Strawberry Letter 23 - I Wanna Sex You Up

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by SpamPrince, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. SpamPrince

    SpamPrince

    Jul 11, 2012
    NYC
    You can't un-hear this - Shuggie Otis classic sampled for chorus of Color Me Badd's 'I Wanna Sex You Up.'



     
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  2. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Shuggie Otis is a very overlooked artist!
     
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  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I absolutely hated that Color Me Bad song and the group itself! So much wrong there.
     
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  4. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I've always thought this song was ahead of it's time. Fits great with Sly of that era.
     
  5. bassobrutto

    bassobrutto Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Yellow Springs, Ohio
    Incredible to think that Shuggie was just 20 years old (I believe) when he made Inspiration Information. And that was his third album. And he had played bass on Peaches en Regalia for Zappa FIVE years earlier! Almost like he was Prince before there was Prince.
     
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  6. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    agreed i have always felt "Inspiration Information" and "There's a Riot Goin' On" are very close sonically. i love both of them deeply.
     
  7. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones? Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    When I first heard "I Wanna Sex You Up" I thought my experience of the song couldn't get worse. Then I saw the group's name and I thought it couldn't get worse. And THEN I saw the video. o_O
     
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  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Ugh! Horrible song. Horrible video. I got more to say but I'll leave it at that!
     
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  9. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones? Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Kenny G, is that you on the right?

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  10. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
    Shuggie had a great musical pedigree from his father Johnny Otis.

     
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  11. I haven't thought about that song in 20 years. Now it's stuck in my head. Sigh.
     
  12. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern Suspended

    Here, let me help you clear that out...
     
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