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