A wee bit of normally has returned to the Stoop. I needed a musical infusion. Digging in the Groove Yard turned up something old and something new.
There are songs that belong to the community. Not even the performers who originated the song has any say when or where it gets performed. Mr. Howard Hewett has made great albums since his Shalamar days but knows that in a roomful of women that song is gonna have to acknowledged if he wants to get out of the building in one piece.
This is a latter day version of the song performed in New York. The ladies get to sing full blast on it. It is song that has literally brought people into this world. It is a time when the war of the sexes was a lot less hostile.
Feel free to rusty bucket up a chorus or two on For The Lover In You
It is strange because I didn't care for Shalamar when I was coming up. I was a total Funkateer, Parliament, Bootsy and all permutations in between. The Bar-Kays, Cameo and any funk master that could twang and band his way into my heart.
It was later, maybe first year of college that I started liking the music. So to end this week of lessons, many life lessons let's add one more to the mix. Jeffrey Daniels, Jody Watley and Howard Hewett dancing it up on Night To Remember
Oh, and about those life lessons? I strongly recommend taking one at a time.