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: 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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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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