If you made a mix CD of the sexiest songs ever, this slow jam would have to be on it. Barry White’s deep voice saying “Tell Me A Secret, not just any secret, I want that One Special Secret”…… the classic R&B voice of James Ingram on the chorus, the falsettos of Debarge and Al B. Sure, just a perfect mix of voices blended with the smooth backing track orchestrated by Quincy Jones. It’s from the 1989 release, “Back On The Block”.
“LET THERE BE LIGHT” NAS
Nas is a poet and one of the most intelligent MC’s ever. From his debut masterpiece, Illmatic, until now, Nas has written some of the best rhymes in rap history. This song from 2006 samples “Take The Money And Run” from the Steve Miller Band and was released on the classic Def Jam label.
As I walk through the shadow of death
I know that I ain’t got much time left
And they don’t really wanna see the good in me
Ain’t satisfied until they see the fool in me
(And I) I know my business, so my sins great
(And I) I thank the hood for all the love they gave
(And I) Forgive ’em all, they did they best to hate
Oh, let there be light
“WHAT YOU WON’T DO FOR LOVE” BOBBY CALDWELL
Blue eyed soul from 1978. One of the smoothest, timeless slow jams ever. Bobby owns the title, “The white guy most often mistaken for an African American vocalist.” : ) The song was also featured in the brilliant Mafia film, Donnie Brasco starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.