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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Jams ’96

MJ '91 CDs

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.

me-and-baby-boy

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!

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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.

 

❤ ❤ ❤

 

 

My Jams ’94

My Jams 1990s

“My Jams” posts contain adult language and controversial observations.  Song release dates may vary.  Read at your own risk.

Warning:  It’s real funky up in here 🙂

 

 

The wind shifts South

Another son is born

He has something to say

And he will NOT be bullshitting

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My Girl:  “He fucked up so I had to take it outta his ass!”

Lady G:  “Yeeeeaaaah…but did you have to bust out the ENTIRE windshield to do it?”

My Girl:  “He lucky that’s all I did!”

Lady G:  “But the ENTIRE windshield?”

My Girl:  “Anyway, chile pleeze…I came over here to see the baby!”

Lady G:  (Hands the baby to friend.)

My Girl:  “Look at little fatman!  He sooo cute!  He look just like you and his daddy!”

Lady G:  “Back to the subject at hand…Did he call the police on you?”

My Girl:  “Are you serious?  Chile, he know better than that, hell we just now finished knockin’ boots right before I came over here.”

🙂 🙂 🙂

YAAASSSSS!  Love is complicated as hell!

Y’all my Mama used to warn me ‘bout that “killin’ kinda of love.  You know those relationships where one of the parties says, “If I can’t have you, nobody else will!”

Mama said, if a man ever says that to you, your ass better run like hell!

Anyway, while “my girl” was not in a ‘killin’” kinda relationship, she and her dude did engage in more than a little bit of craziness!

Don’t act like you don’t know folks in relationships like that!  Hell you’re probably in one or you just got out of one yourself!

And so…

How are y’all doing on this magnificent afternoon in 1994?  Is all going well in your world?

As for me?  I’m just chilling with my sweet baby boy!

To be fair, I must apologize in advance.  This list is a bit long.  I was having way too much fun so please forgive me!

My Jams ‘94 (Tha 9Quad)

Switch by TLC

Every once in awhile you just gotta switch shit!

“Erase, replace, embrace, new face.”

YAAASSSSS!

Kick your game by TLC

Dude, I might be willing to spend some time with you…

“…but it depends on how you kick yo’ game.”

“I just wanna know if you can kick some game come with something more clever than just your name…”

Lady G loves listening to a l’il game….if it’s good!

Anytime Anyplace by Janet Jackson

This damn thang was so hot back in the Spring of ‘94

“I don’t wanna stop just because people walkin’ by watching us…”

Janet didn’t give a damn what they thought!

Your Body’s Calling by R.Kelly

Oh he DID that!

Who doesn’t like that jam?

Feenin’ by Jodeci

You got me feenin’ like a straight up junkie!

“You got me feenin’”

Dream on Dreamer by Brand New Heavies

Me and my baby boy danced all over the place to this jam!

Mama was holding that baby tight!  

So precious—cannot be replaced!

“Dream on dreamer…”

Happy by Mary J. Blige

“How can I love somebody else

If I can’t love myself enough

To know when it’s time

Time to let go”

What the hell else can I add to that?

My Life LP by Mary J Blige

I blasted this entire album all day every day back in ‘94!

YAAASSSSS!  Hell I can’t even name all of the jams on this one.

Just go back and revisit it baby!  You will be happy you did!

Always and Forever by Luther Vandross

OK, everybody knows that Heatwave (my play cousins) tore this mug up back in ‘76-77.  Well honey Lootha decided to remake it in ‘94!

Did he kill it?

DEAD!

But I’m still partial to the original!  Baby when ‘my cousin’ Johnny rode that damn “you” all the way into falsetto heaven!  “You, YOU, You, You….”

I’M DEAD!

You Send Me Swingin by Mint Condition

“You send me swangin’”

I just can’t with Mint Condition!

Them boys let it be known that they were not messing around!  Not even a little bit!

How Many Ways by Toni Braxton

There go Queen Diva Toni with that sexy Alto!

“Let me count the ways.”

On and On by Janet Jackson

Some people know this as “The Summertime song.”

It samples “Family Affair” by Sly and the Family Stone.

From what I understand, it was never really released as a single; it was a b-side jam.  Don’t quote me, just google the shit for yourself.

Anywhats, we jammed it during the summer of ‘94!

“And the feeling goes on, and on, and on…”

Prayer for the Dying by Seal

My Granddaddy went to be with the Lord in ‘94.

Afterwards, I used to listen to this song and cry my eyes out about it.

Still miss him.

A Kiss From A Rose by Seal

I was telling a fellow blogger that I once read that Seal had a penchant for using old English folk melodies in some of his songs.  Again, Lady G simply cannot be bothered to google it.

Maybe Roger and my UK followers can listen to this jam and tell me if that sounds true.

Roger is it, indeed,  Athurian?  From the days of yore?

YAAAASSSSS!

Part-Time Lover by H-Town

“If you don’t mind, I’ll do you just fine…I will be your part-time lover.”

Dino and them boys DID that!

RIP love.

Can you get wit’ it by Usher

Well I’d like to get wit’ it but you too damn young Urrsha!

Don’t laugh!  Y’all know that’s how country black folks pronounce “Usher”

Anyway, Usher still a cute lil boy tho’!

Anybody here on the urrsha board?

See what I mean?

HA!

Think of You by Usher

“Yes, yes y’all, to da beat y’all!”

Then they went and interpolated or sampled jazz great Ronnie Laws!

Hell if it worked for Black Moon on “Who got da props” then why not try it with Urrsha.

What about Us by Jodeci

JO JO:  I wanna love you, I wanna love you…”

But did Devante Swing throw in a musical nod to Prince?

“Do you lady!”

Yes he did!

“Satisfaction guaranteed if you come and get with me.”

Diary of a Mad Band!  

YAAASSSS!

Take a Bow by Madonna

Madonna was showing out in the early and mid ‘90’s!  Check out any of her stuff from back then.  You can’t go wrong.

A bullfighter?  Okaaaay?

Here Comes the Hotstepper

“Act like you know Rico… I know what Bo don’t know!”

Hey Poley?  Where ‘dem hotsteppas at?

Poley is my cousin and she calls her high-heeled shoes “hotsteppas”

YAAASSSSS!

Low Down Dirty Shame Soundtrack

The whole damn thang!

In the mood by CeCe Peniston

CeCe is back!  My ‘girls’ in the club loved some CeCe!  

I’m not over you by CeCe Peniston

“Im not, not over you…over you…over you!”

If that’s your boyfriend by Meshell N’degeocello

DA BASS IS BACK!  In full effect!

But this time around it’s being thumped, slapped and plucked to death by a badass CHICK!

Baybee, Uncle Larry and Uncle Louis (Larry Graham and Louis “Thunder Thumbs” Johnson respectively for the whippersnappers) would be soooooo proud!

Get it girl!

“If that’s your boyfriend he wasn’t last night!”

Where my Queens at?  Let’s hit the floor ladies!

Taste your love by Horace Brown

Horace you so nasty!

But in a good way.

I Can Go Deep by Silk

Shiitttt!

OUT!

Unconscious…

DEAD…

“I can go deep if you let me.”

A Little Somethin’ by A Few Good Men

“Go where you wanna go

do what you you wanna do

In the day

At night it’s my way”

(Here’s a little somethin’ that’ll make you stay)

Chocolate Thai by Y?N-Vee

I don’t know nothing ’bout no weed so I have to listen to this jam metaphorically!

An allegory of sorts–but not really 😉

To be honest, I could jam to Donald Trump if he was singing over Rick James’ “Mary Jane”

No shade, that’s precisely  what these Queen Diva’s did.


Hip Hop Jams

Take it Easy by Mad Lion

I don’t know what the hell he sayin’ so all I say is:

“Take it easy, what, take it easy, what…”

That beat was sick as hell!

Now, unless I’m mistaken I did hear him say “If you touch me you must bite de dust.”

Sounds like Jamaican Patois to me!

Don’t get it twisted, Lady G got many peeps from all da islands in de Carribean mon!

What’s up Brothers and Sisters?

Regulate by Warren G. ft. Nate Dogg

Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg

Back in the day by Ahmad

Juicy by Biggie

Doggy Dog World by Snoop Dogg ft. Kurupt and “Diggity” Daz

TaaDow at da Carolina West y’all!

The Dramatics?  Whaaaaa?  YAAASSSS!

Da dogg pound rocks the party all night long…til when…til the early morn…”

YAAASSSSS!

Sound of da Police by KRS-ONE–  

Whoop! Whoop!  Dats da sound of de Police!  Whoop! Whoop! dats de sound of de beast!”

Special shout out to Southern Rappers and my Georgia homeboys!

Tootsee Roll by the 69 Boyz (Florida):  “I don’t know what you been told, it ain’t the butterfly it’s the tootsee roll!”

Dunkie Butt by 12 Gauge

Crumblin’ Erb by Outkast:  “There’s only so much time left in this crazy world I’m just crumblin’erb…”

The Player’s Ball by Outkast

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik by Outkast:  THIS ENTIRE ALBUM IS THE SHIT!

Get up get out by Outkast : With that funky ass Ceelo Green and Goodie MOB.   What y’all know ’bout that?

“Get up get out cut dat bullshit out!  Ain’t you sick and tired of havin’ to do without?”

 

Yessuh!  These boys gettin’ ready to change the game.

The East and West gotta start looking South baby!

 

Well, it is with a heavy heart that I must bid 1994 (Da 9 Quad) farewell!

Thank you for all of the many gifts and lessons that you brought me!  I’ll love you always.

May you find peace in the “Archipelago of Last Years.”

Everybody else needs to meet me in comments for the party! Bring your commentary, your jams and your memories!  BYOB!  LOL 😉

Mama and Baby
Dream on Dreamer!

 

Babyboy
Da Ruler!
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He looks like both of us! My picture is from 2016.  Dad’s picture is from 1987!  LOL!!!
All grown up
I love you man!

 

For My Son.

With Love,

Mama

😘💋

 

 

 

My Jams ’93

MJ '91 CDs

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!”

Whatever!

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.

And so…

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!

Still waiting!  

One of my cousins came close tho!  

LOL!

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!  

YAAAASSSSS!

If by Janet Jackson

There are so many thangs I could do to you!

“If I were your girl!”

Alright!!!

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.”

Shit!!!!

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..”

Okaaaay!

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!

YAAASSSSSS!

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!

LOL!

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!

YAAAASSSSS!

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!

Too funky!

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!!!

–LadyG  😘💋

 

 

 

My Jams ’92

My Jams 1990s

My Jams posts contain adult language and controversial observations.  Actual release dates may vary.  

I’m so happy ‘cause today

I’ve found my friends

They’re in my head

I’m so ugly, that’s okay, cause so are you

We broke our mirrors

Sunday morning is every day for all I care

And I’m not scared

Light my candles in a daze

Cause I’ve found God

Hey, hey, hey!

—From “Lithium” by Nirvana—

 

You know what Kurt?  I wish I could find some friends in my head.

Seriously, I’m about to go stir-crazy sitting here waiting for some good news.  I mean, since graduation, I’ve been putting a couple of irons in the fire but everything seems to be at a standstill.

By the way, I had to turn down one job offer.

Why?  You ask?

Because I applied for one thing and they kept trying to push me into something completely different.

Simply put, I don’t have it in me to go around investigating all the ways that people neglect and abuse their kids.

I hate to have to jump on somebody!

Kurt, I’m not a violent person but I can’t tell you how I might respond in a situation where I know somebody is abusing a child.

God bless the people that can do that work.

It just ain’t for me.

Anyway, right now I’m waiting to hear back about a fellowship that I applied for.

But, I’ll level with you Kurt, my mind is still reeling from taking that freaking GRE.

Overall, I think I did OK, but check out this crazy ass sample test question:

As a manager, you are tasked with planning a staff meeting.  Your meeting attendees include  Al, Bert, Candy and Don.  Bear in mind that Al can never sit next to Don and Don must always be seated next to Candy and Candy must never be seated to the left of Al.

Which option (A,B, C or D) represents the best seating plan for your meeting?

Shit…I don’t dammit know.

To be honest, I kept looking for option E which, in my mind, was “Cancel that bullshit and send a memo of your dictates.”

Hmph…

Like I said, other than that, I think I did well enough.

Uh oh, Kurt, I gotta go, here comes the mailman.  Maybe he has some good news; or at least a love letter.

Oh yeah, one more thing Kurt, please tell Dave Grohl that I might be down with the swirl!

🙂 🙂 🙂

YAASSSS!  The Mailman!  Primary carrier of all news and information happening!  And yes, I meant to word it just like that.  Don’t worry, you’ll get used to my strange phrasing.

E-mail? Text message?  What in the world is that?

Hell Lady G didn’t even get a pager (beeper) until 1993.

Oh, and Fax machines were for businesses honey.

Moving on…

Y’all, Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, was my imaginary confidant at that moment in time.

Sadly, he left us a few years later.

RIP.

Believe it or not, Lady G used to rock the hell out of Nirvana’s “Lithium.”

Frankly, back then, it seemed like a fitting tune for Generation X; you know, intermittent lows and highs.

That was us!

Or maybe it was just me 🙂

LOL!!!!

Anyway, how are you doing on this sultry afternoon in 1992?  I pray that all is well with you.

In any case, you’ll have plenty of space to tell me about it at the After-Party!

And so…

You know what’s up right?

My Jams ‘92

Remember the time by Michael Jackson

YAAASSS honey, when Mike released that video and the peoples saw him do that dance locally known as “The Georgia” we hollered!  I can’t really describe it but I bet you know what I’m talking about: “I bet ‘choo remember, I bet ‘choo remember…”

Now, to be honest, that dance move prolly had many different names.

But down here we KNOW it’s “The Georgia.”

Don’t walk away by Jade

“My love won’t hurt you!”

Chile those Queen Divas kilt it!

That was one of my jammy jam jams right there!

“This is what it sounds like when we make love!”

Hey, Lennon and Tessa! Let’s go get ‘em, girls!

Oh my!  The tales we’ll tell!

Boss chicks!  YAAASSSS!

I’d die without you by PM Dawn

The only song that I liked by PM Dawn.

Back then true hip hop enthusiasts considered them to be kinda corny.

No matter, they had their own thing going on and this was a nice jam.

Breaking my heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)/Forever in your eyes by Mint Condition

“Pretty Brown Eyes” was my “girl” Davida’s jam!  Davida (born David) was my heart.

Whenever we’d go to the club he would decline to slow dance with a woman.

His favorite response was, “Uh no, you might not hold me right.”  LOL!!!!

YAASSSS honey!  Lady G always has and ALWAYS will have much love and respect for the Queens!

Please, no anti-gay comments, Lady G will cuss your ass out about it!

That said, let’s all play nice!

Anyway, I got about a million tales I could tell about me and my ‘girls!’

But I’ll save that tea for later 🙂

Pass it on!

We got a love thang/Inside that I cried CeCe Peniston

Honey, Queen Diva CeCe could belt out a jam, couldn’t she?

“Look what we got!”

Here we go again by Portrait

Hands off ladies!  The short one doing the martial arts move in the video is MINE!

“Here –we— go—–going through the same thing!”

Money don’t matter 2 night by Prince

“It shole didn’t matter yesterday.”

This is probably one of my favorite jams by “The Purple One.”

It is so profound and so true!

Don’t slip, Lady G loves thought provoking art of any kind.

Stay by Jodeci

“Baby won’t you just StAAAAAAy…for a little while!”

“Forget about yesterday ‘cause I want you so bad

Make love to me like you never have..”

Aw shit now!

I simply CANNOT!

DEAD!

Work to do by Vanessa Williams

Alright now!

Queen Diva Vanessa done remade the Isley Brother’s classic “Work to do.”

Did she do it?

You know she did!

Goodbye by Tevin Campbell

An Al B. Sure Production!

Go ‘head on Al!

L’il Tev  know he could sing!

School Me by Gerald LeVert 

STBB Emergency Alert!

Somebody go get a damn paramedic!

Lady G ’bout to pass out!

Syncope!  (Fainting– for you non-medical folks)

Ron come get me! I think it’s my heart!

I ain’t gon’ make it!!!

Where’s the automated external defibrillator?

CLEAR!

“You be the teacher, I won’t be no fool.  I did my homework baby, and I’m ready for school…!”

Baby I’m for Real/Natural High by After 7

There go them Edmonds brothers again!

Killing it!

Use me by Men at Large

“Are you hungry?”

This damn song had me hollering!

Nothing like some overweight dudes saying, I know you using me, but if you ‘gon use me –just use me up!

YAAASSSS!

Love’s Taken Over by Chante Moore

Ladies, you know how it is!

You got him now!

“Too bad for you, you can’t free yourself from me.”

Like Ike told Tina, “You can’t get way from me Anna Mae!”

LOL!!!

There U Go by Johnny Gill

From the Boomerang soundtrack!

Can you say “sprung?”

Without a damn doubt!

It must be love by  The Good Girls

“‘Cause I’m into it!”

Here go them lightskinded 1990’s Supremes again!

No matter, I loved this jam.

Talk about smooth? Please don’t sleep on this one!  You’ll thank me for reminding you.

They DID that!

Oh yeah, “Just call me” was also boss!

What’s the 411? by Mary J Blige

The album!

Greg Nice kilt me rapping on “Remind me.”

“Infatuated in love with you skiddalee wah wah; Pepe Le Pew!”

Yes he did bite BOTH The Flintstones AND the damn Looney Tunes!

And what?!

LOL!

Anyway, Mary went and showed her entire ass in ‘93 with “My Life.”

But that’s next year…

So…

Here’s what I was digging in the world of Hip Hop for 1992

Don’t sweat the technique by Eric B and Rakim

Ok children, know this, if you were to ask Biggie or Tupac about flow, they would point you to Rakim!

The rapper’s rapper!

YAAASSSS!

Y’all don’t want nar’n day of Rakim!

Side note:  The word ‘nar’n, is a Southern U. S.  colloquialism for “NONE” or “Not one” or  “Not any.”

You get it now right?

Rakim? Check his technique aspiring rappers!

Learn from your elders 😉

They want EFX by Das EFX

Bum stickity…

I just can’t with that!

The kids loved it!  Shout out to “The Stoker” all up and through Augusta and the ATL.

Fakin’ the Funk by Main Source

Stop frontin’ or you will get called out!

Me and my baby boy rock this all day every day!

Question, what is the connection between actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. and this jam?

Go google it…I’ll wait!

They Reminisce T.R.O.Y by Pete Rock and C. L. Smooth

Much respect to Trouble T-Roy

RIP

Ex girl to the next girl by Gang Starr

“The girls look so good..”

“NEXT!”

Can’t nobody hit that “NEXT” like Guru!

RIP Brah!

I got a man by Positive K

“What ‘cha man gotta do with me?”

Ladies, if we heard that line once, we heard it a thousand times.

Dudes still runnin’ it!

LOL!

Happy 70th Birthday Mama!  WE LOVE YOU! 🎂🎁

 

Alas, we have come upon the witching hour!  It is time to release 1992 back into years gone by. Love you 1992!

But…

We can still keep it going in comments!  YAASSSS!  It’s the after-party!

Bring your commentary, your memories, and your jams!

Lady G

😘💋

 

My Jams ’91

MJ '91 CDs

My Jams posts contain adult language and controversial observations.  Song release dates may vary.

 

“You have a call Gwin!”

“Okay, thanks!”

“Hello.”

“Hi Gwin, Happy birthday to you!  Happy birthday to you!  Happy birthday dear Gwin!  Happy birthday to you!”

Damn, these coaches will stop at nothing to try to win me over so I can convince Tack to choose their school.

Can you believe this joker just called me at my dorm to sing the freaking “Happy Birthday” song?

How the hell did he find me?

Honestly, I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Tack always does the ass-opposite of whatever I tell him to do!

Sadly, this is an unfortunate trait that runs in my family 😉

We can be quite stubborn when we wanna be.

Anyway, here’s the gag, I don’t have a damn clue as to which school Tack’s gonna choose.

Will it be Georgia Tech? Auburn? or South Carolina?

Trust me, there are others but those are the heavy hitters.

Oh yeah, back to my story.

I think that the coaches decided to try to go through me because Mama and Daddy ain’t even worried about that shit.

No need bothering them.

Basically, they’re just happy to know that their son’s gonna get a full football scholarship from SOME damn WHERE!

🙂 🙂 🙂

YAAAASSSSS!  Your boy Tack was very heavily recruited to play college football.

I know that I haven’t mentioned him lately but for those of you who don’t know, Tack is my baby brother.

Now if you are a regular reader of this blog, you may recognize him as the kid that made my Mama cuss the balloon man’s ass out at the fair!  

If you need a refresher, you can read about that here.

Back then, I used to tease my brother by saying, “Tack, you had it made, you went to college for free!”

That joker got me together with the quickness!

He said,  “That’s bullshit, I worked my ass off on that field for five damn years! By the way, when was the last time 50,000 people paid to see you take a Political Science test?”

Checkmate!

And so…

How are you doing on this beautiful morning in 1991?  It’s lovely, isn’t it?

What’s good with you? Do tell!

Either way, I hope it’s all gravy!

Are you ready? Well then, let’s peruse these jams!

My Jams ‘91

I wanna sex you up /I adore mi amor by Color Me Badd

Chile, Queen Diva Betty Wright was NONE too pleased when she found out these whippersnappers had done ganked her song, “Tonight is the night.”

Betty said, “I know you not gonna sing that song!”

Yes they did Betty!

Well, legalities aside, them boys DID that!

Do you remember these guys 2loud2old?

But then they followed up with I adore mi amor!

“You know that I really love my baby, she can give me everything I need…”

Okaaaay?  

Now that jam was FIRE!

Hey B, put down the poetry! Check out that jam.

It ain’t over ’til it’s over by Lenny Kravitz

Y’all, my Mama swore Lenny was crying on this jam!  

I think she was right!

We love you Lenny!

Everythang gon’ be alright!

Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

BAYBEE, Lady G hadn’t thought a thing about these boys since “Brand New Funk.”

You know, that’s the jam where Jeff was actin’ a stone cold FOOL on the turntable!  

Think he didn’t when he did?  YAASSSSS! A backwards sounding scratch?  Whaaaaaa?

Now you know why Jeff’s name came first baby!

Put some respeckk on that!

Oh but sampling Kool and the Gang’s “Summer Madness” for “Summertime” was ingenious!

Zwanjay is probably tippin’ one of his customized hats to these jams!

“Drums please!”

Uhh Ahh by Boyz II Men

Where shall I start with this one?

I just can’t!

But I must…

This whole damn album was the business!  

How about “Please don’t go,” and “Sympin.”

Back in ‘91, Lady G used to turn that baseball hat to the back and cruise in a silver convertible with “Sympin” blasting in the background!  

Come on Jen and Poley!  Let’s go girls!

By the way, I’m talking about that “James Bond theme” remix for “Sympin.”

Written all over your face by The Rude Boys

And…

Are you lonely for me”

And…

Miss you so much.”

YAAASSSSS!

These boys were under the tutelage of Gerald LeVert honey!  How could they go wrong?

Kissing you by Keith Washington

“Kissing you, loving you all through the night..”

‘Nuff said!

Exclusivity and Right down to it by Damian Dame

I loved Damian Dame!

Both of these jams were hotter than Hades!

Friends, when you get a chance, google their story.  

Lady G just can’t talk about it or she will cry…

RIP my sweets🌷

Whatever you want by Tony Toni Tone’

Now this is the type of joker I like.  I want that dude that says, “Whatever you want, girl you know I can provide….”

I want you by Jody Watley

“I want your love, gotta have your love…”

Honey, Queen Diva Jody came up out the box with this one!

Do me again by Freddie Jackson

Yessir!  Mr. Jackson will always deliver something good for bed time. 

I didn’t get enough, can you do me again?

I don’t wanna lose your love by B Angie B

B Angie B had to be a bad girl to remake the Emotions “I don’t wanna lose your love.”

Girl, you better bring it if you gonna mess with Wanda!

She DID that!

But Queen Diva Wanda remains Supreme!

Baby I’m ready by LeVert

DEAD!!!!!!!!!!

“Baby not just a little bit, I’m gonna give you ALL of it”

Aw shit now!

Lady G is ready too!

Keep On Loving Me by The O’Jays

I done told y’all…The O’Jays ain’t never going nowhere!  

And you know it!

“Keep on lovin’ me baby, keep on lovin’ me right, keep on lovin’ me baby…all through the night!”

After the dance by Fourplay featuring El DeBarge

Oh baby this Jazz All-Star Quartet which, I believe,  was comprised of Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, and Harvey Mason, showed the hell out on this remake of Marvin Gaye’s classic!

Peep the video and watch Bob James banging on them black and whites!

That whole crew kilt it!  

Let us not forget Mr. DeBarge and that sweet falsetto, “I’m walking outta here with you baby!”

Do me right by Guy featuring Heavy D

Take one gallon of Teddy Riley, add a tablespoon of Heavy D and stir!  

That’s ALL you need to make you some New Jack Swing!

Once upon a time it was delicious 😉

Stay this way by the Brand New Heavies

This jam right here is STILL in heavy rotation in Lady G’s world!  

Whaaaaat????

If you don’t know it, you need to ketchup —mustard!

Let the beat hit ‘em by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

This is a message from the STBB Emergency Broadcast System:

Lady G has, dammit, logged off and walked the hell out the room!

GONE!

See y’all,

BYE!

Blue is the colour of pain by Caron Wheeler

Yessir, Get it Queen Diva!

You called and told me by Jeff Redd

This jam was slammin’ on the dance floor back in 1991!

“You called and told me that you wanted to leave, but it seems…”

Aw hell yeah!

 

Ok guys, bear with me but I had to holler at these couple two or three rap jams:

You can’t play with my yo-yo by Yo-Yo featuring Ice Cube

Are you peeping this Dave?

When Ice Cube hollered, “You can’t play with my YO-YO,” we DIED!

“Don’t try to play me out! Don’t try to play me out!”

Tonite by DJ Quik

Hey Tareau!  Remember this one?

Babies, as you can see, Quik ALSO borrowed from Queen Diva Betty Wright’s “Tonight is the night.”

But a brother was decent enough to be straight-up about it (cough, cough …Color Me Badd).

I still love you tho’ CMB!

But did Quik kill it?

Indeed, he came to slay!

Pop That C****** by 2 Live Crew

Ok, here is a jam that my 22 year old son can point to and say, “Mama y’all music was just as nasty as ours is!”

Hell, I can’t even argue with him on that.

Uncle Luke!  Whaaaat!!! Nasty as he wanna be 😉

Treat ‘em right by Chubb Rock

Now that we all know that this is NOT Dwight aka Heavy D we can move on!

Please believe that this jam was the shizNit back in ‘91.

“Kids in the crib want dibs on the big man

Can he come out? Can he come out and slam a jam?”

YAAAASSSSS……. he —-unequivocally —-can!

This one is for them Ques at Morehouse College (PSI Chapter).

TOTO 24!

What’s up number 6 dog?  

The number 6 dog went on to become the Basileus in that joint!  

He was my beau!

Don’t get it twisted Lady G is a proud GDI (Gotdamn Individual)!

Nevertheless, I’ve kicked it with them Kappas…twirl that kane (cane) baby!

Sounded off with them Sigmas,

Got intellectual with them Ice Cold Alphas….

Hell, Lady G even had TKEs and Pikes rolling up on her!  Don’t act like you don’t know!

Can’t Truss It by Public Enemy

Apart from Chuck’s lyrical flow, that song was the literal definition of a freaking CACOPHONY!

Go google it…I’ll wait!

Chile, one night it was playing on the radio and Mama came in the room and said, “What in the hell is that shit? Sound like a bunch of damn cats yowling!  Turn if off right now!

Okay, back to the matter at hand….

I can hear you guys asking, “Which school did your brother choose Lady G?”

(Drum roll)

Gamecock football

By the way, Tack is the one on the left! He looks a lot like Lady G!

Uh oh!  I think I hear the clock striking 12!

Much love to you 1991; may you rest in calendar year glory!

But wait, everybody else needs to meet me for the After-party in comments.  Please bring your commentary, stories, memories and jams from 1991!

-Lady G

😘💋

 

 

My Jams 1990

My Jams 1990s

 

My Jams Posts contain adult language, situations, and controversial observations. Song release dates may vary. 

“I knew a little girl named Gwinnie and I guess you could say she was a sex fiend.  Met her in an office lobby mmmmmm with a magazine.”

I’m really getting sick of this guy!  Every morning before we start our workday, he comes over to the table where I am sitting and sings those words.

I’m sure you’ve already recognized that he changed the lyrics of Prince’s song “Darling Nikki.”

Everybody knows that song is very sexually explicit.

Here’s the thing, just like any other girl, I’m used to the fellas flirting and cat calling but this jackass was going too far.

Oh, but today, he took it waaaaay too far.  Y’all he actually grabbed my butt and said, “I always wanted to know what a Black girl’s butt felt like…it’s jigglier than I thought it would be.”

This happened so fast that I didn’t know what hit me!

Anyway, as I saw it, I had three options for a response:

  1. Slap the dog shit out of him!
  2. Have my peoples pay him a visit; yes, Lady G does have peoples-always has and always will.
  3. Fall back and say nothing.

Frankly, only one of these options seemed feasible–given the fact that I am the only Black female working with several White male law school students.  Don’t even mention the fact that I am an undergraduate who is just plain happy to be in this slot.

Just so you know, my professors recommended me for this paid internship based on my academic performance and I didn’t want to disappoint them by starting anything.

Needless to say, after carefully considering my options, I chose number 3.

I didn’t want to make ANY waves.

Now, to be fair, the other two dudes were VERY cool.  In fact, we enjoyed working together.  That said, they had no idea that I’d often stick close to them as a means of shielding and ‘protecting’ myself from Mr. ‘Darling Nikki’ pervert!  

To be blunt, this wasn’t really about race; it was about unwanted sexual advances.

Honestly, the whole situation made me feel kinda helpless.

By the way, Mama said I shoulda picked up something and knocked his ass out.

Eva didn’t play.

_________________

Oh yes my loves, as with all “My Jams” lead-ins , this is a true story!

In the early ’90’s nobody was really checking for you if you claimed that you were being sexually harassed.

Hell if they didn’t believe a Law School Professor’s 1991 testimony about being sexually harassed, who in the hell was gonna give a damn about my experience in 1990?

Sadly, back then, folks were still trying to define the concept.

Fortunately, there are now policies in place for the confidential adjudication of scenarios like the one I just described.

But with that said, it still ain’t easy!

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you feel that you are being harassed, for any reason,  please speak up.

Stand up for yourself!

Stand up for that girl who felt like she couldn’t back in the Summer of 1990😢

________________

Ok, enough of that!

Welcome to the 90’s baby!

According to that great Sayer of Sooth, Prince Rogers Nelson, we ain’t got but 9 more years left on this MoFo!

“1999…Don’t you wanna go…1999!”

And how are you folks doing on this nice evening in 1990?

As for me, this is a year of learning!  Where shall I begin?

How ’bout here:

So….if you’ve ever read the post “The Professor,” let me confirm that this is the year that “Princess Running Mouth” and “The Professor,” reunite as adults!

If you are confused, I am referring to Lady G and Ron; respectively!

You know…those are the two jokers that write on this blog!

Anyway, on any given evening in 1990, Ron and I would cruise around town in his black BMW chilling and vibing to “Private Times… and The Whole 9” by Al B. Sure.

We cooled out to jams like:

So Special  

Just for the Moment 

While cooling, we shared our theories and beliefs about God, man, Earth and everything in between!  I learned so much from my dear cousin.  Those were some good times!

He’s still teaching me today 🙂

So enough with the family reunion!  Let’s holler at these jams!

My Jams 1990

Groove is in the Heart by Deee-lite

Oh no hell they didn’t pull out Bootsy Collins?

Yes, they did!

That fact alone helped them to gain immediate street cred.

With the quickness!

If you need a bass player; don’t mess around!  Go get one of the best!

Poison/Do Me/When will I see you smile by Bell Biv DeVoe

Hell, I forgot Ricky could sing.

What with Ralph whining and Johnny out-singing everybody it’s easy to forget about Ricky.  Oh, but he reminded us with these jams!  YAASSSS!

Don’t wanna fall in love by Jane Child

This chick here looked hella weird.  Ol’ girl had a nose ring that extended across her face and if I’m not mistaken our dear Caucasian sister was rocking braids!! YAAASSS!

No matter, that Queen Diva DID that on this jam!

Then we never really heard from her again.

Alright/Someday is Tonight by Janet Jackson

We all know that Janet ain’t no Shirley Bassey.  That said, she does her Janet thingy very well!  

But baby, when she presented us with the video for ‘Alright’ she immediately got about 10,000 cool points from Lady G.  Why?  

Three words:

CAB

DAMMIT

CALLOWAY!

The KING of entertainment!  Bow down!

DEAD!  End of debate!

Now, if you need a little romance, holler at “Someday is Tonight.”  Rumor has it that this is the follow-up to her song “Let’s wait awhile.’

Apparently, the wait is over!

Whip appeal by Babyface

But did Babyface give us a video with cool ass LA Reid up there conducting an orchestra?

Yes, he did!

Can’t Stop/ Ready or Not by After Seven

More from the Edmonds family.  We just got through talking about their cute brother, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds!

Clearly, these boys come from a family that can SANG!

Peep the “One world” remix of “Can’t stop.”

Get some business!

You can’t deny it by Lisa Stansfield

Baby, when Queen Diva Lisa finished running all around the world to find her baby she told his ass NOT to DENY IT! 

YAASSSS…tell ‘em girl!

Go somewhere and sit down joker!

Heartbeat by Seduction

Baby these three sisters did Taana Gardner’s classic some justice!

I loved it!

“Can you feel the beat, can you feel the beat, can you feel my heartbeat?”

Living in the light by Caron Wheeler

“Have to sur—vive, living in the light.”

The UK is in the house!  

No doubt about that!

Tomorrow by Quincy Jones featuring Tevin Campbell

You are correct if you guessed that this is the same jam that The Brothers Johnson did all those years ago.  Somebody done added some words to our beautiful instrumental.

I’m good with it.

Where do we go from here by Stacy Lattisaw/Johnny Gill

A bit of a ‘who can out-sing who’ contest going on here but even I cannot dispute the talent of these two!

Alright????

Good Love by Klymaxx

YAASSSS! Girls playing their own instruments.

“I been waiting such a long time….”

For who? For what?

Where’s Bernadette?

I think she was doing her solo thing by then.  

Honey, that Queen Diva used to bounce all over the stage.  Most of us just didn’t know what to make of her.  She was ahead of her time.

Promises, Promises by Christopher Williams

What the hell?  Al B. Sure can sing after all!!!!!!!

SKKKKRRRT…..Uh oh, whatcha say? That ain’t Al?

Nope, that’s Christopher.  Good Gawd Almighty, the Lordt done sent us a pretty redbone that can blow!

I still love Al more though!  To me, he is an awesome producer.

As for Chris, he DID that!

If I were a Bell/Just us Two/Cupid is a Real Straight Shooter/ The Whole Damn “IVORY” album

Then there was the time Teena Marie sang “If I were a Bell” on Video Soul to sexy ass Donnie Simpson–the TV host with the pretty light brown eyes!  

You gotta check this one out Paula!

Paula pulled a fast one earlier this week when she posted a video of Teena’s Lovergirl on her blog!  YAAASSSSS!! She said, “I knew you’d like that Lady G!”

😘

Anyway, I think I’ll park Lady T in comments!  Do NOT skip it!  Our Goddess kilt it!

DEAD!

Come on Gloria, Sandra and Stephanie…We goin’ on home!

Footsteps in the Dark by Body

An Isley Brothers remake!  Oh yes, and these Queen Divas did that thang justice.

It ain’t easy to redo the Isleys but they DID that.

Sounds like Angela Winbush produced the vocals; them girls could blow!

What can I do by Pieces of a Dream

“I’m lookin’ for a better way to make you stay ‘cause I want you..ooh I want you baby!”

NORWOOD!  YAAAASSSS!

Ladies, when Lady G saw this video she fell HARD for the sexy lead singer with the slicked down perm and ponytail!  

It was Dino all over again! But Norwood was all milk chocolatey–Ummm!

Don’t even try it Lisa A 😉

Anyway, Norwood kilt this jam.  

I don’t think he was ever a true member of Pieces of a Dream–maybe more like a guest vocalist.  Either way, ya girl’s eyes were peeled so hard on that man!  

Hell, I was even willing to ignore the dude who was doing “The Worm” during the keyboard breakdown!

But then….something about Norwood’s appearance changed over the years…

Last I checked, he was getting back to his old self. Google it!

Love and light to ya brah!

Anyway, the intro to that jam gives me my life!!!!  That’s why I freaking LOVE musicians!  Thank you Pieces of a Dream!

The Formula by The D-O-C (I had to get in at least one from the world of Hip Hop)

Ah, but then something went wrong with The D-O-C’s vocal chords and we all lost a wonderful voice. Love and light to you too!

I’m coming back by Lalah Hathaway

“I’m coming back just to give you my love…”

This Queen Diva right here!  This one right here!  HERE!

YAAASSSSS!

Ever heard her harmonize with HERSELF?  Go google it!  Freaking amazing!

What do you think about that one Geo Gee?

Something in my Heart/ Silly love song originally by (Enchantment)–Michel’le

Chile when I heard the intro to “Something in my Heart,” I almost had a damn Myocardial Infarction!  That’s a heart attack y’all!  

Asystole!

Expired! 

Whatever you want by Tony Toni Tone

I just can’t!  

Ok, I’ll try…

Do you remember this one K.E.?  Yes, I’m talking to you girl! 

Chile, I simply cannot with Tony Toni Tone on this jam!

I won’t!

NOPE!

And now…

Before I go, let me leave you with a flashback from 1987:  “Your Love Drives me Crazy” by The Force MDs.

And here’s another treat:  My friend Roger’s Jams from 1967….YAAAASSSSSSS! You gotta check them out!  They are the bomb!

Roger’s a great supporter of ‘My Jams!”  

Well, here we are, on the brink of midnight!  Goodnight 1990, I must say farewell.  May you find peace in the ethers of days gone by.

As for the rest of y’all!  Holler at me in comments! The After-party goes on! Bring your commentary, your jams, and your memories!

For Spencer ❤ ❤ ❤

With Love,

Gwin

Hey everybody how about wishing my Dad a HAPPY BIRTHDAY !🎂

 

My Jams ’89

My Jams '89

My Jams posts contain adult language, situations and controversial observations.

“Do you mind trying this one on too?”

Alright this makes the fourth damn outfit that I have tried on for this man in an hour.

I’m trying to do him a favor because he said his wife is about my size and he wants to see how the clothes will fit before he buys them.  So, here we go again; yet another thing to try on.  This time it’s a short skirt suit.

Nobody tells you that this is one of the hazards of selling ladies clothes.

Anyway, after I put on the suit, our dear shopping husband wants me to model it for him.  He asks me to walk this way, turn that way, walk over there and back, turn around in a circle.  All the while I’m hoping that he settles on a purchase so I can get back to my other customers.

After the last outfit, he tells me that he’s going to purchase everything that I tried on.  I’m thinking, “Yippee for you and your wife! Now go to the counter so you can get the hell on!”

Best believe that in no time flat, I had gathered all of his merchandise and took it to the cash register.  We’re short staffed so I have to ring all this stuff up and there is a long line beginning to form.  Folks are getting a bit irritated.  To make matters worse, our dear shopping husband is asking me 10 zillion irrelevant questions.

No matter, I politely answer; after all he just purchased $250.00 worth of clothes.

Oh yeah, before you ask, we DON’T get paid on commission but they do track our sales productivity.  Anyway, after dear shopping husband and I completed his transaction, he smiled, thanked me for all of my help, asked about my schedule and bid me farewell.

In my mind, I’m still thinking, “Get the hell on now man!”—But my mouth says, “Thank you for shopping with us and have a great day!”

I do NOT tell him my schedule.

I hope you don’t think it ended there.

The VERY next day, dear shopping husband walked in with his dear—not buying shit–wife.  Trust me when I tell you that she returned everything he had purchased.  All $250.00 worth!  Wifey didn’t even want to exchange.  I’m glad I wasn’t working the register at the time because she had a terrible attitude.

Somehow I knew to keep my distance.

Funny thing, I noticed that she kept looking at me–but not in a good way.

What the hell?

🙂 🙂 🙂

Poor Young Lady G.  I had no idea that the freaks don’t just come out at night!  Baybee, they can come out in the middle of the day just as well.  Not once did it strike me that ol’ boy was getting his jollies off watching a young girl model short, tight clothes!  LOL!  Oh but wifey dear was on to his sneaky ass–that’s why she was mean muggin’ me.

Consider this story a cautionary tale to all of my sweet young ladies that work in women’s retail.

Be careful salesgirls!  I had so many stalkers posing as shoppers and passersby that it was ridiculous!  Sadly, it’s not uncommon, I can assure you that this happens to young girls all the time.

Anyway, what’s good with you in 1989?

My, my, my! We have already come to the end of yet another decade.  Remember “My Jams” ‘69? And ‘79?  Can you believe that we are already at the end of the ‘80’s? Yaassss!  We bout to fall over into the ‘90’s when shit really starts popping off! LOL!

Shall we proceed?  Yes, indeed!  Just remember that these jams are in no particular order and the list is not exhaustive.  Asterisks indicate that the jam was released in a different calendar year.

My Jams ‘89

Back to life &

Keep on movin’ by Soul II Soul

Uh oh!  The UK is coming hard!

Soul II Soul followed Loose Ends on the scene and reintroduced Black folks in the US to our own soul music!  

Does this mean that there is a new subgenre on the horizon?  Could it be acid jazz?  Neo-soul?

What say you?

Hmmmm!  We’ll just have to wait and see about that.

“Oooohhh ah ha!”–Sounds like a “Three Degrees” TSOP kinda riff to me!

“Steady, are you ready?  What’s going on?”

Go head on Caron and Jazzie!  YAAASSSS!!!

Buddy/Me Myself & I by De La Soul

These fellas brought the fun back to rap!  Rap had started getting kinda serious!  

Cough, cough…Public Enemy!

Don’t get it twisted, Lady G was down with P.E.!  I had a major crush on Professor Griff!  LOL!

Heaven Help Me by Deon Estus and George Michael

Very ethereal sounding jam; I guess that’s how Heaven is supposed to sound.

They say Satan was the minister of music before he became Lord of the flies.

I’m just sayin’!

No matter, I loved this jam!  But I wish Deon had gone further.

Spend the night /My Fantasy /I like /Piece of My Love  by Guy

More New Jack Swing Baby!  Let me address each of these one by one!

Spend the night:  Hubert Hall, Morehouse College—’nuff said!

My Fantasy:  “…Image in a magazine”

I like:  A certain blogger is starting a serious two step right about now!

Piece of My Love:  Did Aaron Hall call that girl a dumb bitch?  You might wanna go check for yourself.  Sounded like he called her one to me!  What do you think?

Dum, dum ditty my FOOT!  Anyway, this controversy has been debated since they released this jam.  Don’t believe me?  Go google it!

24/7 by Dino

Chile this pretty ass White boy with the deep dark eyes and the curly mullet done killed Lady G.  With a name like Dino he must be one of them sexy Italian Stallions.

DEAD!

RESURRECTED!

That joker was working the hell out of his shoulders in the video for this jam!  All the other parts were pretty stiff but them shoulders was working!

“24 hours 7 days a week, your love is mine…”

YAAASSSS!!!

*This Time by Kiara and Shanice Wilson

Don’t get it twisted, “Kiara” was actually a male duo that really could sing.  But baybee, when them jokers partnered with Shanice it was fire!

Okaaaaaay!

“I just wanna let you know, I never should have let you go!”

If you can, catch the extended version—it will give you your life! I think Al B. Sure remixed that one.

Just Coolin’ by LeVert

Chile Gerald’nem done cut them damn California curls off!  Now they sporting fades.  Back then, ya girl had a crush on Marc Gordon!  YAASSSSS!

But did you hear “The Overweight Lover” spit fire on that jam?  Yessuh, I’m talking about Heavy D!

*Girl I got my eyes on you by Today

When I first heard this I was like, “Who done snatched my jam by Carrie Lucas?”

That’s a no no!  Just don’t do that! Don’t mess with “Show me where you coming from.”

Eh..but it grew on me so I forgave; but I refuse to forget!

Show and Tell by Peabo Bryson

And then there was the time that Peabo remade Al Wilson’s “Show and Tell.”

Oh he DID that!  Yes he did baby!

Remember the first time by Eric Gable

What the hell happened to Eric?  He killed this one! We should have gotten more from him ‘cause ya boy could sing.

Home by Stephanie Mills

Tears, tears, tears!!!

DEAD!

Somebody go get King Jesus!

Help me Lordt!

Did y’all see her sing this on that Sinbad summer festival?

If you did then you prolly need the Lordt too!

I simply cannot!  

“…I can hear my friends telling me Stephanie PLEASE sing our song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

YAAAAASSSSSS! That Queen Diva BROUGHT IT!

Whew!!! I think I’ll park the video in comments; watch the whole thing now!

Spend the Night (Ce Soir) by The Isley Brothers

Just like The O’Jays, The Isley Brothers kept us going all the way from the ‘50’s through the new Millennium.  Alright?????

Taste Of Your Love by EU (Experience Unlimited)

YAAASSSS baby go-go can do love songs too!  

Quite well I might add!

Let love rule by Lenny Kravitz

Did I forget to mention that in the late 1980’s and early to mid 1990’s we all had a thing for the 1960’s?

Chile Lenny was giving us flower power!

“You got to let love rule!”  

That groove sounded like it was straight out of “My Jams ‘68”

Your Sweetness by The Good Girls

Here come Motown with some little light skinded Supremes knock-offs!

Regardless, I love this jam and those pretty girls could dance too.

By the way, they did a very nice job on the late MC Trouble’s jam -“Make you mine.” Don’t fret, that’s coming up in another year or so.

Somebody for me by Heavy D and the Boys

“I want somebody to love me for me.”

YAAASSS that’s Al B. Sure singing that hook! Just don’t ask him to sing it live…you see….er..uh..I saw him singing at the NE Heartbreak Tour and ….well…

Honey, there was no shortage in the supply of women that wanted to get with our dear Dwight aka Heavy D!  But ya boy wanted somebody to love him for him!  

Well Lady G loves you for you Heavy D!

RIP my sweet!

Oh yeah, I’ll try not to cry in the next year or so when we talk about Trouble T-Roy. 

Serious Hold On Me by The O’Jays

Aw shit!  This is one of them jams that snatches you up by the throat the minute you hear the intro!  Chile them jokers went all falsetto and crooned “oooh oooooooooh oooh!”

DEAD!

*Kisses Don’t Lie by Evelyn Champagne King

I don’t know about y’all but I think that this jam was so underrated!

“If you wanna know the answer, kiss and then decided ‘cause kisses don’t lie–they never lie..”

Queen Diva Evelyn KILT this jam!  You hear me?  

DO

YOU

HEAR

ME?

Kilt it dead!

SLEW!

Hmmmm….

It’s the witching hour my loves!  Another decade gone.

Time to bid 1989 adieu!

Now you know the afterparty is just getting started in comments.  Meet me there and don’t forget to bring your commentary, memories and your jams from 1989!  Also, if you got cocktails tell me what you drinking on.

Farewell 1989– may you find rest in the annals of history.

Next Thursday:  My Jams ‘90

 

My Jams ’88

My jams-88

Contains adult language and situations as well as controversial observations.

 

“Oh hell naw! This ain’t enough money!  How in the world am I gonna make it off this?”

I see right now I need another job. There’s no way I can pay all my bills with this.  My boss just handed me a damn check for $33.00!

What am I supposed to do with that?

I’ll bet the bank teller is gon’ pay me out of her purse.  They probably don’t even open the cashier drawer for this little bit of chump change!

Oh well, I hope that the lady I talked to yesterday in the lobby comes through with that job offer over at the mall.  I’d make two more quarters an hour and I’d be able to get more consistent work than I get over here.

Besides, I’m tired of coming home smelling like garlic and parmesan cheese.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made some cool friends, but I’m tired of saying, “Welcome to Olive Garden!  How many in your party?”  Not to mention all the grouchy ass folks you have to deal with when you work in a restaurant.

“Grouchy Joker party of one, your table is now available!”

Oh yeah, then you get the servers pissed at you because you’re either giving them too many tables or not enough.

I get it.  They’re frustrated.

They get paid waaaaay less than minimum wage and they have to tip the busboy and the bartender if a table orders alcohol.  I understand their issues most of the time.

But not all of the time.

One night this hateful server pissed me off so bad that I triple seated his ass with three big parties.

I bet he won’t mess with me no more!

Anyway, I hope I won’t have to worry about that type of stuff too much longer.

🙂 🙂 🙂

YAASSSS!  Restaurant work ain’t no joke.  But I really couldn’t complain because young Lady G was a hostess.  That said, I didn’t catch nearly as much hell as the servers did; at least I got paid minimum wage 🙂

Poor babies!  Guests would run them jokers to death and then leave little to no tip.

Back then, the servers that I worked with hated for you to give them a party of black folks because, according to them, black people don’t tip.

Anyway, do you remember the beef that I just mentioned having with a server? Well that’s what it was all about.  He told me he was tired of getting black guests.  I guess he forgot I was a sista too!  LOL!!!!  Ya girl might have a biracial family history but her racial identity does not usually give people pause.  My Daddy?  Yes.  Me?  Not never!  LOL!

Back to my story…

Since that joker wanted to work, I worked him.  I gave him three tables full of white folks!  His ass was running like a Mississippi slave.

He learned a lesson that night. Hell hath no fury like a hostess scorned.

Lady G sometimes has a real treacherous streak!  So if I happen to let you slide….well you know the rest!

Either way, as they say, all’s well that ends well.  Me and our dear server made up and we were good ever since.

By the way, the job offer that I told you about came through and I moved on ‘up’ to the mall.

Ya girl started making some money!  I was working and going to school trying to get me a degree.

And so…

How are you fine folks on this crispy day in 1988?  I hope that life finds you doing well!

Honey, I was late posting this because I just left ‘My Jams ‘71.”  YAAASSSS!  I was kicking it with the Nite liters—“K-Jee”  Baybee!

Having said that, are you game for these jams from ‘88?  Remember, an asterisk indicates that the song was released in a different year.  Also remember, these jams are not exhaustive and they are not in order of importance.

Now let’s kick it!

My Jams ‘88

*I want her by Keith Sweat

As I was saying to my girl Lisa A and T. Wayne just yesterday and I quote:

“I want, I want, I want, I want, I want her uhm hm!”

YAAASSS!  Keith rocked the joint with that one!  Everybody was jamming it!

Just don’t ask him to sing it live!

I’m only saying this because I saw him sing it at the

NE Heartbreak Concert Tour and….well…er.

*Make it last forever by Keith Sweat featuring Jacci McGhee

I just simply CANNOT!

This has everything I need.  The music is just divine.

But then Ms. Jacci picked up that mic and slew!

DEAD!

*Monkey by George Michael

“Why can’t you do it? Why can’t you set your monkey free?”

George wants to know why his lover can’t get that monkey off his back!

Baby, he decided to ask this question just as funky as he could.  Do you hear me?

I’ll always love you by Taylor Dayne

Y’all, there is a recent live video of Queen Diva Taylor singing this song!  I’d advise you to holla at it!

By the way, Lady G gets her life to the long version!

Roni by Bobby Brown

“The truth about a roni…”

But you see Bobby can’t take all the credit because the brothers been talking about a ‘Tenderoni’ since the days of yore!

Ok, I’m exaggerating but Leon Haywood talked about ‘em in ‘84 and O’Bryan talked about ‘em again in ‘86.

Nite and Day by Al B. Sure

Al B made Lady G start looking at the redbones a little bit harder!

“And we’ll take off into another world….ooh..uh huh…uh huh… uh huh…giiiiiirl…ooh…making’ love in the rain is fine”

DEAD!

Just don’t ask him to sing it live!

I’m only saying this because I saw him sing it at the

NE Heartbreak Concert Tour and….well…er.

*Two Occasions and Shoot ‘em up movies  The Deele

The pretty boy with the baby face!  What’s his name?

Anyway, them jokers killed on these two jams!

And you CAN ask them to sing live!

Say it Again by Jermaine Stewart

I JUST LOVE THIS SONG

“Action speaks louder than words…”

Jermaine is just so damn cute to me.  He actually looks like a girl I went to school with!

That’s not an insult either; I’m being very serious.  He was a beautiful man!

“Hold me, tell me what’s on your mind…”

Lady G gets her life when Jermaine sings that part!

The right stuff by Vanessa Williams

How did the former Miss America sneak this jam upon us?

Chile, they just started playing the song and didn’t make a big deal about the fact that it was Vanessa Williams.

YAAASSS!

Didn’t she throw in a sample of “I want her” by Keith Sweat?

Now that was a gangster move right there!

Static by James Brown (Full Force)

“When I was younger, used to be trouble makers, they don’t bother me.”

My people in Augusta used to run with JB!

Honestly, I think that Full Force did a nice job working with him on this one!

“Let everybody know Godfather run the joint”

Damn straight! Godfather is ALWAYS running the joint—even today!

“No static, no static, no static, don’t start none, won’t be none!”

RIP Godfather!

Oh la la la by Teena Marie

That’s my baby right there!  Lady G is hopelessly devoted to Lady T

Watching you by Loose Ends

Honey, Loose Ends ruled all the R&B stations since they hit the scene in ‘85!

Yessuh!

You’re Not My Kind of Girl  by New Edition

Love this song but cannot get over Ralph saying “There’s sum-pa-thing-a wrong, I don’t know what it is.”

Well, let’s start with the way you decided to pronounce the word “something.”

Naw, Lady G just kidding!

This was one of my joints.

Saw them at the NE Heartbreak Concert Tour and….well…er…Johnny Gill can blow!

2AM by Teddy Pendergrass

But then Teddy came back and

SHUT

It

Down!

TP brought us back to romance baby!

Groove Me by Guy

Y’all, when Teddy Riley and brothers Aaron and Damion Hall hit the scene, we learned that there was a new subgenre in our midst and it was called “New Jack Swing.”

We had already heard it when we fell in love with Keith Sweat.  We just didn’t know, at that time, that a whole new thing was coming.

Teddy Riley originated that baby!

YAAASSSS! And NOOOOO!

I loved it then!  Now, not as much!

Wait until next year when I tell you about the whole “Piece of my love” rumor……

Take me where you want to by Gerald Alston

Can you say “The Manhattans?”

Oh yes!  Gerald Alston, the lead singer of The Manhattans, decided to come and kill all of us with this MONSTER slow jam right here!

Imma need a drank to calm down!

Aw hell Gerald!

“Here is my love, take me where you want to…”

“Loving you so much…so much.. I want your love, need your love, gotta have your love!”

By the way, when I was trying to listen to this on Youtube the name Fetty Wap came up!  Needless to say, I was HOR-RI-FIED!

These two are not even KINDA the same!  Totally different levels!

Oh yeah, Gerald Alston also did a very nice cover of “Send for me” by Atlantic Starr.

There’s one born every minute (Sucker for you) Jonathan Butler

“Your girlfriend’s boyfriend’s looking for her too.”

My darlings, if you gonna lie, make sure everybody tells the same story! LOL!

Very nice jam!

*I’ve been a fool for you by Miles Jaye

Did you hear him sneak in that electric violin sounding thingy?

Hmmm!

Miles kilt this!

The way that you love me by Paula Abdul

This chick got off on this jam!  YAAASSSSS!

Love is stronger than pride by Sade

There is a video of me lip-synching this song, pretending to be a broke ass Sade!

Tell no one!

My friend April and her brother CJ taped it!  If I ever make it big I’ll need to confiscate that mess!

Can’t nobody do Sade BUT Sade!

Where is the Love by Robert Brookins ft. Stephanie Mills

Very nice jam!  Go check it out!  Of course, it’s a cover of two masters,  Donnie Hathaway and Roberta Flack.

These two did them proud!

Ain’t no way by Jean Carne

Another cover!

But did she kill it?

YAAASSSS

*Dinner for 2 by Michael Cooper

Stop the presses!  I mean it! Stop ‘em right now!

Mr. Cooper done stepped away from Con Funk Shun and gave us a work of art!

I really just can’t with Michael on this jam!

Oh yes I can!

I love it when that joker sings, “Hey girl…”

Hide and seek by Tracie Spencer

Little Queen Diva Tracie could not have been 13 on this jam!

Just kidding.  I don’t know exactly how old she was but she was very young.

Did that stop her from belting out a jam?

Hell to the naw, to the naw, naw naw!

Do me right by Peebles

All I gotta say is pretty girls can sing too.

Don’t sleep “Mercedes boy” was off the chain!

Rising to the top by Pieces of a Dream

“Give it all you got, give it all you got!”

YAAASSSS!

‘nuff said! This is the original-not the sample. Or maybe not-peep the video posted in comments by my musical twin and fellow blogger T. Wayne.

Well it’s 12:00 midnight somewhere!  That said, I gotta bid 1988 farewell!  But you know we ain’t finished yet right?  Meet me in comments at the afterparty.  Tell me all about your memories and jams from 1988 🙂