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Funky Divas

En VogueAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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The female vocal quartet En Vogue was conceived and put together by the production team of Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy, both former members of Club Nouveau. Foster and McElroy wanted a vocal group who could exude sultriness and intelligence in addition to vocal proficiency, and as producers, they wanted material that would fuse R&B and girl group traditions with hip-hop and new jack ... Read more in Amazon's En Vogue Store

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  • Audio CD (March 24, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: East/West Records
  • ASIN: B000002JP6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,980 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Like the Supremes, En Vogue were the perfect mixture of fabrication and fabulousness. On their blockbuster second CD, the four women set the standards for female black pop. Blessed with killer vocals and a sizzling set of songs that married funk, rock, and slinky soul, Funky Divas remains the career highlight of a "girl group" that transcends the label. --Amy Linden

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Amazon.com Like the Supremes, En Vogue were the perfect mixture of fabrication and fabulousness. On their blockbuster second CD, the four women set the standards for female black pop. Blessed with killer vocals and a sizzling set of songs that married funk, rock, and slinky soul, Funky Divas remains the career highlight of a "girl group" that transcends the label.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
What set En Vogue apart from the numerous other "girl groups" of the 1990s, was their ability to blend, with their outstanding vocal abilities and songs that sound like they came straight of MoTown circa 1960. This album is a stellar example of their ability to make us feel like we were truly listening to the best of "old school."

The most outstanding songs worth mentioning include:

Track #6 "Giving Him Something He Can Feel"

This is one of the slow, sexy tracks that they sing so well. This is actually an old r&b song that was featured in the cult film, SPARKLE, about an all girls group (similar to Diana Ross and the Supremes).

Track #8 "Give It Up, Turn It Lose"

This is more upbeat, and greatly utilizes their wonderful vocals and expression in a song about getting over a man who is no good.

This is timeless music that stands the test of time, more than ten years later. I don't think they have another album that quite measured up to this one.......
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Of all the girl groups to blossom in the 1990s, this one by far and away was the best at singing (yup, TLC and Destiny's Child might've been more popular but neither group could touch En Vogue voice for voice among group members).

That being said, En Vogue really should get credit for, much like Salt-N-Pepa and Mary J. Blige, blending elements of hip hop, girl power and overwhelming sassy-sexy-soulful femininity into urban music where it hadn't been before.

If Mary bridged hip hop to R&B, En Vogue pretty much did the same to that 1950s doo-wop style that was masterfully resurrected and appreciated circa 1991.

"(My Lovin')You're Never Gonna Get It," "Free Your Mind" and the remake of "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" are all classic En Vogue flava.

I guess groups -- and girl groups in particular -- are doomed to split up when they go on tour and have to hear fans critique everything about them (who's the prettiest? who's the best singer? blah, blah, blah).

But unlike so many imitators to come along and try to pimp the En Vogue hip hop/R&B sound, En Vogue really was the real deal.

TLC, Destiny's Child and the Supremes are probably the super groups of the 20th Century, but En Vogue blazed a trail that laid the groundwork for two of the aforementioned to follow.

Recommended LP.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars En Vogue - Funky Divas April 8, 2007
Format:Audio CD
So I was inspired to buy this the other day because lately, I've just been craving some good ol' 90's R&B music, you know? I really wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do. Some songs go on a little too long and there were one or two songs I just didn't care for, like "Hip Hop Lover." But the rest is great and I really enjoyed it. These are some talented women and they can truly harmonize! Unlike another reviewer, I actually enjoyed the spoken word sections and I think they add a lot of personality to the disc. I especially love the little dictionary bit at the end of "What Is Love." I highly recommend this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funky Divas May 8, 2000
By Akilah
Format:Audio CD
This cd is good. I've lost it twice and have always replaced it. En Vogue at their finest.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funky Divas July 4, 2008
Format:Audio CD
En Vogue's sophomore set definitely pushed their popularity into the stratosphere! After achieving great success in the r&b world with their debut, one song from this album FREE YOUR MIND, garnered heightened attention from the MTV crowd and exposed them to new audiences.

En Vogue definitely debuted at a time when there were no girl groups of note in r&b and their stunning 4 part harmonies upped the ante in the game and caused other record labels to scramble to try to find the right combination of young women to rival this group. This is a solid follow-up to their promising debut album and I'd highly recommend it.

Their covers of YESTERDAY, GIVIN HIM SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL & HOOKED ON YOUR LOVE are georgeous solely due to their ability to harmonize so well. My other favorites are the tracks that helped push this album into multi-platinum status:

MY LOVIN - YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET IT - timeless classic that sounded like nothing on the radio at that time

GIVE IT UP, TURN IT LOOSE - another well constructed mid-tempo track

LOVE DON'T LOVE YOU

FREE YOUR MIND

THIS IS YOUR LIFE
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT October 24, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This item came really fast and I appreciated it. It was in good condition. Thank you
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars En Vogue triumphs! January 24, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Undoubtedly En Vogue's best work (followed closely by Born To Sing, Masterpiece Theatre and SoulFlower), this album shows that En Vogue is capable of being sassy, sexy, funky, strong, fun, diverse and able to tackle any genre. Their voices never sounded better (check out "My Lovin' You're Never Gonna Get It", "Free Your Mind", "This Is Your Life", "Yesterday" and "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" to name a few) and they seem to have found their nitch and style that suits them best. 'Funky Divas' showed En Vogue for what they are; beautiful, stylist, fashionable, professional singers on the cutting edge who seem perfect! Of all the En Vogue cd's, 'Funky Divas' is one you must have. It embodies what En Vogue is about. Everything from R&B, Rock, Dance, Reggae to Soul - even a Beatles classic is featured on this album - which En Vogue cover effortlessly.

En Vogue. Very possible the best girl group of all time!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars After several listens...I became comatose and not in a good way.
'hip-hop infused with R&B became pop music', this is why 95 percent of the music loving people think the 1990's sucked so bad and I agree. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Stephen Cramer
5.0 out of 5 stars My girls!
These girls are awesome. Went to see them last year...they opened for Frankie Beverly and Maze and they tore it up...still!!!! Read more
Published 15 days ago by crazar
4.0 out of 5 stars loved them
Although they went through members kinda often, they still never failed to draw a dance crowd because this was wonderful music.
Published 1 month ago by Journeygurl
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsung
These ladies were hot in the '90's then they disappeared. The sound they made together was priceless! This album was a repurchase, since I lost the first one.
Published 3 months ago by Nancy Price-Hobday
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSICS ARE ALWAYS GOOD
wHEN I WAS A KID IT WAS THE BEST OF MUSIC THEN JUST LIKE IT IS NOW. OL'SKOOL IS TRULY MISSED AND LOVED
Published 5 months ago by D
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Groups Ever
I love their genre, singing, style, and the stories in their songs. We need a modern group like this and not more Hollywood plastic.
Published 7 months ago by David A. Schramm
4.0 out of 5 stars love it
I love this CD. I used to listen to them all the time and my brother got tired of me listening to it all the time so he threw it away without me knowing. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sara Burks
5.0 out of 5 stars En Vogue
This CD arrived on time and En Vogue have excellent voices. I found that even though I had bought this CD over a two decades ago, before it was stolen, the case that it comes in... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Solael
5.0 out of 5 stars Funky Divas!! Never gonna get get it, never gonna get it!!
I'm a 90s baby!! I'm 22 years old and I still remember this album too because my mama used to have a cassette tape. I used to jammin the entire album when i was little girl. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Kristen Cierra ''CeCe'' Motton
5.0 out of 5 stars missvirgo59
My old school collection is coming together slowly but surely. I love this CD. happy, happy, happy. One step at a time in getting my CD collection back. :-)
Published on March 23, 2012 by missvirgo59
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