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Thread started 06/18/17 11:29am

BartVanHemelen

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Was "I Wanna Be Your Lover" uhm... "inspired" by Joe Tex's "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)"?

In a recent Instagram post, Questlove says:

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*when you realize the "jam" part of @Prince's #IWannaBeYourLover is the "jam" part of #JoeTex's #AintGonnaBumpNoMore #WeeBayFace.

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I've listened to that track, and I can't say I hear it:

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Reply #1 posted 06/18/17 11:45am

TrivialPursuit

I mean, it's basically just jamming on one chord, with a slight variation at the end of a phrase or a few measures to bring it back to the beginning and do it again. The bass on both has a disco flavor to them.

But beyond that, I wouldn't say that he lifted it or was even inspired by it. The one was out in 1977. IWBYL was 1979, so, while it came first - ?love is stretching to say it's the same. There are a dozen disco or soul songs I could throw a rock at and hit at the same time, that all do the same thing.

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Reply #2 posted 06/18/17 11:47am

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starting at 3:42 the first note of the horn riff is all i hear.

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Reply #3 posted 06/18/17 12:00pm

TXfan

I forgot all about that song.lol
Imagine all the trouble they would be in if that song was released today?
a twitter war for sure. Btw, I don't think Prince was inspired by this song
It's just what disco and r&b sounded like back then
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Reply #4 posted 06/18/17 1:09pm

mediumdry

yeah, it's about that start of the horn riff. It is the same. It may have influenced Prince or it may not... either way, not too big a thing, imo.

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Reply #5 posted 06/18/17 1:19pm

MickyDolenz

This song was. Both songs has the same producer (Buddy Killen) & same Nashville country session musicians.



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Reply #6 posted 06/18/17 3:04pm

BlackSweat86

Sometimes i think he just says stuff to make himself look like an expert
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Reply #7 posted 06/18/17 4:41pm

TrivialPursuit

BlackSweat86 said:

Sometimes i think he just says stuff to make himself look like an expert


That, my friend, holds a lot of water in this. No doubt Q is a Prince fan like us all, but just because one goes roller staking with Prince does not make him a bigger expert. Didn't Prince diss Q in a remix?!

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Reply #8 posted 06/19/17 12:36pm

MickyDolenz

1978 Grammy Awards


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Reply #9 posted 06/19/17 2:00pm

jjam

That's a big pile of straws that Questlove's clutching at.

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Reply #10 posted 06/20/17 4:16am

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Q is a butthole.

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Reply #11 posted 06/20/17 5:29am

mediumdry

green eyed monsters everywhere

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Reply #12 posted 06/21/17 9:59am

NorthC

Hey, at least it made everybody listen to Joe Tex again! biggrin
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Reply #13 posted 06/21/17 10:31am

NightGod

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Nope.

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Reply #14 posted 06/21/17 10:42am

Guitarhero

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hmm nutso

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Reply #15 posted 06/21/17 3:12pm

iZsaZsa

I hear something sort of, kind of a tiny little bit not too close.
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Reply #16 posted 06/21/17 4:03pm

MickyDolenz

NorthC said:

Hey, at least it made everybody listen to Joe Tex again! biggrin

LittleBLUECorvette will be happy about that since he's always making Joe Tex threads. razz

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