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Thread started 03/01/17 10:38am

JabarR74

New Jack Swing Appreciation Thread

Come and let's celebrate one of the best musical genres in music, ever.

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Reply #1 posted 03/01/17 11:59am

namepeace

In N-J-S' heyday, I mostly looked down on it, because I was deep into "real" hip-hop at that point (when my Inner Purist was at his worst).

But I couldn't help but love some of it then, and I have a better appreciation for it now.

New Jack Swing reshaped the sound of black music for decades to come. That's a good thing to some, bad thing to others, but it's the truth.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #2 posted 03/01/17 3:41pm

woogiebear

The BIBLE of "New Jack Swing" is "Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty", the 1977 Album by the Late Great Johnny "Guitar" Watson!!!!!

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Reply #3 posted 03/01/17 5:25pm

RJOrion

best "new jack swing" album ever?


Guy - The Future (1990)


case closed
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Reply #4 posted 03/01/17 7:01pm

Goddess4Real

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Excellent Idea for a thread thumbs up! Here are my top 10 New Jack Swing Jams music

1. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative (1988)

2. Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison (Remix)(1990)

3. Guy - Wanna Get With U (1990)

4. Keith Sweat - Make You Sweat (1989)

5. Jade - Don't Walk Away (1992)




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Reply #5 posted 03/01/17 7:14pm

Goddess4Real

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6. Pebbles - Giving You The Benefit (1991)

7. Heavy D & the Boyz We Got Our Own Thang (1989)

8. TLC - Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (1992)

9.Boyz II Men - Motownphilly (1991)

10. Tony! Toni! Toné! - Feels Good (1990)

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Reply #6 posted 03/01/17 7:16pm

JabarR74

You guys may not feel this fits in NJS, but I know it does

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Reply #7 posted 03/01/17 7:29pm

Goddess4Real

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JabarR74 said:

You guys may not feel this fits in NJS, but I know it does

I am not familar with them.....but looking at their bio, that was the NJS sound that was its similar to Glenn Medeiros's She Ain't Worth It (1990) which featured Bobby Brown. In my opinion it would have been better if it was just a Bobby's song....Glenn tried, but he ain't funky.

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Reply #8 posted 03/01/17 7:33pm

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RJOrion said:

best "new jack swing" album ever? Guy - The Future (1990) case closed

yeahthat still sounds so great today with no fillers.

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Reply #9 posted 03/01/17 8:16pm

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Reply #10 posted 03/01/17 8:49pm

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Yes I miss your New Jack Swing threads! music

Stand, you`ve been sitting much too long, there`s a permanent crease in your right or wrong.~Sly Stone
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Reply #11 posted 03/01/17 9:06pm

UncleGrandpa

If we just use Teddy Riley's songs only, some of my favorites from him are,

Today - Him or Me

Guy - Groove Me, and It's Just a Fantasy

Heavy D and The Boyz - We Got our Own Thang

Big Daddy Kane - I Get The Job Done

and Teddy didn't work on this song, but an underrated jam is Pause by RUN-DMC

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Reply #12 posted 03/01/17 9:22pm

JabarR74

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Reply #13 posted 03/02/17 5:11am

RJOrion

also, all the joints teddy riley produced for Michael Jackson's amazing Dangerous LP...

Cant Let Her Get Away (favorite MJ song ever)
Remember The Time
In The Closet
Jam
Drive Me Wild
Dangerous
Why You Wanna Trip On Me


teddy and MJ had incredible rhythmic chemistry...
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Reply #14 posted 03/02/17 6:12am

Musicslave

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also, all the joints teddy riley produced for Michael Jackson's amazing Dangerous LP... Cant Let Her Get Away (favorite MJ song ever) Remember The Time In The Closet Jam Drive Me Wild Dangerous Why You Wanna Trip On Me teddy and MJ had incredible rhythmic chemistry...

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"Can't Let Her Get Away" was one of my favorites on that album. Even though I had to read the lyric sheet to know what the hell Mike was saying in parts lol , I still loved the energy in his vocal, and that groove was ever funky. With that being said, I think NJS reached its pinnacle with "Remember The Time". That rhythmic swing was undeniable. It was late in the NJS era but what a way to close it out with Mike. Sure, there were other hits to come after but IMHO, nothing surpassed, "RTT". I won't even go into the world premiere televised special event for the debut of the video.

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Reply #15 posted 03/02/17 6:55am

Musicslave

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Since someone already mentioned "Groove Me"

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More to come......

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Reply #16 posted 03/02/17 8:54am

Musicslave

UncleGrandpa said:

If we just use Teddy Riley's songs only, some of my favorites from him are,

Today - Him or Me

Guy - Groove Me, and It's Just a Fantasy

Heavy D and The Boyz - We Got our Own Thang

Big Daddy Kane - I Get The Job Done

and Teddy didn't work on this song, but an underrated jam is Pause by RUN-DMC

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Pause was dope.

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Reply #19 posted 03/02/17 3:35pm

namepeace



Most folks prefer Hev's version but I dig this one because it kind of harkens back to late 70s/early 80s R&B.

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Reply #20 posted 03/02/17 3:37pm

namepeace

Kane and Hev were the best at making N-J-S and hip-hop work together.

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Reply #21 posted 03/02/17 3:45pm

RJOrion

namepeace said:

Kane and Hev were the best at making N-J-S and hip-hop work together.




Father MC and Chubb Rock had a couple of ill NJS/hiphop joints,
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Reply #22 posted 03/02/17 4:34pm

MickyDolenz

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Reply #23 posted 03/02/17 5:07pm

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Reply #24 posted 03/02/17 5:15pm

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Reply #25 posted 03/02/17 5:20pm

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Reply #26 posted 03/02/17 5:23pm

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Reply #27 posted 03/02/17 5:35pm

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Reply #28 posted 03/02/17 5:48pm

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Reply #29 posted 03/02/17 5:52pm

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