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The Soulful & Funky Show Yearly Ten Best Albums / CD's

1. Mint Condition - From the Mint Factory

Mint Condition is a band that cannot be put into any specific box. They are multi-genre. Funky. Jazzy. Soulful. Rocking. As a later album title would suggest, they are the 'definition of a band'. Their 1993 release, From the Mint factory stands the test of time as a GREAT album. The 62 minute master-work was released on Perspective Records, the house-label for Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The wicked slow-jam, "So Fine" showcases all that is good about Mint Condition; searing vocals & live drums by Stokely Williams, screaming and soulful guitars by O'Dell, and guest Foley (on lead bass), and an energy that is felt as well as heard. ...Sweet, soulful harmonies carry "Swingin" - while the infectious, Keri Lewis penned, "Good for Your Heart" percolates with Caribbean rhythms on top of 90's funk. "My High/Fidelity" is straight rock and roll with a funk break that would make the JBs proud. ..."Always" - showcases the vocal work of Stokely who can sometimes remind the listener of a jazz master vocalist like Al Jarreau with a bad, bad, band.

2. Tony! Toni! Tone'! - Sons of Soul
3. For the Cool in You - Babyface
4. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
5. Alexander O'Neal - Love Makes No Sense
6. Counting Crows - August & Everything After

7. Ralph Tresvant - It's Goin' Down

8. Digable Planets - Reachin'
9. Eric Leeds - Things Left Unsaid
10. Johnny Gill - Provocative