Hi there and welcome aboard. You're right on time for a beautiful trip on the Shady Train, and if the sight and sound of soul is your pleasure and what you treasure, you can bet your bottom we got 'em, baby.
one of the most exciting and versatile talents in our
business. As she joins us to do the title song from
gang, for-- Miss Melba Moore!
Our next guest is one of our very good friends in addition to being a super talented young gospel and R&B artist. She is here to do her latest single on the ARC Columbia label, a remake of a song originally written for Little Anthony and the Imperials and turned into a top 40 hit when recorded by The Royalettes in 1965. The updated version this young lady is about to sing is guaranteed to become a classic in its own right. The song
is entitled "It's Gonna Take A Miracle" and this is the fantastic "Niecy"-- Deniece Williams!
And it's a pleasure to introduce our third extraordinary canary in a row. She's a tremendous talent who delivers the goods each and every time she performs whether on record or in person. This is her latest single on Motown's Gordy label entitled "Behind The Groove." Give it up, please, gang, for the irrepressible "Lady T"-- Miss Teena Marie!
Here's a sound outta Philly that a sho nuff dilly. Formerly with the Delfonics, our next guest has us all in a frenzy because of his latest single on the Atlantic label. It's a biggin everybody's diggin' entitled "Love Won't Let Me Wait."
As he joins us for the first time as a solo performer, let's
get some hands together, gang, for Mr.-- Major Harris!
(May/June 1975, highest chart pos.
And this Kentucky born band has been rackin' 'em back for the past seven years and showing no signs of slowing down. They are joining us to do the latest single on the Solar label from their hit album No Parking on the Dance Floor. It's a groove that makes you wanna move real smooth, a little thing called "Wet My Whistle," and they are-- Midnight Star!
(Dec. 1983/Jan. 1984, highest chart pos.
#8 R&B/#15 Dance/#61 Hot 100,
#54 Cash Box, from June 1983 album
No Parking on the Dance Floor)
And the Train gang's on the right track. They're walkin' the line and gettin' in the swing with a groovy little thing. It's our good friends Kool and the Gang with - "Get Down On It!"
(Apr./May 1982, highest chart pos.
#10 Hot 100, #4 R&B/#3 UK,
from 1981 album Something Special)
And it's the second time around for this exciting band from Atlanta, Georgia. As they join us to do their latest single on the Tabu label entitled "Just Be Good To Me," Let's make some big noise, gang, for-- The S.O.S. Band!
(Sept./Oct. 1983, highest chart pos.
#2 R&B/#3 Dance Club/#55 Hot 100,