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SoulAlive

Teena Marie remix album

  • John Morales Presents Teena Marie - Love Songs & Funky Beats - RemixedWith Loving Devotion


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Producer extraordinaire John Morales returns to BBE Music, celebrating the life and work of R&B / soul legend Teena Marie with an album full of brand new remixes, lovingly crafted from the original studio tapes, entitled Love Songs & Funky Beats. John Morales had the pleasure of mixing many of Teena Marie's original records over the years, so it felt natural to dig into the archives and select his favorite cuts to rework, extend and subtly update in his own distinctive style. While by no means a definitive collection of Lady Tee's expansive musical catalog, Love Songs & Funky Beats represents a fitting tribute to a multifaceted and important voice in popular music, by one of the most storied mix engineers and remixers of our age.

    • - Disc 1 -
    • 1 I Need Your Lovin' (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 2 It Must Be Magic (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 3 Aladdin's Lamp (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 4 First Class Love (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 5 Now That I Have You (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 6 I'm a Sucker for Your Love - Live in Long Beach, Ca 1981 (Alternate Mix / John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 7 Behind the Groove (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 8 Love Just Wouldn't Be Right (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 9 Portuguese Love (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • - Disc 2 -
    • 1 Chains (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 2 365 (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 3 Wasn't I Good to You (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 4 Square Biz (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 5 More Love (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 6 You Got Away (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 7 You're All the Boogie I Need (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 8 Lonely Desire (John Morales M+ M Mix)
    • 9 Fire and Desire (John Morales M+ M Mix)

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Reply #1 posted 03/30/21 1:16pm

SoulAlive

John Morales Presents Tee...ky Beats -

Producer extraordinaire John Morales returns to BBE Music, celebrating the life and work of R&B / soul legend Teena Marie with a double album full of brand new remixes, lovingly crafted from the original studio tapes, entitled ‘Love Songs & Funky Beats’.

“Teena is somewhat underrated, and people don’t really know much about her.” Says Morales. “I set out to immerse people in her music and represent what she really did. That meant for me a dive into more than her R&B hits, to dig into her ballads and dance cuts. People know she was talented. I don’t really think they really knew the depth of her abilities, her complete confidence to take it upon herself to do everything – singing, producing, arranging, songwriting. Teena Marie was the total package.”

John Morales had the pleasure of mixing many of Teena Marie’s original records over the years, so it felt natural to dig into the archives and select his favourite cuts to rework, extend and subtly update in his own distinctive style. While by no means a definitive collection of Lady Tee’s expansive musical catalogue, ‘Love Songs & Funky Beats’ represents a fitting tribute to a multifaceted and important voice in popular music, by one of the most storied mix engineers and remixers of our age.

Jumping into the music industry deep end in 1979 with a three-year mentorship from Berry Gordy & Rick James at Motown, Teena Marie then spent seven fertile years with Epic, which yielded her greatest commercial successes (including the classic album ‘Starchild’). After founding an independent label ‘Sarai’, Marie took a ten-year hiatus which ended in 2004 in a deal with hip hop label Cash Money Records; a less unlikely partnership than some might assume, given that Teena was one of the first ‘mainstream’ artists to perform a rap verse, on 1981’s ‘Square Biz’.

Teena Marie Brockert forged a unique path through the industry, an artist in-charge of her own destiny, influencing (and heavily sampled by) both the hip hop and R&B sounds of the 90’s and early 2000’s. Her 1982 lawsuit against Motown records resulted in “The Brockert Initiative”, which has benefitted literally thousands of other artists by making it illegal for record companies to ‘shelve’ artists by keeping them under contract without releasing their material. She continued to tour regularly and deliver commercially successful, expertly sculpted music, right up until her untimely passing in 2010.

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Reply #2 posted 03/30/21 1:19pm

SoulAlive

"Behind The Groove" (John Morales M+M Mix)

(60) Teena Marie - Behind... - YouTube

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Reply #3 posted 03/30/21 1:21pm

SoulAlive

I just ordered my copy biggrin I got the 2-CD set but it's also available on a 3-LP vinyl set.

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Reply #4 posted 03/30/21 1:26pm

SoulAlive

"I Need Your Lovin' (John Morales M+M mix)"

(60) Teena Marie - I Need... - YouTube

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Reply #5 posted 03/30/21 4:42pm

SoulAlive

These remixes are superb! John Morales doesn’t attempt to drastically change or deconstruct these songs.He uses the original studio tapes and thankfully,he doesn’t add too many “modern” beats and unnecessary elements.He keeps the original sound and feel of the original recordings....basically just slightly extending and “enhancing” the songs.

the perfect album for summer,y’all smile I really miss Teena but projects like this will help to keep her music alive.
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Reply #6 posted 03/30/21 7:58pm

kitbradley

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I looked at this. I’ll probably pass. I’m more interested in her Sony vault material and kind of surprised no one has bothered to issue any of it as part of expanded editions of those albums. confused
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Reply #7 posted 03/30/21 8:03pm

SoulAlive

I’d like to see them do more with her catalog.This project is a step in the right direction.Can’t wait to bump these remixes in my car wink
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Reply #8 posted 03/30/21 8:46pm

Margot

I have a sense Prince was influenced by her.

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Reply #9 posted 03/30/21 8:54pm

SoulAlive

Margot said:


I have a sense Prince was influenced by her.



It would have been so cool if they had collaborated on something.
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Reply #10 posted 03/31/21 12:24pm

SoulAlive

Who remembers the summer of ‘81 when “Square Biz” was one of the hottest,funkiest jams on the radio? biggrin a classic jam and she’s even rapping on it! She and Rick James were on fire during that time.
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Reply #11 posted 03/31/21 2:03pm

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Motown/Universal did a nice job issuing expanded editions and vault material from her Motown years. That "Rare Tee" collection is a must for her fans! Not sure why Sony has never shown a similar interest. I know there were some Japan reissues and David Nathan reissued most of her Sony albums with bonus tracks that are hardly considered rare. But no real effort on Sony's part to keep her legacy going.
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Reply #12 posted 03/31/21 4:26pm

SoulAlive

kitbradley said:

Motown/Universal did a nice job issuing expanded editions and vault material from her Motown years. That "Rare Tee" collection is a must for her fans!


I agree,that ‘Rare Tee’ compilation is amazing.

What do you think of these remixes? I’m very impressed with this new remix album.I plan to give it alot of spins this summer.
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Reply #13 posted 03/31/21 8:07pm

hardwork

The "Aladdin's Lamp" remix is really fantastic.

In the 1970s ours was a family that was deeply into Teena Marie.

I have come to terms with Prince dying but I am still to this day crushed by her passing.

[Edited 3/31/21 20:09pm]

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Reply #14 posted 03/31/21 8:08pm

hardwork

And furthermore that is THE perfect cover photo.

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Reply #15 posted 03/31/21 8:39pm

SoulAlive

hardwork said:

The "Aladdin's Lamp" remix is really fantastic.



Indeed! I like what Morales did with the slow songs,especially “Portuguese Love” and “Fire and Desire”.

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Reply #16 posted 03/31/21 11:17pm

SoulAlive

hardwork said:

The "Aladdin's Lamp" remix is really fantastic.



In the 1970s ours was a family that was deeply into Teena Marie.



I have come to terms with Prince dying but I am still to this day crushed by her passing.



Her death was a huge shock sad Teena was not only very talented but she was a hard worker,too.She was releasing new music regularly.Her posthumous album ‘Beautiful’ is one of her best.

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Reply #17 posted 04/01/21 1:02am

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

Who remembers the summer of ‘81 when “Square Biz” was one of the hottest,funkiest jams on the radio? biggrin a classic jam and she’s even rapping on it! She and Rick James were on fire during that time.



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Reply #18 posted 04/01/21 11:59am

SoulAlive

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Reply #19 posted 04/01/21 1:28pm

SoulAlive

John Morales reveals new Teena Marie remix album image

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Reply #20 posted 04/01/21 1:30pm

SoulAlive

be advised that the 3-LP vinyl set contains 12 tracks.If you want all 18 tracks,you will need to get the 2-CD set.

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Reply #21 posted 04/01/21 2:28pm

SoulAlive

hardwork said:

In the 1970s ours was a family that was deeply into Teena Marie.

the first time I heard Teena,it was "I Need Your Lovin" in 1980.I've been hooked ever since.

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Reply #22 posted 04/01/21 4:39pm

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:



hardwork said:


In the 1970s ours was a family that was deeply into Teena Marie.





the first time I heard Teena,it was "I Need Your Lovin" in 1980.I've been hooked ever since.



same here...i remember my best friend could play that Allen McGrier bassline note for note... "I Need Your Lovin" was my shit too...the hook with the ascending chords and accompanying horn riffs...that was a beautifully produced, arranged and engineered joint...timeless...Jill Jones (purple rain) sang background on that joint too, if im not mistaken
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Reply #23 posted 04/01/21 5:47pm

SoulAlive

RJOrion said:

SoulAlive said:



hardwork said:


In the 1970s ours was a family that was deeply into Teena Marie.





the first time I heard Teena,it was "I Need Your Lovin" in 1980.I've been hooked ever since.



same here...i remember my best friend could play that Allen McGrier bassline note for note... "I Need Your Lovin" was my shit too...the hook with the ascending chords and accompanying horn riffs...that was a beautifully produced, arranged and engineered joint...timeless...Jill Jones (purple rain) sang background on that joint too, if im not mistaken



I agree....”I Need Your Lovin” is an incredible,post-disco masterpiece.The breezy production,that delicious bassline,Teena’s vocals,the mesmerizing strings.....one of Teena’s finest moments!
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Reply #24 posted 04/01/21 6:39pm

hardwork

SoulAlive said:

hardwork said:

In the 1970s ours was a family that was deeply into Teena Marie.

the first time I heard Teena,it was "I Need Your Lovin" in 1980.I've been hooked ever since.

Well I should amend that to say in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Reply #25 posted 04/01/21 7:09pm

RJOrion

SoulAlive said:

RJOrion said:



same here...i remember my best friend could play that Allen McGrier bassline note for note... "I Need Your Lovin" was my shit too...the hook with the ascending chords and accompanying horn riffs...that was a beautifully produced, arranged and engineered joint...timeless...Jill Jones (purple rain) sang background on that joint too, if im not mistaken



I agree....”I Need Your Lovin” is an incredible,post-disco masterpiece.The breezy production,that delicious bassline,Teena’s vocals,the mesmerizing strings.....one of Teena’s finest moments!



im playing it right now...i never really noticed the strings before, but now that you mention it, WOW...
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Reply #26 posted 04/02/21 2:41pm

SoulAlive

It arrived today biggrin I love importcds.They ship fast!

anyway....this is my weekend soundtrack,lol


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Reply #27 posted 04/03/21 10:37am

hardwork

SoulAlive said:

It arrived today biggrin I love importcds.They ship fast! anyway....this is my weekend soundtrack,lol .. [Edited 4/2/21 14:42pm]

Bought one for my Dad he is listening to it right now and loves it. Man, I would pay top dollar to get a crisp new poster of that front cover!

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Reply #28 posted 04/03/21 5:15pm

SoulAlive

hardwork said:


Bought one for my Dad he is listening to it right now and loves it. Man, I would pay top dollar to get a crisp new poster of that front cover!



I am really enjoying this CD
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Reply #29 posted 04/04/21 6:45am

uPtoWnNY

SoulAlive said:

Who remembers the summer of ‘81 when “Square Biz” was one of the hottest,funkiest jams on the radio? biggrin a classic jam and she’s even rapping on it! She and Rick James were on fire during that time.

Are u kidding me????? Man, I wore OUT "It Must Be Magic" & "Street Songs" during that magical Summer of 1981! Here in NYC, WBLS, KISS & WKTU were ON FIRE with all the hot summer jams (remember, Luther's 'Never too Much' had just come out).

Lady Tee had more soul in her pinky than any of today's so-called R&B "artists". She would definitely be invited to the family barbecue.

Teena Marie (and Patrice Rushen) are definitely underrated, and don't get the credit they deserve.

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