This band was loaded with monster talent, from the flashy, way-too-cool Morris Day, to two members, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who would emerge as one of the greatest producing teams in music history, to the funktastic Jesse Johnson, and, briefly (before they hit big) a lead singer by the name of Alexander O’Neal. Most of the group’s songs were also written, collaborated on, and produced by a reclusive persona by the name of Jamie Starr, which actually turned out to be Prince using another name.
Can’t get much cooler than that.
Here’s they are back in the day in an appearance on the long-running dance show American Bandstand, being interviewed by Dick Clark, then performing one of my all-time favorite songs, “777-9311.”
Check out their slick-ass dance moves. Get your Friday on, y’all!!!
Here’s one more for the road. Since I brought him up, here’s Alexander O’Neal singing one of his first hits, the sultry, sensuous tune, “If You Were Here Tonight.”
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Amazon.com: The Time: What Time Is It?
Morris Day Entertainment
The Unofficial Home Of Morris Day and The Time
Alexander O’Neal on MySpace
2 thoughts on “>Friday Flashback.”
>You don't even want to get me started with these dudes. They had me wearing "A fresh pair of Baggies" in high school and pointed toed shoes. Alexander O'Neil, get out of here, he is the man! Fella's, make sure your slow jam tape (Lance) or CD has some old school Alexander on it. I listen to these guys at least a few times a month. Girl, Gigolos Get Lonely Too, 777-9311, What Time is it, The Walk. Man I could go on forever. This dudes will forever be Quentessentially Cool!
>I saw them in concert in Kalamazoo one time (can you flippin believe it????) It was in this very small club called Club Soda..We were jammin soooooo hard, in all my 5'2 glory had to get on top of a table to keep from getting squished and fulfill my need to Break.It.Down. Ya'Heard??