This is one of my favorite classic 60s-70s CD. This should have been called “The Greatest Hits” CD, because it includes some pretty big songs from back in the day. Starting from Rufus & Chaka Khan’s “You Got The Love,” Jean Knight’s “Mr Big Stuff,” King Floyd’s “Groove Me,” and ending the CD with Brenda & The Tabulations’ “Right On The Tip Of My Tongue.” All of the songs on this CD were high ranking songs on the Music Billboards. This CD illustrates what true R&B was back in the day. Back in my time! All are the original songs the way they sang them. No redoes…. Check it out on Spotify.
The 80’s seemed to be that decade where many music labels re-released a LOT of old songs from various artists. Many labels didn’t even bother to put “Greatest Hits” on copies. To me, it was an obvious trick to get fans to pay for the exact music we already had 🙁 Knowing that this was a common practice among many record labels, I was dumbfounded that the record labels would try to convince the public they weren’t making money! However, today’s era is a whole different story! Now, although labels seem to finally turn profits via streaming, internet radio, licensing, and perhaps from vinyl collectors; but not enough to recouped what they’ve lost during the Napster through the Torrent years. Lots, and lots, and lots of money they could have made if they were not so scared of internet technology. But, like I said, they’ve also bled a lot of fan’s pockets too! so, there you have it.
I can’t believe how unrecognizable Patti is here. If it wasn’t for her signature nose and smile, I would have said this was not her. This cassette contained music I already had, with the exception of one song. It’s called “Teach Me Tonight (Me Gusta Tu Baile),” on her “Tasty” album, released in 1978. It was the only real reason I purchased it. Let me tell you, I’m so happy I did, because I laughed soooooooo hard, my stomach hurt! Do you guys remember that Lucille Ball episode, when Lucy got so drunk that she embarrass Ricky by getting up on stage and tried to sing Spanish with Ricky? I think it was the episode when she did the “VitaMeataVegamin commercial.” This was Patti when I heard this song. Oh, goodness, she was so hilarious! She sounded like one of those drunk friends we’ve all had at every party, that try to sing the words to a song they don’t know, but don’t care, ’cause they have a buzz, and they’re having fun. What even made it more hilarious, was the fact that Patti has such a vocal range she’s able to make all these unusual sounds whie singing. When you put that together with trying to pronounce Spanish words, it’s funny as hell!! Although I got a good laugh, this is not the sort of song I would put on and dance to. I’m so happy that Patti stuck primarily to her old genres. Enjoy the playlist here.