Song Del Día: Shalamar – A Night To Remember

In my book this song is FLAWLESS…but then you have Jeffrey Daniel introducing the television world to the moonwalk a year before MJ’s infamous “first” moonwalk at the televised Motown 25 celebration in May of 1983.

Jeffrey Daniel was a top-level dancer (most notably a pop-locker) in Los Angeles, was a regular backup dancer on Soul Train, and apparently Michael Jackson was such a big fan of Daniel’s (according to Michael’s sister LaToya) that he sought him out, hired him to work with him, and most notably taught Michael the moonwalk (although when you do your Googles you’ll see that people have been doing a variation of moonwalk as far back as the early 1930s).

Anyways, here is one of my favorite all-time songs paired with one of my favorite all-time dance routines…oh yeah AND THIS MAN ALSO HAS AN AMAZING SINGING VOICE…talk about a double threat!….okay enough talking…enjoy the video!

(additional fun fact: in an interview on UK television Daniel shared that the reason he did this solo dance to his group’s song was because Jody Watley was pregnant at the time of this scheduled Top of the Pops appearance…but had she gone with him, we may have never had this performance….what a happy accident!)

Song Del Día: Platinum Pied Pipers feat. Zeno – “Fever”

This track was off the Platinum Pied Pipers’ (Waajeed and Saadiq) lone album under this moniker and cotdamn this album changed my life when it dropped in 2005. I still to this day (DEONTAY WILDER VOICE) will challenge anyone to find me an album with a more unfadeable opening 5 songs that give you the feeling that the 5 opening heaters on THIS album give. If Waajeed ever put together another PPP album I’d be lined up wherever the hell I need to be lined up at midnight for the official release. By the time you get to this “Fever” track on the album you’ve already been on an emotional dancefloor rollercoaster, you’re sweating through your flyest outfit from two-stepping with your partner, and your voice is hoarse from singing along at the top of your lungs with your eyes closed and your heart full of happiness. THAT’S how much this album means to me. PPP!!!! ✊😁❤️

Episode 6 || Guest Mix: The Sample Sourcerer

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Greetings. My name is Bobby London, and I am the artificial intelligence mainframe aboard the Color In Flight Starship. This week we have a very interesting story to tell behind today’s Guest Mix. Back on October 15th we received an unprompted transmission from a individual identifying himself only as The Sample Sourcerer. This individual said that they were in possession of a mix that may collapse our telephone service as we were sure to receive an unmanageable amount of calls as a result of the greatness of these selections. Always being a team up for adventure, we agreed to receive transmission of this mix and were quite amazed at what we heard. We apologize for the delay in sharing this mix with you, as it came in so hot through our communications portal that we had to let it sit in a liquid helium bath for 4 whole weeks before feeling it was safe to transmit through your listening device. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you…a guest mix…from The Sample Sourcerer.

Tracklist
1. Bobby London – Intro
2. Billy Cobham – Trust In Me
3. Bob James – Blue Lick
4. Herbie Mann – Push Push
5. Kool & The Gang – Summer Madness
6. Hubert Laws – Tryin’ To Get That Feeling Again
7. Deodato – September 13
8. Dynasty – Adventures In The Land Of Music
9. Automatic Man – One N One
10. Mystic Moods Orchestra – Rain
11. Lamont Dozier – Blue Sky And Silver Bird
12. Richard “Groove” Holmes – Onsaya Joy
13. Average White Band – Love Your Life
14. Heatwave – Star Of The Story
15. Grover Washington Jr. – Hydra
16. Cal Tjader – Walk On By
17. MFSB – Sunnin’ and Funnin’
18. Lydia Pense & Cold Blood – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
19. The Ohio Players – Sweet Sticky Thing
20. Herb Alpert – Rise
21. Bob James – Tappan Zee
22. Bobbi Humphrey – Harlem River Drive
23. Eric Gale – Ginseng Woman
24. Bob James – Shamboozie
25. Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up
26. The Mad Lads – Make This Young Lady Mine
27. Steely Dan – Peg
28. Bob James – Sign Of The Times
29. Slave – Just A Touch Of Love
30. Ahmad Jamal – Swahililand
31. Rainbow – Tarot Woman
32. Gap Mangione – Diana In The Wind
33. Nektar – Early Morning Clown
34. Herbie Hancock – Come Running To Me

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Episode 5 || Guest Mix: Danny Siviengsay

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Greetings. My name is Bobby London, and I am the artificial intelligence mainframe aboard the Color In Flight Starship. This week we have a guest mix from one of our family members and longtime collaborators from back in the Soundwaves Radio days. The man of whom we speak is Danny Siviengsay, and the mix he has prepared for us today has instantly become one of our favorites. Young Danny is–for our money–one of our absolute favorite selectors, and we know that you will enjoy the heck out of what you are about to hear. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you…our first guest mix…by Mr. Danny Siviengsay.

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Episode 2 || Post-Fight Dance Party

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Roses are red, Rene Russo was in “Ransom”…it’s time for Episode 2 with Uncle Handsome.

Tracklist
1. Kenny Chi – 9718
2. Kenny Chi – Diamond Blanket
3. ESG – Moody
4. Myd – The Sun
5. DJ Spinna – Squish
6. Tom Misch – Sunshine
7. Onra – Let Me Fantasize
8. Claudia Barry – Love for the Sake of Love
9. Slave – Steppin’ Out
10. Aretha Franklin – Jump To It (Single Version)
11. Luther Vandross – Better Love
12. George Benson – Please Don’t Walk Away
13. The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
14. Arnie Love & The Lovelettes – We Had Enough
15. Universal Togetherness Band – Ain’t Gonna Cry
16. Rainbow Team – Bite the Apple
17. Unlimited Touch – Searching to Find the One
18. Jean Carn – My Love Don’t Come Easy
19. Midnight Express – Danger Zone (Extended Version)
20. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Port of Spain Hustle
21. Evelyn “Champagne” King – The Show Is Over

Listen to past episodes via our Color In Flight Episode Archive or follow our “Ongoing Episodes” Playlist on Spotify for regular updates with tracks that we’ve played on this and prior episodes.