Alright, we’re ready. This actually came from the madman, KB.
They say there’s a fine line between madman and genius. So it
came as no surprise, when preparing for his Old School Wednesday radio blog
last week, EJ asked my favorite Hall & Oates song and then my favorite Stevie
Wonder song. At first I didn’t see the corelation but then I got it: rock n’
soul. H&O are one of the most soulful pop acts of our time (they are from
Philadelphia, after all). And Stevie has been a major musical influence for many,
including pop & rock groups.
Genius… But what else should you expect from a music loving mad man.
I don’t know about genius, but I’m alright with the music loving madman. All
I know is what started out as a couple of questions turned into a soulsearching event,
much reminiscing, and songs being pulled out of the vaults. Check it out:
School Wednesday: Rock and Soul.
Dropping the favorite tracks as prescribed.
Starting with the mellow tracks:
01 – Stevie Wonder – Knocks Me off My Feet, as stated by AB
02 – Stevie Wonder – Rocket Love, as spoken by DJ
03 – Stevie Wonder – Overjoyed, by KB
04 – Dionne Warwick & Stevie Wonder – It’s You, because Thierno
said we should pull it out of the vaults.
05 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Sara Smile, by far the most requested
from Hall and Oates, as stated by AB,
06 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – She’s Gone, because London
Lee resurrected it.
07 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – One on One, as demanded by Angelicastorm.
Pushing it up a notch:
08 – Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely, from Zun
09 – Stevie Wonder – He’s Misstra Know It All, A touch choice for London
10 – Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing, because **RPM**
mentioned this one too.
11 – Stevie Wonder – I Was Made to Love Her, for White Silk.
12 – Stevie Wonder – Living For The City, from Wayne,
who said this one was easy. I had to pull the full version out, which I remember
growing up. Scared me each time.
13 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Rich Girl, from a couple of high
school friends of mine who started singing it in my ear.
14 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Everything Your Heart Desires, one
of my favorites, without hesitation.
15 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Out of Touch, which I also resurrected
16 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That (Extended),
for White Silk, JDid,
– and then Gwen
pulled out the extended mix. Wow.
And then finishing on a high note:
17 – Stevie Wonder – That Girl (1982 Musiquarium Version), for every
wannabe producer, as Qamar stated.
18 – Stevie Wonder – All I Do, one of the songs that stops me cold,
because it’s heard on adult contemporary, pop, and R&B stations as well as
dance clubs, and still has the same effect. Tazee
mentioned it also, which made me happier to hear it.
19 – Stevie Wonder – As. Pulled out of the vaults from last week.
20 – Stevie Wonder – Another Star. I will play this in my car 10 times
in a row, and I will be asked to turn it off each time. A song with accentuated
horns, vocals, and percussion, written with sadness in mind? It always perplexes
21 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Maneater, because Steph
had to have it.
22 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Your Imagination (Remix), which
was mentioned by Qamar, so I had to pull out the mix.
23 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Method of Modern Love (Extended Mix),
which (as KB has told me to mention), is the one I confessed to him early on
was my favorite.
Something not here that should be heard? Let me know. Enjoy.