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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…