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Thread started 04/12/19 10:47am

StrangeButTrue

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New single from Jam & Lewis: Volume One

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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the songwriting team behind some of Janet Jackson and Boyz II Men’s biggest hits, will release a new compilation of new original music, Jam & Lewis: Volume One, this summer.

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Today, they’re offering up the first track from it, “‘Til I Found You,” an upbeat, gospel-tinged vocal powerhouse that features music by the group Sounds of Blackness and singing by Ann Nesby, Big Jim Wright and Lauren Evans. In addition to leaving room for each of the singers to push their voices to the heavens (in fact, they sing, “Heaven must be like this”), the track contains many signatures of Jam and Lewis’ trademark sound, including snappy rhythms and horn accents.

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“Sounds of Blackness will always hold such a special place in our hearts because they were the first act we signed to our original record label,” Jam said in a statement. “We felt it was only right for this single with them to introduce our compilation album.”

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“It felt great to be back in the studio with Sounds of Blackness and create new music we’re really proud of,” Lewis said. “The track definitely sets the tone for the album, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear what’s next.”

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Jam and Lewis have yet to reveal what other collaborations will be featured on the album.

Since the early Eighties, the duo, which met in Minneapolis, has worked with Prince, the Time, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, New Edition and many others. In addition to nine Hot 100 Number Ones for Janet Jackson, they’ve written songs that claimed the top spot for the Human League, George Michael, Karyn White, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey and Usher. They’ve earned more than 100 sales awards, including diamond plaques, and have won five Grammys.

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Reply #1 posted 04/12/19 10:53am

BlackCat1985

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Love these guys! Love this song too! YouTube worked fine for me.
[Edited 4/12/19 10:55am]
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Reply #2 posted 04/12/19 1:25pm

Musicslave

Just in case the original link doesn't work...

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Reply #3 posted 04/12/19 2:20pm

thedoorkeeper

"this summer"
Gimme a date!
I want a date!
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Reply #4 posted 04/12/19 3:41pm

EmmaMcG

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I'm not a big fan of this song at all BUT I do like the 90s style production and I have high hopes for the album. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
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Reply #5 posted 04/12/19 4:17pm

PennyPurple

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Can't wait to get this!

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Reply #6 posted 04/12/19 5:19pm

onlyforaminute

Definitely looking forward to this.
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Reply #7 posted 04/12/19 8:28pm

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I'm glad this compilation is finally coming out.I've been waiting for this seems like forever. I was fortunate enough to recently meet Jimmy Jam. I can't wait to hear the Janet cut on there. I know it's going to be FIRE!

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #8 posted 04/12/19 10:58pm

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Musicslave said:

Just in case the original link doesn't work...

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Nice track. Sadly Big Jim Wright died last year. He was out on the road with LoKey? as

their keyboard player and musical director.

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Reply #9 posted 04/14/19 12:41pm

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Not as good as Hot Boy.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #10 posted 04/14/19 2:17pm

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To my ears, the vocals sound very forced and uninspired. The song is very by-the-books and doesn't surprise, excite or take me anywhere. There are too many vocalists staying 'in the same place', as it were. A very boring track to my ears. Not a good choice for first track.

StrangeButTrue said:

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the songwriting team behind some of Janet Jackson and Boyz II Men’s biggest hits, will release a new compilation of new original music, Jam & Lewis: Volume One, this summer.

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Today, they’re offering up the first track from it, “‘Til I Found You,” an upbeat, gospel-tinged vocal powerhouse that features music by the group Sounds of Blackness and singing by Ann Nesby, Big Jim Wright and Lauren Evans.

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Reply #11 posted 04/15/19 7:13pm

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I love how they give S.O.B. their propers by introducing the compilation with them via the first single which is really pretty 2 my ears, and I'm SO LOOKING 4ward 2 seeing who ELSE is gonna be up in the mix! Hopefully Cherrelle (without Alexander Oneal duetting with her), Alex, S.O.S. Band and Rhonda Clark! Maybe even some Cheryl Lynn and some Thelma Houston! As 4 Janet, we KNOW sumpthin' hot's on the way! Can't WAIT! Jam & Lewis have been my idols since Klymaxx's "Wild Girls" back in '82! <3

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Reply #12 posted 04/15/19 7:15pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

I'm glad this compilation is finally coming out.I've been waiting for this seems like forever. I was fortunate enough to recently meet Jimmy Jam. I can't wait to hear the Janet cut on there. I know it's going to be FIRE!

Remember back in the day when there was gonna be an album by "The Secret" and it never happened? That's how I feel about this! Except it really IS happ'nin'! Whooooo!!!! smile <3

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #13 posted 04/15/19 8:41pm

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whitechocolatebrotha said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

I'm glad this compilation is finally coming out.I've been waiting for this seems like forever. I was fortunate enough to recently meet Jimmy Jam. I can't wait to hear the Janet cut on there. I know it's going to be FIRE!

Remember back in the day when there was gonna be an album by "The Secret" and it never happened? That's how I feel about this! Except it really IS happ'nin'! Whooooo!!!! smile <3

Oh yea! I remember that. This one is really LONG overdue.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #14 posted 04/16/19 11:09am

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It's ok.

If that is the best track on the cd, it's in trouble.

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Reply #15 posted 04/16/19 5:59pm

SoulAlive

seems like this will be an interesting project.I’ll give it a listen.
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Reply #16 posted 04/16/19 7:36pm

RJOrion

word???... eek
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Reply #17 posted 04/16/19 9:24pm

woogiebear

I heard there's gonna be a NEW Morris Day Song on the Project as well!!

cool cool cool cool

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Reply #18 posted 04/20/19 6:11am

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Hope there is a new song by New Edition and SOS band.
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Reply #19 posted 04/20/19 6:53am

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PrettyMan72 said:

Hope there is a new song by New Edition and SOS band.

Sorry to say "New Edition" is no more...

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #20 posted 04/21/19 5:32pm

babynoz

I wanted to like it but it sounds very dated.

I will hold out hope for the other tracks though.

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Reply #21 posted 04/22/19 7:59am

Musicslave

2freaky4church1 said:

Not as good as Hot Boy.

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What's "Hot Boy"? Haven't heard it yet..

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Reply #22 posted 04/22/19 6:15pm

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babynoz said:

I wanted to like it but it sounds very dated.

I will hold out hope for the other tracks though.

Define "dated." I see it pop up all the time and it makes me wanna think BACK a bit, but when I DO, I see that dated is only dated until it's remastered and this embodies the sound of today. Mastered mastery. Crisp, energetic, chunky, funky, loud and PROUD! <3

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Reply #23 posted 04/22/19 6:32pm

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onlyforaminute said:

Definitely looking forward to this.

yeahthat

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Reply #24 posted 04/22/19 6:45pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

Sorry to say "New Edition" is no more...

How is that? I've seen some comments on New Edition videos on Youtube that Ralph does not want to work with Bobby for some reason. I don't know what that is or if it's true. But not that NE is done, just that it'll be the Heartbreak lineup whenever they get back together. I do know that Ralph is currently recording a solo album because I listen to his radio show sometimes. I saw a recent interview that Ralph did in which he said he had recently spoken to Mike Bivins after about a year of not doing so.

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Reply #25 posted 04/22/19 8:39pm

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MickyDolenz said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Sorry to say "New Edition" is no more...

How is that? I've seen some comments on New Edition videos on Youtube that Ralph does not want to work with Bobby for some reason. I don't know what that is or if it's true. But not that NE is done, just that it'll be the Heartbreak lineup whenever they get back together. I do know that Ralph is currently recording a solo album because I listen to his radio show sometimes. I saw a recent interview that Ralph did in which he said he had recently spoken to Mike Bivins after about a year of not doing so.

Johnny Gil owns the trademark name of New Edition now. So NONE of them can tour using that name without his permission. The New Edition movie actually made things worse between them. It was a whole plan for ALL of them to tour together including the castmates that played their characters. But then the BBD(Ronnie,Mike & RIcky) portion of the group decided they wanted to tour & record on their own without the rest first. After that the WHOLE thing fell apart. Also Bobby Brown was having difficulty keeping up with them dancing with his weight & health problems. But Bobby has now lost close to 100 pounds & is currently touring on his own and with the newly formed group R.B.R.M(Ronnie,Bobby,Rickey,& Mike) renamed because Ralph left the group & Johnny won't clear the name for them to use anymore. It's a BIG mess.

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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Reply #26 posted 04/22/19 8:45pm

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ChocolateBox3121 said:

MickyDolenz said:

How is that? I've seen some comments on New Edition videos on Youtube that Ralph does not want to work with Bobby for some reason. I don't know what that is or if it's true. But not that NE is done, just that it'll be the Heartbreak lineup whenever they get back together. I do know that Ralph is currently recording a solo album because I listen to his radio show sometimes. I saw a recent interview that Ralph did in which he said he had recently spoken to Mike Bivins after about a year of not doing so.

Johnny Gil owns the trademark name of New Edition now. So NONE of them can tour using that name without his permission. The New Edition movie actually made things worse between them. It was a whole plan for ALL of them to tour together including the castmates that played their characters. But then the BBD(Ronnie,Mike & RIcky) portion of the group decided they wanted to tour & record on their own without the rest first. After that the WHOLE thing fell apart. Also Bobby Brown was having difficulty keeping up with them dancing with his weight & health problems. But Bobby has now lost close to 100 pounds & is currently touring on his own and with the newly formed group R.B.R.M(Ronnie,Bobby,Rickey,& Mike) renamed because Ralph left the group & Johnny won't clear the name for them to use anymore. It's a BIG mess.

What a shame and wasted opportunity disbelief

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Reply #27 posted 04/22/19 8:56pm

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I wonder if the collaborations are with only artist they've worked with before like Janet,Human League, Herb Alpert etc or newer artist of today.
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Reply #28 posted 04/23/19 6:10am

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Goddess4Real said:

ChocolateBox3121 said:

Johnny Gil owns the trademark name of New Edition now. So NONE of them can tour using that name without his permission. The New Edition movie actually made things worse between them. It was a whole plan for ALL of them to tour together including the castmates that played their characters. But then the BBD(Ronnie,Mike & RIcky) portion of the group decided they wanted to tour & record on their own without the rest first. After that the WHOLE thing fell apart. Also Bobby Brown was having difficulty keeping up with them dancing with his weight & health problems. But Bobby has now lost close to 100 pounds & is currently touring on his own and with the newly formed group R.B.R.M(Ronnie,Bobby,Rickey,& Mike) renamed because Ralph left the group & Johnny won't clear the name for them to use anymore. It's a BIG mess.

What a shame and wasted opportunity disbelief

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How the heck did Johnny manage that? He was last added to the group? And shame on them all for not trademarking their name beforehand, after all they've been through earlier in their career (if it's true).

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Reply #29 posted 04/23/19 6:33am

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Musicslave said:

Goddess4Real said:

What a shame and wasted opportunity disbelief

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How the heck did Johnny manage that? He was last added to the group? And shame on them all for not trademarking their name beforehand, after all they've been through earlier in their career (if it's true).

rolleyes

I don't lie....

"4 all of us, life is death without adventure,& adventure only comes 2 those who are willing 2 b daring & take chances." prince AMA's 1985
“When eye say, ‘eye own “Purple Rain,” eye sound like Kanye.” He paused.“Who eye consider a friend.”
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