Isaac Hayes, Bernie Worrell, Chocolate Milk, and The Gap Band, selected by Steve

22 05 2011

Isaac Hayes ~ Moonlight Lovin’ (Menage A Trios) ~ Polydor ~ 1977

Some may remember our short-lived ‘let’s have a threesome’ feature, where this was adapted for the opening sequence. I personally think Isaac almost ventured into Barry White territory with this, a terrific track that was remixed for 12” release by Tom Moulton.

Bernie Worrell ~ Insurance Man For The Funk ~ Arista ~ 1978

Oh I just love this lowdown piece of P-Funk from one of George Clinton’s right hand men. Born and raised in New Jersey, he was keyboardist in Parliament, Funkadelic and Talking Heads, as well as several of his own bands. Following the broadcast on JFSR on Thursday we’ll dedicate this to our friend DJ CHILLZ.

Chocolate Milk ~ Girl Callin’ ~ RCA ~ 1977

The band formed in 1974 in Memphis, then moved to New Orleans where they became Allen Toussaint’s studio and touring band, post Meters. All in all they recorded eight albums on RCA and had six top 40 R&B chart hits. Girl Callin’ (their biggest) made number 14 in May 1978.

Gap Band – Shake ~ Mercury ~1979

Apologies for playing this again, so soon after it’s last spin on the show, but (a) I really love the slinky groove and (b) it is such a natural follow on to the last track. I’m going red just saying this… oops. Number 4 on the US R&B chart.

Here’s a mighty fine clip from Soul Train

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