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Teena Marie Square Biz Rehearsal Performance

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 19, 2012.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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  2. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    When Sinbad was doing those old school specials for HBO in the 90's one of the segments I still think about was Teena Marie's, she and her band killed it. I met her once, she was such a such a delight. Love Teena!!!!!
     
  3. Kwesi

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    Absolutely LOVE this tune. My mom actually got me hip to Teena Marie a few years back and I snatched up a 'Best Of' CD as fast as I could!
     
  4. noplayinfool

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    Thanks for the post, You have just created a new Teena Marie fan.
     
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  6. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

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    thanks, Cheese!!! :hyper:
     
  7. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Cool! I was just listening to "Square Biz" in the car the other day. Too funky.
     
  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

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    btw, didn't TM play that bassline on the original track?!!
     
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

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    I am just happy to do a little something to keep her memory alive. I remember Christmas time 2010, and the word came out that she had died. I had not been that bummed out since James Brown died. She truly was living soul and funk wrapped into one pettite package. I know it's a cliche, but Teena Marie was absolute proof that soul has no color.
     
  11. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Pretty sure it was Alan McGreer playing bass on "Square Biz".
     
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  13. bottomzone

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    Cool post! That's one of my favorite tunes by Lady T!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
     
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  15. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Both Allen McGrier (fixed the spelling) and Oscar Alston are credited with playing bass on the album, but I haven't found any source that specifies who played on which tracks. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing McGrier mentioned as the bassist on "Square Biz" in an article somewhere but I'm not sure.
     
  16. Dr. Cheese

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    It was Allen McGrier on Square Biz.
     
  18. Jhengsman

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    Unsung has an episode on Lady Tee.
     
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  21. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    It's funny - I have to play LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It" with my corporate band. There's no real bass line in that tune (man these dance "producers" are getting lazy). The first thing I thought was "The bass line from 'Behind The Groove' will work great here" so that's what I'm going to play.
     

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