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0 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind Podcast Is Taking a Break
Hello from Aaron Goodwin, I have decided at this time to put the Old School Rewind On a vacation/hiatus to focus on a few other podcasts I have to introduce in hopes to maybe make a little money to continue podcasting and the small fees incurred to do this "hobby" . It is with regret, that the artists do not support their own music and let race or political standing get in the way of being normal people to fans of their music. The OSR will return at some point, for now, Peace, Word and thank you. Be back soon..
74 minutes | a year ago
It's A Kool & The Gang, Rewind!
It's Friday Jan 3rd 2020 & the music of Kool & The Gang is featured on The Old School Rewind
59 minutes | a year ago
Gap Band Music Feat. Charlie Wilson Featured
The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. The band consisted of three brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson; and the band was named after the streets (Greenwood, Archer, and Pine) in the historic Greenwood neighborhood in the brothers' hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group shortened its name to The Gap Band in 1973. received its first big break by being the back up band for fellow Oklahoman Leon Russell's Stop All That Jazz album released in 1974.
41 minutes | a year ago
Debarge Greatest Joints On The Rewind
The DeBarges was an American musical recording group active between 1980 and 1989. The group originally consisted of Mark, Randy, and El. (Bunny, James, and Bobby joined later) DeBarge released six studio albums, four of them we'll highlight here with Motown's Gordy Records: being the label releasing all of these The DeBarges (1981), All This Love (1982), In a Special Way (1983), and Rhythm of the Night (1985). The best-selling album with the single self-titled "Rhythm of the Night", which hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest charting single in the United States.
7 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind Extra-Duke Bootee
This track "Live Wire" was dope in the day and of course Duke being "The Message" Co-Architect I'm a huge fan-Aaron From Wiki Edward G. Fletcher, known as Duke Bootee, is an early rapper and hip hop and rap producer, who produced some of the most early and important rap records His best known single was "The Message". Produced for Sugar Hill Records, this record featured legendary rapper Melle Mel and Duke Bootee. The label on the record marketed the song as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, although the actual performers were Melle Mel and Duke Bootee. Later, he collaborated again with Melle Mel on the singles "Message II (Survival)",[and "New York New York", in which the latter was credited to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. After concluding his music career in the early 1990s, Duke Bootee obtained teaching certification and became an educator. As of 2014 he was an instructor in Critical Thinking and Communication at Savannah State University in Georgia. From his website about page https://www.dukebooteeproductions.com/about Duke Bootee was called by the New York Times, “the most innovative rapper of them all” and “brilliant composer with wit reminiscent of Langston Hughes” by the New York News. He has spent the last 25 years as an educator and lecturer, and now shares his singular appreciation and understanding of both youth and Hip Hop culture. He currently is an instructor of Critical Thinking and Communication at Savannah State University in Georgia. Duke Bootee has worked with the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame group Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five and the Sugar Hill Gang, with 31 chart hits to his credit. He has written for, produced and mixed artists as diverse as Snoop dog, Ice Cube, P. Diddy, Dr. John and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones. Miles Davis sampled and named a song after him. “The Message” was selected by the Smithsonian Museum of American Recording as one of its “First 50 Recordings”, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame, and Norton Anthology of African American Literature. Duke Bootee [a.k.a. Ed Fletcher] holds a K-12 as well as principal certification in the states of New Jersey and Georgia, and is currently a full time instructor of Critical Thinking & Communication at Savannah State University. He has held various educational positions over the last 25 years after achieving his Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Dickinson College in PA, a Master of Arts in Media Studies from the New School of Social Research in NY, and a Masters in Education from Rutgers’ University in NJ.
55 minutes | a year ago
Shalamar Music On This Weeks Rewind
Shalamar started life as a “manufactured” group. Dick Griffey was the talent co-ordinator for Soul Train when he decided to set up his own record label – SOLAR. SOLAR is an acronym for Sounds Of Los Angeles records. Dick took session musicians and created a hit record – called Uptown Festival - which was credited to a faceless artist “Shalamar” in 1977. When the record became a hit he realised that there was a demand for an actual group so he set about creating one with soul train dancers Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley together with singer Gary Mumford, the latter of whom quickly left the group to pursue other interests. Jeffrey Daniel had met Howard Hewett at the LA nightclub “Maverick Flat” a few years earlier and had already asked him to take up lead vocals after Mumford’s departure. At that time, Hewett was committed to another contract to tour Europe with a covers band. When Brown left, Daniel asked Hewett to come on board again and this time he agreed. The rest is history. Hewett’s first record The Second Time Around was a million seller. As well as being number one on the US R&B chart it went on to reach number eight in the main Billboard pop chart indicating Shalamar’s intention to cross over with an edgy sound incorporating funk, disco, R&B and pop. The trio consisting of Howard Hewett as lead vocalist together with Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley became known as the “classic” line up of the group. From late 1979 to mid 1983 they racked up more than a dozen hits all over the world including North America, Europe, Africa and Japan. In the UK, Shalamar are also remembered for Jeffrey Daniel’s famous appearances on Top of the Pops where he introduced body popping and moonwalking to UK audiences. Daniel is also an award-winning choreographer well known for teaching the moonwalk to Michael Jackson as well as co-choreographing some of Michael's videos and for being his dance mentor. At the height of their fame in 1983, Jody Watley and Daniel left Shalamar leaving Hewett to continue the group with new members and further hits resulting in a personal grammy for Hewett. In 1999, Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel reformed the group and began touring again. For a number of years they left the third slot empty as they continued to invite Jody Watley back into the group. When they were happy that they had tried their best to encourage Watley to re-join, they felt that they should look for another female vocalist. The natural choice of replacement was Carolyn Griffey, daughter of founder Dick Griffey. She grew up a pre-teenager spending much time in the offices and studios of Solar Records in the presence of the original Shalamar and their label bandmates including The Whispers, Midnight Star and her mother Carrie Lucas, herself an accomplished R&B artist. At the age of 18 Carolyn had a record deal with another group Absolute who had two songs featured on the soundtrack of the film Lambada. So for all intents and purposes we focus here on the years 82 and pre and no later than 89. The sweet spot for Shalamar is noted here in the early to mid 80's. Their first hit was "Uptown Festival" (1977), released on Soul Train Records. Which was an interpolation of the songs in a disco mix all one song. Combined. Some of the first mixes.. this would be a singer of a mix tape in modern times ("Going to a Go-Go" / "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" / "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" / "Stop! In the Name of Love" / "It's the Same Old Song" / "The Tears of a Clown" / "Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart" / "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" / "Baby Love" / "He Was Really Saying Somethin'") (Out of uptown festival) Take it to the bank intro Theirs a great set of session players and singers. Almost like the Stars on Series of the time they had done for Elvis and the Beatles they were like these disco medleys.. Maybe these are running in tandem together. But that song there was a disco masterminded by dick Griffey... In time... we are up to the Disco Gardens release from Shalamar which is the second album by Shalamar, released in 1978 on the SOLAR label. It features the line-up of Gerald Brown, Jeffrey Daniels and Jody Watley, and was the only Shalamar album on which Gerald Brown appeared. Disco Gardens was less successful than Shalamar's debut Uptown Festival, peaking at #52 on the R&B chart and #171 on the Billboard chart. It contains early indications of what was to become the distinctive "SOLAR sound", most notably on the single release "Take That to the Bank" which was a UK Top 20 hit in early 1979. Here it is now on the Old School rewind podcast (Second time around) This is Shalamar on the Old School rewind, we're up to Big Fun, the third album from the group Shalamar, Big Fun released in 79 on SOLAR , it was produced by Leon Sylvers III and is the first album to feature what is considered the 'classic' Shalamar line-up (Jeffrey Daniels, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley), with Hewett having replaced Gerald Brown. Big Fun has been certified Gold in the United States for sales of over 500,000. It peaked at #4 on the R&B chart and #23 on the Billboard chart (Shalamar's highest-placing album on this chart). In the UK it reached #45 The biggest hit as of now and from BIG FUN is "The Second Time Around". "The Second Time Around" was a monster and even the focus of a radio station promotion In 1980, the band made a promotion of "The Second Time Around" for the radio station KJR in Seattle, called "The Sonics Came to Play," dedicated to the Seattle SuperSonics who had won the NBA Championship the previous year. (Clip?) Play song Second time around (Out of second time around) Here's maybe my favorite from Shalamar on this weeks podcast title make that move... Play make that move Out of make that move Thank you for listening sharing subscribing to the old school rewind I am Aaron from the 35 acres and a microphone podcast farm. We've got the bright light from Shalamars music shining upon us... up next on my podcast that tributes old school dance music and hip hop its relation to rhythm radio and more.. is "This Is for the Lover in You" this is a song written by Howard Hewett,from shalamar, and songwriter Dana Meyers. The track was originally recorded by Shalamar and appeared on their 1980 Platinum album, Three for Love. The song was the third single released it peaked at No. 17 on the U.S. R&B chart in 1981. This is for the lover in you was later remade by Babyface from the album The Day featuring LL Cool J and the former members of Shalamar: Howard Hewett, Jody Watley, and Jeffrey Daniel. The Babyface version was a successful hit, reaching #6 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart, #2 on the U.S. R&B chart, and #12 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was considered to be atypical for Babyface when it was released. (Play for the lover in you) (Out of lover in you,) "I Can Make You Feel Good" is a 1982 song by American R&B group Shalamar from their Platinum album Friends. It reached No. 7 in the UK making it their first top ten hit, Play I can make you feel good Out of I can make you feel good The westside connickyy nection to the shalamar band and the entire artist roster form Dick Griffeys label solar like midnight star and more... was the sound. Dick had the ear. Howard hewett is an incredible voice and. The vibe of the track is in the proverbial pocket her on night to remember from the old school rewind.. Play a night to remember Out of night to remember Into dead giveaway The Look is the seventh album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1983 on the SOLAR label. It is the last Shalamar album to feature the line-up of Jeffrey Daniels, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley, as both Daniels and Watley would leave the group shortly before its release The Look peaked at No. 13 on the R&B chart and No. 79 on the Billboard pop chart. Like Shalamar's previous album, Friends, it was more successful in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 7. The Look was certified Gold in the UK. The Time guitarist Jesse Johnson plays rhythm guitar on "Dead Giveaway", uncredited. It brought us the song dead giveaway from shalamar on the old school rewind Out of dead giveaway That's dead giveaway as we focus on the true school old school of dance and hip hop. Playing tribute to Shalamar and the genius of Dick Griffey and his manufactured group. Howard really delivers on the single "Dancing in the Sheets" a song written by Bill Wolfer and Dean Pitchford featured on the chart-topping soundtrack album of the 1984 motion picture Footloose and was also the first single from their album Heartbreak, featuring the new line-up of Howard Hewett, Delisa Davis and Micki Free. The synth melody on the song is similar in structure to Prince's "1999". A music video was made featuring the new line-up and did not feature any footage from the film. "Dancing in the Sheets" was a top 20 hit on the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 17 on the Hot 100 and reaching No. 18 on the Hot Black singles chart. On the UK Singles Chart, the song climbed to No. 41. That'll do it for this weeks old school rewind podcast. Thanks from the 35 acres and a microphone podcast farm.. Next week the whispers as we pay tribute to the best area of music ever.. Old School .
5 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind Extra-Rumors
If you'd like the story. Search the OSR archive for Jay King and this great pioneer of rhythm radio and it's beginning.
54 minutes | a year ago
The Music Of The S.O.S Band-Early Years
The S.O.S. Band started in Atlanta Georgia in 1977, One of the greatest R and B bands of all time. Produced By Jam and Lewis
4 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind Extra-Timmy T.
I'm not sure Timmy T. was going for a lowrider single. It is as important as any of the Eastside Story, Oldies. The year barely fits for the rewind... But Timmy delivers . I played many of time on KSTN-Stockton Aaron
38 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind Podcast-Michael Jackson - Duets & The Sides
We're in the middle of MIchael Jackson's 2 week stand at the Rewind Podcast, this is an Extra with the songs Michael was also featured in , in some way or another. Michael Jackson-The Mid to Late Eighties-SIngles
43 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind Feat. Michael Jackson Part 1
There was a time when folks hadn't heard of Michael Jackson. That has changed.. We are focused this week on the Rewind on Michael Jackson's Early Years. The first, and carefully picked singles from the 69 that are out there and available.. No need to wonder would've been with Michael. It started early and he is the King Of Pop and Master of Radio.. Rhythm Radio. There would be no music without Michael.. RIP #icon #michaeljackson
60 minutes | a year ago
Roger Troutman Goes Solo-The Saga Continues
From Wikipedia and portions from this interview http://www.sfweekly.com/2002-08-14/news/california-loved/ Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 – April 25, 1999), also known mononymously as Roger, was an American singer, composer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and the founder of the band Zapp who helped spearhead the funk movement and heavily influenced West Coast hip hop due to the scene's heavy sampling of his music over the years. Troutman was well known for his use of the talk box, a device that is connected to an instrument (frequently a keyboard, but most commonly a guitar) to create different vocal effects. Roger used a custom-made talkbox–the Electro Harmonix "Golden Throat," through a Moog Minimoog and later in his career a Yamaha DX100 FM synthesizer. As both band leader of Zapp and in his subsequent solo releases, he scored a bevy of funk and R&B hits throughout the 1980s. Biography Early career Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Roger was the fourth of ten children. His first band was called the Crusaders; however, they are not to be confused with the jazz group featuring Joe Sample and Wilton Felder. Troutman's band played in Cincinnati and recorded a single, "Busted Surfboard"/"Seminole". The band members were Rick Schoeny, Roy Beck, Dave Spitzmiller, and Denny Niebold. Troutman had formed various other bands with his four brothers, including Little Roger, and the Vels, and Roger and the Human Body. In 1977, he and the Human Body issued "Freedom", their first single. Within two years, Roger and his brothers were discovered by George Clinton, who signed the newly christened Zapp to his Uncle Jam Records label in 1979. The original line-up consisted of Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, Terry Troutman, Gregory Jackson and Bobby Glover. Zapp made their professional television debut on the first and only Funk Music Awards show. A year later, as Uncle Jam Records was forced to close, Troutman signed with Bootsy Collins under Rubber Band Music to Warner Bros. Records and released his self-titled debut 'Zapp', which yielded "More Bounce to the Ounce", produced by Collins, co- produced, written, composed and performed by Troutman. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Soul Singles chart in late 1980. The debut album reached the top 20 of the Billboard 200. From 1980 to 1985, Zapp released the gold-selling albums Zapp, Zapp II, Zapp III and The New Zapp IV U, including the Top 10 R&B singles "Be Alright", "Dance Floor", "I Can Make You Dance", "Heartbreaker", "It Doesn't Really Matter" and "Computer Love". Throughout Zapp's history, around 15 musicians participated. In 1993, Zapp released their biggest-selling album: Zapp & Roger: All the Greatest Hits. It featured remixed cuts of Troutman's solo singles along with a new single "Slow and Easy", (featured vocalists Shirley Murdock and Ronnie Diamond). The album sold over two million copies. The album Zapp VI: Back by Popular Demand was released in 2002 by the remaining brothers after the deaths of Roger and Larry. In 1981, Troutman cut The Many Facets of Roger, his first solo album. Featuring a funk cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", The album also featured the hit "So Ruff, So Tuff", which was similar to "More Bounce..." as were most Roger/Zapp singles during this time. The same year, Troutman recorded with Parliament-Funkadelic on the band's final Warner Brothers' album The Electric Spanking of War Babies. In 1984, Troutman issued his second solo album The Saga Continues..., which featured the singles "It's in the Mix" (which was dedicated to Soul Train and its host Don Cornelius), and a cover of Wilson Pickett's "In the Midnight Hour", which featured gospel group the Mighty Clouds of Joy. In 1987, Troutman scored his most successful solo album with Unlimited!, carried by the massive hit "I Want to Be Your Man" which rose to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the R&B chart. Alongside his successful career as Zapp member and solo artist, Troutman also became a producer and writer for other artists including Shirley Murdock, whose 1985 Platinum debut featured the Roger-produced hit "As We Lay". He also produced for Zapp member Dale DeGroat on his solo efforts. In 1988, Troutman made an appearance on Scritti Politti's third album Provision, providing talk box vocals on the songs "Boom There She Was" and "Sugar and Spice". Three years later, Troutman released his final solo album with Bridging the Gap, featuring the hit "Everybody (Get Up)". He worked with Elvis Costello on the song "The Other Side of Summer". In 1989, NBA Entertainment selected Troutman among a variety of candidates to record a tribute song called "I'm So Happy" for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Career re-emergence Troutman toured after the release of All the Greatest Hits. He was invited to appear as guest artist on several hip-hop albums, including Snoop Dogg's 1993 debut Doggystyle. In 1995 he was featured on Eazy-E's posthumous album Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton on "Eternal E". The same year Troutman performed vocals on 2Pac and Dr. Dre's single "California Love". The song became Troutman's biggest-selling and most successful single to date as the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over two million copies, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Troutman then produced a top 10 R&B hit cover of the Persuaders' "Thin Line Between Love and Hate", performed by Shirley Murdock and R&B group H-Town, with talk box by Troutman. The movie soundtrack to A Thin Line Between Love and Hate also included a club hit "Chocolate City". In 1998, he appeared in a remix version of Sounds of Blackness' "Hold On (A Change Is Coming)", which sampled Zapp's "Doo-Wah Ditty (Blow That Thang)". Roger last recorded on the song "Master of the Game" from rapper Kool Keith's album Black Elvis/Lost In Space. Death On the morning of April 25, 1999, Troutman was found shot and critically wounded outside his northwest Dayton recording studio around 7 am. According to doctors, the 47-year-old had been shot several times in the torso. Troutman died during surgery at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center. Roger's brother Larry was found dead in a car a few blocks away with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The car matched the description of a vehicle leaving the scene of Roger Troutman's shooting, according to witnesses. The gun found with Larry also matched the one that fired the fatal shots at Roger, suggesting that Larry had shot Roger and then committed suicide. With both men dead, and with no known witnesses, the case was described as a murder-suicide. Friends and family speculated that the source of the dispute was Larry's financial troubles and Roger's desire to dissolve their business partnership. Troutman, who lived 24 years in the Dayton area, was survived by six sons, six daughters, and nine grandchildren.
80 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind With Zapp- Extra
This is a feature cassette I recorded on September 8 , 1993 while working at KHTN Hot 105 featuring Roger on air with JV and the Doghouse. We also Listen In to KMEL Summer Jam and Zapp's performance there.
53 minutes | a year ago
New Edition Part 2-On The Old School Rewind Podcast
We're back it is Friday at the 35 acres and a microphone podcast farm I'm Aaron Goodwin, you are already here if you are within the sound of my voice. If you would do me a solid and share with a friend or post on a wall or tweet about this podcast that pays tribute to the true school of hip hop. Old school.. Real throwbacks. Not the 90's. I've said before the years we research are from 1980ish to 1989. And new jack swing's start signaled the movements end as radio play for the format rhythm chr or rhymthmic had been born. It was a Latino hispanic based format that eventually turned to a more afro-centric type feel as teddy Riley/ guy.. jodeci, and so many more... started taking the lead I qualify myself as a radio historian. Being in rhythm radio at the beginning and a fan of it, prior to. I live in a very agricultural area of central California and have retired from radio and now do parties and weddings asa mobile dj. This podcast is a labor of love for the fans and it helps me cope with all the crazy in the world and the actual action of producing voice and the types of things I did at radio I can do through this lil project. season 2 after a one year hiatus. 10 thousand downloads world wide weekly and it is neat being here in a America. Northern California.. and seeing the messages from our socials or the adds at the Facebook page and the foreign folks around the world. Names in other languages. How the culture invaded the far away china as American culture spawned there in the 80's and how asians rule the breakdance world in my opinion its all very cool and that drives me to the work to make this thing happen. All for Love is the third studio album by American R&B quintet New Edition, released by MCA Records on November 8, 1985. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Also, this would be the final studio album to feature original group member Bobby Brown, who would shortly depart for a solo career until he would later return for their 1996 comeback album with the group, Home Again. By Spring 1985, New Edition was one of the biggest pop acts in the world after the success of their self-titled second album released the year before. However, the group was now in mortgage to MCA Records, as a result of having borrowed money from the label to disentangle themselves from a stifling production deal they mistakenly signed during the recording of their previous album. As a result, All for Love would become the first in a cluster of albums the group would be forced to record during this period to work off its debt. And While most of the members were comfortable with the group's direction, Bobby Brown was becoming increasingly discontent and unappreciative with its bubblegum pop image. Brown was also agitated at having not been more prominently featured as a lead vocalist on the album. Vincent Brantley, the album's main producer, had originally sought to give Brown more solo spots. However, MCA balked at this idea — insisting that Ralph Tresvant continue to be used on principal vocals. During a national tour in Oakland, California to promote the album, Brown often cut in on Tresvant's leads, performing more raunchily onstage, compared to his band mates. Also, Brown angered the group's management by disrespectfully throwing his mike in the air and being ungrateful when not getting his way onstage. Growing tension between Brown and his band mates eventually reached a standoff, which contributed to his being terminated from the group in December 1985. Following Brown's departure, New Edition would continue to promote All for Love as a quartet. Lets get to the singles which are some of the strongest the new edition ever did. The neat thing about rhythm in these days is you didn't know the name and artist but you sure knew the songs by sound. Made everyone an a&r person back then. Because you knew what you were hearing was genius and Ralph tresvant might very well be the best ever and beyond Michael Jackson as far as some were concerned back then as the best voice in r and b. And when you go back and listen. You can totally see the reason for the comparison and why Mca made the decision to keep him as lead once they secured them for the mortgage albums as the band thought. Without knowing the drama, I think in my mind these were some of the best bubble gummy bad ass tunes that were coming out tracks like "Count Me Out", "Count Me Out" was released as a single in September 1985 on the MCA . Much like the group's earliest single, "Cool It Now", again, lead singer Ralph Tresvant is warned by his friends (co-members Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins) to not fall for a girl after he told them to "count him out" of any activities that they had planned to do much to his friends' dismay. The song's music video was notable for Brown's absence as he had broken from the group around the time of the video. Only Tresvant, DeVoe, Bell, and Bivins were in the video and parts of the song that originally belonged to Brown were lipsynced by Bell. Brown's vocals remain on the song. Despite a modest showing at number fifty-one on the pop singles chart, the song reached number two on the Billboard R&B singles chart. And here again as we talk about rhythm radio and the eighties the overt racism by mgrs and ads at radio opted to not buy in in markets like where I live a predominantly at the time white area. Older white male owners. Simply like the vote in California where you see the big cities they had radioes there and in those big cities new edition got played due to demographics This is the second week of the new edition feature on my podcast the old school rewind last week's is posted and maybe in your downloads go check it out. We're parlaying and displaying.. the type of term you'd have heard back then. Car culture lowrider, The language has changed And the new edition are going through times in their life where they are old for sophomoric bubblegum tracks, but due to them each taking equal loans to buy out themselves from the prior deal they were in debt. And for me and my listening these are the magical songs and the music was progressing as it should The next single up from all for love is a little bit of love is all it takes. A favorite of mine and as I wiki'd to find some information on this single. There I nothing out there. Which to me is perplexing. Save that for another podcast. Let your ears do the listening and you'll feel the feel of new edition more than many of their tracks.. play a little bit of love is all it takes This is the second episode where one wasn't enough to feature the stellar work of the new edition. We're up to and maybe because I was a sophomoric kid going through the high school years I'm more clued into the broken heart girls being true to your girl. Alll of the things you'd expect from a ballad that is what NE was so good at doing Play "With You All the Way". Toward the year's end, Christmas All Over The World, a holiday EP, was released as well as an oldies album of tunes from the '50s sung by the group with an '80s production style. Earth Angel feat lil Anthony By 1987, New Edition was a group in transition. The band members were aging out of their teens into their twenties, and sought for their image and sound to reflect their coming of age. In addition to employing the famed production team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to help steer the music in a new direction, they also recruited Washington, D.C.-based baritone/tenor Johnny Gill—who, in 1984, had scored a hit with R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw on "Perfect Combination". The New Edition members had actually known Gill since they released their hit "Candy Girl" in 1983 and Gill released his R&B Top 30 hit "Super Love" that same year. They had joked that they would let him in the group if he could improve his dancing skills. Prompting Gill’s entrance into the group was when lead singer Ralph Tresvant considered recording a solo album. To circumvent New Edition being left without a lead singer, Michael Bivins suggested bringing in 20-year-old Gill to replace him. Gill accepted the invitation, joining the group in the spring of 1987. Tresvant, however, wasn’t ready to leave— resulting in New Edition, inadvertently, becoming a quintet again as they began production on their fifth album, Heart Break. While most of Heart Break features principal vocals by Tresvant, with occasional solos by Ricky Bell, Gill’s voice is significantly displayed as the secondary lead throughout the album. Gill took the lead on the track “Boys to Men”- a song in which the singer initially resisted and resented recording, feeling it was too juvenile. "Boys To Men" became one of the album's most popular numbers, despite it never being officially released as a single. Another standout album track was “Competition,” a song written by Tresvant that addresses the disappointment felt over the departure of Bobby Brown two years earlier. One song in particular, "Where It All Started", was a thinly veiled jab at New Kids on the Block. The group was discovered by their former producer Maurice Starr as a direct response to New Edition severing ties with him on less than amicable terms. In an ironic twist, Jam & Lewis- the writers and producers behind the song- would also work with New Kids on the Block's lead singer Jordan Knight on his 1999 self-titled debut a little over a decade later. The two groups would later team up for a duet on the latter's 2008 reunion album The Block. "If It Isn't Love" from 1988 and the first single from Heart Break. The song became the biggest hit from that album, getting into the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number seven, and reached the second position on the Hot Black Singles chart. Its chart performance and well-received music video garnered the quintet their first nomination for Best R&B Performance by a "Duo or Group with
6 minutes | a year ago
Unknown D.J. 808 Beats This Week's Old School Rewind Extra
From Wikipedia, Andre Manuel, better known by his stage name The Unknown DJ, is a disc jockey and producer of hip hop and electro music who is considered to be an early West Coast hip hop-electro pioneer and legend. Manuel got his start in the music industry through Alonzo Williams, a Los Angeles-based disc jockey and party promoter. Williams mentored Manuel, teaching him how to DJ and eventually the two began working together. Williams added Andre Manuel to his newly-formed Disco Construction and Wreckin' Cru, a collective of disc jockeys that would DJ around the Los Angeles area. Manuel began using the stage name DJ Unknown with the Cru. The Wreckin' Cru would grow to also include DJ Yella, Dr. Dre and branch out into recording music as well. After spending some time building on his DJ skills with the Cru, Unknown founded his own independent record label called Techno Hop Records. He started to produce and release records on his new label beginning in 1984 that fused electro-funk with hip-hop, a genre of music which he described as "techno hop". Some notable records he released include "Basstronic", "808 Beats" and "Let's Jam". He also produced several tracks for Ice-T on his label, including his first gangsta rap recording, "6 in the Mornin'" (1986). The Unknown DJ continued as a producer for MC Eiht's crew Compton's Most Wanted. He also produced music for artists such as A.L.T., Brownside, N.W.A, Bobby Jimmy, and King Tee. The Unknown DJ has also been credited in playing a minor role during the formation of the legendary Death Row Records. Dr. Dre, a former associate and also alumni of the Wreckin' Cru, began the process of starting a record label and music partnership in anticipation of his departure from Ruthless Records. The D.O.C., one of Dre's new music venture partners, claimed to have suggested using the name "Def Row" for the new label (a play on the hip-hop label Def Jam), but rights to the name were already owned by The Unknown DJ. Unknown stated in an interview that he created the name "Def Row" for a potential deal to start another record label under Morgan Creek Entertainment Group. However he later sold the naming rights to Dr. Dre and his partners in July 1991 and by 1992 the name changed to its eventual title of Death Row Records
44 minutes | a year ago
Let's Grow Up With The N.E. Heartbreaks
New Edition is an American R&B group from the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1981. The group reached its height of popularity in the 1980s. During the group's first experience with fame in 1983, its members were Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant. Tresvant was the lead singer on most of the songs. Bobby Brown was voted out of the group in 1985 and embarked on a solo career. The group continued for a time with its remaining four members, but eventually recruited singer Johnny Gill, who would be introduced on their 1988 album Heart Break. The group went on hiatus in 1990, while its various members worked on side projects, such as the group Bell Biv DeVoe. Gill and Tresvant also recorded successful solo albums. 1981–1985: Rise to stardom The group scored its big break in 1981, performing at the local Hollywood Talent Night held at Boston's Strand Theatre by singer/producer Maurice Starr. The first prize was $500 and a recording contract. Though the group came in second place, an impressed Starr decided to bring the group to his studio the following day to record what would become their debut album, Candy Girl. Released in 1983 on New York producer Arthur Baker's Streetwise Records, the album featured the hits: candy girl, is this the end, and popcorn love or Jealous love The first single “Candy Girl" is an R&B and bubblegum Released in November 1982, it is the first single from their debut album The song hit number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 31st best-selling single of the year.which went to number one on both the American R&B singles chart and the UK singles chart. This show is devoted to the fight of rhythm artists to get on mainstream or. top 40 stations as you will here the r and b charts is where this music loved for so long.. (CLIP CANDY GIRL) Outro show resell the album ) "Is This The End", release 2 from the “new Edition”it is from 1983 written and produced by Maurice Starr, and is the second single from their debut album, Candy Girl. An R&B hit, the single peaked at number eight on the R&B singles chart and at number eighty-five pop. Ralph Tresvant sings primary lead, with Ricky Bell handling the bridge. This is as good as anything Michel or the Jackson five ever cut that’s a rewind promise.. I didn’t invent this stuff. But I was there you hear me say a lot.. I was right there (Clip is this the end) Pop Corn Love / ”Jealous Girl", "Popcorn Love”/Jealous Girl is a single by New Edition, released on August 6, 1983. It was released as the third and final single from their debut album, Candy Girl on the Streetwise label. The single read #25 on the R&B chart. Another Bad Creation covered "Popcorn Love"'s flip side, "Jealous Girl" (in a slightly extended version) on July 23, 1991, which also reached #25 on the R&B chart. Mase recorded a parody of "Jealous Girl" for his Harlem World album, called "Jealous Guy", with him, 112 and Puff Daddy singing like New Edition but with altered lyrics. Clip popcorn love thats the the third single and final release for the new edition and their debut effort Next up for the growing young men from the Roxbury neighborhood in Boston. New Edition is the second studio album released by the American quintet that we’re studying this week on the OSR . the self titled album New Edition was released in North America on July 6, 1984 . It was their first album on MCA Records. It was also their first album without manager/producer Maurice Starr who would depart from the group during the making of the album after the group accused him of stealing their monetary earnings from their platinum debut. Maurice Starr to this day, steadfastly denied taking the boys' earnings from them. The dispute came after the group members received their checks in their mailboxes only to discover that they were only given $1.87 despite the success of their debut album, Candy Girl and their accompanying US tour. Angered,,, New Edition filed a lawsuit against Starr and demanded out of their contract. Starr relented and gave the boys the freedom to leave. The bitter split eventually led to Starr's creating "the white New Edition": New Kids on the Block. Which will get their own show on the old school rewind. They re a big part of the door being flung open with linn drums and Roland 808 music. NKOTB was dope. That’s for the haters and for another weeks podcast.. Meanwhile, the boys left Starr's label, the independent Streetwise Records and signed a new contract through Jump & Shoot Productions with MCA. Being given a bevy of producers including R&B mainstay Ray Parker, Jr. and writer-producer Mike Sembello of "Maniac" fame among them, the group released their self-titled second album in the summer of 1984 to huge success. The NEW EDITION album was produced by Vincent Brantley & Rick Timas, Grammy-nominated producer Michael Sembello & Richard Rudolph, Ray Parker, Jr. and Peter Bunetta and Rick Chudacoff. The album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 the R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart (where it peaked for five weeks). and #1 on the Irish Albums Chart, The Release and reaction Thanks to more thorough promotion and music tailored for more of a mainstream audience, New Edition won new fans upon the release of this album. The first two singles: "Cool It Now" and "Mr. Telephone Man" both became top twenty pop hits and reached number one on the R&B singles chart. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard pop albums chart and number one on the R&B albums chart. It later spawned the top forty pop hit with the ballad "Lost in Love" and the uptempo top forty R&B single, "My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)". The album was certified double-platinum. This album was also promoted under a more clean-cut pop image for the group, much different from the streetwise persona they had during their first album, a marketing decision that various group members would later admit that they weren't thrilled about at the time. New Edition the album release 1 spun off the top five hit "Cool It Now" "Cool It Now" is a 1984 hit single by American group New Edition, and is the first single from their eponymous second album, New Edition. In the US, the song entered the Hot Black Singles chart on September 1, 1984. The song peaked at number 4 in January 1985 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With the group now signed to MCA Records, "Cool It Now" (and the album from which it came) was given more extensive and widespread promotion than any single from their previous album (which had been released through a smaller, independent label), and helped bring the group a bigger fan base. The song was the group's first top 10 pop single, peaking at number four on the pop chart, and their second number one R&B hit. The song is notable for a midsection rap recited by lead singer Ralph Tresvant, which calls out the rest of the group: "Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, and Mike." In later years, the rap has been changed to include "Johnny" for the last member to join, Johnny Gill, either including his name as a fifth name called out or replacing "Bobby". Mr. Telephone Man", release 2 Mr. Telephone Man" is a song by New Edition, and the second single from their eponymous second album, New Edition. Released as a single, by December 8, 1984, it was being added to the most "Hot Black" radio station playlists. "Mr. Telephone Man" included lead vocals from Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell and Bobby Brown with a rap by Michael Bivins and was written by Ray Parker Jr. The song was originally recorded by teenage singer Junior Tucker, who included the song on his self-titled debut album on Geffen Records in 1983. Parker produced the original version as well as the cover by New Edition. The single reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was the group's third number-one single on the Black Singles chart. Mixes included the instrumental and the "Extended Version". "Lost in Love" is a 1985 ballad by R&B/pop group New Edition, and is the third single from their eponymous second album, New Edition. Released in early 1985, the song peaked at #35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart. The single version for "Lost in Love" features some instruments that are beefed up and vocal parts towards the end that are cut and mixed with Ralph's lead vocals as compared to the original album version. On this version, Bobby Brown's high harmony part can be heard prominently from the bridge out. This alternate version is found on both their 2004 greatest hits album Hits and their 2005 greatest hits compilation Gold. My secret . While promoting their second album, the group was dismayed to realize that they weren't actually signed to MCA Records, but instead with the production company Jump and Shoot, which had its own deal with MCA; subsequently, all business matters pertaining to the group were controlled by the former. To buy themselves out of the stifling production deal, each of the five members borrowed $100,000 from MCA. Though it effectively separated the group from Jump and Shoot and allowed them to sign a new (and very long-term) contract to record for MCA directly, they were now in mortgage to the label. As a result, the group would be forced to continually record and tour during this period in order to pay off its debt.
5 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind Podcast Extra - 10-24-19
"Dirty Cash" was sung by Melody Washington, composed/played by Mick Walsh, produced by Stevie Vincent and released on the Mercury Record Label. "Dirty Cash" was first released in 1989 on Mercury Record Label,then again in 1990 both on 7" vinyl, where it went to number one on the US dance chart. Dirty Cash was then re-released as a remastered '97 remix in 1997. In June 2014, "Dirty Cash" was once again remixed, this time by Alan Fitzpatrick. Billboard wrote about the song: "Huge U.K. track is finally unleashed stateside sporting some new mixes. Seductive house track with an underground sensibility sports a tasty vocal hook and top of the chart potential." The Gavin Report wrote about the song: "British-based writer/producer Stevie Vincent spent six weeks Top Ten in the U.K. with this track, selling a quarter million copies in the process—no easy task in that market. Vocalist Melody Washington, a music teacher from Georgia living in England and teaching for the U.S. Air Force, met Stevie while she was playing in a local club near his home. A fortunate meeting for them and for us, who get to ride the rhythm of this exceptional entry." Network 40 wrote: "Almost a mood piece, "Dirty Cash" has a soulful vocal approach backed by a Euro-dance production somewhat reminiscent of the Pet Shop Boys."
45 minutes | a year ago
The Old School Rewind Featuring Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Activist Chaka Khan was born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1953 into an artistic, bohemian household in Chicago, Illinois. Bohemian, is not a word used much anymore but it by definition means "socially unconventional, but involved in the arts, or in an artistic way. Chaka/Yvette was the eldest of five kids born to Charles Stevens and Sandra Coleman, Yvette described her father as a beatnik and her mother as "able to do anything." She was raised in the Hyde Park area, which has been called "an island in the middle of the madness" of Chicago's rough South Side housing projects. Her sister Yvonne later became a successful musician in her own right under the name Taka Boom. Her only brother, Mark, who formed the funk group Aurra, also became a successful musician. She has two other sisters, Zaheva Stevens and Tammy McCrary. Yvette was raised as a Catholic, and attributed her love of music to her grandmother, who introduced her to jazz as a child. Yvette soon became a fan of rhythm and blues music as a preteen and at eleven formed a girl group, the Crystalettes, that included her sister Taka. In the late 1960s, Yvette attended several civil rights rallies with her father's second wife, Connie, who was a strong supporter of the movement and joined the Black Panther Party after befriending fellow member, activist and Chicago native Fred Hampton in 1967. Though many think that she was given the name Chaka while in the Panthers, she has made it clear that her name Chaka Adunne Aduffe Hodarhi Karifi was given to her at age 13 by a Yoruba Baba. In 1969, she left the Panthers and dropped out of high school, having attended Calumet High School and Kenwood High School (now Kenwood Academy). Chaka began to perform in small groups around the Chicago area, first performing with Cash McCall's group Lyfe, which included her then-boyfriend Hassan Khan. Chaka and Hassan married in 1970. Chaka was asked to replace Baby Huey of Baby Huey & the Babysitters A great singer and tight band (CLIP) Baby Huey Hard Times After Huey's death in 1970. The group disbanded a year later. While performing in local bands in 1972, Chaka Khan was spotted by two members of a new group called Rufus and soon won her position in the group (replacing rock n roll singer Paulette McWilliams). The group caught the attention of musician Ike Turner who flew them out to Los Angeles to record at his studio Bolic Sound in Inglewood, California. Ike wanted Khan to become an Ikette; she declined stating she was "really happy with Rufus. But Ike's attention was certainly a boost." Early on, Chaka caught the attention of music icon Stevie Wonder, who penned her first smash hit with Rufus, “Tell Me Something Good.” (CLIP). TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD The single from the group’s 1974 platinum-selling album, Rags to Rufus, earned Chaka her first GRAMMY® Award. With Chaka as the group’s dynamic center, Rufus became one of the most popular acts around selling out shows throughout the country and dominating the airwaves with hit after hit with songs such as “You Got the Love,” which Chaka co-wrote (CLIP). YOU GOT THE LOVE “Once You Get Started,” (CLIP). ONCE YOU GET STARTED “Sweet Thing,” (CLIP) SWEET THING “Everlasting Love,” (CLIP). EVERLASTING LOVE “Do You Love What You Feel?” (CLIP). DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL The biggie “Ain’t Nobody” Chaka’s second GRAMMY Award-winning song with Rufus. Is up... Rufus and Chaka Khan racked up five RIAA certified gold and platinum albums during their time together. Rufus keyboardist David "Hawk" Wolinski wrote the song around a repeating synthesizer loop backed by a Linn LM-1 drum computer; however, John J. R. Robinson, the band's drummer, played real drums for the recording session. The band did a democratic vote and they decided to include the song in their album repertoire. Once the song was recorded, Warner executives wanted to issue another song as the album's first single. AND Wolinski threatened to give the song to American singer Michael Jackson and American producer Quincy Jones for Jackson's album Thriller, if the song was not the lead-off single. The label relented and "Ain't Nobody" was issued and hit number one on the R&B chart for the week ending October 15, 1983. It was also the song included on the soundtrack album to the 1984 film Breakin'. The song is performed in the key of E♭ minor with a tempo of 104 beats per minute in common time. Khan's vocals span from G♭3 to E♭5 in the song. (SONG) AINT NOBODY This is the Old School Rewind Podcast this week featuring Chaka Khan.. so we just played Ain't Nobody, It was inevitable that a singer with Chaka’s star power would eventually venture out on her own. In 1978, Chaka blazed onto the music scene as a solo artist with the release of the smash hit “I’m Every Woman” written by Ashford & Simpson. (SONG). I'M EVERY WOMAN Thats Chaka Khan with her first solo hit "I'm every woman." This is Aaron Goodwin and the Old School Rewind Podcast. From the 35 acres and a microphone farm we tribute the old school.. This week it's Chaka Khan and she has now Paired with the late producer extraordinaire, Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler), her catalog grew even more impressive with hits such as “Clouds,” “Papillon,” and “What ‘Cha Gonna Do For Me?” It was during this time that Chaka began pursuing her love of jazz. She and Arif brilliantly re-worked the classic song “Night in Tunisia” with the song’s originator, Dizzy Gillespie, on trumpet. Chaka also recorded an album of jazz standards titled Echoes of an Era, which featured such luminaries as Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White. Her crowning achievement in jazz was the GRAMMY® Award-winning tune, “Be Bop Medley.” The song’s album, titled Chaka Khan, also won a GRAMMY® for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. However, anyone else would be winded.. not Chaka as the biggest and best was yet to come. And , the song that made Chaka Khan a household name and propelled her to superstardom the world over was “I Feel For You,” written and first performed by Prince. (Clip) Prince I FEEL FOR YOU This chart-topping, GRAMMY® Award-winning song also made music history. Released in 1984, it was the first R&B song to feature a rap, and rapper, which was the best to ever touch a mic. Grandmaster Melle Mel. Khan's version featured a supporting cast including guitar, drum programming, bass guitar, keyboards and arrangement by Reggie Griffin; bass synthesizer and programming by The System's David Frank using an Oberheim DSX sequencer, which was connected to his Minimoog via CV and gate; and chromatic harmonica playing by Stevie Wonder. The song also uses vocal samples from Wonder's song "Fingertips" (1963). The repetition of Khan's name by Melle Mel at the beginning of the song was a mistake made by producer Arif Mardin, who then decided to keep it. This version of the song sold more than one million copies in the US and UK, and it helped to relaunch Khan's career. The song hit No. 1 on the Cash Box singles chart and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from the weeks of November 24, 1984 to December 8, 1984. The song remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for 26 weeks and became one of Billboard's five biggest pop songs of the year for 1985. The single reached No. 1 on both the US dance and R&B charts in late 1984, remaining atop both for three weeks each. In addition, the song also reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. While touring with Prince in 1998 in support of her collaborative album, Come 2 My House, Khan and Prince performed "I Feel for You" as a duet. Let's jam Chaka and her biggest with Melle Mel (SONG) Chaka khan I FEEL FOR YOU This is the Old School Rewind Podcast. Aaron in your ears with the candy from the early 80's that was oh so sweet. Old school dance r and b.. We're up to another marvel from David Foster as we feature the single "Through the Fire" is a song recorded by this weeks feature artist. Yvette Marie Stevens, or Chaka Khan through the fire is from her sixth studio album, I Feel for You (1984). The David Foster-produced track was the third single from the album and reached number 60 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 15 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts It was one of the few Khan hits to cross to the Adult Contemporary chart. The music video was filmed at Los Angeles' Union Station. Now in top demand, Chaka lent her voice and producer skills to two of the biggest hits of 1986, Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” (clip) and Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love.”(clip) Both were GRAMMY®-winning songs. David Foster revealed in his 2011 PBS concert The Hit Man Returns if you heavens seen that. You need to. 5 snaps a stars whatever tomatoes . A killer dvd David foster super producer says that "this was the only melody that he ever wrote with someone in mind and that the working title of the piece was actually called "Chaka" because he was very confident that Chaka Khan would perform the song. The song was sampled by Kanye West on "Through the Wire", the breakout single from his 2004 debut album, The College Dropout. (CLIP) Kanye Through the wire The Chaka khan podcast. Old school rewind with Aaron e Goodwin. Now in top demand, Chaka lent her voice and producer skills to two of the biggest hits of 1986, The Old School Rewind Podcast comes to a close with Chaka mentions past 1986ish which is our primary focus on the rewind In 1995, she made her musical theater debut on London’s West End, where she starred in Mama I Want to Sing. In 2002 she traveled to Las Vegas, where she starred in Signed, Sealed Delivered, a critically-acclaimed musical based on the mus
7 minutes | a year ago
Old School Rewind Extra - "Rockin' Radio" - Tom Browne 10-16-19
Rockin' Radio is a 1983 album by Jazz trumpeter Tom Browne, released on Arista Records. This was his fifth overall album. The album peaked at #24 on the R&B album charts and #147 on the Billboard 200, but the title track hit #11 on the R&B charts and #33 on the dance charts. Michael Jonzun and Maurice Starr of The Jonzun Crew both helped write this the Title single "Rockin Radio"
57 minutes | a year ago
The Music & Story Of Grammy Artist, Jody Watley
The Old School Rewind Podcast Features Jody Watley his week. Welcome Back Jody Vanessa Watley (born January 30, 1959 is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and artist whose music crosses genres including pop, R&B, jazz, dance, and electronic soul. In 1987, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and has been nominated for three Grammy awards.Jody Vanessa Watley (born January 30, 1959 is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and artist whose music crosses genres including pop, R&B, jazz, dance, and electronic soul. In 1987, she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and has been nominated for three Grammy awards.In 2008, she was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard magazine, and was also prominently featured in the historic black issue of Vogue Italia in 2008. Her early music influences are Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, The Carpenters, Roberta Flack, Prince, Grace Jones and various jazz artists including Nancy Wilson. In December 2016 Billboard ranked her as the 21st most successful dance artist of all-time. and in 2017 Black Music Honors TV special recognized Watley as Crossover Music Icon Honoree for her groundbreaking achievements and influence. In August 2018 Billboard ranked Jody Watley as one of the top female artists of all-time, at number 53. Jody's Early career1977–1984: Soul Train and ShalamarWatley was born in Chicago, Illinois and made her first stage appearance at 8 years old with family friend and godfather Jackie Wilson. (CLIP JACKIE WILSON) She got her entertainment start on the TV dance show Soul Train at the age of 14. Documented by Ebony magazine in 1977 as a part of "The New Generation," Jody Watley was one of the most popular dancers on the show and recognized as a trendsetter for her style and dance moves. As standouts on the television show, Watley and fellow Soul Train dancer Jeffrey Daniel were selected to join Gary Mumford and become original members of the R&B group Shalamar, which was created by soul trains Don Cornelius. (Mumford was shortly replaced by Gerald Brown, and Brown himself was soon replaced by Howard Hewett as lead vocalist). So The lineup now in shalamar of Hewett, Watley, and Daniel would be the most successful. Jody Watley remained with Shalamar from 1977 to 1983. In that time, The trio released several albums and scored several hits including the US Top 20 "Dead Giveaway", and the R&B hits "The Second Time Around", "For The Lover In You", and "A Night To Remember". A show exclusively for Shalamar up in a few weeks so I didn't mean to tease you their wit den jammies but few weeks we'll hook up with shalamars music.. after all of this and Because of conflicts within the group, disagreements about the artistic direction of Shalamar with Dick Griffey, and lack of payment from Solar Records, Jody Watley finally leaves the group in 1983, prior to the release of Shalamars "The Look" album. Here we are in post Shalamar mode for Jody watley as she moved to England, and while there, she recorded a guest vocal with British Jamaican roots reggae group Musical Youth for their album, Different Style!.(clip) remember them, She also recorded with Gary Langan, Anne Dudley and J.J Jeczalik (who later became Art of Noise).(clip) She had a brief stint with Phonogram Records where two singles were released (in the UK, Europe and Australia – though crucially not America) under the moniker "Jody" (no second name), "Where the Boys Are" and "Girls Night Out". Also during this era, and after departing the group, she took part in Bob Geldof's Band Aid recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas", which included Bono, Boy George, Sting, George Michael, Phil Collins, Status Quo, Paul Weller, Bananarama and other prominent UK artists. After two and a half years in England, Watley returned to America and secured a recording deal with MCA Records, eager to establish her own identity. Her debut solo studio album, titled Jody Watley, was released in March 1987, and she co-wrote six of the album's nine songs. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Watley would say that she wanted to showcase her voice against "really funky hard dance tracks." The album's lead single, "Looking for a New Love", became a hit and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album peaked at number ten on the US Billboard 200, number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and sold 2 million copies in the United States and a total of 4 million copies worldwide. It produced five uptempo dance and R&B singles that charted on the Billboard Hot 100, with three peaking within the top-ten: The first being "Looking for a New Love" was a #2 hit for Jody and was released in January 1987 as the first single from her debut album. The song became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1987. The single hit number two for four consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1987 and spent four weeks at number-one on the Billboard R&B chart. It is the only single between 1985 and 1990 in the United States to have spent four weeks in the runner-up position and not have reached the number one. The single was kept out of the top spot of the Hot 100 by Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" and U2's "With or Without You", and would itself keep Club Nouveau's Hot 100 number-one single "Lean on Me" out of the top spot of the R&B chart. It ranked number 16 on Billboard's year-end chart for 1987. The song also reached number-one on the RPM Singles Chart in Canada. In 1988 the song was nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, and Best R&B/Soul Single, Female. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The single lookin for a new love came about While listening to a tape of instrumental tracks given to her by producer André Cymone, Watley reflected on a recent sour romantic breakup. Fusing her own feelings of "I'll show you" with the feel of the track, Watley came up with the basic premise of "Looking for a New Love." The released record is the eight-track demo of the song; that way the emotional urgency of Watley's vocal was still intact. One of the song's key phrases became a popular saying: "Hasta la vista, baby." It wound up on innumerable answering machines and was used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgment Day (see Hasta la vista, baby). This is what the kids now days would call a banger. Jody wattle lookin for new love on this weeks old school rewind podcast CLIP Lookin for a new love We are tracking jody watleys hits on the Old School rewind I'm Aaron from the 35 acres and a microphone podcast farm.. The three most noted singles for jody chart wise were that you just heard lookin for a new love next up a song called still a thrill got to #56 on the top 100. Higher at the r&b radio stations While the #56 (US chart) peaking "Still a Thrill" didn't necessarily match the pop chart success of its blockbuster predecessor, it was, however, a major hit on both the R&B and dance charts in 1987. Watley employed a deep lower register on this uptempo R&B / dance song, which she co-wrote. It was produced by Andre Cymone and David Z. There have been CoversFrom Indie Neo-soulsters, Soulscream, on their 2001 album, Prototype @lpha1 2001 Neophunk. Synth-pop artist, Matthew Duffy, covered "Still a Thrill" on his album, Here I Come. Here it is from jody now on the old school rewind podcast. Still a thrill CLIP still a thrill We're messing around in the lab and hookin you up with some jams to hear, and the stories from the singers and songs from the True School Days of Old School and we're featuring jody wattle. Next up for jody was my favorite song I played on KWIN in Stockton back in those days was this one which reached #6. The song "don't you want me. I can remember like yesterday Christmas of 87 I was doing a lot of filling in for vacationing Dj's and this was actually the footings of Dance and Rhythm music to start taking down the white nature of top 40 radio It was released on August 10, 1987 as the third single from the Jody Watley album. The song was produced by Bernard Edwards of Chic-fame, and written by Franne Golde, David Paul Bryant and Jody herself. "Don't You Want Me" was a huge hit in the United States, reaching position number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one and three on the Dance Club Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, respectively. Watley's previous single, "Still a Thrill," fared well in dance and R&B markets, but less-so in the mainstream. This is the race thing I bring up a lot on this show. It was a lil too much for the radio. That was enough and prompted her label, MCA Records, to go in a more pop-friendly direction. "Don't You Want Me" was one of the biggest crossover singles for the year 1987, reaching the top-ten of the Billboard pop and R&B charts. The single was also popular in nightclubs, reaching the top spot of the Billboard dance chart.Some more chart chatter for you Chart performance"Don't You Want Me" landed in the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 24, 1987, advancing from number 56 to 40. The single reached number six on December 19, 1987 and remained there for three consecutive weeks. Theres been some Sample usage "Don't You Want Me" sampled extensively on the 49ers' 1990 hit "Don't You Love Me?". Remixed eurodance versions have appeared on the Dancemania series albums, including Dancemania SPEED 2 issued in 1999. So far Jody had me at hello with this one, Don't you want me from me Aaron Goodwin and theeee old school rewind podcast (CLIP)don't you want me Jody watley featured on this weeks old school rewind. Im Aaron Goodwin thank you for subscribing if your just arriving share to a friend and let em know old school still lives on, here, on one of the only podcast focused on true old school o
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