For Old School Friday today I am dedicating songs to my baby. I used to do a lot more of this mixtape kinda thing for him when we were dating. All that can kind of fall by the wayside when there is dry cleaning to pick up and kids who need to be taken to swimming lessons and electricians that have to be called to see about the inoperative outlets in the dining room. So it is a good thing for me to take some time out of my busy day to think about my sweetheart and pick out some songs just for him.
“Soon As I Get Home” by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
I promise this one is for my baby–even though at the time it came out he hated the song, thinking Babyface was setting the bar just a little too high for regular brothers! (LOL)
No dedication list to my love would be complete without a Prince song. And no Prince set would be complete without the ultimate make-out song.
“Do Me, Baby” by Prince
I heard a story one time that Prince recorded this song in a studio that was actually outfitted with a bed to set the mood. Don’t know if the story is true–but if it isn’t, it should be.
Now I’ll throw in a couple of ladies: the Queen herself and Minnie Ripperton. Ain’t no doubt about it, baby, I love you!
“Baby, I Love You” by Aretha Franklin
“Baby, This Love I Have” by Minnie Ripperton
(Good golly, Ms. Ripperton, you sure can hit those high notes!)
Wrapping up my dedication to my very own baby with some Smokey. Love you, honey! And to the rest of you: Happy Old School Friday!
“Ooh Baby Baby” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles