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Thread started 01/20/19 6:00pm

LittleBLUECorv
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G.Q. "Standing Ovation"

Man, this song's groove is so addicting. That bass and the hi-hat attack.

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Reply #1 posted 01/20/19 7:07pm

SoulAlive

headbang great jam

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Reply #2 posted 01/21/19 5:15pm

ReddBlitz

The entire album was FIYAH. GQ had such a unique sound too. Definitely UNSUNG.
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Reply #3 posted 01/21/19 6:06pm

SoulAlive

ReddBlitz said:

The entire album was FIYAH.


nod yeah,that album (‘Two’) is excellent! One great jam after another.My favorite track is “It’s Like That”.There is also a kickass slow jam,”Don’t Stop This Feeling”,which really should have been a single.This is their strongest album.

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Reply #4 posted 01/23/19 3:48pm

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Don't sleep on their third album on Arista, Face To Face, from 1981, containing "Shake"! boogie

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Reply #5 posted 01/23/19 6:12pm

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dancing jig

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Reply #6 posted 01/24/19 4:38am

RJOrion

Emmanuel Rahiem Leblanc of GQ, is an amazing rhythm guitar player...

"Wonderful"
"Disco Nights"
"Someday In Your Life"
"I Do Love You"
"Standing Ovation"

all great songs, great guitar work
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Reply #7 posted 01/24/19 8:10am

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As far as I know, there are only the three GQ albums released a very few years from each other. All worth a listen!

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Reply #8 posted 01/24/19 12:44pm

SoulAlive

RJOrion said:

Emmanuel Rahiem Leblanc of GQ, is an amazing rhythm guitar player... "Wonderful" "Disco Nights" "Someday In Your Life" "I Do Love You" "Standing Ovation" all great songs, great guitar work

I'll be seeing him perform next month.He is a frequent performer on our annual "Super Love Jam" concert.In addition to the GQ hits,he also does some Marvin Gaye covers.

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Reply #9 posted 01/24/19 3:00pm

SPYZFAN1

^^That's a nice concert bill^^....GQ needs to have their own episode of TV One's "Unsung".

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Reply #10 posted 01/24/19 6:57pm

SoulAlive

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^^That's a nice concert bill^^....GQ needs to have their own episode of TV One's "Unsung".



Yep...I would love to hear their story.
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Reply #11 posted 01/24/19 10:28pm

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RJOrion said:

Emmanuel Rahiem Leblanc of GQ, is an amazing rhythm guitar player... "Wonderful" "Disco Nights" "Someday In Your Life" "I Do Love You" "Standing Ovation" all great songs, great guitar work

Just to add Keith Sweat's uncle Keith Crier played bass on one of my favorites

Make My Dreams A Reality.

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Reply #12 posted 01/24/19 10:29pm

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SoulAlive said:

RJOrion said:

Emmanuel Rahiem Leblanc of GQ, is an amazing rhythm guitar player... "Wonderful" "Disco Nights" "Someday In Your Life" "I Do Love You" "Standing Ovation" all great songs, great guitar work

I'll be seeing him perform next month.He is a frequent performer on our annual "Super Love Jam" concert.In addition to the GQ hits,he also does some Marvin Gaye covers.

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Soul Alive who the hell gonna perform as Heatwave with both Wilder brothers deceased? eek

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Reply #13 posted 01/24/19 10:53pm

SoulAlive

It’s three dudes but I don’t think that any of them were part of the original band confused They sound good,though
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Reply #14 posted 01/25/19 9:07am

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I love those songs. What a great Valentine's date night (Friday February 15th).

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Reply #15 posted 01/25/19 9:20am

RJOrion

i always wondered why "Wonderful" wasnt a smash hit single...still sounds new..the guiitar parts are so amazing
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Reply #16 posted 01/27/19 9:08pm

SoulAlive

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GQ had such a unique sound too.

I agree.They had their own unique sound....a really cool,breezy,synth-based funk sound.The second album is even stronger than the first one.I hate that they faded away soon after the release of the third album.

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Reply #17 posted 01/28/19 7:51pm

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ReddBlitz said:

The entire album was FIYAH. GQ had such a unique sound too. Definitely UNSUNG.



for sure... i cant think of another band that sounded like them before or after...i loved the way they kept the rhythm guitars so high in the mix... Mr. Leblanc (underrated vocalist and guitarist) and them are most definitely unsung...
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Reply #18 posted 01/30/19 9:23am

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RJOrion said:

i loved the way they kept the rhythm guitars so high in the mix...


omg this is exactly what I think is missing from modern music. I can't get into a groove with no rhythm guitar.
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Reply #19 posted 02/01/19 9:38am

SoulAlive

in the 90s,I boughts one of those old school compilation CDs and it contains the song "Disco Nights".In the liner notes,the writer mistakenly wrote that one of the members of this band was Keith Sweat biggrin Wikipedia seems to clear up that rumor once and for all....

Bassist Keith "Sabu" Crier was the son of Arthur Crier, a member of the doo-wop group The Halos. Sabu was the uncle of new jack swing/R&B singer Keith Sweat. There was a rumor that Crier, after the group broke up, had a successful solo career using the stage name Keith Sweat. Another rumor was that before Sweat became a solo artist, he was a member of GQ. None of those rumors were true, because Sabu & The Survivors (the original name of the band) got together in 1968 and Sweat, being born on 1961, would have been probably seven years old if that was the case.

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Reply #20 posted 02/01/19 11:44pm

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This was an early Keith Sweat record produced by Herb Lane and Raheim LeBlanc of GQ in 1984

Keith Sweat returned the favor by working with GQ on their song and they were labelmates at the time

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Reply #21 posted 02/01/19 11:57pm

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SoulAlive said:

It’s three dudes but I don’t think that any of them were part of the original band confused They sound good,though

I know the original drummer and bass player were still performing with Keith Wilder and I think

I do remember Keith having another guy or 2 on vocals with them but to me there is no Heatwave with both Keith and Johnny deceased. They were the voices of Heatwave although Johnny hadn't been performing with Heatwave for a 2 decades due to his car accident.

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Reply #22 posted 02/04/19 9:09am

SoulAlive

phunkdaddy said:

This was an early Keith Sweat record produced by Herb Lane and Raheim LeBlanc of GQ in 1984


















Keith Sweat returned the favor by working with GQ on their song and they were labelmates at the time






Thanks for posting.Never heard these tunes before.
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Reply #23 posted 02/08/19 7:12pm

Abdul

My favorite GQ album cut "Spirit"

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Reply #24 posted 02/15/19 2:15pm

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Nice track and underrated group. I'm happy all 3 of GQ's albums are on iTunes

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