This Beat Is Mine: Patrice Rushen – Feels So Real (Won’t Let Go) (Elektra)
Thank you, IDMW, for opening this space for us to share our fav music. I’ll then get this opportunity to come up with Patrice Rushen‘s ‘Feels So Real’. Not that it’s her most famous. I suppose we all remember of ‘Forget Me Nots’ from her. But because it drives me back to my early days in Florida. I mean me and my fam just relocated from the Big Apple to Jacksonville back then. And no need telling you how I was trying to find my marks in this new environment, before going to University.
I remember how it felt to me like living in another planet and I started wondering if I wouldn’t miss my life and NYC. Among others, the clubs and what I could hear on the radio stations.
To be honest, jumpin’ down into the South, I figured I was fearing we would only get Country or Rock radios. But that was before a neighbour of mine got me into listening to 95X! I couldn’t believe it, it was almost like WBLS with Frankie Crocker! Then I got to this cool funky song which to me pretty much summarizes the time I had in the city. With a good weather, cool mates, and quality music in the air.
“Feels So Real”…I never let those nice souvenirs go.
This Beat Is Mine!(*) Once in a week (on Wednesdays), IDMW is left with you at the command!
For this to happen, nothing’s more easy… What you’ve just got to do is drop us a line while using our contact form and let us know about your favorite piece of music (*), along with a review explaining what it suggests you and why people should dig it. And the best of it will be given a publication with your credit the week after.
With warm thanks to Boston, MA-based correspondent, Ruth Adams, for this week’s suggestion…
Gladly welcoming yours to be published next Wednesday. On your marks!
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