Rhythm & Bells - The R&B Wedding Album

2007-08-17 13:21
If you've never been to a wedding where the ring bearer spills Oros down his new white shirt before the ceremony, the bride's father slurs drunkenly through his speech at the reception and the groom's uncle makes indecent advances on one the bridesmaids, then you probably don't know what an R&B wedding is.

But whether you've got crazy uncles stealing the MCs mic and giving his own karaoke rendition of Earth, Wind and Fire's "Reasons", or long lost cousins jazzing to James Ingram and Patti Austin's "Baby Come To Me", Rhythm & Bells: The R&B Wedding Album is one of those classic compilation CDs that no wedding would be complete without.

From the immortal Teddy Pendegrass and Anita Baker to the timeless Chaka Khan and Isley Brothers, and even the contemporary Keith Sweat and All-For-One, this album mixes up slow jams and jazz tunes with love ballads and classic favourites.

Rhythm & Bells: The R&B Wedding Album is one of those albums that gives you the kind of music you watched your parents slow dancing to, believing that marriage was forever. How naïve we were.

- Megan Kakora

A truly stereotypical album, Rhythm & Bells: The R&B Wedding Album takes you down memory lane back to those crazy wedding receptions of the 1980s and 1990s.

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goda 2007/08/16 4:04 PM
Sheeeeew... This review is a tearjerker.
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