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From Producing Legend @therealeasymobee ・・・ CLASSIC #Forever R&B 12" SINGLES #TheRecordsThatSeemToPlayForever #TimelessMusic #TheGreatestSongs #GreatestMusicProducersOfAllTime Juicy Fruit - #Mtume @jamesmtumelive featuring lead vocals by #TawathaAgee Written Produced Performed by #Mtume (Epic/Columbia/CBS Records 1983) By 1983, #Disco had all but vanished and in rushed the era of #Electronic music. In spite of contracting string & horn sections, hiring true acoustic drummers and other #musicians, the #Synthesizer & #DrumMachine began to take their place. Musicians who pre-dated that era either jumped on board or got left behind. One musician with a rich and various discography including that of #MilesDavis #PharoahSanders #StephanieMills #PhyllisHyman #RobertaFlackAndDonnyHathaway #Madonna (plus his own band #Mtume), etc made the transition into the early 80's #ElectronicEra with ease. With the lead soulful vocals of #TawathaAgee, Mtume's #JuicyFruit successfully bridged the gap between formal R&B melody of the past with new age drum programming and the artful use of synthesizers. Juicy spoke to the changing era of musicians who were trying to figure out how to still be #soulful & #funky with the use of machines and #quantization. The result was a timeless hit (almost 35 years old now to date) that spanned across every generation of music that followed. It has been sampled over 70 times, still plays at random on prime time radio and continues to move dancefloors nightly around the world. In the words of #NotoriousBIG #RIP "And if you don't know, now you know." EMB

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