Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesday 12-inch Flashback: ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’


blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

Ladies and gents....

We have elected a Kenyan-American president....Toot's grandson:

44th President of the United States

And we're movin' on up!!

Anonymous said...

fuck ya...my family (california, louisiana, virginia, iowa) is in tears!!

introduced to your blog on the prince cut...david, you rock!

lydia from dc

Kellybelle said...

Now, Black music and Black movies will get better and we'll have more timeless songs like this, because of President Obama!
There will be a constitutional amendment banning "Soul Plane" and books like "Gangsta Bitch" and Zane will be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

daughterofthedream said...

and more black men will stop hanging out on street corners, lol...

we turned on our Xmas lights in honor!

WildMagnolia said...

Yeah, ya right!!! Perfect song selection.

New Orleans

Mike Smith - UK said...

I'm finally about to become a middle aged white guy and now middle aged white guys stop running the world ! I was always late to the party. The rest of the world celebrates with you. Bush scared us more than Regan. Congratulations and may this be the start of something amazing.

bklyn6 said...

Hurray! A day after/Nov. 5th song! :-D

For the last few days, I can't get enough of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good." I've been listening to it, as well as George Michael's and Michael Buble's versions.

dez said...

I'm just waiting for my bigoted white cow-orker to sashay in so I can smile at her. MUAHAHAHHAHAHAA!

Damn right I'm gloating to that bizznatch. Gotta kill whatever high spirits she has over what's happening with Prop. 8, at least :(

King Quaker said...

This is OT, but wanted to let you know that Byron Lee (the Chinese-Jamaican bandleader) who you wrote about in a post re: the Chinese Diaspora, died yesterday in Jamaica.
He was 73 and suffered from cancer.

Back on topic, this song remains great and topical 30 years later.
However the work has just started for President-Elect Obama.

Undercover Black Man said...

Thank you for sharing that sad news, King Quaker.

Shane Schleger said...

FYI, there's a great, unique reggae version of this song on Studio One Soul by Willie Williams called "No One Can Stop Us."

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Shaniac! Welcome to my spot, and thanks for dropping a comment.

destruction said...

A litte Drive-By:

On a music tip, I just left Union Station and picked up not one, but two Blues Mags, Living Blues and Big City Blues Magazine (out of Detroit) featuring the Carolina Chocolate Drops on the cover.

Kellybelle....guess who was autographing her latest wares, while regaling me with stories of the success of her TV show on Cinemax. ZANE. I told her what u said, anonymously, and she replied that you can't please everybody.

And speaking of D.C....You can feel it in the air. I heard several spontaneous "woooos" and "wows" downtown today. EVERYBODY had a little extra pep in their step.... and there was a lot of nodding. Also noticed that people were a LOT more generous to both the panhandlers by the escalators and the "music" guys, like the trumpet dude near the park at 18th.

They had extra security around the White House....but it had none of that post 9/11 tension that some of you Washingtonians may remember. And there were no Prez Obama T's to be had....they shld arrive on Monday I was told by several kioskers.

And people were snatching up copies of the Examiner and Express....AND the Post like manna.

And for King Quaker,

A member on my music forum posted this in our Byron Lee thread:

"I've done a bit of googling and it seems that one of his band members .. VIC TAYLOR .. died last week ...

http://baiganchoka.com/blog/20 08/10/30/death-of-a-legend-vic -taylor-from-the-byron-lee-and -the-dragonaires-band/ "

...and to Shane,

thx for the graphic....of the 1000's of albums I've owned over the years....that was the only cover I ever put on my wall.

mel said...

I had the same thoughts about the Yeson8 folks...
Had a bad feeling about that one.
Sad that it was even ON the ballot.
Gotta keep fighting that bs.

blackink said...

Wouldn't this have been a better song for the Obama campaign than "Yes We Can!"?

Just saying.