Monday, February 18, 2019

Slow Skate Slow Jam

Last week when Ed and I were in Atlanta there was an R & B concert (Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Keith Sweat) on Valentine's Day that we almost attended.  We wound up not going, but talking about the artists got me thinking about the music I listened to growing up.  I was a hardcore disco and R & B fan.  Babyface and Keith Sweat were only part of my collection.  

While perusing YouTube for slow jams,  I found the video above - "Always and Forever" by Heatwave.  I loved this song.  They always played it for during the slow skate portion of the evening at the roller rink we went to. 
They were known for two other songs around the same time - "The Groove Line" and "Boogie Nights". 

According to Wikipedia, after Rod Temperton, one of the founding members quit the band, he "continued writing songs for them but became better-known for his songwriting for other artists.  He penned award-winning songs for some of funk's biggest names, including Rufus, The Brothers Johnson and George Benson.  He also wrote for Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones, but his most famous partnership remains the one forged with Michael Jackson, writing three songs for his 1979 Epic debut Off the Wall – "Rock With You," "Off the Wall" and "Burn This Disco Out", and three songs for the 1982 Thriller LP, including the title track."

For me, this song will never die.

"Always and Forever", always and forever. 

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Running Through Hollywood In The Desert

2017: Demo Day
2016: What? This Is Perfectly Normal.
2015: Inside The Walls
2014: What A Difference A Day Makes
2013: The Inner Path To The Outer Banks
2012: The Greatest Love Of All
2011: Step It Up
2010: It May Not Be EVERY Day You Learn Something New, But It’s Certainly True Of THIS Day
2009: Dreams Of Do-It-Yourself Dolloping Come True
2008: Rest In Peace Sweet Green Eyed Beauty
2007: George And Ira
2006: Zip It Up!
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!


Anonymous said...

Hi Salena!

This is my husband's and I 'song' - LOVE IT!!

Hope you and Ed are doing well. Read about the hiatus and hopefully it will not be for too long.

Your NA friend

The Daily Rant said...

NA FRIEND: I love this song, too! It was so many couples "song", wasn't it? Always and forever.....each moment with's perfect! LOL I thought I had your email but can't find it. Please send me an email to so I can write to you. Thanks! S.