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OSW: Number One


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Old School Wednesday: Number One

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01 – Imagination – Just an Illusion
02 – GQ – Shake
03 – Kleeer – Winners
04 – Crown Heights Affair – Sure Shot
05 – Foster Sylvers – Misdemeanor
06 – Jeffrey Osborne – Plane Love
07 – Patrice Rushen – Number One
08 – Stevie Wonder – Stranger On The Shore Of Love
09 – George Duke – Someday
10 – Gary Taylor – Compassion
11 – Gwen Guthrie – (They Long To Be) Close To You
12 – Isley Jasper Isley – A Once In A Lifetime Lady
13 – Mint Condition – Forever In Your Eyes
14 – Lalah Hathaway – Baby Don’t Cry

I’m sure we’re all familiar with Imagination’s Just An Illusion, but when’s the last time you’ve heard Shake from GQ and Winners from Kleeer? I remembered those being played at roller rinks and clubs back in the day. This is followed up by a very nice request from Brother Tashi outta Philly, Sure Shot, one of the many hits from Crown Heights Affair.

Jeffrey’s Plane Love, a personal fave from 1984 is followed by one of my favorite instrumentals of all time, Number One. Stevie’s Stranger On The Shore Of Love follows, one of the tracks from In Square Circle. I had to locate Someday from George Duke after I heard the sample of the track on Common’s LP. This is followed by one solid track from Gary Taylor called Compassion.

I was reading about Gwen Guthrie last week on Wikipedia which made me pull out this stellar remake of a track from The Carpenters (They Long To Be) Close To You. This is followed by Isley Jasper Isley’s Once In A Lifetime Lady and the very first track I heard from Mint Condition some time before their first album came out, Forever In Your Eyes. I then close everything out with Lalah’s Baby Don’t Cry, which has a familiar female singer prevalent on the track.

You know the drill – there’s a little more in the podcast, so if you’re so inclined, take a listen. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. If you have requests or questions, send an email to ejflavors [@] gmail [.] com. Take it light!

 

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4 Responses “OSW: Number One”

  1. Thierno
    16 April 2008 at 09:43

    EJ, how you doing, man? Thanks for the grooves. It’s all good stuff, Kleeer, Imagination, Gary Taylor and Lalah (by the way, when are you going to do a whole OSW on Angela Winsbush’s production meterial? – I can help put it together)
    Peace,
    TB

  2. 16 April 2008 at 12:20

    Dude, I have been trying to locate that Stevie Wonder cut.

  3. Thierno
    16 April 2008 at 17:17

    EJ, how you doing, man? Thanks for the grooves. It’s all good stuff, Kleeer, Imagination, Gary Taylor and Lalah (by the way, when are you going to do a whole OSW on Angela Winsbush’s production meterial? – I can help put it together)
    Peace,
    TB

  4. Karim
    17 June 2008 at 07:05

    Hey,
    I’m from Belgium, just would like to say thank you for all theses songs, the perfect flavor :). Next step is to put in sale a IPOD 80go with all your songs.
    Thanks you for your sounds… :)

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