Mind, Body & Soul

Mind, Body & Soul

by JadeJade

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Overview

Jade's sophomore album, Mind, Body & Song, balances assembly-line R&B slow jams with funky, futuristic, and sexy mid-tempo cuts. Had they upped the emphasis on the latter, the album would have been more solid and the trio's future could have been brighter. Regardless, this set was released during the early-to-mid-1990s American R&B onslaught, when vocal groups were literally a dime a dozen. Jade were lumped with the SWVs and Xscapes of the era, although these gals exhibited class and sophistication similar to En Vogue. The first couple of songs on this set rank as absolutely average, with lyrics rarely reaching beyond banal good lovin'-type themes. However, by the set's first single, "5-4-3-2 (Yo Time Is Up)," the focus shifts to sexy, cool, and funky mid-tempo cuts. This track sounds almost futuristic, and was probably quite a bit ahead of its time, which explains its lowly peak on the American pop and R&B charts. The second single, the R&B disco cut "Every Day of the Week," proved to be a long lasting sleeper hit, and was definitely the album's most infectious and sassy cut, and one of the 1990s better dance hits. Other highlights include the almost neo-soul "Everything," the steamy "Do You Want Me," the jazzy, new-jill swing of "Bangin'," and the funky, low down jams "There's Not a Man" and "It's On." Despite an average beginning, this sexy and classy album turns out to be rather intoxicating, and a couple of tracks, namely "5-4-3-2," didn't deserve the lack of attention they received.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/1994
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0075992455824
catalogNumber: 24558
Rank: 79843

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jade   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Stan Jones   Guitar
John Howcott   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Tonya Kelly   Vocals
Emanuel Officer   Background Vocals
Donald Parks   Keyboards
Wendell Wellman   Keyboards
Terrance Davis   Keyboards
Louis Hinton   Keyboards
Joi Marshall   Vocals
Mary Mary   Background Vocals,Voices
Joseph McClendon   Background Vocals,Voices
Leslie Paton   Background Vocals,Voices
Di Reed   Vocals
Shavon Smith   Background Vocals,Voices
Richie V.   Background Vocals,Voices
Shivell Wilder   Background Vocals,Voices

Technical Credits

Robert Watson   Contributor
Jade   Producer
Josh Achzinger   Engineer
Nick Brophy   Engineer
Milton Chan   Engineer
Rob Chiarelli   Engineer,Remixing
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Mike Fonda   Engineer
Jon Gass   Engineer
John Howcott   Producer,drum programming
Robert Jerald   Producer,drum programming
Tonya Kelly   Contributor
Shaun LaBelle   Contributor,Instrumentation
Mark Morales   Producer,drum programming
Derek Nakamoto   Contributor,Instrumentation
Emanuel Officer   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Donald Parks   Producer,drum programming
DJ Pooh   Producer
L.A. Reid   Producer
Jose Sanchez   Engineer
Wendell Wellman   Arranger,drum programming
Laurnea Wilkerson   Vocal Arrangements
Warren Woods   Engineer
David Betancourt   Engineer
Cassandra Mills   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Rashad Coes   Producer
David Dashinger   Engineer
Emmanuel Dean   Producer
Joi Marshall   Contributor
Craig Porteils   Engineer
Di Reed   Contributor
Gabriel Sutter   Engineer
Greg Ross   Art Direction
Josh Achziger   Engineer
Captain Curt   Producer,Remixing
Lorna Stovall   Logo Art
Antonina Armato   Vocal Arrangements
Chip ?   Contributor
Booker T. Jones   Engineer
Dave "Jam" Hall   Producer,Engineer

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