#SoulfulSaturday explores Doo-Wop 😉! The 90’s way…

This week, #SoulfulSaturday revisits the 90’s era focusing on one of the most phenomenal R&B groups of the time frame. Its’ original members included Robert Anderson, Darnell Chavis, Eunique Mack and Daniel Stokes. The 4 Bruthas and A Bass were discovered by legendary producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis on a SOHO street corner in New York City. Member Rob Anderson recalls “Jimmy and Terry both stopped and listened to us at separate times; they liked what they heard so much that they signed us to their label Perspective/A&M Records.” The group became known for incorporating traditional melodies with their profound doo-wop flavor. Solo has always delivered a distinctive brand of R&B-Soul, highlighting their various musical influences . Here’s a prime example of what and WHO we’re speaking of 😉…

Having been called the Tempts of the 90’s, the group’s essential style delivers raw-soul vocals and authentic mood-setting jams. Still today, the group stays true to the influential sounds of Motown, Chess, and Philadelphia Soul. In 1995, Perspective released the group’s self-titled debut “Solo.” The album was exceptionally well-noted, gaining popularity with nominations for various awards including the Soul Train Music Award for “Soul Album of the Year” and selling more than 750,000 copies. It garnered 2 successful top 10 singles including “Heaven”, which topped at #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary R&B Chart and “Where Do You Want Me To Put It”, which reached #8 on Billboard’s R&B Chart. #SoulfulSaturday has coined “Heaven” as a #ForGrownsOnly jam, combining the Adult Contemporary flavor.

Mattie Brown

Mattie Brown is a Music Journalist, specializing in reporting and producing content for the R&B genre. Residing in Decatur, GA she obtained her A.A in Journalism from Georgia State University-Perimeter College. Mattie has always had a passion for writing, designing and editing. While pursuing her B.A at Clayton State University, her musical passion took her to new heights. “My love for R&B has kind of outweighed everything”, she states. She has truly taken her craft and used it to her full advantage. Mattie joined the team of Grown Folks Music in the summer of 2017 as their Music Journalist and is continuing to pursue her education.