Tag: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

Sunday 7/24/22 2pm ET: Feature LP: Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force (1985)

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force is the debut album of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam in collaboration with the band and production team, Full Force, released on Columbia Records on August 2, 1985. It is best known for the lead tracks, “I Wonder If I Take You Home”, “Can You Feel the Beat” and “All Cried Out”. The third of these hits also features Full Force’s Paul Anthony and Bowlegged Lou on vocals.

  1. “I Wonder If I Take You Home” 6:45
  2. “You’ll Never Change” 5:26
  3. “All Cried Out” 4:49
  4. “This Is Cult Jam” 4:38
  5. “Can You Feel the Beat” 6:50
  6. “Behind My Eyes” 5:53
  7. “Private Property” 5:38
  8. “Take Me Home (Rap)” 2:09
  9. “I Wonder If I Take You Home” (12″) 6:55
  10. “Can You Feel the Beat” (12″) 5:31
  11. “I Wonder If I Take You Home” (Shep Pettibone Remix) 6:23
  12. “Beat the Feel You Can” (12″ Dub) 6:12
  13. “If I Take You Home” (Cult Jam Dub) 6:40

Lisa Lisa: Lead and backing vocals
Alex “Spanador” Moseley: Guitars, bass, keyboards
Mike Hughes: Timbales, percussion, rap
Paul “Anthony” George: Vocals
Lucien “Bow-Legged Lou” George Jr.: Vocals
Curt “Curt-T-T” Bedeau: Guitars
Gerry “Baby Gee” Charles: Keyboards
Junior “Shy Shy” Clark: Bass
Brian “B-Fine” George: Drums, percussion, drum programming

Tuesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam

Lisa Lisa and her band Cult Jam were an urban contemporary band and one of the first freestyle music groups to emerge from New York City in the 1980s. Cult Jam consisted of vocalist Lisa Lisa (Velez), guitarist/bassist Alex “Spanador” Moseley, and drummer/keyboardist Mike Hughes. They were assembled and produced by Full Force, which Moseley and Hughes were also members of.

Their fourth and final album, Straight Outta Hell’s Kitchen, was less of a success, though it did include a hit with “Let the Beat Hit ‘Em”, which was a #1 hit on both the R&B and club charts. The group disbanded in 1991.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

Mothers DayHappy Mother’s Day to all the moms. Coming up in a couple of hours on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” you’ll hear music from Jimmy Castor, Isaac Hayes, Shalimar, Kashif, Oran “Juice” Jones, Skyy, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Herb Alpert with Janet Jackson, Cuba Gooding, Sr., Odyssey and others. Check us out at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. Immediately following at 7PM eastern time will the encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances” with my tribute to my brother, the late Ben E. King and songs for Mother’s Day. If you missed it, or want to hear it again, now’s your chance. Enjoy Mother’s Day with me and the music on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p ET #gsp

GspRadio2I urge you to join me this evening for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” when we’ll feature music by Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Kool & the Gang, Salt-N-Pepper, the Gap Band, Al B. Sure!, New Edition and a cut from the new Michael Jackson CD “Xscape,” plus a lot more. We kick it off at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT, with encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday at 5PM (just ahead of the original “Great Soul Performances”). I think you’re gonna dig it, so join me later for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Feature Year: 1987 (Part 1 – 9am, Part 2 – 9pm ET) @RadioMax

1987January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The other inductees this year consist of The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson and Jackie Wilson.
January 5 – Elton John, after several months of voice problems, undergoes throat surgery in an Australian hospital. The outcome would hinder his voice permanently and he would soon start singing in a deep register.
January 16 – Beastie Boys become the first act to be censored by American Bandstand.
January 24 – Steve “Silk” Hurley‘s innovative “Jack Your Body” becomes the first house music record to top the UK singles chart.
February 6 – Sonny Bono announces his candidacy for mayor of Palm Springs, California.
February 14 – Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” reaches #1 in the USA. It would be 1987’s biggest hit song worldwide. Los Angeles radio station KMET signs off after nineteen years on the air. The station had been a pioneer of underground progressive rock programming.
February 15 – Video Hits premieres on Australian television.
February 26 – The first five Beatles albums, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles for Sale and Help! are released on Compact disc. Capitol Records decides to release the original UK mixes of the Beatles albums, which means that the first four CDs are released in mono. This marks the first time that many of these mono mixes are available in the US.
March 9 – U2 releases The Joshua Tree, an album that launches them into superstar status in the music world. The album would sell over 14 million copies worldwide in 1987 alone and would win the Grammy for “Album of the Year” (at the 1988 ceremony). U2 have two #1 hit songs from this album on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. Carole King is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. The career that would end in an infamous appearance at The Brit awards and the burning of a million pounds began in Britain, as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu release their debut single, “All You Need Is Love”.
March 13 – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the US, Bryan Adams’ “Heat of the Night” becomes the first single to be commercially released on cassette. Cassette singles become known as cassingles.
March 27 – Inspired by The Beatles’ 1969 rooftop concert, U2 shoots a music video for the song “Where the Streets Have No Name” on a rooftop in Los Angeles.
April 7 – Alice Cooper almost dies on stage when one of the props, the Gallows, malfunctions.
April 23 – Carole King sues the owner of her record company, Lou Adler, claiming that she is owed more than $400,000 in royalties. King also asks for rights to her old recordings.
May 9 – Ireland’s Johnny Logan wins the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Brussels, Belgium, with the song “Hold Me Now”, making him the first artist to win the contest twice. The song tops the charts in Ireland, and peaks at No. 2 in the UK.
June 14 – Madonna starts her Who’s That Girl Tour in Osaka, Japan.
June 27 – Whitney Houston’s second album Whitney becomes the first album by a female artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.
July 4 – The first joint rock concert between the United States and the Soviet Union is held in Moscow to promote peace. The Doobie Brothers, James Taylor, Santana and Bonnie Raitt share the bill with Soviet rock group Autograph.
July 21 – American rock group Guns N’ Roses release Appetite for Destruction which, after initial slow sales will become the best selling debut album of all time with more than 18 million copies sold in the US alone to date
August 1 – Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama are married in Normandy, France. MTV Europe is launched. The first video played is “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits.
August 3 – Def Leppard releases Hysteria, the longest rock album ever released as a single LP or cassette.
August 27 – The Jello Biafra criminal trial is dismissed after ending in a hung jury in Los Angeles court. Biafra and his manager had been charged with distributing harmful material to minors due to a poster included in the Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist album of a painting depicting rows of sexual organs.
August 31 – Michael Jackson releases Bad, the first studio album after Thriller, the best-selling album of all time. The album would produce five number one singles in the USA, a record which has not been broken.
September 3 – Fugazi plays their first live show (as a three-piece; Guy Picciotto had not joined the band yet) at the Wilson Center in Washington DC.
September 6 – Madonna ends her Who’s That Girl Tour in Florence, Italy.
September 7 – Pink Floyd release A Momentary Lapse of Reason, their first album after the departure of and legal battle with bassist, Roger Waters. The subsequent tour grossed around $135 million worldwide, a sum that was only equaled by the earnings of Michael Jackson and U2 combined.
September 11 – Reggae musician Peter Tosh is murdered during a robbery in his home.
September 12 – Michael Jackson starts the Bad World Tour, supporting his Bad album.
September 25 – Matthew Garrison Chapman is born, the first child of Amy Grant and Gary Chapman. Lead Me On, Amy’s 1988 album, is said to have been dedicated to Matt. CBS launches an American version of the long-running UK television show Top of the Pops. It lasts one year.
October 4 – electronic data gathering completely replaces the old sales diary technique in compiling the UK singles and albums chart. The publication day of new charts is moved from Tuesday to Sunday.
October 8 – Chuck Berry receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
October 19 – Mötley Crüe release the song “You’re All I Need” as a single. Its lyrics cause MTV to refuse to play its video. Radio stations never play the song either.
October 30 – George Michael releases his first solo studio album, Faith, which would win the Grammy Award for album of the year and sell 11 million copies in USA alone.
October 31 -The Zorros headline on the Halloween for the last ever show at the Crystal Ballroom, Melbourne’s premier Punk/ New Wave Venue. The Crystal Ballroom has seen almost ten years of intense musical evolution. The venue has chandeliers, stained glass windows, paisley wallpaper and a tiled foyer.
November 13 – Sonny and Cher reunite for a performance on Late Night with David Letterman.
November 18 – CBS Records is sold to the Sony Corporation in a deal worth about $2 billion. Company was renamed Sony Music Entainment in 1991.
November 24 – ABC airs Rolling Stone Magazine’s 20 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll television special, chronicling the music and the people of the past twenty years to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine. The special includes new interviews as well as vintage performance footage of many rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Bruce Springsteen and many more.
December 16 – John Mellencamp performs two free shows in the small town of Chillicothe, Ohio after one-fifth of the population signed a petition asking him to play.
December 23 – Nikki Sixx of the rock band Mötley Crüe suffers a heroin overdose, but is revived shortly thereafter.
December 31 – The sixteenth annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special airs on ABC, with appearances by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Los Lobos, Barry Manilow, Restless Heart and The Temptations.

Also in 1987
Kylie Minogue’s recording career begins, when her cover version of the Little Eva hit The Loco-Motion spends seven weeks at number one in her native Australia and leads to a contract with UK-based record producers Stock Aitken Waterman.
Lynyrd Skynyrd reform and now have Ronnie Van Zant’s little brother Johnny Van Zant as lead singer.
The Smiths disband after guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr leaves the band.
Andreas Kisser replaces Jairo Guedes in Sepultura.
Prince cancels the The Black Album just before its release. It eventually becomes officially available in 1994.

(Source: Wikipedia)