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The Jheri Curl Chronicles
Radio Free Brooklyn
Category: R&B & Urban
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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)"

November 26, 2018 09:00 AM PST

The latest episode of the JCC is an experience in laid-back sounds, featuring a plethora of smooth soulful sounds from the '80s. The playlist includes hits from The Isley Brothers, Chaka Khan, Patrice Rushen and more. As the live edition of the show was recorded on Thanksgiving Eve, host Mike Joseph also discusses a few holiday traditions.

Patrice Rushen "Remind Me"
Mary J. Blige "Reminisce"
Stephanie Mills "Something in the Way (You Make Me Feel)"
Atlantic Starr "When Love Calls"
Kashif "The Mood"
Luther Vandross "See Me"
Whitney Houston "I Belong to You"
The Jones Girls "At Peace with Woman"
Jonathan Butler "Sarah Sarah"
Imagination "Body Talk"
Chaka Khan "Papillon (Aka Hot Butterfly)"
Loose Ends "Nights of Pleasure"
Howard Hewett "I Commit to Love"
George Duke "You"
Jermaine Jackson "You Like Me Don't You"
Steve Arrington "Mellow As a Cello"
Massive Attack "Protection"
The Isley Brothers "Voyage to Atlantis"
Neneh Cherry "Twisted"
Paul Davis "Cool Night"
Barbra Streisand "Guilty (Duet With Barry Gibb)"
Sade "Keep Looking"
Rose Royce "Wishing On a Star"
Randy Crawford "Give Me the Night (Chill Night Mix)"
Zapp "Be Alright"

November 19, 2018 09:00 AM PST

Radio personality Jim Shearer (Sirius XM Volume, MTV2, VH-1's Top Twenty Countdown) is the guest on tonight's JCC! In between playing some great music from the '80s (and early '90s), Jim and host Mike Joseph talk about basketball, the Beastie Boys, musical memories from high school and much more!

Beastie Boys "Shadrach"
The D.O.C. "It's Funky Enough"
LL Cool J "How I'm Comin'"
Janet Jackson "rhythm nation"
Sly & The Family Stone "Loose Booty"
Bobby Brown "Humpin' Around"
Hi-Five "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) (Mix Version)"
Timex Social Club "Rumors"
Jade "Don't walk away"
Eugene McDaniels "Headless Heroes"
Bell Biv DeVoe "Above the Rim"
TLC "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"
Lords of the Underground "Chief Rocka"
Dino "Romeo"
The Jackson 5 "I'll Bet You"
Shannon "Let the music play"

November 12, 2018 09:00 AM PST

There's a full house in the Radio Free Brooklyn studio for the latest JCC show. Host Mike Joseph is joined by returning guests Mitch Ski The Rapping Comedian, Chris Cruz and Charles (Woohoo) Hendricks. Blake, Jordyn and Alex also join in the fun. Enjoy two hours of old school classics from Eric B & Rakim, Evelyn "Champagne King", Run-D.M.C. and more. Topics discussed include whether "I Ain't No Joke" by Eric & Rakim was a response record, whether MC Shan was really from Brooklyn, Doobie Brothers karaoke, and celebrity sightings of Nick Ashford.

UTFO "Roxanne, Roxanne"
Evelyn "Champagne" King "I'm In Love (12" Version)"
Yarbrough & Peoples "Don't Stop the Music"
Fat Boys "Can You Feel It"
Ultramagnetic MC's "Ease Back"
Run-DMC "My Adidas"
Komiko "Feel Alright"
Sharon Brown "I Specialize In Love (7" Version)"
T La Rock "It's Yours (12" Radio Mix)"
Eric B. & Rakim "I Ain't No Joke"
Divine Sounds "Do or Die Bed Sty"
Maze & Frankie Beverly "Before I Let Go"
Sharon Redd "Beat the Street"
Ashford & Simpson "Solid"
Kid 'N Play "last night"
Three Times Dope "Funky Dividends"
Slave "Watching You"
The Doobie Brothers "What a Fool Believes"

November 05, 2018 09:00 AM PST

A selection of soul and funk obscurities provides the backdrop for this JCC show. Host Mike Joseph is joined by record collector Alec Reed, and the two play songs from Womack & Womack, Donald Byrd, Sylvia and more. They also discuss the recently released Beastie Boys book, play a set of music by Brazilian artists, talk about Randy Jackson's recent appearance on Questlove's podcast and more.

October 29, 2018 09:00 AM PDT

Who says there's no good music made these days? This JCC mix features songs by 21st century artists that keeps the promise made by all the classic material made in the era that the show normally covers. Additionally, we are joined once again by the It's All Nice On Ice team. Chris and Jake offer up some comic relief during the mic breaks, and are accompanied by Stephen, a new RFB employee who also appeared on JCC99. The mix includes songs by SZA, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo and more.

Ceelo Green "Est. 1980'S"
Bruno Mars "Moonshine"
SZA "Prom"
Miguel "Coffee"
Pharrell Williams "Hunter"
Mayer Hawthorne "Reach Out Richard"
Beyoncé "Love On Top"
Bad Rabbits "F On Th J-O-B"
Passion Pit "Where the Sky Hangs"
Mac Miller "What's the Use?"
Kendrick Lamar "Complexion (A Zulu Love) [feat. Rapsody]"
Justin Timberlake "Strawberry Bubblegum"
Childish Gambino "Feels Like Summer"
Robyn "Dream On"
Frank Ocean "Novacane"
Drake "Hold On, We're Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)"
Keane "Spiralling"
Ne-Yo "Miss Right"
Chromeo "Old 45's"
Solange "Lovers in the Parking Lot"
Thundercat "Show You the Way (feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins)"

October 22, 2018 09:00 AM PDT

For the milestone 100th episode of the Jheri Curl Chronicles, host Mike Joseph plays his usual selection of '80s and '90s classics, including songs by Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson and Teena Marie. He also plays newer tracks that reference the old school by Janet, Mariah and NKOTB. For this show, Mike is joined by Shane (host of "Everybody Plays The Fool" on RFB) and Calvin (host of the brand new show "Lush Vibes Radio".

Janet Jackson "R&B Junkie"
New Kids On the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Tiffany & Debbie Gibson "80s Baby"
Mariah Carey "Dedicated (feat. Nas)"
Tyrone Brunson "The Smurf"
A Tribe Called Quest "Buggin' Out"
Bits & Pieces "Don't Stop The Music"
Boyz II Men "Thank You"
Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame "Weak At the Knees"
Level 42 "The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)"
Toto "Africa"
Teena Marie "Lovergirl"
Michael Jackson "Sunset Driver"
Tony! Toni! Toné! "What Goes around Comes Around"
George Benson "Never Give Up On a Good Thing"
Marvin Gaye "Turn On Some Music"
Serge Gainsbourg "Je T'Aime Moi Non plus"
Cameo "Don't Be so Cool"
Prince & The Revolution "Pop Life"
Change "This Is Your Time (LP Version)"
Pet Shop Boys "West End Girls (2001 Remaster)"
Peabo Bryson "Let the Feeling Flow"
Art of Noise "Moments In Love"
Luther Vandross "Make Me a Believer"

October 15, 2018 09:00 AM PDT

Episode 99 of the JCC features special guest Tom Gallo, host of the Look At My Records podcast and the radio show of the same name on Radio Free Brooklyn. This all-vinyl set features '80s and '90s classics by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Prince, Rufus and Chaka Khan, NaS and many more. It is also the very first Radio Free Brooklyn appearance by newbie/volunteer Stephen Chupaska!

Kwamé & A New Beginning "Ownlee Eue"
De La Soul "Eye Know"
Gang Starr "Ex-Girl to Next Girl"
Crooklyn Dodgers "Crooklyn (feat. Buck Shot, Special Ed & Master Ace)"
Apache "Gangsta Bitch"
George Michael "Spinning the Wheel"
Souls of Mischief "93 'til infinity"
Quincy Jones "Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me"
Prince & The Revolution "I Would Die 4 U"
Black Box "Everybody Everybody"
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock "Mecca & the Soul Brothers"
Rufus & Chaka Khan "Sharing The Love"
NAS "The World Is Yours"
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth "In the House"
Groove Theory "Tell Me"
En Vogue "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
Prince & The Revolution "Take Me With U"
Todd Rundgren "I Saw the Light"
Sade "Nothing Can Come Between Us"
De La Soul "Ring Ring Ring"
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson "Under the Hammer"

October 08, 2018 09:00 AM PDT

House music emerged from Chicago's Black gay clubs in the mid '80s and sparked a revolution in dance and electronic sounds. On the latest JCC, host Mike Joseph celebrates with two hours of house classics from CeCe Peniston, Clivilles & Cole, Frankie Knuckles, Michael Jackson and many more.

The Goodmen "Give It Up"
Nuyorican Soul "It's Alright, I Feel It (feat. Jocelyn Brown)"
Jungle Brothers "I'll House You"
Mr. Fingers "Can You Feel It"
Ten City "That's the Way Love Is (Underground Mix) [Extended Version]"
808 State "Pacific"
Cece Peniston "We Got a Love Thang"
Michael Jackson "Remember the Time"
Queen Latifah "Come into My House"
Frankie Knuckles "The Whistle Song"
Ralphi Rosario "You Used to Hold Me"
Janet Jackson "Throb"
Angel X "Work This Pussy (Revised Mix) [feat. Sweet Pussy Pauline]"
Sounds Of Blackness "The Pressure, Pt. 1"
Adeva "Warning (7'' Edit)"
Clivilles & Cole "Pride (A Deeper Love) [feat. Deborah Cooper] [Underground Club Mix / Let's Go Chanting Mix]"
Ultra Naté "Free"
Raze "Break 4 Love (Hard For the Floor Mix) [DJ T. Edit]"
Marshall Jefferson "Move Your Body"
Jody Watley "Ecstasy"
Frankie Knuckles "Baby Wants to Ride"
Lil' Louis & The World "French Kiss"
Coldcut "People Hold On (feat. Lisa Stansfield)"
CeCe Rogers "Someday"
ALy-Us "Follow Me (Club Mix)"

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