We need a thread on the music that gets us through some of the more trying moments, as well as what we listen to when we just sit back and run it all through our minds. —– Ron
Ok Sir, as you wish:
Good choice!!! Remember this?
Good Morning Ma’am,
You are a jewel for this!!!!!!!
As an awkward kid growing up, considered a nerd for being more interested in getting out of the Deep South through education and effort, music was one of my twin escapes from a less-than-pleasant” upbringing. It was always a way to express the things I was too shy to say, and let me know that I wasn’t alone in the way I felt.
Today’s music just doesn’t seem to pack the same sense of “purpose”, and to ME, is less adept in/at explaining the often complicated things that go into Black relationships. Then, we seemed to be singing about the things that mattered most, and looking for ways to make love last.
Now, I just don’t know.
In any event, here are some that I play when I need to clear my head, and remind myself why I pushed so hard to get where I am.
You can’t go wrong with Otis.
Yup. It reminds me of the Blues Brothers movie.
When my agency went out of business and I lost my job, I was sitting at home on unemployment, eating cereal for dinner and wondering what was gonna happen with the mortgage.
This got me through:
I like the UB40 version of this song.
Yes, that was good too…
Bobby womack is for real! You can feel the emotion in his voice.
I played this once for my 17 year old, and she loved it. It’s great when you can pass on good music to the next generation.
That’s a good one, Ron
Listen to this one:
I have listened to that song a great many times, and it never goes out of style.
There was a time when the messages in the music were heeded by a great many of us, but that time seems past.This is one of those songs, and Marvin was way ahead of the curve on this one. Along with “What’s Going On”, I consider this one of his seminal works.
I only wish that the music of today represented us as well as that of times past. It was a window into our world, and usually done with great class.
You said! Nowadays it’s all about showing off your money and shaking it in front of the camera. Remember when black men worshipped black women?
Remember this one?
I remember playing this as my 1st marriage crumbled, and I was watching my life fall apart. Once again, it was the near perfect song for what was happening to so many of us in the military at that time, due to the stresses and strains from being on the road and away so from home much.
Even now, this one still brings back that pain.
I definitely love That’s the way i feel about you. Bobby Womack is the truth. Across 110th street and Harry Hippie is another cool jam by Bobby Womack. But what does the trick for me is, The King of Pop. Michael Jackson. All Jackson Five and Janet songs are my go to thing. In Heavy rotation on my Ipod.
I could never get into MJ; the music just seemed too….something, for me.
As for his sister, of all her music, I consider this her best…………
Also Angela Bofill,I tried, and Phyllis Hyman. Such underrated soul divas.
This one helped me through some hard times.
Percy is my all time favourite.
Doesn’t get much better than Gladys Knight and the Pips! I’ve always loved this live performance of “Neither One of Us”. It’s a flawless performance!
LOL!! this is right up my alley I’ll try to contain myself.
Aiight this the last one……………..for now. Did I show my age?? LOL!!
one more…..yall know how youtube is.
A very inspirational song
My favorite lady
Esther Phillips – And I love him
Flying High is one of my favourites….
Esther Phillips is marvelous!
This one brings back some interesting memories……
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