Friday, August 29, 2008

Old School Friday-Neo Soul

When I first heard this week's themeI had to research it. I was just not familar with the genre. So according to Wikipedia, this is a marketing term for a sub-genre of contemporary R&B. The music is usually a hybrid of 1970s-influenced soul music with influences from jazz, funk, Latin, African, hip hop and house music. The term neo soul was originated by Kedar Massenburg of Motown Records in the late 1990s. Neo soul's audience tends to be underground, preferring that the music favor underground credibility and soulfulness over mainstream popularity

So with that little history down I found some really funky tunes (well I think so anyway). I am very eclectic so my taste sometimes does go a bit crazy.

This is a oldie but Rena Scott was produced by Mtume/Lucas production (with some really good arrangements)The background vocals were done by Tawatha Agee, Brenda White-King and Gwen Guthrie.

Leonora Jaye's original songs reconcile old skool R&B, street-wise funk and velvety Adult Contemporary pop, while her deep-felt lyrics capture the essence of modern femininity in all its wondrous complexity

Mrs. Grapevine and Ms. Marvalus are the originators of OLD School Friday, so come on, don't just read,be apart of a fun meme. Click here for more info. Also check out my fellow OSF folks. ONELOVE...IRIEGAL:

- Electronic Village - Fresh And Fab - Danielle - Kim

- Ms Grapevine -Quick -Marcus LANGFORD

- Cassandra - Danielle - iriegal - -Hagar's Daughter - Lisa C

-Chocl8t - DP - Dallassouth - Kreative Talk

-Marvalus One - Regina - Clnmike - Vivrant Thing

-AJ - Sharon - The Creole Pimp - Invisible Woman

-Beleiver 1964 - Cooper - SJP - Hey Shae -


Hagar's Daughter said...

Oh my, I see I have a lot to learn. Happy OSF!

Keith said...

I'm so glad to find out I'm not the only one who had to do research to figure out what neo sould was. But once I did I found out I was a fan and didn't even know it.

Happy OSF!

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

nice choice, happy osf

Lisa C said...

I'm with Hagar's Daughter, this is new to me. Enjoyed it! Happy OSF!

Regina said...

I can't get the video to play so I'll come back later and try it again!
Happy OSF!

MsMarvalus said...

These are new to me, but I like them!

This is what I love about this meme...there is always something new!

Great choices!

Villager said...

Happy OSF! I've not heard either of these songs before. I appreciate your research!

Thank you for visiting my post on the Neo-Soul theme. I invite your blog readers to check out Erykah Badu if they have time or inclinaton.

peace, Villager

Believer 1964 said...

I so enjoyed Leonora Jaye and like that vibe for sure! Thanks for the introduction