I could have done a Monday morning Bakers Dozen. but I literally couldn’t come up with
12 entries. Work. It be’s that way sometimes. I’m able to come up with the tunes though.
I tried to keep the tunes selected as ones from the 80’s, since that was the most
requested (thank you Studpoet). I tried to get as many requests in as I possibly
could, and there were quite a few. The IM sessions – they just didn’t stop….
1. Klymaxx – Wild Girls. This starts off the set, because I had to rip
this from vinyl. This is from Klymaxx’s first album, and also a single which was
produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – their very first production of a band. Warning: the song sounds a bit on the rough side, so if it gets to you, just jump to the next one.
2. Lushus Daim and the Pretty Vain – More Than You Can Handle. Second
one coming from vinyl. Same disclaimer as the first- a bit choppy. Produced by Leon Sylvers.
3. The Jets – Crush on You. I had to come up with tunes from the 80s
by request, so this is the first thing came to mind.
4. Mary Jane Girls – In My House.
5. Atlantic Starr – Circles.
6. New Edition – Cool It Now.
7. Shalamar – This Is For The Lover In You. Had a very specific request
for this one. Who am I to let the ladies down?
8. Robbie Nevil – C’est La Vie. Blue eyed soul.
9. Whodini – The Freaks Come Out At Night. I had to put them on. There
needs to be more hip hop on this mix though. Next time, people, next time.
10. Evelyn Champaigne King – Love Come Down.
11. The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else. While my
mother and her friends were singing this song with reckless abandon, I was more
in tune with the bass line. Still can’t get it out of my head.
12. Zapp Band – Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thang). There were a couple of
tunes to choose from, most notably Dance Floor. Only problem was, the single I
had was 8 minutes long. While I’m sure I would have grooved to it, I couldn’t
place it anywhere in the mix. Thus, Doo Waa Ditty.
13. Zapp and Roger – Computer Love. Featuring vocals from Shirley Murdock
and Charlie Wilson from…
14. The GAP Band – Outstanding. How many times have you heard samples
from this song? Better yet, name them all.
15. Pebbles – Mercedes Boy. With production and background
vocals from Charlie Wilson. Simplistic.
16. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots. Still a classic.
17. Teena Marie – Portugese Love. A classic closer.
Giving love back. Hope y’all enjoy.
** I’ve also got to say that I’ve neglected to mention that meeting Sheron
were by far one of the best things to happen last week, and yes it’s taken a while
for us to actually mention the meetup, but the love is definitely still there.