Having some fun on my 50th birthday: bring a friend and have some fun!
Can you believe it? The batshit, crazy, old guard leather, HIV positive, cancer survivor, recovering addict, ex-con, socialist revolutionary has defied all of the odds and is now 50 years old. I honestly couldn’t be happier, and I’m grateful for each and every passing day. Yes, even the shitty ones, because they make me appreciate the good ones even more.
I honestly had no idea what this program would include for a very long time. Instead of making some grandiose statement, I have instead decided to have a little fun. This is a playlist you can use for those dull, upcoming holiday events you have planned with friends and relatives. Nothin’ too crazy, just a whole lot of classic Black artists in duets of some type. Bring a friend or two and sing these songs with one thing in mind: have a real good time.
Some people might call this “grown folks music”. Well, guess what? If you’re 50 and ain’t acting like an adult, much less enjoying the privilege of being one, check yourself and grow up. It’s more fun than you can even imagine.
All tracks presented in a continuous order.
Twice as Nice Playlist
- Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
- Let The Good Times Roll, Shirley & Lee
- Wrap It Up, Sam and Dave
- Ain’t Understanding Mellow, Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager
- Tell it Like It Is, Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
- Think (About It), Patra with Lynn Collins
- I’ll Be Good, Rene and Angela
- Backfield In Motion, Mel and Tim
- Saturday Love, Cherrelle featuring Alexander O’Neal
- In the Basement, Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto
- Found a Cure, Ashford and Simpson
- I’ll Be Good To You, The Brothers Johnson
- Whatta Man, Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue
- Love Is Strange, Mickey and Sylvia
- U Got the Look, Prince with Sheena Easton
- Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye, Ray Charles and Betty Carter
Love to you all.
Ben “Bear” Brown Jr., owner
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