Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Really Good Group That Deserved More Exposure
L. Rowe | Largo, MD. | 06/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When this group first came out, I loved them immediately. They were hot and they sounded good. Their first song "don't walk away" was a classic, followed by "one woman", and then they came out with this cd which was even better. I knew that from their first emergence onto the scene that they deserved far more recognition than they got. It was disappointed to hear that they broke up only one month after releasing this album, "citing irreconcible differences" because I was really rooting for them. They proved themselves with the strength and good tunes of this cd; it's just only a shame that this never played out. In an article in Ebony that discussed the breakup and turmoil of female groups, they were one of those listed, saying "they were over before they really started". That was unfair to say, being that, these girls were really talented but underrated. This cd is full of tight songs from "if the mood is right"(though it's kind of too graphic for my taste, but the beats sound good), "in the bedroom", "what's going on" had a good vibe to it to make your head shake a little while posing a genuine question of the turmoil in this world, "hangin" was off the hook! This song deserved some airplay and never even made it and it's ashame. "Hangin" is so funky, vivacious with good beats that makes you want to just get up and move, go out and just live a little-this song really exposed the groovy side of the group. "Everyday of the week" is refreshing and has a very nice tune to it, and I was glad that they went as far as to make a music video to it, which was so cool. But once again, it failed to get the airplay it deserved. Overrall, Jade is an awesome group with strong vocal ability and "Mind, Body, and Song" is evidence of it. Unfortunately, it seems all so clear that the reason this did not show out is because of the politics of the music world-popularity with the "right" people behind you and exposure of the less deserving. Does not matter that this cd is more than 10 years old, it's still worth it."
I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!!!!
Eyebrows | Rockville, MD | 10/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Besides En Vogue, Jade was one of my all time favorite female groups out there. During this time, there were only three other girl groups that were hot and they were EN VOGUE, SWV and BROWNSTONE. I'm so sorry that JADE broke up. I heard that there were members within the group that couldn't get along. This is one girl group I can say that all the girls can sing. Tonya's range was different from Joi and Di but these girls can blow. I can sit down and listen to every song on this album. I hated that they didn't get the credit they deserve. It would be very nice if they made a comeback."
Mind, Body & Soul.........Even the Interlude Sound Good
Kelven J. Pealer | 06/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Something was wrong with urban radio, when this album was released back in 1994. In my opinion, this album had the potential of having as many as 4 top 10 singles, Everyday Of The Week, If The Mood Is Right, 5-4-3-2(Yo! Time Is Up), and If The Lovin' Ain't Good. The other songs on this CD follow along the lines of previous Jade hits, and that's why I call this CD, a No-Brainer Purchase if you like urban music from the 1990s."