Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday 12-inch Flashback: ‘Native New Yorker’

Remember Odyssey?

12 comments:

sdg1844 said...

I remember "Native New Yorker" as a child. My aunt loved that song. When she went away to college, she said it made her homesick.

bklyn6 said...

Remember Odyssey?

Heck, yeah! Back then, I thought they were Egyptian, they looked so "exotic" to me.

I have their greatest hits comp because I had to have "Inside Out." I love that joint! (The intro sounds just like Slave's "Watching You.")

Undercover Black Man said...

"Goin' Back to My Roots" was my favorite of theirs.

Thembi said...

"Inside Out" is my cell phone ring this summer...the bass is the sickest.

Thembi said...

And before you even say anything, UBM, yes I was only 3 years old when it came out...

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Heh-heh...

bklyn6 said...

UBM, do you remember RuPaul's Back to My Roots? :P

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Ummm... can't say's I do.

Thembi said...

@bklyn6

I remember that song! Especially poignant considering THIS is one of the few songs about black hair and the man really is bald. You know even if UBM did know it he'd be forced to act like he didnt.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Mmmmmmm-hmm. Got that right, girlfriend.

Invisible Woman said...

^ You are funny UBM :-)

I love, love, love that song...it is so atmospheric, and alway makes me think of my East Coast roots.

My relatives in NY/Jersey played that song until the vinyl had a hole in it! lol

bklyn6 said...

^ Mmmmmmm-hmm. Got that right, girlfriend.

Was there any neck rollin' and finger snappin' involved in this response? :-)

Especially poignant considering THIS is one of the few songs about black hair and the man really is bald.

Good call, thembi! I made the connection to the Odyssey song, but had almost forgotten RuPaul's hairstory.