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Sku: 60383647
UPC: 731454105224
UPC 14: 00731454105224
Release Date: 2/1/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Square Biz ~ Teena Marie
2. Behind The Groove ~ Teena Marie
3. If I Were A Bell ~ Teena Marie
4. Portuguese Love ~ Teena Marie
5. Lovergirl ~ Teena Marie
6. Fire & Desire - (with Rick James) ~ Teena Marie
7. My Dear Mr. Gaye ~ Teena Marie
8. I'm A Sucker For Your Love ~ Teena Marie
9. Irons In The Fire ~ Teena Marie
10. Young Love ~ Teena Marie
11. I Need Your Lovin' ~ Teena Marie
12. Now That I Have You ~ Teena Marie
13. Latin Lullaby - (with Pamela Williams) ~ Teena Marie
14. It Must Be Magic ~ Teena Marie
15. Work It ~ Teena Marie

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Teena Marie (vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, drums, percussion, programming).
Muze PNote Personnel: Teena Marie (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, snare drum, percussion, programming); Shirley Mattison, Jackie Ruffin, Glenn Carl, Mickey Hearn, Jill D., Adrienne Williams, Julia Tillman Waters, Jean King, Carroll Williams White, Dierdre Joseph, Lisa Srana, Dwayne Wedlaw, Maxine Willard Waters, Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams , Bill Thedford, Brenda Lee Eager, Carmen Twillie (vocals); Corrado Rustici, Dann Huff, Andre Josef Parson, Preston Bucklin, David Taylor , Greg Poree, Bob Bowles, T. David Walker, Greg Hargrove, Nikki Slick, Wali Ali, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Timothy May , Tom McDermott, Nick Brown (guitar); Lloyd Lindroth (harp); J. Cliff Ervin, Kenneth Scott, Gary Grant, Eric Butler, Thomas Bumpass, Jerry Hey, Oscar Brashear, Charles Loper (flute, trombone); Roy Poper (flute); Daniel LeMelle, Gerald Albright (soprano saxophone); Ray Woodward (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Pamela Williams (trumpet, flugelhorn); Dick Hyde, Garnett Brown, John Ervin (horns); John "J.R." Robinson , Matthew Forcucci, Paul Hines, Lanise Hughs, Shondu Akiem, James Gadson, Michael White , Narada Michael Walden (snare drum, percussion).
Muze PNote Photographers: Geary Chansley; Ron Slenzak.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Peter Cardinali; Rick James ; Teena Marie.
Muze PNote One of R&B's enduring talents, Teena Marie emerged in the early '80s as one of the most original and innovative vocalists of the post-disco era. A vocal powerhouse, her soulful style proved so authentic that many listeners initially assumed she was African-American. Having broken through R&B's acknowledged color barrier, she continued to innovate as an independent female artist--going as far as setting a landmark artists' rights initiative that indicated that labels cannot keep artists under contract if they refuse to release their work. Culling material from her Gordy/Motown and Epic albums, ULTIMATE COLLECTION presents highlights from her early albums (as a protege of Rick James) to her later self-written/self-produced efforts.
Muze PNote Opening with the jubilant horns of "Square Biz" (featuring Marie's playful proto-rap style delivery) and "Behind The Groove," a strong jazz and Latin influence can be felt throughout. Vibrant dance rhythms dominate on tracks like "It Must Be Magic," though the forceful vocal delivery and imaginative arrangements save it from becoming mere dance floor fodder. On slower ballads such as "Young Love," she reveals the influence of soul greats like Minnie Riperton and Chaka Khan, her mighty voice overflowing with emotion as she sings of enduring the pangs from a lover's scorn.

Producer: Rick James; Teena Marie; Dana G. Smart (Compilation)

Artist Overview

California-born R&B singer Teena Marie started out on Motown Records in the '70s, where she was matched up with labelmate Rick James on her debut album. Her blend of pop, funk, and R&B caught on quickly, and here move into disco/dance wasn't far off. Her greatest success, though, came in the '80s after a much-publicized legal battle with Motown and a subsequent move to Epic, for whom she recorded her huge R&B/Dance hit "Lovergirl."

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Old School
Muze Music Compilations Soul Love
Muze Music Compilations Soul Hits Of 80s
Muze Music Compilations Classic Soul 9: Wdas Fm
Muze Music Compilations Gold
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection0306
Muze Music Compilations Chart Toppers: 70'S - 90'S
Muze Music Compilations Soul Classics 12
Muze Music Compilations Maid In Manhattan (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Cash Money Records:10 Years Of Bling
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations Old School Volume 4
Muze Music Compilations Dirty Girl (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Old School Gold Box Set
Muze Music Compilations Top Gun (ost)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/01/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 541052
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731454105224

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