Saturday Night Fever
Hello Fans around the world, This is the 16th album by me,Thaddeus Carlton...WOW!!! It seems like it was only a little while ago when I deliver-ed my first album to you...I'd like to shout out to my supporters in Japan and The U.K.! As always, my goal is to supply you with the best music with a message. Some of you have expressed that my music is your window to my experiences...and some of my experiences are beyond the 'bubble' that you live in. If you wrote songs, I would probably say the same thing...We all live different, yet interesting lives. Some of you just like to listen and dance...Whatever your desire...Thank you for enjoying my tunes. My song 'Mo Better' was definitely inspired by Barry White,...Actually, 'the groove', 'the motion', 'the feeling', of the song was made possible by his style...and naturally, I wrote the music and the lyrics. If you're having trouble paying the bills...you'll relate to my song 'Paycheck To Paycheck'! Have you ever had 'more month than money'? You say every month!!! Well, that's what 'Paycheck To Paycheck' is about...It seems that you work so hard every single day...Workin' so hard for so little pay...'Paycheck To Paycheck'. Have you ever watched Jerry Springer or Maury Povich? What do you think when a woman comes on the show and tells her 'baby daddy' that the baby is not his?...Well, I wrote a song about that...it's called, 'The Baby's Not Yours'... Exactly why would someone humiliate their loved one on national TV that way?!?!...I know, I know!!!...Maybe they can't afford a paternity test and since Maury's giving those out for free...well, you get the idea...And of course, her 'baby daddy' won't kick her ass if she disses him in front of a million witnesses! The title of my sixteenth album is 'Saturday Night Fever'. The reason for this is everybody wishes Saturday night would just go on and get here...Most of us prepare all week to let it all hang out on the weekend. Other songs that are featured on this album are 'Trust Me', 'Strip Club' and 'Shakin' That Butter'. I received my inspiration for 'Shakin' That Butter' totally unexpectedly...I was walking across a parking lot, just minding my own business when a young woman and her three pre-Kindergarten children got out of their car. She struggled to control the bunch as there were many obstacles in the parking lot (including cars) that might have caused harm to her offspring...She was very intent on managing her kids until she looked over her shoulder and saw me approaching. She immediately changed her posture from bending at the waist to hold her babies' hands to standing erect and sexily shakin' her booty! The expression on her face was 'I caught you lookin''...My reaction was, 'I see you 'Shakin that Butter'!!!! From that point on, it was like marching behind her in a parade,...She shook her ass 'Bam' to the left, then 'Ka-pow' to the right and every time she did it, it sent a shockwave (ripple effect) from one butt cheek to the other! 'Go 'Head On White Girl' is about a White woman whose dancing ability is not restricted by her ethnicity. Don't you just hate it when people think that you must fit into the mold they have categorized you into. People think you have to be who they think you are rather than who you really are. 'Go 'Head On White Girl' begins to put that myth to rest. When I was a child, many people assumed that I would be a good basketball player because I am Black. I turned out to be an excellent hoopster but not because of my ethnicity but because I practiced more than everyone. Most people are too lazy to understand this concept. It is easier for them to sit on their asses and do nothing and assume that practice won't help them because they don't possess that 'Special Something'...Everyone can attain that 'Special Something' because that 'Special Something' is called practice and as the popular philosophy reminds us...'Practice Makes Perfect!!!' Absolutely anyone can practice!!!! Some people will still say, 'I practiced and I'm still no good!' This is due to the fact that they did not practice enough! I used to make 1000 shots a day! If you do that, I guarantee that you will be successful! What was the big message of so much practice? It gave me the foundation for what was required to succeed in any aspect of my life!! Practice more than everybody and you will be able to perform your art on a professional level...and that translates into Success!!! Money is not the only reward of Success. The most satisfying offspring of accomplishing your goal is you have turned hard work into something tangible. Achieving even the smallest form of greatness with your own skill empowers you because you made something grow with your own imagination...It makes you thinks you can fly,...It let's you know that you can turn nothing into something and that is one of the best feelings in the world! 'Candy Girl' has a nice melodic 60's sound with some deep, real harmony at the end of the track. 'Don't Hate The Player' is basically one of the most popular phrases in contemporary Hip Hop culture...In this song, I try to clarify some of the misunderstandings that many have in their appraisal of 'The Player',...At times during the composition, I compare 'players' to wild animals who don't take it personally when they eat you alive...Some people are givers, some are takers...'The Player' takes it all!!! One of my favorite songs on this CD is 'It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love'. Too many people think they are too old to accomplish their dreams...I'm not refering to old people...There are many twenty-four year old people out there who are convinced that they are too old to go back to school...but back to the song...You can fall in love any time...and the beautiful thing about it is you never know when it is going to happen...You can be 100 years old and still fall in love...The great thing is, it doesn't take an hour,...It doesn't take a year...It can happen immediately! Once again, Thank You for buying my music...Without you, there is no internationally known Thaddeus Carlton! I'd like to say goodbye to The Godfather Of Soul, James Brown...I never met him but my cousin used to hang out with him before he was successful. James Brown gave us a taste of a rhythm with a funk chaser. It was nearly a decade ago when I saw him perform at 'The Taste Of L.A.' exhibition in Westwood, California...He left the crowd fascinated, speechless and tired from watching him dance and attempting to emulate his moves. He looked like he really enjoyed what he was doing... There was more to James Brown than just music...In 1968, when Black people were unsure about who we were because White people categorized us as 'Colored', then 'African American', then 'Colored' again and back and forth and so on...James Brown enlightened us with a song that changed an entire nation as well as uplifting self-esteem of individuals all over the world...The song was entitled 'I'm Black And I'm Proud!!!' You see, a race of people cannot go foward until they know who they are...Unity Comes With Identity! If you are pre-occupied trying to determine what your name is, you cannot promote yourself...James Brown let us know that We Are Black!!!! In America, we are sometimes pressured to feel insecure about our heritage as the media attempts to portray us in a bad light every day and omits our Black images from popular magazine covers and television shows...In 2007, we still 'don't exist' in terms of positive media exposure...But,...what 'the news' thinks of us and whether or not we are equally represented in movies is no longer a problem! No matter how society puts us down, due to the existence of James Brown, we learned to 'Say It Loud...I'm Black And I'm Proud!!!!'