Monday, August 11, 2008

Name That Tune...

Old Skool music challenge...
I love my old music, from back in the day when artists took time to coordinate their clothes and actually had them up on their hips instead of hanging low...

Yeah, I know, ole boy STILL looks good even though he's teaching our men to go out looking like that. Too bad all of our boys don't have bodies like that though. I digress... Back to what I was saying, some of my friends pick on me because I still have a box of cassette tapes that I will actually listen to from time to time. Call me a pack rat or whatever but I'll be the first to admit, I have a pretty nice music collection in record, cassette tapes, CD's and finally MP3 format. The 1st record I ever bought was Atomic Dog by George Clinton. No lie. My mom took me to the record store to buy it. Then I bought Prince's Soundtrack Under The Cherry Moon and New Edition's Candy Girl Album. Then I moved on to Cassette tapes and I must say my cassette and CD collections are rather large and I just can't see getting rid of perfectly good music so I keep my tapes for my listening pleasure. Just for the record; no pun intended, I will say that I don't sport portable cassette players and portable CD players outside of my home domain like this one friend I know but shall remain nameless to protect his coolness :-0 This weekend, I drove to Florida for my best friend's grandmother's funeral. I drove my mom's car because it's easier for her to get in and out of her car than my SUV. My mom bought her car juuuussssttttt as CD players were becoming standard in cars in 2001. She didn't know to insist on the CD player soooo her car has a tape deck :-( I was FORCED to pull out my tapes from back in the day which inspired this post. Great songs from my collection. I've posted some of the lyrics to see if you can recognize any of them. Some of y'all are young bucks so it may go waaaay over your head. If so, you need to run down to the CD store and tell the owner you are missing a huge piece of musical history and you need some help with a musical revolution! Haaaaa! Please know this is not a list of my favorites nor is it indicative of ALL i have in my collection but I wanted to keep the list to about 10 so I chose the 10 I could get lyrics for rather quickly.

I can't wait to see how well you do. The winner gets a "lovely" prize from me!

Here Goes...
1. B-Boy, where the f**k you at?
I been looking for you're a** since a quarter past.
Hot peas and butter, baby, come and get your supper.
Before I make you suffer That's when you had enough-a
Can I get hot when you hit the jackpot?
Surely I can, if you the man.
I get loose and produce large amounts of juice.
Can you get used to that or do you need a boost of energy to enter me ang
get it on.
You're gettin' warm.
I can feel you getting closer.
Now baby, down this Mimosa.
You better believe it's time to give a toast to.
The woman of the decade, too bad to be played.
Get vex and I'm bound to throw shade.
All over your body.
Who's body?
You're body.
I can rock a party like nobody.
Leavin' time to take home the loot.
Choosy about who I let knock my boots.
Now let me take sight while your lovin' the ___.
Life ain't all that unless you're doing it right.

2. The 22nd of loneliness and we've
Been through so many thangs
I love my man with all honesty
But I know he's cheatin' on me
I look him in his eyes but all he
Tells me is lies to keep me near
I'll never leave him down though
I might mess around it's only
'Cause I need some affection

3. You Better Run, You Better Do What You Can
Don't Wanna See No Blood, Don't Be A Macho Man
You Wanna Be Tough, Better Do What You Can

4. Buffed up wax back
Armor All down
Tell him, homie
Who's in town
(That's my man,__________

5. Oooh, my first mistake was
I wanted too much time
I had to have him morning, noon, and night
If I would of known then
The things that I know now
I might not have lost the time I complain about

6. So I try my best and pray to God
He'd send me someone real
To caress me and to guide me
Towards a love my heart can feel
Now I know I can be faithful
I can be your all and all
And give you good lovin' through the summertime
Winter, spring and fall

7. To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right
To the front, to the front, to the back, to the back
Now slide, slide baby slide, just slide baby slide
just slide baby slide, come on come on
To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right
To the front, to the front, to the back, to the back
Now dip baby dip, come on let's dip baby dip baby
Dip baby just dip, baby dip baby dip
Just Dip, Cotton Candy sweet and low

8. I've spent most my life, searchin for yours true
And when we first met I thought that girl was you
You really captured me, right there from the start
But how was I to know that today you'd break my heart?
I bought you Fendi, Louis', diamond rings
Mink jackets all the fly material things
Thought you were mine, from the heaven above
But I see another knucklehead sharin my love
I thought you were the lock and I, had the key
My personal jewel, my life's entity

9. The very first time that I saw your brown eyes
Your lips said "hello" and I said hi
I knew right then you were the one
But I was caught up in physical attraction
But to my satisfaction
Baby you were moooorrre than just a face

10. Girl, I must warn you
I sense something strange in my mind
Situation is serious
Let's cure it 'cause we're running out of time
It's oh, so beautiful
Relationships they seem from the start
It's all so deadly
When love is not together from the heart
It's drivin' me out of my mind
That's why it's hard for me to find
Can't get it out of my head
Miss her, kiss her, love her (Wrong move you're dead)

Good music, good times, good memories!

A brief word to the angels that were taken to their heavenly home this past weekend. You will be missed and the world has lost a great comedian and a talented musician. Both icons in the entertainment industry. Rest In Peace Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes...


The Second Sixty-Eight said...

1) Keep On Keepin' On - MC Lyte and Xscape.

2) Creep - TLC

3) Beat It - Michael Jackson

4) ***

5) Hold On - En Vogue

6) ***

7) Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz

8) ***

9) If I Ever Fall In Love - Shai

10) Poison - BBD

*** <- I cheated on these so I left the answers blank. But LMAO @ #4

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

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Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

1) MC Lyte ft. Xscape-Keep on...something like that


3)Michael Jackson-Beat It

4)2 Hyped Brothers & A Dog-Doo Doo Brown

5)En Voge-Hold On

6)Mary J. Blige- Real Love

7)69 Boyz-Tootsie Roll

8)Nice & Smooth-Cake & Eat It Too

9)Shai-If I Ever Fall In Love

10) BBD-Poison

I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jane said...

How about I have Shai's CD in my car currently!

Good post....

Smarty Jones said...

1. Keep on Keepin' On - MC Lyte feat. XSCAPE
2. Creep - TLC
3. Beat It - Michael Jackson
4. Doo Doo Brown - I forgot
5. Hold On - EnVogue
6. Real Love - Mary J. Blige
7. Tootsie Roll - 69 Boyz
8. IDK
9. If I Ever Fall In Love - Shai
10. Poison - BBD

12kyle said...



3)Michael Jackson-Beat It


5)En Voge-Hold On

6)Mary J. Blige- Real Love

7)69 Boyz-Tootsie Roll


9)Shai-If I Ever Fall In Love

10) BBD-Poison

The Love Collective said...

Your musical tastes are pretty close to mine! Under the Cherry Moon was understated brilliance at its best!