OSW: Smile

I had to tear myself away from the primaries and work to do this. Come to think of it, this was much, much more appealing….

Old School Wednesday: Smile.

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01 – The Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way
02 – Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine
03 – D-Influence – Phuncky Times
04 – Twennynine Featuring Lenny White – Rhythm
05 – Bernard Wright – After You
06 – Garry Glenn – Got You On My Mind
07 – Soul II Soul – Time
08 – Don-E – Me Oh My
09 – Repercussions – Turn Your Card
10 – Pride ‘n Politix – One Of Those Things
11 – Kleeer – Intimate Connection
12 – Lalah Hathaway – Smile
13 – Mica Paris – You Can Make a Wish
14 – Pebbles – Stay With Me

Things have been a little hectic, so this is going to be a little brief – I’ll be able to add more a bit later. The two startup tracks from The Whatnauts and Central Line should sound familar to you, as they’ve been sampled by two quite popular hip-hop tracks. D’Influence’s Phunky Times is a personal acid jazz fave of mine that I’ve used before and had to pull out of the crates again.

Twennynine’s Rhythm is off of the album Just Like Dreamin’ which was brought to my attention while going on a Lenny White rampage sometime ago. Bernard’s After You, which took me some time to track down, is the track which follows his famous cut Who Do You Love? from the LP Mr. Wright. This blends into Garry Glenn’s Got You On My Mind which I was pleasantly surprised to have heard after seeking a request from Strollin4Luv (much props for putting a bug in my ear).

Soul II Soul’s instrumental Time from Volume II: A New Decade brings us into Don-E’s Me, Oh My and Repercussion’s splendid Turn Your Card, also from Earth and Heaven. I remember seeing Pride ‘n Politix on BET’s Video Soul as they were interviewed by Donnie Simpson. This prompted me to purchase the album Changes. Intimate Connection from Kleer brings us to Lalah’s Smile, my personal favorite off of her debut CD. I then close with Mica’s You Can Make A Wish and a track that I consider to be one of the hidden gems of Pebbles, Stay With Me off of her Always CD.

The podcast is here for your listenin’ pleasure, so if you’re so inclined, take a listen. Special thanks to TGrundy for his assistance. For those who’d like to subscribe to these podcasts, enter this link manually into iTunes. If you have requests or questions, send an email to ejflavors [@] gmail [.] com. Take it light!

4 comments on “OSW: Smile

  1. Thierno says:

    DJ EJ!!!! Thanks for putting one of my all time favorite tunes to ever come out of the LaFace Camp via Pebs. I can play that song all day, not to diminish the quality of the other songs on the playlist.

  2. Gagaflex says:

    EJ you did it again. another hot mix to keep me stress free through the work day!

  3. TGrundy says:

    Ah, my man EJ… you never fail to “bring it” on Wednesday morning. If they ever want to bring commercial radio back to its former glory, I say they should start by hiring you as the program director!

  4. james madison says:

    Ah! Nice selections here. Twennynine is the jam!! Just what the doctor ordered! Central Line is a classic..and much needed because here in New York It’s cloudy as heck!
    Thanks, E!

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