Wednesday, April 01, 2009

so I have the flu. and I am watching some awesome movies and (of course) going through some of my favorite episodes of Soul Train. I landed on an episode from the 13th season (appx. 1983-1984) with Shannon, Bobby Womack, and Patti Labelle. Crazy episode it was as one can see Fred Berry (Rerun.. R.I.P.) in the audience locking away, and the dancers show out to the Romantics' "Talking In Your Sleep" (this was when Don Cornelius was 'experimenting' with the show's formula and playing more out-and-out pop music; the dancers made it work, though!!). another dance segment (namely, the scrambleboard) features the superb Larry Levan edit of Jeffrey Osborne's "Plane Love." 
Produced initially by George Duke and written by Synth God Hawk Wolinski, this groover just might be Jeffrey's best uptempo track pre woo-woo-woo as he --unabashedly-- croons about meeting a future hookup on a plane.
here it is in it's 12-inch glory. you might agree.

Jeffrey Osborne "Plane Love" (12-inch Larry Levan Mix)

1 comment:

Steven said...

That scramble board segment was hotness.....Nieci and DFox..were killin clip indeed.