Near the end of the 80’s and on into the 90’s, that which we call New Jack Swing was
in full effect. My mission given to me by some of my friends from around the US is to revisit that era, which took place more than 12 years ago. I present
Old School Wednesday: NJS, Volume I.
Podcast/mix available here. [Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
01 – Bell Biv Devoe – Poison
02 – Timmy Gatling – Help
03 – Jade – Don’t Walk Away
04 – Another Bad Creation – Playground
05 – Al B. Sure – If I’m Not Your Lover
06 – Today – Why You Gettin’ Funky On Me
07 – Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel
08 – Christopher Williams – Dreamin’
09 – Samuelle – So You Like What You See
10 – En Vogue – Hold On
11 – Guy – I Like
12 – The Good Girls – It Must Be Love
13 – Troop – All I Do Is Think of You
14 – Johnny Gill – My, My, My
The film New Jack City was the impetus for this mix, as Christopher Williams’ Dreamin’ was requested. Based on this, Poison and Don’t Be Cruel, arguably two of the most popular New Jack Swing cuts, had to be included. While Al B. Sure and the trio Guy were well known during this era, there were people like Timmy Gatling who were behind the boards for quite a few artists who didn’t receive much airplay.
I went back and reached into the crates for Today (remember House Party?) , Another Bad Creation and Samuelle, made sure the ladies were represented by Jade, En Vogue, and The Good Girls, and slowed it down at the end with Troop and Johnny Gill who were just as good with slowing down the tempo as they were for speeding it up.
Many props to Bernie and CoachMVP for starting it up.
Take it light.