Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mary J. Blige: Everything (Remixes) (CDM) (MCA, 1997)

This CD features remixes of Blige's 1997 single "Everything" by Rodney Jerkins, Jermaine Dupri and Malik Pendleton (producer of "Seven Days" and "Let No Man Put Asunder".) that were previously only available on promo 12".  Three of the mixes use different production and re-sung vocals, notably Malik's "Quiet Mix" and Jermaine's "So So Def Remix", which samples "Hip-Hug-Her" by Booker T & The MG's. Quite unusually for Jerkins, his remix "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" (named after the sample it uses by 70s funk band Ripple) is the is the only remix out of the four that uses the original vocal-take.

1. So So Def Remix
2. Malik's Mix
3. The Quiet Mix
4. I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky

Listen: Malik's Mix
Listen: The Quiet Mix

 Many thanks to Daniel for this contribution to my collection.