Before Pharrell & Chad formed The Neptunes, and even before L.A. Reid and Babyface got their break, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were the go-to production team. After being fired from The Time by Prince, the pair went on to create music for folks ranging from Janet Jackson to the new wave group Human League.
Last night we came across this crazy mix by SparkleMotion (Ed. Note: Bonus points for the “Donnie Darko” reference) of some of Jam & Lewis’ best productions, and it’s uhh… jammin’ on the one.
If you’re at work, we suggest clicking play below, and putting this window in the background while you go about your day.
Download the mix for free at SparkleMotion’s SoundCloud account.
Herb Alpert f/ Janet Jackson – Diamonds (Cool Summer Mix)
Howard Johnson – Older Girl
Alexander O’Neal – Fake
Thelma Houston – You Used To Hold Me So Tight (Original 12″ Mix)
Reel To Reel – Can You Treat Me Like She Does?
Janet Jackson – Miss You Much
Cherrelle f/ Alexander O’Neal – Saturday Love
S.O.S. Band – The Finest
Cheryl Lynn – Encore
Howard Johnson – Knees
Change – Warm
Human League – Love Is All That Matters
Morris Day – Fishnet (12″ Extended Version)
Cherrelle – Fragile… Handle With Care
The Time – Jerk Out
Janet Jackson – Control
Cherrelle – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
Robert Palmer – I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On
Alexander O’Neal – Criticize
Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You
S.O.S. Band – Just The Way You Iike It
Alexander O’Neal – Hearsay
New Edition – If It Isn’t Love
Change – Let’s Go Together
S.O.S. Band – Just Be Good To Me
Janet Jackson – Nasty
Human League – Human
SOS Band – Do You Still Want To?
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