The Most Awesome Music Video From 1994 Stars Chris’ Jazz Cafe Manager Whose House Blew Up

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Ron Talton wants to “Tie U Up.”

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Remember the South Philadelphia house that blew up recently? No, not that one. This one.

The man whose house blew up was Ron Talton, a manager at Chris’ Jazz Cafe on Sansom Street, and on Thursday night, Chris’ is holding a benefit to help him out. Some of Philly’s best jazz musicians are coming out for it, and all of the proceeds ($10 suggested donation) go to helping Talton get his life back in order.




But what you really need to know about Ron Talton is that he used to be a professional singer in Germany, and in 1994, he starred in this semi-NSFW music video for his song, "Tie U Up." And it is... amazing.

I'm pretty sure the lyrics go something like: "I would usually use my hammer, but with you, I've got the wood... I'm gonna tie you up, funk it down, hit you with my two-by-four..."

Enjoy this totally 1994 flashback to 1994. I don't know whether to say, "You're welcome" or "I'm sorry."

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  • warriorsplendid

    HI Ron! I am just hearing the sad news concerning your home. I truly sympathize. Thank God, Ron, you are still here. Please, when you get a chance, pull up Love Letters To Dean(initiated by Robert White) via you tube and leave a video or a note. For Dean Stroop. Please help spread the word to HAIR 1987 members. God bless you!