Mint Condition Band and Music
American R&B group Mint Condition hails from Saint Paul, Minnesota. At Central High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in the middle of the 1980s this band created the soundtrack to many people’s lives. So much so, that in the 2020s “Pretty Brown Eyes” was sampled by Remy Ma. Mint Condition is a band that continues to influence and shape the music that we here even today.
Mint Condition Band Members
Stokley Williams (lead vocals, drums, percussion), Roger Lynch (son of Roger Troutman), Homer O’Dell (guitar), Larry Waddell (keyboards, piano), Kenny Young, and Ray Coleman formed the band. Lynch, Coleman, and Young were replaced in the band by fellow students and Chicago natives Ricky Kinchen and Keri Lewis (keyboards, synthesizer), as well as Jeffrey Allen (saxophone, keyboards) (bass). Original members of the band included Williams, Waddell, O’Dell, Kinchen, Allen, and Lewis. The band’s musical styles include jazz, hip-hop, funk, and dance. Mint Condition has also received three Soul Train Awards and one Grammy nomination.
With Lewis’ departure from the group to concentrate on his marriage to Toni Braxton and produce for both of them and other artists, the remaining members of this lineup are still in place as of right now. The band is renowned for both its diverse musical tastes and its captivating live performances. Particularly from the 1990s, the group is renowned for their superbly written and expertly produced R&B ballads. Their two biggest hits, “What Kind of Man Would I Be” (1996) and “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” (1991), are what made them most famous.
Mint Condition’s eighth studio album is titled Music at the Speed of Life. They have released two albums via the independent label Shanachie Entertainment.
A few seasoned musicians, including Eric Leeds former Prince saxophonist, and DJ Jazzy Jeff the hip-hop legend, have contributed to Music at the Speed of Life. They also have Brother Ali, a Minneapolis native who pays them back for Stokley Williams prior appearances on both his Us album from 2009 and his free Valentine’s Day EP from 2012, The Bite Marked Heart.
Mint Condition’s Definition of a Band is the name of their third studio album. On September 24th, 1996, Perspective Records published it. Definition of a Band, Mint Condition’s most commercially successful release to date, boasted a hit single and received a Gold certification from the RIAA.
Before the album’s release, the band had to deal with label issues. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, their mentors and the label’s owners, severed their ties with Perspective Records. As a result, Mint Condition was transferred to A&M Records, though the latter retained the Perspective moniker for the release of Definition of a Band. Their last studio album to be released through Perspective Records is this one. Their greatest hits compilation The Collection (1991-1998), which was released under the label, also included remixes, B-sides, and 12-inch versions of their top songs. To work on their subsequent album, Life’s Aquarium, they switched to Elektra Entertainment.
The album peaked at 76th on the Billboard 200 and 13 on the R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart. Songs on the album include I Want It Again, Sometimes, Missing, You Don’t Have to Hurt Anymore, Definition of a Band (Intro), Definition of a Band (Swing Version), Gettin’ it On, If It Wasn’t for Your Love, W The Never That You’ll Never Know, On & On, Raise Up, and What Kind of Man Would I Be. Let Me Be the On, Ain’t Hookin’ Me Up Enough, Change your Mind, Funky Weekend, and Asher in Rio are among the songs featured.
Sheet Music for Mint Condition Pretty Brown Eyes
The second single from Mint Condition’s debut album Meant to Be Mint, “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes),” became available. It was their biggest success and peaked in 1992 at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Band members Jeffrey Allen, Lawrence Waddell, and Stokley Williams wrote the song. The song stayed at number 40 on the Hot R&B Singles chart for a total of 34 weeks. You can download and buy Pretty Brown Eyes sheet music from this website : musicnotes.com
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