OSW: To The Sun, Volume 8

Here comes another one….

Old School Wednesday: To The Sun, Volume 8.

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01 – Alyson Williams – My Love Is So Raw
02 – Rebbie Jackson – Plaything
03 – Chaka Khan – Clouds
04 – Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music in the Streets
05 – BB&Q Band – Imagination
06 – Curtis Hairston – I Want Your Lovin’
07 – Jermaine Jackson – I Think It’s Love
08 – Lisa Stansfield – Change
09 – Tony Toni Tone – Who’s Lovin’ You
10 – Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
11 – Everything But the Girl – Driving
12 – Brenda Russell – Piano In The Dark
13 – Isley Brothers – Hello It’s Me
14 – Tavares – A Penny For Your Thoughts

Alyson’s My Love Is So Raw features rapper Nikki D, seguing into Rebbie’s Plaything, one of her finest releases. The anthems Clouds and I Hear Music In The Streets are two well-known tracks, which are then followed by a lesser-known track, Imagination. Alyson’s track made me seek out Curtis Hairston, who dropped I Want Your Lovin’. Jermaine was on my mind, prompting me to include I Think It’s Love after Curtis’ track.

Lisa Stansfield’s Change is one of my favorite cuts from her, and the lesser known track, Who’s Loving You? was my anthem from Tony Toni Tone! back in the day. I had to follow that up with the smash Everytime You Go Away, a Hall and Oates track which was remade by Paul Young.

I needed to mellow things out a little bit after that scorcher with Everything But The Girl’s Driving, Brenda’s Piano In The Dark, Isley Brother’s hit Hello, It’s Me, and finish it off with the wonderul cut A Penny For Your Thoughts.


8 comments on “OSW: To The Sun, Volume 8

  1. Luke Cage says:

    EEEJaayyy! Hey man, it’s Black Weblogs Awards time again and I wanted to nominate you for the best podcast site. It seemed like the closest category that fits your style here. Let me know if I’m right or if it should be something else man. Love the current playlist, great job as usual.
    Lisa Stansfield – Change, Tony Toni Tone – Who’s Lovin’ You *** Classics brah!

  2. KB says:

    Yeah, I’m still around. Just checking out the music before I head off to the office. Nice eye opener mix here! Shoot, we need it to rain out here!!!

  3. ms. alex says:

    Well, EJ’s site would sure get my vote as the best podcast/rb site. ~Thanks for the rb.

  4. Nikki says:

    I love the opening lines to A Penny For Your Thoughts. That little says so much.
    I’ve got to know where I stand
    I just want to know where I am with you

  5. chica says:

    Oh my goodness, I hadn’t heard Alyson Williams since freshman year! Is that Big Daddy Kane I hear?
    The OSW has Everything But The Girl! My favorite song by that group is “Missing.”
    As always, thanks EJ!

  6. Todd Kelley says:

    ha ha. This mix is filled with LOVE and HATE!!!
    I use to HATE that d@mn Alyson Williams song!!! But then the last seven cuts are KILLER!!!! Totally forgot i use to rock that Brenda Russell song!!!
    You need to stop playin’ with my emotions, fool!!!
    STOP IT!!!!!

  7. DJ Diva says:

    If I could change my world…..
    OOOOOh EJAY!!!!!! I loves that song by Lisa…talk about some blue eyed soul!!!!
    But hands down…I bow b/c of the Clouds..Chaka Khan is a queen…(it helps that I kinda favor her too LMAO)

  8. jdid says:

    I absolutely love piano in the dark

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