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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

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    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

    Kwesi Supporting Member

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

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    thanks, Cheese!!! :hyper:
     
  7. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Cool! I was just listening to "Square Biz" in the car the other day. Too funky.
     
  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    btw, didn't TM play that bassline on the original track?!!
     
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    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

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Pretty sure it was Alan McGreer playing bass on "Square Biz".
     
  12. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
  13. bottomzone

    bottomzone

    Oct 21, 2005
    Cool post! That's one of my favorite tunes by Lady T!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
     
  14. bottomzone

    bottomzone

    Oct 21, 2005
  15. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    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

    Dr. Cheese Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  17. Starrchild

    Starrchild

    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    It was Allen McGrier on Square Biz.
     
  18. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Arcadia, CA
    Unsung has an episode on Lady Tee.
     
  19. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
  20. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

  21. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    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.