SOLAR RADIO – TOP 500 – 2020…101 – 200

At the end of 2019, TONY MONSON asked all connected with SOLAR RADIO, including DJs, listeners, artists and all friends of the station to submit their ALL TIME TOP 10 favourite tracks and albums. Contributors totalled some 500 people, from whose suggestions the TOP 500 chart was compiled, the second segment of which- 101 to 200 – is below…

101 KENI BURKE LP – Let somebody love you/You’re the best/Love is the answer etc

102 EUGENE RECORD – Overdose of joy

103 CAMEO – The Soundtable

104 MAZE – LP Maze ft Frankie Beverly – Happy feelings/While I’m alone etc

105 BOBBY CALDWELL – What you won’t do for love/Down for the third time

106 BOBBY WOMACK – Harry Hippie

107 GROVER WASHINGTON JR – Mr Magic

108 MARVIN GAYE – LP Midnight love – Heavy love affair/Praise etc

109 YUSAKA AGAWA – LA nights

110 WAR – Galaxy

111 GEORGE BENSON – Love ballad

112 OTIS REDDING – I’ve been loving you too long

113 SLAVE – Wait for me

114 LOWRELL – Mellow mellow (right on)

115 ARNIE’S LOVE – I’m out of your life

116 RICK JAMES – LP Street songs – Give it to me baby/Super freak/Fire and desire etc

117 DON BLACKMAN – LP  – Hearts desire/Holding you loving you etc

118 COLLINS & COLLINS – Top of the stairs

119 RUFUS ft CHAKA KHAN – Ain’t nobody

120 BROTHERS JOHNSON  – Stomp

121 SLAVE – LP Slave – You and me. Slide/Son of slide etc

122 UNIVERSAL ROBOT BAND – Barely breaking even

123 SOS BAND – The finest

124 INSTANT FUNK – Got my mind made up

125 D’ANGELO – LP Brown sugar – Brown sugar/Cruising etc

126 O’JAYS – Back stabbers

127 PARIS – I choose you

128 VAN McCOY – The hustle

129 NEW JERSEY CONNNECTION – Love don’t come easy

130 JONES GIRLS – LP Jones Girls – Who can I run to/This feeling’s killing me etc

131 SURFACE – Falling in love

132 TERRY CALLIER – Ordinary Joe

133 MARVIN GAYE – Midnight love LP – Sexual healing/Turn on some music/My love is waiting etc

134 ROBERTA FLACK/DONNY HATHAWAY – Back together again

135 JAMES BROWN – Funky drummer

136 TOM BROWNE – Funking for Jamaica

137 ARETHA FRANKLIN – I say a little prayer

138 WILLIE HUTCH -In and out

139 MYSTIC MERLIN – Just can’t give you up

140 BILLY GRIFFIN – Hold me tighter in the rain

141 ESTHER PHILLIPS – LP Home is where the hatred is/From a whisper to a scream etc

142 RANDY BROWN – LP Welcome to my room – I’m always in the mood/Love is all we need etc

143 EARTH WIND & FIRE – Can’t hide love

144 HEATWAVE – LP Always & forever/Ain’t no half stepping/Boogie nights/Too hot to handle

145 KOOL & THE GANG – Open sesame

146 GENE DUNLAP & THE RIDGEWAYS – LP Before you break my heart/It’s just the way I feel etc

147 PRINCE – LP Purple rain – Purple rain/When doves cry etc

148 GAP BAND – Outstanding

149 ATLANTIC STARR – Circles

150 FATBACK BAND – LP Raising hell – Bus stop/Groovy kind of day/Spanish hustle etc

151 SLICK – Space bass

152 MARK JOHNSON – Daydream

153 TEMPTATIONS – LP Masterpiece – Law of the land/Ma/Masterpiece etc

154 SPINNERS – I’ll be around

155 TASHAN – LP Chasing a dream – Read my mind/Got the right attitude/Thank you Father

156 GARY BARTZ – LP Music is my sanctuary – Music is my sanctuary/Carnaval de L’Esprit etc

157 ADRIANA EVANS – LP Adriana Evans – Seeing is believing/Reality/Swimming etc

158 TEENA MARIE – I need your loving

159 LONNIE LISTON SMITH – LP A song for the children – A song for the children/A gift of love etc

160 GARFIELD FLEMING – Don’t send me away

161 JOHNNY HAMMOND – LP Gears – Shifting gears/Los conquistador chocolates etc

162 SAM DEES – LP The show must go on – The show must go on/ Worn out broken heart etc

163 LEROY HUTSON – LP Love oh love – Love oh love/So in love with you etc

164 JACKIE MOORE – This time baby

165 ELGINS – Heaven must have sent you

166 SHERRICK – Just call

167 JACKSONS – Heartbreak (this place) hotel

168 HIROSHI FUKUMURA – Hunt up wind

169 JACKIE WILSON – I get the sweetest feeling

170 STANLEY CLARKE ft HOWARD HEWETT – Heaven sent you

171 BOBBY WOMACK – I wish I didn’t trust you so much

172 MARVIN GAYE – Got to give you up

173 ODYSSEY – Native New Yorker

174 WILLIE BOBO – Always there

175 HAROLD MELVIN & BLUENOTES – Wake up everybody

176 GEORGE BENSON – Love x love

177 SAM COOKE – Change is gonna come

178 KEITH SWEAT – LP Make it last forever – I want you/Make it last forever

179 McFADDDEN & WHITEHEAD – Ain’t no stopping us now

180 CHANTE MOORE – LP Precious – Love’s taken over/It’s alright etc

181 JAMES BROWN – It’s a man’s world

182 BRENDA RUSSELL – In the thick of it

183 SISTER SLEDGE – LP We are family – Lost in music/We are family/Easier to love etc

184 ANGIE STONE – Wish I didn’t miss you

185 UNLIMITED TOUCH – I hear music in the streets

186 BB&Q BAND – On the beat

187 DONALD BYRD – LP Stepping into tomorrow – Think twice/Stepping into tomorrow

188 GEORGE BENSON – Give me the night

189 CHERYL LYNN/LUTHER VANDROSS – If this world were mine

190 WAYNE HENDERSON – Dancing love affair

191 SKYY – Here’s to you

192 WOMACK & WOMACK – LP Love wars – Baby I’m scared of you/Love wars etc

193 TEMPTATIONS – Ain’t too proud to beg

194 QUINCY JONES – LP The dude – Betcha wouldn’t hurt me/Somethin special/Razzamatazz etc

195 EARTH WIND & FIRE – September

196 JACKSON SISTERS – I believe in miracles

197 RAW SILK – Just in time

198 BLACKBYRDS – Walking in rhythm

199 LOUIE VEGA – Elements of life

200 LOU RAWLS – You’ll never find (another love like mine)