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Deborah Cox

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Sentimental

A1 Sentimental (Uptempo Mix) (8:00)
Keyboards - Howie Robins Remix - John Robinson
A2 Sentimental (Groove Mix) (4:10)
Remix - John Robinson
A3 Sentimental (Bounce Mix) (4:05)
Keyboards - Danny Weatherspoon Mixed By - Jeff Luif Remix - E-Smoove
B1 Sentimental (Smooth Mix) (4:32)
Guitar - Tim Pierce Keyboards - Greg Phillinganes Remix - Francis Buckley
B2 Sentimental (E-Smoove House Dub) (5:32)
Remix - E-Smoove
B3 Sentimental (Uno Clio Dub) (8:08)
Producer - Uno Clio Remix - Uno Clio

Arista

Cat No: 07822-12892-1

£6.00

James Brown

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Living In America (R 'n' B Extended Mix)

A James Brown Living In America (R 'n' B Extended Mix) (6:30)
B1 James Brown Living In America (Instrumental) (4:33)
B2 Vince DiCola Farewell (2:58)

Scotti Bros. Records

Cat No: TA 6701
Released: 1985

£4.50

The Platters

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: R & B

20 Classic Hits

A1 Only You
A2 The Great Pretender
A3 (You've Got) The Magic Touch
A4 My Prayer
A5 Heaven On Earth
A6 You'll Never Never Know
A7 One In A Million
A8 I'm Sorry
A9 My Dream
A10 Only Because
B1 Twilight Time
B2 I Wish
B3 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
B4 Enchanted
B5 Remember When
B6 Harbor Lights
B7 Sleepy Lagoon
B8 Ebb Tide
B9 Red Sails In The Sunset
B10 To Each His Own

Mercury

Cat No: 9100 049
Released: 1978

£4.50

Whitney Houston

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: R & B

Whitney

A1 I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) (4:50)
A2 Just The Lonely Talking Again (5:30)
A3 Love Will Save The Day (5:20)
A4 Didn't We Almost Have It All (5:05)
A5 So Emotional (4:53)
B1 Where You Are (4:10)
B2 Love Is A Contact Sport (4:16)
B3 You're Still My Man (4:15)
B4 For The Love Of You (5:29)
B5 Where Do Broken Hearts Go (4:37)
B6 I Know Him So Well (4:26)

Arista

Cat No: 208 141
Released: 1987
Out Of Stock

Raja-Neé

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Turn It Up

A1 Turn It Up Louder (Jam&Lewis Remix)
A2 Turn It Up Smooth (The Arsenal Remix)
B1 Turn It Up (Album Version)
B2 Turn It Up (Dat Ol Fonky A/C Shh Remix)

Perspective Records

Cat No: 587 487-1
Released: 1995

£6.00
£3.00

T-Bone Walker

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: R & B

T-Bone Jumps Again

A1 Hypin' Woman Blues
A2 Too Much Trouble Blues
A3 I Got A Break Baby
A4 Mean Old World
A5 Bobby Sox Blues
A6 I Know Your Wig Is Gone
A7 T-Bone Jumps Again
A8 Call It Stormy Monday
B1 You're My Best Poker Hand (That's Better For Me)
B2 First Love Blues
B3 She's My Old Time Used To Be (Lonesome Woman Blues)
B4 On Your Way Blues
B5 I Wish You Were Mine
B6 Wise Man Blues
B7 Born To Be No Good (Inspiration Blues)
B8 T-Bone Shuffle

Charly R&B

Cat No: CRB 1019
Released: 1981

£10.00

Torrey Carter

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Take That

A1 Take That (Original Version) (3:45)
A2 Take That (Amended Version) (3:50)
B1 Take That (Instrumental) (3:50)
B2 Take That (Acapella) (3:40)
B3 If It's Money That You Want (1:34)

Elektra

Cat No: 0-67049
Released: 2000

£5.50

Irv Gotti & Ja Rule & Ashanti & Charli Baltimore & Vita

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Down 4 U

A1 Down 4 U (Radio Edit) (5:16)
A2 Down 4 U (D'n'D Vocal Mix) (5:30)
B1 Down 4 U (D'n'D Conemelt Mix) (5:47)

Murder Inc Records

Cat No: 063 900-1
Released: 2002

£4.00

Keith Martin

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Moment In Time / L.O.V.E. Love

A1 Moment In Time (LP Version) (4:55)
A2 Moment In Time (Oji Pierce Remix) (4:36)
A3 Moment In Time (Live Version) (4:15)
B1 L.O.V.E. Love (LP Version) (4:03)
B2 L.O.V.E. Love (Butcher Remix) (3:24)
B3 L.O.V.E. Love (Taj's Remix Feat. Crush) (5:08)

Ruffhouse Records

Cat No: CAS 7237
Released: 1995

£5.50

Jhovan

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Sleazy

A Sleazy (Dark Mix)
B1 Freestyle (Club Mix)
B2 Freestyle (Mello Mix)

Navajo Records

Cat No: nav 001
Released: 1995

£5.50

L.P.C. & Leniece

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Just The Way I Like It

A1 Just The Way I Like It (Dark Bass Mix)
A2 Just The Way I Like It (Sex Mix)
B1 Just The Way I Like It (Pure Class Mix)
B2 Just The Way I Like It (Dark Bass Inst.)

Rythm 'N' Bass

Cat No: RB 001

£4.50

Mary J. Blige

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

You Remind Me

A1 You Remind Me (Straight From The Heart Mix)
A2 You Remind Me (Straight From The Heart Radio Edit)
B1 You Remind Me (Ad's Radio Mix)
B2 You Remind Me (Bentley's)
B3 You Remind Me (Album Version)

MCA Records Ltd.

Released: 1993

£6.00

Al B. Sure!

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Nite And Day generic sleeve

A1 Nite And Day (Dusk Mix) (6:01)
A2 Nite And Day (Dawn Mix) (2:38)
B1 Nuit Et Jour (Extended) (5:35)
B2 Nuit Et Jour (Single Edit) (4:00)

Warner Bros. Records

Cat No: W 8192 (T)
Released: 1988

£6.00

Jeffrey Osborne

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

If My Brother's In Trouble

A1 If My Brother's In Trouble (Club Mix)
A2 If My Brother's In Trouble (Dub Mix)
B1 If My Brother's In Trouble (Extended Hip Hop Mix)
B2 If My Brother's In Trouble (Radio Edit)

Arista

Cat No: BROTHER 1
Released: 1991

£6.00

Aqua

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Only One

A1 Only One (Californian Club Mix) (4:35)
A2 Only One (Californian Radio Edit) (4:06)
B Only One (Urban Freeway) (5:30)

Polydor

Cat No: Aqua 1
Released: 1991

£5.00

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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.