Monday, October 21, 2019

Meisha (aka Jameisha Trice): My Life (Dungeon Productions, 2000)

2000 local release from Chi-Town's Jameisha Trice who has been releasing music since the the mid 90s with "Quit Doggin' Me Out" which - along with the self-titled album that she released along with it - has since become somewhat of a sought-after item in collector's circuits. Along with B.G.O.T.I., her brand of G-Funk-esque R&B was off the chain but sadly stayed pretty much underground. I posted her 2006 demo a year ago but here is an earlier album that she did at the turn of the millennium. The sound is very synonymous with Chicago-style R&B in the early 2000s with mainly a very downtempo, smooth sound. Tracks 8 & 9 feature Lil' Bud who along with his brother Tizone were signed by Keith Sweat as "Lil Bud & Tizone" in the mid 90s. Many thanks again to Stuart for the contribution.

My Life 4:36
Lovin' In Vain 3:53
You Don't Love Me 2:48
Stand By 5:38
Tonight 3:49
Love I Want 3:40
Wanna Be With You 3:17
The Block 4:08
Ride With You 4:00
Only Lover 3:14

Sadly although this album is truly great in every way, it is spoiled by the fact that we (Stuart and I) inadvertently acquired a illegitimate pressing through a well-known  seller on eBay. It seems he has become so desperate to sell that he has now resorted to flogging burned CDrs of his past biggest sellers.