Here's the 196th Mix Selection for F.S.V.B, it a "Chic Song Special" its Presented by Mike Pantelli and it Features some Great Tracks Written and Produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic, Including Artist's like, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, Norma Jean and of course Chic!
CHIC – OPEN UP CARLY SIMON – WHY CHIC – SOUP FOR ONE FONZI THORNTON – I WORK FOR A LIVIN’ CHIC – MY FORBIDDEN LOVER DIANA ROSS – I’M COMING OUT (ORIGINAL CHIC MIX) SISTER SLEDGE – HE’S THE GREATEST DANCER CHIC – CHIC CHEER NORMA JEAN BELL – SORCERER CHIC – GOOD TIMES SISTER SLEDGE – THINKING OF YOU (DIMITRI REMIX) NORMA JEAN BELL – SATURDAY (DIMITRI REMIX) SHEILA B. DEVOTION – SPACER SISTER SLEDGE – GOT TO LOVE SOMEBODY CHIC – LE FREAK SISTER SLEDGE – LOST IN MUSIC (DIMITRI REMIX) DIANA ROSS – UPSIDE DOWN CHIC – I WANT YOUR LOVE DAFT PUNK – GET LUCKY (FT. PHARRELL & NILE RODGERS)
We were Now in 1989, I was Now 30 Years Old, Susan was 29 Years Old and the Kids, Nathan and Natalie were 10 and 8 Years, and We had Now been Living in the Same House for 7 Years! Things were Going Alright at Home and Now I had a Decent Job with a Decent Wage, things were Going Fine at Work as well.
As I Mentioned Before, I had now been in my New Job for about 6 Weeks, and things were going Great, but I has Managed to get on Top of the Job and the Situation, I mean I had Never Worked in Such a Place Before and Never Had a Woman Boss Before! What I Mean is, I was Used to Working in a Team, but Now I was In Charge of My Kitchen and My Area, on My Own, so I soon got Control of that Situation and it became to Easy, in a Way, it was Too Easy, in Fact I was Finding I was having a lot of Time on my Hands, because of my Preparation Work etc! I had Never had a Woman Boss Before, and that Took some Getting Used To, also after a While Working with Her, She told me, I was the First Full Time Bloke, (apart from One Part-Time Worker) that she had been in Charge of!
Because of How I Worked, I was Finding Myself Way ahead of my Work, this Led to 2 Things, Firstly I was Collared into Helping out the Other Staff Members with their Work, when I was Finished my Work and I Took up Reading Books! Firstly Work Wise, I was a Chef/Cook in a Old People's Day Centre, but the OAP's had Dementia, this was a Bit of a Shock to me, at that Point, I Did Not Know of Any Relative or Person who had this Disease, and I was Expected to Help Out with Staff Member's Keeping the Old Folk Happy! This Involved, Playing their Games with them, Taking Part in their Activities and so on, this was Something I was Not Used to Doing, Not with any Old Person, Let Alone Somebody who was ill, as well. Some of the Things I Used to do were, Playing Games with
Beanbags, Footballs etc, Bingo, Sing-A-Longs, Competitions, Drawing's etc. I Used to go Out on Mini-Bus Trips and Rides etc and Look after the Old Folk, Like Garden Centre's Trips or Ride Outs to the Countryside! Secondly, I Started Reading a Lot of Book's, I Used to Sit on Top of the Freezer in the Back Store Room with a Drink and Read when Ever I had the Chance, My Boss was OK with this, as she Knew I had Everything Under Control, Food and Work Wise! The Books I used to Read, Always Involved Mountains and Snow in Some Sort of Way, I have Always been Interested in Mountains, the Trips and Adventures that People had to Them etc.
The Mountains I mean are The Alps and The Pyrenees in Europe, the Himalayas in Asia and the Ranges in Scotland, and North and South Americas. I Ended Up Working at "The Garnham Day Centre" for About 5.5 Years, and in that Time I Must Have Read 100's of Books! ========================================================
Now for Some Music, Back in 1984 a Great Soul Track was Released in the U.S on the Kelli-Arts Record Label, It was called "I Choose You" and Sung by the Artist "Paris" It wasn't Released in the U.K Until 3 Years Later in 1987, and it was on the "Bluebird Record Label" The Song was Written by Paris (under his Full Name of Paris L Holley) and Otis Leavell and Carl Davis, the Song was also Produced by Leavell and Davis. What a Great Soul Record this was, and Still Sounds Great Today!
By the Time I Left School in 1975, I was Spending Most of my Money on Soul and Funk Music, Mostly all on Vinyl by Now, I Remember we had some Great Record Shops in Great Yarmouth, back then, Not like now, I think Apart from Supermarkets there is Only One Second Hand Shop that Sells Music in Town Now!
Norwich is Nearly as Bad, but there again I No Longer Buy Any Music Whatsoever, as for Vinyl, I Stopped Buying them about 1990 and as for CD's, I First Brought a CD back in 1989, then Brought 100's of them, but now, I Don't think I have Brought a CD for about 18 Months now!
During the Very Early 1990's, I had about 3000 Items of Music, in all Formats, it was then I started to Sell some of my Vinyl Albums, this went on for a Couple of Years, it was Quite Hard to Sell back then Before E-Bay etc, but I Sold a Few, only to Regret this Later, then when CD's Started to become a bit More Cheaper, I Started Replacing the Vinyl Albums I had Sold!
I Eventually Ended up with about 750 CD's at Least, then about 3/4 Years ago I Brought a Couple of Digital Players, i.e a Creative Zen and a Phillips Streamium, and that has Changed my Music Collection Again, I now have Most of my Music on them in Digital Form!
So this has Brought me to the Reason for this Post, I have Sold Quite a few of my Vinyl Records over the Years, but Still have about 150 Vinyl Albums Left, about 200 12" and 7" Singles, I also have about 200 Albums on Tape, not to Mention many Blues and Soul Magazines and some Black Echoes Papers, added to these I am Now Going to Sell all my 750 CD's!
In fact I Started Listing my CD's on Ebay about 3/4 Months ago, to see how they would Sell, in Fact I've Sold Quite a Few, and Last Week I Decided to Advertise them on Discogs, as this is More of a Specialist Site for Selling Music, Rather than Ebay!
Obviously its Takes Time to Put All my Music on there, but its Seems to be Worth at the Moment, I have Sold as Much in 3 Days as I did in about 2 Months on Ebay!
I Hope Eventually to put Everything I have on Discogs, but this will Take Time, I have Soul, Funk, Jazz, Electro, Rap, Disco, Dance and R&B on All Formats, Dating Back from the Mid 60's Right up until about 3 Years Ago!
The Most up to Date Music I have Purchased is All of John Legend's CD's, Can't say I go to Much on Today's R&B Music, but I have a Wide Choice of All the Great Soul Singer's and Funk Band's from the Past, so Please have a Look at what I have put on Discogs, and Come back in the Future, as More Music will be Added in Time!
GEORGE BENSON – LATELY GEORGE BENSON – MY CHERIE AMOUR MICHAEL JACKSON – I CAN’T HELP IT MARY J BLIGE – OVERJOYED BLACK COFFEY – ROCKET LOVE THE MAIN INGREDIENT – I AM YOURS LUTHER VANDROSS – KNOCKS ME OFF MY FEET BRIAN MCKNIGHT – SEND ONE YOUR LOVE JAZZ JAMAICA – TEARS OF A CLOWN BOYZ II MEN – I WAS MADE TO LOVE HER JOE – THAT GIRL JACKSON 5 – BUTTERCUP LABELLE – OPEN UP YOUR HEART FRANK MCCOMB – GOLDEN LADY JERMAINE JACKSON – WHERE ARE YOU NOW? THE SPINNERS – IT’S A SHAME IKE & TINA TURNER – LIVING FOR THE CITY MATT GIRAUD – PART TIME LOVER ARETHA FRANKLIN – UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME GENE HARRIS – AS QUINCY JONES FT. PATTI AUSTIN – BETCHA WOULDN’T HURT ME GLENN LEWIS – SUPERSTITION BLACKSTREET – ALL I DO THIRD WORLD – TRY JAH LOVE KATHY SLEDGE – ANOTHER STAR