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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mary J. Blige: Give Me You (Remixes) (Promo VLS) (CNE Series, 1999)

Unofficial release of Mary's 1999 single featuring (uncredited) remixes by German hip hop DJ, DJ Thomilla. Track B1 is the "Benztown Remix" and the A side features the "Benztown Mixdown Remix." The two mixes were featured on a UK promo-only double 12" set along with the usual onslaught of endless dance mixes but unfortunately only a few of the dance mixes got a more wider release. There are no new vocals in these R&B mixes but track A1 features an uncredited rap by US rapper Scorpio. Seeing as the original version was very much adult contemporary, it's nice to hear it urbanized here. Not quite in the vein of some of her stuff on subsequent albums but great all the same.

A1 Give Me You (Vocal Remix 1)
A2 Give Me You (Instrumental Remix 1)
B1 Give Me You (Vocal Remix 2)
B2 Give Me You (Instrumental Remix 2)