You know when they say that great minds think alike? Well imagine when there
were two minds that helped shape this OSW. It’s the meeting of the minds – Fresh!
and Phill. But first, let me answer some of these questions posted last week:
Q: Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music In The Streets – Yep, one of Prelude’s
gems. Nice jam, along with the sleeper Private Party. Trivia – The lead female
singer also sang lead on what Jeff Lorber hot dance tune?
A: Audrey Wheeler is one of the lead female singers, but for the life of me
I can’t remember which Jeff Lorber track she sung on. I do remember her doing
background vocals for Luther Vandross. But what I really, really liked her in
was another cut from D-Train called Misunderstanding (which
I coudn’t find in time for this arby).
Q: Steve Arrington – Weak At The Knees – Man, phat nasty and funky. I think
one of Steve’s nastiest jams. DoubleTrivia – What famous black haircare product
commercial did Stevie sing lead on and recorded with Slave for? and what is
Stevie doing now?
A: It took me a while but I remember when I was doing some research on
Slave’s bass player and them talking about one of the radio commercials they
did. I want to say it’s Soul Glo, but I have a feeling I am so wrong. Of course,
I do know what Stevie is doing now and that is ministry for a church, where
he also plays drums. Trivia in return: what was the name of the bass player,
and what famous song did he arrange and play bass on that was not done
Q: The System – You Are In My System – I..love…The System!. This is a
cah-lass-ic. I’ve always been awed by David Franks, intricate but phat drum
and synth programming! I have everything they released. DoubleTrivia – Mic Murphy
was a roadie for what R&B band before hookin’ up with Dave Frank? (Hint:
"Keeep Your Body Workin’") and what unknown diva (living in the same
building as Mic) did The System record demos for her, while she was yet an unknown
singer? (Hint: "Vogue")
A: David Frank lived in the same building as Madonna, of course. I couldn’t tell
you who we was a roadie for though. Woah!
As you can see, Fresh! up got me thinking about the next OSW, but there was
actually someone else behind the scenes as well, and that someone is Phill,
the man from Enigmatic
Musings of a Cynical Mind. Way back when, there was an arby that KB and
I did a collaboration on, and that was Parliament. Some time later, Phill and
I, early in the morning, started going back and forth about music, old school,
and taking ventures on the wayback machine, and that’s where this arby comes