Old School R&B Anthems

Montell Jordan / Bobby Brown / En Vogue / Soul II Soul / Heavy D / Mary J. Blige / Jade / Boyz II Men / Blackstreet



OK, the summer’s here – at last – and the feel-good factor is kicking in… it’s time to get the party started!


3CDs. 55 feel-good R&B smashes on a new collection inspired by American R&B legend Montell Jordan’s million-selling hit of the same name.

Now, over twenty years after it topped the US singles chart, ‘This Is How We Do It’ remains the ultimate summer jam, with its laid-back groove and timeless vocals. Back then it won a Grammy and today, it still sounds as fresh and fun as ever. The track has been the starting point for this collection of classic R&B cuts from some of the biggest stars in the world, including Bobby Brown ‘Every Little Step’, Heavy D & The Boyz ‘Now That We’ve Found Love’, En Vogue ‘My Lovin’, Mary J Blige ‘Real Love’ [Hip-Hop Mix], Beverley Knight ‘Flavour of The Old School’, Blackstreet ‘Booti Call’ and Salt-N-Pepa ft. En Vogue ‘Whatta Man’.

Some ground-breaking Brits are also featured including Mark Morrison’s global hit ‘Return of The Mack’ (the song recently re-entered the Top 20 following Nevada’s remix of the song. 200m+ streams and counting!). Soul II Soul also conquered the R&B scene both sides of the pond. ‘Keep on Movin’ hit No.1 on the US Billboard R&B chart in 1989 and in a BBC Radio poll in 2008, it was voted one of the Greatest Ever Dance Records.

Everyone will have a favourite track here – but let’s finish with Montell. In 2016 the singer made one particular fan’s birthday truly memorable: James Corden’s favourite song of all time is ‘This Is How We Do It’ …so when Montell Jordan made a surprise appearance on The Late Show it was a rather special moment: here’s the clip…

Track list

CD 1:

1. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
2. Bobby Brown – Every Little Step
3. En Vogue – My Lovin’
4. Jade – Don’t Walk Away
5. Beverley Knight – Flavour of The Old School
6. Mark Morrison – Return of The Mack
7. Salt-N-Pepa ft. En Vogue – Whatta Man
8. Pebbles – Girlfriend
9. Mary J Blige ft. Notorious B.I.G. – Real Love [Hip-Hop Mix]
10. Boyz II Men – Motownphilly
11. Bell Biv Devoe – Poison
12. Mac Band – Roses Are Red
13. Levert – Casanova
14. Blackstreet – Booti Call
15. New Edition – If It Isn’t Love
16. Soul II Soul ft. Caron Wheeler – Keep On Movin’
17. Sounds of Blackness – Optimistic
18. Zhane – Hey Mr D.J
19. Joe – I’m In Luv

CD 2:

1. Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We’ve Found Love
2. Arrested Development – People Everyday [Metamorphosis Mix 7″ Edit]
3. Monie Love – It’s A Shame
4. LL Cool J – Around The Way Girl
5. Wreckz-N-Effect – Rump Shaker
6. Redhead Kingpin & The F.B.I. – Do The Right Thing
7. Father MC – I’ll Do 4 You
8. Bell Biv Devoe – Do Me!
9. Johnny Gill ft. CL Smooth – Rub You The Right Way
10. Groove B Chill – Swingin Single [Swingin’ 7”]
11. Ready For The World – Yo That’s A Lot A Body
12. Today – Why You Get Funky On Me
13. Samuelle – So You Like What You See
14. Teddy Riley ft. Tammy Lucas – Is It Good To You
15. Bubba – I Like Your Style
16. Basic Black – She’s Mine
17. Portrait – Honey Dip
18. Guy ft. Heavy D – Do Me Right

CD 3:

1. Shanice – I Love Your Smile
2. Ralph Tresvant – Sensitivity
3. Horace Brown – One For The Money
4. Jodeci – Come & Talk To Me
5. Soul For Real – Candy Rain
6. Adina Howard – Freak Like Me
7. Mario Winans ft. Mase – Don’t Know [Trackmasters Remix]
8. Whitehead Bros. – Forget I Was A G
9. Intro – Love Thang
10. Zhané – Request Line
11. Keith Sweat – I Want Her
12. Aaron Hall – Don’t Be Afraid
13. Christopher Williams – Every Little Thing U Do
14. Melvin Riley – Goin Thru A Thang
15. After 7 – Can’t Stop [One World 7″]
16. Island Inspirational All Stars – Don’t Give Up
17. Tony Toni Toné – Feels Good
18. Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel