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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 205.184.160.111
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 8:29 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi this is Kev-Lo I know there are some SD's out there who are parents some of you may have teenage children and some of you may have children who are younger What I'd like to know is do your children ever listen to the classic soul and pop music that you so much love and grow up on.If so what is their imput on it.
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Justin A.K.A. Souljunkie (justin)
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 213.122.58.157
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 7:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Kev-Lo,

My son's favourite sing-a-long songs are Edwin Starr's' 'Stop Her On Sight', the UK club remix of Gwen McCrae's 'Keep The Fire Burning' and Slave's 'Touch Of Love'. I think that's a pretty good start for a 3 year old...LOL That's the truth BTW.

Cheers

Justin

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Ritchie (ritchie)
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 62.254.0.32
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 7:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, my son used to kind of "tolerate" the "old music" his dad played, being the staunch Hip Hop/Rap fan that he is. Then, he started to realise where all those guys got their samples from and suddenly my record collection became much more interesting. When he moved out, I lost my Crusaders CDs, some Kool & the Gang, a couple of Funk collections, Earth Wind & Fire - not to mention several of my Marvin Gaye CDs! ;)
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jrlo (jrlo)
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.130.218.105
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 7:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My youngest daughter who is almost 8 loves FRankie Vallis "Too good to be true", and "Let's hang on"
(Maybe beacuse FRankie's voice was so high!!)
Both of my daughters love old Motown tunes...and they like the song "Time of the Seaosn" (I forgot who did that one) and the Turtles Happy together!
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NYC Diva (nyc_diva)
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 205.184.172.242
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 7:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have two daughters, one is about to turn 18. She is NOT feeling my music at all. I'll be playing my old stuff from the '70s through to about '92 and she'll walk out of the room. The only song I play regularly that she shows an interest in is Dennis Edwards' "Don't Look Any Further"...maybe because it was used as a sample on Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Get Money"...*rolling eyes*

My youngest is more tolerant of my music and will at least listen to it with me. Some of it she'll laugh at, like my Ohio Players stuff, but it's all good.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.161.46.173
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 8:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Diva & jrlo. Long time no see. Jrlo, The Zombies made Time Of The Season. I like their She's Not There as well.

Juice
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john c (john_c)
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 12.2.233.107
Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 9:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have a 10 year old and a 5 year old both of which have been exposed to pop/soul music from the 50's to the present, mostly riding in the car (about 1-2 hours a day). I don't try to influence them at all by my comments, but they have excellent taste. Some general observations:

1) They prefer 60's Motown to 70's Philly (but like both)
2) Edwin Starr! War! 25 Miles! SOS!
3) Psychedelic Temps over Classic Temps (but like both)
4) Chuck Berry and Elvis (and Elvis movies)
5) Early through Revolver Beatles
6) 80's Madonna

The 10 year old plays alto sax and I'm teaching him guitar. We saw SITSOM together and he is quite familiar with the Funk Brothers and especially Jamerson, my bass hero. We have a snare and hi-hat that they can play along with CD's too. I am going to try to transcribe some Motown sax things this summer for him, but I have to figure out this Eb vs. C instrument thing. But for now, being Little League/T-Ball season, I'm grooming both of them to be the next Ichiro. Go 0-5 M's! Break up the Tigers!


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jrlo (jrlo)
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.130.218.105
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 2:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HEY JUICE BABY HOW ARE YOU????

Yeah it's been awhile...been busy. How's it going?

That's right..it was the Zombies!!! I knew it was a group with a weird name I just couldn't remember. You know when you get old and/or become a parent you lose some brain cells! :-)
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Wonder B (wonder_b)
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Post Number: 27
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 80.13.241.197
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 6:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kev-Lo here's a little story about my baby girl (just 5 years old a month ago)
About music training, I am not forcing her in any way but she made me very happy a couple of weeks ago.

I had bought that 6 CD series from the Music Machine company last year. They are basically karaoke CD's but whereas the other stuff is filled with 25 synth-cheap-drum-machine re-played songs, these are made with the support of Motown and there are nine songs on each CD all directly from the master tapes (all 6 CD's are nothing but Motown hits). First, the 9 songs are featured with music and backup vocals on the left and the lead singer on the right, so you can study the phrasing, and then the same songs appear in regular stereo without the lead vocals... A great way to discover the unbelievable talent of the Funk Brothers like you were in the recording room at the time of the recording... just unbelievable... the story that follows just gave me the answer to my life long question, what makes a classic song... classic?

Anyway.... I was in the car and started to play 'Bernadette' by the Four Tops... Emilie (my baby) was riding in the back and when the song ended she asked for me to put it on again (remember it that was the first time she was hearing that song) as soon as the second play ended she declared that this one song was her 'most favourite of all times'! LOL See how good music touches the hearts of the pure and innocent... what made me even more happier was that the Four Tops are my favourite Motown group and in my top five of all time, and that Bernadette is my favourite Tops song... what's even more funny is that of course she can't sing the lead lyrics (she doesn't speak english yet LOL), but she sings the backup vocalising... only an octave LOWER than the real Tops... I don't know why ... (although unlike most little girls she hasn't that squeaky high voice and in fact has a lower range than most boys her age... no she's not one LOL) so she keeps doing the oooh aaah's and I sing along with her but at the real pitch, which makes her laugh to death! LOL Now I also got the Ed Sullivan's DVD's where the Tops sing Bernadette so now she's trying to emulate their choreography... you should see that... way too funny!
So she would make me play 'Bernadette' 25 times in a row... a week later I tried to introduce another of my favourites, 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' by Marvin & Tammi... she said right from the first note "No, Papa, I want Beeeeenaadette" -cos' I explained her that you don't pronounce the'r' the french way LOL -
So I told her 'Give it a shot, you'll see this one is great too'
Then after hearing the song... She just declared that this was another 'Most favourite song' LOL
So we're in the middle of a 100% Motown playlist here because she won't hear nothing else right now! LOL

And I ain't complaining... I know at some point I will have to deal with her love for some current singer, but she'll have a strong foundation built on quality music so I hope she can see the difference...

Wonder B

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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Post Number: 29
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 151.205.105.231
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 2:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey jrlo! How've you been? Yes, I know about the brain cell problem, what the heck, we're alive!

Peace & hope to see you here soon :-)
Juice
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Lynn Bruce (lynn_bruce)
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.41.110.49
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 4:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Every august I take my grandaughter about three hundred miles northj to the upper penninsula of michigan.We sing a good percent of the way up. She's one of those natural born singers that automaticly sings on key. Shes now nine and since she's been five we've been taking turns between lead and harmony on "Annie had a Baby",Sexey ways, and our favorite WPLJ (White Port and Lemon Juice)among others.Of course she has her songs but when we get together for singing you can't beat those old doo-wop songs.

I've often wondered what her school teachers in chorus must think when they hear her singing those songs.LOL
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 64.12.116.138
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 7:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What a great touching story Wonder B. !

Peace,
Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)

chancellorofsoul.com
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Steve K (ltlftc)
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 67.167.135.143
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 9:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Lynn - I hope you're recording some of those singalongs; what a hoot, hearing a little kid singing 'W is the white. P is the port....etc". Talk about priceless memories

Steve K
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jrlo (jrlo)
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.130.218.105
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 3:18 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know this isn't soul or R&B related but I thought it was cute. My adorable little great nephew who happens to be 2 years old, loves Snow white and the seven dwarfs. (He loves the music) You know the song the dwarfs sing "Hi Ho Hi Ho it's off to work we go". Well my nephew started singing "MY HO MY HO...." My neice and her husband try to gently tell him that it's not MY HO but HI HO...he just shruggs his shoulders and says "Mommy I like MY HO better"! My neice said oh great all she needs is a call from his preschool with the director saying.."Has your son been watching too much BET?" Love it when they are innocent and clueless!
:-)
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Nosey (nosey)
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 152.163.252.166
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 10:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well during the 80s and 90s, my girls and I used to do housework on Saturdays and since I was in charge, they had to listen to oldies while we cleaned. The 30 year old couldn't care less but the 26 year old loves all things old: old movies (black & white) old pictures, clothing styles, etc. She says she listens to everything in a song (which I never did until coming on this site)and was thrilled when I gave her Enchantment & Tavares CDs recently. She called me and said, "Mom! these songs are just soooo beautiful, the melodys, the words! Oooh, Mommy! "Forevermore" is sooo pretty!" She played "Check it Out" for her friend and it blew him away. Yes, my baby loves my music.
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 209.212.74.211
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kev Lo -
Since you know of my daughter, you already know that she had no other choice but to be born into music...pending the family circumstance. LOL. The girl came out me me singing...lol...but thank GOD and to exposure she is hooked on classic soul and R&B. She listens to the new stuff and buys some of it, but most of the time she buys the classics...or burns copies of mine...or even attempts to 'jack' me of a few of my cd's. Prince is a big fight between us. She has to buy her own cd's of him...lol...
What was endearing to me was that when I was still actively perfoming on stage, she would sit in awe as I practiced, and took note to my repitoire...which was usually Stevie Wonder, and most Motown, Linda Jones, E, W,& F, Phylis Hyman, etc... and I sing Gospel...so I have some favorites there such as Rev. Daryl Coley...But as for R&B and Soul there are a few songs that I have exposed her to that stick out in my mind that she says are her favorite and connect them to her 'Mom' :-)...

STEVIE WONDER - Golden Lady, Aint No Use, Please Dont Go, I Dont Know Why I Love You, Hey Love, Angie Girl, Until You Come Back To Me

As far as she is concerned, Stevie is 'Pimp Juice'...lol...

E/W/F - Ill Write A Song For You, Imagination, Jupiter/You and I/Let's Groove/Fall In Love With Me

Linda Jones - Hypnotized, Give My Love A Try, Ill Be Sweeter Tomorrow.

Now she knows Mommie's favorite female soul singer is Linda Jones...and after Linda comes...

Gladys Knight - Make her the Woman You Come Home To/ Imagination/ On and On/ (thanks to a friend I have just added this one to the list) Do You Love Me Just a Little Honey/Peaceful Waters

There is so much she likes that we always wind up saying 'oh! that's my jam!' Then we look at each other and say 'oh you always say that every song is your jam'...lol...force of habit...

NOW...for 'way back in the day' - she has a category of my music she calls 'greasy grit chitlin Jheri CUrl music'...lol...however she likes the stuff...lol... this would include the music of Johnny Taylor, (She likes the way I do the 'George Jefferson Slop', as she calls it off of LOVE BONES) BB King, Muddy Waters, Al Green (who we worship in my house...when I put him on she says: 'uh oh Mommie got the 'Greens'...lol...ie: his version of How Can You Mend a Broken Heart and Cant Get Next To You)
Denise LaSalle, Bobby Blue Bland and the whole lot of them...she said it seems that every one that made that music was 'cheatin' lyin' stealin' finger poppin' and running to pray to the Lord after all was said and done'. LOL. We have always said my daughter is 'way ahead of her time'.
Thanks for letting me brag about my 20 year old Kev...you know she is my pride and joy, and I see a record deal in her future. Did you know she can 'wear out' Natalie Cole's music? Next time she come back to NY, we will have a jam session of a sort, or maybe she can get in on one of Carlton's shows so you can hear her. :-)

Peace out, my mellow my man, and 'keep the spirit going'...lol...

DyvaNaye

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Nosey (nosey)
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DvyaNaye: I can relate to so much of what you said!
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NY-DELL-1 (nydell)
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Post Number: 14
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 38.117.188.10
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MY KIDS GET A KICK OUT OF IT WHEN A NEW SONG OR RAP SONG COMES OUT AND THEIR FRIENDS SAY WOW THAT WAS HOT...THEY TELL THEM THAT MUSIC IS 20 YEARS OLD AND IT WAS SUNG BY SO & SO....WELL THEIR FRIENDS DON'T BELIEVE THEM AND THEY USALLY COME TO ME TO HEAR THE ORIGINAL IF I HAVE IT....MY KIDS LISTEN TO ALOT OF "REAL" OLD SCHOOL...I RECENTLY SAW A OLD SCHOOL CD THAT HAD SONGS FROM 1995....GO FIGURE
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65memories (65memories)
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Registered: 4-2004
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Kev...
My two sons, ages 18 and 15 respectively, have grown up listening to Oldies but Goodies. When they were little, local dj legend Lee Alan had a "Back in the 60's" show on and they could sing his theme song by heart. They recently attended the Funk Bros. concert with my wife and me at the Detroit Opera House. Their taste in music is eclectic, ranging from soul to rap like Outkast to contemporary pop like Dave Matthews. They love the Temptations, Four Tops and Stevie and can recite lyrics to almost every song. I'm proud of their music foundation.
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oli67 (ollie)
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Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 5:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kev

my daughter Aleesha is now almost 12 sweet years old and she's getting more and more interested in the records of my collection, she even picks out the right albums, the music that catches her attention is mostly uptempo soul funk r&b like kind of music. thanks for asking peace....
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Gary (gary)
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Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 10:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My daughter is a college senior. She mostly listens to contemporary gospel these days, but she has a healthy appreciation for classic R&B too.

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