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the Time (members) 1984-

appreciate these guys and their journey

Morris Day

Jesse Johnson
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Monte Moore
Jellybean Johnson

Jerome Benton

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May be an image of 2 people, people playing musical instruments, people standing and guitar

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Morris Day says Prince was surrounded by 'yes men' before his death | |  Express Digest

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MORRIS DAY & THE TIME - First Avenue

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OldFriends4Sale said:

appreciate these guys and their journey

Morris Day

Jesse Johnson
Jimmy Jam
Terry Lewis
Monte Moore
Jellybean Johnson

Jerome Benton


Except Jimmy, Terry, and Monte weren't in the band in 1984. Monte left shortly after Jimmy & Terry.

Rocky (briefly in 1983), St. Paul, Mark, and Jerry (taking over for Rocky) were in there.

Frankly, I think - as stated somewhere - Morris's era of "Fishnet" was probably the closest we had to a Time reunion, or maybe, around the same time, Alexander O'Neal's "Fake" period.

I sorta hate that there have been so many people through that band. It's never the same as it is when the original se7en are together.

Jesse always seems to be the troubled soul of the group, in and out. Like Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, Timberlake of Nsync, etc.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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OldFriends4Sale said:

appreciate these guys and their journey

Morris Day

Jesse Johnson
Jimmy Jam
Terry Lewis
Monte Moore
Jellybean Johnson

Jerome Benton


Except Jimmy, Terry, and Monte weren't in the band in 1984. Monte left shortly after Jimmy & Terry.

Rocky (briefly in 1983), St. Paul, Mark, and Jerry (taking over for Rocky) were in there.

Frankly, I think - as stated somewhere - Morris's era of "Fishnet" was probably the closest we had to a Time reunion, or maybe, around the same time, Alexander O'Neal's "Fake" period.

I sorta hate that there have been so many people through that band. It's never the same as it is when the original se7en are together.

Jesse always seems to be the troubled soul of the group, in and out. Like Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, Timberlake of Nsync, etc.

It's about the TIME members-individuals from 1984 onward.

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Mark Cardenas was on Keyboards w/St. Paul Peterson in the Purple Rain Movie & on the Ice Cream Castle Album Cover. It has been said that Jellybean Johnson said that Cardenas should have NEVER been in The Time....... eek eek eek

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Morris Day was attractive in his prime | Lipstick Alley

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Morris Day, Vanessa Williams, Louis Gossett Jr., Margaret Avery

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Jesse Johnson Fan on Twitter: "To the greatest guitarist and to the most  amazing man, I wish you a very happy birthday! I'm so proud of you and  everything you've accomplished! You

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5 Questions With Morris Day - Bittersweet?

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2017 Paisley Park Celebration

In this handout photo provided by Paisley Park Studios, Morris Day and The Time perform during Paisley Park's Celebration 2017 honoring Prince at...

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Mark Cardenas was on Keyboards w/St. Paul Peterson in the Purple Rain Movie & on the Ice Cream Castle Album Cover. It has been said that Jellybean Johnson said that Cardenas should have NEVER been in The Time....... eek eek eek

I don't know where Jellybean is coming from there but Mark Cardenas was popping with

Jesse's band.

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Morris Day Photostream | Men style tips, All fashion, Open dress

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Music: It's homecoming night for the Time | Star Tribune

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Morris Day on Instagram: “Bout to go down! #soultrainawards #bet” | Soul  train awards, Bout, Instagram

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Musician Morris Day of the band The Time poses for a portrait at the album signing for his solo album the Color of Success in Minneapolis, Minnesota...

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Singer Morris Day of the Time attends the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards Gift Lounge at the Staples Center on February 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Morris Day

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Great fun putting together a TV special on that funky band, THE TIME. Shot at Jimmy Jam’s and Terry Lewis’ studio in Minneapolis. The special was hosted by BET’s Donnie Simpson. Source: Marylou Badeaux

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Morris & Jerome did the voices of Hedlok & Jerome on this cartoon TV show. There were 13 episodes made (2004-2005).

Da Boom Crew Rockets into Space

by Angela Scott - 2004

This is the story of me and my crew – Da Boom Crew. We created our own video game when we played heroes battling outer space villains. And, all of our adventures are on these boom carts. But, one day, we were sucked up by a supernatural vortex, and dropped into a world identical to our game – surrounded by monsters, aliens and a Peoplesaurus. And now, we have to find all of the boom carts in the universe.

So the intro begins for “Da Boom Crew” the latest animated adventure airing Saturday mornings on WB Kids! Coming from the gifted hands of Bruce W. Smith, creator of “The Proud Family” and director of “BeBe’s Kids” no wonder this show provides real kids from the streets comically navigating through life’s misadventures.

Justin, Nate, Jubei and Rickie are “Da Boom Crew” a group of orphans trekking the galaxy in search of missing boom carts. The sci-fi animated adventure adds more spice to a Saturday morning line-up that already features African Americans cartoon characters such as “The Proud Family,” Static Shock and Tutenstein.

As a sci-fi adventure, Smith says “Da Boom Crew” offers a nice mix between “Star Wars” and “Boyz-N-The Hood.” Serge Michaels, a fellow animator whom Smith worked with at Disney, approached Smith’s Jambalaya Studio with the original story concept for the outer space adventure.

We blended the two sci-fi concepts together,” Smith says. “I began to sketch and create this universe of characters, who they are, and that black experience.” Smith says that the Nate and Justin characters are similar to Michaels and his brother. Regarded as one of the top leading animators, Smith says he shaped the villains around the whole product, and took great thought into creating the character of Hedlok played by Morris Day of “The Time.” “These kids are makeshift urban kids that create this video game. If you think of “Back To the Future,” all of these energies came together and then here’s the phenomenon that turns their world inside out,” Smith explains.

Set in the inner city, Da Boom Crew is a group of urban tweens who create a homemade video game. While the kids are having a blast dueling aliens and monsters that they created, a supernatural vortex pulls the kids into the world they created. While the adventure includes lots of monsters and villains out to stop the kids from collecting their boom carts, it’s Hedlok who serves as the “thorn-in-the-side” to the other villains. Still dressed in timeless flashy suits, Hedlok’s zany antics help keep the other monsters at bay and the crew on the run. Expect typical Morris Day laughs, as well as additional comic relief from his favorite sidekick, Jerome Benton, who plays Jerome, another anti-hero.

Known for creating memorable animated characters, Smith, a 42-year-old married father of four kids ranging in age from 23 to 10, credits his wife Denise and family for helping him remain connected to what’s cool and what’s old school. The Los Angeles native hails from the “hood” and grew up in a house full of kids much like his buddy, Penny Proud. While Smith’s three older siblings played basketball and football, the cartoonist found passion sketching out animated tales based upon his South Central neighborhood, as well as creating satires based upon popular black ’70s TV shows. “I was huge into the whole “blaxploitation period,” recalls Smith. “And, I created this ‘Sanford & Son’ comic strip.”; The master animator says he first began attending animation classes at the age of 10 after his fourth-grade teacher took notice of Smith’s talented doodles.

Smith says he became the designated class artist who created all of the class posters. And, his Century Park Elementary School teacher also started providing Smith’s parents with information on no- and low-cost animation classes available. The executive producer of “Da Boom Crew” says he spent many summers in a palette of art and animation classes in order to advance his drawing skills.

After high school, Smith continued his pursuit as an animator and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts. Hollywood took notice and Smith’s directing gigs came in with Michael Jordan’s “Space Jam” and Robin Harris’ “BeBe’s Kids” as well as supervising animation in “Tarzan” and “The Emperor’s New Groove.”

As “The Proud Family” is well into it’s third season on the ABC Family Channel, fans continue to adore Penny’s tales in the ‘hood. And what inspired Smith to create this typical L.A. family?

“People and stuff that you see on ‘The Proud Family’ is what I grew up seeing in my Inglewood neighborhood. The character Penny is just like my daughter Rachel,” Smith admits. “I just kind of did a sketch of my wife and myself in caricatures and that kind of formed the Oscar and Trudy.”

For Smith, animating the African American experience has been a true pleasure. As a child, Smith enjoyed watching Bill Cosby’s “Fat Albert” and “The Cosby Kids.” Adding diversity in “Da Boom Crew” and “The Proud Family” tops off the animated shows, especially in a culture where hip-hop is now an influential force. The cartoonist says his characters demonstrate the spirit of youth in very unpredictable situations.

“I’m not trying to have them speak in the stereotypical tongue. “Da Boom Crew” is not a hip-hop show, where kids speak like they do in rap videos,” Smith explains. “Recreating the black experience in animated form is deeper. And once you see “Da Boom Crew,” you see how these kids are just like you and I,” says Smith.

With “The Proud Family” and “Da Boom Crew” in full throttle, Smith is currently working on a full-length feature of “The Proud Family.” Check your local stations for air times and dates to catch both “The Proud Family” and “Da Boom Crew.”

A few episodes:

Droppin' Da Bomb

Statue Of Limitations

Wanted

Boom vs Doom

Planet Of Lost Lives

Baby Boom

Ice Planet

The Crimson Raider

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Music: It's homecoming night for the Time | Star Tribune

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I sigh every time I see a photo like this (taken any time this century)..

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on fb for a while now, Morris has been talkin' 'bout celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of their 1st album..

again & again & again : as much as I would LOVE to see this reunion, I am not holding my breath for it..

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sigh..

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Is the issue still Jesse Johnson?

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Music: It's homecoming night for the Time | Star Tribune

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I sigh every time I see a photo like this (taken any time this century)..

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on fb for a while now, Morris has been talkin' 'bout celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of their 1st album..

again & again & again : as much as I would LOVE to see this reunion, I am not holding my breath for it..

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sigh..

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Janet Jackson's finger thing with Jimmy Jam &Terry Lewis(Grammies "87) -  YouTube

Album Reviews April 24, 1986 5:00AM ET

Control

By Rob Hoerburger

On their latest albums, two members of pop music's first family move in markedly different directions. While Jermaine regresses toward unmitigated sap, Janet steps out and boldly states that she's not the Jacksons' baby sister anymore.
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As usual, Jermaine's is a case of wasted potential. The general consensus was that once he broke free of Motown, he would undergo some kind of creative metamorphosis and develop the writing and producing chops hinted at on isolated singles. Though he's still got the voice for credible funk or meaty ballads, neither is supplied by his songwriting or Michael Omartian's programmed production. The dance cuts have a format-friendly, artificial sheen, layered by obligatory Arthur Baker-like breaks that would have sounded fresh two years ago. The occasional bite in Jermaine's voice is hardly enough to penetrate the slush.
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Jermaine's preference has shifted anyway, to maudlin ballads that point him more toward Johnny Mathis than Stevie Wonder. The most tolerable of these, "If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful," was written by Elliot Willensky, who also penned one of brother Michael's prepubescent pinnacles, "Got to Be There." The appeal of the song is not Jermaine's sobbing but the dulcet tones of Whitney Houston, whose presence assures the song plenty of radio time. It now seems unlikely that Jermaine will ever rise to the level of Prince, Michael and Stevie. Hit or no hit, Precious Moments leaves him stranded in double-A ball.

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On the other hand, Janet's Control is already a hit, but she sounds more concerned with identity than with playlists. For an entire side, she and ex-Time-members-turned-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis dispel the pop-ingénue image of her first two albums with some sharp-tongued, post-1999 metallic funk. On cuts such as "Nasty" and the single "What Have You Done for Me Lately," Janet makes the message clear: She's still basically a nice girl but ready to kick some butt if you try to put her on a pedestal.
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Janet lightens up a bit on side two, reverting to more conventional teen concerns ("He Doesn't Know I'm Alive"). The production becomes a bit less dense, and the songs expose her still-ripening voice a little more. But she's clearly ready for graduation. Control is a better album than Diana Ross has made in five years and puts Janet in a position similar to the young Donna Summer's — unwilling to accept novelty status and taking her own steps to rise above it.

UB Celebrates: 35th Anniversary of Janet Jackson's 'Control' –  UrbanBridgez.com | E-Zine

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have become synonymous with recording excellence

In part two of our interview, James Harris III breaks down his beginnings as a musician and shares his thoughts on his prolific recording career thus far.

by Chris Williams

So Terry and I go down the roster and, at the same time, we stopped at the same name and said “Janet Jackson.†He said, “You guys want to work with Janet?†And we said, “Yes, we would.†He asked us, “How many songs do you want to do? Three or four.†We told him, “No. We want to do her entire album.†He said, “You do?†We said, “Yes.†It was almost like he was asking us why. [laughs] At that time, she released two albums that really didn’t do anything on the charts. There are a lot of talented people, but certain names inspire ideas. And with Janet, Terry and I knew exactly what to do. We knew what was missing in her records. And obviously, the rest is history. It’s been well documented. Janet is an incredible artist. At the height of the whole Janet thing, John was a huge cheerleader for our first record with her. At that time, the joke with A&R people is they would ask you for one more record. No matter what you did, they would ask you for one more record.

I remember getting this call from John McClain, and he tells us, “Everything sounds great. You guys really killed this album. This is at least a double platinum record. This is amazing. But I still need this one record.†We asked him, “What one record do you need, John?†He replied, “I just need one record, man.†At the time, Terry and I were doing our own album. I remember when we were in our car, and we played some stuff we were working on for him. One of the tracks we put on for him to hear ended up becoming “What Have You Done for Me Lately.†When he heard the track, he exclaimed, “That’s the track I’m looking for. That’s the one!†We told him, “No. That is for our album.†He said, “You have to let me play this for Janet. No. Here is what we’ll do. You guys play it for Janet. If she likes it, let her have it. If she doesn’t like it, it can go on your album.†The next day we got to the studio, and she was sitting on the couch. We just turned the song on. She’s sitting on the couch, looks up, and gets this nasty look on her face, and asked, “Who is that for?†We said, “For you, if you want it?†She said, “I want it.†The song ended up being her first single and set the tone for all the records that came after it. So John was right about that. He had our utmost respect at that point. He already did, but he did after that, because he was absolutely right.

Jimmy Jam Opens Up About the Making of Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation 1814'  | Billboard


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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis share stories behind Janet Jackson hits | EW.com

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