Podcast/mix available here.[Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
01 – The Family – The Screams Of Passion [Extended Version]
02 – Jill Jones – G-Spot (Extended)
03 – Loose Ends – Stay a Little While, Child [Remix]
04 – Chaka Khan – Give Me All
05 – D-Influence – Journey
06 – Soul II Soul – Fairplay [Featuring Rose Windross]
07 – Sheila E – Loverboy
08 – Level 42 – Lessons in Love
09 – Curiosity Killed The Cat – Ordinary Day
10 – Swing Out Sister – Twilight World [Superb. Superb. Mix]
11 – Joyce Sims – Come into My Life
12 – Five Star – Let Me Be The One
13 – Patti Austin – In And Out Of Love
14 – Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain
15 – Lakeside – Say Yes
I’m sure everyone is familiar with Screams of Passion, and following along the same purple vein, I thought it would be good to drop G Spot. Loose Ends’ Stay A Little While, Child was one of my favorite tracks from them that is sorely underappreciated. Louil Silas gave it his own spin that, in my opinion, made it just as smooth as Hanging On A String. Give Me All is one of the Chaka Khan tracks that sucessfully blends vocals, scratches, and brass. Journey from no-one other than D-Influence, off the Good 4 We album. I’m sure everyone was hip to the first album from Soul II Soul, which is where Fairplay is from.
Sheila E’s Sex Cymbal CD is one of my favorites from her, with Loverboy being one of the funkiest songs, combining her percussion with a guitar solo at the end. Level 42s Lessons In Love, Curiosity Killed The Cat’s Ordinary Day, and Swing Out Sister’s Twilight World were three tracks that I played endlessly while I was in college, so much so that I had to purchase the cassettes again.
Joyce Sims’ Come Into My Life is a well known cut, I’m sure, as is Let Me Be The One. Patti Austin’s In And Out Of Love is a stepper’s staple. Billy Griffin’s Hold Me Tighter In The Rain is one of the songs from him that I’ve been playing lately, since it’s fairly new to me. We finish off with Lakeside’s Say Yes, which is one of their finest cuts.