The Blerd Radio Podcast

After a bit of a hiatus, Thomas and Mike are back with a new episode of the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast. This one backtracks slightly from Episode 17, and the twosome discuss the #2 R&B hits of 1984. What are those songs, you ask?

-What's Love Got To Do With It? by Tina Turner

-Somebody Else's Guy by Jocelyn Brown

-Let The Music Play by Shannon

-Automatic by The Pointer Sisters

-You, Me And He by Mtume

-Freakshow On The Dance Floor by The Bar-Kays

-Don't Look Any Further by Dennis Edwards & Siedah Garrett

-The Last Time I Made Love by Joyce Kennedy & Jeffrey Osborne

In addition to these songs, Thomas and Mike discuss quite a few ancillary details about the artists who performed them; including Angela Bassett's Oscar-nominated performance as Tina Turner, The Bar-Kays' extreme adaptability to whatever sound was popular in Black music at the time, the incredibly creepy "Don't Look Any Further" video, "Let The Music Play" leading the freestyle music vanguard, the tangential connection Morrissey and George Michael have to the movie "Breakin'" and so much more.

We also plug Thomas's amazing writing and Mike's JCC radio show, on which you can hear the full versions of a lot of the songs discussed in this podcast. Enjoy! 

Direct download: 84_Number_Twos.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:43am EDT