Saturday, July 26, 2008

So last night they were playing a block of Mary J Blige videos on VH-1 Soul, and even though I have seen all of them, I was thoroughly entertained. But there was a glaring omission in this group of videos, and that was the one for Love No Limit. Now I do believe I have posted the song in this blog before, but yesterday gave me reason to post the video. So what do I like about this song?

1)Number one, its the closest thing to a jazz song she's every sung, with the Anita Baker-type scatting towards the end.
2)The Bobby Caldwell, "What You Won't Do For Love" sample
3)Unlike most of Mary's videos which are WAY over the top, this one is fairly simple. A night club, Mary, an admiring dude, and little else
4) She doesn't overextend herself vocally at all. She stays comfortably in her range and she hits all the high and low notes
5) Its a song I can see myself singing(or reciting)

So now, I present, Mary J. Blige, "Love No Limit":

1 comment:

£ex said...

I miss 'what's the 411' Mary
I miss 'My life' Mary
I miss 'share my world' Mary
Shoot I even miss 'Mary' Mary

Its cliche at this point to say her ante- 'no more drama' music is more your(my?) speed, but basically her angst ridden music appealed to me more. I'm not sure what that says about me as a person - and i like being very superficial so i'll probably never find out.