A Flashback To The Year Of 1972 And The Soul Classic “If Loving You Is Wrong”

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments


The YEAR was 1972. The COST of a first class stamp was only .08 cents. The average cost for a gallon of GAS was .36 cents.
And Diana ROSS made her film debut in ‘Lady sings the blues’. George Latore ,a welder and small-time Jamaican politician with his lover , Jamaican pre school teacher gave birth to a son , Christopher George Latore Wallace , better known later in life as Biggie Smalls.

On the radio in urban hoods all across America urban radio station were playing the song that would go on to be one of the greatest songs ever written. The song was:“If Loving You Is Wrong(I don’t want to be right)”.
A song by Luther Ingram about an adulterous love affair , told from the point of view of a cheating spouse expressing his desire to maintain an affair , while at the same time acknowledging the relationship was morally wrong.

“Am I wrong to fall so deeply in love with you knowing I got a wife and two little children depending on me too”

“And am I wrong to hunger for the gentleness of your touch knowing I got somebody else at home who needs me just as much”

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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