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Reply #60 posted 01/11/21 12:37pm

JayCrawford

Cinny said:



JayCrawford said:


Cinny said:



But you prefer 70s Stevie to 80s Stevie in the other thread. :huh: lol



80s Stevie Wonder was a joke! Let's not talking about his 80s era please sad


Did you know "I Just Called To Say I Love You" is from Songs In The Key Of Life? His songwriting is really strong but I think the production is tough to compare the rich band feel of the 70s stuff.




That song is from a soundtrack album called The Woman in Red
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Reply #61 posted 01/11/21 12:38pm

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FAITH

PATIENCE ESPECIALLY PRECIOUS BOX

LISTEN WITHOUT BECAUSE FREEDOM NINETY BEST SONG EVER

MAKE IT BIG

SONG FROM LAST CENTURY AND BROTHER GIVE POOK DIME BEST COVER EVER

OLDER

WHAM STUFF

POOK SAVE SYMPHONICA FOR RAINY DAY

POOK NOT BELIEVE POOK NEVER HEAR OF BOOGIE BOX BEFORE!

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Reply #62 posted 01/11/21 12:54pm

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JayCrawford said:

That song is from a soundtrack album called The Woman in Red

Stevie has been known to use songs originally written years before on later albums. There's a song on Characters from 1987 called Cryin' Through The Night. It was originally recorded in the early 1970s, but that version is still unreleased. The one on Characters is a newly recorded version at the time. On Hotter Than July there's All I Do, which Stevie wrote for Tammi Terrell in the 1960s. Jungle Fever has some earlier material. One is a song written about Marvin Gaye in the mid-1980s.There's another song used in the movie, it's not on the soundtrack, but has been released as a B-side to one of the singles. It's the original recording, but with some new overdubs

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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Reply #63 posted 01/11/21 12:56pm

JayCrawford

MickyDolenz said:



JayCrawford said:


That song is from a soundtrack album called The Woman in Red

Stevie has been known to use songs originally written years before on later albums. There's a song on Characters from 1987 called Cryin' Through The Night. It was originally recorded in the early 1970s, but that version is still unreleased. The one on Characters is a newly recorded version at the time. On Hotter Than July there's All I Do, which Stevie wrote for Tammi Terrell in the 1960s. Jungle Fever has some earlier material. One is a song written about Marvin Gaye in the mid-1980s.There's another song used in the movie, it's not on the soundtrack, but has been released as a B-side to one of the singles. It's the original recording, but with some new overdubs



Oh fair enough... They did a great job of reworking an older song like I Just Called To Say I Love You then.
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Reply #64 posted 01/11/21 1:01pm

hollywood0024

Jaycrawford's fave album is Like A Virgin
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Reply #65 posted 01/11/21 1:18pm

MickyDolenz

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Jaycrawford's fave album is Like A Virgin

No matter what the thread is about, you always manage to bring up Madonna or what she looks like. You must be related to the other poster talking about "LeToya" lol

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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Reply #66 posted 01/11/21 1:19pm

JayCrawford

MickyDolenz said:



hollywood0024 said:


Jaycrawford's fave album is Like A Virgin

No matter what the thread is about, you always manage to bring up Madonna or what she looks like. You must be related to the other poster talking about "LeToya" lol




What's crazy is that he messaged about anorexic women lol
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Reply #67 posted 01/11/21 2:48pm

hollywood0024

JayCrawford said:

MickyDolenz said:



hollywood0024 said:


Jaycrawford's fave album is Like A Virgin

No matter what the thread is about, you always manage to bring up Madonna or what she looks like. You must be related to the other poster talking about "LeToya" lol




What's crazy is that he messaged about anorexic women lol

Jay u know it was funny
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Reply #68 posted 01/11/21 4:36pm

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I like George,he is a great singer and good enough to play instruments on record(yeah that synth on Everything She Wants is all him) unlike Michael Jackson who put false credits on records.

But what bothers me about him it's he was such a Diva.He presented his struggle with being gay as

a really serious problem.You have people who work 3 jobs a day to support their family and here is this super rich pop star complaining all the time how terrible and hard life is.

He was much better in the 90s when the focus was on music.

George's music sounded great as long as he had bass player from Wham supplying the low end

You have to remember that back then George couldn't come out as gay when Wham first started. He didn't even know for sure that he was Gay, he was seen with women and dated women. When he finally figured it out, his 1 true love, Anselmo Feleppa, they had to keep it a secret, he didn't even tell his family, then HIV/AIDS hit, and was taboo back in the day. Anselmo died from an AIDS related illiness, George knew he was very sick, but he couldn't do anything to help him. In a documentary that I watched, (Freedom) George was back at his family's house for a holiday, and Anselmo was dying, and George couldn't even tell his family, he had to act like everything is ok. His death sent George into a deep depression.

Then the entire 'restroom' ordeal, really put the spotlight on him.


So yeah, I think no matter how famous he was or how rich he was, he had lot's of problems And they were serious!



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Reply #69 posted 01/11/21 4:39pm

PennyPurple

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hollywood0024 said:

Anyone on here read Andrew Ridgeley's book?

I did. I loved it! What did you think about it?

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Reply #70 posted 01/11/21 5:08pm

hollywood0024

PennyPurple said:



hollywood0024 said:


Anyone on here read Andrew Ridgeley's book?

I did. I loved it! What did you think about it?


Haven't gotten it yet but I want to. Just was curious about what people thought about it.
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Reply #71 posted 01/11/21 5:22pm

PennyPurple

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hollywood0024 said:

PennyPurple said:

I did. I loved it! What did you think about it?

Haven't gotten it yet but I want to. Just was curious about what people thought about it.

It's good.

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Reply #72 posted 01/12/21 8:49am

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1. Make It Big

2. Faith

3. Fantastic

4. Music From The Edge Of Heaven

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #73 posted 01/12/21 9:21am

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PennyPurple said:

thebanishedone said:

I like George,he is a great singer and good enough to play instruments on record(yeah that synth on Everything She Wants is all him) unlike Michael Jackson who put false credits on records.

But what bothers me about him it's he was such a Diva.He presented his struggle with being gay as

a really serious problem.You have people who work 3 jobs a day to support their family and here is this super rich pop star complaining all the time how terrible and hard life is.

He was much better in the 90s when the focus was on music.

George's music sounded great as long as he had bass player from Wham supplying the low end

You have to remember that back then George couldn't come out as gay when Wham first started. He didn't even know for sure that he was Gay, he was seen with women and dated women. When he finally figured it out, his 1 true love, Anselmo Feleppa, they had to keep it a secret, he didn't even tell his family, then HIV/AIDS hit, and was taboo back in the day. Anselmo died from an AIDS related illiness, George knew he was very sick, but he couldn't do anything to help him. In a documentary that I watched, (Freedom) George was back at his family's house for a holiday, and Anselmo was dying, and George couldn't even tell his family, he had to act like everything is ok. His death sent George into a deep depression.

Then the entire 'restroom' ordeal, really put the spotlight on him.


So yeah, I think no matter how famous he was or how rich he was, he had lot's of problems And they were serious!



You got that right. In the 1980s, if you simply said the words "I'm gay.", people would just laugh as hard as they could as if they had heard the funniest thing ever. You didn't have to say or do anything funny and you wouldn't even have to be feminine or out of the ordinary looking whatsoever. Just the fact that you were gay, or could even possibly be gay, would have people just laughing as if they had just heard the funniest joke ever. And the hatred that went along with it too not just from strangers but from complete families disowning people. I didn't come out myself until 1990 when I was 22 and by coming out, I mean no longer being in denial in my own mind, accepting what I am, and acting upon what I wanted. As for everyone else, I went the Prince route. I did as I pleased, flaunted it, but neither confirmed nor denied it, and just let people think what they wanted to think. I don't blame George though. Those assholes would have stopped buying his records back in the 1980s if he had confirmed he was gay and his label would have dropped him. Although somebody had to really be living under a rock in those days to not know he was gay, especially after seeing that "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" video. Honey, he was almost of fish as Prince on the "American Bandstand" performance. lol Oh my God, he really was an incredibly handsome and gorgeous man when he butched up in the "Faith" era. Lorrrrrd, done got me panting like Scooby Doo up in there. lol

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #74 posted 01/12/21 10:27am

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Well said.


Can I also point out that one of the good things about George Michael was that he was a diva; you know, a pop star? The last thing I want from my pop stars is people who are "all about the music maaaaan."


Sorry Prince, what is this Purple Rain nonsense? Some people have to work three jobs to get by and you complain about your inner demons?? My solution to people having to work three jobs is not to help them but to scold everyone else rolleyes

[Edited 1/12/21 10:28am]

"I think people ought to know that we're anti-fascist, we're anti-violence, we're anti-racist and we're pro-creative. We're against ignorance."
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Reply #75 posted 01/12/21 10:57am

JayCrawford

If George Michael told the world he was gay during his prime the 80s and he was having the biggest success of his career... His career would have been over. Especially since you'd always watch his music videos with other women
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Reply #76 posted 01/12/21 12:22pm

hollywood0024

Even Boy George was not completely out in the 80's.
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Reply #77 posted 01/12/21 2:37pm

onlyforaminute

Heaven knows I was just a young boy
Didn't know what I wanted to be (Didn't know what I wanted to be)
I was every little hungry schoolgirl's pride and joy
And I guess it was enough for me (And I guess it was enough for me)
To win the race, a prettier face
Brand new clothes and a big fat place
On your rock and roll TV (Rock and roll TV)
But today the way I play the game is not the same, no way
Think I'm gonna get me some happy
I think there's something you should know
(I think it's time I told you so)
There's something deep inside of me
(There's someone else I've got to be)
Take back your picture in a frame
(Take back your singing in the rain)
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man
All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see
Is that I don't belong to you and you don't belong to me, yeah yeah
Freedom (I won't let you down)
Freedom (I will not give you up)
Freedom (Gotta have some faith in the sound)
You've got to give what you take (It's the one good thing that I've got)
Freedom (I won't let you down)
Freedom (So please don't give me up)
Freedom ('Cause I would really)
You've got to give what you take (really love to stick around)
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #78 posted 01/13/21 5:18pm

hollywood0024

Thought there'd be more GM fans.
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Reply #79 posted 01/13/21 6:50pm

MickyDolenz

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Thought there'd be more GM fans.

I don't think there's many fans of anybody here. razz A lot of the people who would post in this section stopped years ago. There's nothing much else to say about oldies acts that isn't already in a bunch of old threads. I'd guess there's probably hundreds of threads about different members of the Jackson family. lol If someone makes a thread about current popular music the same old folks put it down. Or they don't know about it.

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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Reply #80 posted 01/13/21 7:08pm

hollywood0024

MickyDolenz said:



hollywood0024 said:


Thought there'd be more GM fans.

I don't think there's many fans of anybody here. razz A lot of the people who would post in this section stopped years ago. There's nothing much else to say about oldies acts that isn't already in a bunch of old threads. I'd guess there's probably hundreds of threads about different members of the Jackson family. lol If someone makes a thread about current popular music the same old folks put it down. Or they don't know about it.


True
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Reply #81 posted 01/16/21 3:02pm

hollywood0024

Bump
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Reply #82 posted 01/16/21 5:31pm

POOK

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Thought there'd be more GM fans.


WELL POOK GEORGE FAN

BUT POOK OLD ORG

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Reply #83 posted 01/16/21 6:59pm

JayCrawford

hollywood0024 said:

Thought there'd be more GM fans.


I mean George was good but he wasn't nothing amazing or mind blowing.
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Reply #84 posted 01/16/21 7:38pm

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POOK said:

hollywood0024 said:
Thought there'd be more GM fans.
WELL POOK GEORGE FAN BUT POOK OLD ORG

dancing jig cool

"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 #85 posted 01/17/21 5:02pm

hollywood0024

JayCrawford said:

hollywood0024 said:

Thought there'd be more GM fans.


I mean George was good but he wasn't nothing amazing or mind blowing.

Homophobe
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Reply #86 posted 01/17/21 5:26pm

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JayCrawford said:

hollywood0024 said:
Thought there'd be more GM fans.
I mean George was good but he wasn't nothing amazing or mind blowing.


Which means you liked him.

"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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Reply #87 posted 01/18/21 7:25am

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vainandy said:

1. Make It Big

2. Faith

3. Fantastic

4. Music From The Edge Of Heaven


Where are the rest? lol

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Reply #88 posted 01/18/21 8:15am

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