There are so many Peaches & Herb hits, but I pretty much love them all. They’re almost all ear worms, getting stuck in your head with any suggestion of lyrics. I do have two LPs (use the tags to check them out) and a few more singles coming up too but this single seemed the most appropriate to “pledge” my own love for P&H!
Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peapo Bryson, April 13, 1951, given name changed from “Peapo” to Peabo c. 1965) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads (often as a duo with female singers) and his contribution to several Disney animated feature soundtracks.
Have you been following the blog for a while? Does the name Peter Wolf sound familiar to you? It didn’t sound familiar to me at first and when I did a quick search to see if he’s come up previously, he had been mentioned in a post about one of my favorite events from last year, The Boston Music Awards because of his work with Johnny A.. Check out the post HERE, it definitely was a spectacular evening!
Peter Wolf (born Peter W. Blankfield; March 7, 1946) is an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983; and for a successful solo career with writing partner Will Jennings.
The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can (written by A. Toussaint and produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.)
I honestly don’t know much about The Pointer Sisters in terms of biographical information, but I am familiar with their funky, soulful music. I was sort of surprised to see how many of their singles that we have in our collection. I was fingering through one of Erica’s piles and realized that I couldn’t just skip over them because I don’t know what their legacy is. That almost made me feel obligated to check them out again. It was so worth it.
This song is amazing, poignant, and relevant in our current state of race, sex, and community relationships with the police. It really sucks that I never got to meet Frank, because the more Erica and I talk about police enforcement the more that I find I would have gotten along with him. I hope he find respect for me, because Erica has imprinted his general attitude in a way that I find reputable. I would copy the lyrics to this entire song, because they are great. However, it is much better to just listen to it.
The Pointer Sisters have a great way of blending their individual voices that doesn’t necessarily fit into a round. It is so much more sophisticated. The background vocals are very much a part of the foreground as there are conversational in their delivery. Even the music is complicated, because it almost sounds like a hip hop riff from 1973. I adore the message that “Yes We Can Can”!
– Mr. Richard
Check out the original post HERE (in case you missed it yesterday).
Philip Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as one of the longtime members of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
Noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, Bailey has won seven Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Bailey was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his work with the band.
Come Get It! is Rick James and the Stone City Band’s debut album on Motown sub-label Gordy Records and was released in April 1978. The singles, “You and I” and “Mary Jane” pushed Come Get It! to 2×Platinum status.
When I saw the track listing for this album, I had to have it. Immediately. I’ve loved the original version of Mary Jane forever and almost all the samplings of it. I had a playlist for the longest time with the original, 213’s version including the clips from Dave Chappelle.
The song has been covered and sampled by numerous artists. Including:
I’m Real (Murder Remix) by Jennifer Lopez ft. Ja Rule
Smoke Buddah by Redman
Rollin’ the Dice by Master P
It was sampled along with All Night Long, in “Mary Jane (All Night Long)” by Mary J. Blige
James’ stage banter from a live performance of “Mary Jane” was sampled in Kanye West’s 2010 single “Runaway”
Come Get It!
Rick James with the Stone City Band
Stone City Band, Hi!
You and I
Be My Lady
Stone City Band, Bye!
I don’t think he’s picked out the actual single yet, but Mr. Richard loves The Rascals so he’ll definitely be reviewing at least one of theirs. Be on the look out for it coming up in the next few days!