We’ll have to interrupt Friday Melodies for this OSW (Old School Wednesday)
by request. This is how it went down:
ej: my Fridays one is a teaser.
kb: how so?
ej: …well, the old school Dynasty track is for a couple of people. remember
kb: gotta peep it
kb: oh yeah!
kb: old school
kb: I always thought of "And The Beat Goes On" when I heard this
ej: yeah me too. i had to get the cd, because "they" produced a track
kb: now u got me on this Dynasty vibe. Dang!
ej: it’s spreading like the plaaaague!
kb: Where’s a Whispers CD when I need it?
ej: i think you’ve got a theme for OSW, pal.
kb: do tell
ej: Whispers/Tavares/Bernard Wright/Dynasty/Oddysey……
kb: I may just have to give you the nod this week if you do that
ej: i was gonna throw you the ball and let you run with it, but if you wanna
kb: nah nah nah. I want to see u pull this white rabbit out of yo hat. U go
boy. I’m just a guest star in this episode.
And that’s it went down. While he’s in the nation’s capital, I have to fill
in for him. Wanna hear it? Here it go…..
01 – "Who Do You Love" by Bernard Wright. I pulled this one
out because I used to have this album on cassette and played it so much I had
to purchase it two more times.
02 – "And the Beat Goes On" by The Whispers. The old school
Dynasty track from last Friday was recognized by a couple of people to be a
derivative of this song, so it had to be placed.
03 – "Just an Illusion" by Imagination. Haven’t heard from
them in a while. While watching 187,
this song was played in the closing credits.
04 – "Make That Move" by Shalamar. Leon
Sylvers, producer extraordinaire, part I.
05 – "Does That Ring A Bell" by Dynasty. Leon Sylvers, part
06 – "Jump to the Beat" by Stacy Lattisaw. This was one I
hadn’t heard in years. We’re talking at least a decade…
07 – "Do You Love What You Feel" by Rufus featuring Chaka
Khan. I can take most of the songs off the album Masterjam and place it in this
selection, but we’ll go with the top single this go’ round.
08 – "Inside Out [12" Version]" by Odyssey. One of my
favorite bassists, Mark
Adams, provided his touch with this song.
09 – "Snap Shot" by Slave. Mark Adams, part II. The string
arrangements of this song were done by Mark himself, which is classic. From
10 – "Firecracker" by Mass
Production. Everytime I’m sure everyone hears this, they think of a backdrop
Metal Jacket. I always think of Me
So Horny, much to my chagrin. This is where the backdrop for that rap came
11 – "Peanut Butter" by Lenny White / Twennynine. Lenny White,
Marcus Miller, and the above-mentioned Bernard Wright did a lot of collaborating
Boys), so I had to throw this one up.
12 – "I Need a Freak" by Sexual Harrassment. Double entendre.
13 – "Rapper’s Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang.
14 – "I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On" by Cherrelle. Robert Palmer’s
version is the one that was more popular, so I had to go back in and pull this
one out. Didn’t get as much recognition as it should have. Mariah Carey also
remade this in the enormously successful, Emmy award winning *cough cough*
15 – "Jam on It" by Newcleus.
16 – "I Wonder If I Take You Home [Extended Version]" by
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force.
Enjoy. While you marinate on this, I’ll jump back to Brand Nubian, Deltronic,
and Zap Mama.