This one was lurking. Hidden away behind all that classic R&B of the 70s and 80s and 90s (yes, even the 90s). Behind hip-hop and R&B collaborations. Mixed all up in that new jack swing goodness.
And then it hit me: I hadn’t danced this week to a morning groove. So I got me one. Hold on a second.
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(settles down and gets back to the topic at hand)
This song by Soul II Soul and Caron Wheeler always makes me feel good when I hear it. I remember them being a breath of fresh air when they came on the scene in the late 80s-early 90s. When “Keep On Movin'” and then this song came out, the group was heralded as a headliner of a bold new sound for R&B. And of course, it had to come from the UK, since R&B in the States at that time had fallen into new jack swing mode. Not that there was anything wrong with that. Nuh uh. Not one thing.
I also think of stampedes. No, not like those in the old west. I’m talking people running to get to the dance floor when this joint came on. Every age has its own “club bangers,” or songs that make people actually want to dance in a club. This was one of those from that era. And I know, because I was a part of a few of those stampedes.
So on this Wednesday, get your groove on with Soul II Soul. I hope you have a great day! Thanks again for reading and listening.