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Q: Song- "If it don't fit don't force it" ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Song- "If it don't fit don't force it"
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: annebeth-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 29 Jul 2003 13:42 PDT
Expires: 28 Aug 2003 13:42 PDT
Question ID: 236650
I'm looking for a place where I can buy a CD that includes a song
called "If it don't fit don't force it". I believe the artist was
Kelli Patterson, and it was out around 1979.

I found another song with that title, but it wasn't the song I was
looking for.

The lyrics go..

If it don't fit don't force it
Just relax and let it go
Just caase thats how you want it 
Doesn't mean it will be so

Request for Question Clarification by markj-ga on 29 Jul 2003 14:44 PDT
annebeth --

There are recordings of the song in several formats (LP, 45, CD box
set) available in current Ebay auctions. (I am certain that they
include the track you are seeking,although the spelling is slightly
different.) The long-out-of-print recordings are also listed at some
used-record websites, but I can't be certain of their actual

Would this information be a completely satisfactory answer?


Clarification of Question by annebeth-ga on 29 Jul 2003 16:39 PDT
I'm only interested in a CD. I would need the name of the CD (or
names) and one source to buy it. If EBay, I'd like the auction number,
if other CD seller, I would need enough information to get it into my
shopping cart.
Subject: Re: Song- "If it don't fit don't force it"
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 29 Jul 2003 17:21 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, annebeth!

This song is fairly plentiful on vinyl, but difficult to find on CD.

I've located one CD for sale which includes Kellee Patterson's "If It
Don't Fit Don't Force It," along with some other good old funk tunes.

Here's the track listing of the CD, which is offered for only $5.99:

Various -- Funky Jams 7 . . . CD . . . $5.99  (Item: 10578)
Hubbub, 1997 Condition: New Copy 
Kellee Patterson "If It Don't Fit Don't Force It"/ Funk Proof "Funky
Jam"/ In One Peace "It's Insane"/ Wee Willie & B Clark "There She
Blows"/ Murray McKay "Don't Let The Pusher Push You"/ Village Callers
"Hector"/ Perfect Circle "For Your Funkification"/ Juggy Murray "Built
For Speed"/ Sister Gail Anderson "You're Barking Up The Wrong Tree"/
Funky Brothers Inc. "Cissy Strut"/ Explosions "Hip Drop"/ George
Semper & His Kingsmen "Tijuana"

Dusty Groove America

Dusty Groove is a very reliable merchant. I have ordered from them
several times, and have always been very pleased with their service.

Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: patterson "if it don't fit" cd

I hope this is fully satisfactory. If you have a question, please
request clarification, and I'll be glad to offer further assistance
before you rate my answer.

Best wishes,

Clarification of Answer by pinkfreud-ga on 29 Jul 2003 17:29 PDT
Here's an alternate source for you. This eBay auction includes the
same "Funky Jams" CD listed by Dusty Groove, plus two additional CDs:
annebeth-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Thanks! Thats song got stuck in my head, and I wanted to hear it
again. Can you split a tip with Mark?

Subject: Re: Song- "If it don't fit don't force it"
From: markj-ga on 29 Jul 2003 17:56 PDT
annebeth --

One correction to pinkfreud-ga's resourceful and prompt response to
your clarification.   The CD box offered on Ebay (by a very reliable
seller) does not in fact contain the entire "Funky Jams 7" CD but
instead contains a "best of" selection from the entire series of
"Funky Jam" CDs that was originally released on the Hubbub label.

In case you fail to acquire a CD, you may be interested in knowing
that the song in which you are interested was first released on a
Kellee Patterson LP called "Be Happy" in 1977.  Copies of that LP are
also available at Ebay and from various online out-of-print LP
dealers.  It was never released on CD.

Subject: Re: Song- "If it don't fit don't force it"
From: pinkfreud-ga on 29 Jul 2003 18:45 PDT
Markj is correct about the eBay item. It does not have contents
identical to the CD listed by Dusty Groove. However, it does contain
the song "If It Don't Fit Don't Force It."

Thank you very much for the five-star rating and the nice tip. Google
Answers does not have a provision for sharing tips, but I'll see what
I can work out with Mark, who is a good friend and one of GA's very
finest Researchers.


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