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LO'S PICK OF THE DAY - "Contusion" by Stevie Wonder

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Originally featured on Inside MusiCastHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THEEEE GREATEST ALBUMS EVER!!!!!!!!"Songs In The Key Of Life" was released on this date; September 28, 1976. 40 years ago!!! And yet, it had gone platinum before the release on September 7th. I'm sure we can agree this 2-album set w/the bonus 45, has to be high on the favorite's list. Well, at least for me, it is. Having been 15 years old and just starting high school, this album changed the way I listened to music, to more of a sophisticated pop, R & B, funk, and sounds of Africa and progressive fusion jazz. Definitely an album that was ahead of it's time. We can talk about the who's who on this album, but let me tell you, when I was 15, I didn't give a damn about the personnel!!! All I knew was that I was listening to a Stevie Wonder MASTERPIECE!!! Listening to it over and over, laying on the floor of my room, reading the INCREDIBLE liner notes, learning the lyrics to all of the songs, i…

LO''S PICK OF THE DAY - "Love Come Down" by Evelyn King.

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Originally featured on Inside MusiCastA shock to the core for me tonight is hearing of another great passing on. . . Kashif Saleem, aka Michael Jones. Listening to great L.A. stations in the early 80's like 103.9 KACE or 102.3's KJLH, I could depend on them to play the latest in underground funk and soul. And I can tell you that Kashif's music and my single days went hand in hand. Evelyn Champagne King being one of those who was constantly on rotation for me. And for my Pick tonight, I was torn between choosing the Gospel, Smooth, Jazz, Funk and Soulful sound of "I'm In Love," to the funky pop; "Love Come Down." Evelyn's voice is so cool with a bit of raspy to it. It's honest and raw. Written by Kashif and produced by Morrie Brown, this song truly is the essence of Los Angeles in 1982. . . Funky, Fun and Free! Trying to make a date with that cute guy or girl on the L.A. freeways, holding our Paddle Talk signs up from our windows with the wor…

LO'S PICK OF THE DAY - "Love Takes Time" by Bryan Duncan

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Originally featured on Inside MusiCastNeho Soul's Bryan Duncan has one of the funkiest voices in the industry. If the listener were to look up the definition of "Blue Eyed-Soul," Bryan's name would be at the top. He can pierce the deepest part of us with that beautiful voice of his.This track and album feature the best in the biz, People!!
Keys; Michael Omartian, Robbie Buchanan, Vienna's Peter Wolf and Alan Pasqua on the B3.
BVG's; Alexis England, Darrell Brown, (Ambrosia's) David Pack, Leslie Smith (wrote Minute by Minute with Michael McDonald), Bassist; Neil Stubenhaus, Horns; Bill Reichenbach, Dan Higgins, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Guitars; mostly Glenn Pearce w/Paul Jackson Jr. adding here and there.
John Robinson on Drums and Mike Fisher on Percussion.
And let's not forget the great people who produce, engineer, mix & master:
Producer – Dan Posthuma
Engineer – Mike Mierau
Engineer [2nd] – Slamm Andrews
Engineer [Additional] – Al Phillips, Paul Erickson…

A Radio Station for Lovers of WestCoast AOR

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Podcasting site; Inside MusiCast which boasts accurately that it takes music lovers deeper into music "one podcast at a time," is taking the music listener to an even deeper level - RADIO!

IMC founders Rick Such and Eddy Cabello have launched Inside MusiCast Radio, where lovers of West Coast AOR, Jazz, Fusion, Pop and Funk can hear tracks that may not be found on any radio station, satellite or any of the streaming services.

What's really cool about Inside MusiCast Radio is that it includes music from past guests of Inside MusiCast. Which I think is great because although I love the tracks IMCRadio is playing, especially my favorite cuts by my favorite artists, I kind of feel "forced" in a good way to listen to other tracks from former IMC guests whom I'm not too familiar with and may not have taken the time or have the time to listen to new stuff.

What you're guaranteed to hear is music from Eagles, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Toto, Snarky Puppy, Gino …

LO'S PICK OF THE DAY - "Gagarin" by PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - RIP David Bowie

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"THE WHOLE PLANET KNEW HIM AND LOVED HIM."NOTE: When I wrote this PICK yesterday early evening, it had not been released that David Bowie had left us. Waking up this morning and seeing my scheduled post here on IMC's page, I almost wished I had waited and was tempted to take it down out of respect. But then I thought about some the songs that David Bowie is known for, where space and time are the topic. And astronauts!!!! This song is a tribute to an astronaut. But I think it's very fitting for David Bowie's passing because within the song there is sampled in, a broadcaster talking and paying tribute to a great man and explorer of space. Seems fitting."The whole planet knew him and loved him."David Bowie we will miss you. 

IMC Pick of The Day
"Gagarin" by PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
I don't know when, but this is one of those iTunes songs that I don't recall downloading. Maybe it was a free download. The other day, while in my car, I deci…