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Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man (live 1970)



 Genre: Funk

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Given the confusion out there about life, our country, men and women, maybe no controversy is really all that new.

Another live recording from 1970 with my band, The Twilights, back when all I did was play tenor sax. This is a cover of a tune by Dyke and the Blazers, a song that was one of their biggest hits. The recording (a bit rough) was done with a reel to reel at a dance in the Norristown. PA area. Dyke and the Blazers also wrote and first recorded the song "Funky Broadway" (first song to use the word Funky) which is better known via the version by Wilson Pickett.

vocal: Russell
guitar: Vince
bass: Barry
drums: Dave
trumpet: Reggie
tenor sax: Jack
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Let A Woman Be A Woman - Let A Man Be A Man Lyrics
Some people say now
Living in a joke, ha
People said, yes, they did
Country's going up in smoke

I got a message
They need to know
Gotta let a woman be a woman
And let a man be a man
Gotta let a woman be a woman
And let a man be a man

Some people call me
Broadway Tramp now
They even said, yes, they did
I had no place to stay

Cause I hung around now
Down on Broadway

Gotta let a woman be a woman
And let a man be a man, ha
Gotta let a woman be a woman
And let a man be a man

But listen, dig it now
Some people don't like
The way Sally walks

Gotta let a woman be a woman
And let a man be a man
Gotta let a woman be a woman
And let a man be a man

Listen, get off my back
Leave me alone
Leave me alone
And that woman too

Talk about something, yeah
Gonna benefit you...
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Uploaded: Sep 07, 2016 - 09:54:25 PM
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2017 - 08:01:53 PM Last Played: Feb 03, 2019 - 08:38:22 PM
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jiguma said 927 days ago (September 9th, 2016)
Reminds me .....
..... of when I was in my first band around the same time. We played "soul music" with a lot less soul than I'm hearing here Jack. It's great hearing some of the early efforts of MJers here on MJ - you've obviously mellowed somewhat over the last 40 or so years :)
Cheers from Oz,
Check out my latest song called We End Up Being All The Same (42)
Dadai.2 said 926 days ago (September 10th, 2016)
back in the day...
Hi Neil,
soul music was king for a while in the Philly area back then. But even then, though in a soul band, like most young people I was listening to and buying the music that was taking over the culture. Great memories. Thanks for dropping in on this one...
Check out my latest song called The Crossing (farewell to Phil)
PeterB7858 said 925 days ago (September 11th, 2016)
Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man
The funk still shines bright, Jack. Interesting how old recordings still have a inner life and energy. Thanks for posting.
Check out my latest song called The Parting Of The Ways
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