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BOARDSIES DECIDE: Best Song Ever By Black/Partly Black Music Act.

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  • Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now

    Wyclef Jean - Gone Til November

    Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight

    Donna Summer - Hot Stuff

    OMC - How Bizarre

    Boney M. - Rasputin




  • Robert Johnson - Sweet Home Chicago

    Prince Nico Mbarga - Sweet Mother. Delighted to see this here, I'm a big fan of African music.

    Buddy Guy - Baby Please Don't Leave Me

    Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle

    Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign

    Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'boogie

    Some truly great music in this round (and Boney M), I think Donna Summer was the most recent track I even considered. Probably would have gone with Leadbelly if it had been a different song, really not a fan of Goodnight Irene.




  • Reberetta wrote:
    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now

    Reberetta wrote:
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything

    Reberetta wrote:
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    Reberetta wrote:
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day

    Reberetta wrote:
    Flo Rida feat. T-Pain Low

    Reberetta wrote:
    OMC How Bizarre


    Votes above




  • MATCH A

    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full

    MATCH B

    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago


    MATCH C

    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me


    MATCH D

    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing

    MATCH E

    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign

    MATCH F

    Boney M Rasputin




  • Erykah Badu On and On

    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full

    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me

    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign

    Donna Summer Hot Stuff


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  • Leadbelly: Goodnight Irene
    Big Joe Williams: Baby Please Don’t Go
    Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle
    Albert king: Born Under A Bad Sign
    Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago
    Buddy Guy: baby Please Don’t Leave Me




  • My votes in Bold below.

    MATCH A

    Leadbelly Goodnight Irene
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NfPdu1sl4A

    Erykah Badu On and On
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CPCs7vVz6s

    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7t8eoA_1jQ

    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FscIgtDJFXg

    MATCH B

    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8hqGu-leFc

    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mecNrIaWOA

    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtwOeoeWhoo

    Wyclef Jean feat. Canibus Gone Til November
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI6MWZrl8v8

    MATCH C

    Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6RNptsBorM

    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6tdlmx_GO4

    Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga Loyal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXRN_LkCa_o

    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nntd2fgMUYw

    MATCH D

    Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBwAxmrE194

    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDQpZT3GhDg

    All 4 One I Swear
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25rL-ooWICU

    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXxRyNvTPr8

    MATCH E

    Flo Rida feat. T-Pain Low
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6Q_uaJF4k

    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w6IY0v-0pA

    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Py37G9qsfY

    Donna Summer Hot Stuff
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqS4aNi0HQY

    MATCH F

    Miles Davis Blue In Green
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLDflhhdPCg

    Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch'boogie
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8uxrypkqv4

    OMC How Bizarre
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2cMG33mWVY

    Boney M Rasputin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYnVYJDxu2Q


    It's basically blues and jazz nearly all the way with my votes in this selection, with the exception of Eric B and Rakim!




  • Remember you can change your votes tactically any time you want. Voting open for another 42 hours at least.

    Scores so far
    >

    MATCH A
    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full
    3
    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    2
    Leadbelly Goodnight Irene
    1
    Erykah Badu On and On
    1

    MATCH B
    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    4
    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother
    1
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    1
    Wyclef Jean feat. Canibus Gone Til November
    1

    MATCH C
    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me
    4
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    3
    Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
    2
    Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga Loyal
    0

    MATCH D
    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing
    2
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    1
    All 4 One I Swear
    0
    Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M
    0

    MATCH E
    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    5
    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
    2
    Donna Summer Hot Stuff
    2
    Flo Rida feat. T-Pain Low
    1

    MATCH F
    OMC How Bizarre
    2
    Boney M  Rasputin
    2
    Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch'boogie
    1
    Miles Davis Blue In Green
    1




  • It's interesting to see that all the old blues and jazz songs have got at least one vote.




  • Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    All 4 One I Swear
    Donna Summer Hot Stuff
    Boney M Rasputin


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  • Eric B and Rakim

    Barry White

    Big Joe Williams

    Carey and Boyz 2 Men

    Koko Taylor

    Boney M




  • Can I vote for Rasputin six times? :D

    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now

    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything

    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.

    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign

    Boney M Rasputin




  • In order of preference

    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother

    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle

    Erykah Badu On and On

    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me

    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now

    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign




  • Could I Switch some of my vote please, Reba

    Leadbelly: Goodnight Irene to Johnny Nash: I can See Clearly Now
    Big Joe Williams: Baby Please Don’t Go to Miles Davis: Blue In Green
    Koko Taylor: Wang Dang Doodle
    Albert king: Born Under A Bad Sign
    Robert Johnson: Sweet Home Chicago
    Buddy Guy: baby Please Don’t Leave Me




  • Scores so far
    >

    MATCH A
    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    6
    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full
    4
    Erykah Badu On and On
    2
    Leadbelly Goodnight Irene
    0

    MATCH B
    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    4
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    4
    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother
    2
    Wyclef Jean feat. Canibus Gone Til November
    1

    MATCH C
    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me
    5
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    5
    Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
    2
    Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga Loyal
    0

    MATCH D
    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing
    2
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    2
    All 4 One I Swear
    1
    Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M
    1

    MATCH E
    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    7
    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
    4
    Donna Summer Hot Stuff
    3
    Flo Rida feat. T-Pain Low
    1

    MATCH F
    Boney M  Rasputin
    5
    Miles Davis Blue In Green
    2
    OMC How Bizarre
    2
    Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch'boogie
    1




  • I will switch my vote for Albert King over to Duke Ellington.




  • TPT with all the tactical manoeuvres.




  • Voting closes at 5pm tomorrow.

    Scores so far
    >

    MATCH A
    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    6
    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full
    4
    Erykah Badu On and On
    2
    Leadbelly Goodnight Irene
    0

    MATCH B
    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    4
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    4
    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother
    2
    Wyclef Jean feat. Canibus Gone Til November
    1

    MATCH C
    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me
    5
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    5
    Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
    2
    Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga Loyal
    0

    MATCH D
    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing
    3
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    2
    All 4 One I Swear
    1
    Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M
    1

    MATCH E
    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    6
    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
    4
    Donna Summer Hot Stuff
    3
    Flo Rida feat. T-Pain Low
    1

    MATCH F
    Boney M  Rasputin
    5
    Miles Davis Blue In Green
    2
    OMC How Bizarre
    2
    Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch'boogie
    1


    Voting closes at 5pm tomorrow.




  • One Sweet Day

    How Bizarre

    Paid in Full




  • Save Tonight

    Gone Till November


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  • Voting closes at 5pm.

    Scores so far
    >

    MATCH A
    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    6
    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full
    5
    Erykah Badu On and On
    2
    Leadbelly Goodnight Irene
    0

    MATCH B
    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    4
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    4
    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother
    2
    Wyclef Jean feat. Canibus Gone Til November
    2

    MATCH C
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    6
    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me
    5
    Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
    2
    Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga Loyal
    0

    MATCH D
    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing
    3
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    3
    All 4 One I Swear
    1
    Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M
    1

    MATCH E
    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    6
    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
    4
    Donna Summer Hot Stuff
    3
    Flo Rida feat. T-Pain Low
    1

    MATCH F
    Boney M  Rasputin
    5
    OMC How Bizarre
    3
    Miles Davis Blue In Green
    2
    Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch'boogie
    1


    Voting closes at 5pm.




  • Is this the time I start bartering?

    I am happy to trade up to 5 of my votes to ensure koko Taylor gets through.
    In order of preference

    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother

    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle

    Erykah Badu On and On

    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me

    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now

    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign




  • Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now

    Wyclef Jean feat. Canibus Gone Til November

    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight

    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day

    All 4 One I Swear

    OMC How Bizarre




  • 10 mins left.

    Scores so far
    >

    MATCH A
    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    7
    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full
    5
    Erykah Badu On and On
    2
    Leadbelly Goodnight Irene
    0

    MATCH B
    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    4
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    4
    Wyclef Jean feat. Canibus Gone Til November
    3
    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother
    2


    MATCH C
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    7
    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me
    5
    Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
    2
    Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga Loyal
    0

    MATCH D
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    4
    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing
    3
    All 4 One I Swear
    2
    Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M
    1

    MATCH E
    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    6
    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
    4
    Donna Summer Hot Stuff
    3
    Flo Rida feat. T-Pain Low
    1

    MATCH F
    Boney M  Rasputin
    5
    OMC How Bizarre
    4
    Miles Davis Blue In Green
    2
    Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch'boogie
    1


    10 mins left.




  • Reberetta wrote: »
    10 mins left.

    Scores so far
    >

    MATCH A
    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    7
    Eric B. and Rakim Paid In Full
    5
    Erykah Badu On and On
    2
    Leadbelly Goodnight Irene
    0

    MATCH B
    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    4
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    4
    Wyclef Jean feat. Canibus Gone Til November
    3
    Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother
    2


    MATCH C
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    7
    Buddy Guy Baby Please Don't Leave Me
    5
    Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
    2
    Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga Loyal
    0

    MATCH D
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    4
    Duke Ellington It Don't Mean A Thing
    3
    All 4 One I Swear
    2
    Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M
    1

    MATCH E
    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    6
    Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle
    4
    Donna Summer Hot Stuff
    3
    Flo Rida feat. T-Pain Low
    1

    MATCH F
    Boney M  Rasputin
    5
    OMC How Bizarre
    4
    Miles Davis Blue In Green
    2
    Louis Jordan Choo Choo Ch'boogie
    1


    10 mins left.

    Okay: Match A : switching from Eric B and Rakim to Leadbelly. He shouldn't go out without a vote!




  • Advancing to the first round
    >

    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    Boney M  Rasputin


    I have to decide this match. I'm going to give it to Robert Johnson-a better song, a blues staple and probably a more influential musician.

    MATCH B
    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    5
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    4

    Fun Facts:

    Prince Nico Mbarga's Sweet Mother is one of the top ten selling singles of all time; one of the most popular songs in Africa.

    Eric B.and Rakim's album Paid In Full is regarded as pioneering in terms of sampling in hip hop.

    Big Joe Williams popularized the song Baby Please Don't Go and it has since been covered by many artists, including Van Morrison.

    All 4 One's I Swear is one of the most successful singles in American chart history.

    Louis Jordan, known as "The King Of The Jukebox", dominated the 1940s R&B charts, or (as they were known at the time) the "race" charts. In this period Jordan had eighteen number 1 singles and fifty-four in the Top Ten. According to Joel Whitburn's analysis of the Billboard magazine charts, Jordan ranks fifth among the most successful musicians of the period 1942–1995. From July 1946 through May 1947, Jordan had five consecutive number one songs, holding the top slot for 44 consecutive weeks.

    Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Flo Rida are some of the biggest sellers of all-time so I had to include them-but boardsies have decided they're rubbish and none will feature later.




  • Reberetta wrote: »
    Advancing to the first round
    >

    Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now
    Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight
    Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men One Sweet Day
    Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign
    Boney M  Rasputin


    I have to decide this match. I'm going to give it to Robert Johnson-a better song, a blues staple and probably a more influential musician.

    MATCH B
    Robert Johnson Sweet Home Chicago
    5
    Barry White You're The First My Last My Everything
    4

    Fun Facts:

    Prince Nico Mbarga's Sweet Mother is one of the top ten selling singles of all time; one of the most popular songs in Africa.

    Eric B.and Rakim's album Paid In Full is regarded as pioneering in terms of sampling in hip hop.

    Big Joe Williams popularized the song Baby Please Don't Go and it has since been covered by many artists, including Van Morrison.

    All 4 One's I Swear is one of the most successful singles in American chart history.

    Louis Jordan, known as "The King Of The Jukebox", dominated the 1940s R&B charts, or (as they were known at the time) the "race" charts. In this period Jordan had eighteen number 1 singles and fifty-four in the Top Ten. According to Joel Whitburn's analysis of the Billboard magazine charts, Jordan ranks fifth among the most successful musicians of the period 1942–1995. From July 1946 through May 1947, Jordan had five consecutive number one songs, holding the top slot for 44 consecutive weeks.

    Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Flo Rida are some of the biggest sellers of all-time so I had to include them-but boardsies have decided they're rubbish and none will feature later.

    Love the facts - keep them coming! Are there any other entries by Barry White, aka "The Walrus of Love"?




  • No, the Walrus has disappeared for good-a bit like Sullivlo's Walrus.




  • Thinking of posting some first round matches at 6.30pm.

    The first round will go at a leisurely pace; I'll count the votes fifty minutes after the matches are posted. It gives everyone a chance to listen to them. Also, I want to gauge interest as I know there ain't many black folks around here. I might change rules depending on how things go.

    First of all however, I have a question: should I include R. Kelly? I reckon no one will vote for him and I have another big song in mind that can replace him; so I'll probably leave him out unless there's any objections.


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  • I can see why sweet mother is such a popular song. It’s was my first time to hear it and I loved it.

    You fit get another wife
    you fit get another husband
    but you fit get another mother? No!


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