Fri, 23 December 2016
Guess what, listeners? It's time for another Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast. In this episode, Thomas and I take a little break to discuss the #2 R&B singles of 1983! 11 songs are discussed, so we pack a lot into a little over an hour. Here are the songs that peaked at the penultimate position on Billboard's Top Soul Singles chart in 1983.
Evelyn King "Betcha She Don't Love You"
Midnight Star "Freak-a-Zoid"
Klique "Stop Doggin' Me Around"
-Other songs that fall into the easy listening soul category include The Pointer Sisters' "Slow Hand", which was remade into a country smash by Conway Twitty (who, according to Thomas, was the Teddy Pendergrass of country music).
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Thu, 8 December 2016
Hello listeners! Welcome to the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast, in which Thomas Inskeep and I discuss every song to hit #1 on the R&B chart during the 1980s in bite-size installments of five songs each.
We were knee deep in 1983 when we concluded the last show, and in this episode, we close out the year and jump into 1984. It's a legendary list of songs! Here's what we discuss:
"Ain't Nobody" by Rufus and Chaka Khan
"All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie
"Time Will Reveal" by DeBarge
"Joanna" by Kool & The Gang
"If Only You Knew" by Patti La Belle
-Compare Chaka's career to that of art-house actress Tilda Swinton (?)
-Mention that "If Only You Knew" has one of her most beautifully understated vocals...
...and so much more.
Thanks for listening, and we hope you enjoy the show!!