Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Feeding The Flame

I'm sitting here at my computer at 12:47 a.m., listening to Lorraine Johnson's mega disco hit "Feed The Flame", looking over plans and developments for a full-blown website catered to soul, funk, R&B and disco music. It's been in the works for quite awhile, and even though Chocolate City USA is available for viewing from the public, it still is a website that is very limited in terms of bandwidth and widespread access. Heck, it's on Geocities, just like the Beta Page.

But will be launched in a few more weeks, so you won't have to worry about Geocities' problems anymore. At least for this year. LOL. Have you forgot how bad the economy is. People still don't realize that PRAYZEHYMN hasn't received an ounce of donations since we mentioned the easy way to contribute monies to help the vision of PRAYZEHYMN remain vibrant and active. Not one dollar. It's all out of my sacrifice and dollars. Ugh.

But that's about to change.

Oh yeah, just a little info on "Feed The Flame". It's not gospel at all. But Lorraine's vocals are powerful enough to be called that. She bears the same zesty punch Loletta Holloway had, but it's not as throaty and aggressive. Just spunky. Released in 1978 on Prelude Records, this jam possesses all the energies of a early-house classic; which helped the song rise to #11 on Billboard's Club Play Singles' charts. The guitar riffs are very reminiscent of Chic's sound. Some of you may not have an earthly clue of this song or these words. If you don't, I suggest you go and ask your mama or daddy for their vinyl records during the 70s. Back then, the music was lively, interactive, charging, unforgettable and created the perfect spice to that house party or that dance floor groove. If it wasn't "Feed The Flame", it probably was Rick James' very first single, "You And I". The long version.

Gosh, I was only born in 1980. September 10th. And have no recollection of the disco craze or the P-Funk "space ship" odysseys. I didn't even witness an Afro hair style in my generation. But those days will be relieved with the help of my latest musical campaign. PRAYZEHYMN will remain active, so don't cry. But Chocolate City USA is preparing to launch out into the deep.

Let's save REAL music. Together.

Oh yeah, if you are interested in contributing a donation to PRAYZEHYMN, click here.

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