Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Retro Mix Playlist For 4/15/11


Show theme: 70s and 80s R&B

For this show, one of my brothers (Bobby) co-hosted with me and he did a helluva job!  In addition to sounding natural, he did his homework by providing interesting background info on some of the artists he picked to feature on the show. Along with the old school R&B tunes selected by me and Bobby, the listeners also contributed with their requests. Coincidentally, two of the listeners (a friend of the family and an old friend of mine) requested songs that were already going to be part of the playlist (Misty Blue and Single Life, respectively).

Bobby also shared some personal stories throughout the show:
  • While in Memphis once, he was able to watch AWB tuning up/jamming in an alley before their concert (which he also attended).
  • His previous radio experience: While attending Williams Elementary, he was part of a program sponsored by WAMM-AM 1420 (Flint's premier soul station for several years) where students came to the station and worked the equipment, did sound checks, etc. Later on as a student at Lowell Junior High, he was part of a similar program at WFBE (the public radio station which was located in Central High School).  I had no idea about Bobby's prior experience at WAMM or WFBE so it was fascinating for me to hear!
Bobby and I are looking forward to the next time he joins me in the studio as co-host. At the end of the show, we discussed on the air the them for our next show together: an all 70s show!   


6 pm hour

You and I- Rick James
Party Train- The Gap Band
Express- B.T. Express
Mr. Melody- Natalie Cole
Riding High- Faze O
Harry Hippie- Bobby Womack
The Way You Make Me Feel- Michael Jackson

On Flip Side segment:
The Lady Wants Your Money- Wild Cherry (B-side to "Play That Funky Music")

Boogie Oogie Oogie-A Taste of Honey
Who’s That Lady- The Isley Brothers
Misty Blue- Dorothy Moore
Summer Madness- Kool & the Gang
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
L-O-V-E: Al Green

7 pm hour

Shining Star- Earth, Wind & Fire
That’s the Way of the World- Earth, Wind & Fire
I’ll Be Good- Rene & Angela
Funky Worm- The Ohio Players
Family Affair- Sly & the Family Stone
Right on Time- The Brothers Johnson
Oh, Sheila- Ready for the World

With or Without You segment:
It’s A Shame- The Spinners
It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday- G.C. Cameron

Single Life- Cameo
Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)- Parliament
Mr. Big Stuff- Jean Knight
Gangsters of the Groove- Heatwave

8 pm hour

The Cisco Kid- War
Do Me Right- The Detroit Emeralds
Freakshow on the Dancefloor- The Bar Kays
Do Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)- Zapp
Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La, La, La)- Kool & the Gang
Pick Up the Pieces- AWB
Confunkshunizeya- Con Funk Shun
That’s the Way I Like It- K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Yes I Am- The Emotions
Wake Up Everybody- Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Just to Be Close to You- The Commodores
Suavecito- Malo
Movin’- Brass Construction

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson

5 comments:

Ann said...

Great show, Malcolm!! And tell Bobby his taste in music is impeccable!!! I was so happy I was able to listen this week as this is my alltime favorite era/genre of music!!!

Ann said...

PS: I'm not that old :-)

Malcolm said...

Ann (aka "old friend"): I'm glad you enjoyed the show. I will definitely let Bobby know that you dig his taste in music.

scorpionbbb50 said...

THANK YOU ANN FOR TUNING IN,IM GLAD THE SHOW WAS A SUCCESS,IT HAD BEEN YEARS SINCE I HAD DEE JAYED A PARTY ETC. AND TO BE ON THE AIR LIVE WAS EXTRA SPECIAL ,FOLLOWING MALCOLM I COULDNT GO WRONG HE IS A NATURAL,SO YES IM LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING IT AGAIN THIS SUMMER,SO ANN STAY TUNED....

Ann said...

It was my pleasure, truly. I was so happy and it just got better with each song!! I was listening with a friend who's favorite genre of music is hard rock. She swore she wasn't going to know a single song. Then Parliament came on (we were a little late - 1st song we heard was Oh Sheila) and she said "Hey, I know this song!" Then Mr. Big Stuff came on and she said "I used to roller skate to this song!" Then Cisco Kid came on and by then she was snapping her fingers and getting into the groove!! Looking forward to the next time you join Malcolm, Bobby!