OSW: Autumnal Equinox, 2006

It’s getting cool around here. Thanks to the combined geniuses of Thierno and CoachMVP, I’m present to you:

Old School Wednesday: Autumnal Equinox, 2006.

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Podcast/mix available here. [Click to play or right click-save as to download.]

01 – Lillo Thomas – I’m In Love
02 – Kashif – Personality
03 – Midnight Star – Night Rider
04 – Full Force – Love Is For Suckers
05 – Jane Child – I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love – Teddy Riley Remix
06 – The Jacksons – She
07 – Jermaine Jackson – Treat U Right Featuring Babyface
08 – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Route 101
09 – Rockie Robbins – Time To Think
10 – Kool & The Gang – Jones vs Jones
11 – Luther Vandross – Make Me A Believer
12 – The Gap Band – Wednesday Lover
13 – Gary Taylor – Tease Me
14 – Anita Baker – No One To Blame

CoachMVP dropped Lillo’s I’m In Love, which segues effortlessly into Kashif’s Personality, Kashif’s dip into New Jack Swing.
Both tracks were produced by Kashif. CoachMVP then surprised me by dropping Midnight Star’s Night Rider, which I had not heard in more than 15 years. Love Is For Suckers, with it’s humorous intro, is one of my favorite cuts from them, with it’s infectious beat.

Jane Child’s I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love was brought to you by Thierno. "The track brought Teddy back into the game," he says, "after a messy break up with his partner Gene Griffin. Teddy said the success of this remix project made him realize he was still relevant in the scene. Thank God." But Thierno didn’t stop there. He dropped two cuts from the Jackson family, She and Jermaine and Face’s cut Treat U Right, which has Color Me Badd on background vocals.

CoachMVP dropped Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass’ Route 101, a breezy track from 1981. I personally think I caught a lot of trash talkin’ in high school for digging this track so much. But then to make me shake my head even more, he dropped Rockie Robbins’ Time To Think after an exhaustive search. Incredible. Hitting me once more, he pulled out Kool & The Gang’s Jones vs Jones.

Continuing on with the schmooveness, CoachMVP dropped Luther’s Make Me A Believer, while Thierno mixed in Wednesday Lover. Rounding it out, we’re blessed with Gary Taylor’s Tease Me and Anita Baker’s No One To Blame.

This is an absolutely solid mix, and starts off autumn nicely. Much love to CoachMVP and Thierno. Hope you enjoy.

[Note: I’m still trying to work on my commenting, so if they don’t show up the first go ’round, don’t worry…I got you.]

7 comments on “OSW: Autumnal Equinox, 2006

  1. CoachMVP says:

    It’s one thing to have the songs in your library, but to have them put together where everything seems to flow from one to another is something else. You did an excellent job. Thanks for the props…..I am continuing my search for the forgotten hits. Until I found it, it had been since 1982 that I heard “Time To Think”. I’ve been searching for a copy stateside for the past 9 years. I hope all enjoy. Great job once again.

  2. Thierno says:

    EJ & CoachMVP, excellent playlist… umh, if I may so myself.
    I’ve got to say thanks for including my all-time favorite Anita Baker song. That’s another song I can (have played) all day long and not get tired.
    Thank you.

  3. Nikki says:

    EJ, I could kiss you. Make Me A Believer is my all-time favorite Luther Vandross song.
    Forget all about whatever we fear, whatever we fear
    And let’s just be lovers
    Loving and loving, oh love is the way
    To make me stay, make me stay

  4. chica says:

    Full Force! Oh you made my day! Thanks!

  5. suedemuffins says:

    hey stranger! glad to see you’re still doin it big! as always, love OSW!

  6. Yolanda says:

    *about to fall asleep to the tracks above* Nothing like free music that’s hella sweet. hehehe

  7. KB says:

    OK, it took a sick day for me to peep this mix but I’m glad I did. I don’t think anyone really understands the impact Kashif had on that era. The whole thing is slammin. Back to my Lillo jam now!

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