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OSW: Christmas Presents, 2005


I hope everyone’s having a pretty good holiday. I’ve got lots of good presents from some great people, but best of all, I got a chance to communicate with some great people this season, and it’s been a blast. I’ve been on a mini-hiatus this month, but the stress has seemed to alleviate itself, and when all is said and done, I’m glad it’s all
over.

I’ve gotten some great music from great people, and this is the just the first dose.

Old
School Wednesday: Christmas Presents, 2005.

01 – Change – Paradise
02 – Slave – Party Lites
03 – Shalamar – Take That to the Bank
04 – Imagination – Who (Tell Me Who)
05 – Frankie Knuckles – Rain Falls (featuring Lisa Michaelis)
06 – Lisa Stansfield – Love In Me
07 – MFSB – Old San Juan (Instrumental)
08 – The Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
09 – The Sylvers – I Wish That I Could Talk To You
10 – The System – Lollipops & Everything
11 – George Duke – Sweet Baby
12 – Stephanie Mills – Two Hearts
13 – Club Nouveau – Heavy On My Mind
14 – Zhane – You’re Sorry Now
15 – Tara Kemp – Piece Of My Heart

Who (Tell Me Who) was produced by Arthur Baker, and Leon Sylvers demonstrated his production duties on I Wish That I Could Talk To You and Take That To The Bank. I had never heard the Imagination track before I received them from Thierno and I had never heard The Sylvers’ track before Wayne In SB dropped it to me, particularly since Leon Sylvers II (the father of Leon Sylvers III) passed on recently. May he rest in peace. Much love to both.

Hope you enjoy.

13 Responses “OSW: Christmas Presents, 2005”

  1. 28 December 2005 at 04:02

    the Bee Gees!!
    love them :)

  2. TMcGC
    28 December 2005 at 08:54

    My 1st visit to the site; having a ball…I was referred by a mad music man who suggested i check u out ’cause you probably could help me track down “Wish you were here” by Free Life (still lookin). Then, lo and behold, I saw your x-mas list and reference to the Sylvers and nearly fell to my knees. If you appreciate the merits of “Wish I Could Talk to You,” we can sho nuff talk. By the way, just wanna be clear that it was Leon Sylvers’ father who passed. B back soon.

  3. Wayne
    28 December 2005 at 11:36

    Once again…another superb Old School Wednesday. Exactly the thing I needed after spending 10 1/2 traffic-filled hours on the BOORRRING I-5 yesterday.

  4. 28 December 2005 at 14:42

    This will be the second Sylvers song I’ve heard today. Earlier I heard Boogie Fever.

  5. Qamar
    28 December 2005 at 15:01

    Another excellent mix.
    The Slave cut is sizzlin’… used to love shakin’ my thang to it back in the day!
    Love the Club Nouveau, Stephanie/Teddy, and Change tracks. Plus, I can listen to Lisa all day.
    Never heard the Sylvers and the System songs before. Love them!

  6. Thierno
    28 December 2005 at 16:25

    EJ, thanks man, for indulging me and also for putting up tracks that I hadn’t heard till now… Like I said, I appreciate this edutainment thing you got going.
    Peace,
    Thierno

  7. 28 December 2005 at 18:23

    Hey Flavors…sorry I’ve been away so long. But you know, I knew I would slip away and come back and your old school wednesdays would be as sweet as ever. You never, ever disappoint.

  8. chica
    28 December 2005 at 19:31

    First Alexander O’Neal. Now Stephanie Mills! Thank you EJ for bringing a smile to my face! Happy holidays to you and yours!

  9. 29 December 2005 at 00:17

    Geesh…is Zhane considered Old School?! Scary LOL
    Happy New Year, EJ :)

  10. 29 December 2005 at 02:54

    Another great mix of songs to close out the year. Thank you, EJ! May you continue to bring us great music in the New Year!

  11. Peter
    3 January 2006 at 05:21

    Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for introducing me to Lisa Shaw via your in rotation slot.
    As a result my partner kindly got me the album as a christmas present and I have to say it is absolutely amazing.
    I only discovered your site back in June, but have been listening daily ever since. It has made working almost enjoyable and has introduced me to so many artists that are unknown over here in the UK.
    Thanks.
    I hope you achieve all your dreams in 2006.

  12. Monica
    22 January 2006 at 14:22

    I just discovered this site!! OMG!! Real Music! BTW, are you sure it was Leon Sylvers II and not Edmund Sylvers? Edmund died March of 2004 from Lung Cancer, but I’ve heard nothing about Leon. Wow, seems that all of the people from my childhood are leaving…sad. Well, keep up the good work. I love this site!! :)

  13. Monica
    22 January 2006 at 14:27

    Correction, you were right, Leon F Sylvers II (The father of the Sylvers) passed, not Leon F Sylvers the III, whew, I was getting depressed. Thank god for Googling! :)

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