last week i was working from home (…) and an advert for ‘nite flyte’, a ‘new’ cd, came on tv, and i was momentarily disoriented and didn’t know what year it was. seriously!
back in the 80s, nite flyte compilations were for the discerning yuppie soul boys and girls – yes those who hung out drinking wine spritzers by night, and pretended to be upwardly mobile by day in their now slightly tragic accountancy/estate agent/banking careers.
the cover art is the same – there were three nite flyte compilations back in the day, but you wouldn’t have guessed unless you saw the tracklisting. the new cd is a summary of the three but it’s not promoted as ‘best of nite flite’ or the ‘anniversary edition’. it’s just there, it’s like we’ve slipped back 20 years
this is weird – the compilations surely weren’t that successful back when more people actually used to buy music? why bother?
alexander o’neal – do you wanna like i do
anita baker – caught up in the rapture
bobby womack – i wish you didn’t trust me so much
chaka khan – through the fire
controllers – stay
eugene wilde – gotta get you home
el debarge – stay with me
force md’s – love is a house
freddie jackson – hey lover
george benson – kisses in the moonlight
glenn jones – show me
gregory abbott – shake you down