""Guy", c'était le vrai "New Jack", ancêtre du mièvre et crossover "R&B" actuel..." Rien à ajouter au commentaire de LilTeegroo71, tout est dit. Je rigole bien quand certains qualifient Rihanna de rnb...
teddy riley, the architect of new jack swing. guy's debut and follow up cd sound as groundbreaking today as they did upon release over 20 years ago. i've aged with this music and it's the soundtrack to my transition from adolescence into adulthood. i'll never tire of listening to guy!
"Guy", c'était le vrai "New Jack", ancêtre du mièvre et crossover "R&B" actuel... C'était arrivé vers 1987/1988, quand justement Teddy Riley l'avait popularisé... ça avait duré un peu près jusqu'en 1993/1994, avant de se transformer en "R&B"... Le concept était simple : on prenait des breakbeats hip hop du milieu de 80's (car les sonorités disco-funk venaient de s'essouffler, depuis quelques années) et on se mettait à chanter de façon "nu-soul", "gospel" voir un peu "talk box"... ça avait marqué une bonne génération de trentenaires d'aujourd'hui... Faut dire qu'après ça le "New Jack" est devenu un "R&B" très éloigné du "rhythm and blues" des années 60-70 et également du "New Jack" de la fin des 80's / début des 90's... Depuis les années 2000, ce fameux "R&B" ne vaut malheureusement pas grand chose, car très éloigné des sonorités hip hop... ça se rassemble plus à de la pop avariée sans saveur et calibrée pour radios FM... En attendant, replongez vous avec "Guy" ou "Dangerous" de MJ !!!
As a teenager, I played "Guy" on full blast on my cassette tapes! LMAO. I had a surreal experience when I went to the Soul Train music awards & at an after party, you won't believe who approached ME & my friend dancing on the dance floor and said that I could dance? Damion Hall. I almost passed out. I was 16 or 17. I was classical trained as a ballet dancer but not popular dancing so for him to say that rocked my world! I have a few people who can verify this story if you don't believe me. LMAO!
Whenever I hear "I Like" on the radio, I blast it. I remember how we used to dance. People called that stuff dirty? LOL New Jack Swing. Good stuff. I love the 80s and I really miss the 90s. Today's R&B irritates the hell out of me.
This is one of the best New Jack Swing artists of all TIME! They had wonderful songs you can dance to. My favorites are Teddy's Jam, Groove Me, I Like, Teddy's Jam 2, D-O-G Me Out, etc...
They were the best. And because of Teddy's wonderful producing!
if anyone's looking for a late 80's/early 90's new jack swing tutorial, start here. teddy riley's creations with guy are eternally preserved among the genre's best. aaron hall's lead vocal was directly descended from charlie wilson of the gap band's rhythmic tenor. these guys ruled for 4 consecutive years with only 2 albums; their self titled debut released in summer 1988 that was such a monster hit it ended up as billboard's #1 r&b album of 1989. after the dance floor smash groove me, guy would go on to release midtempo & slow jam masterpieces in "i like," "piece of my love" & "goodbye love," which kept the album near the top of the r&b charts for well over 1 year. in late 1990, guy released a sophomore cd that spawned similarly enduring r&b hits like "let's chill," & "do me right." it's easy for me to give props cause i came of age to this music...guy, keith sweat, bobby brown, johnny gill & bell biv devoe were new jack swing kings & guy's 1st album is indeed a blueprint 4successors.
Something is deeply wrong with this world when a group such as Guy can have so few listens on here. Teddy's production & Aaron's voice are an amazing combination I'm gonna start listening more often to try and up their figures a listen.