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Pure Swing [Universal 2010] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Considering the increasing foray into dance music by the likes of Black Eyed Peas and Usher, it can be easy to forget that R&B hasn't always been dominated by electro beats, Auto-Tuned vocals and layers of synths. Indeed, the late-'80s and early-'90s urban scene was ruled by funky basslines, hip-hop rhythms, and soulful harmonies in a subgenre also known as New Jack Swing. An already successful compilation series, Pure Swing compiles the best tracks from its five '90s albums to produce a retrospective of the music that introduced the world to En Vogue, Mary J. Blige, and Boyz II Men, to name a few. As the producer credited for creating its unique sound, it's inevitable ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Considering the increasing foray into dance music by the likes of Black Eyed Peas and Usher, it can be easy to forget that R&B hasn't always been dominated by electro beats, Auto-Tuned vocals and layers of synths. Indeed, the late-'80s and early-'90s urban scene was ruled by funky basslines, hip-hop rhythms, and soulful harmonies in a subgenre also known as New Jack Swing. An already successful compilation series, Pure Swing compiles the best tracks from its five '90s albums to produce a retrospective of the music that introduced the world to En Vogue, Mary J. Blige, and Boyz II Men, to name a few. As the producer credited for creating its unique sound, it's inevitable that Pure Swing has Teddy Riley's stamp written all over it, not only as an artist as part of Guy, Blackstreet, and his duet with Tammy Lucas, but also as a producer on tracks from Wreckx-N-Effect, Heavy D and the Boyz, and Bobby Brown. However, aside from the Tupac-sampling "Don't Leave Me," his contributions are by no means the standouts. From Disc One, Adina Howard's feisty "Freak Like Me," Montell Jordan's huge party anthem "This Is How We Do It," and Shanice's gloriously uplifting "I Love Your Smile" provide the highlights, as do Sounds of Blackness' gospel-inspired "I'm Going All the Way," Pebbles' infectious "Girlfriend," and Brandy's sultry slow jam "I Wanna Be Down," from the second disc. The third disc selections fopcus on the likes of Johnny Gill, Aaron Hall, and Tevin Campbell, who may be less familiar to U.K. audiences, but these inclusions certainly don't lessen the album's quality, with Jodeci's raunchy "Freek'n You," Soul for Real's Jackson 5-inspired "Candy Rain," and Shai's "If I Ever Fall in Love" later a hit for Gabrielle and East 17 among the hidden gems. However, despite featuring 52 tracks, there are several notable omissions. R. Kelly, arguably the genre's most successful star, is only represented by his production of Changing Faces' "Stroke You Up," while TLC, Aaliyah, and Janet Jackson, responsible for some of the era's biggest hits, are also ignored. Pure Swing isn't as comprehensive or as hit-laden as similar recently released Essential '90s R&B anthems, but featuring both iconic tracks and lesser-known U.S. hits, it still provides an intriguing and exciting introduction to a classic and under-rated genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/2010
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 600753302194
  • Catalog Number: 5330219

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown (4:55)
  2. 2 U Blow My Mind - Blackstreet (3:51)
  3. 3 Real Love - Mary J. Blige (4:31)
  4. 4 Every Little Thing I Do - Soul for Real (4:18)
  5. 5 Don't Walk Away - Jade (4:43)
  6. 6 One for the Money - Horace Brown (4:24)
  7. 7 Whatta Man - En Vogue (3:36)
  8. 8 I Like - Guy (4:51)
  9. 9 Now That We Found Love - Heavy D (4:18)
  10. 10 Forget I Was a "G" - The Whitehead Bros. (4:03)
  11. 11 This Is How We Do It - Montell Jordan (3:54)
  12. 12 I Wanna Sex You Up - Color Me Badd (4:08)
  13. 13 I Love Your Smile - Shanice (3:50)
  14. 14 Freak Me - Silk (4:28)
  15. 15 Freak Like Me - Adina Howard (4:13)
  16. 16 Sensitivity - Ralph Tresvant (4:40)
  17. 17 Sugar Honey Ice Tea - Goodfellaz (3:52)
  18. 18 Optimistic - Sounds of Blackness (3:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Motownphilly - Boyz II Men (3:53)
  2. 2 Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe (4:23)
  3. 3 Every Little Step - Bobby Brown (4:00)
  4. 4 Somethin' 4 Da Honeyz - Montell Jordan (4:03)
  5. 5 I Wanna Be Down - Brandy (4:53)
  6. 6 I'm Going All the Way - Sounds of Blackness (3:46)
  7. 7 Rump Shaker - Wreckx-N-Effect (3:57)
  8. 8 My Prerogative - Bobby Brown (4:50)
  9. 9 Is It Good to You - Tammy Lucus (4:19)
  10. 10 Lisa Baby - Father MC (3:14)
  11. 11 Her - Guy (3:54)
  12. 12 Rub You the Right Way - Johnny Gill (4:04)
  13. 13 I Want Her - Keith Sweat (3:43)
  14. 14 Girlfriend - Pebbles (4:18)
  15. 15 We Got Our Own Thang - Heavy D (3:47)
  16. 16 She's Mine - Pete Rock (3:52)
  17. 17 Something About You - New Edition (3:50)
  18. 18 Taste Your Love - Horace Brown (4:47)
  19. 19 Roses Are Red - The McCampbell Brothers (4:09)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Feenin' - Jodeci (5:12)
  2. 2 Candy Rain - Soul for Real (4:32)
  3. 3 Don't Leave - Blackstreet (5:12)
  4. 4 All The Things (Your Man Won't Do) - Joe (4:51)
  5. 5 G Spot - Wayne Marshall (3:37)
  6. 6 Freek'n You - Jodeci (6:19)
  7. 7 My Body - Levert Sweat Gill (4:08)
  8. 8 Stroke You Up - Changing Faces (3:38)
  9. 9 Can We Talk - Tevin Campbell (4:45)
  10. 10 My, My, My - Johnny Gill (4:08)
  11. 11 Steelo - 702 (4:03)
  12. 12 Come & Talk to Me - Jodeci (4:32)
  13. 13 If I Ever Fall in Love - Shai (4:45)
  14. 14 Your Love Is a 187 - The Whitehead Bros. (3:53)
  15. 15 I Miss You - Aaron Hall (6:23)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Babyface Composer, Composer
Keith Sweat Composer
Betty Wright Composer
Dennis Coffey Composer
Bunny DeBarge Composer
Kenny Whitehead Composer
Shanice Composer
Dr. Dre Composer
Bobby Brown Composer
Aaron Hall Composer
Snoop Dogg Composer
Craig Mack Composer
R. Kelly Composer
Darrell "Delite" Allamby Composer
Karen Anderson Composer
Jarvis la Rue Baker Composer
Easy Mo Bee Composer
Robert "Kool" Bell Composer
Vassal Benford Composer
Michael Bivins Composer
Bootsy Collins Composer
Edie Brickell Composer
Lincoln Browder Composer
Horace Brown Composer
Kenny Burrell Composer
John Bush Composer
Raymond Calhoun Composer
Gregory Cauthen Composer
George Clinton Composer
Keith Crouch Composer
DJ Premier Composer
Aqil Davidson Composer
El DeBarge Composer
Randy DeBarge Composer
Constance Durden Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Junior Giscombe Composer
Gene Griffin Composer
Dave Hollister Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Jimmy Jam Composer
Kipper Jones Composer
Kevin Keane Composer
Terry Lewis Composer
Peter Lord Composer
Narada Michael Walden Composer
Robert "Spike" Mickens Composer
Mark Morales Composer
Nathan Morris Composer
Roy Murray Composer
Oji Pierce Composer
Doug Rasheed Composer
Markell Riley Composer
Teddy Riley Composer
Terri Robinson Composer
Mark Rooney Composer
Daryl Simmons Composer
Vernon Smith Composer
Ronald Spearman Composer
Shawn Stockman Composer
Hamish Stuart Composer
Joshua Thompson Composer
Joni Tolbert Composer
Ricky Walters Composer
Richard Westfield Composer
David Wynn Composer
Montell Jordan Composer
Gary Hines Composer
James Harris Composer
Loren Hill Composer
Owen McIntyre Composer
Dave Crawford Composer
Kelvin Bradshaw Composer
Curtis Durden Composer
Lloyd Turner Composer
Carl "Groove" Martin Composer
Ann Bennett-Nesby Composer
Elliot Straite Composer
Pharrell Williams Composer
Malik Taylor Composer
Michele Williams Composer
Kenny Boreland Composer
Roosevelt Harrell Composer
Cheryl "Salt" James Composer
Kim Spikes Composer
Darrell Adams Composer
John Davis Composer
Walter Scott Composer
Heavy D Composer
Willie Clarke Composer
Mark Valentine Composer
Charles Clark Composer
Bob Carter Composer
Ronald Nathan Bell Composer
Lana Moorer Composer
Dave "Jam" Hall Composer
Joe Thomas Composer
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Composer
Kirk Robinson Composer
Chad Elliott Composer
Johnathan Artwork
Timothy Brown Composer
John House Composer
Herby "Luv Bug" Azor Composer
George Melvin Brown Composer
Samuel J. Barnes Composer
Dennis Ronald Thomas Composer
DeLouie Avant Jr. Composer
George Pearson Composer
George Brown Composer
Timothy Gatling Composer
Buttnaked "Tim Dawg" Composer
Richard Allen Westfield Composer
Robert Earl Bell Composer
Michael Theodore Composer
Eugene Hanes Composer
Errol Johnson Composer
Donald Boyce Composer
Edward Riley Composer
Dwight Myers Composer
Kenneth Withrow Composer
Bakardi D. Wildcat Composer
Sylvester Jackson Composer
Dennis Thomas Composer
Donald Degrate Composer
Gary Lee Cooper Composer
Antonio "L.A." Reid Composer
Claydes Smith Composer
Anton Hollins Composer
Andrae Hannibal Composer
Mr. Muhammad Composer
James Quenton Wright Composer
Walter "Mucho" Chauncey Composer
Richard Martin Composer
Oji Pearce Composer
Cornelius Brown Jr. Composer
Richard Iverson Composer
Livo Harris Composer
Alan Aly Composer
Mark Alton Composer
Alia Carter Composer
Austin Dallas Composer
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