Late 80's R&B: S & D? or shall we call this Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Keith Sweat, Stevie B and other 80's R&B throwdowns?

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inspired by the Bobby Brown thread.

Chris, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

search long and hard : Chuckii Booker "Turned Away"

Chris, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I was into a lot of that stuff at the time. 'Something Just Ain't Right' by Keith Sweat, although crude by today's standards with a harsh bludgeoning snare, still sounds nice (except I sold it on eBay). Jam and Lewis were in full flow in that period of course - Alexander O'Neal, Janet Jackson etc.

David, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Search: Al B. Sure, Troop, Timex Social Club, Bell Biv DeVoe, Force MDs, Lisa Lisa, etc. Can I include Michel'le, even though her debut came out in '90? Oops there goes my mouse hitting submit...

Andy K, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

ALLIANCE

Chris, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

SWV (though those boots suxored big TIME), New Edition, Boy II Men (I am giving them a BREAK, I usually hate'em), Bell Biv Devoe (just for that Poison song), Tevin Campbell (remember him???), AND TEDDY RILEY!!!!!!

cuba libre (nathalie), Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

ANOTHER BAD CREATION "AEISHA"

Chris, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Okay so this is an early '90s R&B S&D thread heh.

Andy K, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Don't forget the S.O.S. Band.

Lee G, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

toni tony tone (or whatever it was) had one really great song too.

fritz, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

No. You're all wrong. This stuff was hiddeous!

The only decent records from this period that were even vaguely associated were de la soul's Eye Know and My, Myself and I!

phil, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

right on phil

CopUzYerWhipper, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Tony Toni Tone had more than one great song! They had "Little Walter" and "Let's Get Down".

Dan Perry, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Guy - Guy (first album)

Paul, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Another Bad Creation was horrible. It was Lil Bow Wow R&B. Gak.

bnw, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Bel Biv Devoe covered a Poison song?

Search MC Hammer!

jel --, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Stevie V you say? "Dirty Cash" is an awesome track, especially when mixed with "Acid Thunder".

..I know, I know, the other one. I thought the culmination of that style was "No Diggity", after which it went all Timbaland-y.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

we ate CEREAAAAAL......

bc, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Haha, Chris, you get all your knowledge in this matter from Tribe rhymes, I see... ;-) Namechecking "Sensitivity" by Tresvant on the other thread, now Chuckie Booker!

Clarke B., Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Tribe mentions these artists in their songs?

Chris, Wednesday, 12 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

En vogue ya never gonna get it song. Does anyone know if there were any good collaborations with rap artists (didn't Rakim do a song with someone)?

ed, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Don't shutm e out, n n no don't tell me what thisl ove is all about cos baybe it means nothing

Queen G of the lamenting anal labias, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i love this thread.

queenoftheharpies, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Nice collaboration between Toni Tony Tone w/ Dj Quik - "Lets Get Down"

Chris, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

search for the four-CD Jam & Lewis EMI Songwriters promo-only comp, which I have only because of a record-store job where it came in. starts w/Klymaxx's "Wild Girls" and goes up through 1995. pretty freakin' great

M Matos, Thursday, 13 June 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...
Hmm, made a mix Friday night drunk.

1. Twisted(Sexual Healing Remix - Keith Sweat
2. Sensivity - Ralph Tresvant
3. In Your Eyes - Stevie B
4. Rock Wit'cha(remix) - Bobby Brown
5. Turned Away - Chuckii Booker
6. Heaven Help Me - Deon Estus
7. My, My, My - Johnny Gill
8. Tender Love(remix) - Force Md's
9. Rush, Rush - Paula Abdul
10. Roni - Bobby Brown
11. Footsteps On The Dancefloor - Womack and Womack
12. Can You Stand the Rain - New Edition

Chris V. (Chris V), Monday, 10 February 2003 14:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
revive. because i still like force md's.

Chris V (Chris V), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 13:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

FORCE MDS RULE

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 13:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

sure do. and im pissed because I can't find my mix i made. i guess i could make another.

Chris V (Chris V), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 13:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

surely that Womack track is 'Teardrops'?

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 13:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah yeah same thing.

Chris V (Chris V), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 13:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Anyone remember a song called "Things Are Not The Same Without You" by First Love? It was a ballad in the style of the SOS Band's "Weekend Girl" and was just beautiful. I have it on 12" but seeing as I have neither my records nor a turntable I'd love to find it on CD somewhere.

LondonLee (LondonLee), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 15:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

anyone else love the recent LSG album?

Huckleberry Mann (Horace Mann), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 15:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What does the remix of "Tender love" sound like?

Jim Janse, Wednesday, 7 January 2004 15:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Just for the hell of it, some earlier 80s but what the fuck:

1. Just Be Good To Me - SOS Band
2. If You Were Here Tonight - Alexander O'Neal
3. Saturday Love - Cherrelle
4. Searching - Change
5. All and All - Joyce Sims
6. Don't Be A Fool - Loose Ends
7. When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson
8. Love Wars - Womack & Womack
9. Ain't Nothing Going On But The Rent - Gwen Guthrie
10. You're The One For Me - D-Train

LondonLee (LondonLee), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 16:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

its got a piano breakdown...and a nice accapella thing to it.

Chris V (Chris V), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 18:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
Johnny Gill - My, My, My Lyrics
Buy | Discography | Reviews | Song Lyrics


So good
My, My, My
Listen
Put on your red dress
And slip on your high heels
And some of that sweet perfume
It sure smells good on you
Slide on your lipstick
Let your hair down
Cause Baby when you get through
I'm going to show you
Tonight will be a special night
No matter where we go
And I'm so proud to be with you
I just wanna let you know

You got my saying
My, My, My
My, My, My
You sure look good tonight
And your so damn fine
I gotta say
My, My, My
My, My, My
You sure look good tonight

After all this time
Slip on your nightgown
Step into our bedroom
First I wanna take sometime
I just wanna look at you
Girl you are so fine
I can't believe you're mine
And all I wanna do
I wanna make love to you
Tonight will be a special night
A minute more to come
And I'm so proud to be with you
So proud to share you're love

My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
Make love all night long
Make love all night long
'Til the dawn
Come on
Come on
Sweet little thing I need you

And I'm so proud to be with you
So proud to share you're love
My, My, My
My, My, My
You sure look good tonight

I wanna love you in everyway
I wanna love you in everyway
Let me
Let me
Show you how sweet it's gonna be
I wanna show you things that you
Never, ever, ever seen before
Put your nightgown on
Let your hair hang low
Step into our room
I'm in the mood to love you all night long

My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My
My, My, My

Chris V (Chris V), Thursday, 29 January 2004 18:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Alexander O'Neal's "Hearsay" was a great album.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 29 January 2004 19:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

michael cooper "love is such a funny game" lp
lillo thomas "lillo" lp
pebbles - pebbles lp

mullygrubber (gaz), Thursday, 29 January 2004 23:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
Does anyone rember a slow RAP song feat. Rickey Bell (from BellBivDevoe) singing the hook? I believe it came out around 89-90, not sure.

Bernie Unforget, Friday, 1 October 2004 20:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No mention of Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance"?

Also Jody Watley had a couple of good songs: "Don't you want me", "Looking for a new love", "Friends" (with Eric B), and a couple more.

Seb (Seb), Friday, 1 October 2004 21:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was just listening to the excellent house mix of Bobby Brown's "Two Can Play That Game".

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 1 October 2004 21:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was just listening to the excellent house mix of Bobby Brown's "Two Can Play That Game".

K-KLASS!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Friday, 1 October 2004 21:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

exactly, K-KLASSIC!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Friday, 1 October 2004 21:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I am very sad that this thread failed to mention Terence Trent D'Arby. Introducing the Hardline was one of the greatest albums of the '80s, and one of the best debut albums of all time.

Also a quick one-off nod to Tamara & the Seen, "Everybody Dance."

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Saturday, 2 October 2004 14:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You're The One For Me - D-Train

Absolute perfection in design. I found a D-Train best-of in a bargain bin once. Best 3.99 I ever spent.

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Saturday, 2 October 2004 16:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

exactly, K-KLASSIC!

Whatever happened to K-Klass, anyway?

Tantrum The Cat (Tantrum The Cat), Saturday, 2 October 2004 16:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Joseph OTM.

Seb (Seb), Saturday, 2 October 2004 19:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
fuck i love that first al b sure album.

bulbs (bulbs), Thursday, 21 October 2004 04:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

chris v. is like 95% of all posts ever made in praise of force md's so I just wanna skew that by saying LOVE IS A HOUSE is the fucking jam

gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Thursday, 19 August 2010 19:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

classic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUY5nRYnMrc

NOT FUNNY NEEDS MORE GUCCI (deej), Saturday, 21 August 2010 07:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

I'm not sure where to stick this list. Might as well be here!

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 June 2017 02:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I've been listening to a lot of 80s R&B thanks to the ILM poll and updating some decade old folders. From this remove, there really was some sort of mass extinction event that occurred between 86 and 87. Frankly, I blame radio formats, samplers, rap, and boy bands. When a country singer like [Deborah Allen](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU4dRbB29-A) can be a post-1986 highlight, you know there was some sort of awful, corrosive environment going on then.

it's just locker room treason (Sanpaku), Thursday, 22 June 2017 03:01 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

chris v. is like 95% of all posts ever made in praise of force md's so I just wanna skew that by saying LOVE IS A HOUSE is the fucking jam

― gross rainbow of haerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Thursday, August 19, 2010 12:12 PM (seven years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

rt

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 6 July 2018 18:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

true!

dyl, Saturday, 7 July 2018 04:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wanna give a shout-out to Al B. Sure

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 7 July 2018 04:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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