Just after I put the last OSW mix up, I found out about Johnnie Wilder, Jr.’s untimely passing.
He was 56. What better way than to take time out this Wednesday to pay tribute to the man….
Old School Wednesday : Johnnie Wilder Tribute.
Podcast/mix available here. Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
01 – The Groove Line [Extended Version]
02 – Boogie Nights
03 – Too Hot To Handle
04 – Send Out For Sunshine
05 – One Night Tan
06 – Razzle Dazzle
07 – Raise A Blaze
08 – Gangsters of the Groove
09 – Turn Around
10 – Posin’ Til Closin’
11 – Mind Blowing Decisions
12 – Happiness Togetherness
13 – Always And Forever
14 – The Star Of A Story
15 – Where Did I Go Wrong
16 – Sho ‘Nuff Must Be Luv
17 – Leavin’ For A Dream
18 – That’s The Way We’ll Always Say Goodnight
While most of these songs speak for themselves, there are tunes that keep the groove and are rarely heard such as Send Out For Sunshine and great tracks from the album Hot Property, such as One Night Tan, Razzle Dazzle, and Raise and Blaze. I would be remiss if I didn’t also feature tracks from the album Candles, like Turn Around, Posin’ Till Closin’, and the illustrious Where Did I Go Wrong?
It should also be noted that two of the more popular tracks often heard on Quiet Storm on a regular basis back in the day were written by Johnnie Wilder himself: Mind Blowing Decisions and Happiness Togetherness.
For a more comprehensive biography of the man, check out
Johnnie Wilder Jr’s Official Website. Special thanks to Trent for laying it down for us, and ms. alex for letting us know last Wednesday. Enjoy.