Quality Time Cuts…

So it’s been established that I love good music. And I love people who have an appreciation for good music. Well, I was looking back over OneChele’s posts from her music week on Black ‘n Bougie and figured I’d share one of her lists over here. I’ll let it speak for itself. It’s a good one and a fun post…

From OneChele’s “Music for Under The Covers”


Damon: My fav piece of "mood music" comes from this album. I'm certain most of you know what it is...

Some off ya’ll are just all out there in the open with your freakiness. Yeah, this list may not be for you. This list is more making love in the rain than a hit-it-n-quit-it in the office mailroom, ya dig? This list is more Brian McKnight and less Luda. So here is some “Baby Come to Bed” music that ya’ll may don’t know about or haven’t thought about it a while. And again, I’m not talking about Lub in da Club, Do Me Baby or any of R. Kelly’s tunes about hotel lobby afterparties. Since we all know Marvin’s Let’s Get It On and Luther’s Love Won’t Let me Wait, what do you know about these? Here are ten deep cuts you should have on hand to “take it to the next level”:

  1. Float by Anthony Hamilton: his voice is very gravelly and sexy and then he kind of breaks it on down in this song.
  2. Blue Horizons by Maysa: very sweet, seductive, love on the beach tune [Blogger’s Note: boo to Amazon for not having a clip for me to share]
  3. Cross My Mind by Jill Scott: classic Jilly from Philly. It’s kind of a “I remember us like this” song, very sultry.
  4. Fall Again by Glenn Lewis: Little known cut from the Maid in Manhattan soundtrack, this is mellow-smooth at its finest.
  5. Teach Me Tonight the Al Jarreau version: not subtle at all but says what needs to be said.
  6. Spend the Night by Rahsaan Patterson: Very well done borderline-begging song that draws you in with the vocal arrangement over soft guitar.
  7. Crave by Incognito: One of my exes hipped me to this group and every song is a portrait of a mood. This mood speaks for itself.
  8. Get next to you by Jamie Hawkins: Slept on cat. Son of gospel greats Walter and Tremaine Hawkins, I found this song from a love scene on Showime’s Series “Soul Food”. So hard to find, I couldn’t even find a sample of this song to share with you.
  9. It’s on Tonight by Brian Culbertson and Will Downing: Did I say Will Downing… nuff said.
  10. This Day, This Minute, Right Now by Mint Condition: It’s musical intercourse on vinyl (or whatever they use now).
  11. Bonus Cut – Yes by Anthony David: combination of acoustic guitar and silky baritone wins every time.
  12. Extra Bonus Cut – Rush Over by Me’Shell Ndegeocello: From the Love Jones soundtrack, her alto with Marcus Miller on bass. Please hydrate & stretch properly prior to playing.

Now I know dear readers, ya’ll have some favorite “quality time” cuts. And let me stop a few of you right here (you know who you are), H-Town’s Knocking the Boots is not a good look. Again, that’s freaky-sneaky, this list is for the seductive and sexy. Think Moet, chocolate covered strawberries and Egyptian cotton sheets, not a 40 ounce, bag of nacho-flavored Doritos and somebody’s back seat. That there is a whole different list. Maybe next Music Week? (or not) M’kay? Thank you… do share what are your best “bedroom game is tight” tunes?


13 responses to “Quality Time Cuts…

  1. I absolutely love Fall again by Glen Lewis, its one of those songs which you rarely catch on the radio since it is not very popular but it is a gorgeous song.

  2. Must say I’ve never been a fan of the idea of a “get busy” soundtrack… but maybe I’ve been looking in the wrong place? Will definitely have a listen to some of these 🙂

  3. I had a couple “mix tapes” back in the day that I’d keep in my cd player for special occasions. Too bad most of the songs on my list were along those “Knockin’ the Boots” lines so I won’t bother sharing them on this high class love making songs list. Oh well, ain’t no shame in my game.

    • I don’t think class has anything to do with it. Nothing wrong with those other kinds of songs but it is nice to have a sexy song that is not too sexual and can get the point across without too in your face. Like instead of Bump N Grind go Groove with You, but to each his own. 😉

      • @Kayla: I was joking with the “high class” comment. I think the different types of songs each have their time/place. Now that I’m grown one of my favorite sexy songs is “Make Me Whole” by Amel Larrieux. It’s a beautiful song that isn’t sexual but at the same time is extremely sensual and can really set the mood.

  4. Hey, y’all.

    @OneChele: Love this post. Huge fan of Anthony Hamilton so, “Float” is up there for me.

    I’d also add:
    Floetry’s “Say Yes”
    Prince’s “Insatiable”

  5. Fire and Desire by Rick & Teena

  6. I generally go with a blend of Brian McKnight, Marvin Gaye, and Joe. Joe’s Things Your Man Won’t Do is a bedroom classic.

  7. This song may just be sentimental to me but Prince’s “Pink Cashmere” always gets to me.

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