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Click below for a Bas Noir sample:

I'm Glad You Came To Me

Patiently



 
As Bas Noir, Mary Ridley and Morie Bivins helped spur the Jersey sound to greater heights in the late 80s.  "My Love Is Magic" and "I'm Glad You Came To Me" were some of the crucial Nu Groove tracks during the label's heyday, a good blend of their vocals and Burrell's production expertise.  They managed to get a deal with Atlantic during the time they were experimenting with house artists (Ten City, Sabrina Johnston, etc.)   They recorded one pretty good LP for them but seem to have gone away from the scene.   

Bas Noir's Deepest Grooves

"My Love Is Magic" (Nu Groove, 1988)

"I'm Glad You Came to Me" (Nu Groove, 1989)

Ah...Bas Noir (Atlantic, 1992) 
A long lost classic from a golden age of house.  The major jam is the 3 year old "I'm Glad You Came to Me," but that's far from the only worthwhile song.   Check "Patiently" and "Shoe-Be-Do," some of Kerri Chandler's earliest production credits, to hear how his style was already formed at that early stage.   House's fatal tendency to cross into r&b is evident with "Out in the Rain," "Love High," and "Superficial Love" (although that did make the Billboard charts, so I guess it was worthwhile). The disc is a good reminder of the production style of the fabled Ronald Burrell, whom I have lost track of. 

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