Playing tracks by
Lou Rawls, The Three Degrees, The O'Jays, Billy Paul, Dee Dee Sharp Gamble and more.
This show was 1st in the global pop chart, 1st in the global oldies chart and 5th in the global r&b chart.
This mix is dedicated to Professor Eddy ( https://www.mixcloud.com/Professor_Eddy/ ), who specializes in smooth mixes and who has said he appreciates the era of R&B that was transitioning from the older style to that of disco. That era would be roughly from 1974 to 1977. I've said before that that older style of R&B died in 1976, but that ain't necessarily so. It did, but there was less of it to be found. One of those places where it lived on for awhile was in Philadelphia; a city where music was more laid back; less razzle dazzle. This mix features nine songs from the year 1974 (out of the 19 total). It also features three tunes by The O'Jays, two by Lou Rawles, and two instrumentals by MFSB. By the way, the last O'Jay number used here (track 17) is the original version of "Now That We Found Love" from 1974.