The 101.9 Jams Of Summer Nos. 78 & 77
As we get close to wrapping up another month V101.9 continues our look at some of the best all-time summer jams. This is the place to keep checking back to hear and watch some of the greatest old school music ever recorded.
Today we bring you songs number seventy eight and seventy seven. Tom Browne hit the scene in 1979 from Queens and just a few years later he would have two major hits including a big number one, ‘Funkin’ For Jamaica.’ The track is an memoir of the Queens neighborhood where he grew up. The release off of Tom Browne’s second album Love Approach, spent an entire month at the top of the charts and is number seventy eight on my countdown.
The song at the number seventy seven spot belongs to one of the most influential groups of the late eighties and early nineties. Guy who formed in Harlem consisted of group members Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall and Timmy Gatling. They would be one of the main acts that would be behind the New Jack Swing craze. Guy released their self-titled album in 1988 which would explode by selling over 3 million copies. Off it would come three top five singles including my number seventy seven, ‘Groove Me.’ Aaron’s brother Damion would replace Gatling after recording the album.
78. Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (1980)
77. Guy – Groove Me (1988)