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Blackstreet - Happy Home
Latte’s bringing you some classic R&B hits from yesterday’s and today’s artists. This part one of my Quiet Storm.
A Long Walk - Jill Scott
Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
Love - Musiq Soulchild
Spend My Life With You - Eric Benèt (feat. Tamia)
Secret Lovers - Atlantic Starr
So Amazing - Luther Vandross
If You Don’t Know Me By Now - Melvin & The Blue Notes (with Teddy Pendergrass)
No Pain No Gain - Betty Wright
Diary - Alicia Keys (feat. Tony! Toni! Tonè!)
Next Lifetime - Erykah Badu
Break Up to Make Up - The Stylistics
For the Love Of You (Pts. 1 & 2) - The Isley Brothers
You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston
Before I Let You Go - BLACKstreet
On this day in music history: November 9, 1996 - “No Diggity” by Blackstreet Featuring Dr. Dre & Queen Pen hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 4 weeks, also topping the R&B singles chart for 4 weeks on October 19th. Written by Andre Young, Chauncey Hannibal, Teddy Riley, William Stewart, and Larry Walters, it is the biggest hit for the New York City based R&B group led by producer and songwriter Teddy Riley. Issued as the first single from their second album “Another Level”, the song originates from an earlier Blackstreet track called “I Like The Way You Work” from their self-titled debut. Based around a sample of Bill Withers’ 1971 single “Grandma’s Hands”, Dr. Dre originally intends the track to be for 2 Pac, but will give the it to Blackstreet after he leaves Death Row Records. Dre will also contribute a rap verse to the song, as well as rapper Queen Pen. Entering the Hot 100 at #48 on October 12, 1996, it will streak to the top of the chart only four weeks later. The single will win the group a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. “No Diggity” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Blackstreet - Think About You (Quiet Storm Remix)
Album: Greatest Remixes
Seeing that “someone” recently added this to her list of movies (“The Wood” Soundtrack) on Facebook, and I happened to have watched it last night. I thought about this song… err.. the original version that is.
I’m also a sucker for remixes (..if they’re better than the original!) and quiet storm songs.
Blackstreet - We Gonna Take U Back (Lude) / Don’t Leave Me
LOVE LOVE LOVE
So glad I was raised on a great music genre!!!
1996- Blackstreet Feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen No Diggity
Blackstreet - Don’t Leave Me(Live)
Some Temptations-like precision in the beginning, great performance