1.26.2017

Ralph was always the one for me

I'm watching the first episode of the three-part miniseries, The New Edition Story that's airing on BET this week. I've been looking forward to this for so long, and despite the long commercial breaks, it hasn't disappointed.

Ralph Tresvant was always my favorite and in this story you see that he really was a good kid, and not just good looking. :) He was loyal to his friends. He was offered a solo contract, but said no, it was all of them or none. Awww.

In the episode I'm watching, they just performed "Candy Girl." I bought that 45 record at an outdoor festival at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, just about a full year before I ever heard them on the radio. To this day, I feel like *I* discovered them before any of my friends did. I knew all the lyrics to the song by the time it came on the radio. Candy Girl brings back such fun memories!

Look how young they are!

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7 comments:

Debbie said...

Haven't watched yet. Can't wait! Sidney may be able to compete with us as Biggest NE Fan ever. Did you know they have a Christmas album? I did that. And for that, I feel like she wins.

Valerie said...

Not so fast. I looked it up, and at some point I had that CD. Why it's not on my iPod or where it is, I don't know.

Ok, fine. Sidney can have the title, but she can't have Ralph. :)

Debbie said...

Oops...*I didn't know that.

Debbie said...

She doesn't want Ralph. She wants my man Ron!

Valerie said...

Uh oh. You'll have to fight it out!

Kerri said...

so... when was this? 80s? 90s?

Valerie said...

Early 80s...Candy Girl came out in 1983. (BTW, so did Madonna's Holiday. Can you believe it? We heard it at a restaurant tonight and were wondering when it came out.)