OSW: Stay With Me

Music from the mind of J.

Old School Wednesday: Stay With Me.

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01 – The Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)
02 – Marvin Gaye – Heavy Love Affair
03 – DeBarge – Stay With Me
04 – Eurythmics – Who’s That Girl
05 – Johnny Gill – Wrap My Body Tight
06 – Carole Davis – The Thigh’s The Limit
07 – A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
08 – D’Angelo – Lady
09 – Teena Marie – Behind The Groove
10 – Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
11 – En Vogue – Runaway Love
12 – Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)
13 – Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over
14 – Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
15 – Peter Gabriel – Big Time
16 – Brownstone – Deeper Feelings (Ooh La La)

J’s take on it? Read on….

Remember me? I used to blog at thebrotherlove.com. While on hiatus, I’ve taken refuge in my music. I was listening to most of these songs earlier this week when I yelled down the hall to EJ “Hey, I think I have your next OSW”. Membership has its privileges.
As I hinted in my last OSW, I listen to a lot of variety so putting together a playlist that’s not schizo can be a challenge for me. Stay with me, okay?

This time I start with classic The Art Of Noise. Everyone needs more Marvin Gaye in their life (other than the staples). “Stay With Me” brings back great memories as does “Who’s That Girl” and Johnny Gill. The Carole Davis is strictly for EJ (does anyone else remember her?) I switch gears and add some bass with A Tribe Called Quest, D’Angelo and Teena Marie.
Speaking of “groove”, Dee-Lite is just plain fun. En Vogue still sounds fresh while Sly Stone and Lenny Kravitz reminds us that black folks should use more rock in our songs today. Everyone loved Hall & Oates (“I Can’t Go For That” was my father’s favorite). But Peter Gabriel is probably the wild card here. I wrap it all up with a great slow song from Brownstone. So, it’s all good.


13 comments on “OSW: Stay With Me

  1. Carla says:

    Very nice selections. Especially Brownstone…I actually had them playing when I went to bed last night.

  2. ms. alex says:

    Sure we remember you. Good to see ya here. You’ve got several generations here from Sly Stone to Brownstone! Lovin it. ms. alex

  3. ms. alex says:


  4. Nikki says:

    I was bumping that DeBarge cut on yesterday. I always hate that that song isn’t longer. El was working it out!

  5. ej says:

    *** EDIT: The podcast issue has been fixed. My bad.

  6. CoachMVP says:

    Very nice work. I’ve not heard the Brownstone cut in a few. It sets a good vibe here in Deep South. A great mix of blue-eyed soul and momma soul. I look forward to more.

  7. nikki indigo says:

    i was also kicking that debarge cut. that’s one of my favorite songs by that group. i have always loved the unique way debarge utilized vocal harmony to achieve their sound and it’s showcased on this piece.

  8. nikki indigo says:

    dang, but that glenn jones cut took me straight back to listening to it on the bus radio on my way home from school when i was a teen. i gotta shake my head just to remind myself i’m not back there…

  9. Thierno says:

    Excellent mix. You’ve hit almost every relevant musical corner with this list and it’s a fun one as well. That Johnny Gill track should’ve had more play back in the day, though it didn’t do too badly; a true Jam/ Lewis classic.

  10. chica says:

    Nice! #6’s title made me giggle! The Hall and Oates cut was right on time. Thanks!

  11. Jo says:

    you are sooooooooooooooooooooo majorly on rotation in my room! LOL I hooked up some old speakers to my laptoy and now I can listen to OSWs EVERY MORNING!!!!

  12. Michael says:

    Good sh!t as per usual!

  13. Tracy says:

    Peter Gabriel!? Word!? That’s wassup.

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