Monday, 3 September 2018

D'Angelo - Cruisin' - (1996)

Cooltempo Records CDCOOL 316



Kym's note: Not my post originally, but I have the CDS so I'm re-upping in 320. 

I loved Smokey Robinson's original and while ordinarilly I'd consider a cover as blasphemy, D'Angelo absolutely bodies this track. Truly classy and a worthwhile cover.

Dedicated to DJ Filthy Rich who requested this for the Beatminerz Brown Sugar remix like years ago. Sorry Rich! Over to you, Mick...

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D'Angelo's 1995 debut album Brown Sugar gave us this gem, along with the single Brown Sugar, revisited here by the Beatminerz to good effect. Not preferable over the original mixes but definately different. Prior to Brown Sugar's release, the nu soul movement was yet to be defined by a major release, being dominated by British artists such as Omar. D'Angelo ushered in a new sound, blending classic soul with R&B beats.

While the title song, Brown Sugar, is a thinly-veiled ode to marijuana, Cruisin' is a Smokey Robinson penned cover from his 1979 Tamla album Where There's Smoke, conventional in the classic sense. The Dallas Austin Remix enhances the Album Version for the RnB crew but the Wet Mix is pure class, a lil' piece of soul heaven.



Tracklist

  1. Cruisin' (Album Version) 
  2. Cruisin' (Dallas Austin Remix) 
  3. Cruisin' (Wet Mix) 
  4. Brown Sugar (Beatminerz Remix) 
Download: D-C.7z Filesize: 52.491MB



Cruisin' 
(W. Robinson & M. Tarplin)
Baby let's cruise, Away from here
Don't be confused, baby
The way is clear
And if you want it you got it forever
Oh, this is not a one night stand
Let the music take your mind
And just release and you will find

We're going to fly away
Glad you're going my way
I love it when we're cruisin together
Music was made for love
Cruisin' is made for love
I love it when we're cruisin' together

Baby, tonight belongs to us
Everything's right
Do what you must
And inch by inch we get closer and closer
Every little part of each other
Ooh, baby, baby
Let the music take your mind
Just release and you will find

We're going to fly away
Glad you're going my way
I love it when we're cruisin' together
Music was made for love
Cruisin' is made for love
I love you when we're cruisin' together
(repeat)

Baby let's cruise
Let's fly away
Let's glide
Ooh, Ooh, Let's open up and go inside
And if you want it you got it forever
I can stay there inside you and love you, baby
Let the music take your mind
Just release and you will find

We're going to fly away
Glad you're going my way
I love it when we're cruisin' together
Music was made for love
Cruisin' is made for love
I love you when we're cruisin' together
(repeat)

6 comments:

  1. Thanks Mr. Mickey P!
    You did it again! Nice songs anyway!
    Pls, post later if you have Carl Macintosh Mix of Cruisin'.

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  2. I came here for a specific track you'd posted but ended up staying until I had perused every word...

    Gots ta' give you massive props for the selections from your elaborate collection...

    They're the best, most eclectic 80's & 90's cuts I've seen in a while and your attention to detail with artwork, labels and history are fully appreciated...

    Any chance you've got the 12" singles of "Stay" by The Controllers or "Colour My Life" by M People?

    Would love to hear those again...

    Again, Propers & Happy Holidays

    L/V of MEGA

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  3. Hey LV,

    Sorry I missed your comment, I'm think I have Colour My Life CDS somewhere but I don't have the 12" of Stay. I do have many other 80's grooves of similar calibre that I will soon make a start on. ;-)

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  4. 22 October 2012 at 22:39

    Peace Mickey P. Love your blog...great taste in music.
    I was wondering if you wouldn't mind re-upping this D'Angelo - Cruisin/Brown Sugar CDS? It'd be really appreciated! Thanks in advance...

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    1. Thanks Kymba! Glad to see you back!
      P.S. I have a download link to send you for a Mos Def + Aretha Franklin blend I did recently. What's your email address?

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