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It has the bassline from the Emotions' 'Best Of My Love', and has a vocal in the verse saying 'make it reeeeeal..' or something.

Not much help, but it's bugging me. Cheers.

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:49 (fifteen years ago) link

CJ Lewis covered this in '94

Sven Bastard (blueski), Thursday, 24 February 2005 15:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Are you thinking of Cheryl Lynn's "Got to Be Real"?

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:08 (fifteen years ago) link

I could be, Joseph.

Can you sing it for me?

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:08 (fifteen years ago) link

Or to take it one step further, is it "I'll Do 4 You" by Father MC?

Ken L (Ken L), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:14 (fifteen years ago) link

xpost

Sure!

(Joseph strides up to "Gong Show" stage in his full-on drag guise, "Joe Mama")

(perky horn riff leads into bass line from "Best of My Love")

Whatchoo FIIIIIIINDDD-ahhh!
Whatchoo FEEEEEEEELLL-now!
Whatchoo KNOOOOOOOWWW-ahhh!
To Be REEEAL!

It's-got-ta-be-REEEEEEEAL!

(ILMers dressed as Arte Johnson and Jo Anne Worley rush to gong)

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Excellent.

That's the bunny.

Thanks.

Buffalo Stan (Buffalo Stan), Thursday, 24 February 2005 16:19 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

some recent-ish last-ten-years r n b song from before i ever listened to r n b enough to know who was who. i assumed it was mary j blige, but i don't think it is. in my head the chorus line is 'it ain't wor-king', wavily sung after all these overlapping backing singers singing something about trying, maybe. was ist das?

schlump, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 06:17 (eleven years ago) link

"Ex Factor", by Lauryn Hill, maybe?

"No matter how I think we grow
You always seem to let me know
It ain't workin'
It ain't workin'
And when I try to walk away
You'd hurt yourself to make me stay
This is crazy
This is crazy"

She sounds a little like Mary J. Blige when she hits the upper end of her range.

Tantrum The Cat, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 06:27 (eleven years ago) link

y e s:
i think that is it. i did kinda think of her. thank you x

schlump, Tuesday, 25 November 2008 06:35 (eleven years ago) link

Does ILM remember a 70s pop/not-quite-Disco/ABBA-esque hit that seemed to ape the melody from Never On Sunday?

All I have is vague memories of something I heard as a child, which only gets triggered when hearing Never On Sunday


i am truley sorry for your lots (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 25 November 2008 07:21 (eleven years ago) link

(and it's not Crystal Grass's Love Train To Greece)

i am truley sorry for your lots (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 25 November 2008 07:23 (eleven years ago) link

I remember it being in 12/8, if that helps

i am truley sorry for your lots (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 25 November 2008 07:25 (eleven years ago) link

nevermind, a little thought + google was all it took

i am truley sorry for your lots (PappaWheelie V), Tuesday, 25 November 2008 07:30 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I'll be impressed if someone can identify this track: on a bus tour in Barbados, our driver was playing a tape of Caribbean pop. The tune I'm interested in was a fast one with an almost calypso sound, I think about a guy being pussywhipped. Remembered lyrics: 'Are you a man or are you a mouse?', and the chanted chorus 'Mouseman, mouseman, have you any cheese?'

Google is of no help to me.

Ismael Klata, Monday, 22 December 2008 13:12 (eleven years ago) link

Sounds like it could be a Soca tune? There's a track called "Mouse Man" by Madd. You can check it here:

http://www.junodownload.com/labels/Faluma/

Official Best Band Ever Poll Moderator (Noodle Vague), Monday, 22 December 2008 13:40 (eleven years ago) link

That's it! Outstanding work, sir, I am in your debt

Ismael Klata, Monday, 22 December 2008 13:52 (eleven years ago) link

(I'm sure Soca is the right name for this stuff, but at the moment it sounds like nothing so much as an Irish drinking song. Maybe you only get this effect during northern winters)

Ismael Klata, Monday, 22 December 2008 13:54 (eleven years ago) link

I'm a long way from being an expert but yeah Caribbean musics is basically my main weapon against living on the freezing Northeast coast of a god-forsaken heritage themepark between September and mid-July.

Official Best Band Ever Poll Moderator (Noodle Vague), Monday, 22 December 2008 14:02 (eleven years ago) link

Unexpected bonus: I accidentally skipped forward 'Take Your Time Do It Rite' by something called Eye Candy/Nikman, which is just great and duly acquired. It also sounds quite familiar - I suspect Puddin & Souse is the very tape my bus driver was jammin' that day

Ismael Klata, Monday, 22 December 2008 14:25 (eleven years ago) link

This may be impossible: I've been searching for years for a reggae record I heard on a jukebox while in Grand Cayman. My recollections:

Artist was Brother D.

Title was "Nenga Nenga" (there could be an "h" on the end of those Nengas...)

One snippet of the verse went, "And when you come for a date, and you (something something) late, Nenga Nenga Nenga aa-ee-yah...

Googling provides nothing, including what "Nenga Nenga" might mean, in Jamaican patois or otherwise. Of course, I could be misremembering virtually all of this...

Dan Peterson, Monday, 22 December 2008 20:45 (eleven years ago) link

And I was in the Caymans in 1986, so it's from that era or earlier. The overall vibe is a bit like "Youth of Eglington" by Black Uhuru.

Dan Peterson, Monday, 22 December 2008 20:55 (eleven years ago) link

eight months pass...

Holy freakin' crap, found it!!! Now I'm off to purchase a copy! Respelling a few things was crucial:

When you hear the name Brother Dee two songs immediately come to mind, "Nengeh Nengeh" and "Bigger Boss," two of the most popular recordings in the history of Jamaican music.

The guitar styling of Dwight Pinkney (Brother Dee's real name) have been a part of recorded Jamaican music since the earliest years of Ska. Dwight's first professional band THE SHARKS recorded many Jamaican number one hits at Coxsone's studio...

The era of the late 70's through to the 90's saw a band called Roots Radics...

Etc, etc, etc.

Such A Hilbily (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 16 September 2009 17:49 (ten years ago) link

three years pass...

can anybody identify the song playing at 14:30 in the clip below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2C3gn-Oca0

four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 April 2013 21:37 (seven years ago) link

ah nm Gary Byrd

four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 26 April 2013 21:38 (seven years ago) link

three years pass...

Heard a mid-90s alt-rock song by a female artist in the check-out line at the grocery store the other day. Sounded like a harder Liz Phair or Veruca Salt song, but not any song that I knew by them. It was decent, but the outro had this very repetitive dweedly-dweedly guitar solo that seemed pretty annoying in context. It was over before I had a chance open up Soundhound.

how girl's (how's life), Monday, 2 May 2016 12:22 (four years ago) link

come on, you have to give us more than that

kinder, Monday, 2 May 2016 13:09 (four years ago) link

Sorry, I was talking to the cashier when I noticed it during the vocal part, waiting for my receipt when the solo started, and struggled to get my phone out before the song was over. To further expand on the guitar solo thing, it was a brief figure, just a few bars, full of hammer-ons and pull-offs or tapping that got repeated over and over again.

how girl's (how's life), Monday, 2 May 2016 13:14 (four years ago) link

Tracy Bonham? K's Choice?

Your Ass Is Grass And I Will Mow It With My Face (Old Lunch), Monday, 2 May 2016 13:15 (four years ago) link

Those would definitely fit in genre-wise, but I'm not really familiar with much of their work.

how girl's (how's life), Monday, 2 May 2016 13:19 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Lyrics:

time is always forever changing
though i'm not aging
like shadows on the wall

Sounds a bit like Modern English. Anyone?

geoffreyess, Friday, 27 May 2016 17:26 (four years ago) link

Sad! Though I suspected it might be new.

geoffreyess, Saturday, 28 May 2016 16:56 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd0xG1FHxtM
^^tune that starts around 5:07 in this thrilling readalong does not seem to be on the official Mancini score - any ideas for what it might be? sounds a bit like the Giana Sisters theme

niels, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 13:08 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

there's a flute-heavy instrumental that I associate with 70s ontario public broadcasting bumpers (is that even a thing?)
that sounds kind of like "the fool on the hill" but it's not "the fool on the hill" -- any guesses?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:20 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

A song from mid-to-late eighties, I think. It has a proto-housey/synth pop backing, on top of which a woman describes all sorts of sexual activities she enjoys in a highly graphic way, using a lot of lewd words.

Tuomas, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:11 (two months ago) link

Sex (I'm a...) by Berlin?

peace, man, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:50 (two months ago) link

No, it's not that... The song I'm talking about has more obscene lyrics, with plenty of F-words etc.

Tuomas, Friday, 5 June 2020 05:16 (two months ago) link

And IIRC the vocals were (mostly) spoken word, not sung.

Tuomas, Friday, 5 June 2020 05:22 (two months ago) link

Lords of Acid - I Sit on Acid?

epistantophus, Friday, 5 June 2020 13:42 (two months ago) link

(‘96 extended remix in particular)

epistantophus, Friday, 5 June 2020 13:46 (two months ago) link

No, it's not that either. IIRC the track is by a solo female artist, or at least released under a name that sounds like a solo artist. Also, I think it's someone fairly obscure, not anyone as well known as Lords of Acid. I'm fairly sure on ILM posted a Youtube link to the track, before that I'd never heard of it nor of the artist.

Tuomas, Friday, 5 June 2020 15:29 (two months ago) link

1992, but something off Jeannette Katt's Pink Mischief?

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 5 June 2020 16:15 (two months ago) link

Karen Finley?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 5 June 2020 16:28 (two months ago) link

https://rateyourmusic.com/release/single/karen-finley/tales-of-taboo-belgian-waffles-the-yam-jam-the-naked-truth/

Synth Punk / 80's / Spoken Word by a Woman / Graphic, Lewd Lyrics

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 5 June 2020 16:29 (two months ago) link

Oh man. I forgot about Karen Finley.

peace, man, Friday, 5 June 2020 16:47 (two months ago) link

Yes, thank you, Moka! It was "Tales of Taboo" by Karen Finley I was looking for.

Tuomas, Friday, 5 June 2020 19:53 (two months ago) link

You’re welcome. It’s perhaps one of the most vulgar songs I’ve ever heard so it was the first single that came to mind based on your description.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 5 June 2020 20:35 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

1980s aor ballad with the chorus:

Love you!
*pause*
Love you!
*pause*
Love you!

peace, man, Monday, 27 July 2020 19:38 (one week ago) link

Still can't find Canadian public TV song that isn't "fool on the hill" but
this is what I remember it sounding like:

https://vocaroo.com/eNtJbpieUJh

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:17 (one week ago) link


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