For the fifth entry in my “Dime Piece” series, I picked 10 of my favorite slow jams and R&B cuts with a couple sampled tracks thrown in for good measure too. To download, right click here.
Also, if you want a laugh, listen to me on the radio to talking about Valentine's Day music.
1. Luther Vandross - "Take You Out"
Had to kick some things off with some Luther! Jay and Pharrell also lifted the hook.
2. The Isley Brothers - "Between the Sheets"
I love the Isley Brothers, even the ridiculous stuff Ron did with Kells. OK, especially that stuff. You likely recognize this track from the Chucky Thompson / Puff produced cut Big Poppa or this ATCQ joint or maybe even this (you know who you are).
3. Teddy Pendergrass - Close the Door
RIP Teddy P. Classic material right here. Might recognize it from this Big Daddy Kane cut or this one by Mary.
4.Mary J. Blige - Love no Limit (Puff Daddy Mix)
Speaking of Mary, I've had a crush on this cut since I found it one day digging. Love that Keni Burke sample! So did Rick James and Big Daddy Kane.
5. Aaliyah - Rock the Boat
RIP Baby Girl.
6. Dennis Edwards - Don't Look any Further
Dennis was one of the Temptations, and this solo cut with Siedah Garrett was notably flipped by Rakim, Junior Mafia and 2Pac.
7. Mtume - C.O.D. (I'll Deliver)
You likely know Mtume from this Biggie sample, but I got put onto this cut of theirs via a dope steppers mix by LivinProof.
8. Platinum Pied Pipers (feat. Zeno) - Fever
This whole PPP album was dope. If you don't know who Waajeed is, get familiar.
9. Musiq Soulchild- Forthenight
This has always been one of my favorite Musiq cuts. Dude is super talented and I even got to interview him once briefly when he was coming to Alaska for a show.
10. Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Had to finish it off with Al Green, my favorite soul singer.
"Dime Pieces" is a series of 10-song playlists from Anchorage DJ Spencer Lee. You can read more from him at his blog.