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heard "freak me" on the radio yesterday and thought 'hm kind of like a male kut klose' - lo the whole thing was written by keith sweat


posted this on another thread but it's pretty much my favorite song ever now. i'm gonna be embarrassed when i learn it's a cover or something

k3vin k., Saturday, 8 December 2012 05:54 (eleven years ago) link


Lee626, Saturday, 8 December 2012 06:06 (eleven years ago) link

intro - "come inside"


man this song's the shit, so propulsive, always moving forward

k3vin k., Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:23 (eleven years ago) link

Severely undervalued group.

Andy K, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:29 (eleven years ago) link

hm there seems to be a double entendre in the song i posted

k3vin k., Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:30 (eleven years ago) link


some dude, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:32 (eleven years ago) link

andy what's up with that howard hewett song i posted? when i heard it on the radio i felt like i had heard it before but then i looked it up and it didn't even have a wikipedia page

k3vin k., Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:32 (eleven years ago) link

Not sure if Cymande counts as "r+b" or not.

But they are one of my favorite bands of all time, in any case. So I, of course, love to bring them up whenever possible.


Austin, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:55 (eleven years ago) link

five years pass...

re-visitied Brian Mcknight's album Anytime, prob been about 15 years since i heard it last. not really random since it's double platinum but dont really hear anything about it any more. holds up really well. 'Anytime', 'The Only one For Me' and 'Hold Me' were great singles (altho i guess Anytime wasnt officially a single? despite being everywhere for a while)

'I belong to you' sounds like something ty$ could release today

'you got the bomb' - some nice wah and slap bass - great intro

'til i get over you' is probably my favorite album cut on here tho

only dud is the closing track.

Spottie, Monday, 15 January 2018 18:13 (six years ago) link

four months pass...


k3vin k., Friday, 8 June 2018 03:28 (five years ago) link

eleven months pass...

heard howard hewett's "show me" for the first time recently -- the kinda song i love to let myself get lost in + never get back out. gorgeous.

dyl, Friday, 10 May 2019 02:24 (five years ago) link

Waiting for a drag queen to lip synch for their life to Super Woman by Karyn White.

And Don't Disturb This Groove by The System is waiting for it's Toro Y Moi cover.

Cousin Slappy, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:07 (five years ago) link

Discovered this song about a year ago (source of the sample from Kanye's 'Late') and then forgot about it until recently. Unforgivably, because it's utterly effing gorgeous:


two months pass...


case "missing you"

dyl, Monday, 22 July 2019 06:06 (four years ago) link

lol apparently a new yfn lucci song w/ trey songz samples that ^^^. maybe that's why i randomly heard it again on a quiet storm hour around the time of making that post

the new one is lyrically clunky and generally undistinguished... but the smoldering production, even lifted wholesale from "missing you" like that, makes it stand out somehow

dyl, Saturday, 3 August 2019 21:01 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

702 — "gotta leave"


not even kidding when i say one of my favorite songs of the 90s.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 9 August 2020 05:05 (three years ago) link


popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 August 2020 05:45 (three years ago) link

^^ Boyz II Men • I Do ^^

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 9 August 2020 07:35 (three years ago) link

killer harmonies, holy hell!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 9 August 2020 17:04 (three years ago) link

i used to do a lot of a capella singing and have always wanted to sing this one with a group. such a cool tune.

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 August 2020 17:32 (three years ago) link

that's awesome. i sound like an angry frog when i try to sing, so that shit is mad impressive to me, dude.

here's an underrated group:

loose ends — "you can't stop the rain"

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 9 August 2020 17:50 (three years ago) link

excellent. I've been jamming a lot of that smooth R&B from 80s and 90s lately.

this track hits the spot too - they were British?

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 August 2020 19:12 (three years ago) link

this has been one of my nighttime slow jamz lately


popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Sunday, 9 August 2020 19:16 (three years ago) link

mista - blackberry molasses
keith sweat - i'll give all my love to you
mariah carey - can't let go

dyl, Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:00 (three years ago) link

brian mcknight - one last cry

dyl, Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:01 (three years ago) link

another heavy favorite by 702 in a similar theme: "get it together"

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:05 (three years ago) link

so, when i first started djing, at like age sixteen, my dj name was "dj spin." i made mixtapes. so many friggin` maxell tapes. anyway, one of the series of mixes that i made was "slow jam spin." i think we got up to like volume five? so yeah. the 90s r+b slow jam is kind of hallowed ground for me.

maybe ten people —EVER— actually heard any of those mixes.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:15 (three years ago) link

sorry one more shout for another heavy hitter: "funky ride", one of the best 'fake funkadelic' jams ever:

outkast was the fucking greatest ever.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:46 (three years ago) link

just an interlude, but it's beautiful and it's what i need on this otherwise gloomy day


popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 August 2020 23:31 (three years ago) link

that’s Boyz II Men • Khalil.

Neanderthal, I’m just gonna keep ID’ing the tracks you post, for searching purposes and, you know, Posterity. So many of these video links end up dead, making threads like these barren.
I missed Shai’s “Comforter” earlier.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 11:06 (three years ago) link

good call, sorry about that - I'll label them ongoing

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 11:56 (three years ago) link

Sparkle-Be Careful- saddest song ever
Eric Benét-Harriet Jones
Ronald Isley-Contagious

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 12:23 (three years ago) link

Divine - Lately

Already posted about this on Twitter, but this song popped into my head the other day, and I was SO UPSET when I learned that it's not on Spotify!!!

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 13:48 (three years ago) link

something a little more uptempo. and honestly, another one of my favorite songs of the 90s. . .

yvette michele — "let's stay together"

the whole album is fantastic. i was a huge fan back then and have fond memories of buying the album on its release date. it came out the week before i started my sophomore year in high school, so it's pretty much peak nostalgia at this point. album still holds up, too. very much "fake mary j", but killer production and i love her voice, so i was okay with it. and plus, it taught me the invaluable lesson of being nice to short people.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:02 (three years ago) link

so andy just reminded me of something that i had completely forgotten. . .

(song is the "oh honey" remix of "kissin' you" by total)

i had this on a cassette single that had the original (raphael saadiq produced!) mix and this remix on both sides of the tape. and i had an auto-reverse player, so i often played just those two mixes over and over again, but the remix was my preferred version. i picked it up at sam goody one day when they were having a rare promotion where they would put cassette singles on sale; certain titles would be three for $7 (+sales tax, of course). you had to buy three to get the deal, otherwise it was just regular price and most cassette singles were $2.99, so it was kind of buy two get one free. anyway, i had two other tapes i wanted (probably hiphop titles; there's some debate as to what they were) and just bought the total one so i could get the deal. it ended up being my favorite, or at least the one i played the most.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 11 August 2020 22:55 (three years ago) link

three months pass...


this remix always made me feel like the more well-known album version was a sick joke.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Thursday, 19 November 2020 22:53 (three years ago) link

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Groove Theory • Tell Me (BKNY R&B mix)

(hey, just picking up the slack)

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 20 November 2020 02:26 (three years ago) link

aiiiyyeeeee, sorry. forgot my manners. =/

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:02 (three years ago) link


(good remix btw, as for the original: you got the *sick* part right)

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:12 (three years ago) link

Maybe too old but

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:24 (three years ago) link

oh dear

that would be

Lee Moses • Bad Girl

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:31 (three years ago) link

Oh, okay, I see, sorry.

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:45 (three years ago) link

The Marvelettes • No More Tearstained Makeup

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:49 (three years ago) link

Martha & The Vandellas • No More Tearstained Makeup
(Written by Smokey Robinson, in case you couldn’t tell)

Indieland Phil and Indieland Don (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:51 (three years ago) link

brandy - 'you're always on my mind' (1994)


classic deep album cuts are my favorite cuts.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 4 December 2020 03:06 (three years ago) link

I've been on a massive Brandy binge lately thanks to Moesha finally appearing on Netflix

boxedjoy, Friday, 4 December 2020 09:31 (three years ago) link

been spinning this old playlist I pulled together of slept on R&B jams lately

sir kieth scamper QC (||||||||), Friday, 4 December 2020 09:34 (three years ago) link

I was loving Lovecraft Country for the old stuff tehy were p[laying and wishing they'd avoid newer sounds.
Do love that stuff from jumnp blues in teh 40s through to the point when it evolves into something more recognisable as soul and protofunk and things.

Have had bits of Bobby Bland running through my head and want to pick up that Solomon Burke set soon.
Not going to get to browse places like FOPP, Honest Jon's and various other places in London this Xmas which is a shame.
BUt assume they may not be open for things like that at the moment anyway.

Stevolende, Friday, 4 December 2020 09:57 (three years ago) link

Does Imagination count? Because episode 3 of "Small Axe" reminded me how genius "Nightdubbing" is.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 4 December 2020 12:00 (three years ago) link


mentioned upthread, but they were ahead of their time, love me some loose ends

Swanswans, Friday, 4 December 2020 13:20 (three years ago) link

that looks like a dream of a thread, thanks

corrs unplugged, Friday, 13 January 2023 19:54 (one year ago) link


calstars, Friday, 13 January 2023 23:10 (one year ago) link

oh my.


702 - "get it together (bass mix)" (1997)

what an absolute monster. never have i ever heard this before a few minutes ago. third time in a row rn.


"i'm grateful." (Austin), Wednesday, 25 January 2023 01:17 (one year ago) link


...bring it down

oh this is definitely approved for all audiences.

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Wednesday, 25 January 2023 01:21 (one year ago) link


not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Wednesday, 25 January 2023 02:58 (one year ago) link

lol if you want a cheap banger my friend

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Wednesday, 25 January 2023 03:18 (one year ago) link

jeez, promo only. no wonder nobody heard it!

"i'm grateful." (Austin), Wednesday, 25 January 2023 03:22 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

what a tune this is eh?

Tashan - Chasin' A Dream

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Tuesday, 21 February 2023 23:45 (one year ago) link

random old instrumentals u r lovin


P.Diddy - I Need A Girl (Part 1) (Instrumental)

corrs unplugged, Friday, 24 February 2023 09:20 (one year ago) link

picked up a copy of 100% ginuwine from the record store yesterday, damn this still goes hard

k3vin k., Thursday, 2 March 2023 19:25 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Diana King - Shy Guy

hootenanny-soundtracking clusterfucks about milking cows (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 21 March 2023 20:39 (one year ago) link


DLR - Shy Boy

calstars, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 20:51 (one year ago) link

I was today years old (actually 15 minutes ago) that I first heard Labelle’s cover of “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” Holy crap.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 21 March 2023 20:54 (one year ago) link

mmhmm shy guy hit's the spot

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 08:39 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

the sweet inspirations - "i'm blue" (1967)

would've easily preferred this over "shoop" on the radio as a kid.

my beard exists more than i do. (Austin), Saturday, 13 May 2023 15:50 (one year ago) link

dave hollister - on the side

Spottie, Thursday, 25 May 2023 05:28 (eleven months ago) link

Latoiya Williams - Fallen Star

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 25 May 2023 13:06 (eleven months ago) link

that beat is great, reminds me of trans df express

Spottie, Thursday, 25 May 2023 17:50 (eleven months ago) link


i was getting d'angelo vibes

corrs unplugged, Friday, 26 May 2023 09:56 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...
two months pass...

this telepopmusik re-edit of a 702 classic is fucking delectable, holy shit.


702 - "get it together (telepopmusik lofi flip)" (1996/2023)

absolutely one of the top jams of the 90s and beyond. they definitely did it justice here. whoo!

the adventures of Yari and ixa. (Austin), Friday, 6 October 2023 20:23 (seven months ago) link

four weeks pass...

i have zero recollection of this, but holy jam!


andrea martin - "hung up" (1998)

"another slice of death, please." (Austin), Friday, 3 November 2023 16:42 (six months ago) link

thats great, never heard of her that i know of

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Friday, 3 November 2023 17:22 (six months ago) link

that's the kind of 90s R&B I simp for. smooth af

real warm grandpa (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 November 2023 17:46 (six months ago) link

is Case still around?


real warm grandpa (Neanderthal), Friday, 3 November 2023 17:49 (six months ago) link


Real Name:
Andrea Monica Martin

Andrea Martin (Born: April 14, 1972 – Died: September 27, 2021) was an American R&B singer-songwriter and producer. Has also written hit songs for other artists including En Vogue, Toni Braxton, SWV and Monica.

lol i hated case back then! he definitely had some jams in retrospect.

"another slice of death, please." (Austin), Friday, 3 November 2023 18:37 (six months ago) link

yes, was gonna say just that:

Andrea Martin was a *serious* songwriter who really never made it as an artist in her own right.
just check her Wikipedia.

especially this section: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Martin_(musician)#In_the_charts_as_a_writer

she died in 2021, sadly.

slugbuggy, life has new meaning to me (breastcrawl), Friday, 3 November 2023 19:01 (six months ago) link

damn! undetermined cause of death...

i love that adina howard track.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Friday, 3 November 2023 19:13 (six months ago) link

the whole album is good, btw. def recommend.

"another slice of death, please." (Austin), Friday, 3 November 2023 20:02 (six months ago) link

so tempted to do a loose ends albums poll.

"another slice of death, please." (Austin), Wednesday, 8 November 2023 16:58 (six months ago) link

love that case song so much

dyl, Thursday, 9 November 2023 01:43 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

i'd like to go back to the classics for a moment—
bohannon — "singing a song for my mother" (1973)

she fell asleep with her hand around my throat (Austin), Sunday, 10 December 2023 02:35 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

mint condition - sometimes
more of rock song but was just listening to definition of a band and was kind of blown away by it.

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Wednesday, 21 February 2024 22:19 (two months ago) link

"This was played at Watts Club Mozambique In Detroit , MI male exotic male strip club classic jam r.i.p. watts club Mozambique"

classic internet comment

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 22 February 2024 11:35 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I wasn’t consciously aware of “Swing My Way” by K.P. & Envyi – tho looks like it was a fairly big hit, I’m sure I heard it at the time. The breakdown section is great…

let’s get intertwined (morrisp), Saturday, 23 March 2024 04:30 (one month ago) link

I adored that record when it came out…all time classic imo

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Saturday, 23 March 2024 04:36 (one month ago) link

yeah, that's a certified banger back where i'm from. i consider it just a small tier below other alltimers like "my boo"

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Saturday, 23 March 2024 04:57 (one month ago) link

top shelf mid/late-90s r&b/bass hybrid for sure

dyl, Saturday, 23 March 2024 15:14 (one month ago) link


idesia - "nu" (2015)

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Sunday, 31 March 2024 19:28 (one month ago) link

not something super old, but a jam that's been on my mind a lot lately-
jenevieve - "deep in the shallow end" (2022)

i love her, btw. first found her thanks to ya'll + this ep is still her most recent thing. this song closes it out + i am at a stage with it where i'm deep diving into the lyrics. but what a bop! the mildly peter hook-y part, the chorus that's ripping off something i can't place rn, the whole 'underneath the wave' coda... this jam is an entire meal.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Wednesday, 10 April 2024 19:05 (one month ago) link

Yeah, this is really nice... "Love Quotes" (from the same EP) was one of my faves that year :)

rendered nugatory (morrisp), Wednesday, 10 April 2024 19:10 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

another not terribly old thing, but noteworthy. check out sophiethehomie-
"natural disaster" (2021)

and here's "rise" from 2020-

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Tuesday, 30 April 2024 21:26 (two weeks ago) link

+here's an eliza remix i missed at the time, but is maybe my favorite thing i've heard by her:
eliza - "whoever you are (for you) - ones remix" (2023)

finally, how about some russian pop that borders on 90s revival?
луни ана - "tell me why - remix" (2022)

be careful with /\this one/\ as it's under 2 minutes in length and 'just one more time' has turned into 15 minute marathons a few times by now.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Thursday, 2 May 2024 23:52 (two weeks ago) link

and here's a legitimately old school one whose faux roger troutman vibes are really hitting the spot presently-
soul for real - "every little thing i do (linslee remix)" (1995)

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Friday, 3 May 2024 01:54 (two weeks ago) link

lynda dawn - "fonk street" (2019)

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Sunday, 5 May 2024 22:50 (two weeks ago) link

she's v dope btw check her out!

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Sunday, 5 May 2024 23:06 (two weeks ago) link

okay, yes. lots of postings lately. but this is important:
maria isabel ― "love song" (2021)

there's a... i just... the thing was i had...


interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Monday, 6 May 2024 03:19 (two weeks ago) link

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