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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Chambers Brothers- Wade In The Water" & Tony! Toni! Toné! - "Hey Little Walter"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases The Chambers Brothers' R&B song "Wade In The Water" that is inspired by the the African American Spiritual with that name.

This post also showcases Tony! Toni! Toné!'s song "Hey Little Walter" which was inspired by that Chambers Brothers song.

Information about these songs and lyrics for the Tony! Toni! Toné!Tone! song are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to The Chambers Brothers and thanks to Tony! Toni! Toné! for their musical legacies. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of these two YouTube videos.

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PART #1: "WADE IN THE WATER"
INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chambers_Brothers
The Chambers Brothers are an American soul band... The group was part of the wave of new music that integrated American blues and gospel traditions with modern psychedelic and rock elements. Their music has been kept alive through heavy use in film soundtracks.

Originally from Carthage, Mississippi,[1] the Chambers Brothers first honed their skills as members of the choir in their Baptist church. This set up ended in 1952 when the eldest brother George was drafted into the Army. George relocated to Los Angeles after his discharge, and his brothers soon settled there as well. As a foursome, they began performing gospel and folk throughout the Southern California region in 1954, but they more or less remained unknown until appearing in New York City in 1965.[2]

Consisting of George (b. September 26, 1931) on washtub bass (later on Danelectro bass guitar), Lester (b. April 13, 1940) on harmonica, and Willie (b. March 3, 1938) and Joe (b. August 22, 1942) on guitar, the group started to venture outside the gospel circuit, playing at coffeehouses that booked folk acts... With the addition of Brian Keenan (January 28, 1943 – October 5, 1985) on drums, Dane took them on tour with her and introduced them to Pete Seeger, who helped put the Chambers Brothers on the bill of the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. One of the songs they performed, "I Got It", appeared on the Newport Folk Festival 1965 compilation LP, which was issued on the Vanguard label.[3]

They were becoming more accepted in the folk community, but, like many on the folk circuit, were looking to electrify their music and develop a more rock and roll sound...Shortly after appearing at Newport, the group released its debut album, People Get Ready...

The band scored its only major hit in the fall of 1968 with "Time Has Come Today", an 11-minute opus written by Joe and Willie Chambers and highlighted by echoing vocal effects and Keenan's drumming which gave the song a psychedelic feel. "Time Has Come Today" was edited for release as a single and spent five consecutive weeks in September/October at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, just missing the Top Ten."...

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SHOWCASE SOUND FILE: wade in the water [1968[



guillaimz, Uploaded on Jun 8, 2009

Chambers Brothers play "Wade in the Water" live in 1968 from the double-LP "Love, Peace, and Happiness"
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Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6h1OCAuxg&t=309s for a 29 minute 1969 live performance video of The Chambers Brothers'"Wade In The Water"

Also, click https://genius.com/Jchambers-wade-in-the-water-lyrics for the complete lyrics to this song.

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PART #2:- "HEY LITTLE WALTER"
INFORMATION
From http://www.allmusic.com/song/little-walter-mt0003837916
"Song Review by Ed Hogan
Tony! Toni! Toné! members Dwayne Wiggins, Raphael Wiggins, and their cousin Timothy Christian were listening to the Chamber Brothers' take on "Wade in the Water" when they got the idea for "Little Walter." Raphael jokingly came up with a revision of a title singing "hey Little Walter." Producer Thomas McElroy heard the riff and began thinking how to build a song around it. The music video for the song featured Sinbad as the title character who was covertly a drug dealer. Produced by Foster & McElroy and co-written with Tony! Toni! Toné!, " Little Walter" went to number one on the R&B charts and number 87 pop in the summer of 1988. "Little Walter" began a chart run for the group that included three gold singles, four number one R&B singles, three Top Ten pop hits, one gold album -- Who -- two platinum albums -- The Revival and House of Music -- and one double-platinum album, Sons of Soul."

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Tony Toni Tone "Little Walter" - Archive INA



Ina Talk Shows Published on May 6, 2014

Videoclip Tony Toni Tone "Little Walter" Images d'archive INA
Institut National de l'Audiovisuel


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LYRICS: HEY LITTLE WALTER
(written by Foster & McElroy & Tony! Toni! Toné!)

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Wal


ter
Something's gonna getcha little Walter

Got myself a roommate, and Walter was his name
He liked to play strange games
He had a certain hobby, he always liked to do
He thought it was so cool
He started making money, but couldn't pay the rent
It didn't make too much sense
So I tried to ask him nicely, when he planned to pay
He said, "I doubt it'll be today"

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha little Walter

Started coming up with clothes I could not buy
And some I could not fine
Taking girls to dinner, two at a time
I didn't pay no mind
When I saw him driving a brand new fancy car
I knew he'd gone too far
So when I tried again to ask him to pay today
Walter said, "Today? No Way"

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha little Walter

Things were getting serious, I had to set him straight
My landlord could not wait
I sat him down and told him, he played me for a fool
'Cause I knew the things you do
Things start getting nasty, we broke into fight
I thought it would be short, but it lasted half the night
By the time we were finished, there was a knock at the door
When Walter went to open it, he was blown to the floor

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha little Walter

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha little Walter

Hey little Walter
Hey little Walter
Walter listen
Hey little Walter
Something's gonna getcha little Walter

Source: https://genius.com/Tony-toni-tone-little-walter-lyrics

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