November 29, 2008

Full Force - Smoove

Full Force is a group of R&B and Hip Hop performers and producers from Brooklyn, New York, calling themselves "the original hip hop vocal band".They have produced and written music for such diverse artists as UTFO, Doctor Ice, Samantha Fox, Patti LaBelle, Jasmine Guy, The Force M.D.s, Britney Spears, James Brown, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, Backstreet Boys, La Toya Jackson, and Selena. Full Force received their first record contract thanks to their production of UTFO's "Roxanne Roxanne" (1985), a record that led to countless answer records, most notably by Roxanne Shanté. They produced singer/songwriter Rihanna's 2005 hit, "That La, La, La" which appears on her debut album Music Of The Sun. The Black Eyed Peas' worldwide hit "Don't Phunk With My Heart" was also written as a collaboration between Full Force and of the Peas. Full Force wrote and produced most of the singles from La Toya Jackson's fifth studio album La Toya, including "You're Gonna Get Rocked!", "You Blew", and "Such a Wicked Love", as well as Patti LaBelle's track "I Got It Like That", for which they also provided prominent background vocals, from her 1989 album, Be Yourself.

01 - Dont Waste My Time (5:20)
02 - Aint My Type of Hype (4:48)
03 - Friends B 4 Lovers (5:18)
04 - All I Wanna Do (5:30)
05 - 4-U (5:47)
06 - In Like with You (5:21)
07 - It's Been a Long Time (4:42)
08 - Kiss Those Lips (5:09)
09 - Smoove (4:04)
10 - Make Love to My Mind (5:07)
11 - That's How I'm Livin' (5:27)
12 - The Man Upstairs (3:43)

PASSWORD: djtoma


LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl

LL released Mama Said Knock You Out Album, generally leaning towards a tough street image. The record reestablished his reputation in the hip-hop community. It spawned three hit singles, "The Boomin' System," "Around the Way Girl," and the title track, which received special notice after LL Cool J's dynamic performance of it during an episode of MTV Unplugged. It was also featured in the film The Hard Way. The album included themes of police misconduct (Illegal Search), spirituality (Power of God), his career troubles ("Cheesy Rat Blues"), along with back-to-basics hip-hop party rocking and balladry ("Around the Way Girl"). Mama Said... eventually went on to sell over 2,700,000 copies. It marked the first of many self-reinventions LL Cool J would undergo to adapt to hip-hop's often changing atmosphere.

01. LL COOL J - Around the way girl (lp version)
02. LL COOL J - Around the way girl (untouchable remix)
03. LL COOL J - Around the way girl (new bass mix)
04. LL COOL J - Around the way girl (instrumental)
05. LL COOL J - Around the way girl (jazzy mix)

PASSWORD: djtoma


Another Bad Creation - Coolin' At The Playground Ya Know

ABC consists of Romell “RoRo” Chapman, Chris Sellers, David Shelton and brothers Demetrius and Marliss (“Red” and “Mark”, respectively) Pugh, as well as “unofficial” member Adrian “G.A.” (General Austin) Witcher. They were discovered by Michael Bivins. ABC’s debut album Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! was released on February 11, 1991. The album’s two biggest singles were the first and second singles: “Iesha” and “Playground”, respectively, which reached the top ten on both the R&B and pop charts (the latter was also the group’s only showing so far on the Dance chart). A cover of New Edition’s song “Jealous Girl” followed, as well as the singles “Spydermann” and “My World”. The album reached #7 on the Billboard 200 and eventually went platinum.

01 - Parents (2:51)
02 - Playground (4:07)
03 - Mental (1:05)
04 - Little Soldiers (4:11)
05 - My World (3:52)
06 - Iesha (4:20)
07 - Spydermann (4:39)
08 - That's My Girl (3:08)
09 - Jealous Girl (5:41)
10 - A.b.c. (3:53)
11 - Playground (Young Jack Club 12' Mix) (4:46)

PASSWORD: djtoma


November 24, 2008

Tony Terry - Tony Terry

Terry landed backup singing jobs for the R&B/pop group Sweet Sensation and hip-hop group The Boogie Boys. In 1987, he signed a record deal with Epic/CBS Records. Terry's first single, "She's Fly", was released the same year, and peaked at number 10 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart. Forever Yours, Terry's debut album for Epic, was released in 1988, and reached the Top 30 of Billboard's R&B albums chart. The follow-up single, "Lovey Dovey", hit number-four on the R&B charts. The single Forever Yours reached the R&B Top 20. Terry's second album, a self-titled release, included the single "With You" (his biggest hit) which reached the Top Twenty of the U.S. pop chart, as well as the Top Ten on the R&B chart. "Everlasting Love", a number-six R&B hit, was also successful on the R&B chart. After leaving Epic, Terry moved over to Virgin Records. His debut album for the label was 1994's Heart Of A Man. The single, "When A Man Cries", just managed the R&B Top 40, and the album was a commercial failure in terms of sales. The following year, Terry contributed background vocals on the single "Gotta Have Love", from Yolanda Adams's album More Than A Melody. He also appeared in the video. He has performed on the soundtracks to Gladiator starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tap starring Gregory Hines and King's Ransom starring Anthony Anderson. In 1991, Terry earned two “Soul Train Music Awards” nominations: Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for “With You” but did not win.

1. Head Over Heels 5:45
2. Bad Girl 5:11
3. Baby Love 5:10
4. Friends And Lovers 4:22
5. With You 5:06
6. Come Home With Me 6:00
7. That Kind Of Guy 4:59
8. Tongue Tied 4:50
9. Let Me Love You 5:04
10. Read My Mind 4:25
11. Everlasting Love 5:21

PASSWORD: djtoma


Bob Marley & The Wailers - Babylon By Bus

Babylon By Bus is a live album released by Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1978. The album was recorded mostly at the Pavillon de Paris in June 1978, during the Kaya Tour. Like the 1973 album Catch A Fire, the first release had something of a novelty cover. The windows of the bus on the front cover were cut out, revealing part of the inner sleeve. As this was a double album, the listener had a choice of four different scenes to view through the windows.

1. Positive Vibration 5:48
2. Punky Reggae Party 5:52
3. Exodus 7:38
4. Stir It Up 5:20
5. Rat Race 3:37
6. Concrete Jungle 5:38
7. Kinky Reggae 4:50
8. Lively Up Yourself 6:19
9. Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock) 5:22
10. Medley: War / No More Trouble 5:30
11. Is This Love 7:33
12. Heathen 4:30
13. Jammin' 5:39


Junior Tucker - Dont Test

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he began singing at the age of 5. At age 7 he became a household name in his country performing his first #1 song “Happy” and also began traveling internationally. Without a shadow of doubt everyone knew being on stage was what he was born to do. With tremendous success, he navigated his way through three international recording contracts which have literally taken him across the world. He has toured throughout the United States, UK, Japan, Mexico and the Caribbean. At 12 years he was signed to Island Records and at 14 he had a recording contract with Geffen Records USA. At 23 he signed to Virgin Records UK. In 1991 Junior was released from Virgin and returned to his roots to pursue a career in Jamaican Dancehall Music.

01. Are You Ready
02. Dis A Dance
03. 16 (Into The Night)
04. Love Is The Strongest Emotion
05. Come Down
06. Don't Test
07. In Your Mind
08. The Groove
09. Fell The Rhythm
10. African Sunrise
11. Stop To Start (ft Diana King)


November 23, 2008

Derek B - Bad Young Brother / Good Groove

When he was 15, he started DJing in a mobile unit around London, before joining local pirate radio stations such as Kiss FM and LWR and finally starting his own station, WBLS (not to be confused with the radio station of the same name in New York). He joined Simon Harris' Music of Life as the closest thing they had to an A&R man. When a planned compilation of U.S. hip hop called Def Beats 1 (Music of Life, 1986) ran short of tracks, Boland stepped in to record a track called "Rock the Beat". He co-produced the track with Simon Harris, rapped on it under the pseudonym EZQ and also did his own DJing under the Derek B name. "Rock the Beat" (Music of Life, 1987) was released as a single, and followed by two more - the most successful of which was "Good Groove" (Music of Life, 1988) which reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart, as well as "Bad Young Brother", which also reached number 16.

A1 Bad Young Brother (Steve Ett Mix)
A2 Bad Young Brother (Vocal Billy Beat Mix)
B1 Good Groove (Extended Mix)
B2 Good Groove (A Capella Mix)

PASSWORD: djtoma


Sybil - Sybil

Sybil has been recording since 1986 and is best known for her covers of Dionne Warwick's hits "Don't Make Me Over" and "Walk On By", which were released in 1989 and 1990 respectively. They were both Top 20 successes on the UK Singles Chart with the latter being the highest charting position for this Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic (No. 6), narrowly beating Gabrielle's version which made No. 7 in 1997. However, it was when she signed with the UK songwriters/record producers Stock Aitken Waterman, that Sybil had the biggest success, and was particularly popular in the UK. She had two huge Top 5 smashes in 1993 - the first a version of "The Love I Lost", originally a No. 21 hit for Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, made No. 3 and the second, "When I'm Good And Ready," an original song penned by Mike Stock and Pete Waterman reached No. 5.

01 - Don't Make Me Over (3:55)
02 - Love's Calling (3:41)
03 - I Wanna Be Where You Are (3:50)
04 - Crazy For You (Featuring Salt 'N' Pepa) (4:22)
05 - Bad Beats Suite (3:06)
06 - Walk on by (3:52)
07 - Take Me Away (4:06)
08 - Give It to Me (3:35)
09 - Living For the Moment (4:00)
10 - Can't Wait (On Tomorrow) (3:54)
11 - We're Gonna Make It Work This (2:54)
12 - In My Dreams (3:47)

PASSWORD: djtoma


November 22, 2008

Al B Sure - In Effect Mode

His debut album from 1988, In Effect Mode, sold more than two million copies, topping the Billboard R&B chart for seven straight weeks. The album included his memorable single "Nite and Day", which topped the R&B singles chart and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. He received numerous Grammy and American Music Award (AMA) nominations, and won an AMA for Best New R&B Artist. He also received several Soul Train Award nominations, and won the award for Best New Artist. He also won several New York Music Awards. As a writer and producer, Brown introduced the multi-platinum group Jodeci and teen R&B performer Tevin Campbell (also one of Quincy Jones's former protégés), as well as Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case, and Usher to the music scene.

01 - Nite and Day (4:03)
02 - Oooh This Love Is So... (4:38)
03 - Killing Me Softly (4:51)
04 - Naturally Mine (4:14)
05 - Rescue Me (3:57)
06 - Off on Your Own (Girl) (4:09)
07 - If I'm Not Your Lover (4:05)
08 - Just a Taste of Lovin' (4:21)
09 - Noche Y Dia (Span.version of Nite and Day) (4:05)
10 - If I'm Not Your Lover Feat. Slick Rick (Rmx) (5:52)

PASSWORD: djtoma