Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Darker Shade: A Darker Shade [EP] (Moon Indigo Records, 1992)

Outside of Chi-Town and Detroit, MI, another hot place that had a great underground R&B scene in the 90s was Cali's Bay Area. The above smooth 90s trio hailed from Oakland and were written & produced by Trace Ellington (right) who is a younger offshoot of Jazz legend Duke Ellington. In his early years, he recorded Tupac's early songs but in recent years, he's worked with such diverse artists as Aaron Carter, Larry Dunn from Earth Wind & Fire and Jamie Foxx. He continued to record his own music too and has since released his own album "Let Love In" in 2007. Many thanks again to Stuaaart for the contribution!

Family 4:16
Visions Of U 4:19
Jazzizop 3:21
Soft & Sweet 5:09