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Original Soundtrack - How Stella Got Her Groove Back

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By the time they assembled the soundtrack for the film adaptation of Terry McMillan's acclaimed novel How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were no longer the hippest names in urban soul, but they hadn't lost their groove. They still knew what worked and what didn't within the context of urban R&B, they could still write strong songs, and they had a keen eye for talent. All of which is a complicated way of saying that How Stella Got Her Groove Back is an exceptional soundtrack -- a well-constructed, consistently entertaining collection that manages to be cohesive despite its eclecticism. Or maybe, it's successful because of its diversity -- it's great to hear the music slyly shift from updated Soul II Soul grooves to reggae to hip-hop to urban ballads. Everything is tied together by a classy, stylish attitude and sultry production that makes even the weaker songs sound alluring. Boasting highlights from Stevie Wonder & Wyclef Jean, Shaggy & Janet, Mary J. Blige, Big Punisher & Beenie Man, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, Maxi Priest and K-Ci & JoJo, How Stella Got Her Groove Back comes close to matching the dazzling heights of Waiting to Exhale and Soul Food, and that's good company indeed. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

1) Jazzie B. Intro - Jazzie B. (00:14)
2) Mastablasta '98 - Wyclef Jean / Stevie Wonder (04:46)
3) Luv Me, Luv Me - Janet Jackson / Shaggy (05:56)
4) Beautiful - Mary J. Blige (06:29)
5) Never Say Never Again - K-Ci & JoJo (05:21)
6) Makes Me Sweat - Beenie Man / Big Punisher (04:57)
7) Your Home Is in My Heart (Stella's Love Theme) - Boyz II Men / Chanté Moore (05:01)
8) Free Again - Jazzie B. / Soul II Soul / Caron Wheeler (06:17)
9) Make My Body Hot - Diana King (05:17)
10) The Art of Seduction - Maxi Priest (05:07)
11) Let Me Have You - Meshell Ndegeocello (03:08)
12) Dance For Me - Kevin Ford / Rufus Blaq (05:09)
13) Escape to Jamaica - Lady Saw / Nadine Sutherland (03:46)
14) Jazzie's Groove - Jazzie B. (04:39)

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