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Old 22nd March 2019
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Originally Posted by Juice Malone View Post
On another note if you want to truly understand New Jack Swing you need to look into the NYC post-disco scene. Groups like Change, BBQ Band, D Train and some of the acts on Salsoul Records. As alot of these artists began to move further away from their disco roots in the 80s and started to rely more heavily on the use of synthesizers and drum machines you can start to hear some similar sounds and influences.
Change post-Luther was tight, too. Jam & Lewis and that one Jive/Zomba producer produced a banging album in '84. "You Used To Hold Me Tight" by Thelma Houston was a dope record too...everytime I Hear that song I think of summers in NYC and NY Hot Tracks the deprecated show. Yes, Jam & Lewis also produced that Thelma Houston song; I know.

James "D-Train" Williams doesn't sing with that Teddy P-Miles Jaye-Christopher Williams bassy tenor octave sound anymore...he sounds different now when I went to his site a couple of years ago. I was shocked how "soulless" his singing became.