I was so glad he put that damn synthesizer down and sat at a piano!!!!

I LOVE this song.  

By the way, I implore you to watch the video and peep the white guy that looks like Bob James conducting that mini orchestra.  

Dude is so freaking on point!  He ain’t missing a damn beat!

I’ll put it in comments.  If you ain’t got time skip to 3:30 on the video.  He goes by fast so be alert!

YAAASSS!

If Only You Knew by Phil Perry

But then Phil Perry went and did a masterful version of Queen Diva Patti’s classic!

I bleeve I’ll park that one in comments too.

Don’t miss it!

Someone please remind LadyG if she forgets! LOL!

Put your body where your mouth is by Sean Levert

Hell I forgot about this one!  

Go ‘head on Sean, you DID that!

RIP Brah!

You put a move on my heart by Tamia

I read somewhere that this song is not an easy song to sing.  

I think it was Quincy Jones who said that.  

Maybe a musician or a singer can explain why.

I got nothing.

All I know is Queen Diva Tamia kilt it!

Okaaaaay??

Down for whateva  Nuttin’ Nyce

Y’all remember them?

Oh yes baby, Lady G was rocking this one!

Lady G is down for whatever!

Let’s talk about it by Men at Large

Aw hell yeah!

“Let’s talk about it, let’s talk…about birds and bees sugar you and me gettin’ it on.”

You can’t touch it!

You simply CANNOT!

“ I don’t mean to be sweatin’ you… all I wanna do is just talk to you…”

And y’all wonder where all these 21, 22 and 23 year old chillun came from.

Babymaking music was everywhere in 93, 94, 95!

There It Is by Barry White.

The Maestro!

Barry just being Barry baby!

You and me just some squirrels trying to get…well you know the rest!

LOL!!!

Zhane’s album

The entire damn thing!  You know the one with “Crush!”

YAAASSS!

Meshell Ndegeocello’s  album

This entire damn album too!  The one with “Dredlocks”

DEAD!

All I Want for Christmas by Mariah Carey

They STILL play this Christmas jam some 21 years later!  

Gone and get them coins Mariah!

Hip Hop Jams

Watch what you say by Guru featuring Chaka Khan  Guru!  Da man! I miss him!

Runnin’ by Pharcyde  This!!! “…’cause my pappy never told me how to knock a n**** out!”  I hollered!

Sprinkle Me by E-40

Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless by The Lost Boyz

Lady G is still grooving to Outkast!  Still!!!!!

 

Well, the time has come to release 1995 back into the days of yore!  LOL!

I love you 1995–Until we meet again-Goodbye!

Everybody else, you know what to do!  Bring your commentary, your memories and your jams to the comment section.

Lady G 😘💋

 

  • For my dear friend and favorite poet Chevvy.
  • For the ones we lost at the Khobar Towers complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 25, 1996.
  • For Seaman Cherone L. Gunn and all the ones lost October 12, 2000 on the USS Cole.
    • Love and light to his brother, our friend, Anton Gunn and family.
  • For the ones we lost on September 11, 2001.
  • For all the ones we lost to terrorism–before and since.

 

❤ ❤ ❤