And I am telling you I'm not going. You're the best man I'll ever know. There's no way I can ever go. No, no, no, no way, No, no, no, no way I'm living without you. I'm not living without you. I don't want to be free. I'm staying, I'm staying, And you, and you, you're gonna love me. Ooh, you're gonna love me.

Effie Melody White

James 'Thunder' Early: Hey, where you going? You can't leave me, girl. I love you.
Lorrell Robinson: [sings] And Lorrell loves Jimmy. Lorrell loves Jimmy. Lorrell loves Jimmy, it's true. But Lorrell and Jimmy are through! [speaks] I got a show to do, remember, baby? [sings] Oh, baby, I got a show to do.

Music is supposed to sell.

Curtis Taylor Jr.

'Cause this time, Effie White's gonna win!

Effie Melody White

That's right Curtis. You stopped me once, but you'll never stop me again!

Effie Melody White

It's about fairness, Curtis! It's about people paying their dues. Ain't that what you keep telling me? "Get in line, Effie. Wait your turn". So why am I sitting here without so much as a B-side on a 45, when an amateur like Martin Luther King, Jr., gets his own freakin' album? I mean, can he even sing?

Effie Melody White

Effie Melody White: Tell me something, Curtis: do you think it's right to promote an amateur performer over a professional?
Curtis Taylor Jr.: Um, I don't know what this is about...

[singing] Jimmy want a rib! Jimmy want a steak! Jimmy want piece of yo chocolate cake!

James 'Thunder' Early

Deena, you know why I chose you to sing lead? Because your voice... has no personality. No depth. Except for what I put in there.

Curtis Taylor Jr.

Deena Jones: You got the same wig I got?
Effie Melody White: Yeah.
Deena Jones: You got same the same dress I got?
Effie Melody White: Yeah.
Deena Jones: Then shut up!

Effie Melody White: So... Deena's going to sing the lead 'cause you like the way she looks? Am I ugly to you, Curtis?
Curtis Taylor Jr.: Baby, come on! You know how I feel about you, come on. Don't make it personal.
Effie Melody White: Well, what am I supposed to do? Deena's beautiful, and she's always been beautiful... but I've got the voice, Curtis! I've got the voice! You can't put me in back; you just can't!

Lorrell Robinson: [as Early is kissing her] That feels nice... I mean it feels funny! You're married, aren't you?
James 'Thunder' Early: Everybody knows Jimmy's married, baby.
Lorrell Robinson: Well, then, you get your married hands off!

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Effie Melody White: So... Deena's going to sing the lead 'cause you like the way she looks? Am I ugly to you, Curtis?
Curtis Taylor Jr.: Baby, come on! You know how I feel about you, come on. Don't make it personal.
Effie Melody White: Well, what am I supposed to do? Deena's beautiful, and she's always been beautiful... but I've got the voice, Curtis! I've got the voice! You can't put me in back; you just can't!

Lorrell Robinson: [as Early is kissing her] That feels nice... I mean it feels funny! You're married, aren't you?
James 'Thunder' Early: Everybody knows Jimmy's married, baby.
Lorrell Robinson: Well, then, you get your married hands off!