Slipback: All In The Way You Get Down

Slipback: All In  The Way You Get Down

On deck:  Cherrelle, The System, Prince, Jesse Johnson, Kenny G with Elias Hall, Jeffrey Osborne, Fatback Band, Brothers Johnson, Kashif, Lee RItenour and Eric Tugg, Sade, The Family, DeBarge, ConFunkShun, Gap Band, Loose Ends.

Slipback:  All In The Way You Get Down

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Cherrelle – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
02 – The System – I Just Wanna Make You Feel Good
03 – Prince – Anotherloverholeinyohead
04 – Jesse Johnson – Can You Help Me
05 – Keny G and Elias Tate – What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
06 – Jeffrey Osborne – Plane Love
07 – Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’
08 – The Brothers Johnson – Celebrations
09 – Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio – It’s All In The Way You Get Down
10 – Kashif – Say Something Love
11 – Lee Ritenour and Eric Tugg – Is It You
12 – The Family – River Run Dry
13 – Sade – Give It Up
14 – DeBarge – I Like It
15 – Con Funk Shun – Straight From The Heart
16 – The Gap Band – Yearning For Your Love
17 – Loose Ends – Stay A Little While, Child

I should be calling this the VT mix, since one of the longest running fans of old school Wednesday podcasts, VT,had a birthday a couple of months ago. THe death of Aretha, as well aslife in general, made it more challenging to get it out of the door. I am finally, funally satisfied (what can I say I am mmy own worst critic!)

Cherrelle and THe System were the easiest to pull out (I’m still amazed at how that video looked when I first heard it Still waiting for the breakdancing King Kong to appear in the neighborhood.) Prince and Jesse following them was easy too.

And then I got into that music rut which doesn’t happen very ofteh but this time that and the desth of Aretha followed suit. it took me a while to locate some gems. “What Does It Take” is one of a very select few remakes tht are vclassics, and this makes it my favorite Kenny G cut, and John Elias a force to be reckoned with.

I was listening to a podcast featuring Jeffrey Osborne last week and as the people interviewing him were talking abiout their fsvorite cuts from him, I realized that my favorite track was the one he mentoned Plane Love. The classc Fatback Band cut was followed by an instrumental from THe Brothers Joihnson, which provides as a segue into the submime Raydio cut. If you listen to the lyrics, you’ll you see this smooth cut is a cold reality0check. Whew!

Kashif’s nice track is followed by the long forgotten track from Lee Ritenour, which was played on the R&B stations in the south in the early 80s.The Family blends perfectly into Sade, which slides right into DeBarge, ConFunkShun, The Gap Band, and Loose Ends. Hope you enjoy ‘

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Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul

Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul

On deck:  Aretha Louise Franklin,
Slipback:  Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul

 

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Tracklisting:

01. Wonderful
02. Spanish Harlem
03. Chain Of Fools
04. Rock Steady
05. Respect
06. Think
07. Daydreaming
08. Until You Come Back To Me
09. Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You)
10. Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)
11. Pullin’
12. I Never Loved Man (The Wy I Love You)
13. Angel
14. I’m In Love
15. Call Me
16. Ain’t No Way
17. Sparkle
18. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
19. Something He Can Feel
20. Hooked On Your Love
21. Rock With Me
22. Take Me With You
23. Rollin’ In The Deep
24. Freeway Of Love
25. Get It Right
26. Jump To It
27. Who’s Zomin’ Who
28. Love All The Hurt Away (with George Benson)
29. A Rose Is Still A Rose
30. Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)

This time, I’m going to let the music do the talking.  Share your thoughts- I know I will.  Special special thanks go to NT Grundy, Mike Seneadza, Buford Durr, Craig Washington,  Mike W., and Sharon Robinson for making this experience far easier than I thought it would be, and much more richer  than I imagined.  Hope you  enjoy.

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Slipback: Hanging On A String

Slipback: Hanging On A String

On deck: Blue Magic, Donna McGhee, The Jones Girls, George Duke, Loose Ends, Rene and Angela, Billy Griffin, Slave, Patrice Rushen,m Hall And Oates, Lisa Stansfied, Chaka, Cameo, Joyce Sims.


Slipback:  Hanging On A String

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Blue Magic – Welcome To The Club (Uptown Soul Version)
02 – Donna McGhee – It Ain’t No Big Thing
03 – The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
04 – George Duke – I Want You For Myself0
05 – Loose Ends – Hanging On A String
06 – Rene & Angela – I Love You More
07 – Billy Griffin – Serious
08 – Slave – Dreaming
09 – Patrice Rushen To Each His Own
10 – Hall And Oates – One On One
11 – Lisa Stansfield – Real Love
12 – Chaka Khan – Night Moods
13 – Cameo – Feel Me
14 – Joyce Sims – Come Into My Life

I started on  this in February and meant to get it done by St. Patrick’s Day, but time wasn’t on my side.  When I finally got a chance to do this thigh, there were so many thoughts in my head that it took a while to get it perfected the way I wanted to; however, because of all that, I believe I have  enough tracks for two more, so  expect a couple more of them soon.

Loose Ends’ Hanging On A String is one of my favorite  tracks of all time, so I had t to  include it.  In fact, this track was released on the US side 33 years ago.  If  that is not considered old-school, then I don;t know what it is.  Welcome To The Club  by Blue Magic was inspired by the Unsung episode about the band.  I had just happened top hear  this version on one of the CDs I purchased which had a  lot of great tracks, this included.

I’m sure that the old school aficionados will love George Duke and Slave, in addition to Donna McGhee, which is a nice mellow groove with some very direct lyrics.   The instrumental Dreaming has an incredible bass line which makes me smile each time I listen to it, and the Joyce Sims track is a smooth track to end with, since it never gets old.   I could go on and on about the other tracks, but I am sure most will agree that this is a nice summertime mix to groove.

Drops from DJ Diva, Macedonia, and G-Dub. Much love to the geezers Wilson (no pressure!), AR Hamilton, Theresa, Alana, and DJ G Dub. Hope ou enjoy.

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Cupid’s Hunt: 2018

Cupid’s Hunt: 2018

Love is in the air. 

On tap: Liz Hogue, Rufus and Chaka, Confunkshun, Norman Connors, BBQ, Lou, Quincy and Patti, Sister Sledge, Phyllis, Sheila, Zoom, Night3ind, Rockie, Heatwave, and The Dazz Band.

Slipback:  The UK, 2017

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Liz Hogue – Dream Lover
02 – Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Everlasting Love
03 – Eddie Kendricks – Intimate Friends
04 – ConfunkShun – By Your Side
05 – Noran Connors – I Am Your Melody
06 – BB&Q Band – Gene
07 – Lou Rawls – Let Me Be Good To You
08 – Quincy Jones featuring Patti Austn – Somethin’ Special
09 – Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You
10 – Phyllis Hyman – I Found Love
11 – Sheila E – Hold Me
12 – Zoom – Love Seasons
13 – Nightwind – Love Me Baby
14 – Rockie Robbins – You And Me
15 – Heatwave – Sho Nuf Must Be Love
16 – Dazz Band – Heartbeat

There’s so much to  say, but time is at a premium on this wonderful day.  Much love to you and I do hope you enjoy.
Drops from DJ Diva, Macedonia, and G-Dub. Much love to the geezers Victor(no pressure!), and AR Hamilton. Hope you enjoy.

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Slipback: UK, 2017

Slipback: UK, 2017

On tap – Central Line, Imagination, Total Contrast, Princess, Kiss The Sky, Blue Zone, Culture Club, Brand New Heavies, D-Influence, Wally Badarou, Loose Ends, Soul The Family Sensation, Ephraim, Mica, The Chimes, Real Thing, Queen.

Slipback:  The UK, 2017

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine
02 – Imagination – Just An Illusion
03 – Total Contrast – Takes A Little Time
04 – Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
05 – Kiss The Sky – What Does It Take
06 – Blue Zone and Lisa Stansfield  – Big Thing / Love Is A Good Thing
07 – Culture Club – Time (Clock Of The Heart)
08 – The Brand New Heavies -Stay This Way
09 – D-Influence – Journey
10 – Wally Badarou – One Day, Won’t Give It Away
11 – Loose Ends – Choose Me (Rescue Me)
12 – Soul The Family Sensation – I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You Baby
13 – Ephraim Lewis – Skin
14 – Mica Paris – Don’t Give Me Up
15 – The Chimes – Love Comes To Mind
16 – Real Thing – Raining Through My Sunshine
17 – Queen – Cool Cat

I coould talk about this at length, but for this one, I’m going to keep it as simple as possible. I had a rule of 80 minutes maximum for a podcast (the length of a CD) but for this one, I was actually forced to cull it down from nearly 2 hours, and as a result it is just above 80 minues, and you won’t see that happen very often.

For the sake of simplicity, I’ll touch on a few key elements. The track from Blue Zone was one of the first tracks that featured Lisa Stsansfield and was released before Affection, her first album. If you are unfamiliar with Wally Badarou, he is one of the principal songwriters and producers of Level 42 and is considered the hidden fifth member. This track came from his first album which was released in 1979, Back to Scales Tonight. Soul The Family Sensation’s vocalist is Jhelisa, who you know for the track Friendly Pressure and one of my favorite albums, Galactica Rush. Mica’s track, which was slept on, from her first album, So Good, and was co-written by her. Her friend Will Downing is on vocals as well.

Drops from DJ Diva, Macedonia, and G-Dub. Much love to the geezers Wilson (no pressure!), AR Hamilton, Theresa, Alana, and DJ G Dub. Hope ou enjoy.

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Slipback: Mutual Attraction

Slipback: Mutual Attraction

On tap: Alex, Curtis Hairston, Evelyn, Norman Connors, Patti Austin, Change, Howard Jones, Level 42, Kashif, The System, Melissa with Peabo, Angela Bofill, Cameo, One Way, Steely Dan.

Slipback:  Mutual Attraction.

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Alexander O’Neal – (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me
02 – Curtis Hairston – I Want You All Tonight
03 – Evelyn Champagne King – I’m In Love
04 – Norman Connors – Take It To The Limit
05 – Patti Austin – Do You Love Me?
06 – Change – Mutual Attraction (Nick Martinelli Mix)
07 – Howard Jones – Things Can Only Get Better
08 – Level 42 – Something About You
09 – Kashif – Call Me Tonight
10 – The System – This Is For You
11 – Melissa Manchester and Peabo Bryson – Lovers After All
12 – Angela Bofill – Tropical Love
13 – Cameo – Hangin’ Downtown
14 – One Way – Don’t Do Me That Way
15 – Steely Dan – Peg

There are quite a bit of things going on in this mix, as I tried to put a little bit of everything  that was requested and talked about, while also paying homage to those who have passed/ Even though I usually try to find a dance hit to start off the mix with, after frustration, I just let the music play until I finally heard Alex’s voice and that’s what  made me start out with To Make You Love Me.    Curtis and Evelyn were easy choices, although I  ultimately was persuaded by  a group of folks for “I’m In Love” as the third track.

The Norman and Patti energetic tracks give way to Mutual Attraction, with Nick’s spin on it, which I played three times in a row to take it all in which is why it is the title track.   My fave track from Howard Jones brightened up my morning on Wednesday, so Level 42 was an obvious choice to follow it.  “Call Me Tonight” is one of my favorite instrumentals of all time and  continues the homage to Kashif.   The  jam from The System is followed up  with a Melissa/Peabo duet, given the green light by Nikki bka Infinite Ink.   Angela is followed by Cameo’s track, given a huge  thumbs up by DJ Vinnie V and AR, among others.  One Way;s timeless track was played quite a few times, and one of my all time faves from Steely Dan caps this mix, and you can rest assured that there will be others presented this year with additional podcasts.

Drops by DJ Diva, Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to Wilson Sam (Geezer), G-Dub, Lin, ELong, DJ Vinnie V, Nikki, and Jeffery.

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Slipback: Butterfly

Slipback: Butterfly

On tap: Change, Fonda Rae, Nicci, George Duke, Mtume, Steely Dan, Donald Byrd, Tease, Sheila E, Human League, BB&Q Band, Jackson 5.

Slipback:  Butterfly.

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Change – Paradise
02 – Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
03 – Nicci – So In Love
04 – George Duke – I Want You For Myself
05 – Mtume – C.O.D.
06 – Steely Dan – Peg
07 – Donald Byrd – Butterfly
08 – Tease – Firestarter
09 – Sheila E. – Hold Me
10 – Human League – Hyman (Extended Version)
11 – BB&Q Band – Genie
12 – Jackson 5 – I Am Love

This took some time to come  out because I am starting to get more particular about how I want this to sound, but I finally got it out.  Around my birthday, I wanted to go a little more mellow than usual (I suppose we can attribute  that to age, right?)  Most should be familiar to most with the exception of Nicci.  I had to put Steely Dan in because I had been  wanting to do that for the longest, and Genie was a perfect succession to Human, since it had that Jan and Lewis feel to it as well. Hope ou enjoy.

Drops by DJ Diva, Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to Wilson Sam (Geezer), G-Dub, and Jeffery.

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Slipback: Razzamatazz

Slipback: Razzamatazz

On tap: Thelma Dynasty, Howard Johnson, Quincy with Patti, George Benson, Ambrosia, Bert Robinson, Johnny Hammond, Lionel, Chris Jasper, Cononel Abrams, Shalamar, SOS Band, Change with Luther.

Slipback:  Razzamatazz.

 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Thelma Houston – You Used To Hold Me So Tight
02 – Dynasty – Here I Am
03 – Howard Johnson – So Fine
04 – Quincy Jones featuring Patti Austin – Razzamatazz
05 – George Benson – Inside Love (So Personal)
05 – Ambrosia – You’re The Only Woman
06 – Bert Robinson – Heart Of Gold
07 – Johnny Hammond – Fantasy
08 – Lionel Ritchie – Love Will Find A Way
09 – Chris Jasper – Like I Do
10 – Colonel Abrams – Table For Two
11 – Shalamar – Over And Over
12 – SOS Band – The Finest
13 – Change – Searching

The first podcast of the summer. Flytetyme is in two places, beginning the podcast with Thelma Houston and near the conclusion with SOS Band’s biggest hit.  Dynasty’s hit that is severely underrated continues the cast, with Howard (with Kashif) leading the wy to Quincy and Patti with the supreme headnodder Razzamatazz.  George Benson (alon with Kashif this time as well) continues the smooth groove which brings us t the melanin-light soulful hit from back in the day with Ambrosia.  Bert Robinson coms back hard with his only hit Heart Of Gold, leading the way for the 1975 instrumental from Hohnny Hammond.  Chris Jasper and Colonel Abrams slow it down a bit with classic slow jams Like I Do and the very unappreciated Table For Two.  Ending with the three mid-to-uptempo hits from Shalamar, SOS Band, and Change (with Luter at the helm)  places the icing on the cake.  Much love to the geezers Wilson, Jeffery, and DJ G Dub.  Hope ou enjoy..

Drops by DJ Diva, Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to Wilson Sam (Geezer), G-Dub, and Jeffery.

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Slipback: Open Up Your Heart

Slipback:  Open Up Your Heart

On tap: The Jacksons, Lace, Junior, Niteflyte and Jean Carne,Hall And Oates, Surface, BarKays, Blackbyrds, Isley Jasper Isley, Mica, Roberta and Donny, Stevie.
Slipback:  Open Up Your Heart.
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – The Jacksons – Loveky One
02 – Lace – Can’t Play Around
03 – Junior – Too Late
04 – Niteflyte featuring Jean Carne – If You Believe
05 – The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
05 – Darryl Hall and John Oates – I Can’t Go FOr That (No Can Do)
06 – Surface – Falling In Love
07 – Bar-Kays – Open Up Your Heart
08 – The Blackbyrds – Dreaming About You
09 – Isley Jasper Isley – If You Believe In Love
10 – Mica Paris – My One Temptation
11 – Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – You Are My Heaven
12 – Stevie Wonder – Do I Do

Starting with The Jacksons, ending with Stevie, and hitting all points in between.  Whole Roberta, Jones Girls and Hall and Oates provide the well known hits, the Bar Kays, Niteflyte and :ace pull some mostly forgotten gems out, which is always a good thing.  My personal favorites are THe Blackbyrds which I sing (by myself, fr fear of being banished), Isley Jasoer Isley, and the classic from Stevie bringing things to a close complete with  rappying and being the hype man. Much love to the geezers Jeffery and Wilson from the UK (bloody hell) and DJ G Dub.   Hope you enjoy.

Drops by DJ Diva, Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to Wilson Sam (Geezer), G-Dub, and Jeffery.

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Slipback: In The Sky

Slipback: In The Sky

I get by with a little help from my friends.  On tap: The New Jersey Connection, Sharon Brown, Change, Patti, Sherri ck, Jerome Prister, Doobie Brothers, Damaris, Loose Ends, Millie Scott, Lillo Thomas, Jermaine Jackson, SOS Band, Prince.

Slipback:  In The Sky
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – The New Jersey Connection – Love Dont Come Easy
02 – Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love
03 – Change – Heaven Of My Life
04 – Patti Austin – THe Heat Of Heat
05 – Sherrick – Just Call
06 – Jerome Prister – Say You’ll Be
07 – The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
08 – Damaris – What About My Love
09 – Loose Ends – In The Sky
10 – Millie Scott – Every Little Bit
11 – Lillo THomas – I Like Your Style
12 – Jermaine Jackson – You Like Me Don’t You
13 – SOS Band – Nothing But THe Best
14 – Prince – 17 Days

I get lots of input from musicheads here and around the globe.  This one is no exception, particularly since I hit up a friend of mine from London and asked him for some of his favorite tracks.  Of course, it was just like adding  a fireman to unscrew a fire hydrant  when asking for a sip of water. He’s the one that made this  sweet and easy, particularly with the  Change, Patti Austin, Millie Scott, Lillo, and the SOS Band tracks, The icing on the cake is one of the original tracks from Loose Ends , In The Sky, one of the very first tracks they released which cannot be found on any album.   Much, much, love to him, and you can be sure that this wont be the last time he’ll be digging in the treasure chest and unearthing some great music.

I’m still spinning The New Jersey Connection, Sherrick and Damaris and the podcast wouldn’t be complete without placing Prince at the end with one of my favorite B-Sides, 17 Days.

Drops by Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to Wilson Sam (Geezer), G-Dub, Vox Efx and Jeffery.

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Acid Jazz, Volume 13 – Turn Your Card

Acid Jazz, Volume 13 – Turn Your Card

Volume 13 in full effect.  On tap: UFO, Rebirth, Jamiroquai, Ronny Jordan, Collective Peace, Electric Wire Hustlers, Slakah THe Beatchild, Anthoiny Valdez, Repercussions, Inner Shade, SOS, The Family, Workshy,  Dee C. Lee.

Acid Jazz, Volume 13
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – United Figure Organization – United Future Airlines
02 – The Rebirth – Everybody Say Yeah
03 – Jamiroquai – Summer Girl
04 – Ronny Jordan – Slam In A Jam
05 – Collective Peace – Track VI
06 – Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
07 – Slakah The Beatchild – Macheeto
08 – Anthony Valdez – Good Looking (Featuring Bird)
09 – Repercussions – Turn Your Card
10 – Inner Shade – Tell Me Something
11 – Swing Out Sister – Who’s Been Sleeping
12 – The Family – Suzannah’s Pajamas
13 – Workshy – Love Squall
14 – Dee C. Lee – Things Will Be Sweeter

Anyone who asks you will tell you that it’s rare when I listen t radio stations, but when I do, one of my alltime favorites is WCLK- Jazz Of The City, whch keps me going every day w which makes these podcasts easier to put out. From United Future Organization from Japan to Dee C. Lee from England, this became more global when reinforces the fact that music is universal.

The things I am hoping you will notice in the mix is the bea that was the scrath that was used in “Love Squall,” the quirkiness of Swing Out Sister andSlakah THe Beatchild, the funk brought to you by The Family, and the arrangement of the Dee C. Lee track which is quite subime. Repercussions “Turn Your Card” was chosen because the album “Earth And Heaven” was relayed to me from a friend almost 10 years ago and was no small feat to find. The track “Turn Your Card” has a special place in my heart. Shoutouts go to Ricky, AR, Ronald, Mr. Fresh, and Kat. Hope you enjoy.

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Slipback: Still In Love

Slipback:  Still In Love

Starting off year #10.  On tap: Rose Royce, Tracy Weber, Johnny Ingram, Kashif, Whitney, Phyllis, Windjammer, Bee Gees, Loose Ends, Leon Ware, O’Braynm, Mac Band, Quincy with Minnie, Leon, Al, Don Blackman, Al Jarreau.

Slipback:  Still In Love
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Rose Royce – Still In Love
02 – Tracy Weber – Sure Shot
03 – Johnny Ingram – Can I Take You Home Tonight
04 – Kashif – Lover Turn Me On
05 – Whitney Houston – Thinking About You
06 – Phyllis Hyman – Ain’t You Had Enough Love (Extended)
07 – Windjammer – Tossing And Turning
08 – The Bee Gees – Love You Inside Out
09 – Loose Ends – Easier Said Than Done
10 – Leon Ware – How Deep Does It Go
11 – O’Brayn – Is This For Real
12 – The Mac Band – Love U 2 The Limit
13 – Quincy Jones – If I Ever Lose This Heaven featuring Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware, Al Jarreau
14 – Don Blackman – Holding You, Loving You
15 – Al Jarreau – Moonlighting (Extended)

I have officially been  podcasting for 10 years and I could not be happier. There has been trials and tribulations along the way, for sure, but this is still a complete joy for me, and I don’t see any end in sight. Onward and upward!

Starting this out is an absolutely sublime track by Rose Royce followed up by Tracy Weber’s “Sure Shot” a great track recommended by AR Hamilton and is also the track that SoulPersona used to flavor the wonderful track “Stretched Thin”. This is followed up Johnny Ingram’s track which I love because of it’s boldness and definitely groove-heavy. Three late but great artists are represented next with grooves by Kashif, Whitney, and an extended version of the Phyllis Hyman track which was written by the members of Loose Ends and produced by Nick Martinelli.

Windjammer, the US group from New Orleans which had more success in England follows up with “Tossing And Turning” which is followed up by the track from Bee Gees which was used by Total in the track “When Boy Meets Girl.” This is followed up by a track from Loose Ends which collaborated with Leon Ware for the track “Easier Said Than Done.”

Smooth grooves complete this podcast, of course. O’Brayn and The Mac Band bring their style to the forefront, with the Mac Band delivering a track that was written by Gary Taylor, who also recorded the track himself. Quincy brought three great artists together- Minnie Riperton, Leon Ware and Al Jarreau to deliver “If I Ever Use This Heaven” which is followed by tracks from Don Blackman and finally capped off with “Moonlighting” by Al Jarreau for the perfect ending.

Drops by AR, Macedonaia, and G Dub.
Shoutout to KB Burke, AR Hamilton, Roney Smith, DK Ywatt, Trelly, Wilson Sam

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Cupid’s Hunt 2017

Cupid’s Hunt 2017

Making up for not doing one last year.  On tap: Lianne La Havas, SoulP with Pete Simpson, Disclosure and Jordan Rakeii, Collective Peace and Jon Bibbs, Sara Pi, Ed Motta, Carmen and Anthony, The Internet, KING, Lima. Chante Caan, Nao, Al Jarreau, Kashif, The Family, George Michael, Prince.

Cupid’s Hunt 2017 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Lianne La Havas – Unstoppable
02 – Soulpersona featuring Pete Simpson – Don’t You Think
03 – Disclosure featuring Jordan Rakeii – Masterpieve
04 – Collective Peae featuring Jon Bibbs – Love’s In Waiting
05 – Sara Pi – I Adore You
06 – Ed Motta – Dondi
07 – Carmen Rodgers featuring Anthony David – Charge
08 – The Internet featuring Tay Walker – You Fon’t Even Know
09 – KING – Love Song
10 – Lina – Waiting
11 – Chante Caan – Beauty Speaks
12 – Nao – It’s You
13 – Al Jarreau – After All
14 – Kashif – Are You The Woman
15 – The Family – Desire
16 – George Michael – Cowboys And Angels
17 – Prince – Damn U (Sax Mix)

This podcast is or making up for lost time, since I wasn’t able to produce one for last year.  This is why you  see  several acts that released albums in 2015 as well as last year.  Also, although this list barely scratches the surface regarding artists that passed lsst year, I wanted to at least touch on Kashif, Prince, and George Michael.  Shoutout to KB Burke, AR Hamilton, and Laurence Goodwin for their much needed input for this podcast which was a labor of love!  Hope you enjoy.

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2016 In Review

2016 In Review

Long overdue,  but since Valentines Day is in two days, ths was essential.  2016 In Review:  Groovement Spot with Hollie Smith and Isaac Aesili, Andersen.Paak, Robert Glasper, Childish Gambino, Kaytranada and Craig David, Isaac and Iva Lamkum, Tuxedo, D-I, Ed Motta, Ritual, ATCQ, DLS, MNEK, Nao, Terrace Martin, Tame Impala, and KING.

In Rotation, Volume 34
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – Groovement Spot featuring Hollie Smith & Isaac Aesili – Pretending
02 – Andersen.Paak – Heart Don’t Stand A Chance
03 – Robert Glasper Experiment – Day To Day
04 – Collective Peace – You And Me
05 – Childish Gambino – Redbone
06 – Kaytranada featuring Craig David – Got It Good
07 – Isaac Aesili featuring Iva Lamkum – Chemistry
08 – Tuxedo – Watch The Dance
09 – D-Influence – Magic
10 – Ed Motta – Smile
11 – Ritual – Josephine (Alfa Mist Remix)
12 – A Tribe Called QUest – Melatonin 
13 – De La Soul featuing Estelle and Pete Rock – ….Memory Of (Us)
14 – MNEK – In Your Clouds
15 – Nao – Happy
16 – Terrace Martin – With You
17 – Tame Impala – New Person, Same Old Mistakes
18 – KING – Red Eye

The tracks selected here represent what were the most influential of tracks in 2016 – tracks that came out this year or that had a lasting impression on me, Please note thawt these do not include tracks from artists who have passed on- these will be part of additional postcasts for 2017.

At the beginning of this year, I started looking more carefully at music that came out of New Zealand. I came into this realization whilke being enamored with Sorceress (formerly known aqs Funkommunity. This allowed me to delve into the production of Isaac Aesili as well, whch unlocked a tresureful of tracks that I’m still grooving to till this day. “Pretending” and “Chemistry” are two tracks that I played on a regular basis.

Being in England and being able to witness D-Influence, one of my favorite bands of all time, is why D-Influence, as well as up and coming act from the UK, MNEK is present. Listening to them also introduced me to Ritual and Nao, which is why there are also on this list. In addition, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul came out with two great albums which are also represented here.

Thanks to soulful sister AR Hamilton, I was introduced to Ed Motta as well as affirming that Kaytranada’s 99.9$ album and Anderson.Paak’s album Malibu were also very good. KING, Tuxedo, Robert Glasdper and Terrace Martin are not to be slope on as well. Hope you enjoy.

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Slipback – It’s Time To Be Real

Slipback – It’s Time To Be Real

Summertime Old School in full effect.  On tap:  LTD, Raw Silk, Gwen McRae, Vicky D, EWF, Cashmere, Cameo, Leo’s Sunshipp, Hipnotic, Jean Carn, The System, Dynasty, Atlantic Starr, Alicia Myers, Chapter 8.

Slipback: It’s Time To Be Real
 

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Tracklisting:

01 – LTD – It’s Time To Be Real
02 – Raw Silk – Do It To The Music
03 – Gwen McRae – All This Love I’m Giving
04 – Vicky D – This Beat Is Mine
05 – Earth Wind And Fire – Fall In Love With Me
06 – Cashmere – Do It Anyway You Wanna
07 – Cameo – Groove WIth You
08 – Leo’s Sunshipp – Madame Butterfly (Min-Tro)
09 – Hipnotic – Are You Lonely?
10 – Jean Carn – Bet Your Lucky Stars
11 – The System – Lollipops And Everything
12 – Dynasty – The Only One
13 – Atlantic Starr – Love Me Down
14 – Alicia Myers – If You Play Yuur Cards Right
15 – Chapter 8 – I Just Wanna Be Your Gir

This is quite possibly one of the quickest  podcasts I’ve come up with (and lots of idle time helps too.)   Due to all of the political and social unrest going on, the LTD track was an easy choice for the first track.  Funky tracks from  Raw  Silk,  Gwen and Vicky start off the podcast, and the mid-to-uptempo tracks continue from the fellas from Earth Wind and Fire, Cashmere, Cameo, and a rare track from Leo’s Sunshipp.     The digging in the track continues with Hipnotic and Jean Carn, and the set concludes with The System, Dynasty, Atlantic Starr, Alicia Myers, and Chapter 8.  Hope you enjoy.

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