Thursday, July 16, 2015

Classic MPLS: Alexander O'Neal Self Titled 1985

Released in 1985 Alexander O'Neal's Self Titled debut peaked at #92 on the Billboard 200 and reached #21 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Chart. Coming with classic R&B Produced By Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, & Monte Moir they put together one of the best records in 1985. Alexander O'Neal is a great vocalist one of the best coming out of MPLS, "If You Were Here Tonight" written by Monte Moir is one of the best slow jams ever reaching #62 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs but had more success in the UK Singles Chart reaching #13. "Innocent" written by Jam & Lewis classic R&B dance track which was the 1st single off the album charted at #11 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart, in a lot of ways it reminds me of "Get It Up" from The Time's first release because of the Low Vocals in the song reminds me of Morris Day then in Alexander O'Neal fashion he goes in and the song jams! This is an excellent album from beginning to end not one bad song, in which I give this album 5 Out Of 5 Turntables A Classic.

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