Friday, September 01, 2006

What Time Is It?!!

I love The Time. Morris Day, Jerome Benton, and crew have been sorely missed on the music entertainment scene in my opinion.

I also love a genre known as jump blues. Thanks to DJ Pete of the local radio show, Nashville Jumps, I know this music that was so popular in the '40s. It's blues minus the guitars and plus the horns. It's fun and fast and just a bit dirty. Innuendos are sung with gusto ("Keep on churnin', 'til the butter comes") and the bands play like they are on fire.

I saw one preview for Idlewild a few nights ago and it looked like a good mix of what The Time was doing in the '80s and what jump blues was in the '40s. The movie features Outkast's

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