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The Jheri Curl Chronicles
Radio Free Brooklyn
Category: R&B & Urban
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February 11, 2019 09:00 AM PST

The music world lost a legend with the recent passing of pop/R&B superstar James Ingram, and the Jheri Curl Chronicles pays tribute with a handful of his best known songs, as well as a couple of songs he wrote for artists like Michael Jackson and Shalamar. This latest installment of the JCC also features classics from Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, A Tribe Called Quest and more.

Michael Jackson "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"
James Ingram "It's Real"
Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston "Something in Common"
Intro "Love Thang"
Weldon Irvine "We Gettin' Down"
The Pointer Sisters "Happiness"
Syreeta "I Love Every Little Thing About You"
Diana Ross "My Old Piano"
Slave "Are You Ready for Love"
A Tribe Called Quest "Go Ahead In the Rain"
Main Source "Peace Is Not the Word To Play"
Gladys Knight & The Pips "Save the Overtime (For Me)"
James Ingram "Always"
Mica Paris "My One Temptation"
L.T.D. "Where Did We Go Wrong (feat. Jeffrey Osborne)"
Robert Palmer "Give Me an Inch"
Whitney Houston "You Give Good Love"
Simply Red "Holding Back the Years"
Natalie Cole "I Do"
Tony! Toni! Toné! "Leavin'"
A Tribe Called Quest "What?"
Black Sheep "Flavor of the Month"
Shalamar "You've Got Me Running"
James Ingram "Yah Mo B There"
Janet Jackson "Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun)"
Quincy Jones "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)"

February 04, 2019 09:00 AM PST

Shane (host of Everybody Plays the Fool on Radio Free Brooklyn; http://eptf.podomatic.com) subs in for Mike for this episode of the JCC. New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint is the main topic of this show-and most of the songs played were written/produced by him, otherwise featured him, or sampled his music. Artists included are Sylvester, Jay-Z, Kool & The Gang, Patti LaBelle and more. The show also includes a tribute to the recently deceased James Ingram.

Janet Jackson "R&B Junkie"
Heavy D & The Boyz "A Better Land"
Irma Thomas "Old Records"
Kool & The Gang & Eumir Deodato "Night People"
Patti LaBelle "Release"
De La Soul "Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)"
Sly & Robbie "Yes We Can Can"
The Pointer Sisters "Going Down Slowly"
Sylvester "Happiness"
Etta James "Sweet Touch of Love"
Chocolate Milk "Girl Calling"
Candi Staton "A Dreamer of a Dream"
Eric Gale "You Got My Life in Your Hands"
Jay-Z "D'evils"
Tony Terry "Read My Mind"
Dee Dee Bridgewater "It Ain't Easy"
Aaron Neville "With You in Mind"
Tina Turner "viva la money"
Boz Scaggs "What Do You Want the Girl to Do"
Young-Holt Unlimited "Yes We Can Can"
Lee Dorsey "Occapella"
Treacherous Three "Yes We Can-Can"
Rod Stewart & Booker T. & The M.G.'s "Holy Cow"
Patti Austin & James Ingram "Baby, Come To Me"
Quincy Jones & James Ingram "One Hundred Ways"
James Ingram "Yah Mo B There"
Quincy Jones "Just Once"

February 02, 2019 05:04 AM PST

Mike Joseph is joined in the studio by Jacob Block from La Reserve Records (http://www.lareserverecords.com/roster/overview). They play music from La Reserve artist Yellow Shoots as well as the JCC's typical selection of classic soul, funk and hip-hop. Philly artists are spotlighted, with music from Grover Washington Jr., Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Boyz II Men and more. We also pay tribute to the legendary Edwin Birdsong by playing two songs from the late artist.

Michael Jackson "Jam"
Blackstreet "No Diggity (feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen)"
Grover Washington, Jr. "Mister Magic"
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince "I'm Looking for the One (To Be With Me)"
Boyz II Men & Michael Bivins "Motownphilly"
Edwin Birdsong "Cola Bottle Baby"
Eric B. & Rakim "Know the Ledge"
Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight"
Yellow Shoots "desert rose"
Prince & The Revolution "Raspberry Beret"
Gang Starr "Just To Get a Rep"
The Stylistics "Hurry Up This Way Again"
Grover Washington, Jr. "Just the Two of Us"
Edwin Birdsong "Rapper Dapper Snapper"
The Spinners "I'll Be Around"
Grace jones "Nipple to the Bottle"
Billy Ocean "Mystery Lady"
Tony! Toni! Toné! "I Care"
Patti LaBelle "Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)"

January 14, 2019 09:00 AM PST

The host of Radio Free Brooklyn's Lush Vibes Radio, Calvin Williams, fills in for Mike Joseph on this episode of the JCC, and plays a wide array of old-school soul, funk and dance classics. Check out hits by legends like Zapp, Weather Report, Change (with Luther Vandross on lead vocals) , Full Force, and more.

Change “The Glow of Love”
Janet Jackson “R&B Junkie”
Earth, Wind & Fire “Touch (Remastered)”
Patrice Rushen “Remind Me (Remastered Version)”
Tony! Toni! Toné! “Little Walter”
Zapp “More Bounce to the Ounce”
A Tribe Called Quest “Can I Kick It?”
Michael McDonald “Sweet Freedom”
After 7 “Ready or Not” from After 7
Teena Marie “I Need Your Lovin'”
Full Force “Ain't My Type of Hype”
Al B. Sure! “Nite & Day”
Company B “full circle”
David Bowie “Let's Dance”
Jermaine Jackson “Let's Get Serious”
Anita Baker “Giving You the Best That I Got”
Irene Cara “Fame - (Fame)”
Raydio “Rock On”
The Pointer Sisters “Jump (for My Love)”
Ready for the World “Oh Sheila”
Morris day “Are You Ready (Minneapolis Mix)”
The Manhattans “Too Hot to Stop It”
Jeff Lorber Fusion “Rain Dance”
LL Cool J “Around the Way Girl”
Quincy Jones “Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)”
Weather Report “Birdland”
P.M. Dawn “I'd Die Without You”

January 07, 2019 09:00 AM PST

Happy 2019! For the first JCC show of the new year, Mike Joseph is joined by Luke Griffin, the creator and host of The Bushwick Podcast. https://www.hearbushwick.com

Luke and Mike talk about the changes New York City has experienced recently, and why Luke felt compelled to create a podcast to get to know his neighborhood. They also talk about-and play-a bunch of classic sounds from the '70s, '80s and '90s, pay tribute to Daryl Dragon of The Captain & Tennille, go in-depth on the weirdness of Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World" video, discuss Steely Dan's litigious nature and so much more.


Zapp "Computer Love"
Soul for Real "Candy Rain"
Steely Dan "Black Cow"
Mark Morrison "Return of the Mack"
D'Angelo "Lady"
Mint Condition "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)"
Bobby Caldwell "What You Won't Do for Love"
Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald "On My Own"
Brownstone "If You Love Me"
Guy "Piece of My Love"
Michael Jackson "You Rock My World"
The Jones Girls "Who Can I Run To"
Mtume "Juicy Fruit"
Sade "Love Is Stronger Than Pride"
Captain & Tennille "Do That To Me One More Time"
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Full Force, Cult Jam & Lisa Lisa "I Wonder If I Take You Home"
Stevie Wonder "All Day Sucker"
The Gap Band "Outstanding"
Tony! Toni! Toné! "Anniversary"
Steely Dan "Gaucho"
New Edition "Boys to Men"

December 31, 2018 09:00 AM PST

It's almost New Year's, and for The Jheri Curl Chronicles, that means two hours of nothing but non-stop party jams. Host Mike Joseph plays some of the most celebratory uptempo songs of the '80s in this mix. Featured artists include The Jacksons, Prince & The Revolution, and Rick James.

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam "Let the Beat Hit 'Em"
Madonna "Into the Groove"
Laid Back "White Horse"
Prince & The Revolution "Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) [Extended Version]"
Black Box "Everybody Everybody (feat. Martha Wash)"
Technotronic "Pump Up the Jam"
Naughty By Nature "O.P.P"
Run-DMC "Peter Piper"
Teena Marie "Square Biz"
Young MC "Bust a Move"
The Jacksons "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)"
DeBarge "Rhythm of the Night"
Paul Hardcastle "Rainforest (Original Version)"
The Bar-Kays "Freakshow On the Dance Floor"
Midnight Star "No Parking (On the Dance Floor)"
Salt-N-Pepa "Push It"
Rick James "Super Freak"
The Human League "Don't You Want Me"
George Kranz "Din Daa Daa (Original US Mix)"
Grace jones "Pull Up to the Bumper"
Bell Biv DeVoe "Poison"
Samantha Fox "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)"
Cameo "Single Life"
Johnny Kemp "Just Got Paid"
Chubb Rock "Treat 'Em Right"
Billy Ocean "Nights (Feel Like Gettin' Down)"
Chic "Good Times"

December 24, 2018 09:00 AM PST

It's sort of Christmas in JCC land. This means that the usual assortment of classic hits from the '80s (and adjacent) are joined by a heaping selection fo holiday jams from Run-DMC, Luther, Wham! and many others. No guests on this episode, just Mike Joseph and some of the best music from the golden era of urban contemporary.

New Kids On The Block "Funky, Funky, Xmas"
Sweet Sensation "Hooked On You"
The Time "I Don't Wanna to Leave You"
Daryl Hall & John Oates "Say It Isn't So"
Hot Streak "Body Work"
Janet Jackson "If"
Wings "Arrow Through Me"
Brown Sugar "I'm in Love With a Dreadlocks"
Jeffrey Osborne "New Love"
Run-DMC "Christmas In Hollis"
Mariah Carey "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
Diana Ross "Chain Reaction"
Heatwave "Turn Around"
Troop "All I Do Is Think of You"
New Edition "All I Want for Christmas Is My Girl"
Ray Parker Jr. "Jamie"
Earth, Wind & Fire "Thinking of You"
Patrice Rushen "I Was Tired of Being Alone"
Tevin Campbell "Tell Me What You Want Me to Do"
Luther Vandross "At Christmas Time"
Wham! "Last Christmas"
Barry White "Sho' You Right"
Kurtis Blow "Christmas Rappin"
Kenny Loggins "Celebrate Me Home"

December 17, 2018 09:00 AM PST

The Jheri Curl Chronicles is back with an all new episode co-starring musicians Rob Righthand & Derek Kirch. Along with host Mike Joseph, they play a bunch of classic songs spanning the decades (from Ray Charles to LL Cool J), plus they discuss music, food and much more!


Prince & The Revolution "Let's Go Crazy"
Art of Noise "Kiss (feat. Tom Jones)"
The Time "Jungle Love"
Kool & The Gang "Jungle Boogie"
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station "The Jam"
The Whispers "It's a Love Thing"
James Brown "The Payback"
LL Cool J "The Boomin' System"
Marley Marl "Foundation Symphony (feat. Larry 0, Seven Shawn, J. Wells & Miss Man)"
The Police "Synchronicity I"
Ray Charles "Night Time Is the Right Time"
Rick James "Give It to Me Baby"
Michael Jackson "Rock With You"
Greg Phillinganes "Lazy Nina"
The Jacksons "Blame It On the Boogie"
Jackson 5 "Feelin' Alright"
Brick "Get Started"
Earth, Wind & Fire "Serpentine Fire"
Led Zeppelin "Trampled Under Foot"
Evelyn "Champagne" King "I Can't Stand It"
Nao "Nostalgia"
James Gang "Funk #49"
Ohio Players "Happy Holidays"

December 10, 2018 09:00 AM PST

Producer, storyteller and educator Nisse Greenberg is Mike Joseph's guest on the latest Jheri Curl Chronicles. They play classic tunes by Kool & The Gang, Parliament and Cameo and add in newer tracks by The Internet and Janelle Monae. In between, they discuss the art of crying, why it's important to sing in the supermarket, and how music can be therapeutic.

Cameo "We're Goin' out Tonight"
Anchorsong "Slider"
Curtis Mayfield "Move On Up (Extended Version)"
Janelle Monáe "I Like That"
Omar "There's Nothing Like This"
The Internet "Come Over"
D'Angelo, Fela Kuti & Macy Gray "Water No Get Enemy (feat. Nile Rodgers, Roy Hargrove, The Soultronics & Positive Force)"
The Quantic Soul Orchestra "She Said What? (Rap Descarga) [feat. J-Live]"
Parliament "Flashlight"
Grover Washington, Jr. "Jet Stream"
Grover Washington, Jr. "Sassy Stew"
Masego & FKJ "Tadow"
DaVido "Fall"
The Internet "Gabby (feat. Janelle Monáe)"
Arrested Development "People Everyday (Metamorphosis Mix)"
Kool & The Gang "Pneumonia"
The Gap Band "Shake"
Geto Boys "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta"
Kool & The Gang "Breeze & Soul"
Stevie Wonder "Joy Inside My Tears"

December 03, 2018 09:00 AM PST

In the latest JCC show, Mike Joseph is joined by singer/songwriters Brian "B-Ski" Collazo and Julian Velard. In between playing classic jams from the '80s and '90s, the three talk about cultural differences, growing up in New York City, the evolution of freestyle music (and reggaeton!) and Bob Dylan's songwriting skills.

Club Nouveau "Why You Treat Me so Bad"
TKA "Louder Than Love"
El General "Te Ves Buena"
Jaya "If You Leave Me Now"
D Train "You're the One for Me"
Mint Condition "U Send Me Swingin'"
Tamia "So Into You"
The Pointer Sisters "I Need You"
Ill Al Skratch & Brian McKnight "I'll Take Her (feat. Brian McKnight)"
Deniece Williams & Johnny Mathis "Without Us"
Color Me Badd "Thinkin' Back"
Hi-Five "Never Should've Let You Go"
Alexander O'Neal "If You Were Here Tonight"
P.M. Dawn "A Watcher's Point of View (Don’t Cha Think)"
Raphael Saadiq "Tick Tock"
Pebbles "Mercedes Boy (Remix)"

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