“Be With You” by Mary J. Blige (1994)/”Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige (2005)

Two songs, performed a decade apart, charting MJB’s evolution from troubled young woman to triumphant survivor. “Be With You” appears on 1994’s My Life, which is widely considered to be the best MJB album (I agree). Mary’s singing about wanting to be with someone but wondering if the dude even wants her around. That pain… Read More “Be With You” by Mary J. Blige (1994)/”Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige (2005)

“All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do) by JOE (1996)

A) Joe’s first album, Everything, came out in the fall of ‘93. Had one jammin’ single (”I’m In Luv”), one solid remix that sampled Toto’s “Georgy Porgy” (”All Or Nothing”), and the rest was wack. Album didn’t even hit the Top 100. B) “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do)” was a much better showcase of JOE’s talent. He’s… Read More “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do) by JOE (1996)