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old school friday...if my mamma only knew  

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Oh Yeah! It's FRIDAY!!! And that means it's time for some old school jamming and par-taying in the blogosphere! This week's theme is "If My Mamma Only Knew". When I first saw the theme, I thought OH LAWD! You mean I have to post a song about something I did while growing up that she still doesn't know about! Now that scared me to death. So, I must say that I was releaved to learn that the interpretation was "songs that mama would not approve of, you know the ones you had to turn off when she walked into a room, or play really really low in the basement..."

Hmmm...after thinking about it, my first thought is really a little bit easier as I really didn't listen to any music that my mamma didn't approve of while I was growing up. But, there is one song that comes to mind that I listened to back in the late 70s that my mother had no idea that Rick James was NOT singing about his woman.

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9 sojourners hollin' back

Hey now! I use to love me some Rick James. That song is off of his very first album. I played that album endlessly back in the day. Good choice. Happy OSF.

April 10, 2009 at 7:18 AM

I'm going to have to get at this theme by the back door. Yes, I certainly listened to this song. I can't say that on my blog, mom might check in.

April 10, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Rick James was the bomb back in the day, no lie. Brother had a great voice, and his song "You And I" is one of my all-time favorites. Mary Jane definitely qualifies for the 'Not for Momma' list!

April 10, 2009 at 10:33 AM

I agree, my mom was clueless for a while but she eventually caught on and Rick was banned!!
@ Keith - You & I was also my favorite! Until Ebony Eyes came out.

April 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM

I took a chance and posted Rick too, knowing that Rick, Prince, Marvin, etc. stand a high chance of popping up today because they were always singing about something to upset somebody's mama. ;-) Stupendous selection, SJP. Happy OSF!

April 10, 2009 at 2:36 PM

It took a moment for me to catch on that Rick was talking about green Mary, not tall brown Mary. I am so naive...

April 10, 2009 at 3:25 PM

LOL! Rick was a capital-M Mess! My mother was pretty hip--she knew what Mr. James was singing about back in the day. I could even catch her vacuuming to his music from time to time.

April 10, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Happy OSF! I don't think that my Mom would know who Rick James was ... or what Mary Jane was all about today. And that is a fantasy that I will maintain. Some stuff you just don't need to know about your parents (smile). I did love me some Rick James back in the day ... Fire and Desire...

I'm certain that I would never want my mama to hear, see or associate 2 Live Crew with her saintly son!

peace, Villager

April 10, 2009 at 4:32 PM

I can imagine that anyone's parents wanted them listening to Rick James. I can't think of an artist during our time that was as controversial as Rick James, except for Prince.

I remember thinking Mary Jane was about a woman, too. I also remember singing Super Freak, not knowing what a "freak" was...

April 11, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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