Hope you enjoyed the Cupid’s Hunt last week. Since I was out about two weeks ago, I’ve finally been able to do a little catching up. So without further ado, here we go….
01- Dynasty – Here I Am
02- Stacy Lattisaw – Jump To The Beat
03- Quincy Jones – Razzamatazz
04- SOS Band – Just Be Good To Me
05- Lisa Stansfield – Change
06- D-Influence – Journey
07- Imagination – Music And Lights
08- Heatwave – Turn Around
09- Chuck Mangione – Feels So Good
10- The Gap Band – Outstanding (12′ version)
11- Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie – Hot Butterfly
12- Stevie Wonder – Ngiculela-Es Una Historia-I Am Singing
13- Phyllis Hyman – Gonna Make Changes
14- Alexander O’Neal – Crying Overtime
Here I Am is an underappreciated track from Dynasty, produced by Leon Sylvers III. The accentuation of the guitars and percussion is a nice touch. Jump To The Beat, produced by Narada, is a great track as is Razmatazz, presenting lead vocals from Patti Austin.
The triple dose of England soul is given by Lisa Stansfield, D-Influence, and Imagination, which then slides in the track from Heatwave’s Candles CD, Turn Around. The instrumental track by Chuck Mangione is then followed by a dose of the Gap Band and Greg Diamond’s Bionic Boogie with Hot Butterfly– listen carefully for the lead vocalist. The tracks are then completed with Stevie’s Ngiculela, Phyllis’ Gonna Make Changes, and Alex’s Crying Overtime. Shoutouts go to the last.fm group Chi-Town Soul – led by the fearless leader BMG, and of course DJ Diva, who gave some great input when my mind was all over the place.
The second Old School Wednesday, orchestrated by the mastermind Theresa:
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01- Tony! Toni! Tone! – It Never Rains in Southern California
02- Herb Alpert – Making Love in the Rain
03- The Dramatics – Go Outside In The Rain
04- Temptations – I Wish It Would Rain
05- The Average White Band – Stop The Rain
06- Prince – Purple Rain
07- Oran "Juice" Jones – The Rain
08- Joi – Sunshine And the Rain
09- Tina Turner – I Can’t Stand The Rain
10- Terence Trent D’Arby – Rain
11- Eurythmics – Here Comes the Rain Again
12- Peabo Bryson – Can You Stop the Rain
13- SWV – Rain
14- New Edition – Can You Stand the Rain
15- Bruce Hornsby and the Range – Mandolin Rain
Theresa was kind enough to give me a list of what she wanted and of course, I had to provide. TTT leads the way with Herb Alpert’s Making Love In The Rain off of the Keep Your Eye On Me LP. Next, Theresa suggested The Dramatics and The Temptations. This was then followed by one of my favorite AWB tracks, Stop The Rain. Theresa then kicked it up with Prince followed by Oran Juice Jones.
I had to pull out Joi’s Sunshine and the Rain from The Pendulum Vibe, which segues into Terence’s Rain and of course the Eurythmics track Here Comes The Rain Again. Tracks from SWV and New Edition bring us to the closing track from Bruce Hornsby.
Theresa was great at pulling out tracks from Bruce Horsby, Eurythmics, and Tina, but I honestly can’t remember the last time I heard the the Terence Trent D’Arby and AWB tracks. There were several other tracks that didn’t make this cut (like tracks from Milli Vanilli) that will be covered in future OSWs.
There’s more in the podcast of course, so if you’re inclined, take a listen. Hope you enjoy. For those who’d like to subscribe to my podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. If you have requests, questions, or suggestions, send an email to ejflavors [@] gmail [.] com. Take it light!