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Thread started 11/09/04 3:00pm

Revolution

WTF happened to Gregory Abbott?

What was his hit called? Shake You Down? Let Me Shake You Down???
I saw the video this weekend...he had a decent voice and decent looks (although
he was probably too old to become a major force) What was up with that braided tail that he sported though? no no no!
That song was soundin' pretty good to me..music
What would you do if someone was beating your head into the ground and you happened to have a gun on you? If you don't like it, get out to VOTE. Change the law. Don't let another person off on a technicality (like O.J.)
Reply #1 posted 11/09/04 3:36pm

dancerella

Revolution said:

What was his hit called? Shake You Down? Let Me Shake You Down???
I saw the video this weekend...he had a decent voice and decent looks (although
he was probably too old to become a major force) What was up with that braided tail that he sported though? no no no!
That song was soundin' pretty good to me..music




word, what happened to this dude? that was a huge hit back in the day!
Reply #2 posted 11/09/04 4:44pm

UptownDeb

Does anyone else remember when he was Mr. Freda Payne (he wore a mustache back then)? biggrin
Reply #3 posted 11/09/04 4:50pm

Supernova

UptownDeb said:

Does anyone else remember when he was Mr. Freda Payne (he wore a mustache back then)? biggrin

"Band of Gold" Freda Payne?
This post not for the wimp contingent. All whiny wusses avert your eyes.
Reply #4 posted 11/09/04 4:58pm

UptownDeb

Supernova said:

UptownDeb said:

Does anyone else remember when he was Mr. Freda Payne (he wore a mustache back then)? biggrin

"Band of Gold" Freda Payne?


Yup! (We need a Freda thread!) When "Shake You Down" came out, I was like, "That's Freda Payne's husband! eek (and what happened to his mustache!? eek )

Anyway, "Shake You Down" was nice. thumbs up!
Reply #5 posted 11/09/04 8:20pm

theAudience

UptownDeb said:

Supernova said:


"Band of Gold" Freda Payne?


Yup! (We need a Freda thread!) When "Shake You Down" came out, I was like, "That's Freda Payne's husband! eek (and what happened to his mustache!? eek )

Anyway, "Shake You Down" was nice. thumbs up!

If my memory serves me correctly, his Waterloo was getting busted lip-syncing at a "live" concert here in L.A. some years back when his "music system" collapsed on him.

Also no longer Mr. Freda Payne.

Talk about bad luck.

tA

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Reply #6 posted 11/09/04 11:24pm

JesseDezz

I always thought he and Phillip Michael Thomas could be related...

I do remember when he was married to Freda Payne. I used to see them in old issues of Ebony and Black Stars.
Reply #7 posted 11/09/04 11:56pm

DavidEye

Not sure what he's been up to lately,but he has an official site...


www.GregoryAbbott.com


"Shake You Down" was a wonderful midtempo jam back in the day music


"I can't stop thinkin' of the things we do
the way you hold me baby when I'm holding you
I shake and I shiver when I know you're near
then you whisper in my ear"
Reply #8 posted 11/10/04 12:25am

June7

Moderator

moderator

DavidEye said:

Not sure what he's been up to lately,but he has an official site...


www.GregoryAbbott.com


"Shake You Down" was a wonderful midtempo jam back in the day music


"I can't stop thinkin' of the things we do
the way you hold me baby when I'm holding you
I shake and I shiver when I know you're near
then you whisper in my ear"

Yeah... I love that song, but... then he throws that stupid crappy "Eeeny Meeny Miney Moe" lyric in there and ruins the whole fucking thing!!

mad
Respect is never promised
Love ain't free
Trust is earned
And it hurts to be alone
This is what I've learned

From the original song, "What I've Learned" by Tomás
Reply #9 posted 11/10/04 6:45am

OdysseyMiles






hmmm
Reply #10 posted 11/10/04 7:06am

UptownDeb

JesseDezz said:

I always thought he and Phillip Michael Thomas could be related...

I do remember when he was married to Freda Payne. I used to see them in old issues of Ebony and Black Stars.


And don't forget Jet! biggrin I see the similarities too: same complexion, green eyes, curly black hair. Know what else is funny? Freda Payne and Phillip Michael Thomas were in the movie "Book of Numbers." Guess when she went shoppin' for a husband Thomas was the prototype. wink
Reply #11 posted 11/10/04 7:09am

MartyMcFly

OdysseyMiles said:






hmmm



lol
Reply #12 posted 11/10/04 2:25pm

Revolution

June7 said:

DavidEye said:

Not sure what he's been up to lately,but he has an official site...


www.GregoryAbbott.com


"Shake You Down" was a wonderful midtempo jam back in the day music


"I can't stop thinkin' of the things we do
the way you hold me baby when I'm holding you
I shake and I shiver when I know you're near
then you whisper in my ear"

Yeah... I love that song, but... then he throws that stupid crappy "Eeeny Meeny Miney Moe" lyric in there and ruins the whole fucking thing!!

mad


falloff I was thinking the same thing...
What would you do if someone was beating your head into the ground and you happened to have a gun on you? If you don't like it, get out to VOTE. Change the law. Don't let another person off on a technicality (like O.J.)
Reply #13 posted 11/10/04 2:32pm

Revolution

Here's a good picture...he does look like Philip Micheal Thomas nod


[Edited 11/10/04 14:33pm]
What would you do if someone was beating your head into the ground and you happened to have a gun on you? If you don't like it, get out to VOTE. Change the law. Don't let another person off on a technicality (like O.J.)
Reply #14 posted 11/11/04 1:57pm

OdysseyMiles

So give me just a little...tiiiiime.....
razz
Reply #15 posted 11/11/04 3:05pm

lennytunia

His sister is Dianne Abbott, ex-wife of Robert DeNiro. I think Freda and Gregory have a 26 or 27 year-old son. I wonder why their son never went into show-business, acting, or modeling. He surely must be gorgeous, considering how gorgeous his two parent were and still are.
Lennytunia
Reply #16 posted 11/12/04 10:13pm

CalhounSq

June7 said:

DavidEye said:

Not sure what he's been up to lately,but he has an official site...


www.GregoryAbbott.com


"Shake You Down" was a wonderful midtempo jam back in the day music


"I can't stop thinkin' of the things we do
the way you hold me baby when I'm holding you
I shake and I shiver when I know you're near
then you whisper in my ear"

Yeah... I love that song, but... then he throws that stupid crappy "Eeeny Meeny Miney Moe" lyric in there and ruins the whole fucking thing!!

mad


falloff TRUE!!
"Bonafide is the old deal, fake is the new real"... - Alice Smith!!
Reply #17 posted 12/24/04 2:42pm

lennytunia

CalhounSq, you remember Al B. Sure's first single (I forgot the title). He was sounding cool and all, then in the middle of the song he started sounding like he was having convulsions (what, eeee!!!), sounding like Curly in the Three Stooges!!! LMAO!!! We should have a post about who sounded great on the beginning of their songs until they uttered or did something totally unexpected and funny!!!! Happy Holidays!!!


CalhounSq said:

June7 said:


Yeah... I love that song, but... then he throws that stupid crappy "Eeeny Meeny Miney Moe" lyric in there and ruins the whole fucking thing!!

mad


falloff TRUE!!
Lennytunia
Reply #18 posted 12/24/04 3:06pm

brante

CalhounSq said:

June7 said:


Yeah... I love that song, but... then he throws that stupid crappy "Eeeny Meeny Miney Moe" lyric in there and ruins the whole fucking thing!!

mad


falloff TRUE!!



i never liked the song and that "eeny meeny" lyric made it even worse. if it was between "shake you down" and that "rock with you for old time's sake" song by freddie Jackson, i'd rather listen to Freddie Jackson
Which came first , music or the ear for it?
Reply #19 posted 12/24/04 3:13pm

lyecry

"enni minne mighty moe girl come on let's start the show"

falloff

did he try with those lyrics?
[Edited 12/24/04 15:13pm]
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Reply #20 posted 12/24/04 3:25pm

goat2004

all i remember is one hit song - Shake U down, a great one at that.
Reply #21 posted 12/24/04 5:16pm

ThreadBare

Revolution said:

Here's a good picture...he does look like Philip Micheal Thomas nod


[Edited 11/10/04 14:33pm]



If I still had hair, I'd run out and buy some texturizer!!!!

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