Newest Valentine's Day edition of my RBMA Radio show "Across 135th Street" is another lovers rock reggae cover versions session. Features choice lovers rock renditions of tunes made famous by Zapp, Deniece Williams, The Gap Band, Dennis Edwards, LTD, Patrice Rushen, EW&F (Maurice White RIP) & more.
US airtimes on http://live.rbmaradio.com/ :
PREMIERES Saturday, February 13th, 2016, 12noon EST
Re-airs Sunday, February 14th, 2016 1:45PM EST
Non-US listeners just press play. More words via RBMA Radio below. Enjoy!
Once again ’tis the season of heart-shaped sweet nothings lurking round every corner. And with it comes yet another batch of sweet somethings served up from the crates of Across 135th Street host and selector Chairman Jefferson Mao – specifically, lovers rock reggae covers of classic r&b tunes. More Reggae Covers For Lovers (And All You Others) spikes sugar levels from git with Seventh Extension’s rendition of Earth Wind & Fire’s Reasons. From there it’s another veritable bouquet of beloved tracks done inna lovers rock style – from Janet Kaye’s re-coding of Zapp’s Computer Love to Junior English’s take on Curtis Mayfield’s Mary J. Blige-sampled You’re So Good To Me to Al Charles’ version of the Gap Band’s Outstanding, Candy McKenzie’s reinterpretation of Patrice Rushen’s You Remind Me, and (going out to all the Beatnuts and MC Eiht fans) Christine Lewin’s lovely treatment of Tyrone Davis’ quiet storm standard In The Mood. Forget the box of chocolates. If the spirit moves you let dem tune groove you.