Eddy's (Late) 80s Grooves Part 13

Karen Alexander
Enjoy part 13 of Eddy's 80s Grooves! Around 1987 there was a musical no man’s land. Disco, soul, funk and new wave faded out and house and hip hop were ready to take over. In this vacuum swingbeat popped up too with exponents like Alexander O'Neal, Full Force (on my previous cloudcast) and Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam. Swingbeat (or new jack swing) is a fusion genre spearheaded by Teddy Riley and Bernard Belle that became popular from the late-1980s into the early 1990s. Its influence, along with hip-hop, seeped into pop culture and was the definitive sound of the inventive New York club scene. It used R&B style vocals sung over hip hop and dance-pop style influenced instrumentation. The sound of new jack swing comes from the hip hop "swing" beats created by drum machine, and hardware samplers, which was popular during the early days of hip hop, with contemporary R&B style singing.


S.O.S. Band – I'm Still Missing Your Love (1989)
Narada Michael Walden – Divine Emotions (1988)
When In Rome – The Promise [The Ollie North Mix] (1987)
Sparks – So Important (1988)
Inner City – Good Life (1988)
Oscar Perry – You've Got My Nose Open (1986)
Alexander O’Neal – Fake (1987)
Barry White – Sho’ You Right (1987)
Prince – U Got The Look (1987)
Jellybean Featuring Steven Dante ‎– The Real Thing [West 26th Street Mix] (1987)
M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume (1987)
Earth, Wind & Fire – System Of Survial (1987)
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Head To Toe (1987)
Exposé ‎– Come Go With Me (1987)
Princess – I’ll Keep On Loving You (1987)
Nona Hendryx ‎– Why Should I Cry? (1987)

Eddy's (Late) 80s Grooves Part 13 by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud


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