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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Teena Marie album for sale by Teena Marie was released Mar 27, 2001 on the Universal Distribution label. Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (2001 Universal Mastering). 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Teena Marie songs It's ironic when you think about it -- even though Teena Marie was dropped by Epic in the early '90s and spent the rest of the decade without a record deal, her former labels were still anxious to make money off of her by assembling collections of her best-known work. Such collections, which continued to surface in the early 2000s, focus on one of two periods -- either Marie's Motown period of the late '70s and early '80s or her Epic period of 1983-1990. 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Teena Marie CD music contains a single disc with 11 songs. ...See Full Description
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I'd forgotten how much I love her singing. A true masterpiece!
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I adore Tina Marie's voice and this CD has some of the best selections where her vocals shine.
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20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Teena Marie songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1604199|
|Release Date||Mar 27, 2001|
|Recording Time||66 minutes|
|Personnel||Teena Marie - vocals, arranger|
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All songs written by James Harris III and Terry Lewis except "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" (Harold Clayton/Sigidi) and "What's Wrong With Our Love Affair?" (Jason Bryant).
Like all greatest-hits or best-of compilations, this one is missing some key ingredients, namely "S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dat Dat Dat Dit Dit Dit)" and "Just the Way You Like It." Since the band didn't record tons of material and was only active a short time, the omissions are hard to fathom. It's not like they didn't have room on the CD; only ten songs are compiled here. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are well represented with eight songs. Despite the omissions, this is still good listening. Mary Davis' vocals are irresistible; she can do it all. On "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," she shows her funk side, matching the driving, disco-like beat with some powerful vocals. On "Tell Me if You Still Care," she sings in a softer voice, similar to a Smokey Robinson production for Mary Wells. She sings "Just Be Good to Me" with so much conviction that you believe she wrote it. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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Includes liner notes by Steven Ivory.
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Compilation producer: Guy Abrahams.
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Liner Note Author: Steven Ivory.
Arrangers: Fred Wesley; Sigidi; Jimmy Jam; The S.O.S. Band; Terry Lewis.
The S.O.S. Band: Mary Davis (vocals, percussion); Bruno Speight (guitar);
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Principally recorded at Motown, Hollywood, California and Wonderland Studios, Los Angeles, California. Originally released on Gordy (G8-1004M1). Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
Former protégé of Superfreak funk maestro Rick James, Mary Christine Brockert, the R&B powerhouse better known as Teena Marie, blossomed into her element on early albums for the Gordy/Motown label. The singer's fourth and final album for Motown, IT MUST BE MAGIC--her second fully self-written, self-produced effort--oversaw Marie's true creative emancipation. In an inspired set taking in smoldering ballads, introspective singer-songwriter-style material, and vibrant dance floor numbers, her versatility is evident throughout. From the jubilant horns and proto-rap-style delivery of "Square Biz" to the thoughtful and poignant tribute to gunned-down Beatle John Lennon ("Revolution"), the entirety of the album is infused with the singer's forceful, robust vocals and imaginative arrangements. Among the highlights in the career of one of R&B's most independent-minded and original talents, IT MUST BE MAGIC was the breakout work that proved Teena Marie could hold her own in the pantheon of soul music's greats.
Originally released May 22, 1981.
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Personnel: Teena Marie (vocals, arranger, Oberheim synthesizer); Josef Andre Parson, Tom McDermott (guitar); Gerald Albright (flute, saxophone); John C. Ervin (flute, trombone); Danielle LeMelle (saxophone); Eric Butler, Roy L. Poper, Kenneth Scott, Cliff J. Ervin (trumpet); James S. Stewart, Jr., Patrice Rushen, Scott Markus De Turk (keyboards); Allen McGrier (synthesizer, bass); Bill Wolfer (synthesizer); Oscar Alston, Charles A. Glenn, Jr. (bass); Paul Hines, Christopher Anthony Boehme (drums); Rick James, The Temptations, Mickey Boyce-Hearn, Arnell Carmichael, Maxine Waters-Willard, Julia Waters-Tillman, Pattie Brooks, Dwayne Wedlan, Jill D. Jones, Jackie Ruffin, Ray Townsend, Grayland Taylor, Ginny Pallante, Diedra Joseph (background vocals).
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Liner Note Author: A. Scott Galloway.
Recording information: Hitsville U.S.A. Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA (07/30/1981); Long Beach (07/30/1981); Motown (07/30/1981).
Photographer: Ron Slenzak.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Melvin Franklin; Otis Williams .
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Includes liner notes by Tom Terrell.
Compilation producer: Mike Ragogna.
Liner Note Author: Tom Terrell.
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The 1980s R&B duo René & Angela had the kind of recording career that makes life difficult for the compilers of anthologies. Initially signed to Capitol Records (the catalog of which is controlled by the major label EMI), they released three albums, René & Angela (1980), Wall to Wall (1981), and Rise (1983), which produced a stream of singles, seven of which reached the R&B charts, but only one, 1983's "My First Love," hit the Top Ten. Then they moved to Mercury Records (the catalog of which is controlled by the major label Universal), where they broke through to mass success with the gold-selling album Street Called Desire, which spawned five R&B chart entries, four of which hit the Top Five with two reaching number one. Shortly after, they broke up. The two major labels have never cooperated on a René & Angela best-of, so there is no single-disc compilation of their most popular recordings. This discount-priced album, part of a Capitol Records series of identically titled releases, doesn't change anything. Among its 12 selections, it contains the duo's nine Capitol singles, plus three album tracks, in more or less chronological order. Ten of these tracks turned up on Capitol's full-priced, 14-track 1996 best-of (the exceptions being the non-chart singles "Can't Give You Up" and "Keep Runnin'"). You can't accuse Capitol of deliberate deception, since there is a track listing on the back cover. But consumers don't keep as close track of what labels performers record for as the labels themselves do, and lacking some sort of disclaimer, it still will be easy for people to be fooled. Indeed, Capitol must be counting on it. Otherwise, why put out a compilation (make that two) on an act that had only one Top Ten hit on the label? ~ William Ruhlmann
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