Classic Vibes

Classic Vibe: Shanice “When I Close My Eyes” (1999)

“When I Close My Eyes” was the lead single from Shanice’s fourth album, the self-titled “Shanice” released in 1999. Post by Ian Evans

Classic Vibe: Aaliyah “Choosey Lover (Old School/New School)” (1996)

After Aaliyah covered The Isley Brothers on her debut album with her sweet rendition of “At Your Best (You Are Love,)” she went on to remake another one of the legendary group’s hits on her critically acclaimed One In A…

Classic Vibe: Mary J. Blige “Our Love” (1997)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLR1PgqJxJs Mary J. Blige has covered classic soul artists from Aretha Franklin to Rose Royce.  “Our Love” is a cover version of Natalie Cole’s 1977 hit that appeared on Mary’s Share My World album.  The song was produced by James…

Classic Vibe: Tevin Campbell “Another Way” (1999)

“Another Way” was the lead single from his then fourth and since 1999 final studio album self-titled “Tevin Campbell”. The song ended up charting and being a minor radio hit. Post by Ian Evans

Classic Vibe: The Isley Brothers “Float On” Bad Boy Remix featuring Angela Winbush, 112 and Lil’ Kim (1996)

  Don’t you miss the days when the remix was just as good, if not better than the original version of the song?  There were some great R&B remixes during the 90’s and Bad Bad was responsible for a number…

Classic Vibe: Teena Marie “Aladdin’s Lamp” (1980)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3aJhduB5Ow   Today marks the one year anniversary of Teena Marie’s untimely passing.  As a trailblazer in the music industry, I don’t believe Teena Marie ever received the level of credit that she deserved.  From “The Brockert Initiative” to becoming…

Classic Vibe: Bebe Winans featuring Brian McKnight & Joe “Coming Back Home” (2000)

  Gospel great, Bebe Winans, hooked up with R&B crooners Brian McKnight and Joe for this single off of his 2000 Love & Freedom album.

Classic Vibe: Big Bub Featuring Queen Latifah & Heavy D “Need Your Love” (1997)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_CIWTkTzOU&feature=related   Big Bub had a taste of minor success in the late 80’s as part of the R&B group Today.  When the group disbanded in the early 90’s, he went on to pursue a solo career.  This cut from…

Classic Vibe: K-Ci Hailey “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” (1994)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm87OgZU0cU   This remake of Bobby Womack’s 1981 classic appeared on the Jason’s Lyric Soundtrack.

Classic Vibe: Tanya Blount “Through the Rain” (1994)

One of my favorite scenes from Sister Act 2: Back In the Habit is Tanya Blount and Lauryn Hill’s soul stirring duet of “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.” Shortly after appearing in the film, Tanya released her debut album,…