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OSW: The KB Collaboration

Happy Holidays to one and all. No need to do the Christmas Old School Wednesdays, cause TGrundy has them on lock.
Time for the collabo, where KB mixes as only he can:

Old School Wednesday: The KB Collaboration

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01 – Cherrelle – Intro
02 – Cherrelle – You Look Good to Me
03 – Sly & the Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
04 – Rene & Angela – I’ll Be Good
05 – Slave – Just a Touch of Love
06 – Zapp & Roger – Dance Floor
07 – Mtume – Love Lock
08 – Sheila E. – A Love Bizarre
09 – Janet Jackson – What Have You Done for Me Lately?
10 – Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Cherchez La Femme
11 – The Sounds Of Blackness – Joy
12 – The Isley Brothers – I Wanna Be With You (Part 1 & 2)
13 – Teddy Pendergrass – Joy

As you know (or don’t know) KB is the originator of Old School Wednesdays from more than 4 years ago. In fact, this episode marks the 4 year anniversary of my foray into the Old-School Wednesdays, so it was only fitting to have another collaboration- it was long overdue. Check the podcast for the man’s mixology. I’m sure you’re gonna enjoy it. Raise a toast to year number five! Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Happy Holidays to all!! Take it light.

 

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OSW: This Kinda Lovin’

It’s a little cold outside. Let’s warm it up.

Old School Wednesday: This Kinda Lovin’

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01 – Mary Jane Girls – Candy Man
02 – Shalamar – Right In The Socket
03 – The Whispers – This Kind Of Lovin’
04 – Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots
05 – Patti Austin – The Heat of Heat
06 – Delegation – Heartache #9
07 – After 7 – Heat Of The Moment
08 – Starpoint – It’s All Yours
09 – Sybil – Don’t Make Me Over
10 – Stevie Wonder – All I Do
11 – Chaka Khan – Papillon (aka Hot Butterfly)
12 – Barkays – You Can’t Run Away
13 – Heatwave – Sho’nuff Must Be Luv

Of course, you know I had to jump back to excelent disco by Shalamar, one of The Whispers’ forgotten hits (produced by Leon Sylvers III), and Chaka’s voice, but I would be remiss if I didn’t put a little Patrice Rushen, Stevie, and two requests- After 7 and Sybil. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Take it light.

OSW: Magnetized

Let’s do this.

Old School Wednesday: Magnetized

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01 – The Jacksons – Everybody
02 – Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It
03 – Yvonne Cage – Garden Of Eve
04 – Greg Henderson – Dreaming
05 – Klique – I Can’t Shake This Feeling
06 – Dazz Band – Magnetized
07 – Kool And The Gang – Get Down On It
08 – Norman Connors – You’re My One And Only Love
09 – The System – You Are In My System
10 – Donna McGhee – It Ain’t No Big Thing (Single Version)
11 – Maze – Before I Let Go
12 – Freddie Jackson – Love is Just A Touch Away
13 – The Isley Brothers – Here We Go Again (Parts 1 And 2)

Work’s kinda hectic these days. Thanks to the mind of G-Fresh, I managed to get this out in time. Gotta say that Dazz Band’s Magnetized and Klique’s I Can’t Shake This Feeling were tracks I had never heard before which made my day. It just made Donna McGhee, Maze, and The Isley Brothers that much sweeter. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Take it light.

 

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OSW: Innocent

And here we go….

Old School Wednesday: Innocent

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01 – Alexander O’Neal – Innocent/Alex 9000/Innocent II
02 – Troop – Set Me Free
03 – Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine
04 – Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – I’m Dancing For Your Love
05 – Change – Hold Tight
06 – Roy Ayers – Don’t Stop The Feeling
07 – Scritti Politti – Perfect Way
08 – The Breakfast Club – Kiss And Tell
09 – Marvin Gaye – Where Are We Going?
10 – Norman Connors – I Am Your Melody
11 – Positive Force – Today It Snowed
12 – Angela Bofill – What I Wouldn’t Do (For The Love Of You)
13 – Loose Ends – Music Takes Me Higher

While I like the whole list, I have to say that Alex and Marvin Gaye are the ones that get me up in the morning. Shoutouts to Roddykat, G-Fresh, and Ms. Yvette. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Take it light.

 

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OSW: Thanks & Giving: Thanksgiving, ’08

They’re the leaders, I’m just the provider. Mr. Anatole, G-Force, and Ms. Yvette are the three forces that were able to come up with a mix representative of Thanksgiving. Using the two words that make up Thanksgiving – "thanks" and "giving," they were able to come up with a solid list. I present to you:

Old School Wednesday: Thanks & Giving: Thanksgiving, ’08

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01 – Rick James – Give It To Me Baby
02 – Parliament – Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)
03 – Sylvia Striplin – Give Me Your Love
04 – George Benson – Give Me The Night
05 – Marvin’ Gaye – Got To Give It Up (Part 1)
06 – Alicia Myers – I Want To Thank You
07 – Patrice Rushen – Never Gonna Give You Up
08 – Luther Vandross – Give Me The Reason
09 – Michael Franks – When I Give My Love To You
10 – Loose Ends – Be Thankful (Mama’s Song)
11 – Johnny Gill – Giving My All To You
12 – Cheryl Pepsi Riley – Thanks For My Child
13 – Anita Baker – Giving You The Best That I Got
14 – Phyllis Hyman – Give A Little More
15 – William DeVaughn – Be Thankful for What You Got

I’m sure there are favorites here for everyone, but Loose Ends, Sylvia Striplin, and William DeVaughn are three of my faves. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Take it light.

OSW: Philly Soul – The Redux

By request, an Old School Wednesday resurrected from 2005, this time with a podcast included:


Old School Wednesday: Philly Soul #1- the Redux

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01 – MFSB & The Three Degrees – T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
02 – The Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again
03 – The Stylistics – People Make the World Go Round
04 – The Spinners – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
05 – Billy Paul – Me and Mrs. Jones
06 – The Intruders – I Wanna Know Your Name
07 – Blue Magic – Sideshow
08 – The Spinners – Games People Play
09 – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes with Sharon Paige – Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
10 – Billy Paul – Brown Baby
11 – People’s Choice – Do It Any Way You Wanna
12 – The O’Jays – I Love Music
13 – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Bad Luck
14 – The O’Jays – For the Love of Money

I’m sure there are favorites here for everyone, but People’s Choice and MFSB are two of my faves. What are yours? Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Take it light.

 

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OSW: Walking In Rhythm

Next week, acid jazz is the theme, along with a redux. This week, we’ll be:


Old School Wednesday: Walking In Rhythm

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01 – Rick James – Dance Wit’ Me
02 – The Gap Band – Early in the Morning
03 – Lakeside – Your Love Is on the One
04 – Positive Force – We Got The Funk
05 – Breakfast Club – Right On Track
06 – Loose Ends – Gratitude
07 – Brick – Happy
08 – Judy Pollack & 331/3 – Come With Me
09 – Blackbyrds – Walking In Rhythm
10 – Tony! Toni! Tone! – Slow Wine
11 – The Mary Jane Girls – Shadow Lover (Interlude)
12 – The Mary Jane Girls – Shadow Lover
13 – Anita Baker – Will You Be Mine
14 – Con Funk Shun – (Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind

From Rick James (which I had not heard in a while) down all the way to ConFunkShun (one of my favorites from the funk group back in the day), this is some good stuff. I was glad to pull out Breakfast Club and Judy Pollack & 331/3, thanks to Kon and Amir, two great diggers. Shoutouts go to G-Force, Bryan, and Donny for their inspirations also. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Take it light.

 

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In Rotation, Volume 19 – November, 2008

A little on the late side, but here for you. The first of the fall rotations —

In Rotation: Volume 19, August 2008.
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01 – Jazzanova – Look What You’re Doin’ To Me Featuring Phonte [purchase]
02 – Siji – Take Me Away [site | purchase]
03 – Wayna – A New Scenery [site | purchase]
04 – Sonar Kollektiv Orchester – (I Got) Somebody New (Georg Levin) [site]
05 – Giovanca – Free [myspace | purchase]
06 – 2000 Black – Simple Sacrifice [site]
07 – Atjazz – With You Featuring Dawne B. & Hernandez [purchase]
08 – Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band – Movin’ With The Shakers [myspace | purchase]
09 – Amp Fiddler with Sly & Robbie – Blackhouse (Paint The White House Black) [site | purchase]
10 – Foreign Exchange – Take Off The Blues [site]
11 – Q-Tip – Believe (feat. D’Angelo) [myspace | purchase]
12 – Erik Rico – Let’s Stay Together [myspace]
13 – Kon & Amir – Come With Me [myspace]
14 – Leon Ware – Moon Ride [site | purchase]

Jazzanova’s Look What You’re Doing To Me is the first track off of the much anticpated LP Of All The Things. I definitely have to say that 2008 has been a golden year for Phonte, with more to come in 2009, I’m sure. Siji’s new LP, Ade, was recently released. One of my fave tracks off the CD, Take Me Away, is here, along with a solid track from Wayna, A New Scenery, off her Higher Ground LP.

Sonar Kollectiv Orchester has released Guaranteed Niceness, an LP with "electronic tunes arranged in an orchestra style. The revamp of Georg Levin’s I Got Somebody New is one of my favorites. I’m a big fan of Benny Sings and Wouter Hamel, so it should be no surprise that I’m a fan of Giovanca. Her Subway Silence was a nice surprise of 2008, with Free being one of the most played tracks off of the LP. The change-up in the middle of the track is an absolute killer. If you’re familiar with AtJazz, then you’re more than likely already familiar with the track With You, which has been re-released on the Full Circle CD.

Amp Fiddler teamed up with Sly And Robbie and I’m stiill absorbing the CD, Inspiration Information. I thought Blackhouse (Paint The White House Black was apropos- and a solid track. Foreign Exchange’s Leave it All Behind was released, and is quite possibly one of my favorite CDs of 2008. One of my fave cuts, Take Off The Blues with Darien Brockington, is included here (and please, please check out the LP). Big ups to Soulbounce for alerting me to it’s release.

Q-Tip’s Believe, with vocals by D’Angelo, is an obvious groove of mine. Raphael Saddiq and Norah Jones also appear on The Renaissance LP. Erik Rico’s is a guy to watch in the upcoming year. I’ve been grooving to the Stevie-centric Let’s Stay Together from the Journey Back To Me CD. Kon and Amir’s solid track Come With Me is then followed up by the one and only Leon Ware with the title track from his Moon Ride CD.

As usual, take a listen to the podcast for more info. Special thanks to Foundation Media, Ariel Publicity, Soulbounce, and Macedonia. Take it light.



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OSW: Obama

It has come to pass. It’s time to move forward.


Old School Wednesday: Barack Obama, President-Elect

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01 – The Jeffersons – Movin’ On Up
02 – The Jacksons – Can You Feel It
03 – McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
04 – James Brown – I Feel Good
05 – Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
06 – Timmie Rogers – Super Soul Brother
07 – Parliament – Chocolate City
08 – The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can
09 – ‘D’ Train – Keep On
10 – The Winans Feat. Teddy Riley – It’s Time
11 – Maze – We Are One
12 – Edwin Hawkins Singers – Oh Happy Day
13 – Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come
14 – Stevie Wonder – Happier Than The Morning Sun
15 – Donny Hathaway – Someday We’ll All Be Free

Words cannot describe my feelings for this. Just absolutely incredible. Special thanks again to G-Force and TGrundy for dropping this mix. They’re the directors, I’m just the provider. Got requests? Send an email to ejflavors at gmail dot com. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. Also, please be sure to check out on Flowink.com always keeping you in the loop. Take it light.

 

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OSW: Back In The Day, Volume 1 – 2008


And now, a double dose, on the announcement of Obama as our next president. Along with the Obama mix, by request- bringing it back to you from 2 1/2 years ago- thanks to Ms. Alex and Janicke Jam:

Old School Wednesday: Back In The Day, Volume I – 2008

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01 – The Brothers Johnson – Ain’t We Funkin’ Now
02 – The Whispers – It’s A Love Thing
03 – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Back Together Again
04 – The Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way
05 – Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
06 – Sister Sledge – Thinking of You
07 – Rufus f Chaka Khan – You Got The Love
08 – Sly & the Family Stone – Family Affair
09 – Al Green – Have You Been Making Out O.K.
10 – The Stylistics – You Make Me Feel Brand New
11 – Tower of Power – Below Us, All The City Lights
12 – Stevie Wonder – Knocks Me Off My Feet
13 – Teena Marie – DeJa Vu (I’ve Been Here Before
14 – Minnie Riperton – Inside My Love
15 – Lakeside – Real Love

This OSW was done before I started doing podcasts, so I unearthed it thanks to Ms. Alex. Thanks also to Janicke Jam, I added You Got The Love in for good measure. I still get chills listening to Below Us, All The City Lights – not very often I get to hear that track.

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OSW: Mainline


And it goes a little somethin’ like this:

Old School Wednesday: Mainline

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01 – Black Ivory – Mainline
02 – Colonel Abrams – I’m Not Gonna Let
03 – Chaka Khan – This Is My Night
04 – 9.9 – All Of Me For All Of You
05 – Con Funk Shun – Ms. Got The Body
06 – Narada Michael Walden – Divine Emotions
07 – Kashif – Call Me Tonight
08 – Evelyn Champagne King – Betcha She Don’t Love You
09 – The Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’
10 – Mystic Merlin – Mr. Magician
11 – Chic – My Forbidden Lover
12 – The Sugar Hill Gang – Passion Play
13 – Mary Jane Girls – All Night Long

Let’s see…I believe I’ve gotten input and vibes from no less than 10 people for this Old School
Wednesday, and I’ve got to say I have the biggest smile on my face because of it. Starting off with Mainline (which I started to hear countless times when I lived in Chicago), I’m Not Gonna Let – a classic Colonel Abrams track – was a natural choice for a followup, and was inspired by Will, Carmel Complexion and DJ Diva. Thanks to Miss Jo Ladie, I had to drop another track from Chaka, This Is My Night- with thumbs up from Cecily. I think I fell out of my chair when G-Fresh surprised me with All Of Me For All Of You which I haven’t heard in a LONG time. Con Funk Shun’s Ms. Got The Body (thanks to Barry and Derrick) and Narada’s Divine Emotions are followed by one of my absolute favorite Kashif tracks which was not included on the showcase a couple of weeks ago, the irresistable Call Me Tonight.

I had to follow up Kashif with Evelyn (another Kashif-produced track) Betcha She Don’t Love You. Thanks to Kristasphere’s thumbs-up, I dropped I Found Lovin’. The Fatback Band track is followed by Magic Merlin’s Mister Magician. I’m sure you remember the lead vocalist on the track. Sound familiar? It’s Mr. Freddie Jackson. Chic’s My Forbidden Lover is followed by the hidden gem from The Sugar Hill Gang, Passion Play, and All Night Long- the signature track from Mary Jane Girls- ends the blend, thanks to Kaia.

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OSW: Heaven Bound


This one reqiured a bit more work, especially from getting sidetracked and being a little under the weather. Pardon my slowness:

Old School Wednesday: Heaven Bound

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01 – Heatwave – Boogie Nights
02 – The Whispers – And the Beat Goes On
03 – Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It
04 – Earth, Wind & Fire – Win Or Lose
05 – Zapp and Roger Troutman – Heartbreaker
06 – George Duke – I Want You For Myself
07 – The Crusaders – Street Life
08 – Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan – Heaven Bound
09 – Steely Dan – Black Cow
10 – Zoom – Love Seasons
11 – Rufus – Stay
12 – Bobby Caldwell – Open Your Eyes

Due to being a little under the weather and sidetracked with a G1 (review coming soon), this mix didn’t get as much work as it normally does, and for that I apologize. I will be placing two tracks from Rufus and Chaka in the next couple of months, since trying to spotlight Chaka on one mix would be pretty impossible. For this week, I chose Rufus and Chaka Khan’s Heaven Bound and Stay. My personal spotlights for this mix would be Street Life (full version), I Want You For Myself (always a steppers favorite), and Zoom’s Love Seasons, a great track with very unusual synthesizer elements that I get an absolute kick out of.
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OSW: Kashif

Ricky McCarthy made a suggestion a couple of weeks ago. I was intrigued, because making compilations are much more involved than compiling a mixture of songs. With a person or group, it’s pulling out the best and the most popular. In my case, however, I try to include some of the lesser known and obscure ones as well, which is why it took me more than a little time to pull together a mere sampling of one particular writer, producer, and keyboard synth genius. He was born under the name of Michael Jones, but you and I know him under his actual name today:

Old School Wednesday: Kashif

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01 – Howard Johnson – So Fine
02 – Melba Moore – Take My Love
03 – Tavares – Love Line
04 – Kashif – I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)
05 – Evelyn Champagne King – Love Come Down
06 – Whitney Houston & Kashif – Thinking About You
07 – Stacy Lattisaw – Jump Into My Life
08 – Kashif – The Mood
09 – Kashif – Ooh Love
10 – Kashif – Baby Don’t Break Your Baby’s Heart
11 – Kashif – Stone Love
12 – Kashif – Help Yourself To My Love
13 – Kashif – Love Letter Out Loud
14 – Kashif & Meli’isa Morgan – Love Changes

From Wikipedia:


Kashif
(born Michael Jones in 1959) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and record producer. Kashif became well-known from playing keyboards in the renowned funk band B.T. Express. He played synthesizer bass using the miniMoog while touring with the group. After leaving the band in the early 1980s, Kashif recorded demos with the band Stepping Stone, which led to his eventual solo signing with Arista Records.

Introduced to Arista by Gerry Griffith it’s A&R Director in 1983, his self-tilted debut Kashif (1983) spawned the hits "I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)," "Stone Love," "Help Yourself to My Love," and "Say Something Love." With this release, Kashif was well received as an innovator in music, as R&B artists were only beginning to experiment with synthesizers and other electronic instruments. He is said to have been Arista Records‘ attempt to respond to Warner Bros. RecordsPrince.

Although I was fairly familiar with some of Kashif’s earlier tracks, it’s Howard Johnson’s jam So Fine that really piqued my interest in Kashif while in high school, perfect for an intro track. As always, as I kept discovering Kashif’s musical portfolio, I found out that this cat was producing Melba Moore back before So Fine was being dropped. For this reason it was logical to continue the flow with Take My Love, released in 1981. Digging in a little further, I found Tavares’ track LoveLine also from 1981.

Starting with the line ‘E! E!’ and with an absolute killer bass synth line, I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) is not only a fave of mine but also a fave of a close friend of mine, my homie Theresa. Evelyn King and Lillo Thomas dropped background vocals for the track. Speaking of Evelyn, thanks to three other musical-savvy internet people (Barry, Kaia, and A.), her track Love Come Down gained the place after Lover Turn Me On and before a track which I still consider one of my absolute favorite jams from Whitney, Thinking About You, with additional vocals by Kashif himself. Stacy Lattisaw’s Jump Into My Life, a solid cut from 1986 that hit #13 on the R&B charts continues the vibe.

Kashif’s The Mood is a fantastic track – just ask the one and only music maestros Fresh! and Macedonia. I practiced playing percussion with this track back in high school. 1984′s Ooh Love follows this mix, keeping the groove right into Baby Don’t Break Your Baby’s Heart, from the album Send Me Your Love. The flow continues into Stone Love, with Evelyn, Lillo, and BJ Nelson providing background vocals. Help Yourself To My Love, with a fantastic vocal lineup of BJ, Lillo, Evelyn, Brenda White, Phillip Balou, and two other heavy hitters you may be familiar with, Fonzi Thorton (think Luther Vandross), and Tawatha Agee (from Mtume).

I pulled out the CD Personality and revisited my love for the forgotten slow jam Love Letter Out Loud which was a perfect segue to the hit song, the duet between Kashif and Mel’isa Morgan, Love Changes. Staying true to my old-school rules (the tracks shouldn’t be used within a 4 month period, and the mix needs to fit on a CD), this was more than a little difficult, as you can see. I’m already envisioning a part II coming up in the near future. Special thanks to everyone who was involved with this wonderful ‘cast. Feedback like this keeps it flowin’ every week.
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OSW: Big Guns

Continuing the fall:


Old School Wednesday: Big Guns

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01 – Teena Marie – Behind the Groove
02 – Change – Paradise
03 – Sharon Redd – Beat The Street
04 – T-Connection – Take It To The Limit
05 – The Whispers – Rock Steady
06 – Midnight Star – Midas Touch
07 – Heatwave – The Big Guns
08 – Tomi Jenkins – Do Ya
09 – Shalamar – Help Me
10 – Luther Vandross – Better Love
11 – Chaka Khan – Stronger Than Before
12 – Earth Wind & Fire – You and I
13 – Patrice Rushen – Settle for My Love

Continuing the goodness from last week, I thought I’d kick it off with Teena’s Behind The Groove chosen by G-Force , Change’s Paradise, Sharon Redd’s Beat The Street as requested by Ricky, and T-Connection’s Take It To The Limit requested by Big Daddy. I then wanted to get into a little SOLAR sound, so I paired The Whispers’ Rock Steady with Midnight Star’s Midas Touch.

One of the great singles from Heatwave’s Candles LP continues the mix with Big Guns. If you’re familiar with Cameo then you know Tomi Jenkins, who released a solo LP in 1989 solo LP entitled Tomi. The track Do Ya was chosen for this week. Shalamar’s Help Me leads the way to Luther Vandross’ Better Love, a request from no other than Rodney L. Luther is followed up from one of my favorite cuts from Chaka Stronger Than Before from the LP I Feel For You. Earth Wind and Fire’s You And I and Patrice Rushen’s Settle For My Love are great quiet storm cuts that end the mix.

Special thanks again to G-Force, Big Daddy, Rodney L and Ricky McCarthy. Feedback like this keeps it flowin’ every week.
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OSW: Is It Cool?

Let’s do this.

Old School Wednesday: Is It Cool?

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01 – The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
02 – GQ – Is It Cool?
03 – Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love
04 – Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music In The Streets
05 – Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
06 – Zapp and Roger – More Bounce To The Ounce
07 – Prince – Anotherloverholenyohead
08 – Wendy And Lisa – Are You my Baby
09 – Herbie Hancock – Gettin’ To The Good Part
10 – Vertical Hold – Seems Your’re Much Too Busy
11 – Earth Wind & Fire – Every Now and Then
12 – Phylis Nelson – Move Closer

Based on the energy I was receiving from requests, I decided to kick it off with dance and disco tunes by The Jacksons, GQ, Sharon Brown, and Unlimited Touch. I was then able to slow it doen just a little and throw in the request for Indeep. Prince’s Anotherloverholenyohead was a nice segue to Wendy & Lisa’s Are You My Baby, which I had been feeling for quite some time.

Herbie’s Gettin’ To The Good Part (written with Rod Temperton) leads the way into Vertical Hold, Earth Wind and Fire’s track from System of Survival, and the huge 1985 UK hit from Phylis Nelson, Move Closer. Special, special thanks to G-Force (keeper of the flow), my man Big Daddy and Ricky McCarthy (the man with the Podomatic goodness) as only they can. Feedback like this keeps it flowin’ every week.
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