Why does the song respect say this?
The song Respect by Aretha Franklin. It says "take care TCB". Why does it say TCB?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
"TCB" is an abbreviation that was commonly used in the 1960s and 1970s, meaning Taking Care (of) Business, and it was particularly widely used in African-American culture. However, it was somewhat less well-known outside of that culture, yielding a possible explanation as to why it was not recognized by those who transcribed Franklin's words for music sheets. Nevertheless, TCB later became Elvis Presley's motto and signature, from his necklace to his private jet plane...
- 1 decade ago
TCB was an phrase Elvis Presley used all the time. It does mean Taking Care of Business and there's a song by the same name by Bachman Turner Overdrice from the early 70's.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The line Take Care, TCB is not in the original version by Otis Redding, but in aretha franklin's she threw it in as a funky ad lib during recording. Back in the 1960's, it was an abbreviation for "Taking Care of Business."This was apparently used a lot during that era, The Temptations even had an album called "taking care of business."