Johnson Products Company.
Hello and welcome back in for another magnificent ride on the Shady Express. Don't need money, don't take fame, don't need no credit card to ride this train, so climb aboard!
for writing and producing some of the biggest hits of
the 70s. Their signature song "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"
topped the R&B chart and was one of the hottest disco
sounds during the the summer of 1979. With backing
vocals provided by the girl trio The Sweeties which
consisted of Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson and
Evette Benton, let's give a great Shady Train
welcome to -- McFadden & Whitehead!
And we are extremely delighted to have aboard the big train a funky band from Jersey runnin' down a ditty that's doggone pretty. The song is "Hollywood Swinging" from their album Wild and Peaceful on De-Lite Records, and it is their first #1 hit on the R&B Singles chart. Let's make some big noise for-- Kool...and the Gang!
In 1976 one of Philly's Phinest, Vickie Sue Robinson, scored a top 10 hit with the disco favorite "Turn the Beat Around." In 1994 Havana born and Miami raised songstress Gloria Estefan, co-founder of the red hot Latin band Miami Sound Machine, released a remarkable remake - a cookin' cover that rivals the original and has become a classic in its own right. Hands together, gang, for-- Gloria Estefan!
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In the late 70s this five time Grammy winner was crowned Queen of Disco. She holds the distinction of being the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In the 1980s she had her "finger on the trigger" and on the pulse of dance-pop and Funk aficionados the world over with this bad boy - a top 10 Pop/top 3 Dance single for which she received a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Let's do it real good, gang, for The First Lady of Love, Miss Donna Summer, and -- "Love Is In Control!"
For the last eight years this funky Brooklyn band has been making its mark as one of the most exciting acts in the business. They are here to do their chart topping single on the Salsoul label entitled "Call Me." A big welcome please, for-- Skyy!
And the Shady Train gang is tuppin' up their stuff and killin' it on the line to the latest by Earth, Wind & Fire. It's a sound we think is one of the baddest in town or anywhere else around... and it's called-- "Thinking of You!"
#3 R&B/#1 Hot Dance Club, from
Oct. 1987 album Touch the World)
Combining def dance beats with electro funk musicianship and featuring sound FX produced by a talkbox, our next guests, an Ohio group consisting of the four brothers Troutman, are funkier than a mosquito's tweeter. They are here to do the first single from their self-titled debut Warner Brothers album. The song is entitled "More Bounce To the Ounce" and they call themselves-- ZAPP!
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That does it for this edition of Shady Train. Well do it all over again next time, and you can bet your last money... it's gonna be a stone gas, honey. I'm Don Cornelius, and as always
in parting, we wish you love...peace...and soul!