This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

June 19, 2009

OSF: Play Another Slow Jam

Filed under: Old School Friday, Uncategorized — Tags: , — pprscribe @ 2:21 pm
"The Top of the Wedding Cake," Mendhak,

"The Top of the Wedding Cake," Mendhak,

Old School Friday is here. And not a moment too soon. The theme this week is Dance for Me. It has been a pretty hectic week here so the only dancing I want to do today is nice and slow.

I am partial to slow jams with a little umph to them…something to encourage a little bump and grind and not just holding tight and swaying. So, for this playlist I have some pretty funky slow jams: “Sparkle” by Cameo , “Love’s Train” by Con Funk Shun and “Don;t Say Goodnight” by The Isley Brothers.

play-ville-de-lumiere-by-goldI also have Prince (of course!) and “Adore,” and both Luther (“If This World Were Mine”) and Marvin (“Distant Lover”) are represented.

I nod to my teeniebopper youth and first forays into slow dancing with “A Dream” by DeBarge and to my first dance at my wedding with Nat King Cole and “Unforgettable.”

Thanks to everybody who dropped by the blog this week. I am very proud to have been BlogHer‘s “BlogHer of the Week” and am glad to have made new blog acquaintances because of this exposure. Happy Old School Friday, everyone! Have a relaxing weekend.


As always, a big thank you to OSF hostesses, Marvalus at Conversations with Marva

and MrsGrapevine.

Please check out the rules for joining and list of other OSF participants here.



  1. That playlist is right on time!

    Comment by Hagar's Daughter — June 19, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

  2. My, my, my! We have very similar taste in slow jams (with a kick!). That play list right there is killer!! I went through it twice and will probably come back later to hear it again!

    By the way “Adore” is my favorite Prince song hands down!!

    Comment by regina — June 19, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

  3. I prefer it slow and easy. I love this!!!

    Comment by revvy rev — June 19, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

  4. There’s nothing on your playlist that doesn’t deserve to be on a list of great slow jamz. Most of the tunes are on my MP3 player. 🙂 Nat King Cole’s middle name is on point. Happy OSF!

    Comment by nordette aka verite — June 20, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

  5. I was hoping someone would kick out the slow jams. I’m about to follow Regina’s lead and go listen again. Great Picks!

    Comment by Kevin — June 20, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

  6. Thanks, all, for slow dancing with me!

    There were several other slow jams I thought of including but they were not available on the streaming music service I use. But these are still a few of my favorites.

    Comment by pprscribe — June 21, 2009 @ 12:11 am

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