Category: old school

The daddy of the old school posts.

Slipback – We Can Make It If We Try

Yes. I’m back. Ready? On tap: The Jones Girls (2x), Savanna, Sharon Redd, Cashflow, Loose Ends, The Sylvers, POAD, Shalamar, Jaki Graham, Stevie RJs Latest Arrival, Vaneese Thomas, Jean Carne, The O’Jays.

Slipback: We Can Make It If We Try

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01 – The Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
02 – Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It
03 – Savanna – Never Let You Go
04 – Cashflow – Mine All Mine
05 – Loose Ends – Ooh, You Make Me Feel
06 – The Sylvers – We Can Mak It If We Try
07 – Pieces Of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove
08 – Rocky Robbinbs – Time To Think
09 – Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good
10 – Jaki Graham – Round and Round
11 – Stevie Wonder – That Girl
12 – RJs Latest Arrival – Heaven In Your Arms
13 – Vaneese Thomas – Love In Your Eyese
14 – The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
15 – Jean Carne – Don’t Let It Go To Your Head
16 – The O’Jays – I Want You Here With Me

Warning – there’s bass all over the place.

The Jones Girls and Sharon Redd (who are both giving bass and guitar) are followed up with the UK group Savanna, which features Leroy Osbourne on lead vocals (remember Sade’s “Nothing Can Come Between Us”?) and Ca$hflow from Atlanta, produced by Larry Blackmon of Cameo. Loose Ends’ slept on track “Ooh Your Make Me Feel” is followed by the hit from The Sylvers “We Can Make It If We Try” which was released in 1973.

Pieces Of A Dream’s instrumental “Mt. Airy Groove” (released in 1982) is followed by Rockie Robbins “Time To Think” (released in 1981). I would be remiss if I didn’t include some Stevie goodness with “That Girl” (released in 1982) from “The Original Musiquarium.”
Fast forward 4 years with the group from Detroit, RJ’s Latest Arrival with “Heaven In Your Arms” (1986) is followed up by Vaneese Thomas’ slept-on track “Love In Your Eyes” (more bass). I close it out with 3 classics from another one from the Jones Girls (couldn’t resist putting two tracks on by them thanks to TV One’s “Unsung”), Jean Carne, and The O’Jays. Hope you enjoy.

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Harrell Tribute: Uptown, Volume 2

Uptown, the second wave. Guy, Father MC, Christopher WIlliams,

Harrell Tribute: Uptown, Volume 1

Uptown in full effect. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Father MC, Heavy D and the Boyz, Jeff Redd, Groove B Chill, Guy, Little Shawn, Mary J, Soul 4 Real, Christopher Williams, Guy, Little Shawn, Horae Brown, Al B Sure, Jodeci.

Cupid’s Hunt: 2018

On tap: Liz Hogue, Rufus and Chaka, Confunkshun, Norman Connors, BBQ, Lou, Quincy and Patti, Sister Sledge, Phyllis, Sheila, Zoom, Night3ind, Rockie, Heatwave, and The Dazz Band.

Slipback: Open Up Your Heart

On tap: The Jacsons, Lace, Junior, Niteflyte and Jean Carne,Hall And Oates, Surface, BarKays, Blackbyrds, Isley Jasper Isley, Mica, Roberta and Donny, Stevie.

Slipback: Broken Puzzle

On Tap: After 7, Sharon Bryant, Foster McElroy, Michael Cooper, Lia, Chuckii Booker, Tara Kemp, Johnny Kemp, Whitney Houston, Wally Badarou, Theresa, EnVogue, Vertical Hold, Intro, Portrait, Tevin, Donell Jones.

Slipback: Rain Falls

Formally, Old School Wednesdays. The name has changed, but the content pretty much stays the same. On tap: Secret Weapon, Curtis Hairston, Thelma Houston, Skipworth and Turner, Bernard Wright, High Fashion, Peter Jacques Band, Kano, Frankie Knuckles, David Bendeth, Joyce Sims, Mystic Merlin, Gary Taylor, Bell and James.

Cupid’s Hunt 2014, Volume 1

Belinda brings it. THe Commodores, Blackbyrds, Switch, Adriana Evans, Howard Hewitt, Everett B Watson,

Kem, Chaka, EWF, Angela Bofill, Low Rawls, Bette Midler, Eloise Laws, Major Harris, Billy Paul,

Stephanie Mills.

MPC Volume 3

Yes, ABC, Human League, Peter Gabriel, Chicago, The Cars, J Geils Band, Pat Benatar, ELO, Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac, Rickie Lee Jones, Journey, Hall and Oates, Ambrosia, Eagles, Gino Vannelli.

MPC Volume 2

MPC in full effect brought you by KB. Cristopher Cross, Elton John, Gary Wright, Foreigner, David Bowie, Sergio Mendes, Toto, Bee Gees, BST, AWB, KC and the Sunshine Band, Paul Simon, Pablo Cruise, Billy Joel, Hall and Oates, Amrosia, Simply Red, Gino Vannelli.

MPC Volume 1

It started out as a general comment on Facebook between podcasters, leading to an all-out admission we loved while we were younger.  This set off a stream of tracks we all know and loved and eventually turned into podcasts- the first of what you see here.  Presenting:

MPC (Music Podcast Consortium), Volume 1.

Drops from  T Grundy, and DarrenKeith.
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01 – Phil Collins – I Missed Again
02 – Steve Winwood – Higher Love
03 – Kenny Loggins – This Is It
04 – Daryl Hall & John Oates – Out Of Touch
05 – Boz Scaggs – Lowdown
06 – The Doobie Brothers – Black Water
07 – Toto – Africa
08 – Steely Dan – Deacon Blues
09 – Yes – Roundabout
10 – Chicago – Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
11 – Gary Wright – Really Want To Know You
12 – England Dan & John Ford Coley – I’d Really Love To See You Tonight
13 – Carly Simon – Haven’t Got Time for the Pain
14 – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
15 – Cutting Crew – I’ve Been In Love Before
16 – Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
17 – Gino Vannelli – I Just Wanna Stop

Which started out as a general comment from DarrenKeith instantly morphed into a full-time confession of music we owned and had a passion for.  From Neil Sedaka to soft rock to Traffic, we listed music, absolutely no hoilds barred.  The above list is the first volume of our love of music from the 60s, 70s and 80s.  Suffice it to say there will be more, so stay tuned.

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250 (Twofiddy)

Podcast 250 – Pointer Sisters, Ralf Gum with Caron Wheeler, Beef Wellington, MdCL with Nia Andrews, Funkommunity, Bah Samba, 45 aka Swing-O, Alice Russell, Cooly’s Hot Box, D-Influence, DJ Kemith with Carl McIntosh, Swing Out Sister, Bill Cosby, Beady Belle, Positive Flow with Heidi Vogel, Jose James with Emily King.

OSW: Places And Spaces

On tap: Billy Ocean, Klique, The Strikers, Instant Funk, Donald Byrd, Shuggie Otis, Stevie Wonder, Brainstorm, Swing Out Sister, Kid Creole, Boz Scaggs, Isley Jasper Isley, Deniece Williams, Tania Maria, La Toya Jackson.