First, let’s all admit the roller rink was an alibi to check out girls. If you could skate it was a plus, but hanging by the rail and bird-watching would be worth the trip, especially before you weren’t old enough to go anywhere else. But unlike other options like the mall or the movie theater, the facade of skates hid the fact the music made it your nightclub starter kit.
To jog your memory of that early developed girl we all used to jaw drop over, Unkle Chip tries to capture that roller rink sound by compiling classic R&B grooves in his mix, Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll. Unkle Chip masterfully blends songs we fail to remember the titles to but easily recognize. The phrase “that’s my jam” came up frequently on my first go round.
Shake You Down – Gregory Abbott
Remind Me – Patrice Rushen
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
Happy – Surface
Curious – LSG
Risin’ to the Top – Kenny Burke
All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls
Fool’s Paradise – Mel’isa Morgan
I’ll Be Good to You – Brothers Johnson
Hangin’ on a String – Loose Ends
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
I Found Lovin’ – Fatback Band
Encore – Cheryl Lynn
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
I’m In Love – Evelyn Champagne King
Baby Be Mine – Michael Jackson
Midas Touch – Midnight Star
Keep On – D-Train
Brazillian Rhyme – Earth, Wind and Fire
Do I Do – Stevie Wonder
Give Me the Night – George Benson
Let Me Be The One – Five Star
I’ll Be Good – Rene and Angela
Rocksteady – The Whispers
Saturday Love – Cherrelle and Alexander O’neal
Love Come Down – Evelyn Champagne King
Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll – Vaughan Mason and Crew
You Are My Lady – Freddie Jackson
All This Love – El DeBarge
Just The Two of Us – Grover Washington Jr.
Download — Unkle Chip – Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll!