Sunday, March 24, 2019

Various Artists: Kevyn Lewis Compilation # 1 (Chicago Recording Company, 199x)

Kevyn Lewis was a former producer for Death Row Records in the 90s. The son of Chicago-based Jazz musician Ramsey Lewis, he wasn't as well known as say Dr. Dre but did work with some major players such as 2Pac and Snoop Dogg in the mid 90s. Recorded at the legendary Chicago Recording Company, the sound here is very reminiscent of the early 90s with New Jack Swing (Jennifer Johnson, male group KODA on "The Deeper In You"), contemporary R&B ("Satisfied" and "One Love Song" by KODA) and modern soul flavas (Kenny and "Only One For Me" by Quiomi.) As far as I know none of these artists exist beyond this tape and none of the songs have ever been heard anywhere else. I don't known when they were recorded but I don't think they came from the Death Row camp. Many thanks again to Stuaaart for the contribution.

Ho Call 5:28 (Jennifer Johnson)
The Deeper In You 5:09 (KODA)
Never 5:23 (Kenny)
Who Ya Gonna Be 4:43 (Jennifer Johnson)
Satisfied 5:09 (KODA)
Devotion 5:12 (Kenny)
One Love Song 5:17 (KODA)
Only One For Me 5:00 (Quiomi)

**KODA and Quiomi are possibly male and female groups**