December 28, 2008

Suave - Im Your Playmate

He was discovered at a New Edition concert in California in the mid-1980s when one of the members asked him to come up on stage and sing with them. After his initial nervousness on stage, he decided this was the career route he wanted to take. A few years later, in 1988, Suave released his first single, "My Girl," as well as an album, I'm Your Playmate. The single rose to #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #22 on the Radio & Records Pop Chart.

1. Now That I Fell in Love
2. Shake Your Body
3. Playmate
4. My Girl
5. Love Triangle
6. Don't Rush
7. Stop Acting Ill
8. B and E of the Heart
9. Back Stabber
10. I Wanna Please You

Eric Benet ft Faith Evans - Georgy Porgy

A Day in the Life, was released in 1999; its first single, "Georgy Porgy (featuring Faith Evans)" received significant airplay, but the second single, "Spend My Life With You (featuring Tamia)", became a smash hit. "Spend My Life With You" rose to number one on the American R&B charts, was certified gold, and nominated for a 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. The album, A Day In The Life also won a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Male.

01. Radio Edit
02. So So Def Radio Mix w/ Rap
03. Somethin For The People Remix
04. So So Def Radio Mix w/o Rap
05. Album Version
06. Torrales Radio Mix
07. Fresh Mix
08. Davis Jr Heavenly Body Remix
09. Torrales Remix
10. Davis Jr Galactic Soul Remix


Def Jef - Just A Poet With Soul

His debut album was 1989's Just a Poet With a Soul, which won critical acclaim for sociopolitical lyrics and original beats. He was unable to live up to the expectations for his second album, however, and Soul Food, was a critical and commercial failure.Def Jef moved into production, working with Nas, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Tupac Shakur, among others, as well as appearing in films like Deep Cover in 1992 (see 1992 in film). He was featured on Shaquille O'Neal's 1993 top 40 single "(I Know I Got) Skillz". He produced the theme song for the Disney Sitcom "That's So Raven" in 2002 and remixed Kimberley Locke's "Supawoman" in 2005.Def Jef is currently working with Krayzie Bone and Thugline Records.

01.Droppin' Rhymes On Drums 4:22
02. Givin'em Rhythm 4:11
03. On The Real Tip 4:09
04. Poet With Soul 4:13
05. Give It Here 4:08
06. Do You Wanna Get Housed 4:44
07. Black To The Future 5:18
08. Do It Baby 6:19
09. God Made Me Funky 3:58
10. Downtown 4:31
11. Just A Poet 5:26


December 24, 2008

Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam - Spanish Fly

Lisa Lisa the Cult Jam were one of the original American freestyle music groups of the 1980s. Their second album, Spanish Fly, was a huge success in 1987. It spawned two #1 pop hits, "Head to Toe" and "Lost In Emotion", both of which went gold and both of which sported a retro Motown flavor mixed with the Freestyle sound they were known for. "Head to Toe" also parked at #1 R&B for two weeks, and with its strong Mary Wells influence, "Lost in Emotion" did as well.Spanish Fly went platinum, peaking at #7 on the album chart. Other singles from the album were the ballad "Someone to Love Me for Me" b/w "Spanish Fly" (#7 R&B), "Everything Will B-Fine" (#9 R&B).

A1 Everything Will B-Fine
A2 Head To Toe
A3 A Face In The Crowd
A4 Someone To Love Me For Me
A5 Talking Nonsense
B1 I Promise You
B2 A Fool Is Born Everyday
B3 Lost In Emotion
B4 Playing With Fire


Texas ft Method Man - Say What You Want (All Day Everyday)

Well, you can say what you want But it wont change my mind Ill feel the sameAbout you And you can tell me your reasons But it wont change my feelingsIll feel the same About you...............

01. Say What You Want (All Day Everyday) ft Method Man

Surface - 3 Deep

Bernard Jackson moved from Stamford, Connecticut to New York to pursue a music career. While in New York, his godfather said Jackson should contact his nephew David Townsend who had been a guitarist with The Isley Brothers. Meanwhile, Townsend was in Port Authority, a 1970s band, and met David Conley. Conley and Townsend started writing and when they met Jackson, they formed a band.In 1986, Jackson met with a friend Brian Simpson and recorded a demo tape of a track he had written, "The First Time." He believed it to be a hit and hired a recording studio to get the best professional conditions for the track. As the first single for the group's third album, 3 Deep in 1991, Jackson was right. The song was a big hit, going gold and becoming the group's biggest hit to date. It topped both the R&B and pop charts. The album continued on with "All I Want Is You" which reached #8 on the R&B charts and helped the album go gold.

1 First Time 4:15
2 Give Her Your Love/Rainbow (Reprise) 6:26
3 Rainbow (Reprise)
4 All I Want Is You 5:54
5 Tomorrow 5:03
6 You're the One/We Don't Have to Say Good-Bye 5:51
7 We Don't Have to Say Goodbye
8 Never Gonna Let You Down 4:00
9 10 4:06
10 Don't Wanna Turn You off/Kid Stuff (Young Love) 5:59
11 Kid Stuff (Young Love) (Interlude)
12 When It Comes to Love/Echoes 5:41


December 23, 2008

New Edition - All For Love

New Edition’s third album, All for Love, was released in the latter half of 1985. Despite having a slightly less bubblegum feel than their previous albums and featuring somewhat more mature songs such as "Whispers In Bed", and while not duplicating the success of its predecessor, the album was certified platinum. The album spawned the hits: “Count Me Out,” “A Little Bit Of Love (Is All It Takes),” and “With You All The Way.” The growing popularity of the group led to a guest appearance (as themselves) in the 1985 film Krush Groove, performing "My Secret.”

01 - Count Me Out
02 - A Little Bit Of Love (Is All It Takes)
03 - Sweet Thing
04 - With You All The Way
05 - Let's Be Friend
06 - Kickback
07 - Tonight's Your Night
08 - Whispers In Bed
09 - Who Do You Trust
10 - School
11 - All For Love


New Edition - New Edition

Due to financial reasons, New Edition parted company with Starr in 1984 (Starr responded by promptly creating the group New Kids on the Block; essentially formatted after New Edition.) The group, meanwhile, went on to sign a major label deal with MCA Records, which released their self titled second album the same year. Eclipsing their debut album, New Edition spun off the top five hit “Cool It Now” and the top twenty “Mr. Telephone Man,” and went on to be certified double platinum in the United States.

1. Cool It Now
2. Mr. Telephone Man
3. I'm Leaving You Again
4. Baby Love
5. Delicious
6. My Secret (Didja Gitit Yet?)
7. Hide And Seek
8. Lost In Love
9. Kinda Girls We Like
10. Maryann


New Edition - Candy Girl

Their success led to the creation of late-1980s and 1990s boy bands like New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. Candy Girl,recorded in late 1982 and released in 1983, on Starr’s Streetwise Records, the album featured the hits: “Is This The End,” “Popcorn Love,” “Jealous Girl” and the title track, which went to number one in both the American R&B singles chart and the UK singles chart.

1. Gimme Your Love
2. She Gives Me A Bang
3. Is This The End
4. Pass The Beat
5. Popcorn Love
6. Candy Girl
7. Ooh Baby
8. Should Have Never Told Me
9. Gotta Have Your Lovin
10. Jealous Girl


December 21, 2008

Megajam - Hip Hop Old School Megamix Part 3

Da Brat - Funkdafied
Masta Ace - Born 2 Roll
Warren G - This DJ
Coolio - I Remember
Snoop Dogg - Murder Was The Case
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear
Lady Of Rage - Afro Puff
Ice Cube - You Know How We Do It
Aaliyah - Back & Fourth
Outkast - Players Ball
Conscious Daughters - Funky Expedition
Keith Murray - Most Beautifullest Thing
Snoop Dogg - Doggy Dog World
Terror Fabalous - Actions
Simple E - Play My Funk
Snoop Dogg - Gin & Juice
Zhane - Seding My Love
Public Enemy - Give It Up
Mary J Blige - You Dont Have To Worry
T.L.C. - Creep
Da Brat - F'All Y'All
Ice Cube - What Can I Do
Warren G - Regulate

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Tony Terry - Forever Yours

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.

1. Forever Yours
2. Lovey Dovey
3. Fulltime Girl
4. Day Dreaming
5. Here With Me
6. She's Fly
7. Wassup Wit U
8. Up & Down Love
9. Young Love
10. What Would It Take

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The Pasadenas - To Whom It May Concern

The Pasadenas are a Rhythm & Blues / Pop formation from the United Kingdom, best known for their hit song "Tribute (Right On)". A vocal group firmly focused on the music and artists from earlier decades, their music was heavily influenced by 1950s Doo-wop, 1960s Motown, and early 1970s Funk and R&B. The band was not given much attention in America, but they were briefly stars in their native country.The group scored a big UK #5 hit in 1988 with its initial release, "Tribute (Right On)", which paid homage to soul luminaries such as Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. They released a companion album, To Whom It May Concern. In addition to "Tribute", the disc included the minor hit "Riding on a Train", and a version of The Chi-Lites’ "Living In the Footsteps of Another Man". They had several follow-up hits as well, including "Love Thing" (UK #22) in 1990.

1.: Funny Feeling
2.: Living In The Footsteps Of Another Man
3.: Enchanted Lady
4.: New Love
5.: Riding On A Train
6.: Give A Little Peace
7.: Tribute (Right On)
8.: I Really Miss You
9.: Justice For The World
10.: Something Else

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December 19, 2008

4 The Cause - Stand By Me

4 The Cause hit the charts with a remake / remix cover of Ben E King's “Stand By Me” in 1998. The song was a Number-1-Hit in parts of the globe.They are a family group from Chicago whose follow-up singles did not reach the same level as their breakthrough single. A few good tempo cover versions included in this album.......

1. Stand By Me
2. Papa Was A Rolling Stone
3. Let Me Be
4. (You) Never Left Me Standing In The Rain
5. Been' Round The World
6. All My Love
7. Believe In Me
8. Jammin'
9. Feel Free (To Love)
10. We Got You
11. Make Your Head Rock
12. Ain't no Sunshine
13. Shine Again

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Times Two - Cecilia

Times Two was an American male duo of vocalists/keyboardists that wrote most of their own material. Times Two were Shanti Jones and Johnny Dollar, both from Point Reyes, California. They had a hit with a cover of the Simon and Garfunkel song, "Cecilia". It reached number one in several countries in 1988.Their 1988 album, X2, reached #137 on the Billboard 200. In the U.S., their biggest hit was "Strange But True", which peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1988. In 1990, the band released a follow-up EP called "Danger Is My Business" and a new single, "Set Me Free." Neither made any impact on the charts. Also in 1988, Doug Breitbart signed Times Two as the opening act for Debbie Gibson's Out of the Blue Tour.

1. LP Version
2. 7" Remix Version
3. 12" Remix Version

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Aswad - Cool Summer

The original members of Aswad were Brinsley Forde, George Oban, Angus "Drummie Zeb" Gaye, and Donald Griffiths. Courtney Hemmings was a frequent contributor in the 1970s, including as part of the backing band on Burning Spear's 1977 Live album, recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Other contributors included Vin Gordon, Bongo Levi, and Karl Pitterson. They became one the UK's top reggae bands with songs, typical of the time, about the oppression of black youth, such as "Three Babylon" and "It's Not Our Wish", and the powerful jazz-influenced instrumental "Warrior Charge" (full versions of these available on the Showcase album). 'Cool Summer Reggae' contains the UK reggae act's first new recordings since 1999's 'Roots Revival'. Alongside re-recordings of their hits such as 'Don't Turn Around' and 'Shine', they turn their hand to material originally performed by acts such as Crowded House, Toploader and The Police. Former Eternal star, Easther Bennett, joins them to perform lead vocals on 'Shy Guy'.

1. Night Nurse
2. Good Thing Going
3. Roxxane
4. Don't Turn Around
5. Stir It Up
6. Lifted
7. Uptight
8. Shine
9. Would I Lie To You
10. Weather With You
11. Searching
12. No No No
13. Dancing In The Moonlight
14. I Can See Clearly Now
15. Shy Guy
16. Smokey Blues (Live)
17. Two Makes One (Live)

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December 18, 2008

Rappin'4-Tay - I'll Be Around

4-Tay made his debut on the Too $hort album Life Is...Too Short, but was arrested sometime after his 21st birthday on drug charges and served 8 months in prison. Upon his release from prison he issued Rappin' 4-Tay Is Back in 1992, and followed up in 1994 with Don't Fight the Feeling, recorded in West Oakland at Grafitti Tunes with producer/songwriter Cyrus Esteban. "Don't Fight the Feeling" produced the hits "Playaz Club" (which sampled the song "Private Number" by William Bell and Judy Clay and hit #36 on the Billboard Hot 100), the "Dank Season" featuring Seff Tha Gaffla and "I'll Be Around" (which hit #39 on the Billboard Hot 100). Rappin' 4-Tay's mainstream success has been scarce since then, but he was featured in 2Pac's All Eyez on Me album on the single "Only God Can Judge Me" in 1996 and Master P's West Coast Bad Boyz II compilation in 1997. 4-Tay was also an original member of Bay Area supergroup T.W.D.Y. in 1999. In 2003 Rappin' 4-Tay released the album Gangsta Gumbo with the single "Burning, Burning", followed up by the album That's What You Thought in 2007.

1. Timber Mix - Radio Version
2. Album Version
3. Wicked Mix
4. Al's Brother 2 Brother Mix



December 17, 2008

Keith Sweat - Keep It Comin

Sweat started his musical career as a member of a well known Harlem band called "Jamilah" in 1975. With the help of Jamilah, Sweat was able to hone his craft as a lead singer by performing regionally throughout the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The group was started by Larry Peoples, a talented bass player from 116th Street and Lenox Avenue, Michael Samuels, guitarist out of the Bronx, and drummer Walter Bradley from 125th in Harlem. Additional members of the group included Peter DaCosta, vocals, Joseph McGeachy, sax, Dwight Banks, trumpet and Kenneth Varner, keyboards. On November 25, 1987, Sweat released his debut album Make It Last Forever, which sold three million copies. The biggest hit from this album was "I Want Her" (#1 R&B/#5 Pop), and the title track from the album hit #2 on the R&B charts. Sweat continued to chart fairly well with his second album I'll Give All My Love to You, which hit #6 on the Billboard 200 chart, and Keep It Comin' debuted in the Top 20 of the album chart. It did not sell as well because Keith did not promote the album. The big singles were "(There You Go) Tellin' Me No Again" from New Jack City, "Why Me Baby" (featuring LL Cool J) and the title track. Keith was moving from New York to Atlanta, and he was starting his Keia Records label that would feature Silk & Kut Klose.

01. Keep it Comin' 04:11
02. Spend A Little Time 04:22
03. Why Me Baby? 05:28
04. I Really Love You 03:55
05. Let Me Love You 04:04
06. I Want to Love You Down 05:09
07. I'm Going for Mine 05:01
08. (There You Go) Tellin' Me No.. 05:10
09. Give Me What I Want 05:18
10. Ten Commandments of Love 03:49
11. Keep it Comin' (Smooth Out Version) 05:23

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Sir-Mix-A-Lot - Mack Daddy

Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), better known by his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot is a rapper and producer from Seattle, Washington. He is best known for his song "Baby Got Back". His first hit, released on Nastymix Records in 1988, was the single "Posse on Broadway" giving some the impression that he was a New Yorker. The reference was actually to the street of the same name on Seattle's Capitol Hill. The song contains a sample from David Bowie's 1975 hit "Fame". Other popular hits include "Buttermilk Biscuits" (1988), "Square Dance Rap" (1988), "Beepers" (1989), "My Hooptie" (1990) a song about a car in disrepair and "Jump On It" (1996). Sir Mix-a-Lot has tended to write, arrange, program, perform, and produce his own music. His best-known song is the Miami Bass styled song "Baby Got Back" (1992), a number one hit that won him fame and the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. The single has since been parodied many times and is usually played in irony, celebrated for its over-the-top nature. A hook from the title song of his 1988 release Swass is finding a new audience with the success of The Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha".

1. One Time's Got No Case
2. Mack Daddy
3. Baby Got Back
4. Swap Meet Louie
5. Seattle Ain't Bullshittin'
6. Lockjaw
7. Boss Is Back, The
8. Testarossa
9. Rapper's Reputation, A
10. Sprung on the Cat
11. Jack Back, The
12. I'm Your New God
13. No Holds Barred

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December 15, 2008

Wrecks N Effect - Hard Or Smooth

The group, originally comprised of then adolescent; Aqil Davidson, Brandon Mitchell, Markell Riley, and Keith "K.C." Hanns, was formed around 1988 as Wrecks-n-Effect. Their first release, an eponymous EP of six tracks for Atlantic Records, included the singles "Go For What You Know", "Let's Do It Again" (which sampled The Staple Singers hit song), and a self-titled track sampling Jimmy Castor's "Bertha Butt Boogie". They received little promotion from Atlantic however, and, with the help of one-time manager and alleged gangster Gene Griffin, jumped ship for Motown Records. When they released their self-titled debut album the following year, "K.C." had left and the group had become a trio. Wrecks-N-Effect was produced by producer/songwriter Teddy Riley (brother of Markell Riley), and rapper/producer Redhead Kingpin; reached #16 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #103 on The Billboard Top 200 chart, while its singles "Juicy" and "New Jack Swing" met a similar fate with the exception of "New Jack Swing" becoming a #1 single on the Billboard Rap chart. Tragically, Mitchell was killed in a shooting incident shortly after its release in 1990. The group, now a duo of Aqil Davison and Markell Riley, changed the spelling of their name from Wrecks-n-Effect to Wreckx-n-Effect (the "X" symbolizing the loss of Mitchell) and followed up their first self titled album with 1992's Hard or Smooth on MCA Records. Hard or Smooth fared far better than their debut, selling just under 2 million copies and reaching #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and #6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

1. Rump Shaker 5:12
2. New Jack Swing II 4:50
3. Wreckx Shop 4:39
4. Knock-N-Boots 4:51
5. Here We Come 4:27
6. Tell Me How You Feel 4:59
7. My Cutie 4:07
8. Wreckx-N-Effect 3:53
9. Ez Come Ez Go (What Goes Up Must Come Down) 3:44
10. Hard (Short) 2:04
11. Smooth (Short) 2:58

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MegaJam - Old School Megamix Part 1

15.13 mins

Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
Gap Band - Outstanding
Yabrough & Peoples - Dont Stop The Music
Whodini - Friends
Public Enemy - Dont Believe The Hype
LL Cool J - Rock The Bells
Doug E Fresh - The Show
Tom Tom Clum - Genius Of Love
One Way - Cutie Pie
Ohio Players - Fire
Parliment - Give Up The Funk
Commodores - Brick House
Shock - Lets Get Crackin
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
Con Funk Shun - Fun Fun
KC & The Sunshine Band - Thats The Way (I Like It)
Chic - Good Times
Tom Browne - Jamaica Funk
West Street Mob - Break Down Electric Boogie
Man Parrish - Boogie Down Bronx
Connie - Funky Little Beat
Shannon - Give Me Tonight

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Chaka Demus & Pliers - She Don't Let Nobody

Chaka Demus & Pliers are a Jamaican reggae duo made up of deejay Chaka Demus, and singer Pliers. Both artists were established musicians when they teamed up, and earned international recognition in the early 1990s. They were the first Jamaican act to have three consecutive top five hits on the UK Singles Chart; a record unsurpassed until Shaggy scored four consecutive top five hits in 2001. Pliers is one of the Bonner brothers, all of whom are reggae artists, including Richie Spice, Spanner Banner and Mikey Spice.

1. Album Version
2. Sax Version
3. Extended Version
4. Dub Version

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Flip Da Scrip - I Never Told You

Flip da Scrip are a Dutch formation, founded in 1990 by the rapper Cooly D (real name Stef Bruinsma). He and the rapper Glaze released their first album "Products Of Da Piemel" in 1993. Their first big hits were the two singles "Who's In Da House" and "Throw Ya Hands In The Air". They became so succesful in their home country, they were able to become the support act for R. Kelly's tour in The Netherlands. Seeing their home town of Enschede is very close to Germany the duo could easily expand its market and they got signed by the German label Dos Or Die/Nightown Records. The following years they brought out more Hip Hop and R&B hits like "You To Me" and "You Can Run". They also performed at the annual Dome festival in Cologne, together with top acts as Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and DJ Quicksilver. In 1997, Glaze left the group for a solo career. Later that year, the group got new members: the rapper Bear and the singers Winston and Crucial. Their first single with this new setting, "I Never Told You", is probably their most famous one as it became a huge hit all over Europe.

1. Radio Mix
2. U.S Mixix
3. Extended Radio Mix M
4. DJ Quick

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Papa Bear ft Van Der Toorn - Cherish

1. Radio Version
2. Extended Version
3. One 4 Da Money
4. Xtra Large

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December 13, 2008

Troop - Attitude

TROOP is an R&B group from Pasadena, California. TROOP has had four number one singles and ten top ten singles on the Billboard R&B Charts. They have also completed five albums, which include three certified gold and one certified platinum album. TROOP is an acronym for "Total Respect Of Other People". TROOP released Attitude, which included songs such as Spread My Wings and All I Do is Think of You (a Jackson 5 cover), which were both #1 on the Billboard R&B charts and remained in the top 10 on the charts for several weeks. Attitude was certified platinum in 1990, afterward, TROOP released their third album Deepa in 1992 from which the single Sweet November made #1 on the Billboard's R&B charts. The group followed up with two more albums "A Lil' Sumpin' Sumpin'" (1994) and "Mayday" (1998), both of which were re-released in 2005.

1. My Music
2. That's My Attitude
3. I'm Not Soupped
4. My Love
5. Spread My Wings
6. All I Do Is Think of You
7. I Will Always Love You
8. Another Lover
9. For You
10. Soupped Mix - (bonus track)
11. Spread My Wings (Reprise)

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