Hold up….wait a minute! I can already feel the “backlash”, but as I sit here on my lunch break looking out my office window…while Groove Theory’s “Tell Me” blares out of my 4″ speakers that my Ipod is docked in (damn things sound maaad distorted)..one can’t help but get a little syrupy from time to time and enjoy an Old School R & B joint. While the following compilation may only be 16 tracks deep (most of the cuts run around the 4 minute mark on an 80 minute disc), it’s a pretty dope listen and kind of a spur of the moment assemblance of some of the R & B ish’ I’ve had sitting on my laptop here at work. So “sit back, relax, grab a glass of iced tea and enjoy the sunshine with the “R & B Edition”…-Eric
- “Livin In The Light” (remix)-Caron Wheeler…ohh, I picked up this single along with Masta Ace’s “Take A Look Around”, all I can remember is pumping this along with Ace’s “Music Man” back to back for a week straight!
- “I’ll Do For You”-Father MC…no matter how wack Father MC may have been, you had to love this along with “One Nite Stand” that also featured Mary J. Blige.
- “Don’t Walk Away”-Jade…kind of a toss up between this and “I Wanna’ Love You”…Buff 1 does a pretty smoove sample of this on his single “For U” off of his hyped “Pure” debut.
- “Let Me Be The One”-Intro…if you dl’ed their debut I posted a few weeks back you already know what’s up.
- “Right Here”(Human Nature Remix)….Classic!
- “Old Time’s Sake”-Sweet Sable….off of the “Above The Rim” OST…liked this enuff to buy her debut….wrong move!
- “You”-Monifah…I think this was poppin’ off around the same time Erykah Badu dropped “On & On”
- “Can’t You See”-Total f. Biggie…these chicks couldn’t harmonize to save their lives, but damn this sh*t knocked…Biggie’s verse was so Ill!
- “I Love You”-Mary J Blige…I always loved that piano loop sample..and Mary is…well…Mary.
- “Tell Me”-Groove Theory….another Classic plus it’s Bobbito’s favorite R & B joint ever.
- “Come When I Call”-Danny Boy….taken from the “Murder Was The Case” soundtrack, always liked dude but bein’ down with Suge Knight may have got the best of him.
- “Every Little Thing I Do”-Soul IV Real…C’mon man, it was 1995!!!!
- “Like This And Like That”-Monica f. Lil’ Malik…dropped as a single shortly after “Don’t Take It Personal”…Lil’ Malik’s verse is kinda’ niiiiice.
- “One For The Money”-Horace Brown…if you don’t feel like a pimp after hearing this….
- “Come See Me”-112 f. The Lost Boyz (Mr Cheeks)…my introduction to 112 was hearing this on an old DJ S & S mixtape somewhere around 1995
- “Cool Relax”-Jon B…a somewhat “newer” addition….Tribe’s Ali Shaheed Muhammed provides Jon B with the perfect back drop for a smooth summer joint.