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Thank You Mama


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bjack

 Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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This song is dedicated to Dorothy M. Jackson 1929 - 1990. I love you, Mama.
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Lyrics
I wanna thank you Mama
For all the things that you have done, well
I wanna thank you Mama
For spreading all of your love, hey
I wanna thank you Mama
For all the things that you have done
I wanna thank you Mama
For spreading all of your love, hey

The very first teacher I had taught me to love somebody
Taught me everything I need to know to make it thru hard times
That's my Mama for ya (always thinking about somebody)
That's my Mama for ya (let me tell you a little something 'bout my Mama)
I saw her one night as she knelt down to pray (begging our Father)
To give her the strength to carry on
Especially now that Daddy's gone
That's my Mama for ya
If ever I'm feeling low, low
That's my Mama for ya
Mama I love you so

I wanna thank you Mama
For all the things that you have done, well
I wanna thank you Mama
For spreading all of your love, hey
I wanna thank you Mama
For all the things that you have done
I wanna thank you Mama
For spreading all of your love, hey

I remember growing up
I gave you a lot of flack
But you didn't take no lip from me
You put a strapping to my back
That's what you did and
I wanna thank you Mama
For all the discipline you gave to me
For all the values I possess you see
You taught me how to reach for the sky
Said whatever I do always aim high
Took me from a boy to a man
Believe you me Mama, now I understand
If ever I'm feeling low, low
Mama I love you so

I wanna thank you Mama
For all the things that you have done, well
I wanna thank you Mama
For spreading all of your love, hey
I wanna thank you Mama
For all the things that you have done
I wanna thank you Mama
For spreading all of your love, hey

Mama you mi love and Mama you mi need
Oh Mama you're lovely indeed
Mama you mi love and Mama you mi need
Oh Mama you're lovely indeed
Mama you mi love and Mama you mi need
Oh Mama you're lovely indeed
Mama you mi love and Mama you mi need
Oh Mama you're lovely indeed

Chorus Adlib to fade
Song Stats
Hits: 9636
Comments: 16
Fans: 5
Plays: 1410
Downloads: 326
Votes: 21
Uploaded: May 09, 2005 - 11:54:02 PM
Last Updated: May 10, 2005 - 12:33:44 PM Last Played: Feb 27, 2019 - 02:55:40 PM
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Comments
said 5216 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
Take me back!
What a wonderful tribute to your mom. You guys (I
assume there are several) are putting up some of the
tightest, harmonic vocals! And that groovin' rhythm...
you got me dancing at my desk. Your songs like this
one and the 12th of Never take me back to that era
when motown and soul were king. Especially
reminds me of the Philly sound from the sixties and
seventies (Styistics, Delphonics, etc.).

Jack
bjack said 5216 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
Take me back!
Actually all of the vocals are done by me. I do have a music partner, though.
We usually co-write the music and lyrics and I do all of the vocals. Thank you
for the compliment. I love this site because of it's sense of community. Long
live MacJams!!!
Check out my latest song called All of Me
TobinMueller said 5216 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
You are a great group
So solid. Great sound. The real highlight, for me, are
your backing vocals. So tight, so silky, so perfect. Great
Motown feel. Stays steady and even, which is very retro,
but I would still have liked more difference in the audio
variations, in my modern ears. It takes too long to get to
that great bridge about 2/3s in when you "boom-shi-
boom" it. Very cool track. Your Mama done good. So are
you.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
bjack said 5216 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
You are a great group
Thank you. The group consists of 3 people ( me, myself, and I). Thank you for
the compliment.
Check out my latest song called All of Me
steck said 4386 days ago (August 18th, 2007)
You are a great group
*High 5*

Brilliant track.

I cranked up the speakers 2 seconds in !!

I like this one - a lot

Steck
Check out my latest song called Takin' it all down
Patman said 5216 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
Fantastic!
R&B is not my usual groove but I loved this. I figured you
did all the vocals. Really tight. Forget the contrite
American Idol Junk! This is true, for the love of music
singing!
Patman
Check out my latest song called I've Had Better Days
bjack said 5215 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
Fantastic!
Thank you very much. If you really feel something, it doesn't matter what
genre it is. I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you again.
Check out my latest song called All of Me
Magritte said 5215 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
Another great production.
This is so professional sounding. Your voice reminds me of Aaron Neville a bit, not really in the sound so much but more in your phrasing. I love the reggae-flavored groove. Yours is the only R&B I listen to!
Check out my latest song called Tango Macabre
alley-oop said 5215 days ago (May 11th, 2005)
Sweet soul vibe
Lay it down, bro! That great Motown sound. Great singing
really nice, all the way, through and through.
Downloaded. What a wonderful tribute to your special
mom. You're a good son.
Check out my latest song called rain
eleveneyes said 5213 days ago (May 12th, 2005)
i wanna....
thank your mama too!
great vocals, production, everything.
Check out my latest song called You And Me
CR said 5213 days ago (May 13th, 2005)
Beautiful
We share a common thread, with the loss of
someone so dear to our heart. Fitting tribute!
Check out my latest song called Don't Waste your time
thetiler said 5211 days ago (May 14th, 2005)
total tune
love to hear your voice.
Nice beat.

Cool harmonies too.
And of course fantasic words.
Check out my latest song called They Went Underground
Cantor said 5206 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
another great effort!
i'm amazed what we all can do without producers! love
those background vocals! vocal performance and balance
is excellent. really dig this one! and a great tribute too!
Check out my latest song called Modim Anakhnu Lakh
illanoiz said 5104 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
Nice Voice
This takes me back to 1975 in Jackson Mississippi. Touching. That was tight.
Check out my latest song called 2 Seater
said 4632 days ago (December 15th, 2006)
Flotown
Oh yes. You got rhythm and soul. Takes me back to some of my old LPs -- Dee Clark (You're Looking Good), Les Cooper, The Ink Spots, The Temptations, and Ben E. King/The Drifters. This is the real deal. Let's all thank Mama for this one.
Hof said 4605 days ago (January 10th, 2007)
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This is a great song. It's ready for prime time. I agree with Dadai - Philly sound all the way. A
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Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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