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Katie Webster

Format: Vinyl Album
Genre: R & B

Two-Fisted Mama!

A1 Two Fisted Mama (3:22)
A2 Stood Up Again (4:10)
A3 Red Negligee (9:29)
A4 C.Q. Boogie (2:37)
A5 Never Let Me Go (5:12)
B1 Love Deluxe (3:23)
B2 Pussycat Moan (6:05)
B3 Money Honey Or Honey Hush (3:33)
B4 I'm Still Leaving (3:35)
B5 The Katie Lee (2:16)
B6 So Far Away (5:43)

Alligator Records

Cat No: AL 4777
Released: 1989



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

I'm In Luv

A1 I'm In Luv (Ghetto Lab Mix) (5:30)
A2 I'm In Luv (Ghetto Lab Instrumental Mix) (5:30)
B1 I'm In Luv (Now You Know Who The Fuck Joe Is) (3:50)
B2 I'm In Luv (Gumbo Remix) (5:16)

Not On Label

Cat No: joedj 1
Released: 1993



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Why Not Take All Of Me

A Why Not Take All Of Me (Album Version) (4:46)
B1 Why Not Take All Of Me (Instrumental) (4:46)
B2 Why Not Take All Of Me (A Cappella) (3:55)

Warner Bros. Records

Cat No: PRO-A-7039
Released: 1994



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

BMG Urban Sampler 03

A1 Clipse When The Last Time
A2 Flipmode Squad Just Chill
A3 Raskalz Hit Em Up
B1 Donell Jones Freakin U
B2 Joi Campbell Keep It Movin
B3 Angie Stone & Joe More Than A Woman

BMG UK & Ireland

Cat No: URBAN12 003
Released: 2003


Brian McKnight

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)

A1 You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time) (LP Version) (4:49)
A2 You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time) (Radio Version No Rap) (4:09)
B1 You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time) (Instrumental) (5:00)
B2 You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time) (Acapella) (3:45)


Cat No: 314 574 761-1
Released: 1997



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

1 Thing

A1 1 Thing (Radio Edit)
A2 1 Thing (Radio Version)
A3 1 Thing (Instrumental)
B1 Talkin' To Me (Mark Ronson Sunshine Remix)(No Loop)
B2 Talkin' To Me (Remix)


Cat No: 675940 6
Released: 2005
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China Black

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B


A1 Longsy D 7"
A2 Round The World Mix
A3 Longsy D Midnite Cat Mix
B1 Longsy D Dub
B2 Round The World Instumental
B3 Mykaell S Riley 7"


Released: 1994


Ruby Turner

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

It's A Cryin' Shame

A It's A Cryin' Shame (UK Remix)
B1 It's A Cryin' Shame (American Mix)
B2 It's A Cryin' Shame (Album Mix)


Cat No: JIVE P 260



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Every Time I Close My Eyes

A1 Every Time I Close My Eyes (House Of Music Remix) (3:13)
A2 Every Time I Close My Eyes (Every Time I Feel The Groove Mix) (4:44)
B1 Every Time I Close My Eyes (Every Time I Feel The Funk Mix) (4:44)
B2 Every Time I Close My Eyes (Radio Edit) (4:11)


Cat No: XPR 3096
Released: 1997


Johnny Gill

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Wrap My Body Tight

A1 Wrap My Body Tight (12" Remake Version) (5:00)
A2 Wrap My Body Tight (Instrumental) (5:01)
A3 Wrap My Body Tight (12" Remix Version) (6:31)
B1 Wrap My Body Tight (House Mix) (8:15)
B2 Wrap My Body Tight (Soul Instrumental) (4:48)


Cat No: MOT12-4756
Released: 1991


Hinda Hicks

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

You Think You Own Me

A1 You Think You Own Me (Booker T's Vocal Lick Remix)
A2 You Think You Own Me (Booker T's Dub)
B1 You Think You Own Me (Brooklyn Funk's R&B Remix)
B2 You Think You Own Me (Brooklyn Funk's Funk Up Rockin' Remix)


Island Records

Cat No: 12 IS 700
Released: 1998



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Make It Up With Love

A1 Make It Up With Love (Kardinal Beats Radio Mix)
A2 Make It Up With Love (Kardinal Beats Instrumental)
B1 Make It Up With Love (Remix)
B2 Make It Up With Love (Album Version)

Urban Division

Cat No: XPR3780
Released: 2004


Me'Shell NdegéOcello

Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

Me'Shell NdegéOcello

A1 If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) (4:31)
A2 Shoot'N Up And Gett'n High (4:14)
A3 Soul On Ice (5:08)
A4 Step Into The Projects (3:54)
B1 Dred Loc (Radio Edit) (4:06)
B2 Dred Loc (Skins I'm In Remix) (4:50)
B3 Dred Loc (Sly 'N' Robbie Remix) (5:00)
B4 Dred Loc (Skins I'm In Instr.) (4:51)
B5 Dred Loc (Sly 'N' Robbie Edit) (3:14)


Cat No: SAM 1286
Released: 1993



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B

How You Gonna Act Like That

A How You Gonna Act Like That (Stig Remix) (7:15)
B How You Gonna Act Like That (Stig Instrumental) (7:15)

BMG UK & Ireland

Cat No: 82876536551
Released: 2003



Format: Vinyl 12 Inch
Genre: R & B


A1 Runaway
A2 Runaway (Blue Mix)
B1 Runaway (Benztown Mix)
B2 Runaway (Cruising Mix)

Dome Records

Cat No: 12 DOME 115
Released: 1997


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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.


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."

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.


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.