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Who Am I?: Answer

10 December 2008 5 Comments

Y’all, this is the most glamorous Glamourshot promo photo I’ve ever seen. Not only does it have more potential for joke-crackin’ than almost any other dead-serious picture I’ve ever posted, but figuring out who this is will not be easy. The hint is that one member went solo and only four of the men pictured here are orginal members.

See, this is exactly the kind of Who Am I that I hate doing, because y’all don’t know how to act. How is jazzfan360 gonna say “Well, that second from the left is CLEARLY Mr Gaines from A Different World. Who let his old ass outta The Pit?”? How is bklyn6 gonna say “All that picture is missing is Al Reynolds and Jonathan Plummer.”? And after all of this joke crackin’ back and forth not one of you took the time to mention the way dude on the far left is caressing Mr Gaines’ fur collar, nor the suspicious gender profile of the dude in the center.

Ever the focused one, Kim from The Punkin Patch nailed it with the first guess. This is The Deele, the ’80s group that used to also include Babyface and L.A. Reid. They are still recording (look them up on MySpace if you’re curious), and in spite of how throwback they look in this photo, don’t let it be said that they’re stuck in the eighties. This video for 1988’s “Two Occasions,” now THIS is eighties.


  • Reginald Dorsey said:

    I’m pretty sure that’s a woman in the middle.

  • Serafina said:

    Dang, I was thinking the same thing. What 5 member group has one woman and four men? I was guessing Midnight or Atlantic Starr.

    He needs to be slapped back into masculinity. But maybe im just being mean, because his makeup is more perfect than mines will ever be.

  • blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said:

    I always try to guess this and I am always sooo far off base!!


    I saw this and I was wondering if it was Jody Watley with Shalimar!

    What can I say? *LOL*

    I listen to Vivaldi CDs most of the day….

  • bklyn6 said:

    I’m pretty sure that’s a woman in the middle.

    Eggs-xaaactly. Looks a little like the first Aunt Viv (“The Fresh Prince of Bel”).

    “Mr. Gaines”! LOL!

  • jazzfan360 said:

    OMG I THOUGHT THAT WAS A WOMAN!!!!!!! But it’s CLEARLY not, since I’ve just spotted him (pre-op, one can only assume) in the “Two Occasions” video. Man, that song’s a whole helluva lot prettier without visuals. Just because I feel like stereotyping today, I’m gonna assume Mr. Missus there is the one who does the yelling at the beginning of “Body Talk.” Hahahahahaha. Ahhhh, but seriously… The best Deele video wasn’t even made by them–it was that BADASS neon noir nightclub fight scene in the first episode of Miami Vice. Man, I rewound that ish so many times…too cool.

    And wowwwwwwwww, didn’t notice ol’ dude back there fingering Mr. Gaines’ fur collar. “KIM-BALY REECE!!!”

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