Friday Flashback.

This group’s music will always be tops with me. They were ahead of their time and yet, somehow, they were right on the mark.


With Mic Murphy on vocals and David Frank creating their funky synth sound, The System was one of the hottest, hi-tech R&B bands/production teams of the eighties.

The album Sweat


…circa 1982, had one of the greatest R&B synth songs of all time, “You Are In My System.” This tune infected and affected me the moment I heard it. Here’s the video. I’m sure the effect will still be the same.

Their biggest hit of all came in 1987, on the album Don’t Disturb This Groove


…with the title cut, “Don’t Disturb This Groove.” This song still stands as one of the hottest love grooves ever. Makes you wanna bail from whatever you’re doing and hole up with someone worth disappearing with. Here’s the video.

Happy Friday, y’all!!!

The System at The System: Don’t Disturb This Groove The System: Sweat

8 thoughts on “Friday Flashback.

  1. >"Don't Disturb This Groove" – 1987, Tracey Butler — I was on my way to Basic Training for the Army. I had seen her around campus (UF), but we never really spoke. We both were in the airport in Jax, FL waiting on a flight and had some time to burn, so we talked it up. We ended up becoming pretty good friends. She even wrote to me once or twice while I was in basic training. It was in one of those letters that she commented about really digging that song and how she just loved turning it up loud, rolling the windows down and enjoying the ride. Once I got back to school, we managed to keep in touch although she had stopped attending school there. Not long after, she got married and her new hubby put her on lock, but whenever I hear that song, I think of her. It's funny, but I can mark time, people, and places with music (good music, that is).


  2. >i'on kno' rich…i hope your wifey doesn't read this comment. hell, you forget anything from pickin' yo' draws off the floor to her birthday/anniversary or anything else SHE loves…she gonna play YOU a new song!wow, how fugg'd up was that? i love this jam, but never seen the video before. but the 80's??? were we on drugs with the hairstyles and fashion or what?* yes, ladies and gents, i sport'd a jheri curl back in the day! * ('83 – '90)….easy to maintain, a mess to clean up! *


  3. >Bro, 1987 was almost 20 years ago, and my wife isn't insecure. She knows she's my Queen. Besides, I wasn't digging on Tracey like that. We were just cool. She was already in a relationship with her hubby when we met. I guess everyone always implies that something must be going on if you speak fondly of the opposite sex, but that's not always the case.The music just makes me remember times gone by.


  4. >"He who finds a wife, finds a good thing. And obtains favor from the Lord" – GOD (Proverbs 18:22)'nuff said! 0;-)in the 7th grade peaches???lemme see…1987 that would have made you 'bout 12…and i was 22. gawd, i feel old… ;-P


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