Friday, December 21, 2007

Retro Commercial: Hey Love

If you were having a small "get together" that was going nowhere fast, how would you liven up the festivities? Well, one surefire way to get in the groove was to pull out a copy of "Hey Love". As you may know, "Hey Love" was a compilation of some of best soul slow jams of the 60s and 70s. Back in the day, the 1986 commercial for this collection was in regular rotation on BET. You saw it almost as much as you saw Donnie Simpson. The commercial for "Hey Love" became such a part of pop culture that the closing line ("... let me borrow it. No my brother... you've got to buy your own") was even referenced in the 1989 John Cusack film "Say Anything". The owner of the "Hey Love" collection is played by John Canada Terrell, who you may recognize from his roles in such films as "She's Gotta Have It" (as Greer Childs) and "The Five Heartbeats" (as Michael "Flash" Turner).


X. Dell said...

It's good to see that Barbara Mason's still ready, and that the Chi-lites haven't given up their search.

I don't really recall the commercial, but I remember each and every one of those tunes.

pjazzypar said...

Cool commercial. This was the "have to have" collection back in the day. In fact I have both the album and CD of this compilation. The thing is I remember ordering it back in the day, but I really don't remember purchasing the CD version.

Bar L. said...

Hey Love, great retro commercial!

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