The Retro Mix

Thanks from Xavier B to You!

Since the 12/20 broadcast of The Retro Mix was my last for 2015, I'd like to take a moment to give out some thank yous. First, thanks to Kettering University for allowing me to do The Retro Mix on WKUF.

Also, thanks to everyone who took time to listen to my show this year (either live or via the uploads on Mixcloud). In particular, I want to give shout outs to those who regularly call in their requests or send them to me on FB: My niece Pamella, my friend James and his wife Christy, Metal Mike, Dynamite, and Margo. With all the sources for entertainment available these days, your support is very much appreciated.

Finally, thanks to the people who co-hosted with me in 2015: my sister Melody (aka DJ Chip, pictured center with me), my niece Pamella (lower center), my great-nephew Brian (pictured right), my friends (pictured upper center) Dana (aka JD,) & Anna (aka AM in the PM) and Chelsea (aka DJ CC, pictured left, one of the Kettering students who also has a show on WKUF). Your contributions to the song selections and the on-air discussions we had were key.

2015 was a solid year for The Retro Mix. Stay tuned for a preview of what's to come in 2016. The Retro Mix returns on Saturday, January 9th at 6 pm EST.

The Retro Mix Playlist for 12/19/15: Recording Acts with Family Members


6 pm hour
We Are Family- Sister Sledge
Sittin' on My Sofa- The Kinks
California Dreamin'- The Mamas & the Papas
Looking Through Patient Eyes- PM Dawn
Return Post- The Bangles
When I Saw You- The Ronettes
Shop Around- The Miracles
Fun, Fun, Fun- The Beach Boys
Ooh Child- The Five Stairsteps
The Guilty Pleasure of the Week:
You're in Love- Wilson Phillips
Sting Me- The Black Crowes
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)- Sly & the Family Stone
I'm Gonna Get You Yet- The Dixie Cups
I Heard It Through the Grapevine- Gladys Knight & the Pips
She Let's Her Hair Down- The Tokens
7 pm hour
Dancing Machine- The Jackson 5
Yes I Am- The Emotions
Devil Inside- INXS
Reach Out of the Darkness- Friend & Lover
You Walk Your Way- The Isley Brothers
Say You Love Me- Fleetwood Mac
Dial My Heart- The Boys
The Guilty Pleasure of the Week:
Afternoon Delight- Starland Vocal Band
You Shoulda Treated Me Right- Ike & Tina Turner
Cathy's Clown- The Everly Brothers
September- Earth, Wind & Fire
When I'm Gone- The Jones Girls
Bad Moon Rising- CCR
Sweet Sounds of Summer- The Shangri-Las
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel- Tavares
8 pm hou
Respect Yourself- The Staple Singers
Shine on Silver Moon- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.
Live Forever- Oasis
MMM Bop- Hanson
You Got It All- The Jets
Automatic- The Pointer Sisters
Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)- ABBA
The Greatest Miss of the Week:
Blowin' Up My Mind- The Exciters (didn't reach the Billboard Hot 100 or R&B charts)
Renegade- Styx
Special Care- Fanny
Too Late to Turn Back Now- Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Paying the Price of Love- The Bee Gees
I'll Be Good to You- The Brothers Johnson
Nothin' at All- Heart
The Retro Mix Video of the Week:

The Retro Mix Playlist for 12/12/15: Great Backup Vocals

​​6 pm hour
Respect- Aretha Franklin
Code of Silence- Billy Joel
Would I Lie to You- Eurythmics
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours- Stevie Wonder
I'm Gonna Get Married- Lloyd Price
Since I Don't Have You- The Skyliners
Betty Jean- Chuck Berry
If She Knew What She Wants- The Bangles
Cream- Prince & The New Power Generation
You Won't See Me- Anne Murray
Wishing You Were Here- Chicago
Sweet Talkin' Guy- The Chiffons
You Made Me Come to You- The Honey Cone
Who Loves You- The Four Seasons
Tumbling Dice- The Rolling Stones
My Best Friend Barbara- Connie Francis
7 pm hour
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'- Michael Jackson
Come Back and Stay- Paul Young
Pleasant Valley Sunday- The Monkees
Here I Sit- The Ronettes
I Want to Know What Love Is- Foreigner
Bourgie Bourgie- Gladys Knight & the Pips
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher- Jackie Wilson
From A to B segment:
Video Killed the Radio Star (A-side)- The Buggles 
Kid Dynamo (B-side)- The Buggles  
Bring It on Home to Me- Sam Cooke
Lightnin' Strikes- Lou Christie
I Saw Her Again- The Mamas & the Papas
Something About You- Level 42
Grazing in the Grass- The Friends of Distinction
Good Vibrations- The Beach Boys
Walkin' Miracle- The Essex
8 pm hou
​Like a Prayer- Madonna
I Wish I Had a Girl- Henry Lee Summer
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now- McFadden & Whitehead
Shakin'- Eddie Money
Miracles- Jefferson Starship
Still the Same- Bob Seger
Suspicious Minds- Elvis Presley
I Believe- The Rascals
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In- The 5th Dimension
The Living Years- Mike & the Mechanics
Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)- The Impalas
Pretty Little Angel Eyes- Curtis Lee
Too Strong to Be Strung Along
Young Americans- David Bowie​
The Retro Mix Video of the Week:


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