Cory Daye, Sister Sledge, Rainbow Brown, Prince


Cory Daye

Cory & Me (1979)
Green Light
Cory = the vocalist from Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band.

Sister Sledge

The Best of Sister Sledge 1973-1985 (1992)
Mama Never Told Me
The best song ever -- I mean that. Released in 1973 and penned by Thom Bell and Phil Hurtt.

Rainbow Brown

Rainbow Brown (1981)
Til You Surrender
Songs written/arranged/produced by Patrick Adams. Fonda Rae ("Over Like a Fat Rat") does lead vocals.


Parade (Under the Cherry Moon) (1986)
Parade is my favorite Prince album, easily, and one of my favorite albums in general. Words cannot express the passionate love I have for this man.


1-2-3 & Night Nurse

The Speedies

Yellow Pills Prefill No. 4 (V/A), Mid 1970s
Awesome Jordan Oakes assembled compilation, fun poppy song by a band who adorably met while working on a research project in high school. They were so young during the peak of their fame that they were often seen doing homework backstage

Gregory Isaacs

Night Nurse, 1982
Night Nurse
This song is probably old news to a lot of you, but this song gets better for me each time I listen to it. "Night Nurse- only you alone can quench this Jah thirst"

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Hyphy Remix & The Advisory

The Federation

KMEL Radio Cut, 2003
Hyphy (Remix)
Federation members Doonie Baby, Stres, Goldie Gold, and the guesting Keak Da Sneak, Quinn, E-40, & Turf Talk do what they do best in a Rick Rock produced arena. A lot of people dislike or don't get hyphy, but if you don't like this then something is probably wrong with you.

Knot Pinebox

Suspended Particulation, 2003
The Advisory
Knot Pinebox (aka Karen Hancock) sings a very, very, very, beautiful song.

I just realized I was starting a pattern of rap and female singer posts



The first is a tune I have played on almost every radio show I have ever done (once, the record was misplaced, & we could not find it one week. The next week, when we found it, we played it twice in a row). The second is what I think drowning slowly sounds like.

Ian Dury

Lord Upminster (1981)
Spasticus Autisticus
There is not a single song I am more familiar with than this one. Rumor has it, Dury wrote this at the request of the Special Olympics, only to have it rejected as too offensive. On the record in the radio station, the review says "NOT FOR MORNINGS!" & "offensive in Britian, so perfect for the US!" I played it on every early morning show I had (as well as all the afternoon ones).


Rainbow Electric Sabbath (2005)
The date of release might be inaccurate, but I could find no conflicting information. It's droning indulgence.