James Ingram and Micheal McDonald "Yah mo be there"

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What kind of keyboards did Micheal McDonald and James Ingram use to make this song.

startrekman, Saturday, 27 November 2004 06:22 (seventeen years ago) link

irritating ones.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 27 November 2004 06:27 (seventeen years ago) link

i also find this song irritating.

balance to the universe has been restored, yay!!

Eisbär (llamasfur), Saturday, 27 November 2004 06:35 (seventeen years ago) link

it's the musical equivalent of aural surgery w/ a jackhammer ... or surgical strikes w/ thermonuclear weapons. i.e., OVERKILL.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Saturday, 27 November 2004 06:36 (seventeen years ago) link

i just loooveee asking this one :-)


I actually like this song.

why is it irritating?

startrekman, Saturday, 27 November 2004 08:02 (seventeen years ago) link

come on is "Yah mo be there" that bad?

startrekman, Saturday, 27 November 2004 08:06 (seventeen years ago) link

no

bulbs (bulbs), Saturday, 27 November 2004 08:18 (seventeen years ago) link

And does it get more or less annoying on finding out what "yah mo" means?

Acme (acme), Saturday, 27 November 2004 14:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Should I ask?

Alba (Alba), Saturday, 27 November 2004 16:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I always though it was "Yes, I am going to." As in "Yeah, I'm gonna" -----> "Yah, I munna" ----> "Ya mo"?

Or is it some spiritual thing, like "Jah give, Jah take"?

J (Jay), Saturday, 27 November 2004 17:03 (seventeen years ago) link

I thought it was a spiritual thing, like "Yah" is short for "Yahweh" and the title amounts to "Yahweh is coming soon."

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Saturday, 27 November 2004 17:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Joseph is correct, it is short for "Yahweh." I have Michael's best-of CD on Rhino. Given to me by a friend who just couldn't bear to own it anymore.

bleep, Saturday, 27 November 2004 23:25 (seventeen years ago) link

And, uh, I forgot to say that in the liner notes, McDonald tells the story of how they came up with the title. I don't have them handy though.

bleep, Saturday, 27 November 2004 23:27 (seventeen years ago) link

How is 'Yah mo' short for Yahweh? It's the same number of syllables!

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 28 November 2004 03:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Sorry - I see now that it's 'Yah' not 'Yah mo' that it short for Yahweh. What does the 'mo' mean then?

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 28 November 2004 03:20 (seventeen years ago) link

come on is "Yah mo be there" that bad?


No, it's much worse.

Marcus, Sunday, 28 November 2004 03:24 (seventeen years ago) link

> What does the 'mo' mean then?

My reading: "Gonna." As in "I'mo get you sucka."

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Sunday, 28 November 2004 03:30 (seventeen years ago) link

and then he wrote Rick Astley "In the name of love"

dick spatsley, Sunday, 28 November 2004 05:21 (seventeen years ago) link

I could have sworn when I used to hear this on nauseating Kasie Kasum that they said it has something to do with God, this song. That God would be with you. All that kind of crap.

Bimble (bimble), Sunday, 28 November 2004 08:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Hmmm. I'd always assumed it was

"Yes, I'm Going to Be There" -----> "Yeah, I'm Gonna Be There" ------> "Yah, I'm-a Be There" -----> "Ya Mo Be There"

In any event, it's heinously godawful.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 28 November 2004 13:22 (seventeen years ago) link

i agree! and i LIKE michael mcdonald for the most part!!

Eisbär (llamasfur), Sunday, 28 November 2004 13:37 (seventeen years ago) link

two years pass...

ya mo be there aint that bad wtf

deej, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 16:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I saw Michael McDonald last week, good show but he didn't play this song.

Alex in Baltimore, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 16:45 (fourteen years ago) link

THIS SONG IS GENIUS

HI DERE, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 16:46 (fourteen years ago) link

I thought The 40-Year-Old Virgin would've revived interest in Mike.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 16:48 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

startrekman

am0n, Thursday, 22 November 2007 17:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Great song. I often use "Yah mo be there" in conversation for a laugh

Tom D., Thursday, 22 November 2007 17:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Hmmm. I'd always assumed it was
"Yes, I'm Going to Be There" -----> "Yeah, I'm Gonna Be There" ------> "Yah, I'm-a Be There" -----> "Ya Mo Be There"

^^^
best part of the thread

Mackro Mackro, Thursday, 22 November 2007 18:38 (fourteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

somehow never noticed the instrumental break on this, it's really fun! kinda turns the track into music for the water level in a Sonic the Hedgehog game.

we're gonna live in spatula city (Doctor Casino), Friday, 29 July 2016 23:10 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

What kind of keyboards did Micheal McDonald and James Ingram use to make this song.
― startrekman, Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:22 AM bookmarkflaglink

irritating ones.
― Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:27 AM bookmarkflaglink


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