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Options October 16, 2011: Sheet Music

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Barry White  Love Serenade   Options Barry White's Greatest Hits  20th Century  1975  LP    0:00:00 ()
D'Angelo  Untitled (How Does It Feel)   Options Voodoo  Virgin  2000  CD    0:08:57 ()
MIdnight Star  Slow Jam   Options No Parking on the Dance Floor  The Right Stuff  1996  CD  From 1983  0:16:08 ()
Jamie Foxx  DJ Play a Love Song   Options   J Records  2005  CD  radio edit  0:20:18 ()
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes  You Know How to Make Me Feel So Good   Options Wake Up Everybody  Sony Legacy  2003  CD  Featuring Sharon Paige; from 1975  0:24:00 ()
Teddy Pendergrass  Turn Off the Lights   Options Teddy  Philadelphia International  1979  LP    0:29:17 ()
 
Marvin Gaye  Let's Get It On   Options Let's Get It On  Tamla  1973  LP    0:39:29 ()
Minnie Riperton  Inside My Love   Options Adventures in Paradise  Epic  1975  LP    0:43:46 ()
Joe  The Love Scene   Options Greatest Hits  Jive  2008  CD  From 1997  0:48:29 ()
The Isley Brothers  Between the Sheets   Options Between the Sheets  T-Neck  1983  LP    0:53:26 ()
Maxwell  ...Til the Cops Come Knockin'   Options Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite  Sony  1996  CD    0:59:44 ()
The O'Jays  Let Me Make Love to You   Options Survival  Epic Legacy  2000  CD  From 1975  1:06:02 ()
The New Birth  Do It Again   Options The Very Best of the New Birth  BMG  1990  CD    1:09:26 ()
 
Isaac Hayes  A Few More Kisses to Go   Options Don't Let Go  Polydor  1979  LP    1:18:54 ()
Next  Butta Love   Options Rated Next  Arista  1997  CD    1:24:12 ()
Prince  Slow Love   Options Sign 'O' the Times  Paisley Park  1987  LP    1:29:04 ()
Usher  Nice and Slow   Options My Way  La Face  1997  CD    1:33:24 ()
Syleena Johnson  Slowly   Options Chapter 3: The Flesh  Jive  2005  CD    1:37:07 ()
The Impressions  Loving Power   Options Loving Power  Curtom  1976  LP    1:41:58 ()
The Manhattans  It Feels So Good to Be Loved So Bad   Options Kiss and Say Goodbye: The Best of the Manhattans  Sony  1995  CD  From 1977  1:45:30 ()
Boyz II Men  Uhh Ahh   Options Cooleyhighharmony  Motown  1991  CD    1:49:41 ()
 
Adina Howard  T-Shirt and Panties   Options The Second Coming  Rufftown  2004  CD    1:59:35 ()
R. Kelly  Put My T-Shirt On   Options TP.3 Reloaded  Jive  2005  CD    2:03:51 ()
Ginuwine  In Those Jeans   Options The Senior  Sony  2003  CD    2:08:15 ()
Major Harris  Love Won't Let Me Wait   Options My Way  Friday Music  2009  CD  From 1975  2:12:18 ()
Sylvia  You Sure Love to Ball   Options Pillow Talk: The Sensuous Sounds of Sylvia  Rhino  1996  CD  From 1976  2:16:01 ()
Marvin Gaye  Feel All My Love Inside   Options I Want You  Tamla  1976  LP    2:22:01 ()
Changing Faces  Stroke You Up   Options Changing Faces  Big Beat/WEA  1994  CD    2:25:13 ()
Smokey Robinson  Quiet Storm   Options Let's Get It On: 18 Smooth Songs to Get Your Groove On  Hip-O/Universal  2004  CD  From 1975  2:29:41 ()
Tyrese  On Top of Me   Options I Wanna Go There  J Records  2002  CD    2:32:20 ()
Xscape  The Softest Place on Earth   Options Traces of My Lipstick  Sony  1998  CD    2:37:25 ()
Omarion  O   Options O  Sony  2005  CD    2:41:50 ()
Heatwave  Always and Forever   Options The Best of Heatwave: Always and Forever  Epic Legacy  1996  CD  From 1976  2:46:17 ()
 
Barry White and the Love Unlimited Orchestra  Love's Theme   Options Greatest Hits - Volume 2  20th Century  1978  LP    2:56:08 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 10/16/11 12:10am 12539:

I am imagining Barry singing to the Yip Yips.
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:14am Joe McG:

I think the Yip Yips would like Barry if he came on their radio.
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:14am Joe McG:

Uh, APPEARED on their radio.
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:26am Chop Scott:

JOE!

The Yip Yips always put me in a mood...
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:28am Joe McG:

Chop Scott! Welcome! Good music to "cook" by tonight....
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:29am 12539:

Why do I imagine Joe McG is the only wfmu DJ with a waterbed?
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:30am Joe McG:

I happen to know for sure that there is more than one!
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:41am RB:

Show's not doing much for my loneliness.
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:42am cheri:

joe ,,you and efd just know how to treat a woman right!!! i'm loving these tunes!!
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:43am Joe McG:

RB, this may not be the program for you tonight. I'll be back playing my usual forlorn material next week. Hey, cheri, glad you're enjoying the show!
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:47am RB:

Love it, actually. My dog's here -- and he's lookin' pretty fine.
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:48am Joe McG:

Ha ha ha! I don't judge.
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:48am Brandon:

Lyrics to Go!!!! ATCQ forever!!!
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:49am cheri:

joe,,i think this show needs a little more harold melvin (if you don't mind,,)
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:50am Joe McG:

Hey, Brandon!
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:54am cheri:

joe i did'nt know you could sing,,=)
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:54am Joe McG:

Oh, yeah, I've made a bunch of records. Maybe you've heard of me!
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:56am Brandon:

Sup everybody
  Sun. 10/16/11 12:59am cheri:

well joe,, i"m sorry but i got to scoot now but i'll still listen to the smooth grooves!! thnx joe! night
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:13am yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Earth):

Good morning Joe and hi everyone!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:15am Joe McG:

Hey, Yair! How's it going?
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:21am cheri:

joe,,i just want to say this is one of THE BEST shows that you ever had! i'm over the moon with these grooves,,,ty again joe.
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:22am Mattfrom Springfield:

Good evening Joe!
I have "Inside my Love", it's a great one! And, "Let's Get It On"! And this bed music--slow jams is fine by me!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:22am yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Earth):

Running actually
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:22am yair Yona (Tel Aviv, Earth):

Running actually
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:22am Chop Scott:

Simmering at a long low boil tonight!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:23am Joe McG:

Hey, Matt! Many more to come (so to speak).
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:23am slugluv1313:

awwww Mr. Joe McGasko!!!!!!! you are absolutely killin' me . . . . . ooooooooo Mr. Isaac Hayes *sigh* *swoon* etc. etc. etc. . . . !!!!!!!!!!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:23am Chef (Isaac Hayes):

Tonight IS the night for love...Love Gravy...
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:24am Matt from Springfield:

And, I've heard this Isaac song once before, couldn't find a copy, so thanks for saying the album title.
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:26am Joe McG:

@Matt: It's a good one, includes his very cool remake of Roy Hamilton's "Don't Let Go" on it. Which I may play in a future week.
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:26am Matt from Springfield:

From Nat Roe's Adult Contemporary Redux, I've learned of Maxine Nightingale's other hit, 1979's "Lead Me On"--that's a good one, between Minnie Ripperton and Kate Bush in a way; do you have that one on you? Or in the library?
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:26am cheri:

well joe--got to go again before i faint,, see you soon!!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:30am Joe McG:

Oh, that's a good one, Matt. I doubt we have it, but I'll take a look...
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:33am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks! It'd be great if you could find it...
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:36am Matt from Springfield:

Purple Rain's "The Beautiful Ones"--jaw-droppingly amazing!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:36am T-Zero:

Evening, Joe McG. Really enjoying tonight's program. Hearing a lot of songs I haven't heard in a while. As a friend of mine would say: "Classic S&F music.)
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:38am Joe McG:

Thanks, T-Zero--glad you're diggin' it!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

This Usher made me think of Dave Chappelle--my freshman year of college Dave was a rising star (2003) and actually came to do a comedy show, and we were all screaming for him to do his R. Kelly parody, "Piss On You" song! He wouldn't, he said "I don't have the band with me or anything!" but he ended up singing a few lines, which made all of us extremely happy!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:40am Matt from Springfield:

Usher's saying "freak" a lot--is this the (radio edit) version? : )
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:46am Joe McG:

@Matt: I'll get to the R. Kelly pretty soon! As far as I know, there isn't an explicit version of "Nice and Slow." Usher just says "freak" a lot.
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:50am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks again Joe---this is a more "seductive" version of The Manhattans than I've heard from their other songs.
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:51am Joe McG:

@Matt: Looked for Maxine--alas, no dice. Sorry, my friend!
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:51am kiemzi:

omg slow jamz
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:53am Joe McG:

Hey, kiemzi! Nuthin' but.
  Sun. 10/16/11 1:56am Matt from Springfield:

Ah, 's cool bro! At least I KNOW about that song!
Boyz II Men! I heard about them when I was younger, never was old enough when they were at the top of their game!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:02am cheri:

all i could say joe,,this is one super freaky show!!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:04am Joe McG:

Super freakin'. I thought about Rick James, but I'm not crazy about his ballads!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:05am Matt from Springfield:

DID Rick do any ballads?!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:06am Joe McG:

@Matt: There's one he did with Teena Marie that was pretty popular called "Fire and Desire." But I don't like how he sings it.
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:10am slugluv1313:

ooooooooo not even "Ebony Eyes"??? with Mr. Smokey Robinson, one of my *personal* all-time faves -- but i guess that is one of the things i have always loved about Mr. Rick James -- usually he is going on all about "sexy sext sexy sexy sexy" etc. . . . and THEN he totally blows your mind (and heart??!!) with a song all aching and gorgeous and "romantic" like "Ebony Eyes" . . . *sigh*
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:11am Mike Sin:

Laid back... The loneliest player getting no love on these past few tracks was the drummer.
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:12am Matt from Springfield:

Hey Mike S.!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:13am Joe McG:

@slugluv: I always thought it was a bit odd that Rick and Smokey were singing that together, I don't know why! @Mike: Drummers just keepin' it down LOW.
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:16am slugluv1313:

YES!!!!!!!!! when "Ebony Eyes" first came out, i was like -- wha . . . ??? Smokey Robinson and Super Freak Rick James??? but it totally worked (well, at least for me) -- even the totally over-the-top, full-length video . . .
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:17am Joe McG:

@slugluv: Ooh, I'll have to put a link to that on the playlist later!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:20am Matt from Springfield:

SYLVIA!!! WOW!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:22am slugluv1313:

oooooo was just thinking of this Major Harris song -- cool! (have the 45 somewhere) -- thinking of another similar song, from same approximate time period -- maybe "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time" -- ???

oh! if i can find it -- will put a link for "Ebony Eyes' video for ya
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:23am slugluv1313:

YES!!!!!! SYLVIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i AM in Heaven!!!!! :)
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:24am slugluv1313:

Chacachas' "JUngle Fever" . . . Dells' "Stay in My Corner" . . . (or are those not sloooooooooow enuff?)
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:27am Mike Sin:

Good morning, Matt from Springfield!... And good morning to all the lovely t-shirt and panty wearing... and pledging... ladies out there. ("Jeez, that dude is creepy").
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:29am Joe McG:

@slugluv: Good suggestions, but I put "Jungle Fever" on my premium this year, so it feels like self-promotion! The Dells tune is fantastic, but not quite sensual enough, if you get my drift.
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:35am slugluv1313:

video for "Ebony Eyes":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww-qjnpA8kc
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:37am slugluv1313:

re: the Dells song, YES, i totally understand!!!! not quite . . . slooooooowwwwww jaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmy enuff . . . !
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:41am Joe McG:

Thanks for the YouTube video link, slugluv1313!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:46am slugluv1313:

THANK YOU for all these amazing tunes!!!!!!!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:47am Joe McG:

Having the desired effect, I hope!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:51am BULLDOZ'r:

This playlist is a keeper
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:52am Mike Sin:

"always and forever" -- it's the last slow dance at the wedding!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:52am slugluv1313:

YES!!!! guessing with other listeners too, judging by "lack" of comments, they are all *preoccupied*

ow WOW!!!!! the Heatwave song -- TOTALLY "cheesey" but gotta love it!!!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:54am Joe McG:

@slugluv: Yes, I'm not too concerned about the comments list tonight. I hope people are "busy" in one way or another. I know this HW song is the ultimate cheese, but I love it, and I had to finish up with that high note climax!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:54am slugluv1313:

@ Mike Sin -- EXACTLY!!!!!

(have a kinda funny/sweet/strangely "romantic" story about this song -- cannot really explain here)
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:56am Mike Sin:

Man, I didn't realize gentleman Joe mcG could be such a filthy mutha-fo!
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:58am Terre T:

Whew...i felt the earth move under my feet with that set...
  Sun. 10/16/11 2:59am Joe McG:

Goodnight, all, and thanks for listening! See you all next week!
  Sun. 10/16/11 3:00am slugluv1313:

@ Terre T. -- DITTO!!!!!!

and ending with "Love's Theme" -- PERFECT!!!!!!!
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