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Offline TripleX

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Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« on: July 12, 2011, 05:12:11 pm »
Google didn't know what I was talking bout, maybe you don't either. It used to happen a lot in the 70's. I think it was called "rapping" back before hip-hop when Isaac Hayes and Millie Jackson used to do it. I was listening to "Wild Flower" yesterday and noticed it's a song element I always like.

It usually happens at the end when the singer starts talking and breaks down the subject of the song, like in the Ojays' "Family Reunion". In Bobby Womack's "If You Think You're Lonely Now" it happens at the beginning. Another good example is The Chi-lites' "Have You Seen Her".


Do y'all know what I'm talking about? Can you think of any more?

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 06:19:44 pm »
Cause I Love You - Lenny Williams

Cause I Love You - Lenny Williams


Kiss and Say Goodbye - The Manhattans

The Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye


I Kinda Miss You - The Manhattans

TOPPOP: Manhattans - I Kinda Miss You


Woman to Woman - Shirley Brown

shirley brown - Woman to Woman - Woman to Woman
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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 08:20:58 pm »
Fire and Desire-Rick James and Teena Marie.

She's Got Papers On Me-Richard "Dimples" Fields.

In that one the dude is singing about the other woman and the break is spoken by his wife who just overheard  him. :)

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 09:40:02 pm »
Starting All Over Again...Mel & Tim

This is the type of song I asked for when we were doing the BOOMERANG soundtrack, and LA & Face delivered in spades with End Of The Road.

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 06:18:56 am »
She's Got Papers On Me-Richard "Dimples" Fields.

In that one the dude is singing about the other woman and the break is spoken by his wife who just overheard  him. :)

Well, well, well...
Funny, this song came up in conversation just the other day. It's still amazing to me that he wasn't literally a one-hit wonder.

Along those same lines:
The Rain
- Oran "Juice" Jones (who was a one-hit wonder as far as I know)
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 06:26:09 am »
Just To Be Close To You
- The Commodores
This one actually starts with a rap before breaking into a classic R&B song.
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"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."

Offline Vic Vega

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 07:03:11 am »
She's Got Papers On Me-Richard "Dimples" Fields.

In that one the dude is singing about the other woman and the break is spoken by his wife who just overheard  him. :)
Well, well, well...
Funny, this song came up in conversation just the other day. It's still amazing to me that he wasn't literally a one-hit wonder.

The dude was a 2-hit wonder as far as I know.

Fields' other hit was "If It Aint One Thing Its Another".

That song has 2 breaks one where the sad sack singer complains about about a ugly woman named Sadie who told him she having his baby. The second break is a straight up homily with Bible quotes about how things will get better when Jesus comes back.

Which brings me to "No Pain, No Gain"- Betty Wright.

She was also the voice of the wife that caught Fields in "Papers".

 

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 08:19:38 am »
The dude was a 2-hit wonder as far as I know.

Fields' other hit was "If It Aint One Thing Its Another".

Yup. A friend brought that one up and it struck me how he had two novelty hits and couldn't rightly be called a one-hit wonder even though both songs fit that description so well. We had a good laugh over She's Got Papers which is still funny to me. I honestly can't tell just where to draw the intentional / unintentional comedy line on it.
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 08:37:37 am »
Another one:
All About Love
- Earth, Wind & Fire
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 09:59:11 am »
What about PATCHES by Clarence Carter?

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2011, 11:55:18 am »
Are we counting "Float On" by the Floaters?

Floaters - Float On (Official Video)
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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 08:14:36 am »
Barry White had several of these:
I've Got So Much To Give

Practice What You Preach

Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby

and, of course,
Love Serenade

which is pretty much all rapping.
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
"Be hard on systems, but soft on people."

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 11:19:07 am »
Would "Chocolate City" by Parliament count?

I don't remember if there was any actual singing in it or just talking.

Also "Spill The Wine" by War.




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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 04:23:13 pm »
Would "Chocolate City" by Parliament count?

I don't remember if there was any actual singing in it or just talking.

Also "Spill The Wine" by War.




Two good unconventional choices.

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Re: Classic R&B Songs With Talking Over The Bridge
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2011, 08:53:11 pm »
Switch- I Call Your Name