Their albums started out as oldies compilations, many of them simulated radio shows by Jerry Blavat and other oldies deejays.
Both the store and the label flourished. From there, The Record Museum opened a slew of additional stores — ultimately 23 stores in all — and Lost Nite became one of the foremost oldies reissue labels in the country, specializing in doo-wops and group vocals. Jerry Greene established a new label, Collectables, inwhich reissued some of the Lost Nite collections, particularly when CDs became popular.
That label has since become the foremost reissue label in the business. As a reissue label, Lost Nite was not particularly concerned with stereo recordings, and for that reason, most of their albums were mostly or totally rechanneled until quite late by industry standards. Neither did they particularly care much about sound quality, as most of the albums were mastered from records, as you can hear surface noise even on a mint album.
Even after the changeover to Collectables, their early CDs often were riddled with surface noise and other artifacts. In the early s, however, Collectables started working with reissue producer Walter DeVenne, and their sound quality improved dramatically, including stereo content.
Today Collectables sells their product over the internet at www. The original Lost Nite 45 label far left was pink with no graphics. Lost Nite returned to a pink label in for their red vinyl LP) albums in the Collectors Limited Edition Series near leftwhich were sold in generic sleeves with a sticker that had the group's name on it.
The pressings were limited to each, and the albums were individually numbered on another sticker on the front of the jacket. The Lost Nite label for most of the album issues was yellow with black print, with the lamppost logo down the left side of the label. By the late s, an orange label was used with the same graphics for reissues of the original albums. Just send them to us via e-mail.
No 2 Live Crew was used in the film. The signatures of Miami [in Moonlight ] are the signatures that nobody talks about. In the opening scene, a hustler named Juan played by Mahershala Ali finds Little hiding in an empty crack house on 15th Avenue — also the namesake of a street cautionary by Le Juan Love, released on Uncle Luke's Skyywalker Records inwhen the artist was in middle school, somewhere between the two youngest versions of Chiron that Moonlight presents.
Alumni include a former star majorette named Trina and a former star fullback named Barry Jenkins. According to Ted Marshall, a longtime builder of subwoofers in Liberty City, Anquette is now rumored to be a bus driver.
Each stop is a call-and-response to the childhood selves that still inhabit the memory of her song. Some spaces do not reply. White residents responded by throwing sticks of dynamite into the L-shaped complex that began at 62nd Street. It, too, has since been demolished. Tarell McCraney, then 11 years old, was living it.
Leave it to the culture of marginalized people to find a way to change that into lyric, into song, and put it into the ethos in that way. On the West Coast, the record was serviced to car dealerships, car stereo stores, swap meets, and car washes, capitalizing on the mobile currency of a wave form that in itself can travel long distances. Kids in dogeared hats became both carrier wave and pirate radio transmitter, using language not approved by the FCC.
Jet magazine once called the scalloped arrangement of housing the safest black neighborhood in America. Burger King also sponsored contests for building DJ consoles. At the time, Disco Rick was a kid zooming around Superstar Rollerteque with flashing lights on his skates. Mint Condition is on the system at full crank. Disco Rick speaks in the rasp of one who has spent much of his career in the company of acoustic pulverization, a survivor in the Miami music business for three rap lifetimes.
The tape was not accounted for when his sometime collaborator Lil Jon pointed me to the Disco Rick section on a visit to a record store in Atlanta in Founded in Miami inthe call-in pay-per-view network was easy enough to find for anyone willing to make creative use of an antenna.
Some viewers disconnected their cable, LP), and their MTV, so they could order local rap videos not being aired in larger markets. Nobody expects it to this day. YouTube judgment varies, from crying laughter to condemnation for using kids in the song. A reasonable question. Big Boy. That was the on-record debut of Tamara and Big Boy, then 7 and 8 years old. There were calls into the radio station. I looked at it as a positive thing. With the bully thing, it became a message.
I had a sister who was on crack. This hour-plus of Tantric flow even erases the memory of Jackson's clunky Super Bowl breast-baring. Four tracks, each barely three minutes long, go hurtling past in a head-spinning blur of snapping rhythms, buzzing synthesized noise and oddly disconnected samples: cut-up vocals and glockenspiel on Strawberry Bounce, rattling tablas on Sexhibition. Elsewhere, there are impossibly lithe basslines - notably on All Nite Don't Stop and I Want You, an intriguing electronic reconstruction of an early s soul ballad.
Calling pop a "singles genre", Power's said " Damita Jo' s strike rate is remarkably high. It's triumphant stuff. Publications declared the album "flirty, sensual, hot pop" in "traditional Janet style", adding "The slow grooves blend together and the seductive vocals express passion.
Call me immature, but I figure there's never enough good sex in the world. In a culture inundated with dirty pornos, Damita Jo is good sex. Giving it three out of five stars, Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine criticized Damita Jo saying it featured "a slew of the gooey, structureless sex ballads that have become Janet's staple.
Music UK gave it four out of ten stars, saying "Numerous explanatory spoken word asides seek to reassure us that Janet, as she approaches 40, is seeking love rather than reveling in lust. But after a third or fourth listen, the slick grooves of "Spending Time With You" and "Island Life" gain more identity. A bit of editing and a couple of killer dance tracks would've made it even better.
Jackson received numerous awards during the Damita Jo era, including career accolades and philanthropy awards in addition to two Grammy Award nominations. Damita Jo was a commercial success, but was considered a "disappointment" in the media compared to Jackson's previous efforts. Damita Jo soldcopies during its first week of release in the United States, debuting at number two on Billboard only behind Usher 's Confessions.
Damita Jo has sold 1, copies in the US. In total, Damita Jo has sold in excess of 2. She also didn't count on the backlash, LP) backlash that has actually caused her the same fate as Madonna: public apathy to her music. Jackson stated "Of course everyone wants to sell records and be number one. And I think that's important. But for a lot of artists today, it's all about the money as opposed to the art.
What happened to artists creating this wonderful body of music that touches people and changes their lives? Yet a lot of fans in Europe came up to me saying they absolutely felt it was my best album. There were all kinds of reactions to the album, and there was obviously a lot of drama surrounding that album as well.
Following Jackson's controversial Super Bowl halftime show performance incidentconglomerates involved with the broadcast were heavily fined by the U. Justin Timberlakewho performed with Jackson during the incident, did not receive the same treatment.
The result is that despite some initial backing for "Just a Little While," radio and TV support for her music has withered, as the conglomerates worry about angering the FCC and Congress" in fear of receiving fines for supporting Jackson.
The excerpt added ""I Want You," for example, would have been an across-the-board smash pre-Nipplegate. Lead single "Just a Little While" quickly became the most added and played song on pop formats, increasing nearly five-hundred percent in airplay and garnering "sizeable" downloads. The boycott drew attention from critics when providing commentary on the album.
Langston Wertz Jr. Music channels owned by Viacom, including MTV and VH1, refused to air Jackson's videos or only aired them in minor rotation following the incident, stated to be "a major catalyst" in the album's performance. Yet the sedate new video from Janet Jackson—a fixture on the cable channel for almost two decades and its first " MTV Icon "—has been absent from its playlist. Meanwhile, Jackson's name had barely been mentioned on MTV—unusual for a superstar whose previous projects have typically gotten heavy promotion.
It certainly could raise a few questions if you have an investigative mind. LP) that's just a coincidence! Damita Jo was the first of Jackson's albums in the SoundScan era to miss reaching number one on the Billboard However, it made Jackson the first female artist to have six consecutive studio albums debut within the number one or two position. Due to various blacklisting, the album is often considered to not have received proper recognition.
The Telegraph included Damita Jo among " Essential Pop Albums", commenting the "luscious lost classic is like dining on a seven-course meal comprised entirely melted marshmallows"; also remarked to be "criminally underrated". Jesse Washington of The Associated Press commended Jackson's output to remain "consistently good" and "eclipsing Michael 's"; praising Jackson as equal to peer Madonna 's: "For creating pop confections that you can grind to on the dance floor [ Jackson long ago established herself as one of the greatest and most consistent performers [ Sanneh concluded, "Jackson has spent the better part of two decades using that whispery voice and that shy smile to keep some small part of herself hidden, even when she seems to be exposing herself.
Maybe that's why she can still cause such a fuss. And maybe that's also how she's managed to last so long. Cromelin observed Jackson's vocal inflections to convincingly deliver "serviceable personas"; ranging from "haughty stripper to a wide-eyed kid who loves long walks on the beach. The album's vocal production received prominent recognition. Jackson's layered "breathy harmonies", built upon "little countermelodies" and overdubbed "nonverbal asides", were considered an inventive technique; providing a "plush romance".
Jackson's approach to "shrouded" harmonies were also thought to produce intimacy and comfort; which "makes even a relatively raw number like "Sexhibition" feel like a private moment between you and the owner of history's most downloaded breast.
Its vocals were described as "lovely" and LP) graceful", containing an "unassuming flutter and grit"; ultimately displaying a progression, saying "Jackson has grown into her voice along with the rest of her body. Several critics observed the theme of Damita Jo to subsequently influence artists using similar concepts of alternate identities within album campaigns, regarding Jackson as the trendsetter in which singers "declare themselves in possession of multiple personalities".
ABC News Radio stated "taking a page from Janet Jackson's album, Damita JoBritney Spears has combined her first and middle names — Britney Jean — to come up with the title for her much-anticipated eighth studio album. It has such a good beat to it. Sasha Fierce album to be influenced by Damita Jo. And now Beyonce wants us to know that this album I love that album. Janet never stops giving you what you want. She's an artist that will always be regarded as one of the best.
Like Madonnashe's reinvented herself a lot and kept a connection with her audience. The whole Super Bowl thing ruined her reputation with the media and pretentious prudes, but who cares about them? She's still doing her thing. Lohan had also attended the album's release party. Various celebrities attended the album's release party, including photographer Patrick Demarchelieractress Lindsay Lohanmusic executive L. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Janet Jackson.
You invent characters. Because they're born out of your brain, they reflect you. But good characters are independent of you and live lives of their own. I hope Strawberry is a good character.
Sexually, she's on fire. She doesn't mince words. She has to have it and doesn't care who knows it. As a singer, I live through her.
As an artist, I find her compelling. She might be crazy, she might even be twisted, but her sexual adventures are exciting. I want her music to reflect that excitement. Jackson portrays alternate persona "Strawberry" over chimes, claps, synthesizers, and "hip-pop" instrumentation. Elements of deep house and dance-pop are heard in "SloLove". The high-ups are still pissed at her, and this is a punitive measure.
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