Thursday, April 09, 2009

Dr. Love

I'm an old soul, and I love it! Growing up, I recall listening to my aunts and uncles jam to soul, r&B, disco, and the blues. As I've gotten older, I have a newfound respect for how creative artist were back in the day. Whereas society permits present-day artists to be extremely graphic, they had to conceive of ways to talk about taboo subjects. Y'all remember "Me and Mrs. Jones?" I never had a clue that Billy Paul (the singer) was singing about an extramarital affair. Anyway, this song has been on my mind, so I'm putting it out there. Enjoy!

"Dr. Love," by First Choice

6 comments:

Miss Shallotte said...

Don't know this particular song.

But what's that comment you made about not knowing what Billy Paul was talking 'bout? J, you catch me by suprise sometimes :)

Losojosnuevos said...

What can I say? I was young and very green. I was definitely a late bloomer in every sense of the word. How are you?

Miss Shallotte said...

I am okay. Can't complain. You on the other hand, 'feel' so faaarrr away...

Losojosnuevos said...

I'm good, S. You know I go M.I.A every once in a while. You're in my thoughts. I'll blog again real soon.

Corey said...

Hey Brotha! What you know about some First Choice? LOL ! ! I know this song very well, thank you!

Back in the day, our artists had time to get seasoned as entertainers and to work at their craft. The bar was set so high. They had to stand out and be different, and they weren't so quickly dismissed as they are now..or so quickly manufactured.

First Choice had a lot of disco/dance hits like Love Thang and Double Cross, and of course Dr. Love. The Player was featured in the movie Milk, and Mary J. put her stank on Let No Man Put Asunder. They weren't necessarily BIG STARS, but their music has lasted. I could be wrong. Who would have thought Disco would have birthed Techno and House? But I really don't think some of today's artists (and their music) will much be remembered 25 years from now.

Peace!
Corey!

Losojosnuevos said...

Corey: You'd be surprised to discover what I know. I just remember listening to a lot of good music when I was younger. It seems as if genuine artists fade into obscurity too quickly. Think of singers like Amel Larrieux (sp) from Groove Theory. It amazes me what our society places emphasis on nowadays. Be good, man.