where is the love for Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

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come on guys you got to know that Maze is one of the best R and B bands out there....

startrekman, Monday, 11 April 2005 04:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

of course. "Happy Feelings" is one of all-time favorite jams. Music doesn't get any better.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Monday, 11 April 2005 04:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Where is it? In my booty. And the booties of us all.

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Monday, 11 April 2005 04:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i actually think their music has actually aged well.

startrekman, Monday, 11 April 2005 04:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

of course it has. Who the hell doesn't like Maze?

Stormy Davis (diamond), Monday, 11 April 2005 04:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i do! if i remember correctly.

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Monday, 11 April 2005 06:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Love 'We Are One'

wtin, Monday, 11 April 2005 08:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wonderful live act... utter bliss.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Monday, 11 April 2005 12:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

this thread does not constitute love. neither do the rest of the sad ass excuses for maze threads I could find searching. Anyway, S: "Family"

tremendoid, Monday, 24 March 2008 05:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

i just heard "happy feelin's" for the first time recently and that song is the shit. it's the only thing i'd heard by them until like an hour ago when i listened to the full tracks that last.fm has. i think i'm going to check out their debut or joy & pain next.

Lingbert, Monday, 24 March 2008 05:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

'Joy and Pain' (the track) is the ultimate London '80s soulboy anthem, especially the live version. It would get played to death by the likes of Robbie Vincent and Greg Edwards. Back in those days Maze sold out a series of concerts at the Hammersmith Odeon and everyone else (ie non-soul/funk fans) was like 'who?'. (I think I actually prefer the studio version of that song, although I never seem to hear it, only the live version, so I could be wrong about that .. I'm just not keen on the audience noises and the sound of the drums on the live version - which may actually have been recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, I'm not sure).

dubmill, Monday, 24 March 2008 09:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

this band has saved my goddamn life about four times

J0hn D., Monday, 24 March 2008 12:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's so much going on it's crazy.
Trouble all around.
I'll tell you something, I'm not gonna let it get me down.
I been going through some funky changes.
Change is all the same:
We like the joy, but we can't really stand the pain.
--

I'll take Frankie Beverly as a lyricist over lots of people who get called good lyricists

J0hn D., Monday, 24 March 2008 12:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

twiiilight

deej, Monday, 24 March 2008 14:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

we are one!

Jordan, Monday, 24 March 2008 14:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

happy feelin's is awesome.

Jordan, Monday, 24 March 2008 15:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Before I Let Go" is great too. Their arrangements typically rub down the edges off the funk giving Beverly's voice more space to work but even still it swings hard. I also like the punched up version of the bass riff producers tend to employ for rap productions.

tremendoid, Monday, 24 March 2008 16:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have like 20 Maze f/Frankie Bev 45s

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 24 March 2008 16:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

i have been rocking a lot of maze lately.

can anyone hook me up with an mp3 of "you"?

how to TASTE beer. how to TALK about beer. (Jordan), Friday, 19 September 2008 17:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is there anything more perfect to listen to, windows down, on the first warm day of spring? No, no there is not.

LOL SORRY I RUINED UR BLOG AND SENT U GAY MP3S (The Reverend), Friday, 19 September 2008 19:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, i think i'm just trying to hold on to the last days of summer

how to TASTE beer. how to TALK about beer. (Jordan), Friday, 19 September 2008 19:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

John D otm about the greatness of "Back In Stride"'s lyrics

LOL SORRY I RUINED UR BLOG AND SENT U GAY MP3S (The Reverend), Friday, 19 September 2008 19:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

twiiilight

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ron paul 08 (deej), Friday, 19 September 2008 19:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

twilight is funky but i like their live-r sound better

how to TASTE beer. how to TALK about beer. (Jordan), Friday, 19 September 2008 20:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

hits




how to TASTE beer. how to TALK about beer. (Jordan), Friday, 19 September 2008 20:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

how to TASTE beer. how to TALK about beer. (Jordan), Friday, 19 September 2008 20:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

the bridge of "before I let go" is so beautiful

God bless Frankie Beverly

gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Saturday, 14 August 2010 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

always always always great

guess I'll just sing dream on again (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 00:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm talking about the days we used to blaze, and bump the Frankie Beverly Maze and Marvin Gayez...

soviet, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 01:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Maze/Frankie Beverly was always just a name I recognized from record store browsing or from some reading of this or that, but I am listening to them for the FIRST TIME today and it is divine.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 12 July 2012 21:19 (six years ago) Permalink

One of the best bands never to be known by white folk.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 July 2012 21:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Happy Feelins OMG

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 12 July 2012 21:21 (six years ago) Permalink

if you don't own their live in new orleans record then I feel bad about yr life tbrr. one of the best live acts of their era

perry en concrète (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 July 2012 21:32 (six years ago) Permalink

I'll be listening to that asap.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 12 July 2012 21:37 (six years ago) Permalink

here is the love.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 13 July 2012 14:44 (six years ago) Permalink

live in new orleans is i think the finest live album i've ever heard.

adam, Friday, 13 July 2012 15:50 (six years ago) Permalink

JF if you have not heard "Back in Stride Again", here's me telling you to listen to "Back in Stride Again".

chain the color of am0n (The Reverend), Friday, 13 July 2012 16:37 (six years ago) Permalink

great fucking song

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 July 2012 16:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Yesterday and last night, I listened to the s/t, Joy and Pain, Live in New Orleans and Anthology. I wasn't looking at titles while listening, though, instead just absorbing what I was hearing. I'll go hunt down "Back in Stride Again" in particular.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 13 July 2012 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

so i've never heard the second album, golden time of day, except for "workin' together" which i love. but i always assumed that "workin' together" was like a pre-debut LP single, it's so much more rough & raw than the Maze sound that they had together even on the first record.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Friday, 13 July 2012 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

fuckin, jeez.. so psyched to have remedied my blind spot on this stuff. 2012 looking good now

bear, bear, bear, Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:03 (six years ago) Permalink

oh man

i am scared to listen to this live record

i remember the first time i ever heard a maze song, 'the golden time of day'. it was like the first time for me hearing 'free' by niecey,.. where can i get more of this?? why does this exist?

but for years i put off buying more frankie beverly and maze records. i guess i was off-put by the corny album artwork (is that marvin gaye's fault somehow?). and also i think i harbored retroactive tween-resentment regarding "joy and pain" cutting into lady b's hip hop show on sunday afternoons

then ironically tonight i was listening to joy and pain and fucking happy feelings, which the latter of i especially was always like, 'whatever'. but now i am like, frankie beverly, wtf? how can someone possibly be so cool?

so aero, and additionally bear, bear, bear and others on this thread so otm. forget about it... love is paramount and stops you in your tracks. and the other thing is, so many songs make me feel good in my heart when i listen to them. but some of fb&m's songs, like the aforementioned ones, just affirm life in a way that has never been affirmed for me. everything is good. the entire process of taking in nourishment, digesting, and even eventually rotting from cancer's over-specificity. life is good. post-gwb i didn't think i would ever be able to say that again. post-birth, even. so life-affirming!!!!!! recognition of the power of simple happiness and the implicit acknowledgment that it's our nature. so surrender to the grace that enriches us all effortlessly. or something

it doesn't hurt that he is a philly guy who became bay area person

WHAT?!

dell (del), Monday, 20 August 2012 01:16 (six years ago) Permalink

"Golden Time of Day" is one bubbalicious groove.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 August 2012 01:20 (six years ago) Permalink

man del that was beautiful - it really is true that fb&maze hit a special groove that's so restorative of something bedrock & basic - the most human music

steven fucking tyler (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 20 August 2012 01:36 (six years ago) Permalink

it's like walking in rhythm.

i also love how in their music there is this adamic injunction, again so life-affirming, be the happiness and so forth that you would want in this world. you are in fact the world.

xpost cheers aero. yeah, i was also thinking how i am basically too old to take serious drugs at this point, But if i were ever having a bad trip then i think their music would so steer me back to a good place.

dell (del), Monday, 20 August 2012 01:43 (six years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I've been listening to the 2004 comp all afternoon. shit shit shit

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 31 December 2012 03:47 (five years ago) Permalink

as in: I am in love.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 31 December 2012 03:47 (five years ago) Permalink

they're huge in DC and about once a week the old folks R&B station there plays some Frankie/Maze song i haven't heard before that sounds amazing.

PliesStripAThon5Jan20th@gmail.com (some dude), Monday, 31 December 2012 03:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I've heard a jam here and there for years without owning anything but that changed yesterday upon hearing Before I Let You Go on thje quiet storm station

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 31 December 2012 04:00 (five years ago) Permalink

"Before I Let Go" is like top 10 songs of all time imo

some dude, Monday, 31 December 2012 04:05 (five years ago) Permalink

I've picked up 6 or 7 LPs by them in dollar bins over the past few years. Have yet to hear one I didn't connect with -- one of my favorite bands these days. Wrote about them as part of this, just last month:

http://www.spin.com/articles/sonic-taxonomy-unsung-80s-rb-bands-fatback-kleeer-skyyy

xhuxk, Monday, 31 December 2012 04:14 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

i just heard "happy feelin's" for the first time recently and that song is the shit.

Maze/Frankie Beverly was always just a name I recognized from record store browsing or from some reading of this or that, but I am listening to them for the FIRST TIME today and it is divine.

exactly this happened to me today.

fit and working again, Sunday, 9 June 2013 04:42 (five years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Why isn't this the only band I ever listen to?

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 1 August 2016 17:09 (two years ago) Permalink

I got into them just this year, and yeah, pretty nice stuff. I love it when "Golden Time of Day" comes during my commute back home.

Dominique, Monday, 1 August 2016 17:34 (two years ago) Permalink

the best band ever

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Monday, 1 August 2016 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

they play jazzfest every year and their set is always against something else i want to see, but i caught them last year and it's hard to describe what a pure thrill it is to see and hear frankie beverly sing. also the entire crowd was sort of caught in this unconscious, trancelike sway.

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Monday, 1 August 2016 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

The We are One Tribute X-Perience Band honors Frankie Beverly & Maze

curmudgeon, Monday, 1 August 2016 19:41 (two years ago) Permalink

I've never seen him at Jazzfest either, in all my years of attending. They play there so much I always assumed they were NOLA locals.

this is a salad for the BALSAMIC REVIVAL (Dan Peterson), Monday, 1 August 2016 20:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Hugely popular in W. DC, hence that tribute cover band I mentioned x-post

curmudgeon, Monday, 1 August 2016 21:46 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Maze/Frankie Beverly was always just a name I recognized from record store browsing or from some reading of this or that, but I am listening to them for the FIRST TIME today and it is divine.

― Johnny Fever, Thursday, July 12, 2012

This just happened to me the other day. I'm working my way through their albums and they're all brilliant so far. No idea why it's taken me so long to give them a listen.

kitchen person, Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

Last summer, late in the afternoon/early evening, someone was having a bbq + birthday party on the next street over in my neighborhood and the ideal way to hear "Joy and Pain" is wafting through the evening air knowing it came from a place where people are having a good time.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

That's lovely and makes a lot of sense. I feel really grateful that I've just discovered them at this time of year. I think they're going to be a big part of my soundtrack for spring and summer this year. Joy & Pain is probably my favourite of the albums I've heard so far. The title track is incredible.

kitchen person, Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

Donna Allen did a pretty good version of that in the late 80s which was a top 10 hit in the UK iirc

i'm surprised to see your screwface at the door (NickB), Saturday, 17 March 2018 22:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

every maze song should be the national anthem

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 May 2018 23:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

^ fair

cr.ht (crüt), Monday, 7 May 2018 03:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

cosign

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 7 May 2018 12:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

hell yeah

you bet, nancy (map), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 04:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

i put on "Time Is On My Side" and wish i could immediately have a bbq with 20 old friends i don't have.

you bet, nancy (map), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 04:51 (seven months ago) Permalink


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