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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UK Mix, Volume 5

UK Mix, Volume 5

Going across the Atlantic Ocean for this one. Let’s do it.

UK Mix, Volume 5. [Click to play or right click-save as to download.
 

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01 – Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)
02 – Savanna – Never Let You Go
03 – David Joseph – You Can’t Hide Your Love
04 – Linx – You’re Lying
05 – Light Of The World – Famous Faces
06 – Second Image – Starting Again
07 – D-Influence – Good Life
08 – Carleen Anderson – Mama Said
09 – Nu Colours – Fallin’ Down
10 – Touchdown – Ease Your Mind
11 – The Limit – Say Yeah
12 – Culture Club – Time (Clock Of The Heart)
13 – Omar – It Don’t Mean A Thing
14 – Rae  And Christian – Spellbound
15 – Level 42 – Love Meeting Love
16 – Lynden David Hall – Do I Qualify?

As usual, it was an absolute blast.  This was a blast to put together.  Two of the tracks, Savanna’s vocals were from David Osborne (Sade) on “Never Let You Go.”  There was also a vocalist on “Say Yeah” that came as a surprise to me – you’ll have to check the podcast to know exactly who she is.  I had never heard of any tracks from Rae and Christian, but thanks to the UK geniuses, I was exposed to them – and gladly so. Volume 6 is definitely on it’s way.

Shoutouts and much love go to Bajanrascals, Paul E., Michael W, Mario Mixmaster McQuay, Claudia H, and Sammy W.   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 GROOVMNT always keepin’ you in the loop. Take it light.

01 – Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)
02 – Savanna – Never Let You Go
03 – David Joseph – You Can’t Hide Your Love
04 – Linx – You’re Lying
05 – Light Of The World – Famous Faces
06 – Second Image – Starting Again
07 – D-Influence – Good Life
08 – Carleen Anderson – Mama Said
09 – Nu Colours – Fallin’ Down
10 – Touchdown – Ease Your Mind
11 – The Limit – Say Yeah
12 – Culture Club – Time (Clock Of The Heart)
13 – Omar – It Don’t Mean A Thing
14 – Rae  And Christian – Spellbound
15 – Level 42 – Love Meeting Love
16 – Lynden David Hall – Do I Qualify

OSW: The UK Mix, Volume 4

Here we go – part 4:

Old School Wednesday – The UK Mix, Volume 4.

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01 – Imagination – Just an Illusion

02 – D’Influence – Hypnotize

03 – Loose Ends – Stay a Little While, Child [Remix]

04 – Shola Ama – I Love Your Ways

05 – Mica Paris – I Never Felt Like This Before

06 – Simply Red – Something Got Me Started

07 – Lisa Stansfield – What Did I Do To You_

08 – Culture Club – Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

09 – Harriett – Wish

10 – Kiss The Sky – Don’t Walk Away

11 – Jhelisa – Friendly Pressure

12 – Ephraim Lewis – Skin

13 – Average White Band – Queen Of My Soul

Hope you enjou this- and I have to say that I hadn’t heard the Simply Red track in a little bit. Shoutouts to Thierno, Ricky, and C. Hyps.
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OSW: The UK Mix, 2009 – Volume 3

Work has been positively maddening. Better late than never, right? It’s all abot the bass……

Old School Wednesday – The UK Mix, Volume 3.

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01 – Loose Ends – Don’t Be a Fool
02 – Princess – Say I’m Your #1
03 – Harriett – Temple Of Love
04 – Culture Club – Time (Clock of the Heart)
05 – I-Level – Teacher
06 – Freeez – Southern Freeez
07 – Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
08 – Paul Hardcastle –
09 – Incognito – All That You Want Me to Be
10 – Sade – Never as Good as the First Time
11 – David Joseph – I’m So In Love
12 – Level 42 – Turn It On (Extended Version)
13 – The Human League – Human
14 – The Art of Noise – Moments in Love
15 – Light Of The World – I’m So Happy

I haven’t played Pet Shop Boys in a while, and it took me a minute to locate David Joseph’s album. Hope you enjoy.
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OSW: The UK Mix, 2009 – Volume 2

And here we go….

Old School Wednesday – The UK Mix , 2009

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01 – Loose Ends – Hangin’ on a String (Contemplating)
02 – Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World
03 – Junior – Too Late
04 – Culture Club – Miss Me Blind
05 – Savanna – Never Let You Go
06 – Beggar & Co. – Mule (Chant #2)
07 – Heatwave – Gangsters of the Groove
08 – Light Of The World – London Town
09 – First Light – Daybreak
10 – Level 42 – Starchild
11 – Soul II Soul – Back To Life
12 – 52nd Street – Never Give Up on You
13 – Mica Paris – You Can Make A Wish
14 – Incognito – Still A Friend Of Mine
15 – Ephraim Lewis – Drowning in Your Eyes

I loved putting this together. Loose Ends delivering one of my favorite tracks, Lisa Stansfield, Junior, and Culture Club are the tracks that start off the mix. I then present another great tune from Savanna, Never Gonna Let You Go, with lead voals from Leroy Osborne, who also provides vovals to Sade ("Nothing Will Come Between Us.") Beggar & Co. follow up with a great track called Mule (Chant #2) which is a track I had never heard.

Heatwave, Light Of The World (Kean Bluey Manuick’s precursor to Incognito) follow suit and then are joined by First Light (with Paul Hadcastle). The familiar and classic Soul II Soul, 52nd Street, Mica, and Incognito tracks follow suit smd we end the mix with Ephraim Lewis’ most popular track in the US, Drowning In Your Eyes.

Special thanks again to Michael W, RIcky M, and Alana G. 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 keepin’ you in the loop. Take it light.

OSW: The UK Mix, 2009

i get by with a little help from some musical geniuses…

Old School Wednesday – The UK Mix , 2009

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01 – David Joseph – You Can’t Hide Your Love
02 – Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine
03 – Savanna – I Can’t Turn Away
04 – Incognito – Roots (Back To A Way Of Life)
05 – Loose Ends – Slow Down
06 – Five Star – Let Me Be The One (Philadelphia Remix)
07 – I-Level – Give Me
08 – Slam Slam f. Dee C. Lee – Round And Round
09 – Caron Wheeler – Jazzie B. – Soul II Soul – Free Again
10 – D’Influence – Magic
11 – The Average White Band – Atlantic Avenue
12 – The Brand New Heavies – Back To Love
13 – Ephraim Lewis – Rule for Life
14 – Mica Paris – Should’ve Known Better
15 – Omar – There’s Nothing Like This

This mix was a joy to make. I should call it The Cake Mix. Alana G suggested that I bake a cake that was, for all intents and purposes, the UK mix. I called on Michael W. and Ricky Mc. for ideas (ingredients). Michael W. came out with a multitude of ideas (ingredients) and both he and Ricky Mc. provided enough tracks to even come up with a second mix (another cake), which will be coming soon, so stay tuned.

I got a kick of David Joseph and Central Line, both of which I’ve used before in previous OSWs so it was natural to start out with those two, since they are consistently requested. Savannah’s track totally blows me away as I had never heard it before. It has somewhat of a early mellow house feel which always warms me. Incognito’s Roots features vocals by Pamela Anderson (think D*Note) and is a track from 100 And Rising which is a wonderful album, as are Loose Ends’ Zagora and Five Star’s Luxury of Life. Both th Loose Ends track and the Five Star track were produced by Nick Martinelli. The remixed version of Let Me Be The One has additional solos by Grover Washington, Jr.

I-Level is another track that I rarely get to hear and took a bit of time to track down. Slam Slam featring Dee C.is rarely played, and their CD has some nice gems. Caron and Jazzie B’s excellent duet is followed by Average White Band and The Brand New Heavies. Those wonderful cuts are then mellwed out by three tracks: one from Ephraim Lewis (RIP) and cuts from Mica Paris and Omar, both are which were produced by Omar.

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