Category: old school

Slipback: All In The Way You Get Down

On deck:  Cherrelle, The System, Prince, Jesse Johnson, Kenny G with Elias Hall, Jeffrey Osborne, Fatback Band, Brothers Johnson, Kashif, Lee RItenour and Eric Tugg, Sade, The Family, DeBarge, ConFunkShun, Gap Band, Loose Ends.

Slipback:  All In The Way You Get Down


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01 – Cherrelle – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
02 – The System – I Just Wanna Make You Feel Good
03 – Prince – Anotherloverholeinyohead
04 – Jesse Johnson – Can You Help Me
05 – Keny G and Elias Tate – What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
06 – Jeffrey Osborne – Plane Love
07 – Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’
08 – The Brothers Johnson – Celebrations
09 – Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio – It’s All In The Way You Get Down
10 – Kashif – Say Something Love
11 – Lee Ritenour and Eric Tugg – Is It You
12 – The Family – River Run Dry
13 – Sade – Give It Up
14 – DeBarge – I Like It
15 – Con Funk Shun – Straight From The Heart
16 – The Gap Band – Yearning For Your Love
17 – Loose Ends – Stay A Little While, Child

I should be calling this the VT mix, since one of the longest running fans of old school Wednesday podcasts, VT,had a birthday a couple of months ago. THe death of Aretha, as well aslife in general, made it more challenging to get it out of the door. I am finally, funally satisfied (what can I say I am mmy own worst critic!)

Cherrelle and THe System were the easiest to pull out (I’m still amazed at how that video looked when I first heard it Still waiting for the breakdancing King Kong to appear in the neighborhood.) Prince and Jesse following them was easy too.

And then I got into that music rut which doesn’t happen very ofteh but this time that and the desth of Aretha followed suit. it took me a while to locate some gems. “What Does It Take” is one of a very select few remakes tht are vclassics, and this makes it my favorite Kenny G cut, and John Elias a force to be reckoned with.

I was listening to a podcast featuring Jeffrey Osborne last week and as the people interviewing him were talking abiout their fsvorite cuts from him, I realized that my favorite track was the one he mentoned Plane Love. The classc Fatback Band cut was followed by an instrumental from THe Brothers Joihnson, which provides as a segue into the submime Raydio cut. If you listen to the lyrics, you’ll you see this smooth cut is a cold reality0check. Whew!

Kashif’s nice track is followed by the long forgotten track from Lee Ritenour, which was played on the R&B stations in the south in the early 80s.The Family blends perfectly into Sade, which slides right into DeBarge, ConFunkShun, The Gap Band, and Loose Ends. Hope you enjoy ‘

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