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Freestyle Explosion 5
Various Artists
Freestyle Explosion 5
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Freestyle Explosion 5
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Thump Records
Original Release Date: 12/1/1998
Release Date: 12/1/1998
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Freestyle, House, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 039405998025

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Eric K. (SoulfulStuff)
Reviewed on 8/30/2016...
SHANNON Let the Music Play
JOHNNY O Fantasy Girl
COVER GIRLS Show Me (Next Mix)
SA-FIRE Boy I've Been Told
NOCERA Summertime Summertime
JOYCE SIMS You Are My (All and All)
CYNTHIA Change on Me
CONNIE Funky Little Beat
EXPOSE Exposed to Love
NAYOBA Please Don't Go
SANDEE Notice Me

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It was the best of times... because of the music
Up All Night | Annapolis MD | 01/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It was the 80's. If you weren't listening to R&B, Top 40 or this new fad called Rap music you still had choices. House music was bustin out of Chicago but something big was brewing in New York and Miami. It was a vibrant, intoxicating fusion of the vocal styles found in 70's disco music, flavored with a splash of spicy Latin seasoning and topped with the syncopated, synthetic instrumentation of the 80's. It was nothing we had ever heard before.
This CD is a great compilation of some of the stars that eclipsed the Freestyle genre. They include Shannon, the queen of freestyle; the intoxicating deadpan vocals of Johnny O; the exciting, sexy first ladies of freestyle, "The Cover Girls"; the "Princess of Freestyle" with the clear, cutesy, intoxicating voice, "Nocera"; and the sexy, sultry, Joyce Sims who had the first freestyle record to cross over into the R&B market. Cynthia, with her strong but rangeless voice was a sleeper of the genre but is more than adaquate with "Change on Me" and the hypnotic cuddly Connie will make even the dullest stiff start to move their feet.

Note: In the DC/Balt. region we didn't call this genre of music freestyle, we called it "Club or Dance mix" but who cares.
This is a colorful, well-compiled set of 80's dance music that I recommend highly to anyone who lived through those glorious "Spring" days.
I also believe this is (along with house music) the most underrated genres of music to ever hit the airwaves.

Conclusion: Worth the price of admission, BUY IT!!!"