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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shady Train - Ep. 3: Centipede!


BOOTH ANNOUNCER:

Shady Train...


the hippest trip in America!

60 nonstop minutes across the

tracks of your mind into the

exciting world of Soul!

And now, here's your host...

Don Cornelius!



Hey there and welcome aboard. You're right on time for another mind blowing journey on the big train... so let's roll.




(Don's intro is on video.)

"The Cisco Kid" - War
(Apr./May 1973, highest chart pos.
 #2 Hot 100/#5 R&B, from Nov. 1972
album The World Is a Ghetto)

START PLAYING VIDEO
 AT 52:08 MARK!





We are super excited to welcome aboard the big train for their first visit an extremely talented R&B and electro-funk band from Atlanta, Georgia. They are here to do their latest single on the Tabu label, an absolute smash entitled "Take Your Time." A great Shady Train welcome please, ladies and gentlemen, for the Sounds of Success, a.k.a. -- The S.O.S. Band!

"Take Your Time (Do It Right)"
The S.O.S. Band (June/July 1980,
highest cht. pos. #1 R&B/#3 Hot 100,
from June 1980 album S.O.S.)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 17 SEC. MARK!





And things are lookin' mighty fine out on the Shady Train line as the gang gets into a groove that makes you wanna move real smooth. It's the Dazz Band with a biggin' everybody's diggin' -- "Let It Whip!"


"Let It Whip" - The Dazz Band
(May-July 1982, highest chart pos.
#1 R&B/#5 Hot 100, from
1982 album Keep It Live)





We now switch live to Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special where one of the best and longest lasting R&B groups of all time is about to perform. Formed in the late 50s, the trio is now reaching its peak in the 70s on Philadelphia International Records. Let's get some hands together, gang, for the mighty O'Jays, runnin' down a slick sound we know is one of the baddest things around. They call it-- "For the Love of Cash Money!"

"For The Love of Money" - The O'Jays
(June 1974, highest chart pos.
#9 Hot 100/#3 R&B, from
Nov. 1973 album Ship Ahoy,
perf. on The Midnight Special

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 1:00 MARK!





They are five beautiful brothers who have labored long and hard with one purpose in mind, and the recent certification of their second consecutive million selling record on the Atlantic label indicates that their purpose has finally been achieved and establishes them firmly at the very top of the music world. If you will, please, a thunderous welcome for-- The Spinners!

"I'll Be Around" - The Spinners
(Oct./Nov. 1972, highest chart pos.
#3 Hot 100/#1 R&B, from
Apr. 1973 album Spinners)





We are very pleased to have with us on the show a lovely and talented young artist who is contributing her share to the Jackson family legend. As she joins us to do her latest single on the Columbia label entitled "Centipede," a great welcome please, gang, for Miss-- Rebbie Jackson!

"Centipede" - Rebbie Jackson
(Nov./Dec. 1984, highest chart pos.
#4 R&B/#24 Hot 100, from
Oct. 1984 album Centipede)






Now meet a talented young singer and multi-instrumentalist from Cincinnati, Ohio, who began her career as a backing vocalist for the Gap Band. After a stint as lead singer of the girl group Klymaxx, she gained an international following as frontwoman of the German Eurodance group Snap! and after that recorded with the popular British group Soul II Soul. In between she was a solo artist recording for the Total Experience label. As she joins us to do the first single from her debut album Pennye, a song entitled "Change Your Wicked Ways," let's make some big noise, gang, for Miss-- Pennye Ford!

"Change Your Wicked Ways" - Pennye Ford
(1984, highest chart pos. #25 R&B,
from 1984 album Pennye)

START PLAYING VIDEO
AT 40 SEC. MARK!





That oughta hold you for a while. Come on back and get into it with us again next time. You can bet your last money, it's all gonna be a stone gas, honey. I'm Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love...peace...and soul!