Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Alexander O'Neal ‎Love Makes No Sense (Remix Post)

 

[from his 1993 album, "Love Makes No Sense"]

Bonus Beat Mix Version

Brothers In Rhythm Remix Version

Brothers in Rhythm Dub Version

Skipworth & Turner ‎Can't Give Her Up (Remix Post)

 

[from their self-titled 1985 album]

Maxi Long Version

Special R.E.M.I.X.E.D. Version

Noel ‎Out Of Time (Remix Post)

 

[from his 1988 self-titled album]

Club Mix Version


Dub Version

R&B Mix Version

New Choice ‎People Want Bass (Remix Post)

 

[from their 1988 album "At Last"]

Extended Remix Version


People Want Mo' Bass! Remix Version

This One's For The D.J.'s Version

Grady Harrell Sticks And Stones (Remix Post)

 

[from his 1989 album, "Come Play With Me"]

Def Boy X Posse Version

Cynthia ‎What Will It Take (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1991 album, "Cynthia II"]

Club Version


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sweet Sensation Love Child (Remix Post)

[from their 1990 album, "Love Child"]

Extended Version

Child Of Love (Wild Child Mix) Version

Lisette Melendez ‎Goody Goody (Remix Post)

[from her 1994 album, "True to Life"]

Hip Hop Mix Version

Spanish Fly Dub Version

Mantecka House Mix Version

Eighth Wonder Baby Baby (Remix Post)

 

[from their 1988 album, "Fearless"]

Balearic Beat Baby Mix Version

Dance Mix Version

Acid House Mix Version

Nia Peeples ‎High Time (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1988 album, "Nothin' But Trouble"]

House Club Mix Version

1018 Mega Mix Version


Brenda K. Starr ‎What You See Is What You Get (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1987 self-titled album]

Club Mix Version

Dub Mix Version

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Carolina Rain

Carolina Rain was a country music group from Nashville, Tennessee that consisted of Jeremy Baxter (from Lebanon, Tennessee), Rhean Boyer (from Virginia Beach, Virginia) and Marvin Evatt (from Central, South Carolina).

Jeremy began singing and playing the mandolin when he was 16 years old. He later joined his family's bluegrass/gospel music group, New Grace, performing in area churches throughout his teen years. After completing high school, he became a member of the Vol State Singers while attending community college.

Rhean comes from a musical family. He got his first guitar when he was 7 years old and became a local rock star by the time he reached high school. At the age of 17, he left home where he ran with a biker group and later struggled with alcohol addiction. By 1989, he moved to Nashville, later got sober, began playing the guitar again and started writing songs for artists such as Lee Greenwood & Doc Walker.

Marvin grew up singing in his hometown of Central, South Carolina. He attended Andrews College in Cuthbert, Georgia on a voice scholarship, harmonizing in gospel quartets and was being groomed for Broadway musicals when he decided to move to Nashville.

Rhean and Marvin met at Belmont University in Nashville while they were both working as campus security guards and wrote songs together during their down time. Jeremy was invited to jam with them, and they formed a music duo called Carolina Rain (named after the first song they wrote together).

Carolina Rain attracted the attention of county music artist Clint Black's fledgling record label, Equity Music Group and they became the first music act signed to the label in 2004. 

During that same year, they released their debut single, "I Ain't Scared" which peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.

Their follow-up single, "Louisiana Love" didn't chart, but their third single, "Let's Get It On" peaked at #57 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.

In September of 2006, Carolina Rain released their debut album, "Weather the Storm" which peaked at #60 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

The lead single, "Get Outta My Way" peaked at #28 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, staying on the chart for 30 weeks.

The follow-up single, "Isn't She" peaked at #26 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, staying on the chart for 24 weeks, making it their highest-charting single to date. The last single, "Dealin' " didn't make the charts at all.

In late 2008, Carolina Rain released a new single called "American Radio" which peaked at #53 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. It was supposed to be the lead single for their sophomore album of the same name.

Another single, "Weight of the World" was released, but didn't make the charts. After that, Equity Music Group closed down in December of 2008 and the group's album was apparently shelved. By 2009, Carolina Rain had disbanded.

These days (according to research), Marvin Evatt is still active in the music business with his own solo career. He also resides in Greenville, North Carolina with his wife, Lori.

Rhean Boyer resides in Lebanon, Tennessee with his wife, Tonya (who works as a music & drama teacher at McClain Christian School) and two children. It's unknown what he's currently up to these days.

Jeremy Baxter also resides in Lebanon, Tennessee with his wife, Tyelisa and their two children; like Rhean, it's also unknown what he's currently up to these days.

To see Marvin Evatt's official website, go to:
https://www.marvinevatt.com/

To see a video for "I Ain't Scared," go to:

To see a video for "Get Outta My Way," go to:

To see a video for "Isn't She," go to:

To see a video for "American Radio," go to:

To see a video for "Weight of the World," go to:

Jypsi

 

Jypsi (pronounced as "gypsy") was a country music group from the 2000s that consisted of the Rische siblings from Galena, Illinois: Amber-Dawn, Frank, Lillie Mae and Scarlett.

The Rische siblings' father, Forrest Carter Rische was a traveling musician who taught all of his children how to play and sing, later playing in the Forrest Carter Family band. 

After playing locally for several years, they were discovered by record producer Cowboy Jack Clement from Nashville, Tennessee, who found the potential in the siblings' musical abilities including then 9-year-old Lillie Mae.

In later years, the Rische siblings formed their own band, the Risches where they performed live sets at Layla's Honky Tonk, making them a must-see local attraction. By 2007, they were signed to Arista Nashville.

During that same year, they released their debut single, "Love is a Drug" which didn't appear to make the charts at all and was left off their debut album.

Jypsi's follow-up single, "I Don't Love You Like That" peaked at #38 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks, making it their only highest-charting single to date.

In May of 2008, Jypsi's self-titled debut album was released as a music download, but not as a physical album.

In 2009, the group released their third single, "Mr. Officer" which managed to peak at #52 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. By 2009, Gypsi disbanded because of their record label's demands of conformity proved to be too restrictive for them.

These day, the Rische siblings have go on to separate music careers.

Lillie Mae is a solo artist; she released three solo albums in 2015, 2017 and 2019. Frank and singer Martha Spencer perform together as an American roots music duo. 

Amber-Dawn and her husband, Bobby Nicholas perform together as music duo BAD Nicholas. Scarlett resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Darren, but it's unknown what she's doing with her music career.

To see a video for "I Don't Love You Like That," go to:

To see a video for "Mr. Officer," go to:

Mark McGuinn

 

Mark McGuinn (born on August 19, 1968 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a country music singer-songwriter from the 2000s.

Mark's musical background includes playing the trumpet in a jazz band. He later aspired to be a professional soccer player, but after sustaining a knee injury, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1994 to become a songwriter instead. 

He wrote the songs "I Hope Fort Worth Was Worth It" for Joanie Keller's 1999 album, "Sparks are Gonna Fly" and "Only Perfect" for South 65's 2001 album, "Dream Large." By 2001, he was signed to a newly formed independent record label, VFR Records. 

In January of that same year, Mark released his debut single, "Mrs. Steven Rudy." Originally, his song, "That's a Plan" was supposed to be the first single, but after a DJ at KPLX in Dallas, Texas began playing "Mrs. Steven Rudy", other radio stations followed suit.

Due to the reaction it was receiving, VFR Records decided to release "Mrs. Steven Rudy" as the first single (with "That's a Plan" on the B-side). The song became a hit, peaking at #6 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks and became the highest-selling single on the country singles sales chart for 5 consecutive weeks.

The song also crossed over to the pop music charts, where it peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his only chart appearance to date. Upon the release of his debut single, Mark was considered a "dark horse" on the country music scene due in part to his jazz background and beatnik image which were considered outside the norms of country radio.

In May of 2001, Mark released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #117 on Billboard 200, #1 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers Albums chart, #2 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and #18 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (which set a new record for the highest entry on the chart for the first release from an independent record label).

The last single released from the album, "She Doesn't Dance" peaked at #29 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

On the day of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Mark wrote and recorded a tribute song called "More Beautiful Today"; however, he insisted that the song not be released to radio (although it did receive enough airplay to enter the country music charts) and made it available only as a download on his website. He also wrote the song, "Unusually Unusual" which was recorded for Lonestar for their 2001 album, "I'm Already There."

In 2002, VFR Records declared bankruptcy, leaving Mark without a record label. After that, he took a break from his music career to start a family. In 2005, he returned to the studio to record his follow-up album.

In 2006, he released his sophomore album, "One Man's Crazy" on the Blue Flamingo record label. The album featured a reprised version of "More Beautiful Today" which managed to peak at #54 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, staying on the chart for 2 weeks.

In 2008, Mark co-wrote George Jones' song, "You Me and Time." His last musical release to date was the single, "'Til You Got Home" which didn't appear to make the charts. Since then, nothing much has been heard from Mark McGuinn and it seems as if he's faded into obscurity.

To see a video for "Mrs. Steven Rudy," go to:


To see a video for "That's a Plan," go to:

To see a video for "She Doesn't Dance," go to:

To see a video for "More Beautiful Today," go to:

To see a video for "'Til You Got Home," go to:

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Brownstone ‎Pass The Lovin' (Remix Post)

 

[from their 1994 album, "From The Bottom Up"]

DUI Mix Version (featuring Biz Markie)

Phatbak Mix Version

Piano Man Funk Mix Version


Ex-Girlfriend ‎Why Can't You Come Home (Remix Post)

 

[from their 1991 album, "X Marks The Spot"]

Remix Edit Version

Dance Club Mix Version

The Confrontation Mix Version


House Mix Version



The Good Girls ‎Just Call Me (Remix Post)

 

[from their 1992 album, "Just Call Me"]

John's Backdoor Boogie Remix Version

Smooth Club Mix Version

Call Waiting Mix Version



Blaque I Do (Remix Post)

 

[from their 1999 self-titled album]

Track Masters Mix Version

Track Masters Precision Mix Version

R&B Mix With Rap Version


Shades Tell Me (I'll Be Around) (Remix Post)

 

[from their 1997 self-titled album]

Clark Kent Version

Characters Remix Edit Version (featuring Akinyele)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Joe Public I've Been Watchin' (Remix Post)

 

[from their self-titled 1992 album]

Eastside 12-Inch Remix Version

Eastside Dub Version

Damian Dame ‎Exclusivity (Remix Post)

 

[from their self-titled 1991 album]

Extended Remix Version

Colonel Abrams ‎Trapped (Remix Post)

 

[from his 1985 self-titled album]

Dub Version

Vocal Version

Karyn White ‎The Way You Love Me (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1988 self-titled album]

12-Inch Club Mix Version

12-Inch Hype Remix Version

Love Dub #1 Version

Love Dub #2 Version

Rhonda Clark ‎State Of Attraction (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1989 album, "Between Friends"]

12-Inch Club Mix Version

12-Inch Dub Mix Version
Alternate Dub Mix Version


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Rare & Obscure Love Songs: Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day, music fans!

In honor of today, I have been posting some rare & obscure love songs from some of the artists that I have covered on the blog. 

Here is my set of rare & obscure love songs for Valentine's Day:

Champaign How 'Bout Us (from their 1981 album of the same name)

Debby Boone You Light Up My Life (from her 1977 album of the same name)

Force M.D.'s Tender Love (from their 1985 album, "Chillin' ")

Hi-Five I Can't Wait Another Minute (from their self-titled 1990 album)

Natalie Goin' Crazy (from her self-titled 2005 album)


If you're looking for some music to listen to on this special day, check out my playlist of rare & obscure love songs on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4k43Lzq5Z57hdEhM1WHxFW?si=-dal1Bh3Q2CXh9PlejlSGA&utm_source=copy-link

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Rare & Obscure Love Songs (Day #7)

 

With Valentine's Day coming up tomorrow, throughout this week, I will posting some rare & obscure love songs from some of the artists that I have covered on the blog. 

Here is the set of rare & obscure love songs for day 7:

Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal Saturday Love (from Cherrelle's 1985 album, "High Priority")

Angela Bofill and Johnny Mathis You're a Special Part of Me (from Angela Bofill's 1983 album, "Teaser")

Stacy Lattisaw and Johnny Gill Perfect Combination (from their 1984 album of the same name)

Patti Austin and James Ingram Baby, Come To Me (from Patti Austin's 1981 album, "Every Home Should Have One")

Robert Brookins and Stephanie Mills Where Is the Love (from Robert Brookins' 1988 album, "Let It Be Me")


Friday, February 12, 2021

Rare & Obscure Love Songs (Day #6)


With Valentine's Day coming up next Sunday, throughout this week, I will posting some rare & obscure love songs from some of the artists that I have covered on the blog. 

Here is the set of rare & obscure love songs for day 6:

Sylvia I Never Quite Got Back (From Loving You) (from her 1983 album, "Snapshot")

Holly Dunn Are You Ever Gonna Love Me (from her 1989 album, "The Blue Rose of Texas")

Judy Rodman Until I Met You (from her 1986 self-titled album)

Debby Boone When It's Just You And Me (from her 1980 album, "Love Has No Reason")


Thursday, February 11, 2021

Rare & Obscure Love Songs (Day #5)

With Valentine's Day coming up next Sunday, throughout this week, I will posting some rare & obscure love songs from some of the artists that I have covered on the blog. 

Here is the set of rare & obscure love songs for day 5:

Stacy Lattisaw Miracles (from her 1983 album, "Sixteen")

 

Miki Howard Baby Be Mine (from her 1987 album, "Love Confessions")

Alfie Give Me Your Love (from her 1985 album, "That Look")


Taja Sevelle Love is Contagious (from her self-titled 1987 album)

Tracie Spencer Hide and Seek (from her self-titled 1988 album)


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Rare & Obscure Love Songs (Day #4)

 

With Valentine's Day coming up next Sunday, throughout this week, I will posting some rare & obscure love songs from some of the artists that I have covered on the blog. 

Here is the set of rare & obscure love songs for day 4:

Donna Lewis I Love You Always Forever (from her 1996 album, "Now In A Minute")

Seiko and Donnie Wahlberg The Right Combination (from Seiko's self-titled 1990 album)

Ana and Jordan Knight Angel of Love (from Ana's 1990 album, "Body Language")

Tommy Page I'll Be Your Everything (from his 1990 album, "Paintings in My Mind")

Bobby Ross Avila La La Love (from his 1993 album, "My Destiny")




Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Rare & Obscure Love Songs (Day #3)

 

With Valentine's Day coming up next Sunday, throughout this week, I will posting some rare & obscure love songs from some of the artists that I have covered on the blog. 

Here is the set of rare & obscure love songs for day 3:

Will to Power I'm Not in Love (from their 1990 album, "Journey Home")

Monet and Nolan Thomas Leave The Lights On (from Monet's 1987 album of the same name)

The Cover Girls Promise Me (from their 1987 album, "Show Me")

Stevie B Because I Love You (The Postman Song) (from his 1990 album, "Love & Emotion")

Dino Gentle (from his 1990 album, "Swingin'")

Monday, February 8, 2021

Rare & Obscure Love Songs (Day #2)

 

With Valentine's Day coming up next Sunday, throughout this week, I will posting some rare & obscure love songs from some of the artists that I have covered on the blog. 

Here is the set of rare & obscure love songs for day 2:

Angela Bofill I'm On Your Side (from her 1983 album, "Teaser")

The Sylvers Storybook Girl (from their 1975 album, "Showcase")

Cherrelle & Alexander O'Neal Everything I Miss At Home (from Cherrelle's 1988 album, "Affair")

O'Bryan You And I (from his 1983 album of the same name)

Pebbles Stay With Me (from her 1990 album, "Always")

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Rare & Obscure Love Songs (Day #1)

 

With Valentine's Day coming up next Sunday, throughout this week, I will posting some rare & obscure love songs from some of the artists that I have covered on the blog. 

Here is the set of rare & obscure love songs for day 1:

Cat Miller Be For Real (from her 1986 album, "Cat")

Meli'sa Morgan Do Me Baby (from her 1986 album of the same name)

Dreamboy I Promise (I Do Love You) (from their 1984 album, "Contact")

Ana One More Night (from her self-titled 1987 album)
Jaya Shadow Love (from her self-titled 1989 album)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Lillo Thomas Downtown (Remix Version)

 

[from his 1987 album, "Lillo"]

Extended Remix Version

City Mix Version

Corina Whispers (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1991 self-titled album]

Club Version



Giggles ‎He Said She Said (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1992 album, "He Loves Me.... He Loves Me Not"]

Extended Club Mix Version

Extended Vocal Dub Version


TKA ‎X-Ray Vision (Remix Post)

 

[from their 1987 album, "Scars of Love"]

Club Vocal Version

Dub Version

Deniz ‎Why Can't You Love Me? (Remix Post)

 

[single released on Metropolitan Records in 1990]

Extended Get Down Club Mix Version

Hot Radio Edit Version


Nolan Thomas One Bad Apple (Remix Post)

 

[from his 1985 album, "Yo' Little Brother"]

Club Mix Version
Dub Mix Version

Sybil ‎Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1993 album, "Good N' Ready" which was only released in Europe]

Jewels & Stone Seducer Mix Version
Johnny's Jumpin' Vibe Remix Version

Pebbles ‎Take Your Time (Remix Post)

 

[from her self-titled 1987 album]

Extended Remix Version


Monday, January 4, 2021

Eileen Flores ‎Touch Me With Your Heart (Remix Post)

 

[Single released on Micmac Records in 1989]

Club Mix Version
Club Dub Version
House Mix Version
House Dub Version

Judy Torres Love Story (Remix Post)

 

[from her 1989 album, "Love Story"]

Love Mix Version