December 16, 2009

Tony Toni Tone - Sons Of Soul

Tony! Toni! Toné! is an American new jack swing/R&B group from Oakland, California, popular during the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s. During the band's heyday, it was composed of D'wayne Wiggins on lead vocals and guitar, his brother Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins) on lead vocals and bass, and their cousin Timothy Christian Riley on drums. Other members were Elijah Baker, Carl Wheeler, Randall Wiggins, and Amar Khalil, who is the current lead singer of the group, and Antron Haile. The group's name is derived from Andy García's portrayal of an Italian American sharpshooter in The Untouchables. They released their third studio album to date, Sons of Soul, in 1993. The album went double platinum and had hit singles "If I had No Loot" which hit #7 on the Hot 100, "Anniversary" which reached #10 on the Hot 100, and "(Lay Your Head On My) Pillow" which reached #4 on the R&B charts.

1. If I Had No Loot 4:01
2. What Goes Around Comes Around 4:33
3. My Ex-Girlfriend 4:52
4. Tell Me Mama 4:17
5. Leavin' 5:15
6. Slow Wine (Slow Grind) 4:49
7. (Lay Your Head On My) Pillow 6:12
8. I Couldn't Keep It To Myself 5:18
9. Gangsta Groove 5:03
10. Tonyies! In The Wrong Key 4:04
11. Dance Hall 4:25
12. Time Square 2:30 A.M. (Segue) 0:33
13. Fun 5:16
14. Anniversary 9:23
15. Castleers 1:18

Hi Five - Keep It Goin On

Hi-Five's second LP, Keep It Goin' On, came out in 1992. Though not as successful as their debut effort, several tracks from this album, including "She's Playing Hard To Get" and the R. Kelly-penned "Quality Time" got major airplay. Shortly after this album was released, Roderick "Pooh" Clark was involved in a near-fatal automobile accident. In 1993, Hi-Five emerged with a third album, Faithful, which featured the songs "Unconditional Love" and "Never Should've Let You Go"

1. She's Playing Hard To Get 4:37
2. Quality Time 4:42
3. She Said 4:58
4. Fly Away 5:39
5. A Little Bit Older Now 4:45
6. Mary, Mary 4:16
7. Let's Get It Started (Keep It Goin' On) 4:03
8. Video Girl 4:12
9. Whenever You Say

Brian Mcknight - The Best Of

McKnight's musical career began with a musical childhood, in which he played a member of a Seventh-day Adventist Church choir. Encouraged by his older brother Claude's band, Take 6, getting a record deal, McKnight sent out demo tapes and, at the age of 19, signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records subsidiary Wing Records. However, he ended up recording his albums for Mercury, released his first album, Brian McKnight, in 1992. He went on to release three more albums for Mercury records before moving to Motown Records. His final album with Mercury Records, Anytime sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy.

1. The Way Love Goes
2. One Last Cry
3. I'll Take Her (Radio Version)
4. Crazy Love
5. Anytime
6. You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time) (Radio Version)
7. The Only One For Me
8. Back At One
9. Win (From 'Men Of Honor')
10. Love Of My Life

July 29, 2009

Kaylan - Rock Me All Night

Mauritius born brothers Dennis and Darren emerged in 2000 as Warner Music Australia signed R&B duo Kaylan. With a sound unique to Australian culture the album went mostly under appreciated. The boys then formed the dance music duo Disco Montego a year later releasing their debut album of the same name. The Dowlut brothers ran Bomb Music with partner George Said and were developing the career of Jeremy Gregory who was signed to Warner Music in the US. The group remixed a Mariah Carey track Boy (I Need You) from her 2002 album Charmbracelet after Carey was aware of their Australian success. Disco Montego were planning to relocate in 2005 to Los Angeles to take advantage of their success. However, their relocation plans had to be shelved when Darren Dowlut was diagnosed with cancer. Darren Dowlut died of chest cancer aged 26. Mariah Carey was among the performers who sent condolences.

01 Radio Edit
02 Extended Mix


The Tony Rich Project - Nobody Knows


Rich first attracted attention as a staff writer at LaFace Records, where he wrote songs for recording artists including Boyz II Men, Johnny Gill, TLC, and Toni Braxton. Later, Rich mixed elements of jazz, rock and soul music into his own tracks. In late 1995 Rich released the hit single, "Nobody Knows" which made it to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Under the moniker "The Tony Rich Project", he released his debut album Words in early 1996. Both the album and single went platinum and in 1997, Rich won a Grammy Award for the Best R&B Album. The song was covered by country music artist Kevin Sharp in 1997, also as his debut single. The song "Like a Woman" was also nominated for a Grammy Award.

01 Radio Edit
02 Untouchable Flava Edit


July 28, 2009

Mya ft BlackStreet, Blinky Blink & Mase - Take Me There Remixs

"Take Me There" is a song by Blackstreet, Mýa, Mase, and Blinky Blink. The song is featured on the soundtrack to The Rugrats Movie and on Blackstreet's album Finally (the latter presented in a remix). It features the famous Rugrats theme melody set against a laid-back cheerful R&B/Rap beat. The recording was a number 7 hit in the UK[1], and reached number 14 in the US.

01 I Want U Back Remix
02 Radio Version
03 Album Version
04 Instrumental


Jimmy Cliff - Cliff Hanger


Jimmy Cliff (born James Chambers, 1 April 1948, Somerton District, St. James, Jamaica is a Jamaican ska and reggae singer, musician and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest possible honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences. He is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Sittin' in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Many Rivers to Cross" from the soundtrack to The Harder They Come which helped popularize reggae across the world his cover of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film, Cool Runnings. Outside of the reggae world, he is probably best known for his film appearance in The Harder They Come. Even after a string of hits, the singer has never quite managed to achieve mainstream acceptance, although in the late 1960s and early 1970s, he seemed poised for international stardom.During the 1981 River Tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band added Cliff's little-known song "Trapped" to their live set; it achieved great prominence when included on 1985's We Are the World benefit album). The follow-up, Cliff Hanger (1985) won a Grammy Award for 'Best Reggae Album', though it was his last major success in the U.S. until 1993.

1- Hitting With Music
2- American Sweet
3- Arrival
4 Brown Eyes
5- Reggae Street
6- Hot Shot
7- Sunrise
8- Dead And Awake
9- Now And Forever
10- Nuclear War

July 9, 2009

Michael Jackson TRIBUTE - Music & Me (The MoonWalker)

A tribute to the "KING OF POP" Michael Jackson........R.I.P. Your music, short films & life has been a divine influence directly exerted upon the minds & souls of the people past & present. My condolences to the family, friends & fans who are experiencing pain, grief & misfortune. Your legacy will last forever pertaining your title " The King Of Pop". Your "Music & Me" will live on to see another day, another year, another decade, rest in peace , my brother.......
DjToma


April 16, 2009

Classic Example - Classic Example

Classic Example was one of those groups that was expected to be big but ended up falling through the cracks. The male vocal quintet's producer/mentor was Maurice Starr, who had been responsible for the success of New Edition and New Kids on the Block--and Classic Example was expected to be either the next New Edition or the next Boyz II Men. But this self-titled debut album wasn't the blockbuster that Starr (who produced much of the material) was hoping for. Nonetheless, Classic Example isn't bad. The Boston combo has a youthful style, but without getting into the teeny bopper stuff that New Kids were known for--the tunes are a lot meatier and grittier than that. And at the same time, Classic Example avoids the type of aggressive, in-your-face new jack swing that was huge in the early 1990s.

1 Its Alright 4:10
2 Don't Make Me Wait 4:12
3 I Do Care 5:14
4 Never Gonna Give You Up 4:40
5 Where Do I Run To 5:12
6 Toast to Our Love 5:30
7 Stay With Me Tonight 5:06
8 Lift Every Voice and Sing 1:51
9 The Other Side of My Bed 3:56
10 Can You Find a Place in Your Heart 4:56
11 Treat Her Like a Lady 4:05
12 All Your Love 4:16
13 You Need Love 4:34
14 She Ain't Right 1:59
15 Dear Lisa 5:40


OST Hav Plenty


Hav Plenty's eclectic roster makes the soundtrack to the film savory to virtually any palate. Although not as creative as the ethereal love jones soundtrack or as solid in production as the soundtrack to Bulworth, Hav Plenty still manages choice moments.... Dull interludes aside, Hav Plenty's stylistics are worthy.

1. Fire - Babyface;Des'ree 4:47
2. Heat - Absoulute 4:04
3. Keep It Real - Jon B.;Coko (aka Cheryl Gamble);Jay-Z 4:41
4. I Can't Help It - Shya 3:35
5. I Can't Get You (Out Of My Mind) Remix - Blackstreet 4:42
6. Tears Away - Faith Evans 5:11
7. What The Hell Do You Want - Az Yet 4:25
8. Rock The Body - Queen Pen;Tracey Lee 3:58
9. I Wanna Be Where You Are - SWV 3:57
10. Whatcha Gonna Do - Jayo Felony (Featuring Method Man & DMX) 4:36
11. Any Other Night - Chico Debarge 4:25
12. What I've Been Missin' - Changing Faces 4:38
13. Ye Yo - Erykah Badu 4:41


March 15, 2009

Beverley Knight - Flavour Of The Old School

'"Flavour of the Old School"' is a song by British soul singer Beverley Knight, released as her debut single. The track, which peaked at number fifty on the UK Singles Chart when it was released in March 1995, was accompanied by a low budget video that saw Knight in the recording studio singing directly into the camera. It was re-released however in October 1995, supported by a new video and strong support from urban radio. The song went on to become Knight's first top 40 single, peaking at number thirty-three in the official UK Singles Chart. The song later reappeared on the b-side of Knight's 1999 single "Made it Back".

01 Flavour of the Old School [ radio version ]
02 Flavour of the Old School
03 Flavour of the Old School [ full flava remix ]
04 Promise You Forever


Daniel Rae Costello - Winds Of Change

He along with his brother attended high school in Whangarei, New Zealand. He enjoyed taking part in sports when he was in NZ, taking much interest in rugby, soccer and athletics and even represented North Auckland in the Under 17 soccer team. He completed his last year of school back in Fiji at Marist Brothers High School in Suva. In 1979, he recorded his first solo-album called "Tropical Sunset" which wasn't much of a success but a year later, his album, Lania which was a huge success in Fiji and around the pacific. After his mother passed away in 1985, he changed his name to Daniel Rae Costello. He moved to Australia a few years later because of the 1987 Coup where he wrote two songs, Samba and Take me to the Island and returned to fiji and started his own Studio and Production Suite called "Tango Sound Productions" and recorded his first big hit album, Samba. Since 1978, he has recorded 30 albums to date in the last 30 years. He is now an accomplished songwriter, composer, arranger, audio engineer, vocalist, musician and producer in the pacific region. He recently recorded an album with Toni Wille, called Let The World Sing.

1. BEAUTIFUL
2. ONCE UPON A TIME
3. KISAS
4. DON'T PLAY ME SYMPHONY
5. I'LL BE YOUR MAN Listening Bar!
6. TIME WILL HEAL THE PAIN
7. TIME SLIPS AWAY
8. THREE BELLS
9. TAHITIAN DREAM
10. COCOA
11. BLESSED BE YOUR NAME


Take 6 - Biggest Part Of Me


In 1980, Claude McKnight (older brother of R&B musician Brian McKnight). formed an a cappella quartet, The Gentlemen's Estates Quartet, at Oakwood College (now Oakwood University), a Seventh-day Adventist university in Huntsville, Alabama, where he was a freshman. He auditioned fellow students for the hobby group. The Gentlemen were rehearsing in a campus bathroom (later said to be in Moran Hall), getting ready for a performance, when Mark Kibble walked by and heard them singing. He joined the harmonizing, adding a fifth part, and ended up singing with them onstage that very night. Mark later invited Mervyn Warren to join the group. The group performed under the moniker "Alliance".The group was signed to Warner Brothers in 1987, and quickly changed its name to "Take 6" after a name search revealed that "Alliance" was already being used.

01 Biggest Part Of Me [Radio Mix]
02 Biggest Part Of Me [Hip Hop Mix Alt]
03 Biggest Part Of Me [A Capella]
04 Biggest Part Of Me [Tre Dave Hip Hop Mix]


UB40 - Xtended Mix & Remixs


UB40's fortunes changed at the beginning of 1980. They had spent many years performing live and developing a name for themselves when they were asked to join 'The Pretenders' as their support act on a national tour. Because they were from the West Midlands, and because they were a large multi cultural group playing music of Jamaican origin, UB40 were initially thought to be part of the Two-Tone phenomenon which had burst out of nearby Coventry. Two tone music took its roots from Caribbean Ska, Rock Steady and Reggae. It was honed into the multi-racial sound of 2-Tone by bands such as The Specials and The Selecter - both of which came from Coventry. For over twenty five years, UB40 have continued the job of popularising reggae around the globe. In the process, they continue to give enormous pleasure to a public too vast to be defined by age, generation tribe or fashion.

01 - Homely Girl (Extended Mix)
02 - Here I Am (Extended Mix)
03 - Dream A Lie (12 Inch)
04 - Red Red Wine (Extended)
05 - I've Got Mine (Extended Version)
06 - Breakfast In Bed [Extended Mix)
07 - Where Did I Go Wrong (Extended)
08 - Rat In My Kitchen (Extended Version)
09 - Can't Help Falling In Love (Remix)
10 - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Extended)
11 - Reckless(Remix)
12 - Kingston Town (Extended Mix)
13 - I Think Its Going To Rain Today (Extended)
14 - Legalise It (Special Mix)
15 - The Earth Dies Screaming (Extended)
16 - Until My Dying Day (Remix)
17 - Wear You To The Ball (Extended Mix)





Def Boyz - Swing

"...def boys kickin it so have no fear, dance to the music 'till you hear the bell ring - we're gonna make you........ SWING"

01 Swing (Remix)
02 Swing (Original Remix)



January 15, 2009

OST Murder Was The Case

A short film about Snoop Dogg's murder trial called Murder Was the Case, was released in 1994, along with an accompanying soundtrack. However, by the time Snoop Dogg's second album, Tha Doggfather, was released in November 1996, the price of living (or sometimes just imitating) the "gangsta" life had become very evident. Among the many notable rap industry deaths and convictions were the death of Snoop Dogg's friend and label-mate Tupac Shakur and the racketeering indictment of Death Row co-founder Suge Knight. Dr. Dre had left Death Row earlier in 1996 due to a contract dispute, so Snoop Dogg co-produced Tha Doggfather with Daz Dillinger and DJ Pooh.

1. Murder Was the Case - Snoop Doggy Dogg (remix)
2. Natural Born Killaz - Dr. Dre/Ice Cube
3. What Would U Do? - Tha Dogg Pound
4. 21 Jumpstreet - Snoop Doggy Dogg/Tray Deee
5. One More Day - Nate Dogg
6. Harvest For the World - Jewell
7. Who Got Some Gangsta Shit? - Snoop Doggy Dogg/Tha Dogg Pound/Lil' Style/Young Swoop
8. Come When I Call - Danny Boy
9. U Better Recognize - Sam Sneed/Dr. Dre
10. Come up to My Room - Jodeci/Tha Dogg Pound
11. Woman to Woman - Jewell 12. Dollars & Sense - D.J. Quik
13. Eulogy, The - Slip Capone/C.P.O.
14. Horny - B. Rezell
15. Eastside-Westside - Young Soldierz



January 14, 2009

Fiji - Gratitude

For those that love hawaiin reggae hip hop, Fiji offers established fans in his recognizableenrgy and remarkable personality. Newcomers to his music embrace his smooth voice and exoticsound. A fusion of classic reggae, hip hop, rnb and jazz sets Fiji apart as a performer. Unique style difies the idea of categorizing artists into a single genre of music, giving Fijiwidespread appeal and capturing his array of musical influences.

01. Chant0
2. Dock Of The Bay
03. Arieta
04. Smokin' Session
05. Tribal War
06. Anything You Want
07. Sosefina
08. She's Da Bomb
09. Queen's Cry
10. Riddim Of Life
11. Learn To Say I Love You
12. Mama's Song



January 13, 2009

Silk - Lose Control

The five-member male R&B vocal group Silk hit the music scene in 1992 with the single "Freak Me" from their first album, Lose Control. Produced by R&B legend Keith Sweat, the record achieved multi-platinum status. Though "Freak Me" was a hit, the group had to virtually reintroduce itself to the R&B market when it released its third album, Tonight, in 1999.Silk formed in the early 1990s in Atlanta, Georgia, although the five members of the group essentially grew up together. Several members of the team Timothy Cameron (Timzo), Jimmy Gates Jr. (Jimmy), Gary Glenn (Big G), Gary Jenkins ( Lil' G), and Johnathen Rasboro (John John) actually went to high school together. The five friends were influenced by such acts as gospel's Kirk Franklin, pop stars Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, rocker Prince and controversial rapper Tupac.

1. Interlude
2. Happy Days (With Keith Sweat)
3. Don't Keep Me Waiting
4. Girl U For Me
5. Freak Me
6. When I Think About You
7. Baby It's You
8. Lose Control
9. It Had to Be You
10. I Gave to You



THUMP RECORDS INC - Old School Love Songs Volume 3

1. Could It Be I'm Fallin In Love - The Spinners
2. Walking In The Rain With The One I Love - Love Unlimited
3. I'll Always Be There For You - Anquette
4. Hey Love - The Delfonics
5. Silly - Denise Williams
6. Flowers - The Emotions
7. Ooh Boy - Rose Royce
8. I Want To Be Your Man - Roger
9. If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes
10. What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
11. Free - Denise Williams
12. Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris
13. How 'Bout Us - Champaign
14. Crystal Blue Persuation -
Tommy Jones & The Shondells



R Kelly & Public Annoucement - Born In The 90's

Shortly after getting his record deal with Chris Anderson his cousin, Kelly met Andre Boykins from Public Announcement and auditioned the guys to be his back up singers and dancers. R. Kelly & Public Announcement released their debut album, Born Into the '90s in January 1992. One of the last albums to be released during the new jack swing period of the early nineties, the album yielded the hits "She's Got That Vibe", "Honey Love", "Dedicated", and "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)" all of which was led by Kelly. The group was billed as R. Kelly and Public Announcement essentially making the group backup members for Kelly rather than in a cohesive unit. After a successful tour ended in 1993, Kelly left Public Announcement to focus on a solo career.

1. She's Loving Me 3:38
2. She's Got That Vibe 4:34
3. Definition Of A Hotti 4:23
4. I Know What You Need 3:30
5. Keep It Street 3:55
6. Born Into The 90's 4:42
7. Slow Dance 5:04
8. Dedicated 4:38
9. Honey Love 5:04
10. Hangin' Out 4:10
11. Hey Love (Can I Have A Word) ft Mr. Lee 3:20



Dru Hill - Dru Hill

Dru Hill's big break came in 1996, when manager Haqq Islam arranged for them to perform at the Impact Convention in May. The group was signed to Island Records's "Island Black" division shortly afterward through a production deal with Islam's University Music, and immediately began recording their debut album. The self-titled Dru Hill album was released on November 19, 1996, and became a gold-selling album. The group's first single, "Tell Me", was featured on the soundtrack to the Whoopi Goldberg film Eddie, and was a Top 5 R&B hit in the United States.Stylistically, Dru Hill was the middle-ground between the smooth, gentlemen-like Boyz II Men and the self-proclaimed "bad boys of R&B", Jodeci. Dru Hill received a lot of criticism, especially from the members of Jodeci, for what was perceived was a direct appropriation of Jodeci's style, particularly in frontman Sisqó's K-Ci Hailey-esque lead vocals. Other major influences for the group included Stevie Wonder and 1980s boy band New Edition.Both the group themselves and songwriters/producers such as Daryl Simmons and Keith Sweat wrote the songs for the Dru Hill album, with the group themselves writing the single "5 Steps". Nokio also did some co-production, and would become the group's main producer by 1998.

1. Anthem 0:59
2. Nothing To Prove 4:07
3. Tell Me 4:14
4. Do U Believe? 4:13
5. Whatever U Want 3:58
6. Satisfied 4:44
7. April Showers 3:34
8. All Alone 3:36
9. Never Make A Promise 5:28
10. So Special 5:25
11. In My Bed 4:46
12. Love's Train 4:21
13. Share My World 4:28
14. 5 Steps 5:44



January 12, 2009

Alyson Williams - Cooked The Remixed Album

The daughter of bandleader / trumpeter Bobby Booker, she began her career by singing background vocals for various artists including, Curtis Hairston, Melba Moore ("Love's Coming At Ya"), B. B. & Q. Band, Cashflow, Unlimited Touch, Bobby Brown and Barbara Mitchell before joining the group High Fashion, which also featured Meli'sa Morgan. After they disbanded, Alyson sang with the group The Affair before moving onto a solo career.Her first album release and the first R&B female singer signed to Def Jam, she released the album Raw in 1989. The album produced the singles "My Love is So Raw", featuring female rapper Nikki D,and "Sleep Talk". In addition, the single "Just Call My Name" was a hit on the Billboard R&B charts reaching number #4. The song, picked up by many "Quiet storm" formats, is now considered a cult classic and is still played. The album included a duet with the Blue Magic vocalist Ted Mills on "We're Gonna Make It". Her single "I Need Your Lovin'" was also a #8 success in the UK, as well as another R&B hit for her.

01 - Sleep Talk (Extended Mix) (5:26)
02 - My Love Is So Raw (Extended Mix) (7:02)
03 - I Second That Emotion (J&M Emotional Club Mix) (4:18)
04 - I Need Your Loving (Extended Mix) (5:13)
05 - Still My No.1 (Remix) (4:43)
06 - My Love Is So Raw (Featuring Nikki D) (5:10)
07 - I Need Your Loving (Lovers Mix) (5:12)
08 - Dr. Feelgood (Live Featuring Kirk Whalum) (4:06)



Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814

Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Janet Jackson. Released on September 7, 1989 by A&M Records, Rhythm Nation 1814 is the second album of Jackson's career to be co-written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Jackson also shares production credits with long-term collaborator Jellybean Johnson and executive producer John McClain.Rhythm Nation 1814 subsequently became the only album in history to contain seven top five hit singles and the only album to ever achieve number one hit singles in three separate calendar years (1989-1991). The Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour became the most successful debut tour by a recording artist. Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 has been certified 6x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold eight million records worldwide.

01. Interlude: Pledge [00:48]
02. Rhythm Nation [05:31]
03. Interlude: T.V. [00:22]
04. State Of The World [04:48]
05. Interlude: Race [00:05]
06. The Knowledge [03:53]
07. Interlude: Let's Dance [00:04]
08. Miss You Much [04:12]
09. Interlude: Come Back Interlude [00:21]
10. Love Will Never Do (Without You) [05:50]
11. Livin' In A World (They Didn't Make) [04:41]
12. Alright [06:27]
13. Interlude: Hey Baby [00:10]
14. Escapade [04:44]
15. Interlude: No Acid [00:06]
16. Black Cat [04:51]
17. Lonely [04:59]
18. Come Back To Me [05:33]
19. Someday Is Tonight [06:01]
20. Interlude: Livin'... In Complete Darkness [01:07]



January 10, 2009

THUMP RECORDZ INC - Old School Love Songz Volume 2

1. Wishing On A Star - Rose Royce
2. I Need Love - LL Cool J
3. Very Special - Debra Laws
4. Love You Down - Ready For The World
5. Natural High - Bloodstone
6. Love Is Like A Baseball Game - The Intruderson
7. Reasons - Earth, Wind and Fire
8. Moments In Love - Art of Noise
9. I Wanna Get Next To You - Rose Royce
10. Close Your Eyes - Peaches And Herb
11. Special Lady - Ray, Goodman, & Brown
12. After The Love Has Gone - Earth, Wind & Fire
13. Sweet Sticky Thing - Ohio Player
14. Fire and Desire - Rick James


Musical Youth - The Youth Of Today

Musical Youth are a British-Jamaican pop/reggae band. The group originally formed in 1979 at Duddeston Manor School in Birmingham, England. They are best remembered for their successful 1982 Grammy-nominated single, "Pass the Dutchie." Some critics and fans say the group was inspired after New Edition and The Jacksons.The group featured two sets of brothers, Kelvin and Michael Grant, plus Junior and Patrick Waite. The latter pair's father, Frederick Waite, was a former member of Jamaican group The Techniques, and sang lead with Junior at the start of the group's career in the late 1970s. They received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist on its 25th Anniversary on February 23, 1983.

01. Pass The Dutchie 3:24
02. Heartbreaker 3:55
03. Gone Straight 3:05
04. Blind Boy 3:48
05. Rockers 3:28
06. Youth Of Today 2:55
07. Young Generation 3:20
08. Mirror Mirror 2:37
09. Children Of Zion 3:05
10. Never Gonna Give You Up 3:06
11. Rub N Dub
12. Schoolgirl 3:25

Bell Biv Devoe - WBBD Bootcity The Remix Album

Anchored by B.B.D.'s reunion with fellow members of New Edition on "Word To The Mutha", the trio surprisingly turned out a decent remix album. During this time, a barrage of remix albums were hitting the shelfs, having the same intentions of B.B.D., milk out all of their enormous popularity in a logistical manner. For most, it failed. But for B.B.D., it worked. Like "Poison", the trio manufactured another inventive album with a smash hit to prove its credibility.To no surprise, the smash cut is the highlight, but other gems include Do Me! (smooth version), which is noticeably more interesting than the original, and the electronic/house version of "Let Me Know Somethin!", which is reminiscent of Snap! or C & C Music Factory. Also of note is the creative radio-style program format they use to portray the album, with D.J. interludes and a very interesting interview mid-way through the set.

1 Intro/D.J. Opening :54
2 Word to the Mutha! 6:38
3 Ain't Nut'in' Changed 2:23
4 B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)? (DJ Mo Grind Time) 6:15
5 Do Me! (Smoothe) 3:15
6 I Do Need You 5:47
7 Interview/Uhh Ahh 2:13
8 Let Me Know Something?! 4:51
9 She's Dope! (AKA Dope!)(Mix) 4:42
10 Do Me! (Mental) 5:25
11 When Will I See You Smile Again? (DJ Close) 6:45
12 Poison (London Style) 6:15