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Sam’s Jams: Alicia Myers “I Want To Thank You”

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This week, WDET Producer Sam Beaubien picks a cult favorite dance-floor anthem from the early 1980’s.

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This weeks pick is the song "I Want To Thank You" by Alicia Myers. All picks are featured on the Sam's Jam's Spotify playlist (updated weekly).WDET

This weeks pick is the song “I Want To Thank You” by Alicia Myers. All picks are featured on the Sam’s Jam’s Spotify playlist (updated weekly).

Alicia Myers is an R&B singer from Detroit, Michigan. She started her music career with the Detroit Funk/Disco band Al Hudson & the Soul Partners (also known as One Way).

The song “I Want To Thank You” was originally released on her first solo album, Alicia (1981), but it wasn’t picked as a single by the record label. 

It was also included on her 1982 album, “I Fooled You This Time,” because it was in heavy rotation by club DJs in the United States and the United Kingdom. Over the years, the song has continued to be included in sets by dance-floor deejays and is sought after among record collectors.

Sam’s Jams is the weekly song selection of WDET’s creative producer Sam Beaubien, a longtime Detroit musician who also helms the soul-funk band Will Sessions.

From 70 years ago to contemporary releases today, Sam’s Jams is the musical equivalent of digging for hours in dusty record store bins to find forgotten-but-should-be-remembered deep cuts pulled from the genres of funk, jazz and soul genres.

Sam Beaubien, Creative Producer

Sam Beaubien is a musician, composer, producer, and educator in Detroit. He is also the founder and leader of the acclaimed ensemble, Will Sessions.


This post is a part of Sam's Jams.

Each week, WDET creative producer and longtime Detroit musician, Sam Beaubien, digs through the archives to bring you a song you might not have heard before, but are sure to love! Catch it live Monday and Thursday on CultureShift.

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