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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | July 28, 1995
THE SHOW, THE AFTER-PARTY, THE HOTELJodeci (Uptown/MCA 11258)There's nothing inherently wrong with concept albums; problems arise only when there's no real content to the concept. That seems the case with Jodeci's new album, "The Show, The After-Party, the Hotel." That the group can bring a certain measure of consciousness and class to sex-you-up R&B is clear enough in sweet, slow-grind ballads like "Freek 'n You" and the sexy, sinuous "Get On Up." But let's face it -- even sex gets boring without context or variation, and Jodeci's concept provides little of either.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | July 28, 1995
THE SHOW, THE AFTER-PARTY, THE HOTELJodeci (Uptown/MCA 11258)There's nothing inherently wrong with concept albums; problems arise only when there's no real content to the concept. That seems the case with Jodeci's new album, "The Show, The After-Party, the Hotel." That the group can bring a certain measure of consciousness and class to sex-you-up R&B is clear enough in sweet, slow-grind ballads like "Freek 'n You" and the sexy, sinuous "Get On Up." But let's face it -- even sex gets boring without context or variation, and Jodeci's concept provides little of either.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | February 22, 1992
You might think the sultry rhythm and blues vocal quartet Jodeci has it all.Thousands of adoring female fans.Financial success, including homes in exclusive Englewood, N.J.And a future that promises more. Their debut album, "Forever My Lady," has sold 1.2 million copies, and their current single, "Stay," is No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart.There's only one problem: The parents of two of them want them back home -- in Charlotte, N.C., -- singing the gospel music that inspired their career.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 7, 1994
PHILADELPHIAMusic from the Motion Picture(Epic Soundtrax 57624) For all the hype about how Jonathan Demme got Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young to write songs for his new film, the most striking thing about the soundtrack album to "Philadelphia" is how eerily understated the music is. That's not necessarily a bad thing, of course; Springsteen's mumbled reserve adds extra resonance to the death-conscious resignation of "Streets of Philadelphia," while the...
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December 10, 1992
Pop Artist, Garth Brooks.Country Artist, Garth Brooks.Hot 100 Singles Artist, Boyz II Men.Hot Country Singles Artist, Garth Brooks.Billboard 200 Albums Artist, Garth Brooks.Country Albums Artist, Garth Brooks.R&B Artist, Jodeci.R&B Albums Artist, Jodeci.New Pop Artist, Kriss Kross.Billboard 200 Albums Group Artist, Guns N' Roses.Hot Adult Contemporary Artist, Richard Marx.Modern Rock Tracks Artist, U2.Hot Rap Singles Artist, Cypress Hill.Billboard 200 Album, "Ropin' the Wind," Garth Brooks.
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By Beth Hannan | April 9, 1992
* JUST ANNOUNCED--Lou Reed, above, will be at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on May 16. Tickets go on sale April 10. Call (410) 481-SEAT or (202) 432-0200. Blur with Senseless Things will be appearing at Max's On Broadway on April 26. Call (410) 675-MAX'S.* BALTIMORE ARENA, 201 W. Baltimore St.: The Winans One Family Tour, April 12, and Hammer, Boyz II Men and Jodeci, April 26. Call (410) 481-SEAT.THE CAPITAL CENTRE, Landover: Eric Clapton, May 10; Hammer, Boyz II Men and Jodeci, April 24 and May 14, and Neil Diamond, August 6-7. Call (410)
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | January 7, 1994
PHILADELPHIAMusic from the Motion Picture(Epic Soundtrax 57624) For all the hype about how Jonathan Demme got Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young to write songs for his new film, the most striking thing about the soundtrack album to "Philadelphia" is how eerily understated the music is. That's not necessarily a bad thing, of course; Springsteen's mumbled reserve adds extra resonance to the death-conscious resignation of "Streets of Philadelphia," while the...
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 24, 1992
As the Hammer/Boyz II Men/Jodeci road show makes its way across the country, some folks in the music business think the package seems less like a concert tour than a competition. Sure, Hammer is the headliner, but the commercial strength of the openiAs the Hammer/Boyz II Men/Jodeci road show makes its way across the country, some folks in the music business think the package seems less like a concert tour than a competition. Sure, Hammer is the headliner, but the commercial strength of the opening acts -- particularly Boyz II Men, whose "Cooleyhighharmony" debut is currently outselling Hammer's "Too Legit To Quit" -- suggests that the rapper is anything but untouchable.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 31, 1993
Success has a way of turning innovations into institutions, and that definitely seems to be the case with "MTV Unplugged."At first, these all-acoustic live sets offered viewers the chance to see well-known bands performing in an intimate, informal environment. It wasn't something everyone did, and as such, seemed sort of special.Now, of course, "Unplugged" dates are almost expected of major artists, and everyone from Eric Clapton to Paul McCartney to Neil Young has taped shows. So it hardly seems surprising that MTV has decided to kick off its summer season with a week's worth of new shows -- after all, they need something more than "Beavis and Butthead" to keep their audience indoors at night.
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May 13, 1992
Tonight's Hammer concert at the Baltimore Arena, also featuring Boyz II Men and Jodeci, has been canceled. Ticket holders can get refunds from point of purchase through May 27, according to Arena officials.Asked whether poor ticket sales resulted in the cancellation, Maren Blum, assistant director of public relations at the Arena, referred questions to Hammer's publicist. Scott Gorenstein, the publicist, would say only that the concert was canceled "due to circumstances beyond our control."
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 31, 1993
Success has a way of turning innovations into institutions, and that definitely seems to be the case with "MTV Unplugged."At first, these all-acoustic live sets offered viewers the chance to see well-known bands performing in an intimate, informal environment. It wasn't something everyone did, and as such, seemed sort of special.Now, of course, "Unplugged" dates are almost expected of major artists, and everyone from Eric Clapton to Paul McCartney to Neil Young has taped shows. So it hardly seems surprising that MTV has decided to kick off its summer season with a week's worth of new shows -- after all, they need something more than "Beavis and Butthead" to keep their audience indoors at night.
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December 10, 1992
Pop Artist, Garth Brooks.Country Artist, Garth Brooks.Hot 100 Singles Artist, Boyz II Men.Hot Country Singles Artist, Garth Brooks.Billboard 200 Albums Artist, Garth Brooks.Country Albums Artist, Garth Brooks.R&B Artist, Jodeci.R&B Albums Artist, Jodeci.New Pop Artist, Kriss Kross.Billboard 200 Albums Group Artist, Guns N' Roses.Hot Adult Contemporary Artist, Richard Marx.Modern Rock Tracks Artist, U2.Hot Rap Singles Artist, Cypress Hill.Billboard 200 Album, "Ropin' the Wind," Garth Brooks.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | April 24, 1992
As the Hammer/Boyz II Men/Jodeci road show makes its way across the country, some folks in the music business think the package seems less like a concert tour than a competition. Sure, Hammer is the headliner, but the commercial strength of the openiAs the Hammer/Boyz II Men/Jodeci road show makes its way across the country, some folks in the music business think the package seems less like a concert tour than a competition. Sure, Hammer is the headliner, but the commercial strength of the opening acts -- particularly Boyz II Men, whose "Cooleyhighharmony" debut is currently outselling Hammer's "Too Legit To Quit" -- suggests that the rapper is anything but untouchable.
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By Beth Hannan | April 9, 1992
* JUST ANNOUNCED--Lou Reed, above, will be at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. on May 16. Tickets go on sale April 10. Call (410) 481-SEAT or (202) 432-0200. Blur with Senseless Things will be appearing at Max's On Broadway on April 26. Call (410) 675-MAX'S.* BALTIMORE ARENA, 201 W. Baltimore St.: The Winans One Family Tour, April 12, and Hammer, Boyz II Men and Jodeci, April 26. Call (410) 481-SEAT.THE CAPITAL CENTRE, Landover: Eric Clapton, May 10; Hammer, Boyz II Men and Jodeci, April 24 and May 14, and Neil Diamond, August 6-7. Call (410)
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | February 22, 1992
You might think the sultry rhythm and blues vocal quartet Jodeci has it all.Thousands of adoring female fans.Financial success, including homes in exclusive Englewood, N.J.And a future that promises more. Their debut album, "Forever My Lady," has sold 1.2 million copies, and their current single, "Stay," is No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart.There's only one problem: The parents of two of them want them back home -- in Charlotte, N.C., -- singing the gospel music that inspired their career.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | February 9, 1992
Unless you knew better, it would be easy to mistake Joe Public's "Joe Public" (Columbia 48628) for a rap album. It starts like a rap recording, after all, with a churning fatback drum pulse and a wash of familiar samples (James Brown and all the usual suspects); even the singsong chorus sounds like the sort of thing you'd expect at the beginning of a rap jam.Joe Public isn't a rap act, though -- it's a singing group. And despite its reliance on rap and rap-derived rhythmic ideas, the heart of Joe Public's sound isn't rhyming, but harmonizing.
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January 30, 1995
Nominees for the American Music Awards, to be awarded tonight are:* Pop/RockFavorite Male Artist: Bryan AdamsMichael BoltonMeat LoafFavorite Female Artist:Mariah CareyJanet JacksonBonnie RaittFavorite Band, Duo or Group: Ace of BasePink FloydStone Temple PilotsFavorite Single: "I'll Make Love to You" (Boyz II Men)The Power of Love" (Celine Dion)"The Sign" (Ace of Base)Favorite Album:"August and Everything After" (Counting Crows)The Lion King" (Soundtrack)"Music Box" (Mariah Carey)Favorite New Artist: Ace of BaseAll-4-OneCounting Crows* Soul/Rhythm & BluesFavorite Male Artist: BabyfaceTevin CampbellThe Artist Formerly Known as PrinceFavorite Female Artist: Anita BakerToni BraxtonJanet JacksonFavorite Band, Duo or Group: Boyz II MenJodeciSalt-N-PepaFavorite Single: "I Swear" (All-4-One)
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