OSW: Acid Jazz, Volume 2

I’ve recovered from the stomach madness – thanks for bearing with me. My apologies!
Continuing on:

Old School Wednesday: Acid Jazz, Volume II.

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01 – Side Effect – Always There
02 – Dexter Wansel – Life On Mars
03 – D-Influence – Sweetest Things
04 – Guru feat. Ronny Jordan – No Time To Play
05 – US3 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
06 – Jhelisa – Whirl Keeps Turning
07 – Carleen Anderson – Welcome to Changes / Ian’s Groove Conclusion
08 – Repercussions – Test Of Time
09 – Incognito – All That You Want Me To Be
10 – Down To The Bone – Long Way From Brooklyn
11 – Najee – Knocks Me Off My Feet
12 – Izit – Don’t Give Up Now
13 – Ronny Jordan – After Hours
14 – Ramsey Lewis – Love For A Day

I’m sure you know quite a few of these tunes. The ones that I heard prominently on the radio are Side Effect’s Always There and US3’s Cantaloop. Dexter Wansel’s Life On Mars was played for me during one of my trips to Philadelphia back in the 80s, and D-Influence’s Sweetest Things was played repeatedly when I had Good 4 We in the deck.

Jhelisa and her cousin Carleen are two of my favorite female singers, while Repercussion’s track from Earth and Heaven is one of my favorite ones off the CD. Incognito and Down To The Bone lead way to Najee’s foray into acid jazz, which segues into one of my favorite Izit tracks. We then mellow out with Ronnie and Ramsey.

My apologies for the wait – hope you enjoy.

OSW: Acid Jazz, Volume I

This was a labor of love. Presenting:

Old School Wednesday: Acid Jazz, Volume 1.

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01 – Brand New Heavies – Dream On Dreamer
02 – Young Disciples – Apparently Nothin’
03 – Izit – Izit Everywhere Part 2
04 – Soul Family Sensation – I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You Baby
05 – D-Influence – Journey
06 – Repercussions – Turn Your Card
07 – Light of the World – London Town
08 – Incognito – I Love What You Do For Me
09 – Galliano – Welcome to the Story
10 – Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
11 – Groove Collective – Everybody (We the People)
12 – Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
13 – Swing Out Sister – Ordinary People
14 – Bobbi Humphrey – Harlem River Drive

The two groups The Brand New Heavies (with N’Dea Davenport) and The Young Disciples
(featuring vocals by Carleen Anderson) start off this set, followed by the duo Izit with Izit Everywhere. Soul Family Sensation’s wonderful track I Don’t Even Know If I Should Call You Baby leads up to one of my all-time favorite groups from England, D-Influence, with Journey.

A wonderful track from Repercussion’s Earth And Heaven follows, entitled Turn Your Card.
Light Of The World, the precursor to the group Incognito, follow with London Town. Since Light Of The World is in this mix, it stands to reason that they are followed up by Incognito’s I Love What You Do For Me.

Galliano’s Welcome To The Story and Digable Planet’s well known track Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like That) is followed by Groove Collective’s Everybody (We The People). One of my favorite tracks from Donald Byrd, Love Has Come Around is followed by Swing Out Sister’s underrated Ordinary People and the entire set is capped off with the incomparable flautist Bobbi Humphrey’s Harlem River Drive.

This time I don’t have my voice included due time constraints and recording issues. I hope to fix these issues for the next ‘cast. Hope you enjoy. Special shoutouts go to J. Brotherlove, Mr. Fresh, and Chica for pushin’ it on through. Enjoy.