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brickhousesupporter
Jul 10th, 2002, 01:30 PM
:wavey: Hi rightous
I will check that song out

Richie77
Jul 10th, 2002, 09:52 PM
Hi Brickhouse :wavey:

I got Res' CD a few weeks ago. It's pretty good...the album is mostly (except for a couple of songs) positive-sounding, very hip without being trendy. I recommend it.

Richie77
Jul 10th, 2002, 09:53 PM
Oh, by the way, I noticed that this thread has passed 500 posts. Congratulations!

brickhousesupporter
Jul 10th, 2002, 11:50 PM
Thanks Indie Richie for the info. I will definitely go online and take a listen

BCP
Jul 11th, 2002, 09:29 AM
Hey everyone, how's things? All this talk about Res.....I am dying to check out now.

Mark, I thought you were staying in Sydney, not Melbourne. Whichever city you go to, I hope you have heaps of fun. How long are you in Asutralia for, an d do you plan to travel around the country?

Ironically, I'm heading off to London in mid- August for at least 2 years. Weird hey!

Beige
Jul 11th, 2002, 11:58 AM
Congrats on 500 posts guys n' gals! ;) (we'll never catch the flemish connection but then again we have lives, smirk)

Brick and co. too bad you guys won't be in NYC this weekend for the FREE concert:

http://gs.cdnow.com/graphics/COVERART/local/L/72/79/00397279.jpg

JULY 13, SAT @ 3:00 PM

RES

Joi & Raphael Saadiq

Cody ChesnuTT

RES is one of R&B and pop’s edgy new female chart climbers and a genre-crossing, self-assured musical miracle. Together, Joi and Raphael Saadiq comprise two thirds of the former Lucy Pearl. Raphael is a big time producer/songwriter who has worked with the likes of D’Angelo, The Roots, Q-Tip and many others. Joi is a proprietor of contemporary urban soul. Her latest critically acclaimed CD is "Star Kitty’s Revenge."/ Guitarist and singer Cody ChesnuTT brings his sweet 60’s soul, staggering rock, southern hip-hop and Prince influenced eclecticism to SummerStage.

"Genre-crossing" is the operative word for Res, who as I said earlier, opened for Alanis Morissette this summer.

Also, Raphael Saadiq is formerly the lead singer of Toni Tony Tone.

P.S. Brick, Res' Brownstone groupmate Kina (pic is below) tried the female Lenny Kravitz thing back in '00 but despite critical acclaim failed to garner radio success. Better luck to Res!

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brickhousesupporter
Jul 11th, 2002, 12:04 PM
Res was part of Brownstone, I did not know that I knew that Kina was part of Brownstone, and I really like the one song that she came out with "Girl from the gutter." This is really strange. Two girls from the same group try to go in a completely different direction musically. I too hope she can garner more success.

Beige
Jul 11th, 2002, 12:14 PM
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July 31, 2001
She comes from Philly; she sings soul; and the title of her album is a somewhat self-proclaiming (a la Macy Gray, Jill Scott) How I Do, but Res (pronounced Reese) is not hanging on any coattails or jumping on the neo-soul bandwagon. How I Do is a stunningly refreshing debut, filled with the kind of urban tracks that throw the genre for a loop.

Instrumentation, samples, and arrangements are innovative and genre expansive: Unusually, the trip-hop-styled love song "Tsunami" incorporates banjo sounds, and the deep funk swagger of "Let Love" samples the Cure's "Other Voices."
Vocally, too, Res is as likely to tune into a Stevie Nicks-esque, sultry rock/soul vibe in "They-Say Vision" as to summon Dido's light, sweet lyrical sense with "Too Mile Situation." The tuneful, hip-hop-flavored "The Hustler" is the disc's most straight-ahead moment, and on it, as on everything here, Res is an eclectic delight.

05/15/2002
RES Press Quotes

"Like Chrissie Hynde, RES' voice is more unique and emotionally direct than big and operatic, a perfect fit for the rock-sould sounds behind her."
- Rolling Stone

"In the class of 2001, RES is voted most versatile."
-Entertainment Weekly

"RES creates a set of pop-R&B that's limitless and intoxicating."
-Request

"The Philadelphian singer has appeared on albums by rappers GZA and Talib Kweli & Hi Tek, but she hardly limits herself to hip-hop or R&B or anything else. Instead she concocts a simmering stew of those genres, along with reggae, alternative rock, jazz, folk and drum 'n' bass, to find a sound that is all her own.
-USA Today

"RES achieves a cohesive and truly innovative sound that rushes at you from the moment you press PLAY."
-Time Out NY

"It's nearly impossible not to be captivated by her sound."
- Pulse! (Tower Records Music Monthly)

"RES' commitment to her personal muse is commendable."
-Village Voice

"RES is another talent added to the list of Philly-bred artists who have much to offer the present day world of music - leaving one to question if there's musical magic in Illadelphia's water."
-The Source

"The soulful confidence of How I Do heralds the debut of an artist ready to make her own mark."
-Marie Claire

"This is forward-thinking limitless music and shimmers as a small gem worth picking up."
-XXL Magazine

"Her voice is like honey - sweet, smooth and golden."
-DMA

"A first record doens't get more stellar than this"
-UR Chicago

Richie77
Jul 11th, 2002, 09:28 PM
Instrumentation, samples, and arrangements are innovative and genre expansive: Unusually, the trip-hop-styled love song "Tsunami" incorporates banjo sounds, and the deep funk swagger of "Let Love" samples the Cure's "Other Voices."
Vocally, too, Res is as likely to tune into a Stevie Nicks-esque, sultry rock/soul vibe in "They-Say Vision" as to summon Dido's light, sweet lyrical sense with "Too Mile Situation." The tuneful, hip-hop-flavored "The Hustler" is the disc's most straight-ahead moment, and on it, as on everything here, Res is an eclectic delight.

That's what I thought when I first heard "They-Say Vision..." whoever this is sounds like Stevie Nicks.
And I didn't know she was part of Brownstone...who I thought had way too brief a career.

BCP
Jul 11th, 2002, 10:22 PM
Hey Beige:wavey: Welcome back to the board!:bounce:

Thanks for all the info on Res. I will certainly keep a look out for her album, and give it a try. This is the first summer that I will not be in NY for 3 years:( . I miss those free concerts in Central Park.

Have you guys heard of a new UK artist called Shaun Escoffrey? Look out for him, his secomnd single Days Like This is set for release. His voice reminds me of Seal, but his records are much much better........:)

Sean
Jul 11th, 2002, 10:33 PM
Res is really cool. Like her stuff.

Different is cool. Tell that to ja Rule and co.

P Diddy - is all bout the money, but he's shit and that money that has been wasted on his tired ass could've come to me!

Beige
Jul 12th, 2002, 11:33 AM
Hey BCP! :wavey: :kiss:

The line-up for the CP concerts isn't as good this year (as in years past); there are too many benefits and not enough free ones.

While I was in Rome, I got to see videos for Cassius featuring Jocelyn Brown (forget the tune's name) but great seeing the dance diva again. Also, finally saw Ms. Dynamite, and sorry guys, much ado about nothing, in my humble opinion. She just came across like a "biter" (stealing other people's styles) and just unoriginal. I rolled my eyes at Ms. D rhyming in the middle of some London projects trying to give that inner city American ghetto vibe. lol

P.S. George Michael is such a troll with his new video.

BCP
Jul 13th, 2002, 11:22 AM
hey Beige, I'm very jealous of you. Hope you had a great trip. LOVE Jocelyn. I didn't realise she had done a record with Cassius. Did you check out any other stuff?

I bet you would have heard a lot of that horrible euro-house records.

BTW there are new Joey Negro mixes of the India record "Backfired", which is really good.

I have rediscovered my Hindsight album. Beige, were you ever into Hindsight? Remember Walking Tall, Heaven's Just a breath away, Stand Up, and their version of Lowdown?.......excellent stuff:)

BTW Beige, your girls are on top of the world at the moment.......

rightous
Jul 16th, 2002, 01:46 PM
lol @ Gee Man so you didn't dig the whole shell-suit thang, it was a just a little manufactured, and the gang members rolling up in a Renault, not very street!!!!!lol Bro' are you just back form Italy, what did ya think!!!!

BCP I thought you were for Sydney:o Anyways I leave Eire on 1st September, we are staying for 2 weeks in LA and fly into Sydney on the 16th, we are staying for like 6 months and travelling up the Golden Coast for a while, I so can't wait, and also I have like no money.

Btw Why isn't the Goddness that is Christina Milian BIG in the USA, Beige bro' get it sorted, that girl is honey!!!! And Ashansti is single handingly the most annyoing woman on the planet.

Beige
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by rightous
lol @ Gee Man so you didn't dig the whole shell-suit thang, it was a just a little manufactured, and the gang members rolling up in a Renault, not very street!!!!!lol Bro' are you just back form Italy, what did ya think!!!!

BCP I thought you were for Sydney:o Anyways I leave Eire on 1st September, we are staying for 2 weeks in LA and fly into Sydney on the 16th, we are staying for like 6 months and travelling up the Golden Coast for a while, I so can't wait, and also I have like no money.

Btw Why isn't the Goddness that is Christina Milian BIG in the USA, Beige bro' get it sorted, that girl is honey!!!! And Ashansti is single handingly the most annyoing woman on the planet.

Rightous, ciao! ;) Got back last week. Great trip-- split time between Roma and Toscana. Saw videos in Rome hotel and thought of you, Keesh, Ty (I don't have cable so no access to any music vids).

Christina Milian seems to be doing okay abroad. She had a tarck with Ja Rule that went nowhere. She's a hottie but I don'tknow her music at all.

Don't worry about Ashanti; her 15 minutes will be up soon enough.

BCP, no time to check out Italian music scene though I gathered by sounds of streets that they're stillinto that Eiffel 65 sound (read: that horrible hard house/Euro sound, lol). :rolleyes:

Sorry, dude, Hindsight doesn't sound familiar and I ahven't heard Shaun's song yet. :o

Kisha
Jul 17th, 2002, 10:37 PM
heu guys:wavey:

i'm so loving the new Mary J:) I love her smile and her new breezy image, and damn, she's looking hot:) :) :) :)

guys, i know its an old song, but do any of you know where i can find the lyrics to Adam F and lil mo?
i cant find them anywhere:mad: :mad:

thanks guys:) :)

BCP
Jul 18th, 2002, 01:39 AM
Brits, Shaun escoffrey has a new single out in the UK called days Like This. loook out for it. BTW he's:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

I see Mary Mary have a brand new record out. Has anyone heard it?

Marky, have a great time. the good thing is that you don't need a lot of money to have a great time in Australia. BTW, it the Gold Coast, not the Golden Coast!;)

How long are you going travelling for?

BCP
Jul 18th, 2002, 07:01 AM
Kisha, is the new Mary J you are referring to "No more drama?"

I think that Family Affair is her best work. On the strength of that single, I bought the second single (which I was OVER in about a day). I've never really been able to get into Mary J unfortunately................

Kisha
Jul 18th, 2002, 09:23 PM
yeah, im talking about the No More Drama album, but i was watching the Ja and Mary video and she was looking so good.

Mary, seems to have let the past sleep and she seems better for it.

there was a great article on her, where she said shes at peace with herself ans shes found god:)

I have always dug Mary's style, shes deffinately an idol for me:)

BCP
Jul 18th, 2002, 10:30 PM
Cool.:)

Has anyone heard the new Me'Shell D....(I can never spell her name) album. It's getting rave reviews, and I am thinking of buying it..........

BCP
Jul 19th, 2002, 12:08 AM
BTW, my b/f got his hands on the brand new Massive Attack single. It's awesome. Very in the Massive Attack mode, but also very different as well.......

Jordan.
Jul 19th, 2002, 12:10 AM
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:angel:

BCP
Jul 19th, 2002, 12:12 AM
Who's that Jordan?

Jordan.
Jul 19th, 2002, 12:16 AM
Amerie :wavey: :)

BCP
Jul 19th, 2002, 12:25 AM
Can you tell me a little bit about her? She's looks interesting.

Jordan.
Jul 19th, 2002, 01:03 AM
ummmmm....she reminds alot of people of Aaliyah (her fan base is consisted of ALOT of Aaliyah fans) Same kinda music as Aaliyah.Beautiful.Shes not hip-hop,shes real mellow music.Shes great. :)

http://forums.sonymusic.com/forum.jsp?forum=436

theres her forum ;)

Richie77
Jul 19th, 2002, 03:00 AM
Mary J.: I like her, too. Ever since she came out with "Real Love" back in 1992.

If Amarie is like Aaliyah, then I'll probably like her.

Speaking of Aaliyah, I read that the pilot that crashed her plane last summer had been drinking alcohol and had used cocaine right before that happened. Awful.

BCP
Jul 19th, 2002, 04:03 AM
Thanks Jordan!:)

Beige
Jul 19th, 2002, 12:20 PM
I really like Amerie's single, "Why Don't We FallIn Love" and Amerie herself. She was interviewed on my local station back in May and was delightfully cool.It pissed me off that on the radio station's website, listeners posted that Amerie "spoke like a white girl"! Uneducated ghetto jerks! :fiery: Anyway Amerie is half black, half Korean and speaks Korean which she demonstrated on the air. Zvonareva, I don't like the comparison to Aaliyah because Amerie has a mature voice and sound. She's not teenybopperish at all. I'd compare her more to Deborah Cox and Tamia. Rightous and Keesh, you guys might like her; she's definitely on the R&B tip and not so pop crossover like Whitney, Brandy, etc.

Jordan.
Jul 19th, 2002, 05:06 PM
well said Beige :bounce: :)

BCP
Jul 21st, 2002, 11:33 PM
Beige, I totally agree with you about sterotypes re: any group of people. It's really annoying!

Beige
Jul 31st, 2002, 04:37 PM
Exactly, BCP. That's why I get annoyed with Janet Jackson (take note, G-Ha, wink per past thread) when she puts on "sistuh girl" airs. It's not her (she grew up in a mansion on estate) so why bother doing it. People can still have pride in their race, religion, nationality, etc without having to pass some test of authenticity, if you will.


But I digress, blush...

BCP, I was at Starlight on Avenue A (formerly Velvet, maybe you know it) last night and the dj played a remix of Brandy's song "Full Moon" that was sample of Zhane's "Hey Mister DJ". Have you guys heard the remix? It is sweet! Sometimes these remixes (using an old school song) are a total flop but NOT this one! Keesh and Mark, you guys me get your respective grooves on to it. :)

BCP
Aug 1st, 2002, 12:40 AM
Beige...AWESOME! I haven't been to any of the clubs in Alphabet city. I'll have to get some pointer from you for my next visit to NY. I was very pleasantly surprised with the material that I have heard from Brandy. I heard a great remix of that track done by Mood II Swing I think. It was really good.

The DJ obviously put the accapella of the Brandy track over a dub of Hey DJ Beige? Or is there a bootleg out?

Beige, you'll like this. I bought the CD of Roberta Flack's greatest hits. so many wonderful tracks (except of a MOR period with Peabo Bryson in the mid 80's!).

The CD finished with my all time fave Roberta track....Steve Silk's Hurley's mix of Uh Uh Na Na here it comes- awesome "jack your body house":)

I know, I know....SOOOOOOOO GAY!:p ;)

Is Janet working on a new album?

BCP
Aug 2nd, 2002, 12:29 AM
Here's an interesting article in the Village Voice re: the men of soul. I own the Omar and Angie Stone remanke of "Be thankful" which is awesome, but would be very interested to hear the Omar and Erykah Badu version.

Anyway, here's the article:

Neo-Soul Men Take the Emery Board to Their Heroes
No Jagged Edges
by Tony Green
July 31 - August 6, 2002



Here's one for the ages: Post-millennial female soul singers are (a) bold, assertive, and bodacious sistaaaaahs with chops and attitude to spare, or simply (b) self-confident, talented women who compare favorably to a crop of male singers who often sound like they're still breast-feeding?
A crude breakdown, sure—obviously, no one could accuse grits-and-gravy Cee-Lo of wrapping himself in an amniotic sac, but no one could level that charge at butterscotch-mousse Raphael Saadiq either. And there's plenty to enjoy in the analog-inspired crooning of the new generation of Donny Hathaway devotees (their notion of soul singing requiring more than grafting some post-R. Kelly emoting to a Neptunes-inspired Triton keyboard groove, for one).

But modern soul singers can't just claim brownie points for not being Jagged Edge, at least not anymore. And while male singers have done their homework, the memories and styles they evoke are often selective, focusing on their influences' more palatable concoctions. The Prince who sang "Adore" is more likely to get referenced than the Prince who sang "Let's Go Crazy" or "Kiss" (let alone "I Wonder U"). Ditto for the part of the Isley Brothers' catalog that includes the Hendrixian "Climbing the Ladder" or "Live It Up." Call me a spoilsport—or at least someone who can't wait for the Andre 3000 disc—but too much modern male soul is threatening to turn into a sweat-free, no-ass-kick zone.

Glenn Lewis's soul masters thesis World Outside My Window (Sony) covers that part of the Stevie catechism that includes sultry intoxicants like "Creepin'" and "Superwoman," leaving stompers like "Superstition," "Higher Ground," and Rufus's "Tell Me Something Good" for another ambitious postgrad. But considering the level of Lewis's songwriting and vocal abilities, it's more a quibble than an objection. Overexposed though it is, the soaringly delicate single "Don't You Forget It" still fires up your neurotransmitters, as do the acoustic-guitar spiced "Something to See" and "This Is Love." And the gently propulsive "One More Day" shows that Lewis can get your head to bobbing when he wants. But it's not enough to get your juices flowing. Lewis prefers to stay on the understated side of things. Even as he winds into pulsating sonic blankets like "Is It True" and the disc-ending "Your Song (For You)," you can't help but wonder how much better the album would have been with a wicked funk change-up or slider—Eric Benet's debut had the souladelic "Breaking Chains" as well as Sly's "If You Want Me to Stay"; Rahsaan Patterson came Bootsy-ish nasty leading off his debut album with "Stop By." Even the smoothest puree benefits from a couple of raw chunks now and again.

British phenom Omar, meanwhile, has always he had triathlon range, which makes his inability to crack U.S. consciousness even more puzzling (I mean, Craig David?). Listening to his latest, Best by Far (Sony International import), released last year, you're reminded of why his 1994 debut, For Pleasure (which featured one of the few post-Wonder soul ballads worthy of the title "Little Boy"), trumped D'Angelo's Brown Sugar in many cognoscenti's soul-savior sweepstakes. He shares Lewis's fondness for Stevie, but keeps it under control. And when he does, he explores the concepts rather than imitating the results—the push-pulling title track and the Rio-smoky "Essensual" draw from the same Afro-Latin stream that nourished Wonder tunes like "Bird of Beauty" and "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing." But Omar adds enough of his own shit—obese acoustic bass, prodding keyboards, and his own deadly sense of rhythm—to make them more than mere homages. And despite his penchant for sweeteners like strings and flutes, he is funkier than hell too. The disc-opening "I Guess" swaggers onto your headphones like Truck Turner (the Isaac Hayes version, not the metal band), while his reworking of "Be Thankful" (featuring Angie Stone on one mix and Erykah Badu on the other) makes clear that being smooth doesn't mean that you can't have hair on your balls.

If you get the impression that Omar is big underrated, you get the door prize. But don't feel so bad for him. Long after lesser talents have degenerated into Fender Rhodes-playing lurve men (second question for the ages: Who will be the Freddie Jackson of the 2K era?), he'll still be bringing it with can't-stop, won't-stop intensity. Intensity is one thing that Remy Shand's The Way I Feel (Universal) could use more of. Cast as a white soul wunderkind in the mold of Jamiroquai's Jason Kay or the more impressive if less visible Lewis Taylor, Shand deals in lightly bouncing, vaguely soul-fusiony tapestries that genuflect to Messrs. Mayfield, Gaye, et al. By repackaged soul standards, Shand does pretty well, even if his preciously delicate vocals make you want to send him a care package of solid foods. Singing, composing, and playing several instruments, he proves himself more than adequate, adding gritty organ and keyboards to "Colour of the Day" and "Take a Message," weighing in with an appropriately Ernie Isley-ish guitar turn on "Everlasting." Taken individually, tunes like "I Met Your Mercy" do the do with some left over.

But lacking Omar's overwhelming muse and Lewis's songwriting flair, Shand's chill-out vibe starts to wear thin midway through the disc. Songs like "The Second One" and "Rocksteady" end up little more than well-done tributes to Marvin and Al, respectively.

Whether this is a serious demerit depends on how long Shand plans on staying around. If he doesn't suffer any serious setbacks, folks will eventually get tired of calling him a derivative craftsman and learn to love the bomb (lowercase emphasized). Hey, it worked for Lenny Kravitz. Besides, soul goes better with plush leather interiors and power steering. Not to mention a sun-roof top.

Richie77
Aug 2nd, 2002, 05:30 AM
Nice article, BCP, thanks.

One thing that has driven me nuts (not in a good way!) about late 90's R&B is the fact that so many male singers over-emote! Example: Allure's cover of "All Cried Out" five years ago. The ladies of Allure sang okay, but guest vocalists 112 wailed and whined so much I wondered if they were either a) having a nervous breakdown, b) ate something really bad for dinner or c)both.

Fortunately, we seem to be getting away from that now, at least in R&B. Unfortunately, quite a few boy bands are doing it, such as N'Sync...and I think you already know what my opinion will be when it comes to their vocalizing. :p ;)

rightous
Aug 2nd, 2002, 12:25 PM
I loved Allure's 'All Cried Out' and the version without 112 is SO much better. BCP big shout out for the article, its quite puzzling the lack of UK cross-over in the States, Sade is BIG, Dido is, Craig David don't get me started, Its strange Gee Man and fellow Amercians is there a stigma with British artists in the States, or is this the lack of airplay, like you have to spend alot of time covering the whole country, expect of course if ur Kylie(BCP had to get her in there for ya!!!lol).

Beige
Aug 2nd, 2002, 12:55 PM
Marky and friends, the problem is that with American radio in general, there are only about 18-20 songs on a station's playlist at any given quarter during the year so it doesn't leave much room for variation. :( My local R&B station has what they call "The Pick of the Day" and that's when they play a song off list and that's how I first heard Craig David, Remy Shand and Glenn Lewis.

BCP, yup, Brandy's "Full Moon" vocals are played to the tune of Zhane's "Hey Mr. DJ" and works beautifully. As for Janet,who's busy boinking Justin Timberlake, :rolleyes: , she doesn't relase albums that often so don't expect anything for a 3 years other than guest star cuts.

Beige
Aug 12th, 2002, 01:15 PM
BCP, "Losing My Mind" by Liza Minelli and the Pet Shop Boys?! Remember??? LOL I saw the video while in New Orleans at a gay bar and LMAO!! Liza was trying so hard to be "cool". :rolleyes:

Rightous and Keesh, what do you guys know about Kimara Lovelace who I assumed was from the UK? I saw her video for "Circles" and Kimara did a good job remaking the old school classic. Rightous, I saw Christina Milian's "Am to PM" video finally and can you spell W-A-N-N-A-B-E?! Lol She tried so hard to be a combo of Britney and J. Lo. :rolleyes: Christina hosts some show on MTV at the moment and she's lousy at emceeing. :p But then again, Marky, your interests in Ms. Milian lie elsewhere. ;)

rightous
Aug 12th, 2002, 02:04 PM
Gee Man you so got me there, I wanna lie anywhere with Ms Milian, her last single 'When You Look At Me' was bigger in Europe than 'AM to PM' which was abig hit and the video to her second single is so much better, shorter shirts and tighter tops!!!!lol

I have never heard of Kimara Lovelace sorry, but I'll check around to see if I can hear some of her stuff.

Jessica02
Aug 12th, 2002, 08:50 PM
:wavey: :wavey: sup guys?

Its been a while. Too long!

I unfortunately have a laziness disorder and i cant be arsed to read all the pages i missed so I'll just respond to stuff on this page. :D

Am I the only one who's not a fan of Brandy's new stuff. I prefer her old album the tunes were much more original.

Christina Millian - LMAO If she can make it as a singer i can. Except shes very pretty and appeals to little girls who want to be like her and straight men. Everyone else thank goodness can see that shes talentless. Am I being too kind? :p

Im being mean today arent i? :p

I'll be nice then now :D

Im lovin the Neptunes work at the minute N.E.R.D are so talented
and are making N-sync and britney sound good. Mark - did u watch the lick special on them?

Res is so good, and I LOVE truth Hurts. Addictive is the best tune I've heard in a while. :D

What is with the covers and the samples? Almost every r&B tune out now was out 10-15 years ago instead now they have put pretty people out to sing it and it becomes a sucess :rolleyes:

Does anyone know more about the guy Musiq? ive only heard one track of his and he seems really talented.

Richie77
Aug 13th, 2002, 03:10 AM
I heard "AM to PM" a loooong time ago (10 months), and have only heard it one other time since! It was okay...not original, though, and a little too fluffy.

Musiq is a pretty good singer. I don't have any of his albums, but I've heard his songs quite a few times. They ain't bad.

BCP
Sep 1st, 2002, 03:36 PM
Hey guys,

How's things? I've finally relocated to London, and have not been able to post for ages. Hope you guys are all well. I've had a ball going to second hand record shops, and picking up records that I missed out on in the early 90's.

Really into Sugarbabes at the moment. However, the English have a ferocious appetite for crap boy/girl pop bands, and Gareth Gates...UUUURRRRGGGGGGGH!

What's news?

Richie77
Sep 2nd, 2002, 02:45 AM
Hi BCP :wavey:

Things are fine, although I haven't been able to buy any new CDs for awhile. :(
The next time you're in a record shop (second-hand or otherwise), try to find Keiko Matsui's "Sapphire." I heard a song from that CD on the radio a few days ago, and it reminded me of how great she is.

On another topic: Do you know who Paulinho Da Costa is?

BCP
Sep 18th, 2002, 10:55 AM
Hey Indy Richie:wavey: I don't know the artists you have mentioned, but i will keep an eye out. i am very excited to be going to see Carleen Anderson perform at the Jazz Cafe this week. I look foreward to hearing her sing some Young Disciples tunes as well as her solo stuff.

BTW, I heard this board has been down, maybe indefinitely.....it looks ok to me........

Richie77
Sep 19th, 2002, 04:33 AM
BCP :wavey: Have fun!

Do you have Norah Jones' CD (Come Away With Me)? It is EXCELLENT!

rightous
Sep 19th, 2002, 08:17 AM
Hey ever1 I'm in the sunny land of Oz, Sydney to be exact so I haven't been able to post. BCP I'm with you on the whole Sugababes front, there new stuff is kickin' and Round, Round is just one of the most infectous chorus' I have ever heard.

Aden I hope you enjoy Carleen I'm very jelaous she's way cool, and Indy Norah's voice is amazing, very jazzy and has a very earthy feel to it.

BCP
Sep 20th, 2002, 01:17 PM
Hey Mark!!!! Great to hear from you. Are you enjoying Sydney? What have you been up to?

BTW, Carleen was incredible. She performed some stuff off her new album, anbd did some old songs from her Young Disciples days. She also did an unbelievable cover of Oasis's "Don't look back in anger" which brought the house down.

BTW, I can't believe Holly Valance has moved to the UK. I moved here to get away from her!

rightous
Oct 15th, 2002, 06:21 AM
Sydney is kickin' enjoying the clubs and the laid back and chilled atmosphere. Carleen souns pretty cool, I've always been a fan, Aden bro' have you been taken over with the whole MS Dynamite explosion, any opinions????????

Also album of the Minute NERD's in search of.....get it cos it rocks the house????

Aden r u enjoying London, what have yo been up to???

BCP
Oct 15th, 2002, 08:52 PM
Hey Mark,

Great to hear from you, and glad to hear that you are enjoying yourself in Sydney!:) You must be engulfed in the news about Bali....look after yourself on your travels.

We must be the last 2 left standing in this thread.........

I'm doing ok in London, though the weather has turned nasty.

Re: Miss Dynamite. I love her! Not only is she a great artist, but she is such a delightful interviewee. I never knew she came from the So Solid Crew....oh well, can't hold that against her!;)

On the music front, I'm looking forward to the Shuan Escoffrey album. The single "Days like this" did well here, and is brilliant. I must also admist that I'm a sucker for nelly's "Hot in here", which is my fave hip hop record since de la Soul's "No good".

Where is Jessica? I bet she is looking forward to hearing the new Mariah material.....I certainly am, and I'm not even a big fan!

The new whitney single didn't make me gag as much as I thought it would, and I am hanging out to hear what TLC are going to come up with.

Anyway enjoy your time in Sydney, and keep in touch bro....

G-Ha
Oct 15th, 2002, 09:01 PM
OMG! BCP, I'm appalled that you like "Hot in Herre"! Now we're even for me liking Kylie's "Love at First Sight"! :p

Richie77
Oct 16th, 2002, 07:09 AM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

No new music to report, but I do hope everyone is finding songs to dance to :)

Williams Rulez
Oct 16th, 2002, 10:01 AM
Hehe... TLC's new single absolutely rocks! You've got to listen to it... :D

BCP
Oct 16th, 2002, 10:00 PM
G-Ha, don't be so cheeky. Hot in here rocks! I especially love the Maximum Risk mix. You will be pleased to know that Kylie's younger sister Dani has a new record produced by Roger Sanchez called "put the needle on it", and it's as appalling as you imagine. She also looks awful...bet she regrets all that plastic surgery!

WilliamzRulez...thanks for the link! It;s awesome. Look forward to the album. Have you seen the video?

Indy Richie....howdy buddy.

Good to see some posters still checking in.

Have any of you heard the new India Arie album. What's it like?

G-Ha
Oct 16th, 2002, 10:30 PM
I'm sorry, I just can't stand that song. It's on the radio every 5 minutes...for months now! Next you're going to tell me you like "Dilemma" by Nelly and Kelly! Please say it isn't so...

BCP
Oct 17th, 2002, 09:50 AM
No, I agree with you on both Nelly/Kelly records....yuck. I think Hot in here will be a flash in the pan for Nelly.

Williams Rulez
Oct 17th, 2002, 02:13 PM
Well, Arista is doing a shit job of promoting TLC... they've got no video filmed. This is the crap schedule they have:

21 Oct Radio Release of Girl Talk
4 Nov Commercial Release of Girl Talk
12 Nov Release of 3D album

The video is scheduled to be released after the release of the album and the date isn't even confirmed and you can tell that there hasn't been much going on promoting TLC. It is amazing that the single has leaked out and has debutted at 71 on the billboards. It is just ridiculous that Arista is doing such a bad job... :fiery:

BCP
Oct 17th, 2002, 09:05 PM
That's terrible:( Why would they neglect the biggest selling girl band ever? Maybe they have fallen out with the execs....there could be a change in record company coming, a la Michale Jackson and sony......

Williams Rulez
Oct 19th, 2002, 04:42 AM
10/18/02 Rumor has it TLC will be using a brand new technology on the 3D album called Bandlink. You can only get Bandlink if you buy the full album and pop it in your PC. It will give the fans a chance to connect to TLC and each other, to play the music, to chat, to see bios, lyrics, pics, to sync up and listen to music together... all with continually updated material! You don't even have to be connected to the internet for it to work, simply pop in the CD! Bandlink basically transforms the CD into a super-enhanced CD that is totally updateable at any given point or time. It is truly amazing and has never been done before. It really puts us closer and more involved with CD and with our girls.

10/18/02 Billboard Update: TLC "Girl Talk" debuts at #71 on this week's Billboard Hot 100, second highest debut of the week.

10/18/02 David Meyers is directing the new TLC video. It will be shot in Atlanta during the week of October 21. Meyers explained to LAUNCH his plans for the video. "It's just going to be worldwide. It's gonna be sexy. It's going to be a celebration of Lisa, and it's going to be upbeat, and fun." Meyers described how it felt to be selected to take on the group's first video without Lopes. "It's an incredible honor. It's an emotional choice that they made, and it's been emotional for me, so just trying to make sure that we have something that is emotional for the fans."

BTW, you can now download "3D" in the audio section, a great track! :D

rightous
Oct 19th, 2002, 07:27 AM
Nelly's songs are in MASSIVE overkill, they are like everywhere at the minute, but I have to admit there's nothing better than a little 'hot in Herre' to get the ol' body grooving on the dance floor.

Williams Rulez, TLC's last album was the same, they didn't shoot the video to 'No Scrubs' until after the song had been released and only a couple of days before the album's release. I haven't heard the song whats it like?????

Does anyone know the song, I think its by 112, and there a bit in the chorus that goes 'If your sexy and u know it chap your hands......' it sounds a bit like 'Peaches and Cream'.

Aden we are all heading out tonite, I think down around the Darling Harbour area and then onto a club, I think some hip hop R'n'B club so it should be good craic:) Where abouts in London are you headin to?????? Is your bf over with ya???

G-HA I think Aden beats on the own cred thing, c'mon Kylie (ok' ok I do like her but don't tell anyone;) )

Williams Rulez
Oct 19th, 2002, 10:53 AM
Well you could download it to hear what its like... there's a link in my signature... ;)

rightous
Oct 20th, 2002, 08:52 AM
Yeah I'm not the brightest of people but yeah I sorta notice it now its not like its in BIG writing or anything;)

BCP
Nov 6th, 2002, 06:42 PM
Hey guys, I haven't been in here a while. Mark, I hope that you're having fun in Sydney.

For those on the lookout for good albums, the shaun escoffrey album was finally released here in the UK, and it's incredible. I also got a copy of the new India Arie Album, and HATED it! I couldn't believe it.....Maybe I need to give it a few more listens.

I saw that erykah Badu has a new single out. Has anyone heard it? Please let me know what it's like.

For those in London, the Jazz Cafe has an incredible lineup in the next few months.

In the next couple of months, they will feature Me'shell N'degecello, JTQ, Lynden David Hall, Snowboy, Courtney Pine, Juliet Roberst, and Mica Paris. I never knew you had it so good until I got here.......

BTW. I HATE J-LO, but I really hate that Jenny on the block record. Who ever thought she was ever "street".
...purpleeeezzzzz

rightous
Nov 9th, 2002, 06:10 AM
lol @ Aden

Bro' I've seen people from the Kensington with more 'street' cred than J-LO that girl does my head in. Oh and Selwyn and Shayaka (Oz's R'n'B crew) what is the deal, although Shayaka's song 'Cindrella' is so bloody catchy and so VERY bad!!!!!!lol

I haven't bought at music for ages as I'm broke from travellign and stuff but I have a good job so hopefully go out and spend some of my hard earned pounds!!!!lol Oh and bro' its like Gay World in Sydney at the moment, I've never seen so many tight shirts in one place in my life!!!;)

Williams Rulez
Nov 9th, 2002, 06:25 AM
The new Xtina's album is a good offering, she is actually doing a little R&B here and there, and it is pretty good.

I got a chance to listen to the new Whitney and TLC album's cause they leaked. I must say, I'm looking forward to both! :D

Kisha
Nov 9th, 2002, 07:25 PM
Hey there guys! It's been to long since i visited this thread, so i have loads to comment on!;) :bounce:

Firstly i hope you guys are all doing good and having a fun life!!;)

I'm really feeling Monica's new tune! 'All Eyez On Me' is not recieving any backing over here. Very little air play and its never on tv either. No release date as of yet, i wouldnt be surprised if it didnt get a uk release. Poor Monica, Just Another Girl didnt get a UK release either, i think we may be seeing the last of her in the UK. I hope not though!

Missy is doing it here at the moment isnt she! Its amazing how she's blowing up! Did anyone catch Radio 1 the other day, i didnt but my bro says she's done a song for Aaliyah, as has Usher!

So who is pregnant? Rumours are that either J.LO, Mary J or Toni are pregnant. My money is on Mary - but i always back the wrong horse:sad:

Also, does anyone get Touch magazine? I'm really beginning to take a disliking to the magazine. The way they speak about Monica's issues are so rude. Its really a bitchy mag and its just gone down hill.

Following on from what Williams_Rulez said (:kiss: ) Xtina's new album is fantastic, and i'm so in love with Dirrty, its amazing - and he video is brill!

Watch out for Est'elle, she's gonna blow up soon! Her new album sounds ace, i really hope that you guys consider getting it!

As for Whitney... Do we think she's getting back into her groove?..

Anyway, have spoke for long enough!

see you all soon

Richie77
Nov 10th, 2002, 12:31 AM
Kisha :kiss:

I hope Whitney is getting things together...I have loved her for years and years and years! I've also been extremely worried about her lately :sad:

What is that magazine saying about Monica? I can't believe anyone would pick on her...I still think of her as that cute girl who sang "Don't Take It Personal" all those years ago.

As for who is pregnant - Mary might be a possibility, but I think Toni is the most likely candidate.

Williams Rulez
Nov 10th, 2002, 02:32 AM
All Eyez on Me has been abandoned... :o

I loved it, but apparently they are changing it to something else, "Too Hood" or something like this, can't remember it properly. Well, that song features someone who raps and it is ok. (lol, not very helpful am I? :o)

Ooo, TLC's album is coming out on the 12th, do get it you all! It is great! :hearts:

I wonder how Whitney's lawsuit is going along... hope she stays strong.

BCP
Nov 10th, 2002, 11:41 AM
Mark, Do I hear the sound of a swinging door;) :p Be careful bro, it's the gay games there at the moment. As for shayaka, they had this reeally annoying song which sort of went" stop calling me calling please stop stalking me stalking me"(!)....too awful for words. Selwyn is a bit too boy pop for me, but at least he's doing his own R&B thing in Aus which is at tough market for local R & B artists... anyway, glad to hear you are having fun.

Hey Kisha, I hear the Toni has a new single coming out, and it has been produced by the Neptunes. Let's hope that it is a sight better than the last album, which was, well let's say forgettable.

I actually don't mind the new Whitney single. I am not a big Whitney fan, but hpe that she gets her act together. The more inetersting thing to note is that Booby brown has teamed up with Ja Rule for his next single:rolleyes: . G-Ha, I know how you hate Murder Inc. I really hate ja Rule, but kinda like Ashanti. She has been in the UK promoting the release of Happy, and she's a great interviewee...really nice. G-Ha, be kind! At least I didn't like Kylie's Love at First Sight.....and I think her current single is even more awful!

The funny thing is that Mariah is also here at the moment doing some promotion leading up to the release of her new single. You know she is desperate to raise her profile here when she appears on things like Fame Academy, and has to relive "against All Odds" by performing it like with Westlife on Kid's TV:rolleyes: Poor Mariah:sad: I hope the comeback works.

Williamz Rulez, I saw a snippet of the video for Gril Talk. Its really good, but it's odd to just see Chilli and T-Boz without Lisa. The video has some aminmated bits, and they have drawn Lisa into the animated bits which is nice....am looking forward to the release ofd their new album. Even though I really like TLC, I think that their lead singles off new albums are always great, but the subsequent sinlges fall away slightly after that. The oexception was Crazy Sexy Cool, where I liked all first three singles equally.

Try andcheck out Miss Dynamite if you find her CD anywhere in the states. She's really fantastic...right from the soul.

As for Missy Elliot, I think that she's brilliant, and alsohas done great production work , but I can't get into her solo stuff. Kisha, check out the Shaun Esscoffrey album next time you're in HMV. You'll love it. Over and out guys..........

Williams Rulez
Nov 10th, 2002, 11:51 AM
BCP, Toni's new single is Hit the Freeway, I'm really not feeling it and it is unlike anything that she has ever done before.

Whitney's single in the UK is different from that released in the US, I think she released something that sounds better in the US. The single she released is 'One of Those Days'.

Hehe, don't worry about the singles off TLC album, this album is great, I think there can easily be 4 singles, all equally good... :)
I think they made a not so good choice in releasing Girl Talk as a single though... it is not excatly the best, but I think they did it cause of the rap from Lisa.

Miss Dynamite? I saw her CD the other day, but I didn't buy it... well I'm short of cash... ;)

Anyone bought the India.Arie CD? Is it good?

If 'Through the Rain' is anything to go by, Mariah's comeback in the US is not successful. It is doing real bad on the charts... I kinda feel sorry for her.

This is such a lovely thread, let's keep it alive! :hearts:

BCP
Nov 10th, 2002, 12:01 PM
Hey Williams Rulez, you might be able to down load some of Miss Dynamite's stuff off the net. I'll try and find you a link. I heard Mariah's new single, and didn't like it at all. I thought that Def Jam would start her relaunch with a mid-Tempo track reather than witha power ballad. Maybe something like Someday, or Honey, and them they could get David Morales to do club mixes so that it couyld hit the clubs. It's disappointing that they went with a ballad. I would be very interested to hear the Whitney US release. As for Toni, I really liked a the three single from her second album, especially when Frankie Knuckles took her in hand, but she has really hope she makes a go of it, as I hear that she was coming back from the brink of bankruptcy from a couple of years ago.............

caramel
Nov 10th, 2002, 12:09 PM
Erykah Badu :D She´s awesome! I went to see her live in concert and she was the best! "U got me" ft. The Roots and "Southern Girl" are my fav. songs.
Jill Scott and India Arie are great as well... I´ve got all of their albums. :p
My other R&B faves include Lauryn Hill , D´Angelo , Maxwell , Usher , Mary J. Blige , 112 and many more... :D

Williams Rulez
Nov 10th, 2002, 01:02 PM
Hehe, I like Usher too! :D

My other favs include, Janet, TLC, Whitney, Monica, Brandy, Ashanti, Xtina (yes, her new album is pretty R&B), Alicia Keys, Nelly and many more... :)

Richie77
Nov 11th, 2002, 05:11 AM
Hi everyone :wavey:

Kisha - I finally bought Brandy's "Full Moon." I haven't listened to the whole album yet, just a few songs:
Full Moon - love it :)
Can We? - like it :)
What About Us? - I like Brandy's part, but there's too many beats! It's hard to concentrate on the lyrics and music when you keep hearing all the different tones and speeds of drums!
But, at the same time, it's stuck in my head, so... :)

Williams Rulez
Nov 11th, 2002, 08:28 AM
I can't believe it, I went to the wrong CD store today, and wasted my time... they're only releasing TLC's album tomorrow... :fiery:

What a waste of time. I should of went to HMV... :sad:

BCP
Nov 11th, 2002, 04:52 PM
Williams Rulez, how annoying for you. Do you think the album will enter in the top 10 in the US?

Hey Caramel:wavey: Welcome to the thread. I also think that Jill Scott and Erykah Badu are awesome. I would also put Angie Stone in that group. I've never been a huge fan of Mary J Blige or Usher. Earlier in this thread I think Beige reported that Mary J has miffed that she was excluded from the neo-soul group of singers such as Jill, Angie, India, and Erykah!

I like Maxwdell, but was really disappointed in his last album.

hey IndyRichie:wavey:

BTW, where is Beige? Has he left for good?

Williams Rulez
Nov 12th, 2002, 03:32 AM
Well, I am expecting them to debut at number 1, which isn't asking too much. Their biggest competition will probably be Missy and Jay-z.

Jordan.
Nov 12th, 2002, 04:01 AM
Usher :drool: :lick: :hearts: :kiss: :D

Williams Rulez
Nov 12th, 2002, 04:10 AM
Well actually, I just realised something...

Jay-Z's album is a double CD, cuase it has 2 CDs and exceeds 100mins, so every album he sells is counted as 2 sold. It'll be tought for TLC to beat that...

So I think 2 would be where they'll end up, but I think 1 is possible still. I heard that many people have ripped Jay-Z's album already... :o

Richie77
Nov 12th, 2002, 04:28 AM
BCP, I don't know where Beige has gone! :confused:
It's too bad, because he always had such fun posts...even though he doesn't believe I'm 25. He think I'm a lot older :)

Jordan.
Nov 12th, 2002, 05:00 AM
:)

BCP
Nov 15th, 2002, 10:39 PM
The MTV European awards is on at the moment. It's all hideous, but highlight sare:

- Mel C is showing her face in public again. Good for her after all her troubles. She looks ok, but you can tell she's had a tough time of it

- I am reminded of the horror that was inflicted on us this year by Shakira

- I have decided that I hate Christina Aguilera more than Britney, but I can't stand Pink most of all

- P Diddy so doesn't do anything for me but annoys me.....

Other than that, it's great:rolleyes:

BCP
Nov 15th, 2002, 11:09 PM
OMG, they just had whitney on.....She looks awful, so skinny and drawn. I have never been a fan, but I feel really sorry for her. I hope she continues to try to get better. She can still belt out a tune though.................

Richie77
Nov 16th, 2002, 12:23 AM
Whitney :sad:

I only saw bits and pieces of the awards, and all I'm seeing is Eminem win everything.
BCP, what do you think about Eminem? I think he's talented, but I would never buy his album because I don't really like rap.

Williams Rulez
Nov 16th, 2002, 02:37 AM
Yeah, he is really talented... I respect him but I probably won't buy his album. I wouldn't want a pure rap album.

I got the Alicia Keys remix CD with unplugged performances (finally), and I must say i really think it is fabulous! :D

Anyone else got Missy's CD yet? :p

BCP
Nov 16th, 2002, 10:55 AM
IndyRichie, the jury's out on Eminem. I personally don't like his brand of rap, but I think he is a clever lyracist. Not sure how much of it he comes up with himself though!

Williams Rulez, a couple of the reviews that I have read about Missy's new album haven't been great, but Work it is really growing on me.............

Williams Rulez
Nov 16th, 2002, 11:41 AM
Really? The one I read in the papers gave it 5 out of 5! :eek:

Well, I kinda listened to Missy's album over the net, and I think it deserves 3.5-4 out of 5. It has very clever lyrics, and I think the most important thing is the message it brings across... (no it excludes Work It in that case... ;))

The single is great though, but whether you enjoy the rest of the album depends on your taste really.

BCP
Nov 17th, 2002, 10:24 AM
I just read a really great interview with Missy. She sure has her head screwed on the right way! She says that this latest album is her favourite by far. She also wantes to make a purely hip hop album which was fun and about having a good time.

She says " Coming up, hip-hop was all about dope rhytms and dope beats. Now it's like- I'm a run up in ya mom's house and I'm gonna shoot up everybody....... It should be about sneakers, fat laces, people dancing having a good time."

Missy, I couldn't agree more....respect to de la Soul, Jungle Brothers, Guru, A tribe called quest, and Queen Latifah.............

Williams Rulez
Nov 17th, 2002, 11:05 AM
Yeah, she sings a lot about that in her album too. She has this song about Aaliyah and Lisa, which she features TLC where she sings that we don't need another death before we stop this silly fighting. And she is also very blunt about how this an old school Hip-Hop record and that all the haters can go away... lol... :p

BCP
Dec 5th, 2002, 06:16 PM
Williams Rulez, I had a listen to the new Toni Braxton single, and I didn't mind it. Unfortunately it looks like it has bombed internationally.

I bought the Missy album, and really like it. Unfortunately, Alicia Keys really gets on my nerves. Q magazine this month named the top 100 albums of all time, and put her album ahead of Massive Attack's Blue Lines....NO WAY!

For house fans, and Stevie Wonder fans, Matthias Helibron has released a remake of Stevie Wonder's classic "That Girl" on Wave records this month..............

rightous
Dec 6th, 2002, 04:57 AM
The new Toni song I don't know if I like it or not, I do like the album cover if that helps!!!!!lol

I bought the Ms Dynamite album and its very innovative and different, she doesn't mind telling it like it is, and much respect to her for it, very good album.

Aden hows London, still liking it r ya???

BCP
Dec 6th, 2002, 04:37 PM
Hey Mark! Good to hear from you buddy!

Mark me down as a Miss Dynamite fan...she is also incrdedibly lovely- great persoanlity, and very good-looking.

This cold weather is getting me down a bit, and I am unemployed at the moment, so fingers crossed for me for the new year!

How's Sydney? Mind those bushfires!! Have you been to Byron Bay yet? You English backpackers always end up there! Actually, it's great there, especially in summer..........

BCP
Dec 17th, 2002, 01:41 PM
If there are any Massiva Attack fans out there, a new album is being released in the new year. Also Massive Attack are playing at the Brixton Academy in April...........

rightous
Dec 17th, 2002, 08:49 PM
Hey Aden, cool to see MA back in the fold, have you heard the Toni Braxton album yet, I think she has kicked the sexy husky numbers stright to the kerb!!!!!!!

BCP
Dec 18th, 2002, 04:13 PM
Hey Bud!

How are things going in Sydney? Must be enjoying the warm weather. A hot Christmas must be weird for you!

I've never bought any of Toni's albums. 80% of them seem to be drippy ballads. I have bought a few singles in the past, mostly for the Frankie Knuckles remixes...........

Richie77
Dec 19th, 2002, 12:29 AM
Hi everyone :wavey:

Is anybody here a fan of Natalie Cole? She has a new album out here in the States. It's first single, "Tell Me All About It," gets played a lot on the smooth jazz station here in Indpls.
I'm thinking about asking for this album for Christmas...now I have to find out what the title of the album is :)

BCP
Dec 19th, 2002, 02:48 PM
I'm no a big Natalie fan, though I recognise she's very talented. She sang with Diana (?) Krall (?) at the Royal Variety Performance here, and was really good.

It seems like she has drop the commercial R&B market, and gone back to jazz (?)

Richie77
Dec 20th, 2002, 12:25 AM
BCP, Natalie had a song out a couple years ago called "Snowfall on the Sahara," which was kind of new-age-pop.
I'm not sure if this foray into jazz is permanent, but she is definitely a better singer in that genre.

rightous
Dec 31st, 2002, 02:54 AM
Hey guys, Aden how was ur first christmas in London, bloody freezing I bet, what did u get up to:)

Looking forward to New Years in Sydney, should be pretty cool:)

What do u think of Justin T's new stuff, I hate to admit I like it, I know he's a bit of a Michael Jackson clone, but he's got somehting that no-one else around has. And also can I sent out a big funeral reef to two fallen divas, Mariah and Whitney, its been good but I think the boat is sinking, although Mariah shows more signs of survival.

rightous
Apr 2nd, 2005, 11:38 AM
Hey it seems Mariah is proving me right and is making a good comeback, and Whitney is in rehab again:)

Hey what do people think of John Legend, is he just trying to clone Stevie

Cariaoke
Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:09 PM
Mariah's cd is hot. Less of the breathy singing that's so irritating.

I think John Legend isn't trying to be Stevie and I don't think he sounds anything like Stevie. He couldn't be if he tried. But I love the cadence of his voice. He doesn't oversing. He does get "church" on you but it doesn't overpower his cd. It's a little gospel, a lot of old school soul but it remains relevant to his audience. I like it.

SilK
Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:40 PM
We're just ordinary people... we don't know which way to go! :sobbing:

SilK
Apr 2nd, 2005, 02:40 PM
this looks like a thread I might like! :yeah:

alexusjonesfan
Apr 2nd, 2005, 03:04 PM
did someone say house music?
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