|All Artists: Basic Black|
Title: Basic Black
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 7/19/1990
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 050109630714, 050109630721, 050109630745
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Not a Guy Clone!
A. Lawson | Washington, DC | 12/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Basic Black was not a Guy clone. Sure, they derived from Gene Griffin, who worked with Guy among others, but Basic Black had their own sound. Darryl "Dezo" Adams did not sound like Aaron Hall and Griffin certainly didn't mimic Teddy Riley's "new jack sound". Sure, remnants of Teddy are heard, but for the most part, Gene created a new jack outfit on his own. Even with all the accusations and false statements, Gene produced a pretty well-rounded album. The highlights include the seductive "Special Kind Of Fool", the emotional "Now or Never", and the energetic number "Don't Make Me Fall In Love". Other noteworthy tracks are the lead single, "She's Mine" featuring Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth and their follow-up single "Nothing But a Party". Both are bass-pumpin, rump-shakin new jack cuts. Basic Black never reached their commercial potential, mainly for the "guy clone" accusations, and disbanded shortly after their debut release. It still does not mean the album is not worth purchasing. If you are a definitive new jack fan, Basic Black's only release is a must-have. For the slow jam fans, save for the flawless "Special Kind Of Fool", you might want to pass on it."
tarsha joseph | st. gabriel, la | 07/01/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great cd we could only find this on your site. It brought back many fond memories from my husband's military days!!"
"I miss you" .....
Bridget J | 06/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I went to school with Lloyd Turner and Kelvin Bradshaw and watching them in our high band was a treat in itself. When their album dropped back in the day I was proud to say "I know those guys".
"Special kind of fool" is still my jam 'til this day and I have been searching high and low for a copy of this CD.
"Skip" & Kev, man I miss ya'll and with the talent you guys had I feel the world should still be hearing you, it was pure, clean and just fun. I miss you.
CHS Class of '86