Saturday, 20 December 2008

Jeff Redd - A Quiet Storm 1990

MCA Records MCAD-42299


Native New Yorker, Jeff Redd began singing with the short-lived group, The Sophisticated Gents, at the age of 17 in the mid-1980s. Redd got a deal with Uptown-MCA Records after Andre Harrell saw him perform as a solo artist. Uptown-MCA produced his 1990 debut album, A Quiet Storm. It includes some uptempo New Jack Swing songs I Found Lovin' and Come And Get Your Lovin' but this album is all about the far superior love ballads Love High and What Goes Around, Comes Around both of which charted with Love High reaching #16 on the charts. He also released a song entitled You Called And Told Me, from the Strictly Business soundtrack in 1991.

Redd played a large part in getting then-unknown singer Mary J Blige started in the music industry. While working in the assembly line at General Motors, Redd was given a tape from Mary J. Blige's step-father. The tape featured Blige performing Anita Baker's Rapture. Redd helped get her signed to Uptown and she toured with and worked as a background singer for him.

In 1993, Redd recorded a second album, Down Low. However, before the album could see release, EMI closed their entire black music department. As a result, only 1000 copies ever saw release and the album is very hard to find.



Jeff Redd then went on to work as an A&R exec at MCA Records. While at MCA, Redd worked with artists like Regina Belle and K-Ci & JoJo. When MCA closed their doors in 2003, Redd started up his own independent label, Sol Real Records, LLC.

With the label, Redd currently works with artists like Akili, Blaq Rose and Forever. In 2007, Redd released an album entitled Jeff Redd Presents : The Essence Of Soul which features tracks from each of these artists. Jeff Redd has an album in the works to be released in 2008.


  • I Found Lovin'
  • Love High
  • In My House
  • Giving My Love To You
  • Dance With Me
  • Come And Get My Lovin'
  • Surrender
  • What Goes Around, Comes Around
  • Brazilian Lady
  • I Like Your Love (I Like It)
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Info courtesy of Wikapedia so its not guaranteed accurate?

4 comments:

  1. ou are the man!!!!
    Thanks Bro.



    Nitro

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  2. So Good I had to comment again!!!
    I forgot how great this album really was...
    bringing back memories of my soul selections... Peeps like The Wootens, Surface, Maze... etc etc ... WOW thanks man


    Nitro

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  3. Merry Christmas Nitro

    The Wootens, hmmm. Watch this space.

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  4. the file on here is dead need a new one thanks

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