EJ on the mellow (read: overworked) tip. Droppin’ it.
Old School Wednesday: Out Of Thin Air, Volume III.
Podcast/mix available here. [Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
01 – Brick – Dazz
02 – Narada Michael Walden – Divine Emotions
03 – George McRae – I Get Lifted
04 – Ca$hflow – Mine All Mine
05 – Third World – Try Jah Love
06 – Brass Construction – Right Place
07 – Deniece Williams – I Found Love
08 – Soul II Soul – People
09 – Ramsey Lewis – Whisper Zone
10 – The Cars – Drive
11 – Jevetta Steele – Love Is A Losing Game
12 – Michael Franks and Patti Austin – Now You’re In My Dreams
13 – LeVert – Feel Real
14 – Aretha Franklin – United Together
Well, I started out with Brick and Narada Michael Walden, but what got me was my brother-in-law, who was playing I Get Lifted from his truck. That track was one of the tightest tracks I can remember from back in the day. Then, from Larry Blackmon’s label Atlanta Artists from the 80s is Ca$hflow’s Mine All Mine, followed by Third World and Stevie Wonder’s Try Jah Love. I had been feeling Brass Construction, so I pulled out Right Place, and I wanted to hear Deniece’s I Found Love again.
I followed Soul II Soul and Ramsey Lewis’ Whisper Zone (love that instrumental) with The Cars’ Drive. It’s all about Jevetta Steele’s (remember Calling You?) melancholy track Love Is A Losing Game, one of my favorite cuts off her album Here It Is.Michael and Patti’s Now You’re In My Dreams is off the album Skin Dive, and I followed it by Nikki’s favorite LeVert cut Feel Real and Aretha Franklin’s wonderful cut to close with, United Together.
Take it light.