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odiseo77
September 13th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Hello folks,

There's this song, I don't know its name or who plays it. Must be like from the 80's or maybe 70's, not sure. The choir is sung by some women voices and says something like "living in the ghetto, living in the ghetto" something like that (not sure about the lyrics either since the last time I listened to it was long ago). If I remember well, the main voice is masculine. The style of the music sounds like The Commodores, or Bill Withers, but more funky and really good (and maybe even has a bit of disco sound). I've searched on youtube and google like crazy, but I can't find it. Does anyone know which song is this and who plays it? :)

Thanks in advance.

(BTW, it's not Purple Image's "Living in the Ghetto", I've already watched it in youtube)

Gremlinzzz
September 13th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Elvis - in the ghetto :popcorn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ox1Tore9nw

odiseo77
September 13th, 2011, 07:49 PM
Elvis - in the ghetto :popcorn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ox1Tore9nw


It's not this one, but thanks anyway :) The song I say sounds more funky and more "black" (black as in "black music", not dark), and must be like from the 70's or 80's.

haqking
September 13th, 2011, 08:06 PM
It's not this one, but thanks anyway :) The song I say sounds more funky and more "black" (black as in "black music", not dark), and must be like from the 70's or 80's.

this one ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5VDAL0NGyU&feature=related ;-)

el_koraco
September 13th, 2011, 08:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPdzp5HoH0o

?

Gremlinzzz
September 13th, 2011, 08:25 PM
another guess:popcorn:

Akon - Ghetto (official video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2nO86ZTs8I

LowSky
September 13th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ88oTITMoM

Gremlinzzz
September 13th, 2011, 08:42 PM
could be one of those songs that make people:popcorn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAlNrtcPCLw&feature=related

cecilpierce
September 13th, 2011, 08:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt8GDAL7Av8

Candi Staton In The Ghetto

odiseo77
September 13th, 2011, 09:13 PM
I found it! (Finally!). It's Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm78FoOyGpA). I think the version I had listened was more like George Benson's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcgRgIxdiuo) (both are great, anyway!). I think it says "talking 'bout the ghetto", instead of "living in the ghetto". I will be listening to these guys all day long :D

Thanks guys!

At LowSky: Lou Reed's "Walk on the wild side" is really good too!