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

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)"

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