Monday, November 27, 2017

De-Vo-Te': Given Me Love (Cassette Maxi) (Sweet Harmony Records, 1993)

Continuing on with my on-going kick for obscure girl groups from the 90s and 2000s, here is a quintet from Columbus, GA that were managed by Chicago vocalist Vanessa "Nessa" Holmes (best known around collector's circles for this indie release here.) The track is a slow jam but the b-side "Apple Of My Eye" is a good representation of some early 90s New Jack Swing. Unfortunately I can find no evidence that their album T.A.K.E.N. (an acronym for their names Tasha, Amber, Kanetha, Evengeline and Nikitia) was ever released butmthe above set was re-issued as "In Harmony We Grow" on CD at some point shortly after. 

Given Me Love [Radio Edit] 4:26
Given Me Love [Instrumental] 4:30
Given Me Love [Quiet Storm Mix] 4:30
Apple Of My Eye [Radio Edit] 4:30
Apple Of My Eye [Intrumental] 4:23
Apple Of My Eye [Hip Hop Mix] 5:50

~Many thanks once again to Stuaaart over @ beats4dastreets for his OG rip~