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    So I didn't noticed a thread for Karyn White. She's one of the most underrated artist ever. Discuss everything about Karyn here.


    *Karyn White (1988)
    *Ritual of Love (1991)
    *Make Him Do Right (1994)
    *Carpe Diem (2012)

  • #2
    Yes. She was in a time with high competition among B-List pretty black and exotic girls like, Jody Watley, Vanessa Williams, and Pebbles.


    Although all of these ladies had big r&b dance hits, Janet Jackson dominated, and all of them took a back seat, besides Vanessa Williams who used her theater / broadway training to go into other avenues.

    [youtube:7cf58hyg]CxTkm2GO_nc[/youtube:7cf58hyg]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxTkm2GO_nc

    What separated Karyn White from:

    Jody Watley: Karyn and Jody both dance, but Karyn was also a soulful balladeer, and their dance styles varied. Karyn was wild in a more "technical Beyonce" way, and ex-Soul Train dancer, Jody, was more gazelle like (a mix of pop, Alvin Ailey, and European) Jody was the flip side of Madonna, if you compared styles.

    Pebbles: Pebbles and Karyn were both pretty and had a strong black audience. But, Pebbles wasn't strong live, but she had big dance/r&b hits, and also married a mega-producer husband.

    Vanessa Williams: Besides the pretty girl r&b group, they both dance and sang, but their styles were totally different. Karyn's soulful vocals were deep-rooted in the genre. Vanessa's soul was more pop & jazz-oriented , unlike other pop black singers, which made her light ballads easy to transition to like "Save The Best For Last."

    Her downfall was getting pregnant and marrying her mega-producer husband.

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    • #3
      I bought the Ritual Of Love album. It had so many singles!

      But my favorite song: Superwoman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      • #4
        Her debut album is a classic. I think she was above Jody just a tad bit and definitely above Pebbles. Does Pebble even have a No. 1?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Controlfreak
          Her debut album is a classic. I think she was above Jody just a tad bit and definitely above Pebbles. Does Pebble even have a No. 1?
          Yes, by the numbers Karyn barely trumped Jody, but they may have been equal celebrity-wise. I think Superwoman was the classic song by Karyn.

          For Pebbles, Mercedes Boy went to #2, and Giving You The Benefit was #1.

          Romantic by Karyn went to #1, but she's seems to be most known for Superwoman.

          [youtube:3vkmn4cw]Mu-ty0dC9k4[/youtube:3vkmn4cw]

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          • #6
            Superwoman is iconic and timeless. It was beautifully written. And she tore it up.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Controlfreak
              Superwoman is iconic and timeless. It was beautifully written. And she tore it up.
              Lord, she did!

              It's sad that marriage and children were career suicide until maybe after 2005. It hurt Karyn, Pebbles, Brandy and so on. There are rare career reinvention after kids and marriage cases like Diana Ross and Vanessa Williams.

              Having a producer husband seems like a smothering career death too. Tamar Braxton seemed to be in a career cage until that reality show. Also, Karyn and Pebbles lost careers and appeal after, especially Karyn. At least Pebbles barely had a touch of reinvention until Clive/LA snatched TLC from her. I hate that no label stood by Karyn, because she was truly soulful. If she was out today, she may have had the Tamar opportunity.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MonaBlissa
                Originally posted by Controlfreak
                Superwoman is iconic and timeless. It was beautifully written. And she tore it up.
                Lord, she did!

                It's sad that marriage and children were career suicide until maybe after 2005. It hurt Karyn, Pebbles, Brandy and so on. There are rare career reinvention after kids and marriage cases like Diana Ross and Vanessa Williams.

                Having a producer husband seems like a smothering career death too. Tamar Braxton seemed to be in a career cage until that reality show. Also, Karyn and Pebbles lost careers and appeal after, especially Karyn. At least Pebbles barely had a touch of reinvention until Clive/LA snatched TLC from her. I hate that no label stood by Karyn, because she was truly soulful. If she was out today, she may have had the Tamar opportunity.
                Well after she got married and had a child. Karyn was deemed un-****able as they call it in the industry. That kinda seal her faint in the industry but then again I don't think she really cared because she venture into real estate.

                Um Brandy was never married that was a lie to protect her image. That car crash did Brandy in but I won't speak on that .

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                • #9
                  Romantic is one of my fave songs ever

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by biscuits
                    Romantic is one of my fave songs ever
                    That whole album is everything.

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                    • #11
                      Ritual of Love is one of my favorite R&B albums ever.
                      The Way I Feel About You >>>>>>>>>>
                      Floped and localed

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gravity
                        Ritual of Love is one of my favorite R&B albums ever.
                        The Way I Feel About You >>>>>>>>>>
                        That song was too pre-Control, Janet Jackson, although a great jam. The Way You Love Me was her break out!


                        What do you think about Fantasia's version of Superwoman at the Soul Train Awards? And Karyn's response:



                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fD210DZoKM

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                        • #13
                          I'd rather heard Karyn sung it than Fantasia no offense.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by biscuits
                            Romantic is one of my fave songs ever

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Controlfreak
                              I'd rather heard Karyn sung it than Fantasia no offense.
                              Same here.
                              Floped and localed

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Gravity
                                Originally posted by Controlfreak
                                I'd rather heard Karyn sung it than Fantasia no offense.
                                Same here.
                                +1

                                Karyn sings the song so beautifully. To me Superwoman is her best song.
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                                • #17
                                  Secret Rendezvous>>>>>

                                  How could I forget that gem ?

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                                  • #18
                                    My favorite is her duet with Babyface, Love Saw It. That song is just perfect!
                                    Floped and localed

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                                    • #19
                                      Revisiting her debut self titled. An amazing debut effort

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                                      • #20
                                        Her whole discography is flawless. Love Saw It, One Minute, Can I Stay With You, The Way I Feel About You, Slow Down...
                                        Floped and localed

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                                        • #21
                                          [youtube:2b70svgv]zZIcVTPd-O4[/youtube:2b70svgv]

                                          Feature film based loosely on her life in the music industry.

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                                          • #22



                                            1. Where I Belong - Karyn White and Various Artists
                                            2. Distant Memory - Karyn White
                                            3. Inside You - Joe Leavy
                                            4. Blind Man Walking - Karyn White
                                            5. Get to Know Me - Anthony AK King
                                            6. Good Kinda of Lovin - Jay King
                                            7. It's Gonna Be All Right - Karyn White
                                            8. Wicked Minded Fools - Karyn White, J White & O Whitty
                                            9. Love Quarantine - Karyn White
                                            10. Lame Excuses - Karyn White
                                            11. Hurricane - Karyn White
                                            12. I Am Storm - Karyn White

                                            [youtube:39a064sb]QYRWmALwscY[/youtube:39a064sb]

                                            soundtrack's 1st single and track list

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by MonaBlissa
                                              Yes. She was in a time with high competition among B-List pretty black and exotic girls like, Jody Watley, Vanessa Williams, and Pebbles.


                                              Although all of these ladies had big r&b dance hits, Janet Jackson dominated, and all of them took a back seat, besides Vanessa Williams who used her theater / broadway training to go into other avenues.

                                              [youtube:31u2082v]CxTkm2GO_nc[/youtube:31u2082v]
                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxTkm2GO_nc

                                              What separated Karyn White from:

                                              Jody Watley: Karyn and Jody both dance, but Karyn was also a soulful balladeer, and their dance styles varied. Karyn was wild in a more "technical Beyonce" way, and ex-Soul Train dancer, Jody, was more gazelle like (a mix of pop, Alvin Ailey, and European) Jody was the flip side of Madonna, if you compared styles.

                                              Pebbles: Pebbles and Karyn were both pretty and had a strong black audience. But, Pebbles wasn't strong live, but she had big dance/r&b hits, and also married a mega-producer husband.

                                              Vanessa Williams: Besides the pretty girl r&b group, they both dance and sang, but their styles were totally different. Karyn's soulful vocals were deep-rooted in the genre. Vanessa's soul was more pop & jazz-oriented , unlike other pop black singers, which made her light ballads easy to transition to like "Save The Best For Last."

                                              Her downfall was getting pregnant and marrying her mega-producer husband.
                                              Love that song
                                              YOU cant blame nobody but YOU

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                                              • #24
                                                I saw the recent video from Karyn White:

                                                [youtubegtpajrc]vmEkXDSO6fE[/youtubegtpajrc]

                                                She was recently appeared on the South African TV morning show Expresso Show, singing her 1995 song ''I'd Rather Be Alone''. She was recently featured and supported on tour here entitled Divas of Cape Town with top South African divas Unathi Msengana, Paxton (Fielies), Sasha Lee Davids, G&T and Rene Johnson.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Re: Karyn White

                                                  Here's extra from the same show in the previous post I mentioned:
                                                  [youtube:h3x24g06]RODgHAdeFqQ[/youtube:h3x24g06]

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