Gold Show 123

23 03 2012

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Full of CHOOOOOOOOOOONZ – some of which you may not even know (yet)!

Sam and Dave ~ Soul Man ~ Stax/Atlantic ~ 1967 Clarence Carter ~ Lookin’ For A Fox ~ Atlantic ~ 1968 Johnnie Taylor ~ Who’s Making Love ~ Stax ~ 1968 Rufus Thomas ~ Do The Funky Chicken ~ Stax ~ 1970 Jackey Beavers ~ Mr. Bump Man (Give Me A Hand) Part II ~ 77 Records US 1974/Buddah UK 1975.

Madagascar ~ Rainbow ~ Arista ~ 1981
B.T. (Brenda Taylor) ~ You Can’t Have Your Cake~ After Hours / West End Records ~ 1982
The Team ~ Wicki Wacky House Party ~ EMI ~ 1985
Martika ~ Martika’s Kitchen ~ Columbia US ~ 1991
Shakatak ~ Walk The Walk ~ Polydor ~ 1988
Roy Ayers ~ Love Will Bring Us Back Together ~ Polydor ~ 1979
Mary Mary ~ Shackles ~ Columbia ~ 1999
Michael Wycoff ~ Looking Up To You  ~ RCA ~ 1982
Light Of The World ~ London Town ~ Ensign ~ 1980
Gregory Porter ~ 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Remix) ~ Tokyo Dawn Records ~ 2011
Mr. Scruff ~ Sweet Smoke ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2002
Groove Collective ~ Whatchugot ~ Reprise US ~ 1994
Janet Jackson ~That’s The Way Love Goes ~ Virgin ~ 1993
Ronnie McNeir ~ I Just Wanna Dance With You ~ Sunset Island Records ~ 2011
Billy Paul ~ Let’s Make A Baby ~ PIR ~ 1975
Tyzik ~ Jammin’ In Manhattan (12”) ~ Polydor ~1983
Stephanie Mills ~ The Medicine Song ~ Casablanca US ~ 1984
The Bar-Kays ~ Sexomatic ~ Mercury ~ 1984
Ann Nesby & Jasper Street Co. ~ Praisin’ His Name (Grant Nelson Mix) ~ Basement Boys Records / God’s House Records ~ 2002
Aly-Us ~ Follow Me (Full Intention Remix) ~ Strictly Rhythm Records ~ 2002
Moloko ~ Sing It Back (Boris Musical mix) ~ Echo records ~ 1998

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Gold Show 121 ~ The Oddcast

8 03 2012

Lionel Richie ~ All Night Long (All Night) ~ Motown ~ 1983
Stevie Wonder ~ Sir Duke ~ Tamla US ~ 1976
Eugene Record ~ Medley: I Don’t Mind/Take Everything ~ WB ~ 1979
Gladys Knight ~ When You’re Far Away ~ Columbia ~ 1983
Passion ~ Don’t Stop My Love ~ Prelude ~ 1982
Scandal ~ Love Either Grows Or Goes ~ SAM Records ~ 1981
Alexander O’Neal ~ Criticize ~ Tabu ~ 1987
Harold Faltermeyer ~ Axel F ~ MCA ~ 1984
Janet Jackson ~ When I Think Of You ~ A&M ~ 1986
Gary Davis ~ Got To Get Your Love ~ Kay-Dee Records ~ 2005
George Michael ~ Flawless ~ Sony ~ 2004
Shapeshifters & Chic ~ Sensitivity ~ Positiva UK / Ultra USA ~ 2006
Donny Hathaway ~ The Ghetto ~ Atco ~ 1970
Crusaders ~ Street Life ~ MCA ~ 1979
Stevie Wonder ~ My Cherie Amour ~ Tamla ~ 1969
BB&Q Band ~ Genie ~ Cooltempo UK Eleltra US ~ 1985
Grey & Hanks ft Bell Johnson ~ Every Little Step ~ I.F.E. Records ~ 2011
Maze ~ Feel That You’re Feelin’ ~ Capitol~ 1979
Wynder K Frog ~ Green Door ~ Island ~ 1967
Eddie Harris ~ Listen Here ~ Atlantic ~ 1968
Herbie Hancock ~ Watermelon Man ~ Columbia/CBS ~ 1973
Azymuth ~ Jazz Carnival ~ Milestone Records ~ 1979

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Gold Show 119

1 03 2012

Today is show day on JFSR and we are still catching up on the old shows! So here is last Thursdays podcast.


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Stock, Aitken, Waterman ~ Roadblock ~ PWL ~ 1987
Glen Goldsmith ~ I Won’t Cry ~ RCA ~ 1987
Ju-Par Universal Orchestra ~ Funky Music ~ Ju-Par ~ 1977
BB&Q Band ~ On The Beat ~ Capitol ~ 1981
D Train ~ Music ~ Prelude ~ 1982
Colonel Abrahams ~ Trapped ~ MCA ~ 1985
Patrick Boothe ~ Dance All Night ~ Streetwave ~ 1982
Rick James ~ Glow ~ Gordy ~ 1985
Asphalt Jungle ~ Freakin’ Time ~ TEC ~ 1979 / Funk Fusion Band ~ Can You Feel It ~ WMOT ~ 1981
Machine ~ There But For The Grace Of God Go I ~ RCA ~ 1979
Hi Tension ~ British Hustle ~ Island ~ 1978
The Detroit Spinners ~ Wake Up Susan ~ Atlantic ~ 1976
Angela Bofill ~ Too Tough ~ Arista ~ 1983
Tramaine ~ Fall Down (Spirit Of Love) ~ A&M ~ 1986
Brass Construction ~ International ~ Capitol ~ 1984
Ingram ~ With You ~ Other End ~ 1984
George Benson ~ 20/20 ~ WB ~ 1985
Herb Alpert ~ Diamonds ~ Breakout/A&M ~ 1987
Carl Carlton ~ Slipped, Tripped (Fooled Around and Fell In Love) ~ Casablanca ~ 1985
Slick ~ Space Bass ~ Fantasy ~ 1979
El Coco ~ Cocomotion ~ AVI ~ 1977
Foxy ~ Get Off ~ Dash ~ 1978
Deniece Williams ~ Let’s Hear It For the Boy ~ Columbia ~ 1984
Coldcut ft. Lisa Stansfield ~ People Hold On ~ Big Life ~ 1989
Daft Punk ~ One More Time ~ Virgin ~ 2000

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Steve starts 116 with Meli’sa Morgan, The Strangers, and James Taylor Quartet

28 01 2012

Meli’sa Morgan ~ Fool’s Paradise ~ Capitol ~ 1986
Otherwise known as Lady M, she was in the vocal group ‘Shades Of Love from ’79 to ’83 before branching out on her own. This track was taken from and was the opening track of her debut solo album, ‘Do Me Baby’. What an invitation! #41 UK, her biggest hit over here, #24 R&B US..

The Strangers ~ Step Out Of My Dream ~ Salsoul ~ 1983
Edward Moore, Howard King and Hubert Eaves III made up the band ‘The Strangers’. They released just the one album on Salsoul and two singles, of which this was one. How Hubert Eaves III came to be in this band is a bit of a mystery to me, as he was already in the highly successful D Train.

James Taylor Quartet ~ Love Will Keep Us Together ~ Acid Jazz ~ 1995
Yes, I know this is a leap from the previous two tracks, but it does have a very soulful edge to it and I’ve been wanting to play it for a fair while. The track features Alison Limerick on vocals and was the first track on the band’s ninth album ‘In The Hands Of The Inevitable’.

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Steve closes 115 with Yvonne Gage, Living In A Box and Professor Funk & the House Brothers

26 01 2012

Yvonne Gage – Doin’ It In A Haunted House Chycago International Music (C.I.M.) US 1984. Famously sampling/re-working parts from Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, it could also be found on her LP ‘Virginity’ and did reasonably well for her on the dancefloors, even though ‘Thriller’ had been and gone and was possibly over-played by time of release. # 45 UK

Living In A Box – Blow The House Down Chrysalis 1989.
The English trio had Dan Hartman co-produce this track for them, taken from their second album ‘Gatecrashing’, the title track to which we played a few weeks back. # 10 UK MIX

Professor Funk & the House Brothers – Work Your Body Rap Underground US 1986.
Joe Smooth and Rocky Jones (owner of DJ International Records), were co-producers on this, a sort of rap version of the House giant ‘Jack Your Body’ by Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley… or is it?. I’m guessing it was made around the same time as the Hurley classic and at one time even vied for supremacy.

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Gladys Knight & The Pips, Dayton and Willie Hutch

25 01 2012

Gladys Knight & The Pips ~ Baby Don’t Change Your Mind ~ Buddah ~ 1977
Classic, probably my favourite Gladys Knight single, written by Van McCoy 52 Hot 100, 10 US R&B, UK number 4

Dayton ~ The Sound Of Music ~ Capitol ~ 1982
Unsurprisingly, the band was from Dayton, Ohio. This, their biggest chart success was from their 3rd album and their first for Capitol records entitled ‘Feel the Music’ that saw the introduction of Rahni Harris into the group as vocalist/keyboards player and also saw him writing and producing much of the album. Amazingly, this track was 10 weeks in the extended UK charts making the staggering heights of… number 75. Even more amazingly, Steve was in the running to do the remix on it, but for whatever reason, it never materialised.

Willie Hutch ~ In And Out ~ Motown ~ 1982
Willie McKinley Hutchinson aka Wiilie Hutch ~ In And Out ~ a 55 US R&B, 29 US Dance and a UK number 51 at the end of 1982 on Motown. Among his many credits, he also co-wrote I’ll Be There.

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Tom Scott & the L.A.Express, Shakatak and Spyro Gyra, chosen by Steve

25 01 2012

Tom Scott & the L.A.Express – Tom Cat Ode US 1975.
The title track from the second LP by the band, lead by Tom Scott on sax. Were this (and the following tracks) the start of the smooth Jazz movement, as such? There’s a hard funk edge to this that precludes it from being so, but maybe this and a myriad tracks like it in the ‘70s and early ‘80s were the forerunners. Tom Scott was the composer of TV themes ‘Starsky & Hutch’ and ‘Streets Of San Francisco’ and was a member of ‘The Blues Brothers’ band. What a film that was!

Shakatak – Street Walking Polydor 1981.
Especially for everyone in the chat room, our Japanese followers and regular listener Disco Des who is one of their biggest fans. A band with a phenomenal number of albums to their credit, they still perform and record to this day. # 38 UK

Spyro Gyra – Shaker Song Infinity MCA 1979.
The first single release from their self-titled debut album and therefore released prior to their smash hit ‘Morning Dance’, it has similarities to it, but still retains its own identity too. New York born Jay Beckenstein was the founder of the band and saxophonist and they too have released a fair number of albums over the course of time, their latest ‘A Foreign Affair’ being just last year.

Here’s Shaker Song and Morning Dance – enjoy!

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