Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mcs Only (full Version)

Psychotic(me) =Asylum
And Pukka Sole

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Michel'le- Michel'le

Michel'le Toussaint (pronounced mɪʃɛlɛj) (born 1970) is an R&B vocalist of Louisiana Creole heritage. She is known for her squeaky, child-like speaking voice which is a startling contrast to her strong vocals. The singer was originally signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records. In 1989, she released Michel'le. Her self-titled debut album was entirely produced by then boyfriend Dr. Dre. The album contained "No More Lies" and the hit singles "Nicety" and "Something in My Heart." Michel'le sold 1.5 million copies. She is imitated and generally made fun of on Tim Dog's infamous song, "Fuck Compton". Michel'le was the featured female vocalist on World Class Wreckin' Cru's 1988 single "Turn Off the Lights".

In 1998, she released her second album "Hung Jury" but it garnered little attention and no hit records.

Following Dr. Dre’s departure from Death Row Records, Michel’le and Dr. Dre parted ways. Michel’le had one child—Marcel—with Dr. Dre, and another—Bailei—with Suge Knight. Soon after Bailei's birth, her relationship with Knight ended.[citation needed]

Her most recent music was contribution to the Dysfunktional Family soundtrack in 2003. She has since confirmed through several media outlets that she’s been working on new material and looking for a label for her third album.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Panther Soundtrack

This is a great soundtrack. I Love the song "Freedom". Both the R & B and rap versions are terriffic. BUt The Main Song i Love Is Hodge's "Head Nod"
Here Is The Song

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Martin Luther King Jr.-In Search Of Freedom

"I got into Memphis." So begins Dr. King's "Excerpt from Speech the Day Before His Death" at the start of In Search of Freedom. His arresting, mellifluous voice, heard eerily removed, as if coming through a bullhorn, retains all the splendid vibrancy of timbre and his singular gift for oration. His message is urgent: the stalwart journey into civil rights, civil disobedience, and the path of nonviolence has taken him all the way to "the mountaintop." On this disc these spiritual ideals are perhaps best understood in the lengthy yet clearly flowing "Address to American Jewish Committee," wherein King provides the reasons and constitution of nonviolent protest and the fruits achieved from its labors. Decades after his precious life was taken, King's language dances, resonating the very sanctity of living along with his Atlanta congregation, who affirm and encourage with "yes, sirs" and "amens." --Paige La Grone

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin IV is the common, but unofficial name of the untitled fourth album of English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released on November 8, 1971. It has no official title printed anywhere on the album, but is generally called Led Zeppelin IV after the band's previous three numbered albums. Atlantic Records catalogs have used the names Four Symbols (see below) and The Fourth Album; it has also been referred to as Zoso, which the first symbol appears to spell. Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page frequently refers to the album in interviews as Led Zeppelin IV, while singer Robert Plant thinks of it as "the fourth album, that's it".[citation needed] After the band's reunion at the Ahmet Ertegun tribute, they made it known that the unknown name is simply "The Fourth Album."
Led Zeppelin IV was a huge success commercially and critically when it was released. Most of album's songs are staples on classic rock radio stations, including "Black Dog", "Rock and Roll", "When the Levee Breaks", and "Stairway to Heaven". The album is one of the best-selling albums in history, with over 23 million units sold in the United States, third most for any album all-time.[1]In 2003, the album was ranked number 66 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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Monday, September 15, 2008

Sammy davis Jr.- That Old Black Magic

This CD is something of a best-of collection, and it's recommended to anyone unfamiliar with Sammy Davis's gifted performances. These tracks cover his biggest hits and signature tunes, like "Something's Gotta Give," which he introduced in the Broadway production of "Mr. Wonderful." "The Candy Man," a Number One chart topper, is probably his best remembered performance, but all 10 of these songs illustrate something of the splendor and talent Davis brought to his recordings.
His ability to mimic other performers is showcased in "Because of You," wherein a variety of his impersonations, from James Stewart to Jerry Lewis, take cracks at the ballad. "Birth of the Blues" finds Davis singing persuasively and super-rhythmically in a big band setting, and he croons "Love Me or Leave Me" with similar force, making the much-recorded melody his own.

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Consequence- Take them to the Cleaners

Sorry For Not Posting Anything in a while
I Been busy doing tons of shit
but here is the consequence mixtape

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Minor Problem

In Case you are wondering why i havent post any new albums in a while
its because Someone at my house knocked the cord loose and changed the volume and everything on the computer and on the turntable
so while i straighten everything up
ill post the Albums on Cd

Another Beat By Bootlegbob

another beat
i did a few months back

i sampled from bunny debarges song "woman in love"

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Asylum(Me and Pukka Sole)-The Go

Me And My Guy Performing Our Single And Chicago Anthem "The Go"(produced By Me)

At Gentle Persuasion
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Monday, July 28, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Herbie Mann- Bird In Silver Cage

This Is For All The Herbie Mann Fans

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Shirley Bassey-Is Really Something

Funky Shirley Bassey! This is a great set tof Shirley's groove-happy work cut in the late 60s -- hip tunes arranged by UK easy maestro Johnny Harris, best known for his fantastic work on the Stepping Stones record under his own name, forever a beathead classic! Features the great, funky big band version of "Light My Fire" -- one of Shirley's best tunes ever, and a cut that's been sampled and remixed often in recent years! Also includes the breakbeat version of "Spinning Wheel", and the cuts "My Way", "Sea & Sand", "What About Today?", "You & I", "Easy To Be Hard", "Life Goes On" and "Yesterday I Heard The Rain". © 1996-2008, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

Note:The Volume Might Be Low or High Im Not Sure
I Brought A Cord From Guitar Center ($6 And Some Change)
I Recorded this Using My Old Record Player But It Sounds Real Good
I Spent Time Adjusting the Volume and Recorded it Off of Audacity

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Also Check Out Four Brother Copy Of Shirley Bassey's Album I Capricorn

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Break

The Reason i havent post anything lately is because i am taking a break
just got a job at wal-mart and celebrating my 10000+ views
thaank you all for making that possible

when i get back im gonna post these two vinyl albums
donald byrd-Love byrd
Shilrey bassey- is Really Something
nancy wlison- my way
and more

Peace Yall

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Maynard Ferguson-Conquistador

I Present to you
My First Vinyl Post By Me
im Going up to The College
so this wont be the last vinyl post
anyway here is the review......

"Maynard was shrewd, and Maynard was quick, and he managed to beat almost everyone to the punch -- sorry -- when he recorded the theme from Rocky and watched it rise to No. 28 on the pop charts. As blatant as Ferguson's rendition is, it was still the best rendition of the Bill Conti tune of the time (a lot better than the composer's own No. 1 version), and MF's heroic propensity for high notes and underdog status as a hitmaker does make it easy to link him with his celluloid counterpart. It is also the best track on an otherwise overloaded Jay Chattaway production where the combination of the chrome-plated Chattaway hand and list of noted supporting players (George Benson Joe Farrell Bob James the young Jon Faddis Julian Priester Harvey Mason etc.) nearly overwhelms the MF big band and even MF himself. The title track has a certain flamboyant grandeur emanating both from Ferguson and the electronic brigade that dominate the tune, yet Benson's fluid cameo and MF's obligatos are wasted by the irritating female voices on "Mister Mellow." This record gave MF the largest amount of exposure that he ever had; the Faustian tradeoff is that it often sounds gimmicky today." ~ Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide

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The Deele- Eyes Of A Stranger

With group members Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Antoine "L.A." Reid's popularity increasing, and their productions skills in demand, it was inevitable that this would be the final album by the urban funk ensemble. The LP featured the very credible "Two Occasions"; as Dee gives a depiction of the song through some metaphoric verses, Babyface tenderly intercedes on the pre-hook in support of Dee's lyric. This is the only song on the album that features Babyface on lead. In spite of its superb arrangement and production, the quiet-storm classic peaked at number four after 24 healthy weeks on the charts even though it was worthy of a number-one ranking. The follow-up single, "Shoot 'em Up Movies," has an arrangement that is reminiscent of the golden doo wop era. The creatively composed number peaked at number ten inside of 15 weeks. ~ Craig Lytle, All Music Guide
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Plan B

Im about to go up to this college and go to the studio and use the turntable connect it to the mac and covert it to mp3
the first vinyl i will post will be maynard ferguson "conquistador" (see the Back ground pic)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pissed Off !!!!!

I suppose to have gotten the Record player today for $14.99 (regular price was 30 But my Mom and The woman is really cool with each other ) at the pawn shop and she gave my mother her word that she was gonna sell to her yesterday.
so my moms go up there to get it and the guy that witnessed her saying that said that he cant sell it because "Its No Price Tag On It".That is some Bullshit !!!!!
So my mom Took a trip up there for nothing .
This will delay me from Posting vinyl records i have......til then
Im still will post albums i have on cd.........

Monday, June 23, 2008


Im Finally Gettin A Record Player so i can Hear And
Post the albums Today so ill keep you posted later on what album i will post

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Donnie-The Colored Section

What a marvelously audacious introduction The Colored Section is. Emerging from the same Jazz Café-centered alternative Atlanta soul scene that nourished and nurtured fellow hippie-soul singer/songwriters like Joi and India.Arie all the way into the public consciousness, Donnie's first LP is a topical, unapologetically conscientious, and even righteously stinging declaration that, yes, can only be likened to the classic sociopolitical masterworks of spiritual heirs Donny Hathaway and especially Stevie Wonder. Songs like "Cloud 9" and "Wildlife," in fact, may be too indebted to genius-era Wonder -- the former with its wah-wah guitar and warm gusts of squelchy synth vibrato, the latter with its prominent clavinet and crisp harmonica ad-libs -- but are such stunning vintage impersonations that both easily could have slipped somewhere onto Innervisions. No matter from which angle you choose to approach such a statement, it couldn't really be taken as a criticism, nor should it be with The Colored Section. The music is consistently empowered and empowering: gracefully buttery, always deeply moving, and at its core profoundly idealistic. Generous melodies abound, rising from a gospel-derived groundwork, spun around street-tinged jazz rhythms, and enlivened by wonderful touches of humor like the Dixie frills of "Big Black Buck" that underscore an otherwise valuable criticism of consumerist society. And lest Donnie be dismissed as an imitator (a studied, well-versed disciple clearly, yes, but certainly not a clone), he explores a wealth of his own refreshingly original ideas, stretching out with genuine invention (the gorgeous cosmic explorations of "Heaven Sent," the jittery electronic backdrop of "Masterplan") as often as he reaches backwards into retro styles (invigorating bossa nova on "Do You Know?," the romantic, Baroque string arrangement of "Turn Around"). It is as bold and self-assured a debut as soul music has seen since D'Angelo's Brown Sugar. It falls just short of brilliance only because it borrows a few tricks too many from its obvious musical models, but even with its flaws, the album is such a vivid, radiant outpouring of soul-stirring talent and passion that it could fill two hearts. ~ Stanton Swihart, All Music Guide
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Gloria Edwards-Soul Queen Of Texas:The Crazy Cajun Recordings

A much-needed look at the deep deep deep soul talents of Gloria Edwards -- a very hip Texas singer from the 70s with an excellent voice! Gloria's great in just about any setting here -- from southern funk, to sad ballad material, to some of the set's more straight soul numbers -- and the package offers a whopping 21 tracks of Gloria's work for the Crazy Cajun label, more than enough to get you started dipping into her rich bag of talents. Titles include "Settled For Less", "Tell You About A Feeling", "Pushover", "Lonely Girl", "Don't Mess With My Man", "I Don't Need Nobody", "Anything You Want", and "Just Enough Woman". © 1996-2008, Dusty Groove America, Inc.
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The Fifth Dimension-Live! Plus Studio Recordings

Live! Plus Studio Recordings is a collection of some of the better known tracks performed by the Fifth Dimension. Although the band had a huge hit with their version of "Aquarius," that song is nowhere to be found here. Instead, what this album shows is a band that helped create the fast-paced funk music that would eventually turn into disco as the '70s progressed. As a funk band, the Fifth Dimension is adequate, but nothing special. They simply do not have an aspect of their sound that makes them stand out, making their music sound more like a background soundtrack than anything else. Still, this is at least competently done and fans of the band may find this very enjoyable. Just be warned that this does not substitute for a greatest hits at all. This is much more of a rarities collection than anything. ~ Bradley Torreano, All Music Guide

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Betty Wright- Very Best of Betty Wright

Rhino's Very Best of Betty Wright collects some of the soul diva's definitive tracks, including her first Top 40 hit "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do," her 1971 Top 10 hit "Clean Up Woman," "Let Me Your Lovemaker," her 1974 Grammy winner "Where Is the Love," and "I'm Gettin' Tired Baby." Though it's not as extensive as the label's earlier compilation The Best of Betty Wright, this album does present most of her major singles as well as a few representative album tracks. ~ Heather Phares, All Music Guide
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Friday, June 20, 2008

The Crusaders- Finest Hour

The core band of the Crusaders--Wilton Felder on tenor saxophone and bass, Joe Sample on keyboards, and Stix Hooper on drums--first got together in high school in the 1950s to play modern jazz. Throughout their early career as the Jazz Crusaders, they emphasized the roots side of hard bop with strong infusions of funk, soul, and gospel, making them naturals for the rise of fusion. They reached the peak of their success in the 1970s on a series of GRP records that provides the sources for this Finest Hour collection. The band had become increasingly electronic and studio-oriented, and the result is instrumental R&B that effectively mixes Felder's powerful tenor with Hooper's strong rhythmic grooves and Sample's layered keyboards and arrangements. The early tracks get additional solo contributions from trombonist Wayne Henderson and guitarist Larry Cramer, while Randy Crawford's vocal adds another dimension to the extended "Street Beat." Sample's ballad "It Happens Everyday" shows just how lyrical the band could get.
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Joe Cocker-One Night of Sin

Joe Cocker's "One Night Of Sin" was not only one of Joe's more popular modern day albums but showed the english soul shouter in fine vintage form with his voice as strong as ever. The top ten smash "When The Night Comes" is just the beginning of an album loaded with top notch songs. Producer Charlie Midnight really gets Joe rocking on tunes like"Just To Keep From Drowning" and "Bad Bad Sign"[not to many modern day singers can match this vocal performance]. Long time musical friend Chris Stainton is back on keyboards providing that hard driving piano sound that was so prominent during their Maddogs and Englishman heyday. Joe also belts out great covers of "Fever" and "Iv'e Got To Use My Imagination". The ballads on this cd are sung in typical gut wrenching Joe cocker style. A truly solid musical effort not to be missed.
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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Hi-tek - HiTeknology

Hi Tek, one of the best hip-hop producers/DJ's out there today, helped make Talib Kweli's "Train Of Thought" one of the best hip-hop albums to date with his stellar production on every track. On his own release Hi-Tek does himself justice beat and production wise, but some of the talent he calls in just doesn't match up to the the MC's on there like Talib Kweli, COmmon, Mos Def and Buckshot. Standout songs "Theme from Hi-Tek" & "The illest it gets", pick it up and support Hi-Tek and all the Rawkus artists.
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Les Nubians-Princesses Nubiennes

If you don't understand French, then good luck understanding most of what Les Nubians say. Then again, you really don't have to know. These talented sisters from France sculpt one of the most winning world albums in decades, "Princesses Nubians," a blend of jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop.
Starting off with the smooth "Demain," Helene and Celia run the gamut with gentle European-influenced melodies ("Les Portes du Souvenir," the guitar-heavy "Voyager"), a couple of pleasant interludes, jazz (the upbeat "Makeda"), French-funk (the delicious "Tabou"), and poppy hip-hop (the only English track, the chipper "Sugar Cane").
French cool and African soul seem like an unlikely musical fusion, but Les Nubians manage it very well. It's fresh, unabashedly sweet-sounding and has a vibrancy missing from most music. What is more, these two have gathered a wealth of different musical influences and patched them together into a unique sound, without a dull moment. Dancy? Definitely. Lightweight? Absolutely not. 
Their vocals are smooth and strong; it doesn't matter for a second if you don't understand any French beyond "Garcon." There's enough emotion in their voices to tell you just what you should feel without the words. Heavy foot-thumping percussion is woven together with piano, acoustic guitar, saxophone and violins.
Rich and full of life, "Princesses Nubians" is a a rewarding collection of eclectic songs by a pair of deeply talented musicians. Elegant, sultry and highly recommended.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Re-Up The Legacy of phyllis hyman

I think Everyone Was Really Waiting For Me To Post This One More Than The Other Phyllis Hyman I Posted....Anyway...There have been numerous attempts at summarizing Phyllis Hyman's career on one disc. Most have been severely flawed, whether it has come down to missing hit singles or poor selection of album cuts. And while Hyman didn't have that many chart hits (at least when compared to several of her contemporaries), there has always been the need for a doubledisc compilation that goes deeper allowing space for all the major singles and album cuts that deserve more attention. The Legacy of Phyllis Hyman fills that void. Although it might be a little too much for the person who just wants the songs heard on the radio, it's the next best thing to having all of her studio albums (all of which are spotty in varying degrees).

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Minnie Riperton-Petals:The Minnie Riperton Collection

Although her 1979 death at 31 still reverberates through pop and R&B, Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection is one of the first sets to successfully celebrate the joy, sensuality and wonder inherent in Minnie Riperton's music. This two-CD set has 34 tracks spanning the years 1966-1979. Unlike other compilations this culls work from all of her styles, including the cutesy but derivative R&B/pop she recorded under the name Andrea Davis. The collection also includes tracks from her stint with the often ho-hum, rock/R&B group Rotary Connection. The challenging and baroque songs from Riperton's first album, Come to My Garden, are much better. The tracks including the title, "Les Fleur," "Completeness," and "Expecting" are a collaborative effort between Riperton's husband Richard Rudolph and the brilliant Chicago writer/producer Charles Stephney. A few years down the line, she appeared to be an even more confident singer. Tracks like "Take a Little Trip," "Perfect Angel," and "Lovin' You," all from 1974, were all produced by Stevie Wonder in a relaxed and spare style. This set demonstrates other producers like Stewart Levine, Freddie Perren, and Jeremy Lubbock were also inspired to excellence by the style defined by Riperton and Rudolph. The evocative and powerful "Adventures in Paradise," "Inside My Love," and disco-ish "Young, Willing and Able" all have Riperton's sweetness and intelligence prominent in the mix. The later tracks, including the gorgeous {"Memory Lane,"} finds the formula reaching perfection. Her five-and-a-half octave range is on full display here, and Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection assembles a plethora of definitive songs.
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

tracy chapman- where you live

Few people can be unfamiliar with Tracy Chapman's self-titled debut album, released all the way back in 1988. With songs such as Fast Car and Talkin' About A Revolution, she managed the rare feat of being both political and passionate, both earnest and enjoyable. With her strong, compelling voice added into things, its appeal was immense, its legacy considerable. Sixteen years on and it still stands up, will continue to do so - it's a true classic.
And, as such, it's been difficult for Chapman to match. Her subsequent albums have had their moments, her impeccable musicianship remains, but with such high standards to meet she hasn't produced a work as consistently brilliant. That's not to downgrade what came later; 2002's Let It Rain was particularly strong. Upbeat in places, drawing on elements of the blues and Gospel; the bulk of the songs concerning affairs of the heart.
Her latest album is musically a more understated creation; Where You Live sees Chapman engaging once more with the issues that move her. Issues of class and wealth; issues of faith and love. Her voice is gentler than it once was - there's an occasional trembling quality to it now - but that somehow compliments her approach on this new collection of songs.
Change, the opening track, starts out by asking questions - just what would it take to make you rethink your ways, but it's more contemplative than polemical in tone. 3,000 Miles deals delicately with the harsh realities of poverty in urban America. Never Yours subverts the love song with ideas of control and possession: "I've been a lot of things, but never yours." (And with lyrics like "say I'm a saint of mercy, say I'm a whore" I would like to have seen Boyzone attempt a cover version as they once did with Baby Can I Hold You Tonight).
If that all sounds a little grim then I'm not doing her justice. Chapman is an eloquent lyricist with a strong social conscience, but she's also a superb songwriter and musician and Where You Live contains several instances of low key beauty. The most striking of these is Don't Dwell, a strangely delicate love song; spare yet haunting and deeply atmospheric, quite unlike anything she's done before.
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The Best of New York City-Im Doin Fine Now(2 in 1)

For the collector, this is the CD to have. Rather than "The Best Of," it is actually New York City's first two albums, as they were originally released, on one CD. And, since, to my knowledge, they only released two albums, this CD might more aptly be titled "The Complete New York City." The critics don't seem to agree with me. However, though their first album, "I'm Doin' Fine Now," contains the "hits," it is their Thom Bell produced second album that is the real gem. By then, NYC had stopped trying to sound like the Spinners having developed its own sound, which was not as flashy but just as soulful. Not as "singles" oriented, "Soulful Road" has a stylistic continuity their first effort lacks. It remains one of my favorite albums and I highly recommend this CD for anyone who loves the Philly Sound.
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Please Wait Sorry

Whats Good peoples I Know Some Of Yall Been Waiting A Long Time For A Certain Phyllis Hyman Album...I Will Post it i Just been a little Lazy on it plus i usually put my Files on Media Fire and Zshare but the Album is so big that they wont take it cuz it exceeds 100 mb (and ripped it in ta low but not crappy quality)so i dont feel like spliting both cd file into two each (which its sounds like i Have no choice)
i wonder if mega upload will work?

Chi-Sound - A Soul Kinda Town (Disc 1)

34 track, 2 CD compilation, subtitled 'Chi-Sound Soul Survey 1976-82', featuring Windy City, Magnum Force, Sidney Joe Qualis, Manchild & Ebony Rhythm Band. An overview of lesser known (but no less talented) acts that recorded for Chicago soul master Carl Davis' Chi-Sound & Kelli-Arts imprints between 1976-82. Slimline double jewel case.
Good News: I Have the Album
Bad News: I only have Disc 1 (the 2nd Disc Broke in half)
But disc 2 is Basically Songs by the Group Manchild (Just Check out the ManChild Album in My Blog)
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Honey Cone- The Best of Honey Cone

One of the finest girl groups of the early '70s, Honey Cone was often compared to Martha & the Vandellas for a number of reasons. The fact that the label they recorded for, Hot Wax/Invictus, was owned by former Motown producers/songwriters Holland/Dozier/Holland made it an obvious comparison. And also, the robust nature of Honey Cone's harmonies certainly bring the Vandellas to mind. On "Want Ads," "Stick Up," "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show," and other hits included on this superb CD, the singers effectively combine sweetness and grit -- pop sleekness and gospel-influenced soulfulness. To be sure, Honey Cone could pack quite a punch emotionally and harmonically. But as much potential as Honey Cone had, its success was short-lived -- and the singers were gone from the charts by 1974. This is a fine introduction to Honey Cone's soul/pop legacy. ~ Alex Henderson, All Music Guide

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Best Of Friends Of Distinction

It's the summer of 1969, and the whole world is joyfully singing, "Grazing in the grass is a gas, baby, can you dig it!" The Friends of Distinction's debut single was a made-for-radio pop masterpiece that captured the ebullience of that last summer of the '60s in its three minutes of harmonic exuberance. While the group never quite reached those heights again, the Friends did produce a small body of work in their brief lifetime that has held up well. The foursome's two other major hit singles, "Love or Let Me Be Lonely" and "Going in Circles" have joined "Grazing in the Grass" in the permanent rotations of most "fun and oldies" formats. Other highlights of this 20-song compilation include "Grazing"'s flipside, "I Really Hope You Do," the group's reading of the Four Tops' hit "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)," David Gates' "It Don't Matter to Me," and the beautifully baritoned "Love Can Make It Easier."
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Angela Bofill-The Definitive Collection

Over the course of 17 songs, The Definitive Collection covers most of Angela Bofill's best-known singles and album tracks, including "I Try," "This Time I'll Be Sweeter," "Angel of the Night," and "Let Me Be the One." This collection also includes several worthwhile songs that didn't make it onto her previous retrospective, The Best of Angela Bofill, such as "Too Tough," "Baby I Need Your Love," "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," and "Can't Slow Down." As with the other collection, the emphasis is still on Bofill's earliest work; while she did indeed record many of her definitive songs during that time, some tracks from her more recent albums would have been a welcome addition for completeness' sake. Even though this compilation still isn't a total look at Bofill's artistry, The Definitive Collection does offer the most comprehensive look at her work available.
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Michael Franks- Backward Glance

If you haven't cottoned on to Michael Franks by now, it's time you wised up.Anyway, the Franks repertoire is cool, hip and sexy-smart. There's a hypnotic quality to the grooves - they seem familiar and you swear you've heard them somewhere else before. The lyrics are quirky, observational and intelligent - most of all intelligent.
If you've not traveled down the Franks road, then this greatest hits collection is a fair place to start.But there's a danger here. Once sampled, you may find yourself on the right side of a Michael Franks' addiction.Subtle vocals, understated instrumentation, warmth and intimacy...Michael Franks is the quintissential adult contemporary artist: clever enough to win jazz listeners and slick enough to lure pop fans. This wonderfully comprehensive compilation includes popular early work like "Popsicle Toes" and "The Lady Wants to Know" as well as later, radio-friendly fodder like "Your Secret's Safe With Me" and "When I Give My Love to You." Some tunes (notably "The Art of Love" and "Soul Mate") are missed opportunities for commercial success when viewed in hindsight, and the drop-dead gorgeous ballads "Tiger in the Rain" and "Hourglass" are attestments to the strengths of Franks' arrangements, and production, and songwriting prowess. Oddball tunes like "Baseball" and "When Sly Calls" are forgiven in the face of such beauty.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sam Riney-Talk to Me

another Album By Saxonphonist Sam Riney
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Sam Riney-At Last

Something For The People Who Is A Fan of Jazz Music
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Syreeta-Syreeta/Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta (limited numbered edition)

The first 2 Motown albums by the Late Syreeta -- both of them recorded under the supervision of her partner Stevie Wonder! The genius of these records is hard to describe accurately -- a sort of spacey soul approach that builds on the work of Stevie at the time, but which also has traces of Minnie Riperton -- and it's own sort of fragile, gentle, groove. The Syreeta album is very spare -- often just featuring bits of electronics and percussion next to Syreeta's pure and honest vocals -- and while the Stevie Wonder Presents album works in slightly fuller arrangements, the sound is still nicely stripped-down overall -- very unique for the time, not only for Motown, but for all of mainstream soul as well! Cosmic righteousness abounds, and the 20 track CD is a delight throughout! Titles include "I Love Every Little Thing About You", "Black Maybe", "Keep Him Like He Is", "What Love Has Joined Together", "She's Leaving Home", "I'm Goin Left", "Waitin For The Postman", "Cause We've Ended As Lovers", and "Come & Get This Stuff". (Limited edition of 5000 copies) -- my copy is numbered 4768 of 5000
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Southside Movement-Very Best Of Southside Movement

Nice collection of the funky funky soul tracks cut by the great Southside Movement from Chicago. This CD includes their legendary breakbeat cut "I've Been Watching You", which you'll recognize immediately, plus lots of other nice ones, including "Have A Little Mercy", "Mud Wind", "Love Turned Me Loose", and a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Superstition".
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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Night At LoopTopia May 2nd

I Had a Good Time Last Night I Was One Of the Artist who Perform at 2nd Annual Looptopia of Chicago @ Harold Washington College
I Ran into Old Friends and Made New One!!!
Anyway We Did our thing Crowd Loved It.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Patrice Rushen- Prelusion/Before The Dawn (2 Albums In 1)

This 1998 CD reissues keyboardist Patrice Rushen's first two recordings as a leader except for one selection ("Puttered Bopcorn") from the first date that was left out due to lack of space. Twenty at the time of the earlier set, Rushen showed a great deal of potential for the future, potential that (at least in the jazz world) was unfortunately never realized. Rushen is heard on the Prelusion album heading a septet that includes tenor-saxophonist Joe Henderson (the most memorable soloist), trumpeter Oscar Brashear, trombonist George Bohanon and Hadley Caliman on reeds; the music is essentially advanced hard bop with touches of fusion. The later date has a similar group (without Henderson) and with guest spots for flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Lee Ritenour. The R&Bish vocal by Josie James on "What's the Story" hints at where Rushen would be going in the future: straight to the pop market. So overall this CD, which should have served as a bright beginning for the young keyboardist, is practically the artistic highpoint of Patrice Rushen's erratic career.
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Gil Scott-Heron-Winter In America

Personnel: Gil Scott-Heron (vocals, electric piano); Brian Jackson (vocals, acoustic & electric pianos); Danny Bowens (electric bass); Bob Adams (drums).Recorded at D&B Sounds, Silver Springs, Maryland on September 4 & 5 and October 15, 1973; live at the Wax Museum, Washington DC; Live at Blues Alley, Washington DC in 1981. Includes liner notes by Gil Scott-Heron.Digitally remastered by Malcolm Cecil.One of Gil Scott-Heron's finest 1970s albums, WINTER IN AMERICA finds the ever-provocative vocalist/poet playing off the surprisingly gentle piano arrangements of Brian Jackson. Whereas other records (particularly SMALL TALK AT 125th AND LENOX) focus more on Scott-Heron's spoken-word missives, WINTER highlights the influential African-American performer's abilities as a singer, particularly on the soulful "Back Home" and the smooth, lyrically pointed title track, which superficially evokes a contemporaneous Barry White tune.While the first part of WINTER IN AMERICA consists of studio sessions, the final four numbers feature Scott-Heron playing live in Washington, D.C., with the concert recordings easily on a par with the more polished earlier tracks, as exemplified by his stirring medley of "The Bottle," a funky cautionary tale, and the percussive, chanted "Guan Guanco." Second only to PIECES OF A MAN as an intriguing mix of melody and rhetoric, WINTER IN AMERICA is required listening for anyone interested in Scott-Heron.
Plus There Are 4 Bonus Tracks on there too.
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Brainstorm- Journey To The Light

Formed in 1976, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Brainstorm were a Detroit '70's funk band.
They recorded for Tabu in the late '70's.
Brainstorm started in 1976, and one of their members, Renell Gonsalves (drummer) b. 13th July 1948, Chicago, U.S.A., was the son of longtime Ellington sax great Paul Gonsalves.
Other band members were:
Belita Karen Woods a.k.a B.B.Belita (lead vocals) b. 23rd October 1948.
Charles 'Chuck' Overton (alto / soprano sax) b. St Louis, Missourri, U.S.A.
Jeryl Bright (trombone) b. 18th July 1955, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Bob Ross a.k.a. Professor R J Ross (keyboards)
Larry H. Sims a.k.a. 'Leap' b. 25th June 1951.
Gerald Kent (lead & rhythm guitar) b. 1952
Trenita Womack a.k.a 'Bongo Lady Way' (vocalist)
E. Lamont Johnson (bass), later replaced by:
Deon Estes (former member of the Blackbyrds) (bass)
And Willie Wooten (keyboards) b. 1954
Brainstorm were formed as a splinter group from the band 5th Revelation.
They made an inspirational / message track in 1977, 'Wake Up And Be Somebody,' but enjoyed their biggest hit later that year in 'Lovin' Is Really My Game'.
It reached number 14 on the R & B charts.
Their 1978 album 'Journey To The Light' contained the tracks 'We're On Our Way Home' and 'Brand New Day', both popular on the UK dancefloors.
In 1979, they capitalised on the disco boom with their album 'Funky Entertainment' which contained the disco outing 'Hot For You'.
This album is remembered fondly by soul punters for the great soul ballad tucked away on the second side entitled 'You Put A Charge In My Life'.
Belita Woods co-wrote 'Say You Will' for L.J. Reynolds and had a solo release in 1973 entitled 'I Just Love You' on Epic.
...you can check out Brainstorm's ex bass player, Lamont Johnson's website, right here...
or check what Gerald Kent is up to thesedays...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April 24

Alot of things are Happening on on that day

1. my birthday
2. I Perform on stage
3. and alot of stuff i am too lazy to talk about
anyway im still gonna post more albums
and Even Post Some of my Beats Up on the blog

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Sylvia- Pillow Talk

Before Donna Summer, there was sexy Sylvia. Singer/songwriter/producer (and later record label founder) Sylvia first hit the charts as half of the Mickey & Sylvia duo. "Pillow Talk" was her incredibly sexy #1 R&B and #3 Pop hit in 1973
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Hubert Laws- My Time Will Come

Ok back to the recording, once I was listening to this, I notice a variety of different kinds of music that's played on there: Latin, jazz, pop, classical and mostly sum flavored R&B IMO. It has feature guests incl. his brother Ronnie, George Duke, Joe Sample, John Patitucci, Ndugu, to name a few. All the songs are outstanding but my fav. has to be track 4 "Shades of Light" be'cuz of the flows and introduction from the band and Hubert himself playing all flutes (i.e. flute, alto flute, bass flute & piccolo). Such a great song.
As to say this a must if u luv jazz or actually luv flute players like Dave Valentin and Herbie Mann. Also checkout "My Time will Come".
"My Time Will Come" shows us why Mr. Hubert Laws is one of the best Jazz/Classical Flute players in the world!
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Neneh Cherry-Raw Like Sushi

Raw Like Sushi is recording artist Neneh Cherry's debut album. She was one of the first female rappers to popularize the genre, earning her the nickname "Black Madonna" in the United Kingdom.
An early version of "Buffalo Stance" appeared on the B side of the Morgan McVey single "Looking Good Diving". The single was not successful, however the B side was re-recorded with Tim Simenon of Bomb the Bass fame and Buffalo Stance was born, becoming a worldwide hit reaching #3 in the UK, #3 in the Billboard Hot 100 and even reached #1 for two weeks in the Netherlands.
The lyrics on the album are sometimes autobiographical, talking about school years. They are also influenced by Neneh's motherhood. Others speak of women allegedly trying to steal a man from another woman. All players and programmers are credited in this album, however Cameron McVey, Cherry's husband, appears as Booga Bear. Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja co-wrote "Manchild", and fellow member Andrew Vowles aka DJ Mushroom performs on "Kisses on the Wind", "The Next Generation" and "So Here I Come". "My Bitch" is a vocal duet with Gilly G.
The cover and inner photos were shot by renowned fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Roy Ayers- Virgin Ubiquity 2

The genius of Roy Ayers knows no end -- and as this set of unreleased work from the 70s proves, Roy was always working at top form back in the day -- even above and beyond his classic albums from the time! The grooves here are tremendous -- funky, soulful, jazzy, and every bit as wonderful as the work that Roy did for his classic albums on Polydor -- and in a way, the whole set's even tighter and heavier than any of Roy's full LPs, because it's a distillation of his sound from the time, hand-picked from the vaults with an ear towards the kind of timeless grooves that have been a huge influence on many worlds of music for years! You've never heard any of these tunes before, but we can promise you'll love them every bit as much as Roy's tracks on albums like Coffy, Vibrations, Mystic Voyage, and other classics -- and the quality of the set only further pushes our jaw-dropping respect for the man! Titles include "Holiday", "Kwajilori", "I Am Your Mind (part 2)", "Touch Of Class", "Third Time", "Come To Me", "Wide Open", "Funk In The Hole", "Liquid Love", "Tarzan", "Sunshine (demo)", and "I Like The Way You Do It To Me".
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bootlegbob Does Vinyl Records?

Been Busy the Past week
working at my job at hollywood video
(its sucks...)and Been workin on a couple of songs you will soon hear i hope you'll love it
but i havent forgot to post the albums i have.
Speaking of Albums
I went to the thrift store a few days ago (yeah i go to the thrift store)
I happen to run across a alot of good albums for cheap (REEaaaalllll Cheap .....$0.50 )
so i am trying to put the song to mp3 format
but i cant do it til I go back up to harold washington college (my friend studio time)
anyway Here are the following vinyl records im trying to post....

Alphonso Johnson-moonshadows
Peter Sarstedt- Where do you go to my lovely
Herbie Mann- Bird in a silver Cage
Weather Report- Heavy Weather
Weather Report- Mysterious Traveller
Bonnie Koloc- After all This time
Michal Urbaniak- Body English
Delegation- The Promise of Love
Deodato- In Concert Airto
Deodato- Knights of Fantasy
Paul Winter- Sun Singer
I also had Ramsey Lewis' "Salongo"
but the Record was Warped
I was Pissed..........

Anyway I Will Keep you posted for more albums im posting up.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Nina Simone- Wild is the Wind And High Priestss Of Soul (2 in 1 Cd)

I was Very Lucky to Fine this for cheap at the F.Y.E. music store (i think i bought it for $9.99)
Used too but it plays like new.
any way im posting this for the people are fans of the late nina simone.
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Starvue-Upward Bound

Starvue were a group based in Chicago in the late 1970's.
The group became popular on the North West U.K. soul scene via their tune 'Body Fusion'.
The song was penned by Judy Davis and came from their MR Chicago Sound album 'Upward Bound' in 1980.
Produced by Clarence Johnson, the album was re-released on CD in Japan, with the listings as follows:
1. Upward Bound.
2. Love Affair.
3. Body Fusion
4. Starvue
5. Put The BS Aside
6. Love Struck.
7. You And Me (Bonus Track)
8. Let's Hold On To What We've Got
The CD label was: P-Vine PCD-2931
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bob James and Earl Klugh-Cool

Bob James' outing with guitarist Earl Klugh takes the listener on an extremely relaxing journey on this 1992 release. James' soft-edged keyboards blend effortlessly with Klugh's acoustic guitar, while Harvey Mason maintains steady, soft percussion in the background, and bassist Gary King jams gently along.
A true collaborative effort, all but two of the 12 tracks were composed by either James or Klugh, and they accompany one another throughout the recording. There are some top-notch arrangements, including Klugh's "The Sponge," "New York Samba," and James' "The Night That Love Came Back," which many listeners will find the perfect romantic backdrop.

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Phyllis Hyman-You Know How to Love Me

You Know How To Love Me was Phyllis Hyman's most successful album and was carefully tailored to become the artist's crossover breakthrough, with prolific producer/songwriters James Mtume and Reggie Lucas on board. The end result is a carefully constructed blend of contemporary disco-styled songs and ballads, some better than others, and the more routine tracks are always rescued by Hyman stellar pipes. The album never truly realized its full potential, but does include the song that would become one of Hyman's signature tunes, "You Know How to Love Me." The song was never a blockbuster hit, but has grown into a classic, covered by artists such as Lisa Stansfield and Robin S. Other highlights include the excellent quiet storm of "Some Way," which allows Hyman's husky voice to shine; the somber, sublime piano ballad "But I Love You"; and the jazzy saxophone ballad "Complete Me." You Know How To Love Me is as close as Hyman truly came to becoming a commercial force and is an important and essential chapter in this star's musical legacy. The album was re-released in 2002, boasting excellent liner notes by biographer David Nathan, rare photos, and a bonus track, "You're the One," recorded in 1977, which blends in perfectly with the rest of the disc. This is the case of an album that was not a blockbuster upon initial release, but, like a great overlooked film, has grown into a classic whose importance will only increase with the passing of time.
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Loose Ends-A Little Spice

Loose Ends comprised of:
Jane Eugene
Steve Nichol
and Carl McIntosh.
A Little Spice is the first album released by the English R&B band Loose Ends. It reached number 5 in the U.S. R&B charts in 1984 and featured the number 1 U.S. Dance and US R&B hit "Hangin' On A String"

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Diana Ross-To Love Again (2003 Edition)

"To Love Again" is a compilation album by Diana Ross. Following the success of 1980's diana produced by Chic the set was released in early 1981 and consisted of old and newly recorded love songs by the Motown diva. "It's My Turn" was the main theme from a 1980 movie starring Michael Douglas and Jill Clayburgh and had been released both on the soundtrack album and as a single prior to the To Love Again compilation and the title track was originally included on the overlooked 1978 album Ross. The two new recordings, "One More Chance" and "Cryin' My Heart Out For You" were both issued as singles.
To Love Again was to be Ross' last album of new material for Motown (before her return in 1989) after signing a $20 million contract with RCA.
In 2003 Motown/Universal Music re-released the album doubling the number of tracks to 20. Two of the tracks, "We're Always Saying Goodbye" and "Share Some Love", had been previously unreleased. It also marked the first time many of the songs appeared on compact disc.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Phyllis Hyman-Under Her Spell

One of the Greatest and One Of My Most Favorite Singers of all time....
Phyllis Hyman's soft, sultry, suggestive voice was featured on several pop/jazz and fusion hits during the 1970s and '80s. Hyman had the mellow, relaxed tone that struck a chord with the emerging urban contemporary, and fusion audience. The 10 tracks on this collection include the big hits "You Know How to Love Me," "Somewhere In My Lifetime," her cover of The Stylistics' "Betcha by Golly Wow" and the title track, plus others that weren't commercially prominent, but were equally indicative of her direction during that period. These include "Can't We Fall in Love Again" with Michael Henderson and "Gonna Make Changes." These songs remain her most successful and most memorable as a solo artist.
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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dream Warriors-Subliminal Simulation

The Dream Warriors crafted a creative legacy that remains unmatched by today's crop of Canadian artists, reinterpreting their pronounced affinity for jazz and swampy boogie blues through bass-heavy, midtempo rap. As kindred spirits of the Digable Planets and Black Sheep, the Dream Warriors' music holds an appeal akin to those two troupes, being so ahead of their time that perhaps their genius can only be fully realized in retrospect.
Everything about this record screams mid '90s, yet it boasts a futuristic sparkle that transcends time, imbuing it with a timeless quality shared by De La Soul's early output and Black Sheep's debut LP. A droning stand-up bass introduces "Are We There Yet," paving the way for raw, insistent hi-hats/snares and the idiosyncratic flows of King Lou and Capital Q. Each track strikes a goosebump-inducing between the unmistakable sound of East Coast rap (the drum sound being particularly reminiscent of Evil Dee's) and the sultry chocolate soul of Donald Byrd and Miles Davis- the lazy grooves and affecting bassline of "Day In Day Out" provides a spacious soundscape, allowing for ample experimentation with cadence and vocal delivery. The Premo composition "It's A Project Thing" is unquestionably amongst Premiere's most subdued and elegant works, adorned with a restrained trumpet and warm synths. "I've Lost My Ignorance" adopts a decidedly more aggressive edge as Premo's barnstorming piano riff accompanies jittery hi-hats, Guru's unmistakably velvety delivery proving a comfortable match for Q and Lou. Elsewhere, album highlight "California Dreamin'" has an airy, boundless quality that is absolutely on par with Pete Rock's foremost work, its bliss-pop feel enhanced by the whispering horns that peer beneath the meandering bass and hypnotic rhythms.
This euphoric, breezy feel permeates the album and infuses the proceedings with a genuinely irresistible accessibility. With "Subliminal Simulation," the Dream Warriors celebrate the spontaneity that fuels both jazz and rap- from the inventive, tangential flows of both rappers to the spoken word interludes throughout the record, each supported by rambling stand-up bass and imaginative percussion, the Dream Warriors successfully recreate the night-at-the-jazz-club feel championed by The Roots and classic Tribe. It is an eternal tragedy that the Warriors never received the commercial acclaim that their more celebrated peers enjoyed, but you can easily remedy this situation and look into this record for yourself. A landmark in Canadian hip-hop and hell, hip-hop in general.
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Grand Opening Of Bootlegbobs

Plz Bare With Me Plz Just Created this today (apr 06)
So Be Patient
I Dont Not Take Request
I am Posting all Cds I Have in my possession
old and new ....(mostly old)
Hiphop and Oldies (mostly Oldies)

O'Bryan-Best Of O'Bryan

Multi-instrumentalist O'Bryan got into the business after a friend (who was in the choir he sang in as a young adult in Southern California) married Ron Kersey, who had worked in Philadelphia with groups like the Trammps in the 1970s. Upon her recommendation, Kersey got O'Bryan into a group he was forming. That quickly fell apart, but Kersey helped the singer connect with Soul Train impresario Don Cornelius, who helped O'Bryan land a deal with Capitol. During the '80s, he cut four albums and nine singles that made the R&B charts. His up-tempo tracks could sound something like a more mainstream Prince, though he tread far closer to the urban contemporary mainstream on his ballads. "The Gigolo" made number five in 1982, and over the next few years he had some up-tempo and ballad follow-ups. "I'm Freaky," which was reminiscent of "Gigolo," was the best of these; "Lovelite" was the most successful. In 2007, he returned with the ballad-heavy F1RST, issued digitally through the Headstorm label with plans for a CD version.

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Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds And Manchild

Before The Deele.....BabyFace Was With Manchild, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds & Manchild is a career-spanning compilation that covers all three albums by the '70s soul outfit. They have a couple of good songs on this album such as "Especially For You" And A Cover song of Micheal Mcdonald's " Takin' it to the Streets" Manchild was certainly competent, and on a few songs Babyface suggests that he had the talent he eventually developed, but only diehard fans of the contemporary soul man -- or fans of vocalist Reggie Griffin, who later launched a solo career -- will need to explore this collection.
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