"Juicy Fruit" is a song written byJames Mtumeand released as the lead-off single fromMtume's third album, also titledJuicy Fruit. It features lead vocals byTawatha Agee. The mid-tempo song is arguably Mtume's most well-known, proving enormously successful on R&B radio stations when first released.
The song reached number one on theBillboardHot Black Singleschart on June 4, 1983 and remained there for eight weeks. Its success on the BillboardPop Singleschart, however, was more modest, reaching number 45.It was ranked at number 15 among the "Tracks of the Year" for 1983 byNME.Though it never reached the Top 40, the single was certified as selling one million copies on July 25, 1983. The song's video had different lyrics, where they replaced "You can lick me everywhere" with "Candy kisses everywhere".
The single itself would become the inspiration for another act that would take the name from the song,Juicy,whose single "Sugar Free" was considered an answer to "Juicy Fruit"and itself the basis for being used as sampled backgrounds on numerous songs.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Norah Jones' seventh solo studio album Pick Me Up Off The Floor features collaborators from Brian Blade to Jeff Tweedy, and grew out of her acclaimed singles series of the past two years as the songs she hadn't yet released unexpectedly congealed into an album of tremendous depth and beauty connected by the sly groove of her piano trios, lyrics that confront loss and portend hope, and a mood that leans into darkness before ultimately finding the light.
On the longtime Parisian hip-hop producer Onra's new album, Fundamentals, he locks into an easy groove front to back, even when the compositions are dizzyingly diffuse. But while his dream of the '90s is frequently beautiful and wholly sincere, it's also increasingly creepy.
It is a loose concept album warning the listener of falling into the "Placebo Syndrome," which according toGeorge Clintonisconsumerism, and listening todiscomusic, which he saw as a simplification of funk music in attempt to gain commercial success. The album spawned the R&B number #1singlein "Flash Light", which features a funkysynthesizer bassline played on aMinimoogby keyboardistBernie Worrell. The album became Parliament's fourth consecutive gold album and second platinum album. The song "Sir Nose d'Voidoffunk (Pay Attention – B3M)" contains nursery rhymes "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" and "Three Blind Mice"; the lyrics were changed to make reference to drug use.
The original vinyl release contained a 22" by 33" inch poster of the character "Sir Nose D'Voidoffunk", as well as an 8-page comic book that explains the concept behind the LP. Both the poster and the comic book were illustrated byOverton Loyd.
Parliament - The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein (VINTAGE)
The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein is an album by funk band Parliament, released in September 1976. The album is notable for featuring horn arrangements by ex-James Brown band member, Fred Wesley. The album charted at #3 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, #20 on the Billboard pop chart, and became Parliament's second album to be certified gold. Two singles were released off the album, "Do That Stuff", which charted at #22, and "Dr. Funkenstein" which charted at #43.
Side A : Cosmic Slop, Electric Spanking Of War Babies, One Nation Under A Groove. Side B : Sly Stone intro Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin), Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Of The Sucker), Night Of The Thumpasorus Peoples, Mothership Connection (Star Child).
Cheap Queen is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter King Princess, released on October 25, 2019, through Mark Ronson's imprint of Columbia Records, Zelig Records. A deluxe edition of the album with five additional tracks was released on February 14, 2020. Straus began a tour in support of the album on September 20.
Triple vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered and expanded 20th Anniversary edition. Rescued from defunct formats, prized from dark cupboards and brought to light after two decades in cold storage... OKNOTOK features the original OK Computer twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the Radiohead completist's dream: "I Promise," "Lift," and "Man Of War." The original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after OK Computer era tracks finally receive their first official issue on OKNOTOK. All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes. OK Computer was originally released on various dates ranging from May to July 1997. Produced by the band and Nigel Godrich, the album is widely cited as one of the greatest works of Radiohead's-or any artist's-catalogue and was the first Radiohead record to reach #1 in the UK and to be be nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy. The album features singles "Paranoid Android," "Karma Police," "Lucky" and "No Surprises." In 2015, The National Recording Registry selected OK Computer to be preserved in the Library of Congress as a recording that has proven "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
Classics is the second full-length album from Ratatat, released on August 22, 2006. As with their first album, Classics is almost entirely instrumental, with the only exception being a large cat-like sound sample used in "Wildcat."
Ritchie Valens is the first album by Ritchie Valens, posthumously released by Del-Fi Records in March 1959, one month after his death in a plane crash. It is his only studio album entirely composed of master tracks recorded at Gold Star Studios. The album peaked at #23 on the Billboard album chart.
"Livin' la Vida Loca" is a song performed byRicky Martin. It was released on March 23, 1999, from Martin'sself-titleddebut English-language album (he had previously released several albums inSpanish). The song was composed byDesmond ChildandDraco Rosa.La vida locais Spanish for "the crazy life."
"Livin' la Vida Loca" is generally seen as the song that began theLatin popexplosion that followed and made the transition of other Spanish-speaking artists (firstEnrique IglesiasandMarc Anthonyand laterShakira,Paulina RubioandThalía) into the English-speaking market easier. Before this time, most non-Latino Americans had never heard of Martin until whatCNNreported was a show-stopping performance of "La Copa de la Vida" at the41st Grammy Awardsshow, which became a catalyst in bringing Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene."Livin' la Vida Loca" sold over 8 million copies, making it one of thebest selling singlesof all time.
The song received variousGrammy Awardsnominations and Ricky Martin obtained enormous success inside the United States and worldwide. In 2007, the song was ranked at number 28 on the list of 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s byVH1.It is Martin'ssignature song.
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan is the gold-selling fourth studio album by the funk band Rufus and Chaka Khan, released on the ABC Records label in 1975. It remained on top of the R&B album chart for six consecutive weeks.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Run the Jewels, the dynamic duo of rap, continue their scintillating journey into the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere with their greatest album to date - RTJ4. And like it's predecessors, RTJ4 is rooted in hip hop fundamentals - two brilliant MC's letting loose over brilliant beats - while extending it's reach into various worlds. The album includes collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz and DJ Premier, and was recorded primarily at Rick Rubin's Shangri La Studios and the iconic Electric Lady Studios in NYC.
Salt-N-Pepa is an American hip-hop girl group formed in 1985. Group members included Salt, Pepa, and DJ Spinderella. They were signed to Next Plateau Records and released their single "Push It" in 1987, which hit number one in three countries and became a top 10 or top 20 hit in various countries.