Scary! The son of a real soul man has left us to soon! In the industry of R&B and Soul, this is really an American soulful tragedy! Gerald was the best of the flashbacks of real soul! Its really a shame the O'jays really don't get their props! When they had their time, they were Monster in the black community! In the 70's with the Gamble and Huff productions, they were very powerful and mind fulfilling! And then when ''Levert'' came, it was awesome!! Gerald carried his dads voice sound to the next level! R&B, funk and soul is really a scary form of music,it never gets its due, I guess cause its too black for the mainstream, too sophisticated and black! But, its amazing how the mainstream gravitates to thug style hip hop and made that their new rock & roll. Amazing aint it? Maybe its the vaudeville in the visual, I guess. But Gerald truly represented, and his death should have been on national news! I only caught it on BET.
Meanwhile, when Mick Jagger's dad died, it made major news all day long!!! Micks dad people!!!
Wake up! Thank God for the black press.
You really have to care about your own, if you don't who will! Race will always play a major factor in the ''Life Game''. If anyone tells you its not about race, just turn around and walk away. Learn from the Jewish culture, and with an intelligent logical mind, it would enhance you as a person! They nurture the minds of their own in house, before they deal outside the house! I really respect them. That's how we have to be when it comes to our artist! Gerald and his family have done too much, and gave us a lot of musical stimulating soul for our personal uplift! And for this soul man not to get major play really woke me up about how the mainstream really doesn't know the real deal! Black people are mainly responsible! Black kids of today really love their hip hop!! Even though Tupac had mental problems and demons rocking his personal house, people still talk about him! No one talks about Harry Ray of the Moments, Curtis Mayfield, Barry White, Lou Rawls, and so many more that has left us. But yet someone saw Elvis last night!! Wake up people!! Lets burn a candle for Gerald right now!!!........... ''
--Minister of Forbidden Soul Power''
1. For The Love
2. I Got Your Back
3. Already Missing You
4. Wind Beneath My Wings
5. I Got You
6. Get Your Thing Off
1. You Need Love
2. Don't Make Me Beg
3. You're Hurting Me
4. I'm Savin' Your Place
5. You Got Your Hooks In Me
6. The Apple Don't Fall Fall
(I suppose I should add this one to my list)
Unfortunately this is a problem for society as a whole because we as consumers allow ourselves to be manipulated by the media.
There's warmth there and love. The mellowness of their voices combined with the words of their songs makes ya' wanna say, "Peace Be Still". This is just a carrying on of the torch and not a passing on of it. Gerald and Eddie Levert are so in synch that sometimes I can't tell where on stops and the other begins. Need I say that the Leverts produced a genuine and emotion evoking piece of work and I for one hope that it's not the last one.
Hat's off to Eddie LeVert !!!!!
I liked "I Got You" & "You Need Love". It would be nice to hear the two of them hook up and do an album of O'Jay'a songs.
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