Category Archives: Old School Saturday

Old School Saturday: Groove Theory, “Tell Me”

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Happy Saturday Soulsters! Now this is a fabulous blast from the past. Groove Theory  consisted of singer, producer, Bryce Wilson and singer/songwriter, Amel Larrieux. This album changed the game as far as hearing something different from the “new jack swing” sound that was slowing moving out at that time. So much soul and melody, this album was a welcome breath of fresh air in R&B music.

“Tell Me” was their first single and introduced us to their smooth sound and Larrieux’s lovely and soulful vocals.  Larrieux went on to a successful solo career and has released five independent projects.  She is considered Neo Soul royalty among her fans that have been following her since her Groove Theory days.  Reminisce on this classic and check out the video below.  Enjoy!

Old School Saturday: Quincy Jones and Masters at Work

Hey Soulsters!  For this week’s Old School Saturday feature, we would like to honor, producer, arranger, instrumentalist, Quincy Jones’ birthday today.  Since it’s Saturday, we thought is would be cool to remember Quincy Jones’ dance track, “Razzamatazz” featuring R&B and Jazz vocalist Patti Austin from the Grammy winning album, “The Dude” (1981).

House duo Masters at Work consisting of “Little” Louie Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez later released their House remix to this song in 2001 called, “Like a Butterfly (You Send Me)” with vocals from the great Patti Austin as well. Check it out below and get your dance on!

Old School Saturday: Stevie Wonder, “Contusion”

Hey Soulsters!  We wanted to share with you our Old School Saturday pick for this week.  All time great, Stevie Wonder’s, “Contusion”.  This piece was introduced to the world in 1976 on his Songs in The Key of Life album.  It’s not real popular as far as radio spins go, however, Stevie Wonder fans all over the world know and love this classic.  He is currently performing it on his tour.  Check out the original version from the album and his most recent performance of the song during his tour below.    

Great isn’t it? Share your thoughts of this classic! Also if you have any artists or songs that you would like to see featured on Old School Saturday, please feel free to email us at soulstervibes@gmail.com!