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Reply #30 posted 02/13/20 5:36pm

MickyDolenz

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RODSERLING said:

The post you quoted talked about the 'shalingi" gimmick, not Swahili. It was QJ who decided to give up the "Shalini" thing.

Then you didn't read the entire thing. The person I replied to said Waylon Jennings left because of "Shalingay". Then I said he left because of the Swahili idea. Have you heard of Waylon Jennings? He's a country singer and was also the narrator on the Dukes Of Hazzard TV show. He was in a group with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, & Kris Kristofferson called The Highwaymen.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #31 posted 02/13/20 5:56pm

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Waylon didnt want to do swahili?

"Climb in my fur."
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Reply #32 posted 02/13/20 6:14pm

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rdhull said:

Waylon didnt want to do swahili?


He couldn't be bothered with all that non-white bullshit, I guess.

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Reply #33 posted 02/13/20 6:55pm

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What are you blubbing about? Prince made the right decision.



Lol, yep I think Prince definately made the right decision.
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Reply #34 posted 02/13/20 9:13pm

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MickyDolenz said:



RODSERLING said:


The post you quoted talked about the 'shalingi" gimmick, not Swahili. It was QJ who decided to give up the "Shalini" thing.

Then you didn't read the entire thing. The person I replied to said Waylon Jennings left because of "Shalingay". Then I said he left because of the Swahili idea. Have you heard of Waylon Jennings? He's a country singer and was also the narrator on the Dukes Of Hazzard TV show. He was in a group with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, & Kris Kristofferson called The Highwaymen.



Yes I read correctly.
But again, the Swahili thing has nothing to do with the Shalingy gimmick.
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Reply #35 posted 02/13/20 10:04pm

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RODSERLING said:

Yes I read correctly. But again, the Swahili thing has nothing to do with the Shalingy gimmick.

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #36 posted 02/16/20 7:31am

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I was nowhere near close to existing back then but I appreciate this song on the merits of gathering ALL that raw, genuine, unadulterated starpower together for a single song. That's legendary even if the song itself has next to no replay value.

I did buy WaTW on the Play Store but that was mainly to complete my Top 10 hit playlist for 1985. Otherwise, if ever I do decide to listen to the song, it's not with the mindset for the average tune and more with the mindset as an analyst or a critic. It doesn't bump in the whip, that's for sure.

In retrospect, P not taking part was for the best. Being a part of that ensemble wasn't his style and it would have been awkward to see him there. Nonetheless, P contributing "4 the Tears in Your Eyes" seemed more like damage control than anything else.
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Reply #37 posted 02/16/20 1:01pm

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I was in 5th grade when it came out,we had a sub teacher one day and she brought the record. She played it and told everyone to stand up and sing or lip sync their favorite singer during that part. Was amazed at how many stood up when Michael's part came in. I just sat there.

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Reply #38 posted 02/16/20 6:44pm

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When Lionel Richie was trying to convince Prince to come down to the studio, Prince asked if he could record his part in a separate studio. Lionel responded with everyone has to check their egos at the door. There can't be any special treatment. I recalled in the video Michael Jackson recording his part in a separate booth. Prince knew what was up. lol

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