After a bit of a hiatus, Thomas and Mike are back with a new episode of the Jheri Curl Chronicles podcast. This one backtracks slightly from Episode 17, and the twosome discuss the #2 R&B hits of 1984. What are those songs, you ask?

Tina Turner “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

Did you know that Tina once shot Randy Jackson (of The Jacksons)?

Jocelyn Brown “Somebody Else’s Guy”

(with a correction: Angie Brown sang on Bizarre Inc’s “I’m Gonna Get You”, but the song utilized a replayed portion of Jocelyn’s song “Love’s Gonna Get You”. It was sampled by Boogie Down Production for their song “Love’s Gonna Get’cha (Material Love)”)

Stream the Nuyorican Soul album on Spotify

Shannon “Let The Music Play”

The Pointer Sisters “Automatic”

The Bar-Kays “Freakshow On The Dance Floor”

“Freakshow” was popularized in the movie Breakin’…which was reviewed by the British Siskel and Ebert…otherwise known as Morrissey and George Michael.

Mtume “You, Me And He”

Dennis Edwards featuring Siedah Garrett “Don’t Look Any Further” (MUST WATCH VIDEO)

Joyce Kennedy featuring Jeffrey Osborne “The Last Time I Made Love”

A quick break to plug the soulmusic.com reissues from Teena Marie, Mother’s Finest, Kashif and Mtume.

We also plug Thomas’s amazing writing and Mike’s JCC radio show, on which you can hear many of the songs discussed on this podcast in full!

You can listen to the JCC podcast in the player below, or stream it on Liberated Syndication. You can also download it directly to your device, or subscribe to us on iTunes. We promise we won’t make you wait this long for a new episode!

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