OSW: Autumnal Equinox, Volume 1
It’s that time again.
01 – Odyssey – Inside Out [Long Version]. Will
requested that it be pulled out of the vault again. I was happy to oblige. The
bassline and the string arrangements of this track are incredible, even more so
that they were masterminded by Mark Adams from Slave.
02 – Marvin Gaye – Funk Me. J.
had the cut and I went wild when I heard it and I had to have it. The arrangement
03 – Kashif – Stone Love. I haven’t played Kashif in a while and he fit
04 – Ray Parker Junior – For Those Who Like to Groove. An instrumental
I hadn’t heard in a while. Once I got the blessing from Fresh!,
I had to drop it.
05 – Pieces of a Dream – Fo-Fi-Fo. Bernie
had me pull it out, and I was glad to do so. This cut just missed the Philly Soul
06 – Will Downing – Do You? From Will Downing’s first LP, Will Downing.
This was one of my favorite cuts that never got any airplay.
07 – Michael McDonald – What A Fool Believes (ft.The Doobie Brothers).
Todd made me pull him out,
and I had to put this track in.
08 – Pride ‘n Politix – Nights. I saw this melanin-free duo on Video Soul in the 80’s
interviewing with Donnie Simpson and bought their CD a couple of years ago from
the cut-out bin. My favorite cut from their CD, Changes. I’m 99% sure
no one has heard this cut.
09 – Ray Parker Jr and Raydio – You Can’t Change That. Since I pulled
the instrumental out, I had to hear this too, and couldn’t get away with it.
10 – Rufus & Chaka Khan – Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend).
This track was in my head, which provided the segue to…
11 – Womack & Womack – Baby I’m Scared Of You, which Charlie from
Flowink had brought up in conversation,
and dropped to me.
12 – Deniece Williams – Free. Provided to me by no other than James from
J-Notes. Allowed me to slow things
down a little.
13 – Jasmine Guy – Just Want To Hold You. Male vocals by James Ingram. Quite possibly my favorite
track from her CD, Jasmine Guy.
14 – Troop – You Take My Heart With You. From Deepa.
15 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – She’s Gone. This cut wasn’t on the
Rock and Soul mix. I’m sure none of you forgot this one. I know I didn’t.
16 – Alexander O’Neal – When The Party’s Over. Obi,
Chica all know I had to finish off with this cut.