Gold: New Jack Swing (2-CD)
by Various Artists
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 11, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Hip-O Records
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.I Want Her - Keith Sweat (Extended Version)
- 2.Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp (Dub Version)
- 3.Groove Me - Guy
- 4.Prerogative - Bobby Brown (remix)
- 5.Him or Me 12inch - Today (12 " remix)
- 6.Real Love - El DeBarge
- 7.I Like [Hype Version] - Guy (Hype Version)
- 8.As Long As We're Together [Remix Edit] - Al Green / Al B. Sure! (Edit remix)
- 9.New Jack Swing [12-Inch] - Wreckx-N-Effect (12" remix)
- 10.Somebody For Me - Heavy D & the Boyz
- 11.I Found Lovin' [Club Version] - Jeff Redd (Club Version)
- 12.Spread My Wings [Clark Kent Super Mix Rap] - Troop
- 13.Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe
- 14.Rub You the Right Way [7-Inch Version] - Johnny Gill (7" Version)
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Why You Get Funky On Me [12-Inch Remix] - Today (12 " mix)
- 2.Hold On - En Vogue (Edit With Intro)
- 3.Feels Good - Tony! Toni! Ton‚!
- 4.She's Mine [Radio Club Mix] - Basic Black (Radio Club mix, featuring Pete Rock / C.L. Smooth)
- 5.Treat Them Like They Want To Be Treated - Father MC (Club mix)
- 6.Sensitivity [Radio Mix] - Ralph Tresvant (Radio mix)
- 7.I Like the Way [the Kissing Game] - Hi-Five
- 8.Motownphilly - Boyz II Men
- 9.I Wanna Sex You Up [Smooth Out/ Long Version] - Color Me Badd (Smoothed Out / Long Version)
- 10.You Called and Told Me - Jeff Redd
- 11.Come and Talk To Me - Jodeci
- 12.Rump Shaker [Teddy 2] - Wreckx-N-Effect
- 13.I'm In Luv - Joe (Edit remix)
- 14.Anything [Old School Version] - SWV (Old School mix, featuring Wu-Tang Clan)
The New Jack Swing movement of the 1980s found R&B updating itself from the funk and soul that had dominated the '70s, and moving toward a synth-heavy dance music that incorporated elements of club music, traditional soul, and hip-hop. GOLD: NEW JACK SWING is a primer on the sound: it features the movement's most important artists, including Bobby Brown, whose "My Prerogative" epitomizes New Jack, and Boyz II Men, whose Motown and Philly soul-inspired harmonies and arrangements redefined contemporary quiet storm.
The two-disc set also features El Debarge, Color Me Badd, En Vogue, and others, giving a representative sample of the genre. Some of the tunes hold up quite well, but the set is perfectly designed as a nostalgia time capsule, bringing back memories of flattop fades, hair spray, shoulder-padded jackets, and the golden age of MTV.
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