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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crissy and Chaka Khan

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You know how some songs make you think of people — especially those who aren’t with us anymore? Well, “You Got the Love,” by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan makes me think of my dear sister and friend Crissy (Crystal Saunders). Crissy — a staunch academic (she received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology), and a classically-trained pianist — could also clown around like the best of them. She and I have had many laughs and shared many fits of silliness and foolishness. We often would pick songs that came on the radio and talk about the lyrics, sing them to each other, and laugh at the emotion or meaning.

Well Crissy could have fun with “You Got the Love” for a very long time. She most enjoyed singing the first part, “Love me right. What's the matter with you? Hold me tight. Why must I tell you what to do?” She could hardly finish the “…what’s the matter with you,” before she would fall down laughing. And I laughed right along with her. Thanks for the laughs (and so much more) sister Crissy and may you R.I.P.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You told that so well Alicia. And thanks for including the video.

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

It's all true. I heard a song by Chaka recently and immediately thought of Crissy. I cried a little too. Thanks for commenting!

Alicia

Anonymous said...

I thank you again for the great music and info. I had no problem opening this blog.

Love
MaDear

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Great MaDear! I'm glad you could get to it easily!