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Old 08-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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we can't forget Al B Sure ---yeah, yeah, yeah I know I'm dating myself but dammit I don't really like a lot of the stuff that passes for music anymore. I miss the days when music wasn't so overtly sexual-- back in the day they could talk about a woman's beauty and attributes without being so up in your face.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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^ I think he was mentioned. I also forgot the R&B group HI Five.

I miss those days as well. Sadly, mainstream R&B is not even R&B anymore and popular music is more about image than quality nowadays.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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That is a huge list really...impressive.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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In my opinion Stevie Wonder is the greatest soul musicains because he has amazing music and he is also blind
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:31 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Seal's 1991 debut album (when he still wore dreadlocks) was awesome. His subsequent albums were a bit too subdued and mainstream for my taste.

Neneh Cherry was a huge influence on trip-hop groups like Massive Attack and Portishead and she's still making very forward thinking R&B/Electronic music.

TLC was always a guilty pleasure for me in the 90s but their music has stood the test of time over the years.

Terence Trent D'Arby's 1987 debut, The Hardline, was a favorite album of mine for many years. He spent most of the 90s in a dispute with his record label which resulted in him releasing very little new music during that decade. He's still making music and has released three excellent albums since 2001.

I still love the indie hip hop groups of the 90s like P.M. Dawn, Digable Planets, Arrested Development, Us3, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest.

This black and white cinéma vérité video of the song Where I'm From (embedded below) by Digable Planets is my favorite video of the 90s:

There are two types of music: the first type is the blues and the second type is all the other stuff.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Jesse Powell, Brian McKnight, Kevon Edmunds (After 7) and Mista...
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:47 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by duanecharles View Post
I just posted on a thread that was titled "favorite soul artists from the 90's" but he was actually referencing the best artists from the last ten years or so... Which would have taken the list back to the early 2000s. I could barely put a good list together because the genre basically cooled off from red hot to non existent in a decade.

Off the top of my head, I can list a bunch of traditional Soul and R&B artists that were hot in the nineties. I am sure I missing a bunch more...

What the hell happened to the genre?

Keith Sweat
Mary J Blige
Alicia Keys
Tony Tony Toni (Now) Raphael Saadiq
Whitney Houston
Faith Evans
Al B. Sure
Aaron Hall
Tevin Campbell
Mint Condition
Jon B
Atlantic Starr
Donell Jones
Soul for Real
Eric Benét
Lauryn Hill
Erykah Badu
Color Me badd
Chucki Booker
Luther Vandross
R Kelly
Mariah Carey
Destinys Child
Dru Hill
Ready For the World
Toni Braxton
Ralph Tresvant
En Vogue
New Edition
Bobby Brown
Bell Biv Devoe
Karyn White
Johnny Gill
Boyz 2 Men


I consider several of these 80s -- not 90s, even if they did overlap into the 90s and 00s...A great example in your list: "Ready For the World" -- sure they had albums in the 90s and 00s but their hey-dey of having singles on the radio and videos on TV was the 80s

"Atlantic Starr" is another one I also consider 80s, which is where they had their hey-dey...they had two or three albums in the 90s but I dont think they even charted (or barely) and only had one charting single ("Masterpiece")

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Old 03-23-2015, 09:01 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Still great in 2014

SWV also had a new album in 2012 'i missed us'
Mary JB and D'angelo albums in 2014 were great - 'the london sessions and black messiah'
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Old 05-09-2015, 03:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Keith Washington - Kissing You...
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:35 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Anyone consider Jamiroquai?
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