Pure Soul 1997

Pure Soul 1997

     
 

In the mid-1990s, there was talk in the music press of a "soul revival" -- a return to R&B's basics after so many years of pop/crossover aspirations on one hand and formulaic, hip-hop-minded new jack swing recordings on the other. This soul revival was more hype than anything, and the fact remains that most of the R&B that came out in 1995 was hardly in a class with… See more details below

Overview

In the mid-1990s, there was talk in the music press of a "soul revival" -- a return to R&B's basics after so many years of pop/crossover aspirations on one hand and formulaic, hip-hop-minded new jack swing recordings on the other. This soul revival was more hype than anything, and the fact remains that most of the R&B that came out in 1995 was hardly in a class with the magnificent soul music of 1960s and 1970s. Even so, the mid-1990s R&B scene wasn't without its pleasures, some of which can be found on Pure Soul. Released in late 1997, this compilation contains some of the period's more memorable urban contemporary recordings, including Solo's Bobby Womack-like "Where Do You Want Me To Put It," Mokenstef's silky "He's Mine," Joe's emotional "All the Things (Your Man Don't Do)" and D'Angelo's Isley Brothers-influenced "Lady." Though Pure Soul contains hits by Barry White ("Practice What You Preach") and Quincy Jones ("You Put a Move On My Heart" featuring Tamia), younger artists like Johnny Gill, Mint Condition, Boyz II Men, Tony! Toni! Tone! and Montell Jordan are dominant. Not everything on Pure Soul is a gem, but its strengths exceed its weaknesses.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/1997
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731455364125
catalogNumber:
553641

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Boyz II Men   Track Performer
Johnny Gill   Track Performer
Barry White   Track Performer
Quincy Jones   Track Performer
Jodeci   Track Performer
Mint Condition   Track Performer
Joe   Track Performer
Craig Mack   Rap
D'Angelo   Track Performer
Tony! Toni! Toné!   Track Performer
Montell Jordan   Track Performer
Solo   Track Performer
Gina Thompson   Track Performer
702   Track Performer
Goodfellaz   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Neil Sedaka   Composer
Johnny Gill   Producer,Executive Producer
Gerald LeVert   Arranger,Producer
Barry White   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Dennis DeYoung   Composer
Daryl Hall   Composer
Mint Condition   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Michael Cohen   Executive Producer
Gerald Veasley   Composer
Bruce Carbone   Executive Producer
John Clayton   Arranger
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Producer,Remixing
John Esposito   Executive Producer
André Harrell   Executive Producer
Hiriam Hicks   Executive Producer
Jimmy Jam   Executive Producer
Lenny LeBlanc   Composer
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
Terry Lewis   Executive Producer
Steve McKeever   Executive Producer
A.L. Owens   Composer
Larry Robinson   Executive Producer
Guy Routte   Executive Producer
Sanger D. Schafer   Composer
Levi Seacer   Executive Producer
Billy Steele   Producer
Eddie Struzick   Composer
DeVante Swing   Producer,Executive Producer
Rod Temperton   Arranger
Rodney Jerkins   Executive Producer
Tony Nicholas   Arranger,Producer
Henley Regisford   Executive Producer

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