If You Were Here Tonight Alexander O’Neal [Tabu/CBS Records]
Written & Produced by: Monte Moir for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.
This song was on Alexander’s debut album for Clerance Avant’s Tabu Records. This was also Jimmy & Terry’s homie. He was in the original version of what would end up being The Time. Rumor has it that when Prince signed the band, he said that Alex was “too black” to be the lead singer so he replaced him with Morris Day. But of course we don’t know the real reason, but what I do know is he went on to make some pretty incredible music with 2 of my mentors Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. I heard this song on the radio today and I had to post it!!! One thing is clear, REAL songs are always timeless…. Big up Jam & Lewis!!! AND ACTUALLY MONTE MOIR WROTE AND PRODUCED THIS SONG. Monte was the other keyboard player in The Time. He left and ended up being a staff producer for Flyte Tyme for many years! He also wrote and produced “The Pleasure Principle” for Janet!
God. Love. Life. Music. [Purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnatonka]