Thursday, August 10, 2017

Achewood: Let's Get The Loot (VLS) (Under Pressure Entertainmment, Inc., 1998)

More hip-hop-inspired R&B from Virginia Beach with Achewood, who now goes by his full name Achewood Benjamin. Back then he dabbled in only what I could describe as thug R&B but nowadays has more of a radio-friendly sound. Many thanks again to Stuaaart for the contribution.

Let's Get The Loot [Album Mix] 4:25
Let's Get The Loot [Radio Mix] 4:25
Let's Get The Loot [Instrumental] 4:36
Jig Mo' 4:18

T.P. Elliston: Dream (VLS) (Homey Ent., 2002)

Early 2000s obscurity from Brooklyn, NY and what appears to be an early recording by a political R&B/hip hop artist named T.P. Elliston. His vocal range is limited and the overall feel here is more hip hop than R&B but the production on the title track especially is fairly contemporary-sounding for its day. Many thanks once again to Stuaaart for the contribution.

Dream ft. Real 4:32
Dream [Instrumental] 4:34
Dream [Acappella] 4:23
Step Into My World ft. AJane & Real 3:48
Step Into My World ft. AJane & Real [Remix] 3:40
Step Into My World [Instrumental] 3:44

Eric La Sean: Do Whatcha Wanna Do (VLS) (Sure Thang Records, 199x)

More rather obscure male R&B on vinyl and funky mid-to-late 90s funk/soul with powerful blues vocals. Nothing is known about the artist but he originates from Atlanta, GA and is one of only two  two artists the label put out, the other being a hip hop duo Tab $ &  Da Villin. Many thanks again to Stuaaart for the contribution. 

Do Whatcha Wanna Do 3:46
Do Whatcha Wanna Do [Extended Mix] 7:24

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Taste: All Up On It! (EP) (Graphiq Records, 1992)

Further obscure R&B on vinyl, this time from a male group or duo and musically early 90s New Jack Swing with Synth influences. I don't know anything about them but they have origins in Manhattan, NYC as per the phone number given. The vocals aren't that great and the production - by the group themselves - is a little underground-sounding on some tracks but that's the way we like 'em. There's no information on the label but I don't think it's related to this one in any way.

Many thanks again to Stuaaart for the contribution.

Lick It Like You Like It 1:35
Doya 3:02
Touch You 4:27
'Cause I'm Witcha 4:13
She Wants Me 3:06
Doya [Booty Mix] 2:26
Witcha - Take It To The Ghetto 3:50

Monday, July 31, 2017

Michael Gore: Just Chill'in (VLS) (Boss Ent. Records, 1997)

More indie R&B on vinyl from a further male artist I know nothing about but has origins in Virginia (possibly.) As obscure as they come (both the label and people involved do not come up in any searches either), the title track is a typical 90s jeep joint while the b-side the type of sexy slow jam that only a male artist could pull off the best. 

Many thanks again to Stuaaart for sending it over. 

Just Chill'in 4:09
Just Chill'in [Remix] 4:10
Just Chill'in [Instrumental] 4:10
Let Me Know 5:10

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Circular Motion: Adore You (VLS) (Soul Sounds, 199x)

Super obscure pressing out of NC featuring either a male duo or a group. I know nothing about them but the recording studio later hosted notable Southern hip hop acts such as The St. Lunatics and G.A. Girlz. Though the duo/group itself hails from North Carolina, the track was recorded in Decatur, Georgia. No date of release but mid-to-late 90s judging by the smooth, sexy sound.

Many thanks again to my good pal Stuaaart who owns an ORIGINAL copy of this record.

Adore You [Bomb Mix] 3:56*
Adore You [Rippling Onion Mix] 3:47
Adore You [Instrumental] 3:57
Adore You [Smooth But Funky Mix] 4:07
Adore You [Original Mix] 4:06
Adore You [Instrumental] 4:07

*Includes an alternative vocal take