We continue the macking vibe this week, ladies and gentlemen- a continuation of the mackdaddy vibe.
This time, we’re starting with the mellow cuts:
01 – Michael Cooper – Gotta Get You Undressed. The title alone
is enough to make a woman take notice, but it’s all about him growling near
the end. Wish I could do that.
02 – Alexander O’Neal – All True Man. ‘ And then more of the
same. With Alexander growling, how can you possibly refuse him?
03 – Gary Taylor – Tease Me. A low-key romantic song in full
effect. By the time the song gets to the ending, there’s a serious meltdown
from your date, right?
04 – Bill Withers – Let Me Be The One You Need. Way back before
the word ‘mack’ was used frequently, Bill Withers had the voice that captivated
the women – including my mom. The way his vocals crescendo and soar near the
end should create a meltdown with your date.
05 – The Art Of Noise – Moments In Love. This trio had quite
a few fantatic tracks, but this aria of love was a serious macking song in high
school and college. 10 minute of pure bliss.
06 – After 7 – Ready Or Not. Don’t lie, man. I know you (tried
to) hit these notes like Kevon did.
And now we’re stepping into the mid-to-uptemo cuts.
07 – George Benson – Give Me The Night. I’m sure you know this
one. The guitars and horns are on point. Pop quiz: 1) Who’s the producer? 2)
Name the primary background vocalist.
08 – Kenny Lattimore – Just What It Takes. Smooth macking.
09 – Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good. This cut just barely
made the US R&B top 40 in 1982, but the best things I loved about this song
were the bassline and the lyrics on the bridge, which are more conversation
than rhyme, hence the mackin’.
10 – Midnight Star – Midas Touch (Extended). Extolling the
virtues of the element AU.
11 – Cameo – Attack Me With Your Love (Extended). When you
want to be touched, fondled, and pleased.
12 – Ready For The World – Digital Display. When touching someone
is more than just an analog kinda thing.
13 – Blackstreet – I Like The Way You Work. Accompaniment to
the above track.
Vibe with me.