I had a full weekend, and that’s why I’ve been incognito. I’ve been enjoying my
vacation instead of dropping my in-rotation and a Baker’s Dozen talking about
how much fun I had this weekend, my travellng and my brunch with some awesome
people from all over the place. Instead, I just relaxed, hung out, and of course,
had my headphones on during my chill-out period.
After I compiled the sequence, I had a hard time deciding on a description for
this playlist. Luckily, KB came
to my rescue. He saw the tracklisting and thought that the name below was appropriate:
Who am I to disagree?
School Wednesday: Loves, Lies, and Promises.
01 – Jevetta Steele – Calling You, which Nikki
mentioned two weeks ago, so I pulled it out. Featured in the movie Baghdad Cafe.
02 – Stevie Wonder – Love’s in Need of Love Today, which was demanded
and blessed by Bomani.
03 – Rufus & Chaka Khan – Stay. From 1978’s
04 – The Brothers Johnson – I’ll Be Good to You. From 1976. George Johnson
was dating several women and trying to meet Black women. The situation was getting out out of hand, especially
around the holidays. When he decided to commit to one, he wrote the song I’ll
Be Good to You, with family friend Senora Sam adding lyrics. Produced by Quincy
05 – Lalah Hathaway – Smile. From 1990. Russell Ferrante (from Yellowjackets)
had a hand in this tune. From Lalah
06 – Deja – That’s Where You’ll Find Me. I have to hand it to Qamar
for his hand in this one. Very underappreciated tune, co-written and
released in 1988 with Monte Moir.
07 – Stephanie Mills – What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’. Sister
Outsider dropped this one to me. I’ll tip my hat to her,
when I purchase a new one.
08 – Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy. From All N’ All. I don’t think
I can say enough about this track.
09 – Patti Austin – Big Bad World. From 1985’s Gettin’
Away With Murder. This track is accentuated with Chaka Khan,
Jocelyn Brown, and Luther Vandross.
10 – Kiss the Sky – What Does It Take? A Jaki Graham and Paul Hardcastle
11 – D-Influence – Journey. From their debut album Good
4 We. One of my favorite cuts from that CD. Considering that
I can listen to that CD from start to finish, that’s saying quite a bit.
12 – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Lost In Emotion. Smash hit from 1987.
13 – Intro – Anything for You. From their eponymous
14 – Johnny Gill – Never Know Love. Unreleased track from Johnny’s album
15 – Stephanie Mills – (You’re Puttin’) A Rush On Me. Hit from the 1987
I Were Your Woman.
16 – Christopher Williams – Every Little Thing U Do. From Changes.
I’d like to give special thanks to my sister, LDF, who assured me
that this is the first thing she’s going to listen to today, since it’s her birthday
and all. Happy birthday, Sis. Much love. Everyone, groove it forward.