Hi there, you're right on time. Welcome aboard for another raucous ride on the Shady Train. You know the drill. Only the cool kids get in and every tune's a bad mamma jamma.
doggone pretty entitled "Secret Lovers"
Nicknamed "Lightnin' Licks" and "Thunder Thumbs," these soulful siblings from Los Angeles scored huge crossover hits in the mid 70s with "I'll Be Good To You" and "Strawberry Letter 23." The dynamic duo is joining us today courtesy of A&M Records and our friends over at Burt Sugarman's The Midnight Special to perform what we're certain will be remembered as one of the great songs of 1980. It's a smooth groove entitled "Stomp!" and they are--- The Brothers Johnson!
And we are delighted to welcome back an exciting and very funky band from New Jersey. They are here to do the title single from their new album on the De-Lite label, a song that can also be found on the soundtrack of the new hit movie Saturday Night Fever. Their name is Kool and the Gang... and this is a little thing called-- "Open Sesame!"
Dec. '77 film Saturday Night Fever)
And from right here in the Windy City comes a lovely and talented young lady who began her career in the late 70s as a background singer and has worked with major stars like Stevie Wonder, Michael McDonald, The Doobie Brothers and Celine Dion. With the release of her debut album Virginity on the C.I.M./Epic label, she is now making her mark as a solo artist. Her latest single samples Michael Jackson's Thriller and is guaranteed to get you in the spirit for Halloween. Her name is Yvonne Gage and this is-- "Doin' It in a Haunted House!"
And let's welcome aboard the Shady Train for the first time a fine group of entertainers from Brooklyn who are responsible for one of the hottest disco funk singles of 1974. The song is entitled "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" and they are known as-- The B.T. Express!
And look out now, it's the Shady Train gang, the Shady Train line, checkin' out a sound that's one of the baddest things around. It's Colonel Abrams with a biggin' everybody's diggin'-- Baby, you can bet... "I'm Not Gonna Let!"
And making their debut on the train is a band that has lived up to its name by going through many changes. Formed in Bologna as an Italian-American post-disco act cast in the same mold as Chic and featuring the lead vocals of the legendary Luther Vandross, they have transformed themselves into a dynamic R&B-funk-boogie band fronted by Deborah Cooper, one that has drawn comparisons to The S.O.S. Band. As they join us to do their latest single on the Atlantic label, the title song from their new album Change Of Heart, a great welcome please, gang, for-- Change!
That oughta hold you for a while. Well do it again next time, and 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!