Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Braxtons: The Boss (Promo CDM) (Atlantic, 1996)

This was The Braxtons' third single on the Atlantic record label in 1996 and a cover of Diana Ross' 1979 hit of the same name. The original album version was produced by Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez and Louie Vega (Masters At Work) and spent some time at the top of the US dance chart. This promo was only ever sent to radio stations in the US and features three rare alternative mixes that weren't issued anywhere else, including a quiet storm version and two rap edits (a version with Peter Gunz and one without.) The rap versions feature completely different lyrics and production to the original.The quiet storm version is mixed by Donald Parks, Emanuel Officer and John Howcott (who produced some of the slower tracks on their album); I believe that tracks 2 & 3 were mixed by hip hop producer Red Spyda, though I am not exactly sure.

1. Radio Edit Of Album
2. Spyda Mix with Rap Radio Edit
3. Spyda Mix without Rap Radio Edit
4. H.O.P. Quiet Storm Mix Radio Edit

Listen: Spyda Mix with Rap Radio Edit

Listen: H.O.P. Quiet Storm Mix Radio Edit