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Marissa Anglin

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Name

A1 Name (Original Mix)
A2 Name (Instrumental0
B Name (Radio Edit)

Black Kat

Cat No: BLK0001
Released: 2000

£4.50

Ruff Endz

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Please Don't Forget About Me / Are U ****in' Around

A1 Please Don't Forget About Me
B2 Are U ****in' Around



Epic

Cat No: XPR3438
Released: 2000

£5.50

Bobby Brown

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: R & B

Don't Be Cruel

A1 Cruel Prelude (0:39)
A2 Don't Be Cruel (6:52)
A3 My Prerogative (4:57)
A4 Roni (5:58)
A5 Rock Wit'cha (4:47)
B1 Every Little Step (3:59)
B2 I'll Be Good To You (4:25)
B3 Take It Slow (5:22)
B4 All Day All Night (4:40)
B5 I Really Love You Girl (5:11)
B6 Cruel Reprise (0:18)

MCA Records

Cat No: MCF 3425
Released: 1988

£6.00

Bobby Brown

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: R & B

Don't Be Cruel

A1 Cruel Prelude (0:39)
A2 Don't Be Cruel (6:52)
A3 My Prerogative (4:57)
A4 Roni (5:58)
A5 Rock Wit'cha (4:47)
B1 Every Little Step (3:59)
B2 I'll Be Good To You (4:25)
B3 Take It Slow (5:22)
B4 All Day All Night (4:40)
B5 I Really Love You Girl (5:11)
B6 Cruel Reprise (0:18)

MCA Records

Cat No: MCF 3425
Released: 1988

£6.00
£3.00

Commodores

Format: CD Album
Genre: R & B

All The Great Love Songs

1 Sweet Love (3:25)
2 Just To Be Close To You (6:23)
3 Easy (4:17)
4 Three Times A Lady (3:38)
5 Say Yeah (3:42)
6 Still (3:44)
7 Lovin' You (4:10)
8 Sail On (3:19)
9 Old-Fashion Love (4:55)
10 Jesus Is Love (4:02)
11 Lady (You Bring Me Up) (3:02)
12 Oh No (5:16)
13 This Love (5:16)
14 Lucy (4:17)

Motown

Cat No: ZD72222
Released: 1984

£4.50

Joe

Format: CD Album
Genre: R & B

Better Days

1 Let's Stay Home Tonight (3:26)
2 Better Days (4:31)
3 What If A Woman (4:14)
4 Alone (4:34)
5 Isn't This The World (3:54)
6 Ghetto Child (4:12)
7 I Like Sexy Girls (4:00)
8 Here She Comes (2:54)
9 Lover's Prayer (4:02)
10 Changed Man (4:16)
11 I Understand (3:47)
12 She Used 2 Luv Me (3:23)
13 World Of Girls (3:09)
14 Let's Stay Home Tonight (Remix) (3:55)
Bonus Track
15 It Won't End (4:00)

Jive

Cat No: 9222822
Released: 2001

£5.50

Usher

Format: CD Album
Genre: R & B

Here I Stand

1 Intro
2 Love In This Club
3 This Ain't Sex
4 Trading Places
5 Moving Mountains
6 What's Your Name
7 Prayer For You (Interlude)
8 Something Special
9 Love You Gently
10 Best Thing
11 Before I Met You
12 His Mistakes
13 Appetite
14 What's A Man To Do
15 Lifetime
16 Love In This Club Part II
17 Here I Stand
18 Will Work For Love

LaFace Records

Cat No: 88697 32553 2
Released: 2008

£4.50

Nicki Minaj

Format: CD Album
Genre: R & B

Pink Friday

1 I'm The Best (3:37)
2 Roman's Revenge (4:36)
3 Did It On'em (3:32)
4 Right Thru Me (3:56)
5 Fly (3:33)
6 Save Me (3:05)
7 Moment 4 Life (4:39)
8 Check It Out (4:11)
9 Blazin (5:02)
10 Here I Am (3:53)
11 Dear Old Nicki (3:53)
12 Your Love (4:07)
13 Last Chance (3:51)
UK Bonus Tracks
14 Girls Fall Like Dominoes (3:46)
15 Super Bass (3:20)

Cash Money Records

Cat No: 2774971
Released: 2010

£5.50

R. Kelly

Format: CD Album
Genre: R & B

Essential Mixes

1 Step In The Name Of Love (Tom Neville's Jazz Rocket Mix) (7:45)
2 U Saved Me (Kenny Dope Remix Loud Vox) (6:46)
3 Bump N' Grind (How I Feel It Mix - Extended) (5:40)
4 I Wish (To The Homies That We Lost Remix) (5:17)
5 Your Body's Callin' (Prelude/His & Hers Mix) (4:57)
6 Feelin' On Yo Booty (Hypnosis Mix) (3:17)
7 I Can't Sleep Baby (If I) (Street Version Remix) (4:04)
8 Summer Bunnies (Contest Extended Remix) (5:18)
9 Be My #2 (Terry Hunter Remix) (6:23)
10 Thank God It's Friday (The Incognito Mix) (6:09)

Sony Music

Cat No: 88697770792
Released: 2010

£4.50

Alesha Dixon

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

The Alesha Show - Encore

1 Welcome To The Alesha Show (0:25)
2 Let's Get Excited (3:21)
3 Breathe Slow (4:12)
4 Cinderella Shoe (2:41)
5 The Boy Does Nothing (3:31)
6 Chasing Ghosts (3:43)
7 Play Me (3:37)
8 Hand It Over (3:35)
9 Do You Know The Way It Feels (4:06)
10 Can I Begin (3:34)
11 Italians Do It Better (4:09)
12 Ooh Baby I Like It Like That (3:46)
13 Don't Ever Let Me Go (3:43)
14 I'm Thru (2:55)
Encore Bonus Tracks
15 To Love Again (3:52)
16 Shake (3:30)
17 The Light (3:58)
18a All Out Of Tune (4:05)
18b Mystery (3:57)

Asylum Records

Cat No: 5051865666523
Released: 2009

£4.50

Prince

Format: CD Album
Genre: R & B

Lovesexy

1a Eye No
1b Alphabet St.
1c Glam Slam
1d Anna Stesia
1e Dance On
1f Lovesexy
1g When 2 R In Love
1h I Wish U Heaven
1i Positivity

Paisley Park

Cat No: 925 720-2
Released: 1988

£10.00

Elizabeth Lawson

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Here We Go

a Here We Go (The Original M.I.H Mix)
b Here We Go (Instrumental)

Inventive Records

Cat No: VENT TVRB 22
Released: 1999

£4.50

Sonny Boy Williamson

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: R & B

Bluebird Blues

A1 Up The Country Blues
A2 Worried Me Blues
A3 Black Gal Blues
A4 Collector Man Blues
A5 Frigidaire Blues
A6 Suzanna Blues
A7 Early In The Morning
A8 Project Highway
B1 Honey Bee Blues
B2 My Baby I've Been Your Slave
B3 Whiskey Headed Blues
B4 Lord Oh Lord Blues
B5 You Give An Account
B6 Shannon Street Blues
B7 You've Been Foolin' Around Town
B8 Deep Down In The Ground

The Contact Record Labels A.p.S.

Cat No: BT 2006

£12.00

Mica Paris

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Black Angel

A1 Black Angel (Full Crew Mix)
A2 Black Angel (Radio Edit)
B Black Angel (Curtis Lynch Jnr. DJ Cut Mix)

Cooltempo

Cat No: 12COOL 341
Released: 1998

£5.50

Grady Harrell

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Don't Turn Your Back On Me

A1 Don't Turn Your Back On Me (12" Radio Version) (6:10)
A2 Don't Turn Your Back On Me (Raw Version) (5:44)
Remix - Keith Cohen
A3 Don't Turn Your Back On Me (Instrumental) (6:22)
B1 Don't Turn Your Back On Me (12" Monster Club Mix) (6:43)
Remix - Goh Hotoda
B2 Don't Turn Your Back On Me (Goh's Monster Dub) (4:23)
Remix - Goh Hotoda
B3 Don't Turn Your Back On Me (7" Remix Version) (4:20)

RCA

Cat No: 2718-1-RD
Released: 1990

£9.00
£4.50

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Information on the R & B genre

Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B) is a music genre that combines elements of hip hop and R&B.

Although the acronym “R&B” originates from traditional rhythm and blues music, today the term R&B is most often used to describe a style of African American music originating after the demise of disco in the 1980s. Some sources refer to the style as urban contemporary (the name of the radio format that plays hip hop and contemporary R&B). R&B has also been used to refer to rhythm & bass

Contemporary R&B has a polished record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, an occasional saxophone-laced beat to give a jazz feel (mostly common in contemporary R&B songs prior to the year 1993), and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement. Electronic influences are becoming an increasing trend in contemporary R&B, and the use of hip hop-inspired beats are typical, although the roughness and grit inherent in hip hop may be reduced and smoothed out. Contemporary R&B vocalists are often known for their use of melisma, popularized by vocalists such as Mariah Carey.

History

Contemporary R&B originated in the 1980s, when musicians started adding disco-like beats, high-tech production, and elements of music, soul and funk to rhythm and blues, making it more danceable and modern. The top mainstream R&B artists of 1980 included Michael Jackson, Prince, Jermaine Jackson, The Whispers, The S.O.S. Band, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, Yarbrough and Peoples, Smokey Robinson, Rick James, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dazz Band, Evelyn King, Marvin Gaye, Mtume, DeBarge, Midnight Star, and Freddie Jackson.

In the mid-1980s, many of the recordings by artists Gaye, Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson, Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Peabo Brysonand others became known as quiet storm. The term had originated with Smokey Robinson's 1975 album A Quiet Storm. Quiet storm has been described as "R&B's answer to soft rock and adult contemporary—while it was primarily intended for black audiences, quiet storm had the same understated dynamics, relaxed tempos and rhythms, and romantic sentiment."

Tina Turner made a comeback during the second half of the 1980s, while Whitney Houston and Janet Jackson broke into the pop music charts with a series of hits. Richard J. Ripani wrote that Janet Jackson's third studio album Control (1986) was "important to the development of R&B for a number of reasons", as she and her producers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, "crafted a new sound that fuses the rhythmic elements of funk and disco, along with heavy doses of synthesizers, percussion, sound effects, and a rap music sensibility." Ripani wrote that "the success of Control led to the incorporation of stylistic traits of rap over the next few years, and Janet Jackson was to continue to be one of the leaders in that development." That same year, Teddy Riley began producing R&B recordings that included hip hop influences. This combination of R&B style and hip hop rhythms was termed new jack swing, and was applied to artists such as Bobby Brown, Keith Sweat, Guy, Jodeci, and Bell Biv DeVoe.

In the late 1980s, George Michael became one of Britain's best-known contemporary R&B musicians when his debut album Faith (1987) went to the top of the R&B album charts in the United States, making him the first white artist to achieve this honor. Faith featured a number of chart-topping singles, including the U.S. R&B #1 hit "One More Try". The album won several awards, including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Michael Jackson remained a prominent figure in the genre, following the release of his album Bad (1987) which sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. Janet Jackson's 1989 album Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 continued the development of contemporary R&B into the 1990s, as the album's title track "Rhythm Nation" made "use of elements from across the R&B spectrum, including use of a sample loop, triplet swing, rapped vocal parts and blues notes."
1990s

In the 1990s, Mariah Carey's career originated in quiet storm, with hit singles such as "Vision of Love" (1990), and "Love Takes Time" (1990) Also in the early 1990s, Whitney Houston's quiet storm hit included "All the Man That I Need" (1990) and "I Will Always Love You" (1992). Richard J. Ripani wrote that Carey and Houston, "both of whom rely heavily on the gospel music vocal tradition, display an emphasis on melisma that increased in R&B generally over the 1980s and 1990s." Carey's "Vision of Love" is considered to be an extreme example of the use of melisma. Also during the early 1990s, Boyz II Men re-popularized classic soul-inspired vocal harmonies. Michael Jackson incorporated new jack swing into his 1991 album Dangerous, with sales over 32 million.

In contrast to the works of Boyz II Men, Babyface and similar artists, other R&B artists from this same period began adding even more of a hip hop sound to their work. The synthesizer-heavy rhythm tracks of new jack swing was replaced by grittier East Coast hip hop-inspired backing tracks, resulting in a genre labeled hip hop soul by producer Sean Combs. The style became less popular by the end of the 1990s, but later experienced a resurgence.

During the mid 1990s, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, TLC, SWV and Boyz II Men brought contemporary R&B to the mainstream. Jackson's self-titled fifth studio album janet. (1993), which came after her historic multi-million dollar contract with Virgin Records, sold over ten million copies worldwide. Boyz II Men and Carey recorded several Billboard Hot 100 #1 hits, including "One Sweet Day", a collaboration between both acts, which became the longest-running #1 hit in Hot 100 history. Carey, Boyz II Men and TLC released albums in 1994 and 1995—Daydream, II , and CrazySexyCool respectively — that sold over ten million copies, earning them diamond RIAA certification.

In the late 1990s, neo soul, which added 1970s soul influences to the hip hop soul blend, arose, led by artists such as D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Maxwell. Hill and Missy Elliott further blurred the line between R&B and hip hop by recording both styles. Beginning in 1995, the Grammy Awards enacted the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, with II by Boyz II Men becoming the first recipient. The award was later received by TLC for CrazySexyCool in 1996, Tony Rich for Words in 1997, Erykah Badu for Baduizm in 1998 and Lauryn Hill for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1999. At the end of 1999, Billboard magazine ranked Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson as the first and second most successful artists of the 1990s.


2000s

Stephen Thomas Erlewine considered the debut of Blu Cantrell, So Blu, to be "a wonderfully fresh recasting of contemporary soul and R&B." Other emerging acts from the early 2000s include Ashanti, Rihanna and Ciara. In Contemporary Black biography (2008), volume 65 of the series notes "Rihanna is the rare rhythm and blues (R&B) diva to emerge from the Caribbean world." Becoming an international sensation, she is known for blending R&B with Caribbean music, such as reggae and dancehall. Beyonce represents the most successful of these artists, winning 6 grammies in one night.