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The Jheri Curl Chronicles (Music)

A trip through '80s soul, R&B, funk, dance and hip-hop, hosted by Mike Joseph.

Wed May 16th 2018 8.00pm–10.00pm

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Time zone: eastern

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8:10pm   nivlaC

I think Pussy Control was one of the songs you sang the first time I did a karaoke night with you

8:12pm   nivlaC

And IIRC, the backing track crapped out so you sang acapella XD

8:15pm   Mike Joseph (host)

haha yes!

8:16pm   MCHeadcase

Of course I expected some MJ here (yeah I know its technically the Jackson 5, but still.)

8:19pm   Mike Joseph (host)

there will be more!

8:24pm   nivlaC


8:27pm   Mike Joseph (host)

hahahaha depends on what you're applauding!

8:36pm   Gregg L

great playlist so far. dig it.

8:37pm   Mike Joseph (host)

hey Gregg!! Thanks!

8:37pm   MCHeadcase

You doing Biggie makes all kinds of sense. Love it.

8:38pm   Mike Joseph (host)

ha. there's a story behind that.

8:43pm   Calvin

I'm shocked that nobody has been able to convince Michael McDonald to sing Nate Doggs part in Regulate

8:46pm   Calvin

I am always down for karaoke

8:49pm   MCHeadcase

I was curious of your opinion on the Freddie movie. I think people are pissed because it was already confirmed like a year ago that they're ending the film with their Live Aid performace.

8:50pm   MCHeadcase

Or at least that's what I remember reading a year ago

8:53pm   Mike Joseph (host)

I'll wait till the movie comes out and I see it to have an opinion.

8:54pm   Mike Joseph (host)

Haha. I don't know if I want to hear Michael McDonald talking about gats.

8:55pm   nivlaC

I just want to hear Michael McDonald sing that just for the sheer ridiculous factor XD

8:56pm   MCHeadcase

as far as karaoke goes, it honestly used to not appeal to me for whatever reason. But my desire to actually do it has grown stronger over the years.

8:57pm   nivlaC

Also, I didn't know you liked Hello It's Me (but should've realized since I too like it). We're gonna have to do that one for karaoke next time

8:59pm   Mike Joseph (host)

Nick it's so much fun!

8:59pm   Mike Joseph (host)

I'm down to do Hello It's Me again for sure.

9:03pm   MCHeadcase

I already know whenever I do karaoke, I'll definitely do "Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go" by Soft Cell. I'd also love to do "Total Eclipse of the Heart", but I dunno if I could pull that off haha.

9:05pm   Mike Joseph (host)

oh man. i was in Provincetown Massachusetts and saw this big gay dude absolutely killing Total Eclipse of the Heart. It was awesome.

9:15pm   MCHeadcase

Billie Jean is one of those songs I'll never get tired of hearing. Possibly the single best song of the 80s.

9:15pm   Dennis

wasn't it the only "contemporary" song on that show? IIRC, the only way he'd go on was if he could do it to promote Thriller

9:16pm   Mike Joseph (host)

you are correct!

9:22pm   Dennis

wasn't it the only "contemporary" song on that show? IIRC, the only way he'd go on was if he could do it to promote Thriller

9:22pm   Dennis

sorry didn't mean to post twice - my browser isn't refreshing

9:23pm   Mike Joseph (host)

totally fine. you're not the first!

9:38pm   MCHeadcase

A guarantee that Night of Dreams is gonna be so much better than whatever I'll have planned for my birthday that night

9:41pm   Mike Joseph (host)

i forgot you were a late May birthday! three days before mine!

9:44pm   MCHeadcase

Oh yeah, the big 3-1. I'd take the day off if it wasnt also Memorial Day and I wasn't getting time and a half at my jobs LOL

9:46pm   Mike Joseph (host)

oh yeah man...get that money

9:55pm   nivlaC

Great show tonight!

9:56pm   MCHeadcase

High Fidelity is absolutely one of my favorite films. Great show Mike.

9:56pm   Mike Joseph (host)

thanks Calvin!


Prince “P Control” Single


Rod Stewart “Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?”
from Blondes Have More Fun Single (1978)


The Jacksons “Shake Your Body (Down To the Ground)”
from Destiny Single (Epic 1978)


David Bowie “Let's Dance” 7‑Inch Single (1983)


Childish Gambino “Redbone”
from "Awaken, My Love!" MP3 (Glassnote 2016)


Janet Jackson “What Have You Done for Me Lately”
from Control Single (1986)


Vanity 6 “Nasty Girl” Single


The Notorious B.I.G. “Hypnotize (2014 Remastered Version)”
from Life After Death (Remastered Edition) Single (Rhino Atlantic 1997)


Kendrick Lamar “i”
from i - Single Single (2014)


Todd Rundgren “Hello It's Me”
from Something/Anything? Single (1972)


Bobby Caldwell “What You Won't Do for Love” Single (1978)


Luther Vandross “Never Too Much” MP3 Single (1981)


Mint Condition “Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)”
from Meant to Be Mint Single (Perspective Records 1991)


Justin Timberlake & The Benjamin Wright Orchestra “Set the Mood Prelude / Until the End of Time”
from FutureSex/LoveSounds Single (2006)


Michael Jackson “Billie Jean”
from Thriller Single (1982)


Philip Bailey & Phil Collins “Easy Lover”
from Chinese Wall (Bonus Track) Single (1984)


Prince “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”
from Sign O' the Times MP3 Single (1987)


Rick James “Super Freak”
from Street Songs Single (1981)


Marvin Gaye “Let's Get It On”
from Let's Get It On (Deluxe Edition) Single (2001)


Disclosure “Omen (feat. Sam Smith)”
from Caracal Single (Island Records 2015)


New Edition “If It Isn't Love”
from Heart Break Single (Geffen* 1988)


Johnny Gill “My, My, My”
from Johnny Gill Single (Motown 1990)


Daryl Hall & John Oates “Sara Smile”
from Daryl Hall & John Oates Single (Buddha Records 1975)


Stevie Wonder “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)”
from Talking Book CD Single (Tamla 1972)

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