Once again, it’s time to play You Play The Songs. If you weren’t here last month when this post debuted or you’ve forgotten how it goes, I’ll tell you all about it. We’re making a mixtape of songs, based on whatever you’re feeling, whatever mood you’re in, or whatever whatever. Doesn’t matter whether it’s an original or a remake, fast or slow, happy or sad. It also does not matter what genre or style you pick. Just find your song or songs, and leave them in a comment.
Here’s what you do: go to YouTube and find your song. When you find the video you want to share, click Share. When you see Share, Embed, Email, click on Embed. Copy the code that shows underneath where you clicked and paste it in your comment. Real simple, isn’t it? Feel free to say a few words about your song: why you picked it, what it means to you, etc.
Since this is usually Funky Friday here, I thought I’d kick things off with some new(er) school funkiness, courtesy of The Brand New Heavies and their most prominent lead singer, N’Dea Davenport. Rather than give you guys one song, I’ll give you four—yes, that’s right, four—to get y’all started.
First, their remake of Stevie Wonder’s (yes, the Jackson 5 sung it too) I Don’t Know Why (I Love You):
Next, “Keep It Coming”:
And finally, we’ll do some jazzy-funk with “Stay This Way”:
They came out in the early 90s here; a band seemingly out of time. With a sound that definitely stood out among all the New Jack Swing clones, they probably belonged in the 1970s. But they had a definite sense of groove, and a charismatic lead singer in Davenport.
Now it’s your turn. Show me what you got! I can’t wait to see what you drop in the comments.