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01 – Alyson Williams – My Love Is So Raw
02 – Rebbie Jackson – Plaything
03 – Chaka Khan – Clouds
04 – Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music in the Streets
05 – BB&Q Band – Imagination
06 – Curtis Hairston – I Want Your Lovin’
07 – Jermaine Jackson – I Think It’s Love
08 – Lisa Stansfield – Change
09 – Tony Toni Tone – Who’s Lovin’ You
10 – Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
11 – Everything But the Girl – Driving
12 – Brenda Russell – Piano In The Dark
13 – Isley Brothers – Hello It’s Me
14 – Tavares – A Penny For Your Thoughts
Alyson’s My Love Is So Raw features rapper Nikki D, seguing into Rebbie’s Plaything, one of her finest releases. The anthems Clouds and I Hear Music In The Streets are two well-known tracks, which are then followed by a lesser-known track, Imagination. Alyson’s track made me seek out Curtis Hairston, who dropped I Want Your Lovin’. Jermaine was on my mind, prompting me to include I Think It’s Love after Curtis’ track.
Lisa Stansfield’s Change is one of my favorite cuts from her, and the lesser known track, Who’s Loving You? was my anthem from Tony Toni Tone! back in the day. I had to follow that up with the smash Everytime You Go Away, a Hall and Oates track which was remade by Paul Young.
I needed to mellow things out a little bit after that scorcher with Everything But The Girl’s Driving, Brenda’s Piano In The Dark, Isley Brother’s hit Hello, It’s Me, and finish it off with the wonderul cut A Penny For Your Thoughts.