I’m up late dropping this as usual, but I have a great reason why. After sleeping far too much in the daytime and falling asleep at work from such a great time in Chicago this past weekend, I’d say that all this late sleeping and careful deliberation was well worth it. This could not be done without some help from my friends in the windy city, particularly Shelton and the one, the only, Mr. Kev. Both made my visit a musical heaven and my love goes out to both of them, as I’m sure yours will, when you check out:
Old School Wednesday: The Windy City, Volume I.
Podcast/mix available here. [Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
01 – Linda Clifford – Runaway Love
02 – Natalie Cole – Annie Mae
03 – 52nd Street – Tell Me How It Feels (Extended Mix)
04 – BBQ – Genie
05 – Tease – Firestarter
06 – Peaches & Herb – Star Steppin
07 – The Jones Girls – Children of the Night
08 – Donald Fagen – Tomorrow’s Girls
09 – Swing Out Sister – Twilight World [Superb. Superb. Mix]
10 – Cherrelle – Who’s It Gonna Be
11 – Chapter 8 – I Just Wanna Be Your Girl
12 – Earth, Wind & Fire – I’ll Write a Song for You
13 – The Stylistics – Children Of The Night
I thought I would lose my mind when I heard BB&Q’s Genie at a party from one of Mr. Kev’s mixes. It was all uphill from there. Thanks to the Chicago music scene, I had to pull out Star Steppin’ to commemorate the steppers, and I had to pull out Donald Fagen and Swing Out Sister from the times when I was introduced to new age music, thanks to the start of Chicago’s station WNUA.
Let’s not forget the original (Stylistics) and the remake (The Jones Girls) of Children of the Night, and songs with Anita Baker (I Just Wanna Be Your Girl) and Chuckii Booker on keyboards (Firestarter). All of these tracks made me appreciate my trip even more. Special appreciation to Mr. Kev, Mr, Shelton, the gracious Mr. Smith and all of my old and new friends up in the city for helping make this mix such a great one.
Take it light.