For an answer… The Ching!
AS A PROCESS
GAIN ACCEPTANCE OF
PHILLIP BAILEY, LATE OF Earth Wind and Fire, had this screaming high voice, but busted out a tune or two. Yes he did. Casey Kasem bequeathed me this front announce:
Even absent a mostly unlistenable SMASH DUET with Phil Collins, Bailey’s solo effort Chinese Wall climbed to no. 10 on the pop charts in 1984 on the strength of Walking On the Chinese Wall and this little number a B-side to the single that showcases Bailey’s dolcimer falsetto and itself claimed top 40 success…
featured in Spike Lee’s CLOCKERS
children of the ghetto
GHETTO was the B-side. I like to turn ‘em over. no joke.
This is the one people were hearing on the radio, fer sure
keep your head to the sky
Became a preacher, as I recall. I’m feelin’ it. As ya’ get older, dear raiders one and all, there must be a specific hypothalmic codex all us over-50′s have. as if… maybe we feel…
we’ve somehow heard it before, in a dream
CASE IN POINT this Commodores ditty
eclipsed all those Lionel years and was
the first thing out the gate after big train bolted…
higher and higher
GO AHEAD AND DIG
on this tribute to fellow soulsters Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson, a rhythmic accolade that took the charts by storm, all the way to the top of the R&B chart, nearly duplicating the feat on the pop chart, landing at #3 in the winter of 1984.
Walter Orange on the vocal, actually Orange and J. D. Nicholas share the lead chores
who busted out Brick House
DARKNESS is their motto
and bitter are their blues
but deep inside the ghetto
there’s a UNITY
the councils of the sorrows
will end the misery
keep your HEADS
there’s no need for raised voices.
The words themselves are strong enough.
Time to use them. And love.
and just see how that goes over
…you heard it here
like i said, as if in a dream