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Thread started 07/16/16 9:49pm

MickyDolenz

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Ray Parker Jr. ~ Ghostbusters

Ray was also on Jimmy Fallon's show last night with The Roots performing some Raydio songs

Tonight Show

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #1 posted 07/16/16 10:58pm

EmmaMcG

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There's nobody who could have done the Ghostbusters theme better than Ray Parker Jr. Well, maybe Huey Lewis and the News... wink

But seriously, it was a perfect theme song for the movie.
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Reply #2 posted 07/17/16 4:23pm

MickyDolenz

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #3 posted 07/17/16 8:26pm

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cool music

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #4 posted 07/17/16 8:58pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

cool music

The video was cooooooooooool I even like On Our Own from Ghosbusters 2 (1989) with Bobby Brown https://www.youtube.com/w...aIZvCDWAcQ

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #5 posted 07/18/16 7:20am

SoulAlive

I'm a huge fan of Ray Parker Jr,but I hate the fact that "Ghostbusters" is the song that he's most remembered for.It's a fun song but very cheesy smile I prefer the material on his first four albums with Raydio

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Reply #6 posted 07/18/16 7:42am

Cinny

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SoulAlive said:

I'm a huge fan of Ray Parker Jr,but I hate the fact that "Ghostbusters" is the song that he's most remembered for.It's a fun song but very cheesy smile I prefer the material on his first four albums with Raydio

Totally! The way he wrote "Ghostbusters" is like.. it's an extended jingle. I love Raydio's schitt.

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Reply #7 posted 07/18/16 8:26am

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Ray founded, produced and wrote for Raydio, played on the Talking Book I Want You albums, worked with Chaka Khan and Rufus, Herbie Hancock, Denise Williams, Barry White and countless others. That he's best known for writing what amounts to a novelty tune is really tragic. confused

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Reply #8 posted 07/18/16 8:37am

SoulAlive

Identity said:

Ray founded, produced and wrote for Raydio, played on the Talking Book I Want You albums, worked with Chaka Khan and Rufus, Herbie Hancock, Denise Williams, Barry White and countless others. That he's best known for writing what amounts to a novelty tune is really tragic. confused

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Reply #9 posted 07/18/16 11:00am

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SoulAlive said:

I'm a huge fan of Ray Parker Jr,but I hate the fact that "Ghostbusters" is the song that he's most remembered for.It's a fun song but very cheesy smile I prefer the material on his first four albums with Raydio

and i'm actually beginning to like the song boxed

lol times change when u have grandkids

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Reply #10 posted 07/18/16 11:06am

Cinny

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Identity said:

Ray founded, produced and wrote for Raydio, played on the Talking Book I Want You albums, worked with Chaka Khan and Rufus, Herbie Hancock, Denise Williams, Barry White and countless others. That he's best known for writing what amounts to a novelty tune is really tragic. confused

Your post reminded me that TVOne did a great Unsung documentary on him, in 2012.

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Reply #11 posted 07/18/16 11:07am

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HuMpThAnG said:

SoulAlive said:

I'm a huge fan of Ray Parker Jr,but I hate the fact that "Ghostbusters" is the song that he's most remembered for.It's a fun song but very cheesy smile I prefer the material on his first four albums with Raydio

and i'm actually beginning to like the song boxed

lol times change when u have grandkids

It's a fun song that's the soundtrack for a comedy movie. There's nothing offensive about it. The only offensive things is that Ray's "grown up" music isn't well known.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #12 posted 07/18/16 11:16am

Cinny

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Reply #13 posted 07/18/16 11:33am

HuMpThAnG

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purplethunder3121 said:

HuMpThAnG said:

and i'm actually beginning to like the song boxed

lol times change when u have grandkids

It's a fun song that's the soundtrack for a comedy movie. There's nothing offensive about it. The only offensive things is that Ray's "grown up" music isn't well known.

very true

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Reply #14 posted 07/18/16 11:43am

Cinny

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Grown up music or not, he did the damn thing writing and producing "Mr. Telephone Man"

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Reply #15 posted 07/19/16 5:20am

mjscarousal

If there's something strange in your neighborhood who you gonna call? GHOST BUSTERS!!!!!!dancing jig I always loved this song as a kid and the movie! The original movie is so much better. Hollywood stay fuqing up the classics!

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Reply #16 posted 07/19/16 7:37am

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I saw it as a bit of a tom mood.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #17 posted 07/19/16 11:45am

MickyDolenz

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purplethunder3121 said:

It's a fun song that's the soundtrack for a comedy movie. There's nothing offensive about it.

https://65.media.tumblr.com/a2e286dbe2806731a00dddea42e884cc/tumblr_inline_o5gotpFolb1qf3yoi_500.gif

The general public doesn't care about session musician work and I like the Ghostbusters theme. Ghostbusters the movie is way more popular in the USA & internationally than Raydio. Probably without the new movie, Ray wouldn't be getting this publicity now. The new version sounds more like an emo song though, no fun. razz


For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #18 posted 07/19/16 12:21pm

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MickyDolenz said:

purplethunder3121 said:

It's a fun song that's the soundtrack for a comedy movie. There's nothing offensive about it.

https://65.media.tumblr.com/a2e286dbe2806731a00dddea42e884cc/tumblr_inline_o5gotpFolb1qf3yoi_500.gif

The general public doesn't care about session musician work and I like the Ghostbusters theme. Ghostbusters the movie is way more popular in the USA & internationally than Raydio. Probably without the new movie, Ray wouldn't be getting this publicity now. The new version sounds more like an emo song though, no fun. razz


What new version. hmph!

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Reply #19 posted 07/19/16 12:41pm

MickyDolenz

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purplethunder3121 said:

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #20 posted 07/19/16 4:25pm

IamBryan

is that song a rip off of "i want a new drug" by huey lewis??

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Reply #21 posted 07/19/16 6:51pm

Cinny

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IamBryan said:

is that song a rip off of "i want a new drug" by huey lewis??


I was looking at this article earlier from MTV News 3/23/2001

RAY PARKER JR. SUING HUEY LEWIS OVER 'GHOSTBUSTERS' COMMENT

LAWSUIT, FILED THURSDAY, CLAIMS SINGER'S 'BEHIND THE MUSIC' COMMENTS BROKE EARLIER SUIT'S CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT.

Ray Parker Jr. is suing Huey Lewis over comments he made in his "Behind the Music" special, accusing the pop singer of breaking a confidentiality agreement concerning Parker's 1984 hit "Ghostbusters."



The suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, states that Lewis breached the agreement by publicly discussing the lawsuit he filed against Parker 17 years ago, claiming "Ghostbusters" infringed on the copyright of Huey Lewis and the News' hit "I Want a New Drug."



The settlement agreement Lewis and Parker reached for that lawsuit in 1995 banned them from revealing any information that was not included in a press release they jointly issued at the time. The press release stated that the matter had been "amicably resolved."



Parker's lawsuit quotes Lewis (born Hugh Cregg) saying on "Behind the Music": "The offensive part was not so much that Ray Parker Jr. had ripped this song off, it was kind of symbolic of an industry that wants something — they wanted our wave, and they wanted to buy it. ... [I]t's not for sale. ... In the end, I suppose they were right. I suppose it was for sale, because, basically, they bought it."



That money was paid to resolve the lawsuit was protected by the confidentiality agreement, Parker claims.



The lawsuit states that the confidentiality agreement was "directly related to [Parker's] comfort, happiness and welfare," and that Lewis' comments were "inflammatory and disparaging" and "false" and caused Parker emotional distress.



Parker is seeking an unspecified amount of compensatory and punitive damages as well as lawyer's fees and "further relief as the Court deems just and proper."



Huey Lewis' lawyer, Gerry Margolis, said he could not offer comment when reached Friday evening (March 23). He said he had just received a copy of the suit and had not had a chance to review it fully.

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Reply #22 posted 07/19/16 6:52pm

Cinny

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If you ask me, "I Want A New Drug" sounds like THIS:

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Reply #23 posted 07/21/16 11:16am

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SoulAlive said:

Identity said:

Ray founded, produced and wrote for Raydio, played on the Talking Book I Want You albums, worked with Chaka Khan and Rufus, Herbie Hancock, Denise Williams, Barry White and countless others. That he's best known for writing what amounts to a novelty tune is really tragic. confused

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Not sure I would say it is tragic as I believe it is largely of his own making. I was a huge fan when he was creating tracks like You Got the Love for Rufus, playing on some of the coolest r&b, funk and jazz of the 1970s and then the mostly stellar first two Raydio albums. But once Jack and Jill became a big crossover hit he could not resist following that money and completely sold out the r&b, funk and jazz for watered-down pop-r&b lite bullshit (for the most part) and never returned to the funk. I group him with folks like Lionel Richie and George Benson as being among the greatest real music sellouts.

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #24 posted 07/21/16 3:45pm

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Cinny said:

If you ask me, "I Want A New Drug" sounds like THIS:


I love you Brother Cinny. cool I've been telling for more than a decade that Huey & Ray rip-off M. nod

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Reply #25 posted 07/21/16 5:51pm

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HardcoreJollies said:

SoulAlive said:

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Not sure I would say it is tragic as I believe it is largely of his own making. I was a huge fan when he was creating tracks like You Got the Love for Rufus, playing on some of the coolest r&b, funk and jazz of the 1970s and then the mostly stellar first two Raydio albums. But once Jack and Jill became a big crossover hit he could not resist following that money and completely sold out the r&b, funk and jazz for watered-down pop-r&b lite bullshit (for the most part) and never returned to the funk. I group him with folks like Lionel Richie and George Benson as being among the greatest real music sellouts.

You can say that about bands like Kool & the Gang, too--doesn't take away from their good years for me, though.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #26 posted 07/21/16 8:30pm

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HuMpThAnG said:

SoulAlive said:

I'm a huge fan of Ray Parker Jr,but I hate the fact that "Ghostbusters" is the song that he's most remembered for.It's a fun song but very cheesy smile I prefer the material on his first four albums with Raydio

and i'm actually beginning to like the song boxed

lol times change when u have grandkids

eek

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #27 posted 07/22/16 5:26am

HuMpThAnG

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phunkdaddy said:

HuMpThAnG said:

and i'm actually beginning to like the song boxed

lol times change when u have grandkids

eek

nod yup

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Reply #28 posted 07/22/16 11:34am

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

I'm a huge fan of Ray Parker Jr,but I hate the fact that "Ghostbusters" is the song that he's most remembered for.It's a fun song but very cheesy smile I prefer the material on his first four albums with Raydio




most definitely...

jack & jill
you cant change that
a woman needs love
for those who like to groove
etc..

he played guitar on most all Barry Whites and The Love Unlimited Orchestras major hits...even played guitar at Motown on Supremes and Temptations early 70s songs, ie "Sunny Boy"-Supremes...very stylish and underrated rhythm guitarist...
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Reply #29 posted 07/22/16 11:38am

RJOrion

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Cinny said:


If you ask me, "I Want A New Drug" sounds like THIS:




I love you Brother Cinny. cool I've been telling for more than a decade that Huey & Ray rip-off M. nod




hell yeah, i never understood how huey lewis sued Ray Parker Jr, when Lewis stole the damn song himself...i want a new drug was Pop Muzik 2.0...
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