OSW: the triple threat
You know when they say that great minds think alike? Well imagine when there
were two minds that helped shape this OSW. It’s the meeting of the minds – Fresh!
and Phill. But first, let me answer some of these questions posted last week:
Q: Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music In The Streets – Yep, one of Prelude’s
gems. Nice jam, along with the sleeper Private Party. Trivia – The lead female
singer also sang lead on what Jeff Lorber hot dance tune?
A: Audrey Wheeler is one of the lead female singers, but for the life of me
I can’t remember which Jeff Lorber track she sung on. I do remember her doing
background vocals for Luther Vandross. But what I really, really liked her in
was another cut from D-Train called Misunderstanding (which
I coudn’t find in time for this arby).
Q: Steve Arrington – Weak At The Knees – Man, phat nasty and funky. I think
one of Steve’s nastiest jams. DoubleTrivia – What famous black haircare product
commercial did Stevie sing lead on and recorded with Slave for? and what is
Stevie doing now?
A: It took me a while but I remember when I was doing some research on
Slave’s bass player and them talking about one of the radio commercials they
did. I want to say it’s Soul Glo, but I have a feeling I am so wrong. Of course,
I do know what Stevie is doing now and that is ministry for a church, where
he also plays drums. Trivia in return: what was the name of the bass player,
and what famous song did he arrange and play bass on that was not done
Q: The System – You Are In My System – I..love…The System!. This is a
cah-lass-ic. I’ve always been awed by David Franks, intricate but phat drum
and synth programming! I have everything they released. DoubleTrivia – Mic Murphy
was a roadie for what R&B band before hookin’ up with Dave Frank? (Hint:
"Keeep Your Body Workin’") and what unknown diva (living in the same
building as Mic) did The System record demos for her, while she was yet an unknown
singer? (Hint: "Vogue")
A: David Frank lived in the same building as Madonna, of course. I couldn’t tell
you who we was a roadie for though. Woah!
As you can see, Fresh! up got me thinking about the next OSW, but there was
actually someone else behind the scenes as well, and that someone is Phill,
the man from Enigmatic
Musings of a Cynical Mind. Way back when, there was an arby that KB and
I did a collaboration on, and that was Parliament. Some time later, Phill and
I, early in the morning, started going back and forth about music, old school,
and taking ventures on the wayback machine, and that’s where this arby comes
01 – Change – Change Of Heart. Phill and I were talking about
this track, which just happens to be one of my favorites. Trivia questions:
1) Who produced this song; 2) How much did the production company get paid;
3) Where was it produced?
02 – Mac Band – Stuck. Roses are Red was what made me pull
this track out.
03 – Mary Davis – Don’t Wear It Out. Trivia questions: 1) Where
did Mary work after this album was released; 2) Who did the production? (Hint:
think #02). *Special thanks to TLH,
who provided me with this track!
04 – Cameo – I Just Want To Be. Phill said "Mary Davis"
and "Cameo" in rapid succession, so I had to pull them out.
05 – One Way – Cutie Pie. If you look westward, you’ll see
Gwen groovin’ to this one.
06 – Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat. Phill dropped this one,
while Fresh! dropped…..
07 – Carol Hall & Orbit – And The Beat Goes On.
After all that grooving, I had to slow it down a little bit though….
08 – Junior – Too Late (12 Inch Version). While Phill and I
were talking about Mama Used To Say, this song was also mentioned. Remember
this one? Trivia: No peeking. What’s his last name?
09 – Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Gettin’ Down). His first
10 – D-Train – Walk On By. Trivia: You had David Frank and
Mic Murphy for The System, but 1) Who was the keyboardist for D-Train; 2)
What did D-Train do before he started singing?
11 – Earth, Wind, & Fire – Can’t Hide Love.
12 – Dynasty – The Only One. Phill came up with this one. Trivia:
1) Who wrote this song; 2) Who produced it?
13 – Portrait – On And On. Todd’s vibe made me pull this out….and yeah, I know I claim I’m not a romantic, but this song melts me every single time I hear it. I ain’t ashamed! Trivia: Who’s playing the saxophone?
Vibe on, and thank those guys. They were the impetus to the groove. I’m just
the provider! Now I’m just waiting on all the answers….