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Album · 1983

Filed under RnB
By MTUME

Tracklist

A1 Green Light 5:18
A2 Juicy Fruit 6:00
A3 Hips 5:44
A4 Would You Like To (Fool Around) 3:37
B1 Your Love's Too Good (To Spread Around) 4:47
B2 Hip Dip Skippedabeat 5:08
B3 Ready For Your Love 3:55
B4 The After 6 Mix (Juicy Fruit Part II) 3:21

Line-up/Musicians

Bass, Backing Vocals – Raymond Jackson
Guitar [Guest] – Kevin Robinson, Micheal Murphy
Keyboards [Guest] – Barry Eastman, Bernie Worrell, David Frank
Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Philip Fields
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar – Ed "Tree" Moore
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards – James Mtume
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Tawatha
Saxophone [Solo] – Gary Bartz
Vocals [Guest] – Fred Jackson

About this release

Epic – PE 38588 (US)

Recorded and Mixed at E.A.R.S. Recording Studio, New Jersey

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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Rokukai
You won't find much "jazz" on here but this is a great '80's R&B/funk/dance record. Sampled many times by many hip hoppers, there are beats to spare, spirit to burn, and Mtume and crew show unique creativity for an album produced during this time period. The highlight is the hit title track, but the material is uniformly strong.

If you're going to have an '80's dance party, skip the Prince clones and spin this record with your Trouble Funk, Midnight Star, Twilight, and Kid Creole and the Coconuts discs. The cover art is ultra cheesy and so is the music, but isn't that part of the fun?

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