Star Time #73: What Have You Done for Me Lately



Long-time listeners are aware of my frequently apologetic relationship to '80s music on Star Time, and this week's Summer Special is at least a partial effort to stomp out my intimacy issues in that regard. The second half is a tribute to Minneapolis super-producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, featuring Janet Jackson, Klymaxx, Alexander O'Neal, Force M.D.'s, The Human League(!), and many more. Beats the size of a full-height refrigerator and tender love a-plenty.


ArtistSongYearLabel
Set 1
Patti DrewHard to Handle1969Capitol
The Beginning of the EndFunky Nassau (Pts. 1 & 2)1971Alston
Diana RossDoobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoo1970Motown
Linda LewisSideway Shuffle1973Reprise
Quincy JonesMoney Runner1972Reprise
RippleWillie Pass the Water1973GRC
Set 2
The JonesesSugar Pie Guy1974Mercury
TrammpsTrusting Heart1975Golden Fleece
SunWanna Make Love (Come Flick My Bic)1976Capitol
Billy OceanRed Light Spells Danger1977Epic
Lou RawlsSee You When I Git There1977Philadelphia Int'l
Direct CurrentEverybody Here Must Party1979TEC Records
Set 3: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
The TimeGet It Up1981Warner Bros.
KlymaxxAll Turned Out1982Solar
S.O.S. BandJust Be Good to Me1983Tabu
ChangeIt Burns Me Up1984Atlantic
CherrelleI Didn't Mean to Turn You On1984Tabu
Set 4/Outro: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Alexander O'NealWhat's Missing1985Tabu
Janet JacksonWhat Have You Done For Me Lately1986A&M
Howard JohnsonKnees1985A&M
The Human LeagueHuman1986A&M
Johnny GillLady Dujour1990Motown
Force M.D.'sTender Love1985Tommy Boy
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