funk classics

Black Girl Classics

The Playlist Series: Songs You Will Hear at an African American Family Function

Sister Sledge: “We Are Family”
Frankie Beverly & Maze: “Before I let Go”
S.O.S. Band: “Don’t Stop the Music”
Slave: “Just A Touch of Love”
One Way: “Cutie Pie”
Patrice Rushe: “Forget Me Nots”
The Isley Brothers: “For the Love of You”
Juvenile: “Back that Ass Up”
Curtist Mayfield: “Pusherman”
Al Green: “Let’s Stay Together”
Stevie Wonder: “Isn’t She Lovely”
R. Kelly: “Step in the Name of Love”
Luther Vandross: “Never Too Much"
Shalamar: “Make That Move”
Teena Marie: “Square Biz”
Kool & the Gang: “ Get Down On it”
Sugar Hill Gang: “Rappers Delight”
Earth, Wind & Fire: “Reasons”
Strafe: “Set it Off”
The Gap Band: “You Dropped A Bomb on Me”
Chic: “Good Times”
Montel Jordan: “This “is How we Do It”
Evelyn Champagne King: “Love Come Down”
Club Nouveau: “Why You Treat Me So Bad”
McFadden & Whitehead: “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”
Sly and The Family Stone: “Family Affair:
Al Green: “Love and Happiness”
Switch: “I Call Your Name”
68 Boyz: “Tootsee Roll”  
The O'Jays: “Love Train“
Carl Carlton: "She’s A Bad Mama Jama”  
The Whispers: “Rock Steady”
Johnny Kemp: “Just Got Paid”
Kool & the Gang: “Celebration”
Ohio Players: “Love Roller Coaster”
Al Green: “Tired of Being Alone”
Marcia Griffiths: “ Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide)”
Roger:  "I Want to Be Your Man”
Ohio Players: “Fire”
Earth, Wind & Fire: “September”
The Commodores: “Brick House”
Michael Jackson: “Billie Jean”
Chaka Khan: “Ain’t Nobody”
Whitney Houston: “I wanna Dance With Somebody”
Parliament: “Flashlight”
DJ Casper: “Cha Cha Slide”
Zap: “ Computer Love”
The Whispers: “And the Beat Goes On”
S.O.S.: “Just Be Good to Me”
Frankie Beverly & Maze: “Happy Feelings”
Cameo: “Candy”
Vaughan Mason & Crew: “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll“
Guy: “I Like”
Cheryl Lynn: “Got to Be Real”
Cupid: “Cupid Shuffle”
The Gap Band: “Outstanding”

Highlights from Lucie Pohl’s AMA

(These are all in non-linear order, so you’ll have to go up and down the AMA to find them)

  • She’s good friends with Jen Cohn

  • She loves Pharmercy and thinks the ship is ‘awesome’!

  • She says that the writing team are ‘always open’ to the VAs sugggestions

  • And that she might try to ask for more voice lines between Pharah and Mercy (!)

  • She said she would love to meet Ana’s VA, and pretty much confirmed she is going to Blizzcon

  • She’s also working on going to GamesCom, and will be at FanaticExpo in September

  • Lucie also says she’s a ‘Mercy main’

  • She also says she’d love to cosplay Mercy someday

  • And that she’d love to see a Steampunk skin for Mercy, and a ‘Futuristic Robot Skin’ for Angela

  • Her favorite projects that she’s worked on:  “The comedy shows I write are always my favorite projects because they come from me, the biggest projects I have worked on have been Overwatch, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Red Dwarf. All of them were incredible experiences!”

  • “If you could have any ability from any hero in Overwatch, what would it be and why?” Lucie: ‘I’d love to have some of Lucio’s Sonic Amplifier because it’s so badass!’

  • She loves The Wire (!)

  • The best dessert ever? Cheesecake. And her favorite flavor?  Salted caramel

  • ‘What is harder to save… heroes or cupcakes?’ Lucie: ‘Definitely cupcakes. They get eaten so quickly.’

  • When she first moved to the US, the first thing that ‘intensely fascinated’ her was spray cheese

  • What Mercy does in her spare time: “Mercy plays soccer and eats chocolate in her free time! She looks for honesty, kindness and loyalty in a friend!“

  • She can speak German, English, and can understand French, Spanish, Italian and Greek!

  • Her favorite character in the game, aside from Mercy? Soldier 76. No scratch that, she says she ‘loves them all’.

  • As for how much of an influence Lucie herself has on Mercy: “I think a lot of my personality influences Mercy because the emotions have to be real and have to come from somewhere!”

  • Lucie’s favorite type of music? “I like soul, funk, jazz, hip hop, classical music, flamenco….a lot of different kinds of music!”

  • She’d also love to visit Iceland and Sweden, and the Philippines too. 

  • Lucie lost a few of her family members during the Holocaust, and that ‘her grandmother had to wear the yellow star, was held hostage and was not allowed to continue studying’.

  • She says she’d love to turn ‘Hi! Hitler’ into a TV show. Or a film

  • And the best part about voicing Mercy? Getting introduced to the ‘wonderful gaming community’. And the fans!
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Leo Sayer
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