"Moody's Mood for Love" - I love this tune! There I go, there I go, there I go ..... who remembers Frankie Crocker closing his sexy, sultry afternoon radio show on WBLS, "the world's best looking sound" with that tune? Everyday.("Anything you want to just let me get next to you .......")
Listen to Frankie Crocker close his show
The days of Barry White, Bobby Bland, Harold Melvin (Teddy P), Stevie, Chaka - Chaka Khan, Warwick, Al Green .... the greatest.
While all the kids in my class were getting high listening to Truckin', Hot fucking Tuna, Allman Brothers, Neil Young's Harvest blah blah blah I was secretly spinning rhythm and blues, later coined urban contemporary, while dancing around my room in my underwear. Not cool according to the junior high and high school arbiters of such nothing.
My Saturday mornings belonged to the velvet voiced Don Cornelius and the Soul Train gang, the hippest trip in America. Everything, even the clothes, were hipper, sexier, edgier. I loved show. Me and my sisters every week - like clockwork. The highlight, of course, was the couple's killer dance moves while boogieing down the Soul Train dance line.
Of course I cannot find the original "Moody's Mood for Love." Tried to find a copy of jazz saxophonist James Moody's instrumental solo of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" or Eddie Jefferson' doing his lyrics to Moody's improvisation, but no go. So check out Take 6, Brian McKnight, Patti Austin - 1996. They do it justice.