View Full Version : Check Out These Old R&B Albums

08-26-2005, 02:39 PM
A lot of these albums are outta print but you can order them at Musicstack.com for cheap. Here's a list of the albums that i've heard & i think you should check out especially if you're a fan of funk music like iam.

1. Dazz Band-Keep It Live, Joystick, Jukebox, The Hot Spot
2. Kool & The Gang-Ladies Night, Celebrate, Something Special, As One, Emergency
3. The Gap Band-Gap Band III, Gap Band IV, Gap Band V(Jammin), Gap Band VI
4. Zapp-Zapp II, Zapp III
5. The Deele-Street Beat
6. Con Funk Shun-To The Max, Fever
7. Raydio-Two Places At The Same Time, Rock On
8. Rick James-Cold Blooded
9. Cameo-Secret Omen, Feel Me, Alligator Woman, She's Strange, Style, Single Life, Word Up
10. The Commodores-The Commodores, Midnight Magic, Heroes
11. The Isley Brothers-The Heat Is On, Harvest For The World, Go For Your Guns, Live It Up, Showdown, Winner Takes All, Go All The Way, Between The Sheets
12. The Jacksons-The Jacksons, Destiny, Triumph, Victory, 2300 Jackson Street
13. The Jackson 5-ABC, Third Album, Maybe Tomorrow, Moving Violations, Lookin Through The Window, Dancing Machine
14. Jermaine Jackson-Let's Get Serious, Jermaine Jackson
15. Gladys Knight & The Pips-Visions
16. The Ojays-Travelin At The Speed Of Thought, Back Stabbers, So Full Of Love, Family Reunion, Ship Ahoy, Identify Yourself

08-26-2005, 02:48 PM
Grew up on all these shits. You reppin them for the love or to sample? I tired of ppl sampling some a those. I keep my shits original. I got mad love for tha ol school though. Them Cameo albums was tight as fuck. One.

08-26-2005, 02:54 PM
I'm reppin those albums for the love. I got a lot of those old albums on cd because i got this dude i know to burn me those albums off the internet since they aren't available to buy on cd. I don't listen to a record player that much anymore so i don't wanna order those albums. I'd rather have them on cd. Ya'll also should check out The Dramatics Shake It Well, Do What You Wanna Do, Any Time Any Place albums. Those albums are classics. On the album cover of Do What You Wanna Do, there's a picture of the group on a elevator with a black woman. The Dramatics have some funny facial expressions when they see this woman LOL. The album sleeve pictures shows each Dramatics member doing something sexual with this woman separately. When i saw those pictures, i couldn't believe my eyes because i've never seen pictures like that for a album.

08-26-2005, 03:00 PM
Don't forget the Ohio Players and Roger's solo shits. Roger had that album cover with a lot of funny faces. Think its called the many faces of Roger T. My moms handed me all her old wax when she noticed how much I appriciated the ol days and missed them. I used to sample rare tracks like B-sides but then that shit got outta control so I stick to my original comps. One.

08-26-2005, 03:11 PM
I'm a Roger Troutman & Zapp fan. I know what album you're talkin about by Roger. The album is called Many Facets Of Roger Troutman. The hit songs I Heard It Through The Grapevine & So Ruff So Tuff are on that album. Roger was from my hometown Ohio but he was from Dayton, Ohio. I'm from Cleveland so i don't know how far Dayton is from Cleveland. I think the Ohio Players are from Dayton also. Slave is from Dayton, Ohio. Slave has the hits Just A Touch Of Love & Watching You. Steve Arrington who was the lead singer of Slave is a pastor now at a church in Dayton. He has his own website but i never checked it out. Ohio has a lot of funk bands. Dazz Band are from Cleveland, Ohio also. The Deele used to have their fan club address in Cincinnati. Babyface & LA Reid used to be in The Deele. I don't know if The Deele are from Cincinnati but i know Babyface is from Indiana. Midnight Star used to record their albums in Cincinnati but the group was formed in Kentucky.

08-26-2005, 03:13 PM
Lakeside is from Dayton, Ohio also. I used to have their albums Fantastic Voyage & Untouchables.

08-26-2005, 03:16 PM
Man, it freaked me out when coolio took that. I remember me an moms heard it at the same time an just shook our heads. He snatched gangstas paradis from stevie too but I'm sure that you already know that. Good to talk to somebody that know they shit. One.

08-26-2005, 03:25 PM
Coolio has a lot of old r&b samples on his debut album It Takes A Thief. He sampled The Isley Brothers Coolin Me Out song for Mama I'm In Love With A Gangsta song. He sampled Rufus & Chaka Khan's Everlasting Love song for Can O Corn song. He sampled Kool & The Gang's Too Hot song for his Too Hot song on his 2nd album Gangsta's Paradise. He actually had James Taylor who was the lead singer of Kool & The Gang singin the hook on Too Hot. When i heard James singin on the hook, i couldn't believe it was him because i hadn't heard him in so long. I'm one of Kool & The Gang's biggest fans & that's because i like James Taylor a lot. He has a nice singin voice & he never got the credit for Kool & The Gang being successful in the 80's. They didn't become successful until he joined the group. I wanna check out his solo albums. I haven't heard any of them. Skip Martin who used to be the lead singer of the Dazz Band joined Kool & The Gang when James left them. The group never recovered. Skip Martin is one of my favorite singers too. He has his own website. I checked it out a few times. I told him i really like the Dazz Band's albums & he told me thank you. He really appreciated that.

08-26-2005, 03:29 PM
Yup! Dazz band was tha ish. Whut about the SOS band? Pac got the hit em up sample from them. One.

<the Gap band too, they tore up shit.>

08-26-2005, 03:38 PM
2Pac didn't sample The SOS Band on Hit Em Up. That was a Dennis Edwards song he sampled called Don't Look Any Further. Black Sheep sampled The SOS Band's Take Your Time(Do It Right)song for Strobelite Honey song. Baby of Big Tymers also sampled that SOS Band song for his song with Toni Braxton. I forgot the name of it. I heard a song on Pete Rock's Soul Survivor 2 album that samples Dazz Band's Heartbeat song. I don't know the name of the Pete Rock song because i didn't buy the cd. I got my copy burned. The Gap Band definitely has a lot of funk classics. One of my favorite songs by them called Humpin is sampled by a rap group called College Boyz. College Boyz song is called Humpin too & it's on their Radio Fusion Radio album that came out in 92. The lead rapper Romany Malco of College Boyz is a actor now. He played in MC Hammer movie as MC Hammer, he played in new movie 40 Year Old Virgin & he plays on the new tv show Weeds that comes on Showtime channel.

08-26-2005, 03:43 PM
Sho nuff, u right on that sample. I was iffy but it made for good convo. How old are you C? One.

08-26-2005, 03:49 PM
I'm 28. My birthday is next month. I like that picture you got of Biggie in your sig. LOL@Biggie's skit on Ready To Die album before the song Friend Of Mine comes on. A girl on that skit is suckin his dick but before she does that, she tells him i don't know how to do this hahahahahahahahahahaha. He said just a little peck for daddy, just a little peck LOL. I wonder if that was Lil Kim on that skit. Fuck Me skit on that album cracks me up too because Lil Kim be calling him names while he's fuckin her LOL.

08-26-2005, 04:01 PM
" oh...you oreo cookie eatin muthafucka" lmao. Yup, Big was a loss that I feel everyday. It aint right when you grow up listening to ppl and then one day when u a shorty u gotta take tha news. It bug me out everyday cuz as I get older and realize more about life I see how fucked up it was that he had to die for that shit. Ob-la-di ob-la-da though.Right? One.

08-26-2005, 04:05 PM
Yeah it's a tragedy that Biggie was killed. He was a very good mc. I didn't like his Life After Death album. I don't listen to that album at all. Ready To Die album is my shit though because he was so hardcore on that album. I think he got too mainstream on 2nd album & i blame Puff Daddy for that. I bet Biggie didn't wanna do those pop songs on 2nd album but Puff Daddy probably told him that those songs are gonna help his album sell a lot of units. Shit like that is the reason why i hate rap right now because too many rappers are doing bullshit songs to please their record labels & it's pathetic. Critics say hardcore rap is over but hardcore rap will never die. Biggie was his best at doing hardcore rap, not that soft shit that was on Life After Death album.

Roman Deini
08-26-2005, 04:50 PM
charlie wilson (gap band singer) releasing an album soon. but damn i love that old shit more then what some young dudes put out now.

08-26-2005, 05:05 PM
I saw Charlie Wilson's new video. I can't believe he's still singin. He sings on Snoop Dogg's albums too.

Roman Deini
08-26-2005, 05:07 PM
yeah dude an og. ima check that shit out tho. kells exec. producing his album. also saw at def jam that ron fuckin isley is coming with a new album again.

08-26-2005, 05:15 PM
Ronald Isley is on Def Jam now? Ronald needs to give it a rest LOL. He's made enough Isley Brothers albums. It's just him & his brother Ernie now. Marvin Isley was with them on their Mission To Please album that came out in 96 but he stopped recording with them because i read a Ronald Isley interview a few years ago & he said one of Marvin's legs got amputated. R Kelly is producing Charlie Wilson's new album? Oh no LOL. R Kelly fell off a long time ago.

Roman Deini
08-26-2005, 05:19 PM
i dont know tho it seems for other people he is producing better songs then his own. im feeling charlie's new single tho.

08-26-2005, 05:25 PM
The stuff R Kelly has been producing lately for other artists is shitty too.

08-26-2005, 09:20 PM
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08-26-2005, 10:37 PM
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You tha muthafuckin shit fo that site dawg!!!!!!!!! One.

08-27-2005, 10:30 AM
I forgot to mention these old r&b albums.

1. The Time-The Time, What Time Is It, Ice Cream Castles
2. New Edition-Candy Girl, New Edition, All For Love
3. Maze & Frankie Beverly-We Are One, Silky Soul
4. Luther Vandross-Never Too Much, Forever For Always For Love, Busy Body, The Night I Fell In Love, Give Me The Reason
5. Debarge-All This Love, In A Special Way
6. Prince-1999, Purple Rain, Controversy, Around The World In A Day, Dirty Mind, Under The Cherry Moon
7. Jesse Johnson-Jesse Johnson's Revue
8. Midnight Star-No Parking On The Dance Floor, Planetary Invasion
9. Earth Wind & Fire-Open Our Eyes, That's The Way Of The World, Gratitude, Spirit, All N All, Iam, Faces, Raise, Powerlight

08-27-2005, 10:31 AM
Ready For The World-Ready For The World, Long Time Coming

I heard a new song by Twista callled Girl Tonight & he samples Ready For The World's Tonight song.

08-27-2005, 11:12 AM
Did ya'll see The Isley Brothers Busted video last year? Ronald Isley was wearing a fur coat with a Paul Pierce Celtics basketball jersey hahahahahahahahahaha. I guess he thinks he's still a young man LOL.

08-27-2005, 03:41 PM
As you know CharlesJones, I am a big fan of funk music. Did anyone mention the Brothers Johnson, Graham Central Station, The Blackbyrds, Rolls Royce, Guy, Loose Ends, Surface, I think someone mentioned Slave, and Sun? Funk ain't complete until you include all these groups! I'll continue with the conversation later.

krazi m.i.c.
09-15-2005, 05:36 PM
its all good

05-12-2006, 05:42 PM
My father got some albums by The Brothers Johnson and The Blackbyrds. I like them too. My favorite Brothers Johnson song is Strawberry Letter 23. What's up with the clothes they had on the album cover of Right On Time? Hahahahahahahahahahaha. I love Slave. Just A Touch Of Love and Watching You are my favorite songs by them. I like Chic a lot too. They had a lot of hits that i like such as Good Times, Le Freak, Everybody Dance, Dance Dance Dance, My Forbidden Lover, I Want Your Love. Charlie Wilson has Justin Timberlake on his new album hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Charlie has lost his mind collaborating with that bitch. I heard The Gap Band's self titled album for the first time a few months ago that came out in 1977. That album sucks. I like Jeffrey Osborne a lot too. He used to be in the group LTD that had the hit songs Back In Love Again, Love Ballad, Holding On When Love Is Gone.

05-13-2006, 11:03 AM
James JT Taylor of Kool & The Gang did 4 solo albums that i listened to last week for the first time. His albums are Master Of The Game, Feel The Need, Baby I'm Back, A Brand New Me. All of these albums are very good. He's a underrated singer and he's one of my favorite singers. When he was with Kool & The Gang in the 80's, they had so many hits. If he hadn't joined the group, i don't think Kool & The Gang would've been successful because they were a jazz group before he came along.