Sunday, June 15, 2008

Playlist: Happy Father’s Day

1. “Patches” – Chairmen of the Board

2. “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” – James Brown

3. “Daddy Could Swear, I Declare” – Gladys Knight & the Pips

4. “Dat Dere” – Oscar Brown, Jr.

11 comments:

justjudith said...

lol. i used to give my dad old spice every year when i was in grade school. i guess a lot of people did that.

Kellybelle said...

"Patches"! You rule! ROTFLMAO. You cd add "Strokin'," too, which is kinda the gateway to fatherhood.

fullnelson said...

Hearing "Dat Dere" brought tears to my eyes, it reminded me so much of my dad. He played the hell out of that record when we were growing up, and taught us to appreciate jazz. My dad's been gone 4 years now, and I miss him terribly. Hearing that song makes me remember what a wonderful man he was, and how much he shared with me.

bklyn6 said...

I've never heard that version of "Patches." Depressing song. Talk about having to step up to the plate.

Anyway, "Happy Fathers Day!"

Undercover Black Man said...

^ General Johnson of the Chairmen actually wrote "Patches." It's my choice for THE most sentimental soul record of all times. (Lugubrious, even.)

But I've always loved it.

Undercover Black Man said...

i used to give my dad old spice every year when i was in grade school.

Me too, Judith. As a little kid, I used to just love smelling all the different after-shave lotions on my daddy's dresser. Aqua Velva and whatnot...

Undercover Black Man said...

fullnelson, thanks for that.

Lola Gets said...

Shoooo, Old Spice smelled good!

L

Kellybelle said...

I swear that said Clarence Carter. I have such hilarious memories of that song, I think my mind saw it. Listening to it cleared that up.

Invisible Woman said...

Nice.

GenevaGirl said...

I haven't heard "Patches" in ages. I used to love that song. What a blast from the past! Thank you.

It's a shame that there aren't as many good Daddy songs as there are Momma songs. All the English-language radio station here could come up with yesterday was "Papa Was a Rolling Stone." I think they missed the point.