Rambling Musical Commentary: And When She Smiles She Mesmerizes Me…

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Contains adult language and adult situations


LadyG remembers 1985!

My last year of the carefree life!

And if you play any of these at your cook-outs this weekend give LadyG a shout-out!


Note: The titles of RMC posts are always based on a lyric from a song that was either popular at the time or was released in prior years and had an “evergreen quality.”

LadyG does not make edits on these posts, so enjoy all the gaps, studders, stammers, volume irregularities and stumbles you can find!


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Rambling Musical Commentary: Where Funky People Play

Join LadyG as she shares a storytime about PAY DAY, little brothers, popcorn shrimp, mama, daddy, Becky, hamburgers, “class ” and her favorite R&B/Soul jams from 1978-ish

**Post titles always include a lyric from one of the songs highlighted in the audio.

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Rambling Musical Commentary: I Could Live Without Love

Moving into a new decade!

Join LadyG as she presents three favorites from 1970.

My Jams 1970

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Rambling Musical Commentary: End of The Spring

Daddy’s in-ground Garden (2016)

A VERY special year!

Lady G discusses her favorite jams from 1969.

My Jams 1969







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*This video from 2011 shows an interview of Larry Graham talking about Drake; to get to the good part, skip to 6:08

Rambling Musical Commentary: She Didn’t Bat an Eye!

Love is complicated as HELL! Today, Lady G discusses her favorite soul jams from 1968.

My Jams 68





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Rambling Musical Commentary: That’s My Jam

**Escapism alert!

Some adult language

Ok, seriously!

Enough is enough!

I have got to find ways to improve my mental wellbeing.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still ALL about the cause and will continue my work…

But, as my dear friend, the other Lady G oft quotes, “The world is too much with us…”

She borrowed it from Wordsworth and I borrowed it from her.

And so…

In an effort to keep “the world” manageable for ME, I decided to do something fun on the blog by offering a rambling commentary on my musical posts, including “My Jams” which was a R&B series for years 1966-1996.

Join me as I touch on…

DJs

Record Stores

Cassette Tapes

8 tracks

45’s

LP’s

Reaganomics

GodFather

Soul Brother Number One

The Good Foot

The One

Hot Cuisine

Ozone/Teena Marie (Lady T)

All of that comes from this post.

Run Time: Less than 15 mins.

That’s My Jam

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Song Challenge-Day Five

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And here we are…

On day five of the song challenge!

Today, I’m going for BROKE because this whole thing is just about to commence to dust.

Yes my loves, the sun is setting.

The witching hour is near…

But I’m not done having fun.

Bummer!

Now, before I proceed, let me take the time to thank Lisa A from Life of An El Paso Woman for tagging me with this challenge.

She is so awesome!

Thanks Lisa!

Love ya girl!

I’d also like to thank all of the bloggers who decided to participate!

Thanks guys!

Ok, back to the fun…

I thought I might leave you with a couple of  jams that I loved back in the day.

First, I must admit that I have always had a deep love of high drama!  It’s how I get my life!  YAAASSS!

To that end, I give you:

Putting on the Ritz By Taco.  The irony in that video kills me!

And….Mighty Real by Sylvester.

Oh how I wish I could’ve seen him live at Studio 54!!!!!!

RIP dear one! I love this doll!  Did you see him all dapper in his white suit–oh but wait…homeboy twirls around into utter fabulousness!

YAAASSS!

And here’s Boy George and Culture Club with I’ll Tumble for Ya!

Ok, let’s step away from the high drama and take a listen to a couple of my other high school Pop faves:

It’s a Mistake by “the men down under, ” Men at Work

And this GENT who belongs front and center with all of the drama dudes!

Eh… that’s ok he’s in a class all his own!

I give you, David Bowie and China Girl.  RIP sweet David:

YAAASSSS!

Now as we wind down toward the close of the day, I give you a couple of compositions from “The Quiet Beatle.”

He’s my play-pretend guardian angel!

The Late Great George Harrison.

RIP Great one!

Here Comes the Sun:  I think this one is for karaoke 🙂

Billy Preston sings “My Sweet Lord” in tribute to my guy.

George’s son, Dhani, is also playing on this one.

He’s the guitarist that closely resembles our beloved!

Finally, one of my all time favorite George Harrison compositions:

By the way, R&B mega-star, Bobby Womack, did a helluva cover of “Something.”  Go google it!  It’s pretty damn awesome.

Well guys…as I implied before, everything must come to an end.

There are so many more pop/rock/disco-y jams that I wanted to include but there’s no point in running totally amok!

Please play along and do your own song challenge post!

Clearly, I have broken all the rules, especially with this entry… but such is life!

The Lady will now bow and take her leave by dancing off into the sunset to Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police.

Love and light to you all!

I had a ball!

Lady G

😘  💋

***Check out “My Jams” in the music category for my R&B/Soul faves from years 1966-1996.

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!