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Thread started 07/13/11 4:06am

crokey20

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Obscure 80s/90s R&B Jams

Okay org, If there's one thing you know best, its R&B. I'm asking y'all to post some good obscure R&B/Soul from the 80s and 90s, stuff that a casual listener of R&B/Soul wouldn't know about.

Show me what you got!

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Reply #1 posted 07/13/11 4:11am

SoulAlive

"What You Deserve" by Answered Question(1989)

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Reply #2 posted 07/13/11 4:20am

SoulAlive

^^Marva King is the female vocalist in that group lol

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Reply #3 posted 07/13/11 4:57am

Shango

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Marva King with Madagascar (1981)

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Reply #4 posted 07/13/11 5:20am

Shango

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Guitarist Marvin Holmes has been recording with his groups "Justice" and "Uptights" in the 70s. Here a few later released tracks from the 80s.

First one is from 1983 called "Can I Get Nasty (Without Being Nasty)" and appears on his album "It's About Time".

The track has imo somewhat the vibe of jams on Don Blackman's self titled album from 1982.

Another and slower groove on that same album is "You Girl" which is not yet posted on youtube,

but can be heard towards the end of a cool soul-funk-jazz mix below:

www.mixcloud.com/track/ma.../you-girl/

A single from 1986 called "Feels So Good" on MCA Records. I just noticed that BBoy87 posted it once ( Marvin Holmes - Feels So Good )

He released another single somewhere around 1988, but i'm not really hip to that one

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Reply #5 posted 07/13/11 6:33am

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Here's some songs I used to enjoy as a kid in the '90s. Some of them were minor hits, but they are probably forgotten by most now. The first 2 are slower, but 2 of my favorites.

Lorenzo - Make Love 2 Me (1992)

Marc Nelson - Count on Me (1992)

Ladae feat. Chubb Rock - Party 2 Nite (Remix) [1996]

Special Generation - Spark of Love (1991)

*Nia Long is in this video

Jasmine Guy - Another Like My Lover (1990)

(Her biggest hit, for people who remember she had a music career)

La Rue - Serious [1991]

Me 2 U - Want U Back (1993)

*Wendy Williams is in this video

POV feat. Jade - All Thru the Night (1993)

"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #6 posted 07/13/11 7:07am

Shafty

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New Jack Swing-ish from back in the day.....I used to own this nuts

Little? Yeah, right. It might be little but it's loud
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Reply #7 posted 07/13/11 12:49pm

daPrettyman

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Someone posted a Jasmine Guy track. I still listen to her album. This is one of my favs.

Here are some more:

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U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
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Reply #8 posted 07/13/11 1:14pm

yanowha

[Edited 7/13/11 22:30pm]

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Reply #9 posted 07/13/11 3:50pm

diamondpearl1

Love Me Just For Me-Special Generation

I Confess-E.U.

Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed-Gary Brown

Rock Me Good-Timmy Gatling

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Reply #10 posted 07/13/11 3:59pm

AlexdeParis

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Speaking of Classic Example, I've always loved this one. That being said, they probably shouldn't have let the Boys come in and steal this song at the end (producers be damned)! lol

Classic Example - It's Alright (from South Central)

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Reply #11 posted 07/13/11 4:30pm

HuMpThAnG

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There's an actual video for this tune, but couldn't find it confused

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Reply #12 posted 07/13/11 4:41pm

728huey

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music typing

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Reply #13 posted 07/13/11 6:30pm

debbiedean2

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cool

I'M NOT SHOUTING, JEEZ!
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Reply #14 posted 07/13/11 7:06pm

phunkdaddy

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Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #15 posted 07/13/11 7:08pm

daPrettyman

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728huey said:

music typing

Great list, but I wouldn't consider these songs "obscure." They just don't get played much anymore.

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Reply #16 posted 07/13/11 7:09pm

daPrettyman

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phunkdaddy said:

GREAT SONG! Should have been a big hit.

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Reply #17 posted 07/13/11 7:16pm

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**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••--**--••**--••-
U 'gon make me shake my doo loose!
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Reply #18 posted 07/13/11 8:58pm

AlexdeParis

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I guess the album had been out for too long, but I still don't get why this wasn't a much bigger hit:

Shai - Together Forever

One of the prettiest songs I've ever heard mushy

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Reply #19 posted 07/13/11 9:35pm

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #20 posted 07/13/11 10:07pm

bboy87

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with Charlie Wilson on background vocals

"We may deify or demonize them but not ignore them. And we call them genius, because they are the people who change the world."
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Reply #21 posted 07/14/11 12:12am

lopaka

Great post btw..keep it coming!
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Reply #22 posted 07/16/11 4:16pm

PDogz

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[Edited 7/16/11 16:26pm]

"There's Nothing That The Proper Attitude Won't Render Funkable!"

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Reply #23 posted 07/17/11 4:49am

spacedolphin

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music Don't wanna be an American idiot music
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Reply #24 posted 07/18/11 12:28am

Abdul

AlexdeParis said:

Special Generation - Spark of Love (1991)

*Nia Long is in this video

I use to wear this one out back in 91, if my memory is correct these cats were on MC Hammer's label.

I haven't seen this video since the early 90's, I forgot that Nia used to be in vids back then. Mari Marrow from "How To Be A Player" is in this one too.

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Reply #25 posted 07/18/11 4:57am

PurpleCharm

Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone

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Reply #26 posted 07/18/11 9:34am

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Rythm Syndicate - P.A.S.S.I.O.N. I like the song, the video is a showcase of all that was cheesy about the early 90s fashion (1990-1992). lol

Hey...
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Reply #27 posted 07/18/11 9:48am

Abdul

KemiVA said:

Rythm Syndicate - P.A.S.S.I.O.N. I like the song, the video is a showcase of all that was cheesy about the early 90s fashion (1990-1992). lol

I remember this biggrin

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Reply #28 posted 07/18/11 2:33pm

diamondpearl1

From The Fool

[Edited 7/18/11 14:36pm]

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Reply #29 posted 07/18/11 4:35pm

debbiedean2

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PurpleCharm said:

Five Special - Why Leave Us Alone

thumbs up!

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