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Thread started 07/31/07 3:24pm

diamondpearl1

Babyface Appreciation

while i'm not exactly a fan of all his music post '93,but when he was inspired dude could/can really play!!!! what are you guy's fav Babyface tunes?

dial my heart-the boys
crazy bout 'cha-the deele
there she goes
for the cool in you
never keeping secrets
baby baby baby-tlc
roses are red-mac band
humpin around-bobby brown
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Reply #1 posted 07/31/07 3:35pm

StarMon

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Just My Luck
✮The NFL...frohornsNational Funk League✮
✮The Home of Outta Control Funk & Roll✮
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Reply #2 posted 07/31/07 3:44pm

JasonStar

On The Line - Michael Jackson
Change The World - Eric Clapton
Every Time I Close My Eyes - Babyface

I think he also produced a track for, Invincible. Didn't he?
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Reply #3 posted 07/31/07 3:51pm

diamondpearl1

JasonStar said:

On The Line - Michael Jackson
Change The World - Eric Clapton
Every Time I Close My Eyes - Babyface

I think he also produced a track for, Invincible. Didn't he?


i wouldn't be suprised if he did. lol u ever wonder if 'face has an unreleased funk album in the vaults somewhere? i know after waiting to exhale/the day he was gettin sick of the pop stuff....
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Reply #4 posted 07/31/07 4:16pm

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Ooh, little darlin' if you're
free 4 a couple of hours (Free 4 a couple of hours)
If U ain't busy 4 the next 7 years (Next 7 years)
Say, let's pretend we're married and go all night
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Reply #5 posted 07/31/07 5:33pm

nurse

Never Keeping Secrets music smile
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Reply #6 posted 07/31/07 7:31pm

TotalAlisa

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Made some of the best music of the 90's....
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Reply #7 posted 08/01/07 5:15am

SoulAlive

These are my favorite songs that Babyface recorded himself:

"Mary Mack" (1987)
"Chivalry" (1987)
"Whip Appeal" (1989)
"Soon As I Get Home" (1989)
"Sunshine" (1989)
"My Kinda Girl" (1989)
"Rock Bottom" (1993)
"When Can I See You Again" (1993)
"For The Cool In You" (1993)



These are my favorite songs that he wrote/produced for others...

"Another Sad Love Song" by Toni Braxton (1993)
"Breathe Again" by Toni Braxton (1993)
"Take A Bow" by Madonna (1994)
"Forbidden Love" by Madonna (1994)
"Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown (1988)
"In The Mood" by the Whispers (1987)
"Dial My Heart" by the Boys (1988)
"There's No Me Without You" by Toni Braxton (1996)
"Diggin' On You" by TLC (1994)
"Roses Are Red" by the Mac Band (1988)
"Heat Of The Moment" by After 7 (1990)
"Fairweather Friend" by Johhny Gill (1990)
"I Don't Want To Know" by Gladys Knight (1994)


hmmm I'd love a box set containing all these songs and many more.
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Reply #8 posted 08/01/07 5:58am

Rhondab

Indy loves him:

he was just honored as an Indiana Living Legend and has part of I-65 named after him.

"In 1999, a 25-mile (40-km) stretch of Interstate 65 that runs through Indianapolis was renamed Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Highway."
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Reply #9 posted 08/01/07 10:39am

ABeautifulOne

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I wonder what his new album will be like since he's linked back with LA Reid...
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Reply #10 posted 08/01/07 11:02am

HrdwcH

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FYI:

Babyface didn't write Change The World, neither did Eric Clapton. The song is is a remake. The original is from some Country & Western chick (duno her name).

& yeah ..... Face was Da Man!
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Reply #11 posted 08/01/07 11:26am

Lovesexy82

SoulAlive said:

These are my favorite songs that Babyface recorded himself:

[b]"Mary Mack" (1987)
"Chivalry" (1987)
"Whip Appeal" (1989)
"Soon As I Get Home" (1989)
"Sunshine" (1989)
"My Kinda Girl" (1989)
"Rock Bottom" (1993)
"When Can I See You Again" (1993)
"For The Cool In You" (1993)
[/b]

These are my favorite songs that he wrote/produced for others...

"Another Sad Love Song" by Toni Braxton (1993)
"Breathe Again" by Toni Braxton (1993)
"Take A Bow" by Madonna (1994)
"Forbidden Love" by Madonna (1994)
"Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown (1988)
"In The Mood" by the Whispers (1987)
"Dial My Heart" by the Boys (1988)
"There's No Me Without You" by Toni Braxton (1996)
"Diggin' On You" by TLC (1994)
"Roses Are Red" by the Mac Band (1988)
"Heat Of The Moment" by After 7 (1990)
"Fairweather Friend" by Johhny Gill (1990)
"I Don't Want To Know" by Gladys Knight (1994)


hmmm I'd love a box set containing all these songs and many more.


You have compiled an excellent list grasshopper, (especially the bayface solo cuts), but I must add some to your list:

There She Goes
My Kinda Girl (The 12" remix) you get when you buy Tender Love on CD
It's No Crime
Lady, Lady (I listened to this song non-stop when I was in Russia in 2004)
Well, Alright
The Lover in YOu (With LL Cool J, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley)
Tender Lover (remix on Tender Lover)
Love Saw it (With Karyn White)
Love Makes Things Happen (with Pebbles)
Lover and Friend
I Love You Babe
How Come, How Long (with Stevie Wonder)
Two Occasions (with THe Deele)
Saturday
You Are So Beatiful
Give U My Heart (with Toni Braxton, this song doesn't get enough love)
Change the World (Live MTV Unplugged Version with Eric Clapton and Sheila E.)

Songs written by Babyface:
Love Shoulda Brought You Home (Toni Braxton)
End of The Road (Boyz to Men)
My, My, My (Johnny Gill)
Can't Stop- Remix, After 7

I know there's many more, but he's so prolific, alll of them don't come to mind right now.
When I heard he was at 3121, I was PISSED I did not go. I wouldn't have been the only woman fainting for Babyface at a Prince concert! lol

Excellent Thread, by the way.
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Reply #12 posted 08/01/07 4:59pm

Najee

I always looked at Babyface as some stylistic cross between Luther Vandross, Smokey Robinson and Al Green. Here are my favorite songs performed by Babyface:

* "I Love You Babe"
* "It's No Crime"
* "Whip Appeal"
* "For the Cool in You"
* "Rock Bottom"
* "And Our Feelings"

Favorite songs written and produced by Babyface are more numerous, so me name some that immediately come to mind:

* The Whispers' "Rock Steady"
* The Whispers' "In the Mood"
* Karyn White's "Love Saw It" (a duet with Babyface)
* Pebbles' "Girlfriend"
* Bobby Brown's "Don't Be Cruel"
* Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step"
* Bobby Brown's "Rock wit' Cha"
* After 7's "Can't Stop"
* Johnny Gill's "My, My, My"
* Johnny Gill's "There U Go"
* Boyz II Men's "End of the Road"
* Toni Braxton's "Give U My Heart" (a duet with Babyface)
* Toni Braxton's "Love Shoulda Brought You Home Last Night"
* Toni Braxton's "Breathe Again"
* Toni Braxton's "You Mean the World to Me"
* Toni Braxton's "Seven Whole Days"
* Tevin Campbell's "Can We Talk"
* Tevin Campbell's "Always in My Heart"
* Mary J. Blige's "Not Gon' Cry"

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Reply #13 posted 08/01/07 5:55pm

ProgRocker

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I like the song he did with Phil Collins...True Colors, I think it was. confused

Other than that, though, I'm not familiar with his music.
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." - Khalil Gibran
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Reply #14 posted 08/01/07 11:51pm

SoulAlive

btw...Babyface is getting ready to release a new album this fall.
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Reply #15 posted 08/02/07 3:21am

SoulAlive

Lovesexy82 said:

SoulAlive said:

These are my favorite songs that Babyface recorded himself:

[b]"Mary Mack" (1987)
"Chivalry" (1987)
"Whip Appeal" (1989)
"Soon As I Get Home" (1989)
"Sunshine" (1989)
"My Kinda Girl" (1989)
"Rock Bottom" (1993)
"When Can I See You Again" (1993)
"For The Cool In You" (1993)
[/b]

These are my favorite songs that he wrote/produced for others...

"Another Sad Love Song" by Toni Braxton (1993)
"Breathe Again" by Toni Braxton (1993)
"Take A Bow" by Madonna (1994)
"Forbidden Love" by Madonna (1994)
"Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown (1988)
"In The Mood" by the Whispers (1987)
"Dial My Heart" by the Boys (1988)
"There's No Me Without You" by Toni Braxton (1996)
"Diggin' On You" by TLC (1994)
"Roses Are Red" by the Mac Band (1988)
"Heat Of The Moment" by After 7 (1990)
"Fairweather Friend" by Johhny Gill (1990)
"I Don't Want To Know" by Gladys Knight (1994)


hmmm I'd love a box set containing all these songs and many more.


You have compiled an excellent list grasshopper, (especially the bayface solo cuts), but I must add some to your list:

There She Goes
My Kinda Girl (The 12" remix) you get when you buy Tender Love on CD
It's No Crime
Lady, Lady (I listened to this song non-stop when I was in Russia in 2004)
Well, Alright
The Lover in YOu (With LL Cool J, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley)
Tender Lover (remix on Tender Lover)
Love Saw it (With Karyn White)
Love Makes Things Happen (with Pebbles)
Lover and Friend
I Love You Babe
How Come, How Long (with Stevie Wonder)
Two Occasions (with THe Deele)
Saturday
You Are So Beatiful
Give U My Heart (with Toni Braxton, this song doesn't get enough love)
Change the World (Live MTV Unplugged Version with Eric Clapton and Sheila E.)

Songs written by Babyface:
Love Shoulda Brought You Home (Toni Braxton)
End of The Road (Boyz to Men)
My, My, My (Johnny Gill)
Can't Stop- Remix, After 7

I know there's many more, but he's so prolific, alll of them don't come to mind right now.
When I heard he was at 3121, I was PISSED I did not go. I wouldn't have been the only woman fainting for Babyface at a Prince concert! lol

Excellent Thread, by the way.




Oh,I forgot about "Love Makes Things Happen"! music That's a nice song....the video is EXCELLENT,Pebbles looks HOT!! razz


http://www.youtube.com/wa...l-paDdmVMV


With great songs like that and being married to LA Reid,it's hard to see why Pebbles didn't really become a major superstar confuse
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Reply #16 posted 08/02/07 6:24am

AlexdeParis

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I posted my top 100 songs written by Babyface about a year ago. I haven't revisited it in a while. I can't find the whole list, but here's the top 34:

1. Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown
2. My, My, My - Johnny Gill
3. End of the Road - Boyz II Men
4. Girlfriend - Pebbles
5. Giving You the Benefit - Pebbles
6. Ready or Not - After 7
7. Can't Stop - After 7
8. I'm Ready - Tevin Campbell
9. I'll Make Love to You - Boyz II Men
10. I Care 'Bout You - Milestone
11. Love Makes Things Happen - Pebbles featuring Babyface
12. Someone to Love - Jon B featuring Babyface
13. Right Down to It - Damian Dame
14. Tender Lover - Babyface
15. We're Not Making Love No More - Dru Hill
16. Sweet November - Troop (yes, I prefer it to the original)
17. On Our Own - Bobby Brown
18. I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston
19. Whip Appeal - Babyface
20. Not Gon' Cry - Mary J. Blige
21. When Can I See You - Babyface
22. Dial My Heart - The Boys
23. Exclusivity - Damian Dame
24. Fairweather Friend - Johnny Gill
25. Roni - Bobby Brown
26. Can We Talk - Tevin Campbell
27. Where Will You Go - Babyface [highest album track]
28. A Song for Mama - Boyz II Men
29. It's No Crime - Babyface
30. You're Makin' Me High - Toni Braxton
31. Sittin' Up in My Room - Brandy
32. Baby-Baby-Baby - TLC
33. Two Occasions - The Deele
34. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Whitney Houston
"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #17 posted 08/02/07 6:31am

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SoulAlive said:

With great songs like that and being married to LA Reid,it's hard to see why Pebbles didn't really become a major superstar confuse

Well, she was something of a superstar (albeit very briefly). She enjoyed almost immediate success on both the R&B and pop charts. She had 6 top-5 R&B singles (including 4 #1's) and 3 top-5 pop singles. A video would've surely pushed "Always" into the top 10 at least. Her third album wasn't a commercial success, but the critics loved it. It is seen by some as being one of the very first "neo soul" albums.
"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #18 posted 08/02/07 6:51am

vainandy

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I appreciated him better when he was a member of The Deele. He bored the hell out of me afterwards.
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #19 posted 08/02/07 6:55am

SoulAlive

vainandy said:

I appreciated him better when he was a member of The Deele. He bored the hell out of me afterwards.


Oh come on Vain...he did some good uptempo jams as a solo artist...

"I Love You Babe" (1987)
"Mary Mack" (1987)
"It's No Crime" (1989)
"My Kinda Girl" (1989)
"For The Cool In You" (1993)
"Rock Bottom" (1993)


lol you can't really accuse him of abandoning fast songs,lol
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Reply #20 posted 08/02/07 7:00am

SoulAlive

AlexdeParis said:

SoulAlive said:

With great songs like that and being married to LA Reid,it's hard to see why Pebbles didn't really become a major superstar confuse

Well, she was something of a superstar (albeit very briefly). She enjoyed almost immediate success on both the R&B and pop charts. She had 6 top-5 R&B singles (including 4 #1's) and 3 top-5 pop singles. A video would've surely pushed "Always" into the top 10 at least. Her third album wasn't a commercial success, but the critics loved it. It is seen by some as being one of the very first "neo soul" albums.


I think her career was doomed after the whole TLC mess,when they filed for bankruptcy.Pebbles later sued LA and Babyface,and her marriage deteriorated.She never had another hit after that.
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Reply #21 posted 08/02/07 7:01am

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SoulAlive said:

vainandy said:

I appreciated him better when he was a member of The Deele. He bored the hell out of me afterwards.


Oh come on Vain...he did some good uptempo jams as a solo artist...

"I Love You Babe" (1987)
"Mary Mack" (1987)
"It's No Crime" (1989)
"My Kinda Girl" (1989)
"For The Cool In You" (1993)
"Rock Bottom" (1993)


lol you can't really accuse him of abandoning fast songs,lol


They may have been fast but they sure as hell weren't funky. They sounded too damn crossover pop. lol
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Reply #22 posted 08/02/07 7:04am

SoulAlive

Vainandy's Babyface-written jam of the day: "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston (1990)


lol
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Reply #23 posted 08/02/07 7:16am

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SoulAlive said:

Vainandy's Babyface-written jam of the day: "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston (1990)


lol


Actually, when I first heard that song, I said..."It sounds like shit but it does sound a little better than most of her previous shit". A white friend of mine at the time said "I love Whitney Houston but I don't like this one, she sounds too black". I said "Believe me, she's still the same Whiteny Houston that she's always been". That's what I used to call her before I became all "politically correct" and started calling her Shitney so I wouldn't offend anyone. lol
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Reply #24 posted 08/02/07 7:19am

SoulAlive

Interestingly,the 'I'm Your Baby Tonight' album was an attempt to make Whitney sound more R&B.There had been complaints that her music was becoming too pop and so LA and Babyface were called in to give her a funkier,more soulful sound.
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Reply #25 posted 08/02/07 7:21am

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SoulAlive said:

Interestingly,the 'I'm Your Baby Tonight' album was an attempt to make Whitney sound more R&B.There had been complaints that her music was becoming too pop and so LA and Babyface were called in to give her a funkier,more soulful sound.


Rick James, Cameo, and Zapp all put together couldn't put no funk in her rhythmless ass. lol
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Reply #26 posted 08/02/07 7:50am

MsLegs

The quentissential Babyface solo cut has to be Whip A Peel.
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Reply #27 posted 08/02/07 10:20am

papaaisaway

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HIS BEST WORK..

Is as a producer. There's only one solo song of his that I enjoyed though I can't recall the title. It was released in the mid-late 90s.
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Reply #28 posted 08/02/07 10:58am

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MsLegs said:

The quentissential Babyface solo cut has to be Whip A Peel.

I don't think there's much room for argument on the quintessential Babyface song. For R&B fans, it's "Whip Appeal"; for his crossover fans, it's "When Can I See You."
"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #29 posted 08/02/07 11:14am

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It's funny how much Face tried to cop Prince's steelo. First with coming out with The Deele which was Face's attempt at being like The Time. Then when Face produced his own stable, they ALL sounded like him: Jon B., Toni Braxton, Tony Rich - ALL sounded like him, the same way P would try and have a lot of his protogees sound.

Shit, when I heard Jon B.'s "Someone To Love" I had no idea it was a duet with him and Jon B. because they sounded exactly alike. lol
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