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01 – Shalamar – Right In The Socket
02 – Phil Fearon & Galaxy – I Can Prove It
03 – S.O.S. Band – Just the Way You Like It
04 – Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic
05 – Chic – High
06 – Ashford and Simpson – Bourgie Bourgie (Instrumental)
07 – Gary Taylor – Compassion
08 – Zhane – Sending My Love
09 – Toto – Africa
10 – The Deele – Just My Luck
11 – Johnny Gill – Feels So Much Better
12 – Jody Watley – Everything
13 – Tawatha – Thigh Ride
14 – Teena Maria – If I Were a Bell
In my continuation of Shalamar, Right In The Socket starts off the groove, which leads into Phil Fearon’s I Can Prove It, complete with an infectious chant.
SOS Band’s Just The Way You Like It leads in and takes us back to the roller rink (remember the video?) I thought that since Michael Wycoff had been in two other OSWs, then why not bring him back for a third one with another groovin’ track, Still Got The Magic?
Chic’s High was one of my favorite tracks off of Chic-Ism, while Ashford and Simpson’s Bourgie Bourgie was one of the tracks introduced to me while i was in Philly last week (thanks Mr. Myke!) Compassion brings us right into Toto’s Africa, a track that someone requested and after hearing it again after 10 years, I can understand why. I tracked down The Deele’s Just My Luck, as well as Johnny Gill’s Feels So Much Better to segue into Jody Watley’s love song Everything and Tawatha’s lust song Thigh Ride. We finish off the set with Teena Marie’s absolutely, positively poignant If I Were A Bell.