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Miss Celie’s Blues by Tata Vega.  From 1985 The Color Purple soundtrack.  Carmen Rosa Vega is an American vocalist whose career spans theater, film, and a variety of musical genres.

Jealous by The Mac Band. 1988 debut single from this Flint, Michigan based R&B group formed by the four McCampbell brothers as the primary vocalists – Ray, Derrick, Charles and Kelvin.

More than Words can Say by Alias. Canadian band made up of former Heart and Sheriff  band members.  BMI presented the lead vocalist / songwriter Freddy Curci with the “Million-airs award” for “More Than Words Can Say”.  One million performances is the equivalent of approximately 50,000 broadcast hours, or more than 5.7 years of continuous airplay.

I Wanna Get Next to You by Milton Smith and Stimulus. Their 1985 single.  I can’t find much about these people…Smith himself has done most of his recording work in gospel and Christian music, while the group recorded just 3 tracks according to Discogs.

Ease on Down the Road by Michael Jackson. Request.

It’s all coming back to me now by Pandora’s Box.  From their only album, 1989’s Original Sin.  Written largely by Jim Steinman, who put together the girl group made up of Elaine Caswell, Ellen Foley, Gina Taylor, Deliria Wilde, and he played keyboards for them as well.

Dance Lover by Mikki. 1985 single.  Mikki Farrow was born in Detroit, where she got into music at an early age. In the mid sixties she met and married saxophonist Andrew “Mike” Terry.  Most of her recordings were done in the 80s, including her only album, but there was a really early single from 1966. She died in 2002 but a posthumous compilation was released in 2013.

Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox. Request.

Keep on Loving You by REO Speedwagon. 1980 single from Hi Infidelity, their 9th.  It was the 500th song to hit no. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Aussies – C

*Electric Lash by The Church. 1983 track from Séance, their third album, also released that year.

*Wild Desire by Celibate Rifles. 1984 single from their second album, a self-titled affair also from 1984. Their name is a response to the Sex Pistols…

*That’s Your Way by Contraband. First single released after the band changed its name from Finch to Contraband in 1978…cuz there was a Dutch Finch that sued them.

*Australia by The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. Title track from their 1975 album, also released as a single that year. The band was based in Melbourne and centred around singer and multi-instrumentalist Mic Conway (“Captain Matchbox”) and his brother Jim Conway.

*Hook Me Up by CDB. 1994 single follow up to their hit cover of Let’s Groove.

*Bang Bang by Cheetah. 1981 single from their 1982 album, Rock and Roll Women.

On the Dance Floor by The New Guys on the Block. 1983 debut single from this r-n-b studio act made up of Joey Robinson, Jr and Reggie Griffin.  They released a few other singles in addition to their single self-titled album in 1984.

Temptation by Heaven 17. From 1983’s The Luxury Gap.

Ain’t Nothing Going on but the Rent by Gwen Guthrie. Request.

Fairy Tales by Anita Baker.  Request.

Feels So Good by Ze-Brass.  1983 release…the only one they had…from this duo of

Nicky Kalliongis and Ray Caviano.

Echo Beach by Martha and the Muffins.  Released as a single from their album Metro Music in 1980; it won the Juno Award for Single of the Year in Canada. “Echo Beach” was the band’s only significant international hit, although they had several other hits in Canada. I think of it often as I’ve done the Echo Point hike in Tassie a number of times.


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