Black Men : Go away little boy..

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    I just heard this on the radio a couple of minutes ago.. I think it highlights
    one of the fundamental struggles in the black family life.. check it out..

     
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    I haven't heard this in a long time and yes it do tell a story within da family
     
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    I haven't heard that song in years.

    Thanks it was nice reminiscing **smile**

    We can't separate the struggle by gender. The black mans struggle is my struggle and same vice verse.

    My perspective is the "little boy" represents the just dreaming without an plan, sorta man. Spontaneous reactions due to the emotions felt without thinking things through.

    Our men know exactly what to do to get us to soften up. lol :em2300:

    Have a wonderful day, bro

    Thanks again

    Peace



     
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    Skuder, this is to ironic. You must have heard the song the same time as I did you heard in on KBLX yesterday around 9pm- 9:30 ish right? When the song came on, I had just arrived home and had parked my car but the melody at the beginning of the song made me want to stay in my car and finish listening to the song and that is exactly what I did. I also did the same thing you did, I went looking for the singer who sang the song, I just didn't post about it. The song must have touched you the same way that it touched me but you just took it a step further... Wow



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    alright now.. you're starting to scare me.. I did the same thing you did.. I was
    home already.. and I recorded it on my cassette player (yes I still use cassettes).. then I Looked for it on youtube.. found a Nancy wilson song
    with same title that looked like beyonce... then found it and posted it..
    I bet we laughed at the same parts too.. small world small small world.. :)

    the thing is.. I don't even listen to the radio.. except right then.. I usually
    listen to my itunes or youtube.. but for some reason I turned the radio on.
    it's a sign, we better go play the lotto.. :)
     
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    You talkin signs, you don't know what that does to me...LOL


    Wow, you did the same thing eh? Yep, small world...

    I too still watch VHS and I have a tape cassette player in my van for which I also play some of my old cassettes on.


    So it was the melody in the beginning of the song that got you too?


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    hey, I'm an Artist.. I can smell realness.. and that was real. I reached
    for my guitar soon as I heard the first note.. I love the blues and
    anything blues related.. anything with that black thing in it.. that
    down to earth two feet on the ground kind of expression.. who else
    could make that song but a black woman.. talking out of the black
    experience? see, that's why they love us and hate us at the same
    time.. we show them how to be real.. how to be hard and soft in
    the same motion.. in the same moment..
     
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    I love the blues too and Jazz music, they are my favorites. Some of the best blues is still being produced in parts of Alabama. Blues is the cultural music for Alabama. How we have 15 year old rappers here in California, they got 15 year old blues singers in Alabama who produce blues hits.




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    you know that's where my family is from.. Choctaw County.. right near
    the Mississippi border.. I'm glad the blues is alive somewhere.. cause if
    you check the blues charts is all white folks imitating black folks.. sounds
    crazy as hell.. I thinking about doing a blues album myself.. some modern
    day themes in the blues form.. that form is powerful because it's simple..
    it aint trying to convince you of anything.. it's just true.. Your people
    from Alabama too?
     
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    When I saw the title of the thread this song came to my mind before I even clicked on it.

    And yes I sho nuff remember my older sister playing the record. It was a popular song back in the 70s.

    But, as for speaking to "struggles of the Black family," IMO, this song doesn't represent that.

    This song is not about a marriage. This is a couple living together..."shackin" (as the old ones say).

    I remember not liking the ending of it because she took him back.

    To me, this song speaks to the present-day issues of some Black women accepting/putting up with a sorry man, just to have a man.

    "Standing by your man" is one thing but to accept irresponsible behavior time after time begs the question "how much is enough?" (And, yes, that level varies for all of us.)

    This guy in the song QUITS his job to pursue an entrepreneurial pursuit.
    Now, that's fine as long as it is with the PRIOR knowledge and consultation with your mate.

    Yes, it's a nice tempo and Marlena does it justice with her voice; but, for me, this song serves as a reflection of how some Black women will continue to give a man like this one chance-after-chance but won't give another Brother with a steady JOB and some GOALS....the time of day.

    No, for me, this song is just a good r&b flow but it doesn't give any favorable or advisable light to the Black family unit.

    As for "fundamental struggles," I think this song should serve as an example of what NOT to do in a marriage, a PARTNERSHIP.

    But, this is typically what one gets when you "PLAY HOUSE."
     
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