Friday, March 20, 2009

OSF: I Love You, Baby (Old School Friday)

This week's theme for Old School Friday is songs that have the word "baby" in the title. So many selections.

I'm a sucker for Luther, what can I say, so the first song that came to mind was "Since I Lost My Baby" by either Luther Vandross or the The Temptations, but then I changed my mind and decided to go with a song that came out when I was 9 years old, and that's "Baby, I'm For Real" by The Originals. Think about it, people still want to know that the person they love is for real and not just playing with their hearts.


My next choice is James Ingram with Patti Austin, "Baby, Come to Me." I loved this song the first time I heard it on General Hospital:
"Baby, Come to Me" is an R&B song, written by Rod Temperton for a male-female duet. The original version, performed by Patti Austin and James Ingram (with Michael McDonald contributing background vocals), and produced by Quincy Jones, appeared on Austin's 1981 album, Every Home Should Have One. As a single it had minor chart success in early 1982. Later that year, however, it gained new exposure as the romantic theme song for Luke Spencer, a leading character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. ABC received so many inquiries about the song that Warner Brothers decided to re-release it as a single, and it shot to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1983. The song also spent three weeks at #1 on the adult contemporary chart. (from Wikipedia)


The creators of the Old School Friday meme are Mrs. Grapevine and Marvalus at OBW and has these rules, if you want to join the party.


Other participants: Check out all participants at THIS link. If you're not on the list, please let me know by leaving a comment on my OSF Participants post.



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15 comments:

Hagar's Daughter said...

Now that was a treat - "Baby, I'm For Real." I listened to it twice. Happy OSF.

Revvy Rev said...

OOOH, I LOVE these picks. I remember them well and played them to death. They also bring back great memories.

postpostracial said...

LOVE the duet pick! From "back in the day" when folks singing duets were actually singing *with* each other, not competing to see who could out-sing each other. LOL

Villager said...

That song by The Originals was an excellent choice! I've heard it often ... it is a song that I could sing along with in shower or car (smile) ... but, I never knew the name of the group that sang it.

The OSF theme this week is 'Baby'. Prince, Luther and Marvin were all possible choices. However, I invite your blog readers to check out my selection -- Smokey Robinson!

peace, Villager

Regina said...

Great picks! The Temps are nothing but Classic!

Vérité Parlant said...

Thank you all for commenting. I'll be dropping by your blogs later. Regina, I know the picture on the YouTube video makes it confusing, the song "Baby, I'm For Real" is by The Originals." :-)

Pop Art Diva! said...

General Hospital? I'll be darned! I was never a big soap fan - my mother liked Days of Our Lives and Guiding Light but the only thing I remember of those was the theme songs from hearing them every day at the same time, lol.

Stop by my OSF because Baby, Have I Got Some Retro For You Today!

Happy OSF!

Kim said...

I had to look up Baby Im for real, because I new the song but not The Originals version...turns out there was a 90s remake. Awesome choices all around

le0pard13 said...

These are a wonderful pair of song picks, VP. I'm partial to 'Baby, I'm for Real'--likely because it was out my first year in high school. Funny, but when I listen to this tune on my iPod, I want to track over to The Dells, The Love We Had, afterward. I guess there's a reason my wife says I have the nostalgia gene ;-).

pjazzypar said...

I thought about Baby I'm For Real, which is a wonderful old school song. Does it get any better than Baby Come To Me? I don't think so :-) Happy OSF!

Corey Wilde said...

Good picks. Me, I can't get enough 'baby,' so I'd take Sam Cooke's "Baby Baby Baby."

SjP said...

These are great choices. Love the Originals. Takes me waaayyyy back!

Have a great weekend.

iriegal said...

You did your thing this week. I am loving all the selections on my visits. Love that first pick!

Marvalus said...

Oooh, you done did it! This makes me want to get up and dance with...well, makes me want to slow drag across the floor with...

Well, shoot! I can dream, can't I?

Happy OSF!

MrsGrapevine said...

Baby, I'm For Real is a classic, I love love this song so much. I like The Originals version, and After 7. This is a great choice. The original is better, though...

Baby Come To Me, I was just jamming that on my ipod this morning while cleaning the house.