Monday, March 1, 2021

Various: The Black Music Unsigned Sampler (Promo) (BMG Music Publishing, 1998)

From the UK Midlands area, another selection of unsigned R&B and Hip Hop acts from the late 90s. They were part of a music conference "In The City" that ran from the early 90s to the end of the 2000s in Manchester featuring up and coming artists from a broad range of spectrums from Britpop to Hip Hop.   Female artist Jummai had appeared on a few more similar compilations and was allegedly working with Dennis Charles and Ronnie Wilson who were mostly known for their work for Eternal in the 90s. Her funky track "Sexy Baby" has since made Lewsic's top 50 Best Picks to be appearing on my You Tube channel soon. A further duo that does not appear anywhere else In Good Faith had previously won the Choice FM/Opaz Search For A Star competition in 1997 before appearing on here with "Synchronized Emotions".  Two more artists who appear to be slightly more wider known include Manchester hip hop/R&B duo Parrish who released one promotional single "Street Senorita" in 2000 and North West male R&B quartet Kash who released two singles independently between 1999 and 2000 ("Summerhot Baby"/"Baby We On It"). Compared to Manchester soul group Sweet Sensation, Kash appear here with an unreleased track "It's Over" and by 2001 were on the hunt for another label deal. 

If You Knew    4:25    (Lee Ramsey)
Run Me Down    3:30    (Bungo Chilli)
Stereo Da Da's    3:58    (Parrish)
Sexy Baby    3:15    (Jummai)
Immunisable Seekers    3:52    (Subliminal Darkness)
Girl Ya Original    3:46    (Country Culture)
Music Of My Mind    4:05    (Tune In)
Synchronised Emotions    4:03    (In Good Faith)
It's Over    4:15    (Kash)
Get Outta My Home    4:55    (Breaking The Illusion)