OSW: Summer Solstice ’08

With the start of the summer. With touches by some very, very cool people, I present:

Old School Wednesday: Summer Solstice ’08

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01 – Change – Change Of Heart
02 – S.O.S. Band – The Finest
03 – Evelyn Champagne King – I’m In Love (Extended Version)
04 – Carrie Lucas – Show Me Where You’re Coming From
05 – Dynasty – Here I Am
06 – Rockie Robbins – An Act Of Love
07 – Quincy Jones – Razzamatazz
08 – Light Of The World – Aspects
09 – Slave – Just a Touch of Love
10 – Mr Fingers – What About This Love?
11 – Stevie Wonder – I Love Every Little Thing About You
12 – Michael Wycoff – Love Makes Me Sing
13 – Atlantic Starr – Love Me Down
14 – Chaka Khan – Tight Fit

I’m a huge fan of Jam and Lewis, and really love Change’s Change Of Heart. Turns out I wasn’t the only one. Mr. Fresh absolutely loves this track also. Since Change was the first track. I thought it would be perfect to continue with another Jam and Lewis smash, SOS Band’s The Finest (with accomanying vocals by Alexander O’Neal). Evelyn’s wonderful I’m In Love is followed up with Carrie Lucas’ severly underrated Show Me Where You’re Coming From, by request from Mr. Fresh and blessings from G Fresh and Yvonne. I then follow it with one of Dynasty’s best singles (and quite possibly my personal favorite) Here I Am.

I heard Rockie Robbin’s An Act Of Love for the first time last week and I think I’ve played it every day so far. Thanks to the killer horn section, I thought it would be appropriate to ease on into Quincy’s Razamatazz, with great vocals by Patti Austin. I follow with Light Of The World’s Aspects. While I was planning my mix, DJ Diva, the mixtress of R&B, had this track as the leadoff single of one of her podcasts, so I had to make sure I included Just A Touch Of Love.

Larry Heard, aka Mr. Fingers, was clearly the first DJ that vibed me to house music, so I had to place the very first house track I ever purchased, What About This Love? I then follow up with my favorite track from Music Of My Mind, I Love Every Little Thing About You, with a nod from Mr. TGrundy of course. Michael Wycoff’s track Love Makes Me Sing was a natural progression from Stevie, which then continues the vibe into Atlantic Starr’s Love Me Down, with wonderful vocals by Sharon Bryant, and capping it off with Chaka’s Tight Fit, thanks to Thierno.

I’ll be giving more details In the podcast (coming soon), like the significance of Light Of The World, SOS Band’s The Fines, and Evelyn’s I’m In Love. If you’re so inclined, take a listen. Special thanks again to TGrundy, DJ Diva, Mr. Fresh, Thierno, G-Fresh, and Yvonne. 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!

9 comments on “OSW: Summer Solstice ’08

  1. TGrundy says:

    Whoo-Hoo! Hotness, hotness, hotness! This one easily vaults to the #1 position in my “top 5, all-time favorite OSWs. Change, Dynasty, Rockie Robbins, Quincy, Michael Wycoff, Stevie, Atlantic Starr, serious rotation action for this one during the coming weeks for sure!
    Now, about that DJ Diva promo… talk about “things that make you go, ‘Hmmmmm…'” (Ha! couldn’t resist!)

  2. Thierno says:

    Hi, EJ. Thanks for the shout out and for including this excellent tune by Chaka. Thanks to the other honorable mentions for their contributions as well, particularly Mr. Fresh (we go waaaaay back guitarplayer…)

  3. Mr. Fresh says:

    See…THIS is why they call you The Podfather. Excellent choice of tracks, as usual! This one rocks the bells for sure. Good intro into summer, summertime! Head nod to Thierno…we go back to the days of iMusic annnnnd Mic and Dave!!

  4. Eve says:

    Hi EJ…I had to let you know how much I love and appreciate your mixes. I laughed when I heard “I’m in Love” because I was cruisin youtube one night and I came across her video for that song..it makes me think bout my husband **blush**. You Totally Rock!!

  5. G-Fresh says:

    CRAZY!!! Razzamatazz put this playlist over the top. Then you killed it with Slave,Carie Lucas and I’m in Love. NUFF PROPS on this one!

  6. DJ Diva says:

    oooooh EJ…I just love that Change of Heart!!! I was groovin so hard I had to start it over!!!!
    And that Carrie had me bouncing! Lord EJ….Another masterpiece Sensei!

  7. travis says:

    oh yeahhhh, this is THE JAM
    thnx to @darrenkeith3 for the link. its rockin my thursday morning!

  8. Christina says:


  9. ms. alex says:

    ~ I love u!!! Slave, Change of Heart, etc. I have sooo missed your site! ~ ms. alex

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