OSW: Reach For It
01 – Tom Browne – Thighs High
02 – George Duke – Reach For It
03 – GQ – Is It Cool?
04 – Raw Silk – Do It To The Music
05 – Pleasure – Glide
06 – Aquarian Dream – You’re A Star
07 – Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life
08 – Alexander O’Neal – (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me
09 – The Sylvers – Come Back Lover, Come Back
10 – Cherrelle – When You Look in My Eyes
11 – Stevie Wonder – That Girl
12 – Garry Glenn – It’s Love Again
13 – Steely Dan – Deacon Blues
14 – Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You
Tom Browne and George Duke tracks were always staples in my home, so they’re pretty much a given to start this off. GQ’s Is It Cool? is one of my favorite tracks that was never released. Raw Silk’s Do It To The Music gives the East Coast vibe, while Pleasure’s Glide delivers from the West Coast.
Aquarian Dream, a band spearheaded by Normal Connors, delivers the great track, You’re A Star, from their album Fantasy, Melba Moore also delivers with a mellow track from 1978, You Stepped Into My Life. Alexander O’Neal’s (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me (from Hearsay) is followed up with The Sylvers’ Come Back Lover, Come Back (from Concept).
Cheryl Norton (also known as Cherrelle) delivers a track from the album Fragile with When You Look In My Eyes. One of my favorite tracks from Stevie (That Girl) is followed by one of great tracks from Garry Glenn, It’s Love Again, from GG which was released in 1981. This is followed by some blue eyed soul from Steely Dan (Deacon Blues from Aja) and some funk groovin’ from Bootsy (I’d Rather Be With You from Stretchin’ Out In Bootsy’s Rubber Band).
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