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Friday, January 22, 2016

Jamecia Bennett: Very Special (Unreleased) (1995)

More unreleased R&B from Mercury Records, this time the daughter of renowned gospel artist Ann Nesby and mostly known for her only single Rodeo Style in '94. Sadly I don't know much about her but it appears she got her start singing soprano with her mother in the gospel super group Sounds Of Blackness in 1991. This apparently lead to her being discovered by Mercury Records where she went on to release two singles as a solo artist. Neither got much of a wide release - promo only from what I can tell - but Rodeo Style appeared on the soundtrack to the 1994 movie Jason's Lyric. She recorded a whole album which for reasons unknown never saw the light of day but some tracks were later leaked to bootleg vinyl with the title Jamecia - The Album around '96. I don't know much about the production side but a least a few tracks were produced by Chad "Ceuss" Elliott, who was formally a member of Devante's Swing Mob team in the 90s.

Prelude (Take Me) 0:46
Very Special 4:43
All Night Long 4:26
Run To Me 4:35
Wonderful 4:12
Rodeo Style 4:18
Prelude (Paris) 1:33
Keep It Real 3:20
It's Alright 3:43
Dr Ceuss (Interlude) 2:08
24 Hours 4:02
Do Me Baby 4:14
What's The Reason 4:22
Love Is Gonna Get U 4:59