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Reply #30 posted 08/11/17 6:36am

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SoulAlive said:

^^that seems to be one thing that he learned from Prince: put a kickass song on the B-side and it will get alot of airplay/attention to smile

YeS!!! he definately emulated what happened in Uptown well.

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 #31 posted 08/13/17 2:22pm

SoulAlive

"Affection" was the second single from the Tamara and the Seen album

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Reply #32 posted 08/14/17 9:13am

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That first album was excellent! I think my favorite track is "Can You Help Me" headbang and the B-side is "Free World"......a kickass jam that got ALOT of radio airplay too!!

My favorite two songs of his. cool

chill..prince doesnt like men being front row, makes it hard to sing the ballads
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Reply #33 posted 08/17/17 6:10am

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Gerald Edward Hubbard aka Jerry Hubbard (Keyboards)

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 #34 posted 08/17/17 6:25am

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SoulAlive said:

"Affection" was the second single from the Tamara and the Seen album

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All I Want Is to Get to Know You Better
Be together very soon

Me and you have a connection baby

And I know you see it too

So accept this invitation from me to you

What more can we do

We'll be alone

No disturbance on the phone

Oh baby, can't you see

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

all I need

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

At times I see, see through you
I know you wanna know me
and I think you should
So let me take this precious time
To turn on my charms
Ooh baby don't have no doubts

I can feel that it won't be long
You're all I ever needed
Is a love to love me
Ooh and that's what you'll have to do
Can't you see I need you

(Repeat Chorus)

Anything you want
To show you, baby know you
The things I do for you
But you got to understand
I want affection, love

.

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.

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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 #35 posted 08/20/17 12:13pm

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MajesticOne89 said:

SoulAlive said:

That first album was excellent! I think my favorite track is "Can You Help Me" headbang and the B-side is "Free World"......a kickass jam that got ALOT of radio airplay too!!

My favorite two songs of his. cool

same here nod

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Reply #36 posted 08/20/17 10:00pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

SoulAlive said:

"Affection" was the second single from the Tamara and the Seen album

All I Want Is to Get to Know You Better
Be together very soon

Me and you have a connection baby

And I know you see it too

So accept this invitation from me to you

What more can we do

We'll be alone

No disturbance on the phone

Oh baby, can't you see

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

all I need

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

.

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One of my favorites by her. I dug the b side too You Turn Me Up.

You ain't nothin but a jaybird with draws on
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Reply #37 posted 08/20/17 10:02pm

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"Affection" was the second single from the Tamara and the Seen album

The 3rd single Thinking About You was nice too. Too bad this was as good

as it got for the band in terms of chart success. The followup album wasn't bad

but definitely didn't have the juice their debut did.

You ain't nothin but a jaybird with draws on
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Reply #38 posted 08/21/17 12:18am

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phunkdaddy said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

All I Want Is to Get to Know You Better
Be together very soon

Me and you have a connection baby

And I know you see it too

So accept this invitation from me to you

What more can we do

We'll be alone

No disturbance on the phone

Oh baby, can't you see

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

all I need

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

.

.

.

One of my favorites by her. I dug the b side too You Turn Me Up.

speaking of "You Turn Me Up",on one of my Prince bootleg casettes,there is an early demo of that track by Jesse Johnson.It's just a drum machine beat and he's singing "girl you turn me up.....baby you turn me up".I guess it's a song he was working on during the 'Ice Cream Castles' sessions in '84.

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Reply #39 posted 08/24/17 8:54am

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Bobby Vandell(drums for the Revue)

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 #40 posted 08/24/17 9:56am

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Rocky Harris(RIP)

replaced Terry Lewis for the PR move Time band

Then he was let go and replaced by Jerry Hubbard

before joining Jesse Johnsons Revue

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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 #41 posted 08/24/17 7:01pm

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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 #42 posted 08/24/17 7:09pm

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SHE WON'T LET GO

Things were getting kind of weird

I felt it in the air

A strange look in my eyes

...

She's so untamed

She has no shame

She Won't Let Go

She's Beautiful

She led me to her bedroom

said I'd feel no pain

She made me love her more than once

...

She's so untamed

She has no shame

She Won't Let God

She's Beautiful


Hit me

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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 #43 posted 08/24/17 7:14pm

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reprinted in ROCK & SOUL * APRIL 1986

THE PRINCE INTERVIEW
Mr. Purple Discusses His Movies, His Music, His Musicians
And More, More, More.

By Michael Shore

How do you feel about Jesse Johnson leaving the Time? Have you heard his album, and if so, what do you think of it?

Jesse and Morris and Jerome and Jimmy and Terry had the makings of one of the greatest R&B bands in history. I could be a little pretentious in saying that, but it's truly the way I feel. There's no one that could wreck a house like they could. I was a bit troubled by their demise, but like I said before, it's important that one's happy first and foremost. And, as far as Jesse's record goes, chocolate. You know.

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 #44 posted 08/29/17 2:09pm

SoulAlive

"Special Love" music

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Reply #45 posted 08/29/17 4:54pm

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I love Special Love that song is has the right touches

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 #46 posted 08/31/17 10:18pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

I love Special Love that song is has the right touches

nod

She Won't Let Go was my jam too. I just listened to theis album last week.

You ain't nothin but a jaybird with draws on
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Reply #47 posted 09/01/17 7:40am

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performing with Sheila E in 1985

I always wondered what Prince thought of this...

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 #48 posted 09/02/17 3:55pm

SoulAlive

I remember in the summer of '85,I spent alot of time listening to Jesses' album and Andre Cymone's AC album.At that time,Prince was kinda moving away from the synth-based Minneapolis sound (choosing to explore psychedelic styles,along with rock and pop) but I was able to get my dose of that funky Minneapolis sound from his ex-proteges.

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Reply #49 posted 09/03/17 4:20pm

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SoulAlive said:

That first album was excellent! I think my favorite track is "Can You Help Me" headbang and the B-side is "Free World"......a kickass jam that got ALOT of radio airplay too!!

My favorite two songs of his. cool

I agree.

some GREAT, dancable mid-80s synth-funk.

Jesse absorbed a lot from Prince

then put is own style to it

I'll see you tonight..
in ALL MY DREAMS..
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Reply #50 posted 09/03/17 4:27pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

SoulAlive said:

"Affection" was the second single from the Tamara and the Seen album

R-497390-1358796715-6655.jpeg.jpg

All I Want Is to Get to Know You Better
Be together very soon

Me and you have a connection baby

And I know you see it too

So accept this invitation from me to you

What more can we do

We'll be alone

No disturbance on the phone

Oh baby, can't you see

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

all I need

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

At times I see, see through you
I know you wanna know me
and I think you should
So let me take this precious time
To turn on my charms
Ooh baby don't have no doubts

I can feel that it won't be long
You're all I ever needed
Is a love to love me
Ooh and that's what you'll have to do
Can't you see I need you

(Repeat Chorus)

Anything you want
To show you, baby know you
The things I do for you
But you got to understand
I want affection, love

.

.

.

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.

this is my favorite Ta Mara/Seen jam. nice funky slap bass & great, almost hypnotic rock guitar.

I prefer the "remix version" over the original album version - it's longer..

& at the very end of the track Ta Mara whispers : "don't fuck with me"..

I'll see you tonight..
in ALL MY DREAMS..
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Reply #51 posted 09/04/17 5:38pm

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Just Too Much

lyrics 2 come by jesse johnson

Image result for just too much lyrics jesse johnson

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 #52 posted 09/04/17 5:41pm

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Image result for ta mara and the seen

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 #53 posted 09/06/17 9:23pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

Gerald Edward Hubbard aka Jerry Hubbard (Keyboards)

Correction: Hubbard played Bass in Jesse's Band!!

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Reply #54 posted 09/06/17 9:24pm

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OldFriends4Sale said:

SoulAlive said:

"Affection" was the second single from the Tamara and the Seen album

R-497390-1358796715-6655.jpeg.jpg

All I Want Is to Get to Know You Better
Be together very soon

Me and you have a connection baby

And I know you see it too

So accept this invitation from me to you

What more can we do

We'll be alone

No disturbance on the phone

Oh baby, can't you see

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

all I need

All I want is affection

all I really want

Baby please no rejection

At times I see, see through you
I know you wanna know me
and I think you should
So let me take this precious time
To turn on my charms
Ooh baby don't have no doubts

I can feel that it won't be long
You're all I ever needed
Is a love to love me
Ooh and that's what you'll have to do
Can't you see I need you

(Repeat Chorus)

Anything you want
To show you, baby know you
The things I do for you
But you got to understand
I want affection, love

.

.

.

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I LOVE at the end of "Affecttion", She whispers "Don't f**k with Me!!"

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Reply #55 posted 09/07/17 2:11pm

SoulAlive

OldFriends4Sale said:

I love Special Love that song has the right touches

nod

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Reply #56 posted 09/07/17 5:09pm

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woogiebear said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

Gerald Edward Hubbard aka Jerry Hubbard (Keyboards)

Correction: Hubbard played Bass in Jesse's Band!!

Thank U

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 #57 posted 09/09/17 12:59am

SoulAlive

OldFriends4Sale said:

SoulAlive said:

^^that seems to be one thing that he learned from Prince: put a kickass song on the B-side and it will get alot of airplay/attention to smile

YeS!!! he definately emulated what happened in Uptown well.

nod "Free World" was his "Erotic City"

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Reply #58 posted 09/15/17 1:37am

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performing with Sheila E in 1985

I always wondered what Prince thought of this...

it would have been cool to see these two work together more often.They collaborated on "Shortberry Strawcake" and that's one of the funkiest jams on Sheila's album.

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Reply #59 posted 09/15/17 7:56am

gingerwildwood

cool flashing back to Jr high. Loving it!
If it's magic, then why can't it be everlasting.....
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