Harrell Tribute: Uptown, Volume 2

Harrell Tribute: Uptown, Volume 2

Uptown, the second wave. Guy, Father MC, Christopher WIlliams, <JB, FInesse an Synquis, Heavy D and the Boyz, Soul 4 Real, Groove B Chill, Al B Sure, Horace Brown, Jeff Redd, Jodeci.

Harrell Tribute: Uptown, Volume 2

 

Click above to play, or right click, then choose "save as" to download.

Would you like to subscribe to podcasts for iTunes? Go to Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcasts in iTunes and enter in the following link:

http://ejflavors.com/casts/feed.xml

Tracklisting:

01 Guy – Groove Me
02 Father MC – I’ll Do 4 U
03 Christopher Williams – Every Little Thing U Do
04 Mary J Blige – Real Love
05 Finesse and Synquis – Soul Sistas
05 Guy – Round And Round
06 Heavy D and the Boyz – More Bounce
07 Soul 4 Real – Every Little Thing I Do
08 Mary J. Blige – Be Happy
09 Guy – Teddy’s Jam 2
10 Groove B Chill – Where Were You
11 FInesse and Synquis – I’ll Be There
12 Christopher Williams – All I See
13 Al B Sure – Ooh This Love Is So
14 Horace Brown and Faith Evans – How Can We Stop
15 Jeff Redd – Love High

16 Jodeci – Lately

So nice, I had to do it twice. For this one, I try to ensure that the I cover all of the bases, and comcemtrate on tracks that have special meanings to some of the peoeple that I know who were serious fans of Uptown.

I believe I could have used Father MC’s “Lisa Baby”, but I didn’t have enough room, and I had to drop the classic “I’ll Do For U” with Mary J. Blige. Heavy D and The Boyz’ “More Bounce” was a request from Theresa which I had never listened to. It’s a great track and compliments the tracks around it well, case in point Finesse and Synquis’ “Soul Sista” which keeps the momentum going.

I always enjoy instrumentls, and “Teddys Jam 2” is classic. It’s followed by what I onsider two of the most forgotten hip hop/new jack swing track, “Whee Were You” and “I’ll Be There” which Special thanks to Sharon and Grroove who taught me about Groove B Chill. THe last tracks slow ou down a but and end with Jodeci’s rendition of the Stevie Wonder classic, “Lately”.

Special, special, special thanks to Theresa, T Grundy, Gene “Groove” Allen, KB, Grnt Love, Chris Christopher, Nikki, Macedonia, and Arnold. Your feedback is always encouraged. Take it light.

Harrell Tribute: Uptown, Volume 1

Harrell Tribute: Uptown, Volume 1

Uptown in full effect. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Father MC, Heavy D and the Boyz, Jeff Redd, Groove B Chill, Guy, Little Shawn, Mary J, Soul 4 Real, Christopher Williams, Guy, Little Shawn, Horae Brown, Al B Sure, Jodeci.

Uptown in full effect. Harrell Tribute: Uptown, Volume 1
 

Click above to play, or right click, then choose "save as" to download.


Would you like to subscribe to podcasts for iTunes? Go to Advanced -> Subscribe to Podcasts in iTunes and enter in the following link:

http://ejflavors.com/casts/feed.xml

Tracklisting:

01 Dr. Jekktl and Mr. Hyde – Genius Rap
02 Father MC – Treat THem Like You Want To Be Treated
03 Heavy D and the Boyz – Somebody For Me
04 Jeff Redd – You Called And Told Me
05 Groove B Chill – Hip Hop Music 06 Guy – I Like
07 Mary J.. Blige – You Remind Me
08 Soul 4 Real – Candy Rain
09 Christopher Wolliams – Dreamin’
10 Guy – Teddy’s Jam
11 Little Shawn ft. Notorious B.I.G. – Dom Perignon
12 Horace Brown – Things We Do For Love
13 Al B Sure – Nite and Day
14 Jodeci – Come And Talk To M
15 Mary J. Blige – Love No Limit
16 Guy – Let’s Chill
17 Jodeci – Forever My Lady

Andre Harrell, the head of Uptown Records, is gone but definitely not forgotten. In his stead, he helped launch the careers of Guy, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D and The Boyz, amd Jodeci. However, these tracks hold a significance. If you can remember at least half of these tracks, then I am sure you can remember where you were when these tracks came out. FOr myself, I can remember being in Lincoln, Nebraska on a project, listening to Mary J. Blige’s “What’s THe 411” and hearing Love No Limit for the first time, causing me to walk around a neighborhood several times listening to track several times. And yes, there are definitely more examples.

I am very grateful for Theresa, T Grundy, Garfield, Eric, Jeffrey, and the onle and only Gene “Groove” Allen. Your feedback is always encouraged. Take it light.