SOUL/FUNK/R&B/URBAN

  • D-Mob - "It Is Time To Get Funky" (3.31)
    Jazzy B from Soul to Soul makes a cameo apperance in it if you watch closely and it's Paul Oakenfold at 2.41

    D Mob
    Birth name Daniel Kojo Poku
    Born Cobridge, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, England
    Genres House music
    Occupation(s) Record producer, Remixer
    Years active 1988–1994
    Labels FFRR
    D Mob (or D-Mob) is one of the stage names used by British house music producer Dancin' Danny D (born Daniel Kojo Poku).[1]

    The 1988 UK hit "We Call It Acieed" hit #3 in the UK Singles Chart, and was one of a wave of acid house singles to enjoy success that year. The video was directed by Marek Budzynski. D Mob went on to have a further three Top Twenty singles in the UK during 1989 and 1990, which were "It is Time to Get Funky", which reached #9, "C'mon and Get My Love", which reached #15, and "Put Your Hands Together", which reached #7.

    In the late 1980s and early 1990s D Mob charted five songs on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, four of which went to #1, including "We Call It Acieed", "It is Time to Get Funky", "C'mon and Get My Love" (with Cathy Dennis), and "That's the Way of the World" (also with Dennis). In the U.S. they are best known for the hit "C'mon and Get My Love", again featuring Dennis as vocalist, that crossed over to pop radio and hit #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990.

    Aside from Dennis, Danny D has collaborated with vocalists Gary Haisman and LRS.

    D-Mob* Featuring L.R.S.* & D.C.Sarome* ‎– "It Is Time To Get Funky"
    Label:
    FFRR ‎– 886 627-1, PolyGram ‎– 886 627-1
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1989
    Genre:
    Electronic
    Style:
    House, Acid House
    Tracklist
    A1 It Is Time To Get Funky (Extended 12" Mix) 7:15
    A2 It Is Time To Get Funky (7" Version) 3:30
    B1 It Is Time To Get Funky (Casualty Mix) 8:10
    B2 It Is Time To Get Funky (Casualty Instrumental) 7:03
    Companies etc
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – FFRR Records Ltd.
    Copyright (c) – FFRR Records Ltd.
    Manufactured By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
    Manufactured By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
    Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
    Credits
    Management – Simon Fuller (2)
    Mixed By – Dancin' Danny D (tracks: A1, A2)
    Producer, Arranged By – Dancin' Danny D
    Remix – Dancin' Danny D (tracks: A1, A2)
    Written-By – B. Reynolds*, C. Scarlett*, C. Coulson*, Danny Poku (a/k/a Danny D)*
    Notes
    Picture sleeve
    In the runout matrix no.s, "SRC" is stamped, all other characters are hand-etched.

    "A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That" is the debut studio dance album by D Mob. It was released on FFRR Records in 1989. The album features Cathy Dennis on vocals for two songs, one of which, "C'mon And Get My Love" became a top 10 hit in the United States, peaking at number 10.[1] The single was also a hit in the UK where it charted at #15.[2] A Little Bit of This, a Little Bit of That peaked at #46 on the UK Albums Chart[2] and at #82 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S.A.

    D Mob ‎– "A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That"
    Label:
    FFRR ‎– 828 159-1 R-1
    Format:
    Vinyl, LP
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1989
    Genre:
    Electronic
    Style:
    House, Acid House
    Tracklist Hide Credits
    A1 C'Mon And Get My Love
    Vocals [Featuring] – Cathy Dennis
    A2 All I Do
    Vocals [Featuring] – Cathy Dennis
    A3 It Really Don't Matter
    Rap – Dancin' Danny D
    A4 That's The Way Of The World
    Vocals [Featuring] – Cathy Dennis
    A5 It Really Don't Matter (Reprise)
    B1 It's Time To Get Funky
    Rap – LRS
    Vocals [Featuring] – DC Sarome
    B2 Put Your Hands Together
    Rap [Featuring] – Nuff Juice
    B3 A Rhythm From Within
    B4 Trance Dance
    Vocals [Featuring] – Gary Haisman
    B5 We Call It Acieed
    Vocals [Featuring] – Gary Haisman
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      Doombot101 First single i ever bought on Vinyl, what was i thinking! ha ha...
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  • P.M. Dawn - "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" (16:9 HD) /1991/ (3.58)
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"

    Single by P.M. Dawn
    from the album Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience
    B-side "For the Love of Peace"
    Released October 5, 1991
    Format CD maxi, 7" single, 12" single
    Genre Hip hop, new jack swing
    Length 4:10
    Label Gee Street, Island
    Writer(s) Gary Kemp
    Attrell Cordes
    Producer(s) P.M. Dawn
    P.M. Dawn singles chronology
    "A Watcher's Point of View (Don't 'Cha Think)"
    (1991) "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
    (1991) "Paper Doll"
    (1992)
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" is the signature hit by P.M. Dawn from their debut album Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience. Writing credit is given to Attrell Cordes (Prince Be of P.M. Dawn) and Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet, as the song is built around samples of their 1983 hit "True," as well as samples from The Soul Searchers' "Ashley's Roachclip." The main drumbeat also samples from Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid in Full". Spandau Ballet lead singer Tony Hadley made a cameo in the video to this song, appearing near the end of the video.

    This song was the group's first (and only) #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and also reached #3 in the United Kingdom. It ranks #81 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. The song was the first number one song after the debut of the Nielsen SoundScan system, which monitored airplay and sales more closely than before, when Billboard had to rely on humans to report sales and airplay data. According to the test charts of the SoundScan system, "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" was at number one for at least three weeks, but officially has a one-week reign at number one.

    Contents [show]
    Lyrics[edit]
    The opening verse is influenced by the Joni Mitchell song "The Boho Dance". The original "A camera pans the cocktail hour / Behind a blind of potted palms" becomes "The camera pans the cocktail glass / Behind a blind of plastic plants", and the line "Subterranean by your own design" is echoed as "Subterranean by design". In the second verse, they mention two hit songs from 1985. "Careless whisper from a careless man" refers to "Careless Whisper" by George Michael, and "A neutron dance for a neutron fan" makes reference to "Neutron Dance" by The Pointer Sisters. The line "Christina Applegate, you gotta put me on" is a reference to the song "Bonita Applebum" by A Tribe Called Quest. ("Bonita Applebum, I gotta put you on")

    Cover versions and uses in the media[edit]
    In 1992, a remixed version of the song under the title "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (Richie Rich Mix)" was featured on the charity album Red Hot + Dance.
    The song was covered by the Backstreet Boys in 1996, and appears on their second album Backstreet's Back (1997).
    The song appears in the 2007 film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry during the middle portion and the end credits.
    The song "True" by Spandau Ballet, which P.M. Dawn sampled, would also be used by Lloyd in the remixed version of his song "You" featuring Andre 3000 and Nas. Razah in his 2009 song "Letter" featuring Nelly, and Nelly for his 2005 song "N Dey Say" would also sample the original song from Spandau Ballet.
    The music video was featured in The Brothers Grunt episode "The Ceremony".
    The song was featured in the movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
    The song was featured in the movie The Tuxedo.
    The song "True" by Spandau Ballet was also featured in the movie "Sixteen Candles" (1984).
    Cultural references[edit]
    The song has been parodied in the 1994 hip-hop mockumentary film and its soundtrack album, Fear of a Black Hat as a solo single for rapper Tone-Def (Mark Christopher Lawrence) in oft-scatology terms, "I'm Just A Human."

    Track listings[edit]
    CD maxi
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (radio mix) — 3:58
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (extended mix) — 6:03
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (LP version) — 4:12
    "For The Love of Peace" — 3:29
    7" single
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (radio mix) — 3:57
    "For the Love of Peace" — 3:29
    12" single
    Side A:

    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (extended mix) — 6:04
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (radio mix) — 3:57
    Side B:

    "A Watcher's Point of View (Don't 'Cha Think)" (youth extended mix) — 6:05
    "A Watcher's Point of View (Don't 'Cha Think)" (youth radio mix) — 3:58

    "Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience"

    Studio album by P.M. Dawn
    Released August 6, 1991
    Recorded Berwick Street Studios and Gee Street Studios in London
    Genre Hip hop[1]
    Length 54:11
    Label Gee Street, Island
    Producer P.M. Dawn
    P.M. Dawn chronology
    Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience
    (1991) The Bliss Album…?
    (1993)
    Singles from Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience[2]
    "A Watcher's Point of View (Don't 'Cha Think)"
    Released: May 1991
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
    Released: August 1991
    "Paper Doll"
    Released: October 1991
    "Reality Used to Be a Friend of Mine"
    Released: February 1992

    "Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience" is the debut album by American hip hop group P.M. Dawn. It was recorded at Berwick Street Studios and Gee Street Studios in London.[3] The album features soul vocals and stream-of-consciousness raps by Prince Be and unconventional samples by producer DJ Minutemix.[4]

    Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross was released by Gee Street Records in September 1991 to rave reviews from music critics.[5] It became an immediate commercial success with the help of its single "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss", which was also praised by critics.[6] The album produced four hits and sold 850,000 copies by 1993.[7] Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross has sold one million copies.[8]

    Background[edit]
    In 1989, P.M. Dawn's debut single "Ode to a Forgetful Mind" was released by Warlock Records, but it went unnoticed. The label that released the single in England, Gee Street Records, found greater success. Gee Street mixed and marketed the song so that it earned considerable attention from music reviewers, and P.M. Dawn found themselves courted not just by Gee Street's head, John Baker, but also by most of the major record labels in England. Gee Street brought the group to London in 1990 to record tracks for an album, however, the label found itself facing bankruptcy during the recording. The entire Gee Street operation—along with P.M. Dawn's contract—was sold to the highest bidder, Island Records. Island issued a few more singles in England before releasing Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience as P.M. Dawn's debut album.[9]

    Track listing[edit]
    All songs written by Attrell S. Cordes, except where noted.[3]

    "Intro" (Attrell S. Cordes, Chick Corea) – 0:56
    "Reality Used to Be a Friend of Mine" – 4:40
    "Paper Doll" – 4:51
    "To Serenade a Rainbow" (Cordes, Hugh Masekela) – 3:48
    "Comatose" (Cordes, Sylvester Stewart) – 4:53
    "A Watcher's Point of View (Don't 'Cha Think)" (Cordes, Tom Johnston) – 4:13
    "Even After I Die" (Cordes, Dennis Coffey) – 3:57
    "In the Presence of Mirrors" – 4:01
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (Cordes, Gary Kemp) – 4:10
    "Shake" (Cordes, Todd Terry) – 3:17
    "If I Wuz U" – 4:43
    "On a Clear Day" – 5:21
    "The Beautiful" – 5:21
    Sample credits[3]
    "Intro" contains a sample of "Imps Welcome" performed by Chick Corea.
    "To Serenade a Rainbow" contains a sample of "Child of the Earth" performed by Hugh Masekela and a sample of "Din Daa Daa" performed by George Kranz.
    "Comatose" contains a sample of "Thankful and Thoughtful" performed by Sly and the Family Stone and a sample of "Walk On Guilded Splinters" performed by Dr. John.
    "A Watcher's Point of View (Don't 'Cha Think)" contains a sample of "Feelin' Down Farther" performed by The Doobie Brothers.
    "Even After I Die" contains a sample of "Garden of the Moon" performed by Dennis Coffey.
    "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" contains a sample of "True" performed by Spandau Ballet.
    "If I Wuz U" contains a sample of "Pocket Calculator" performed by Kraftwerk.
    Personnel[edit]
    Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]

    Cally – art direction
    Andy Earl – photography
    Scott Harding – engineering
    Frankie Laine – photography (assistant)
    P.M. Dawn – production
    John Sherwood – engineering
    Tyrell (The Computer Wiz) – engineering