May 9, 2008

Old School Friday: Love Jones

Old School Friday is a weekly meme that allows us to explore music from back in the day. The theme this week is Movie Soundtracks. My immediate thought when I learned of the theme was music from the movie, Love Jones. The two stars of the movie were Lorenz Tate and Nia Long. In fact, Nia Long has been in my Top 10 list of nubian queens ever since her role in this movie (and Lisa Nicole Carson ain't that far behind!). Here are two songs from the movie soundtrack that I thought you might enjoy. Check 'em out below...


Hopeless (Dionne Farris)


Sumthin' Sumthin' (Maxwell)



Of course, one of the most memorable moments in the movie came when Lorenz Tate broke it down in Brother to the Night! Do y'all remember this one?





I'm the blues in your left thing ... trying to become the funk in your right!

18 comments:

SjP said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! SjP

Hagar's Daughter said...

Hey Villager,

We choose the same movie soundtrack - LOL! I only posted Hopeless because it was my favorite followed by Brother To The Nite (didn't have time to post that one). Love, Love, Love me some "Love Jones."

Enjoy your weekend.

iriegal said...

excellent choices. I almost chose this one as well. I loved that soundtrack

Don said...

great choices. love the movie from beginning to end.

Regina said...

I love that movie!! and the song "Hopeless" was and is hot! And Lorenz Tate surely put it down with Brotha To The Night!
I'm not really a fan of Something, Something because it was sooo over played..

Vivrant Thang said...

Technically, these ain't old school but I'll take it all day long! I posted "In A Sentimental Mood" from that soundtrack.

the.spot said...

@ vivrant thing: yes. You pulled a rabbit from the hat with the song classic freddie's dead.

MsMarvalus said...

You better stop it up in here with that Maxwell...tee hee hee...

Quick said...

Nice work Villager. I remember that Maxwell song...dude needs to come back to the game!

Carla Y. Nix said...

Oooooh..........guess what? I absolutely love me some Maxwell!!! I'm a late bloomer, however, when it comes to him. I didn't really "discover" his music until a few years ago, and I ended up buying what was then his "old" CD's. I have to admit, that Maxwell's music has gotten me through some difficult times as I would play the CD's and they would soothe me and put me in a trance-like state. It's hard to explain.

Anyway, I have never watched "Love Jones", but I do love and appreciate Nia Long. I can go back even further as for my admiration of her work. Talking about "old school" and "back in the day"........I wonder how many remember Nia's early work on the soap operas. Yep, I remember her on "The Guiding Light" (CBS) way back when. This was before "Boys in The Hood" and any movies.

So......this has all put me in a nostalgic mood. I'm on my way now to play my Maxwell CD's.

Thanks! Smile!

Carla

Los Angelista said...

This movie was one of the first "dates" I went out on with my now husband. I remember sitting there next to him and being like, "That's totally US up there!" --and we're from Chicago too? Oh yeah!

Needless to say, we have three copies of the soundtrack. I bought one on my own, he bought two, one for him and one for me to remember the date by. That one remains unopened to this day!

Villager said...

All - Great comments and insights! I enjoyed this week's OSF theme very much...

peace, Villager

That Girl Boo said...

I love those words
"your my chocolate sweet"
Maxwell-gotta love him

stop by sometimes Village we miss your comments!

Invisible Woman said...

Oh Dionne Farris is my girl!!!

I played this song over and over. It was far and away my favorite on the soundtrack. Good choice.

LaKeshia said...

I thought about using Love Jones! Each one of your choices were great!

Believer 1964 said...

Never saw “Love Jones,” but I’m adding it to my list to watch. Thanks!

I looked up on YouTube for other Dionne Farris songs and found "I Know," a familiar tune.

Have a great weekend!

DP said...

Great choices Villager. Love Jones is a classic movie and the soundtrack is still in the regular rotation around here.

Happy OSF!

Peace,

DP

ShAé - ShAé said...

Love Jones seems to be a hit. It's a sleeper classic. You guys are going to make me dust off my DVD. And Maxwell **swooning** he's so good at what he does... and gives an EXCELLENT concert.