Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Various Artists - Smooth Grooves: A Sensual Collection, Volume 6 (1996)


A collection of R&B tunes, released in the mid-'90s by Rhino Records. Songs on this volume are from the years 1971-88.  None of the tracks saw the pop Top 40, so I have no memory of hearing any of these tunes before buying this CD (admittedly, I've lived a sheltered life).  Not surprisingly, it's hit-or-miss and I prefer the '70s soulful vocal harmonies over the drum machines of the '80s.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart:  Did not chart
Peak on Billboard's R&B albums chart: #71

Tracks:

For a change of pace, I'll rank the tunes in order of personal preference:
  1. Be My Girl - The Dramatics (1976), #3 R&B, #53 Pop
  2. Tear It Down - Blue Magic (1974)
  3. Does Your Mama Know About Me? - The 21st Century (1975)
  4. Be Yourself - Debra Laws (1981), #31 R&B
  5. It's Different - LeRoy Hutson (1975)
  6. Can't We Fall In Love Again - Phyllis Hyman & Michael Henderson (1981), #9 R&B
  7. It's All Over - The Independents (1973), #12 R&B, #65 Pop
  8. I Wish He Didn't Trust Me So Much - Bobby Womack (1985), #2 R&B
  9. What Am I Waiting For - The O'Jays (1975)
  10. Love Gonna Pack Up (And Walk Out) - The Persuaders (1971), #8 R&B, #64 Pop
  11. You, Me And He - Mtume (1984), #2 R&B, #83 Pop
  12. Husband - Shirley Murdock (1988), #5 R&B


Personal Memory Associated with this CD:  None.  But do check out The Greatest Slow Jam Mix Ever.  Guaranteed smooth and sensual.

Previously revisited for the blog:
Volume 1 
Volume 3
Volume 4

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