Spring is almost here and I’ve been extremely lazy, so I had to put NJS on hold this week. Not to worry though. I’m sure you’ll like:
Old School Wednesday: Out Of Thin Air, Volume X.
Podcast/mix available here. [Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
01 – Colors – Am I Gonna Be The One
02 – Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One
03 – Change – Searching (LP Version)
04 – Lisa Stansfield – Live Together
05 – Teena Marie – 365
06 – Alexander O’Neal – You Were Meant to Be My Lady (Not My Girl)
07 – Oleta Adams – Rhythm of life
08 – Minnie Riperton – Perfect Angel
09 – Incognito – Change
10 – Quincy Jones – If I Ever Lose This Heaven
11 – Stevie Wonder – You’ve Got It Bad Girl
12 – Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly – Never Let You Down
13 – Anita Baker – Sometimes
The track Am I Gonna Be The One is a great tune for me, from the group Changes which didn’t have many releases. I’m sure you’re familiar with Unlimited Touch, Change, and Lisa Stansfield’s cuts, which are the staple of the definition ‘old school soul.’ Teena’s wonderful track 365 is from It Must Be Magic, while Alex’s track is from his Alexander O’Neal LP.
After those tracks, I have the triple female threat for you: Oleta, Minnie, and Incognito (with vocals by Maysa). Then there’s the triple male threat: Quincy Jones (with vocals by Minnie) follows, with Stevie Wonder and Maze. Anita Baker’s Sometimes finishes up the mix with it’s understated groove.
Hope you enjoy these grooves. Take it light.