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Thread started 09/01/05 2:09pm

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Z Cult Favorite - "Don't Ask My Neighbors"/The Emotions

Released in 77, this song, to me, is beautiful. Loved this song all my life. We know all about E,W&F being all over this, but the vocals are so sweet and pure. The music is bangin', the production and the performances, music and vocals, are top notch. This is how a ballad is done. This song doesn't get much love, and I find it to be very underrated, like people have forgotten about it. That's cool though. Wanna see who on here digs this song.
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Reply #1 posted 09/01/05 2:24pm

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blackguitaristz said:

Released in 77, this song, to me, is beautiful. Loved this song all my life. We know all about E,W&F being all over this, but the vocals are so sweet and pure. The music is bangin', the production and the performances, music and vocals, are top notch. This is how a ballad is done. This song doesn't get much love, and I find it to be very underrated, like people have forgotten about it. That's cool though. Wanna see who on here digs this song.

Ah shit BG, you went way back for one of my favorite slow jams but its cool. The three part harmony in this song was on point. The sistas put their heart in this song when singing it.

whistle "Don't Ask My Neighbor. Come To Me."
[Edited 9/1/05 14:24pm]
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Reply #2 posted 09/01/05 3:14pm

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MadameS said:

blackguitaristz said:

Released in 77, this song, to me, is beautiful. Loved this song all my life. We know all about E,W&F being all over this, but the vocals are so sweet and pure. The music is bangin', the production and the performances, music and vocals, are top notch. This is how a ballad is done. This song doesn't get much love, and I find it to be very underrated, like people have forgotten about it. That's cool though. Wanna see who on here digs this song.

Ah shit BG, you went way back for one of my favorite slow jams but its cool. The three part harmony in this song was on point. The sistas put their heart in this song when singing it.

whistle "Don't Ask My Neighbor. Come To Me."
[Edited 9/1/05 14:24pm]

That's EXACTLY what I'm saying! The Emotions always sounded sexy as hell anyways, but, they really brought it on this.
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Reply #3 posted 09/01/05 4:05pm

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blackguitaristz said:

MadameS said:


Ah shit BG, you went way back for one of my favorite slow jams but its cool. The three part harmony in this song was on point. The sistas put their heart in this song when singing it.

whistle "Don't Ask My Neighbor. Come To Me."
[Edited 9/1/05 14:24pm]

That's EXACTLY what I'm saying! The Emotions always sounded sexy as hell anyways, but, they really brought it on this.

Maurice White was on it with this production..... biggrin
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Reply #4 posted 09/01/05 4:11pm

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I dig this jam very much!! I've put it on a 2 disk comp. I've simply titled "Romance", along with songs such as "I Wanna Get Next To you", Golden Touch", "Cause I Love You", "So Amazing". Each song was carefully hand picked. It would not be complete without "Don't Ask My Neighbors" .
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Reply #5 posted 09/01/05 4:37pm

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funkpill said:

blackguitaristz said:


That's EXACTLY what I'm saying! The Emotions always sounded sexy as hell anyways, but, they really brought it on this.

Maurice White was on it with this production..... biggrin

Yep.
SynthiaRose said "I'm in love with blackguitaristz. Especially when he talks about Hendrix."
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Reply #6 posted 09/01/05 5:04pm

MadameS

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funkpill said:


Maurice White was on it with this production..... biggrin

Yep.

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Reply #7 posted 09/01/05 10:24pm

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blackguitaristz said:

Released in 77, this song, to me, is beautiful. Loved this song all my life. We know all about E,W&F being all over this, but the vocals are so sweet and pure. The music is bangin', the production and the performances, music and vocals, are top notch. This is how a ballad is done. This song doesn't get much love, and I find it to be very underrated, like people have forgotten about it. That's cool though. Wanna see who on here digs this song.


wave I have always dug this song, and didn't know who sang it, until now. smile
RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #8 posted 09/02/05 5:56am

DavidEye




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Reply #9 posted 09/06/05 11:07am

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psychodelicide said:

blackguitaristz said:

Released in 77, this song, to me, is beautiful. Loved this song all my life. We know all about E,W&F being all over this, but the vocals are so sweet and pure. The music is bangin', the production and the performances, music and vocals, are top notch. This is how a ballad is done. This song doesn't get much love, and I find it to be very underrated, like people have forgotten about it. That's cool though. Wanna see who on here digs this song.


wave I have always dug this song, and didn't know who sang it, until now. smile

Cool.
SynthiaRose said "I'm in love with blackguitaristz. Especially when he talks about Hendrix."
nammie "What BGZ says I believe. I have the biggest crush on him."
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Reply #10 posted 09/06/05 11:26am

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blackguitaristz said:

psychodelicide said:



wave I have always dug this song, and didn't know who sang it, until now. smile

Cool.


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Reply #11 posted 09/06/05 12:06pm

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biggrin My favorite Emotions Tune!! written by the late Skip Scarborough, who also wrote classics like "Love's Holiday", "Can't Hide Love" and "I'll Write a Song For You" for Earth Wind and Fire, , "Love Ballad" for LTD, "Love Changes" for Mother's Finest, "Come What May", for Patti Labelle, and "Giving You The Best That I Got", for Anita Baker....

.. he was also the producer for Con Funk Shun...Skip was a bad boy...



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Reply #12 posted 09/06/05 4:11pm

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paligap said:

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biggrin My favorite Emotions Tune!! written by the late Skip Scarborough, who also wrote classics like "Love's Holiday", "Can't Hide Love" and "I'll Write a Song For You" for Earth Wind and Fire, , "Love Ballad" for LTD, "Love Changes" for Mother's Finest, "Come What May", for Patti Labelle, and "Giving You The Best That I Got", for Anita Baker....

.. he was also the producer for Con Funk Shun...Skip was a bad boy...



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Yeah he was!
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Reply #13 posted 09/06/05 8:25pm

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This is one of my favorite songs of all time!!!

The production, the melody, their voices.....

There's something about their harmony that is just otherworldly..... i think they're just doing simple major triads but somehow it sounds.... bigger, fuller..... words can't really explain.

And especially the vocal "turns" on the word "Love" in.... "You'll find I Loo-oo-oo-ve you "

Just started trying to play it be year last week.... making some progress! (yay!)
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Reply #14 posted 09/06/05 8:53pm

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Harmoniously Balanced lol
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Reply #15 posted 09/06/05 8:55pm

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blackguitaristz said:

Released in 77, this song, to me, is beautiful. Loved this song all my life. We know all about E,W&F being all over this, but the vocals are so sweet and pure. The music is bangin', the production and the performances, music and vocals, are top notch. This is how a ballad is done. This song doesn't get much love, and I find it to be very underrated, like people have forgotten about it. That's cool though. Wanna see who on here digs this song.


R U crazy? They always play that song on the "quiet storm" mixes on my urban station "89.9 KMOJ Minneapolis, St. Paul..The People Station!!"
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Reply #16 posted 09/06/05 11:25pm

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Don't ask my neighbors.....come to me.....don't be afraid.....
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Reply #17 posted 09/07/05 6:10am

jn2

I only know the best of my love (thanks to the boogie nights movie)
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Reply #18 posted 09/07/05 7:26am

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paisleypark4 said:

blackguitaristz said:

Released in 77, this song, to me, is beautiful. Loved this song all my life. We know all about E,W&F being all over this, but the vocals are so sweet and pure. The music is bangin', the production and the performances, music and vocals, are top notch. This is how a ballad is done. This song doesn't get much love, and I find it to be very underrated, like people have forgotten about it. That's cool though. Wanna see who on here digs this song.


R U crazy? They always play that song on the "quiet storm" mixes on my urban station "89.9 KMOJ Minneapolis, St. Paul..The People Station!!"


There is a "quiet storm" segment on 93.1 FM in Cleveland, Ohio too, and they seem to play this song a lot.
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Reply #19 posted 09/07/05 1:51pm

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GaryMF said:

This is one of my favorite songs of all time!!!

The production, the melody, their voices.....

There's something about their harmony that is just otherworldly..... i think they're just doing simple major triads but somehow it sounds.... bigger, fuller..... words can't really explain.

And especially the vocal "turns" on the word "Love" in.... "You'll find I Loo-oo-oo-ve you "

Just started trying to play it be year last week.... making some progress! (yay!)

I can dig it!
SynthiaRose said "I'm in love with blackguitaristz. Especially when he talks about Hendrix."
nammie "What BGZ says I believe. I have the biggest crush on him."
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Reply #20 posted 09/08/05 5:54pm

sthom146

"Don't Ask My Neighbor" is an excellent song. The Emotions brought it!!! The girl group Jade did a pretty decent remake of it in the early nineties
Damn this kooky love affair....
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Reply #21 posted 09/09/05 5:00am

DavidEye

A year or so ago,Maurice White said that he was in the studio producing a new CD for the Emotions! I hope it gets released someday.
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Reply #22 posted 09/09/05 9:41am

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That's definitely a classic.

Bobby Caldwell also recorded a good version of it. It's on his Soul Survivor cd that was released in the mid-90's.
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