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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMHEHAxrFM8

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 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hc2y9X08tN8

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

intro - "come inside"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyD9FUf2bL4

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

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

Severely undervalued group.

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

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

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

lol

some dude, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:32 (nine 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 (nine 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuLnxjVo6bk

Austin, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:55 (nine 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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyn8vpcG0XU

'you got the bomb' - some nice wah and slap bass - great intro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SNE-I_RKWM

'til i get over you' is probably my favorite album cut on here tho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_LEWAS6Jmo

only dud is the closing track.

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

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpf4ijCyiwg

k3vin k., Friday, 8 June 2018 03:28 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d_HlgFRh3U

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bnZTHLxhEo

case "missing you"

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

one year passes...

702 — "gotta leave"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai1IFqbii3k

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 (one year ago) link

^^ Boyz II Men • I Do ^^

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

killer harmonies, holy hell!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 9 August 2020 17:04 (one year 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 (one year 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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwZfjDQtOro

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

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

this has been one of my nighttime slow jamz lately

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdIOlNMXvwo

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

brian mcknight - one last cry

dyl, Sunday, 9 August 2020 21:01 (one year ago) link

another heavy favorite by 702 in a similar theme: "get it together"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhXOTTk2Of4

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

sorry one more shout for another heavy hitter: "funky ride", one of the best 'fake funkadelic' jams ever:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2gZiL7NjMg

outkast was the fucking greatest ever.

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCYzB9kkTz0

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

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

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

Divine - Lately
https://youtu.be/yybS6pHRaCc

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 (one year ago) link

something a little more uptempo. and honestly, another one of my favorite songs of the 90s. . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5IEGUuhAtI

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 (one year ago) link

so andy just reminded me of something that i had completely forgotten. . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKEn47RKU4E

(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 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8hPPId_8_s

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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

aiiiyyeeeee, sorry. forgot my manners. =/

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

tssk!

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

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

oh dear

that would be

Lee Moses • Bad Girl

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

Oh, okay, I see, sorry.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPtIUPdkClg
The Marvelettes • No More Tearstained Makeup

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2sUT6U4kI
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 (one year ago) link

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1REudWlmE-Y

classic deep album cuts are my favorite cuts.

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

been spinning this old playlist I pulled together of slept on R&B jams lately
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4w9yhobquqPfBCEVS4aKpd?si=KgfntFK6Qe2r6CDurBrw-g

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voejP1oCyWM

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

Swanswans, Friday, 4 December 2020 13:20 (one year ago) link

Yes, breastcrawl coming through with some goodies!

That first Gwen Guthrie has really been hitting the spot lately.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=434tO5XR270

"It's Getting Hot" (1982)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Friday, 11 March 2022 01:18 (two months ago) link

The Pointer Sisters — "Chainey Do" (1975)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhmp3J79CNI

o_0

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 12 March 2022 04:47 (two months ago) link

dick cheney really does not deserve such a funky song tbh

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Saturday, 12 March 2022 10:52 (two months ago) link

total banger Austin, thank you!!!

sean gramophone, Monday, 14 March 2022 20:18 (two months ago) link

Welcome! Took me by complete surprise as well. And just like that my absolute favorite Pointer Sisters song was decided.

Feeling a bit mellower this Saturday evening. My favorite D'Angelo song because I am, in fact, made of cheese:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaAhEgK0wOI

"I Found My Smile Again" (1996)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Sunday, 20 March 2022 01:21 (two months ago) link

More house than r+b, still an absolute jam:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvEf330ZaiA

Blue Six — "Let's Do it Together" (2002)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Friday, 25 March 2022 01:00 (one month ago) link

Feel like I’m in Bloomingdale’

Welcome! Took me by complete surprise as well. And just like that my absolute favorite Pointer Sisters song was decided.

Feeling a bit mellower this Saturday evening. My favorite D'Angelo song because I am, in fact, made of cheese:

📹

"I Found My Smile Again" (1996)


Great track. 1996 ruled

calstars, Friday, 25 March 2022 01:11 (one month ago) link

I don’t think I had ever heard “My Boo (Hitman's Club Mix)” until today – what a glorious track

Update: I’ve since heard “My Boo” several times in the wild; my wife said it was playing in The Gap the other day. Clearly part of a broader ’90s renaissance… (my wife and others also insist that I’ve heard the song in the past; I’m sure they’re right!)

Please don’t take / My time change away (morrisp), Friday, 25 March 2022 01:26 (one month ago) link

Mint Condition!

“U Send Me Swingin’” (1993):
📹

“What Kind Of Man Would I Be” (1996):
📹

Mint Condition!

“U Send Me Swingin’” (1993):
📹

“What Kind Of Man Would I Be” (1996):
📹

So good

calstars, Friday, 25 March 2022 01:40 (one month ago) link

xp I note that Wikipedia sez “My Boo” saw a revival in interest in 2016 "through the Running Man Challenge,” a dance which “went viral on Vine”… so apparently I’m behind the times even with respect to the revival.

Miami Bass and related styles sound really good right now, for whatever reason.

Please don’t take / My time change away (morrisp), Friday, 25 March 2022 01:52 (one month ago) link

cal, is this better?☺

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HtD9kmVifw

Unlimited Touch — "I Hear Music in the Street" (1981)

Thank you for the reminder of "My Boo" — definitely tops of the 90s!

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Friday, 25 March 2022 01:53 (one month ago) link

Continuing on Austin’s Alex O’Neal tip, it’s the vaporwave classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reoG0SVdFhY

calstars, Friday, 25 March 2022 01:57 (one month ago) link

the entire hearsay album is so classic <3

Miami Bass and related styles sound really good right now, for whatever reason

they always do! but yeah the sound is seeing a bit of a mini-revival, tho nothing tremendous yet. it wasn't a huge hit, but i loved summer walker's "ex for a reason" last year. now megan/dua "sweetest pie" has been launched very obviously with the intention of being big and hm, i'm not sure it entirely works so well. i'm surprised i'm not compelled to return to it often given that i am a total sucker for just about anything that executes the style well

i have heard "my boo" in public a number of times in recent years, though i don't recall where right now other than that once was somebody singing it at a karaoke bar

dyl, Friday, 25 March 2022 03:20 (one month ago) link

Have always loved "My Boo" just heard it everywhere for about two summers straight and turned into a musical grouch in the meantime. I'm sure I've heard it in some store recently and thought "Oh yeah, this is a good song!" and then promptly forgotten about it upon leaving the store.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Friday, 25 March 2022 03:37 (one month ago) link

Rae + Christian featuring Veba — "All I Ask (DJ Spinna Remix)" (1999)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQXRhTi2TCA

Starting to feel like I may have been underrating DJ Spinna.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 26 March 2022 22:18 (one month ago) link

Les Nubians — "Makeda (DJ Spinna & Ticklah Mix)" (2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk0cAATs0_4

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 26 March 2022 22:24 (one month ago) link

Roy Hargrove / The RH Factor featuring Erykah Badu + Q-Tip — "Poetry (DJ Spinna Remix)" (2003)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNy42i0HFxI

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 26 March 2022 23:03 (one month ago) link

More of a house groove on this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wQxj79TURs

KING — "Mister Chameleon (DJ Spinna Galatic Soul Remix)" (2016/2020)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 26 March 2022 23:18 (one month ago) link

Thanks A!

calstars, Sunday, 27 March 2022 16:50 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCNaak_YRiM
Curtis Liggins Indications- “Just My Imagination” (2022, recorded late 60s, early 70s)

The Central Rockaliser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 31 March 2022 03:51 (one month ago) link

gorgeous

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 31 March 2022 10:55 (one month ago) link

He had just one single out there, then they recently found an acetate of a bunch of songs from his live set, I think.

The Central Rockaliser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 31 March 2022 11:02 (one month ago) link

Whatever the song is that begins around 26 minutes on this DJ Muro mix. If loving cheese is wrong, I don't want to be etc. etc:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REcRJSj1jfU

(I hope the timestamp works on the embed so you can just press play. ID appreciated, if anyone knows.)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Monday, 4 April 2022 00:26 (one month ago) link

It didn't work.

You'll need to fast forward to 26:05 to hear the song I'm referring to.

(Whole mix is great though and highly recommended.)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Monday, 4 April 2022 00:30 (one month ago) link

Timestamps don't work with ILX youtube embeds, as I learned the hard way a little while back.

Came Here to Roll the Microscope (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 April 2022 00:37 (one month ago) link

And one more mix—
This month's installment of tREBLEFREE R&B features a guest curator in Scorpeze from Windimoto, Jazzgalaktik, and a bunch of other solid jams. This one has a tracklist!
1. Roger - Private Lover
2. Chuks Ejelonu - Inner Vision
3. Chunky Novi & Ernie - Didn't Wanna Hurt Cha For Another Guy
4. Debbie Taylor - I Don't Wanna Leave You
5. Eric Tagg - Marianne (I Was Only Joking)
6. Maxwell - All The Ways Love Can Feel
7. Scherrie & Susaye - In The Night
8. Makoto Matsushita - This Is All I Have for You
9. Rhyze - Do Your Dance (Moodena Short Remix)
10. Sugarhill Gang - Hot Hot Summer Day (J*ski Edit)
11. Googie & Tom Coppola - Let This River Flow
12. Janne Schaffer - It's Never Too Late
13. Darkhouse Family featuring Esther - Another World
14. Shuya Okino/Sleep Walker featuring Navasha Daya - Thank You (Danny Krivit Edit)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Monday, 4 April 2022 00:42 (one month ago) link

Timestamps don't work with ILX youtube embeds, as I learned the hard way a little while back.

― Came Here to Roll the Microscope (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, April 3, 2022 5:37 PM

Yeah =/

Sorry, wish I knew the tune.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Monday, 4 April 2022 00:46 (one month ago) link

I guess this is on the "old" side of random old - but Doris Troy's early stuff was really great. "Just One Look" is an absolutely all-time recording – I don't care how many times it's been covered, the Pepsi commercials, etc. – the original still knocks me out when I listen to it. (TIL it was recorded in 10 minutes, as a demo, and then released as-is!!)

Lot of other strong material on that first album, too – I love the sound and the songs. I haven't listened closely to her Apple Records album or later stuff.

begrudgingly bound by duty of candor (morrisp), Thursday, 14 April 2022 04:44 (one month ago) link

Classic jam is classic. No arguments here. I know nothing besides the big hit. Queued up the Apple album, will check back in.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Thursday, 14 April 2022 19:20 (one month ago) link

Well, hrmph. The Apple album turned into a skimmer for me. I'm still in the middle of it, but it's mostly just chuggy horn rock. Maybe a more rock-oriented early Stax kind of sound. She wrote or co-wrote most of the songs and the band is full of all-stars, so there's plenty to appreciate— for someone who's a bigger fan than I am because this . . . isn't really my thing. But it's not awful.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Thursday, 14 April 2022 19:43 (one month ago) link

Yeah, it didn't really seem like my kind of thing, either...

begrudgingly bound by duty of candor (morrisp), Thursday, 14 April 2022 20:30 (one month ago) link

SWV — "Rain" (1997)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4C0r7UM4Cs

Any recommendations for beats that sound like this, please @ me.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 23 April 2022 23:11 (four weeks ago) link

beautiful track - from an album that was polled not that long ago, to subdued enthusiasm: let your love just POLL me: the swv 'release some tension' poll

middot • is • my • middle • name (breastcrawl), Saturday, 23 April 2022 23:25 (four weeks ago) link

Darn, missed that one. Put another vote for "Rain"!

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 23 April 2022 23:45 (four weeks ago) link

maybe a thread for rnb tunes with raindrop effects in the beat?

corrs unplugged, Monday, 25 April 2022 10:31 (three weeks ago) link

@austin, is it specifically pre 2000 laid-back R'n'B you are interested in or can it be anytime but that chill/laid-back beat style

Loose Ends - Hold Tight (TD remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg2fRm_6xGI

Swanswans, Monday, 25 April 2022 12:27 (three weeks ago) link

Loose Ends is very classic in my house. Always want to hear them. Thank you!

Here's something. xpost to Grover Washington Jr thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKp_TlUHCAc

Locksmith — "Far Beyond" (1980)

Say— anyone want to take a shot at the lyrics? (smirk)

But holy shit, what a groove.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 00:00 (three weeks ago) link

haha, basement jaxx! nice

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 12:28 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah! I didn't know about that Basement Jaxx song, but I immediately recognized the groove because I'm positive "Red Alert" was used in some commercial at some point in the past. Just super random where some of these sampled grooves end up and a reminder that I'm in the right place because dammit, I LOVE MUSIC.

And if that's not enough Sunday evening cheese for you, how about some fake Dr. Dre`n`B?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8xrqIEDYsA

Vivian Green — "Music" (2002)

All it's missing is a rap feature and it would've been a 12" single I would've gladly sought out. And I never did check her out at the time because I was a snob. So we're listening to the whole album for the first time. Beats are across the board excellent. Her voice and the lyrics are just okay. Feels very much like the kind of music you hear/?would have heard? in shopping mall clothing stores with very bright lights and shiny tile floors. I am going to check out her more recent album from 2020 soon, as it was completely not on my radar at the time.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Sunday, 1 May 2022 23:40 (three weeks ago) link

Upon listening to the rest of the album, the lyrics got worse.

Here's the biggest offender:

[Chorus x2]
I'm fanatically addicted, see
The way that he be loving me
It's like a drug
Or some bad habit
Since it's mine
I got to have it

Yeah. She sounds super depressed throughout the whole thing.

I'm not lying though — the beats are all really good.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Monday, 2 May 2022 00:00 (two weeks ago) link

But anyway, back to the music-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0McAzt4l7o

Sharon Redd - "Never Give You Up" (1982)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Monday, 2 May 2022 03:04 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFqsZ43ARYQ

calstars, Monday, 2 May 2022 03:14 (two weeks ago) link

https://trinityinfinity.bandcamp.com/track/--12
And telepath’s version 😊

calstars, Monday, 2 May 2022 03:16 (two weeks ago) link

Maryanne Ito — "How I Feel" (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjqll6S6st4

The album is on Spotify and is worth your time if you like this song.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 20:56 (two weeks ago) link

Zhane` — "Just Like That" (1997)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXC5ITpA4OU

whole album is great. when you think 'what did r+b sound like in 1997?' it's probably similar to something on this album. very cliche and zeitgeist-y, complete with a 1 9 9 7 M E N T A L I T Y ™ "BECAUSE WE CAN!" cover of "good times" and a 70 minute running time. and hey, about that: idk maybe don't banish all of the slow jams to the second half honestly i hate the sequence on this album☺ — but anyway some stuff should definitely have been cut. even so, the best songs hang with the best of the hits of their contemporaries. why have i never listened to it before now? it's not quite considered a proper "classic album", so maybe not quite xpost to what was the last 'classic album' you got and were knocked out by? though i can say for certain if i had actually bothered to listen to it back then i would have loved it as much as i do right now. damn good. 4 mics.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 03:56 (one week ago) link

oh hi, eddie f was the fucking man in the mid-90s. thought you knew.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-eREJ4lbtY

also who was the fucking pansy that wouldn't let left eye's rap stay on the album version? she's a top ten all time mc for me. this verse is from 93 and more relevant than ever.

[tlc — "creep (untouchables mix)" (1997)]

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 04:05 (one week ago) link

Love Left Eye's rap for the Creep remix. Thankfully, she was able to do it live on the Fanmail tour.

lilsoulbrother, Thursday, 12 May 2022 00:05 (one week ago) link

Double featuring Mummy-D, and Kohei Japan — "Doubles" (1999)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKdsI1IHvNk

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Saturday, 14 May 2022 18:58 (one week ago) link

I'd like to go back to the classics for a moment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iguZCP8J8s

Lowrell — "Mellow Mellow Right On" (1979)

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Wednesday, 18 May 2022 03:25 (four days ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/HLkNZOL.jpg

calstars, Saturday, 21 May 2022 17:21 (yesterday) link


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