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Thread started 05/09/17 9:50pm

woogiebear

If there MUST be a "Part-Time" vs "The Original 7ven"

Talked about this subject w/a good Friend of Mine this Afternoon. If U REALLY think about it, We've been gettin' served "Part-Time" since the "Ice Cream Castle" Album & Purple Rain Movie. Sh*t: Couldn't even stay 2gether long enough 2 b on the "Purple Rain Tour". And various Members have come & gone. But it is what it is, right?

Here's My Two Cents: If there MUST be a "Part-Time" (which seems 2 b the case these days, because The Original 7ven is MORE like The Dysfunctional 7ven), THIS would be the MOST BOMB VERSION:

-Morris Day (Vocals)

-Jerome Benton (Backing Vocals, Percussion & Mirror)

-Chance Howard (Keyboards & Backing Vocals)

-Monte Moir (Keyboards & Backing Vocals)

-Jesse Johnson (Guitar & Backing Vocals)

-Ricky "Freeze" Smith (Bass & Backing Vocals)

-Jellybean Johnson (Drums)

I mean.....I KNOW this probably wont happen. But in My mind this would be the MOST KICKASS "Part-Time" EVER!!! It seems 2 Me that Jam & Lewis don't really wanna tour (although that is EXACTLY what Jimmy Jam promised on Video Soul 30 yrs ago: a FULL reunion & Tour), Jesse has toured the World and then some w/D'Angelo & Chance is on Tour with Candy Dulfer. Oh yeah: and have Alan Leeds manage the Tour (I walked RIGHT BY HIM @ D'Angelo's Seattle Show)!!! That would be SOMETHIN' ELSE!!!!

p.s.: I was dreamin' when I wrote this. Hey......a play on WORDS!!!!

cool cool cool cool cool cool cool

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Reply #1 posted 05/10/17 5:38am

OldFriends4Sal
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I think there should not be a replacement 4 Jeromes spot if it is not the O7

I think a stripped down version of the Time would work... Morris Day (lead vocals/drums) Jellybean Johnson (drums/guitar) Jesse Johnson (guitar/lead vocals) Monte Moore(keyboards) Ricky Smith(bass) If Jerome cannot be there, don't fill the spot

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Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
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Reply #2 posted 05/10/17 7:06am

zenarose

OldFriends4Sale said:



I think there should not be a replacement 4 Jeromes spot if it is not the O7



I think a stripped down version of the Time would work... Morris Day (lead vocals/drums) Jellybean Johnson (drums/guitar) Jesse Johnson (guitar/lead vocals) Monte Moore(keyboards) Ricky Smith(bass) If Jerome cannot be there, don't fill the spot



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Reply #3 posted 05/11/17 5:56am

justAmeda

woogiebear said:

Talked about this subject w/a good Friend of Mine this Afternoon. If U REALLY think about it, We've been gettin' served "Part-Time" since the "Ice Cream Castle" Album & Purple Rain Movie. Sh*t: Couldn't even stay 2gether long enough 2 b on the "Purple Rain Tour". And various Members have come & gone. But it is what it is, right?

Here's My Two Cents: If there MUST be a "Part-Time" (which seems 2 b the case these days, because The Original 7ven is MORE like The Dysfunctional 7ven), THIS would be the MOST BOMB VERSION:

-Morris Day (Vocals)

-Jerome Benton (Backing Vocals, Percussion & Mirror)

-Chance Howard (Keyboards & Backing Vocals)

-Monte Moir (Keyboards & Backing Vocals)

-Jesse Johnson (Guitar & Backing Vocals)

-Ricky "Freeze" Smith (Bass & Backing Vocals)

-Jellybean Johnson (Drums)

I mean.....I KNOW this probably wont happen. But in My mind this would be the MOST KICKASS "Part-Time" EVER!!! It seems 2 Me that Jam & Lewis don't really wanna tour (although that is EXACTLY what Jimmy Jam promised on Video Soul 30 yrs ago: a FULL reunion & Tour), Jesse has toured the World and then some w/D'Angelo & Chance is on Tour with Candy Dulfer. Oh yeah: and have Alan Leeds manage the Tour (I walked RIGHT BY HIM @ D'Angelo's Seattle Show)!!! That would be SOMETHIN' ELSE!!!!

p.s.: I was dreamin' when I wrote this. Hey......a play on WORDS!!!!

cool cool cool cool cool cool cool

yeah I am not a fan of Tori Ruffin! I know there are folks who do like his spot in the current line up that tours but it feels like he tries to be Jesse instead of being himself in my opinion

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Reply #4 posted 05/11/17 11:47am

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or put the non original musicians behind a curtain like the Time had when backing Vanity 6

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #5 posted 05/11/17 7:46pm

mltijchr

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OldFriends4Sale said:

or put the non original musicians behind a curtain like the Time had when backing Vanity 6

..

ROLLIN' ON THE FLOOR. LAUGHING!

.

VERY FUNNY!!!

smile
smile
smile
.

me - I grew up on

MORRIS

JESSE
TERRY
JIMMY JAM
MONTE

JELLYBEAN

& JEROME

.

all due respect to Freeze & Tori & whomever else has put in the time

(no pun intended)

to keep the group going ALL THESE YEARS..

but I know/love/respect/want to see

the ORIGINAL starting 7

.

I've said it before & I'll say it again :

if ever the day comes that I am "rolling in dough"

I will absolutely pay each original member

1 million dollars

to do 1 more full set of THE TIME jams that I have known & loved for 36 years.

I've seen both incarnations & for me.. well..

y'all already know..

I'll see you tonight..
in ALL MY DREAMS..
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Reply #6 posted 05/11/17 11:05pm

woogiebear

mltijchr said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

or put the non original musicians behind a curtain like the Time had when backing Vanity 6

..

ROLLIN' ON THE FLOOR. LAUGHING!

.

VERY FUNNY!!!

smile
smile
smile
.

me - I grew up on

MORRIS

JESSE
TERRY
JIMMY JAM
MONTE

JELLYBEAN

& JEROME

.

all due respect to Freeze & Tori & whomever else has put in the time

(no pun intended)

to keep the group going ALL THESE YEARS..

but I know/love/respect/want to see

the ORIGINAL starting 7

.

I've said it before & I'll say it again :

if ever the day comes that I am "rolling in dough"

I will absolutely pay each original member

1 million dollars

to do 1 more full set of THE TIME jams that I have known & loved for 36 years.

I've seen both incarnations & for me.. well..

y'all already know..

I HEAR YA!!!! I'm all about "OG 7ven Or BUST"!!! I'm just sayin' that IF WE MUST......

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Reply #7 posted 05/12/17 5:28am

justAmeda

woogiebear said:

mltijchr said:

..

ROLLIN' ON THE FLOOR. LAUGHING!

.

VERY FUNNY!!!

smile
smile
smile
.

me - I grew up on

MORRIS

JESSE
TERRY
JIMMY JAM
MONTE

JELLYBEAN

& JEROME

.

all due respect to Freeze & Tori & whomever else has put in the time

(no pun intended)

to keep the group going ALL THESE YEARS..

but I know/love/respect/want to see

the ORIGINAL starting 7

.

I've said it before & I'll say it again :

if ever the day comes that I am "rolling in dough"

I will absolutely pay each original member

1 million dollars

to do 1 more full set of THE TIME jams that I have known & loved for 36 years.

I've seen both incarnations & for me.. well..

y'all already know..

I HEAR YA!!!! I'm all about "OG 7ven Or BUST"!!! I'm just sayin' that IF WE MUST......

I co-sign on this! it's called ORIGINAL 7ven for a reason! NO SUBSTITUTES! To me Ricky, Tori, and whoever else is in the mix are just substitutes!

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Reply #8 posted 05/14/17 7:01am

OldFriends4Sal
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mltijchr said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

or put the non original musicians behind a curtain like the Time had when backing Vanity 6

..

ROLLIN' ON THE FLOOR. LAUGHING!

.

VERY FUNNY!!!

smile
smile
smile
.

me - I grew up on

MORRIS

JESSE
TERRY
JIMMY JAM
MONTE

JELLYBEAN

& JEROME

.

all due respect to Freeze & Tori & whomever else has put in the time

(no pun intended)

to keep the group going ALL THESE YEARS..

but I know/love/respect/want to see

the ORIGINAL starting 7

.

I've said it before & I'll say it again :

if ever the day comes that I am "rolling in dough"

I will absolutely pay each original member

1 million dollars

to do 1 more full set of THE TIME jams that I have known & loved for 36 years.

I've seen both incarnations & for me.. well..

y'all already know..

Same here, I would fund a Time tour, outfits, stage set up backdrop -something like a combination of their 'stoop' background from the 80s and the SOTT backdrop

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #9 posted 05/17/17 3:40pm

funksterr

Morris Day and The Time as is... as good, or better than anything that came before it.

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Reply #10 posted 05/19/17 4:58pm

Asenath0607

Sorry to post something that may have already been posted; but I thought that "The Original 7ven Story" that's up on YouTube was fascinating. I know that long time orgers probably knew everything already; but for anyone new; check it out.

if i were to ever write down my life story,
i could truly say with all the fame and glory,
i was just a piece of clay in need of the potter’s hand,
’cause when you whispered in my ear
the words i so now understand
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Reply #11 posted 05/19/17 9:35pm

justAmeda

Asenath0607 said:

Sorry to post something that may have already been posted; but I thought that "The Original 7ven Story" that's up on YouTube was fascinating. I know that long time orgers probably knew everything already; but for anyone new; check it out.

biggrin Glad you enjoyed the video! That is exactly why I uploaded it!

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