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The Best Of Chris Jasper

by Chris Jasper

A compilation of beautiful love songs by Chris Jasper featuring a new ballad, "Exotic Lover."
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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1. Exotic Lover
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2. Like I Do
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3. I'll Be There For You
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4:11 $0.99
4. Margie
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3:54 $0.99
5. Don't Take Your Love Away
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4:23 $0.99
6. Givin' My All
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4:48 $0.99
7. The First Time
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8. Forever
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4:18 $0.99
9. Let Me
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4:33 $0.99
10. Deep Inside
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5:10 $0.99
11. Cling to Me
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12. It's Workin'
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13. Hit On You
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14. One Time Love
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15. Nobody but My Baby
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Album Notes
As an integral member of the Isley Brothers and Isley/Jasper/Isley, and as a successful solo artist, Chris Jasper has been at the forefront of progressive R&B music since the early 1970's. His professional career began in 1973, when the original Isley Brothers vocal trio expanded to include younger brothers, Ernie and Marvin, and brother-in-law, Chris, to create the musical component of the newly-created, self-contained group, the "Isley Brothers".

The Isley Brothers made their vinyl debut that same year with the groundbreaking "3&3" album, followed by a series of modern R&B classics such as "Who's That Lady," "Fight the Power," "Live it Up," and "For the Love of You." Chris Jasper was the key instrumentalist, arranger and songwriter on all of the Isley Brothers material, including the gold and platinum albums "Showdown"," "Go all the Way," and "The Heat is On." In January 1992, Chris Jasper was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for his accomplishments over the 13 years he was with the group, with 11 gold and 4 platinum albums to his credit.

In 1984, the Isley Brothers split up and Chris, Marvin and Ernie formed Isley/Jasper/Isley. Chris, the lead vocalist on most of IJI's recordings, was responsible for the majority of the writing and production for the new group. The trio released three high-quality albums on the CBS Associated label, including "Caravan of Love", which featured the #1 out-of-the-box title hit, written and sung by Chris and subsequently covered by English recording group, the Housemartins, who made "Caravan" an international #1 pop hit. "Caravan Of Love" has also been used in the Dodge Caravan commercials. Caravan of love ' was also recorded by Marvin Sap (appears on the WoW 2000 gospel album).

In January 1988, IJI disbanded and Chris Jasper went solo, forming his own independent record label, Gold City Records. In the short time following, Chris released two-high quality albums on the Gold City/CBS label, entirely written, produced arranged and performed by Chris. His first solo project, entitled "SuperBad", featured the #1 out-of-the-box hit.

Chris has also produced, performed and written music for other artists, including Liz Hogue's debut album entitled "Vicious & Fresh" for the Gold City/CBS label; and "Make It Last" for Chaka Khan's "CK" album. Albums produced by Chris Jasper and released and distributed independently by Gold City Records include Praise The Eternal (Chris Jasper); Out Front (Out Front); Deep Inside (Chris Jasper); Faithful & True (Chris Jasper); The Best of Chris Jasper..With Love (Chris Jasper); Amazing Love (Chris Jasper) and Brotha 2 Brotha (Brothaz By Choice)

In recent years, major recording artists have covered many of the songs primarily co-written by Chris Jasper, including Aaliyah ("At Your Best You're Love"); Whitney Houston ("For The Love Of You"); and The Doobie Brothers ("Need A Little Taste Of Love"). In addition, his songs have been used as the primary foundation for releases by both new and established Rap and R&B artists, including Fantasia; Gwen Stefani; Notorious BIG; Slick Rick; Da Brat; Black Sheep; Rob Base; Remy Salaam; Boss; Keith Murray Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony; Will Smith; Queen Latifah); Ice Tea; Usher; Whitney Houston; 702 and many more.


Gold City Records
10 Deepwell Farms Road
South Salem, New York 10590
Tel: (914) 533-5096/ Fax: (914) 533-5097
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sirnature03 @

I went to school on this nastalgic sound
I really like the CD, its smooth, elegant and romatic
someone need to hip the radio stations to this kind of music its still the BOMB.
sirnature alexzander purple city usa, Mpls


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Excellent from start to finish!
It is so refreshing to hear true R&B. I love the way he cherishes his wife in "Margie". Truly a shame that this music is hidden away today. This is a must have for those who appreciate simply good music. Thank you CDBaby!

Latonya Bryant-Griggs

Whoa!!!! where in the world have i been living??? I didn't even know MR.JASPER...was even making music still...."EXOTIC LOVER" has taken me back....the song is so has that true ISLEY BROTHERS sound...that i grew up listening too.......everyone needs to share this cd with friends!

CD Baby

R&B master artist, veteran and former Isley Brother, Chris Jasper, delivers a compilation album of some of his best love songs as well as a new release. This album has a particularly 80's R&B ring to it and will definitely take you back to feathered, wall bangs and all the memorable signatures that make that decade so memorable and distinctive. Every single track is a hit. If you're not a regular 80's fan, grab a copy and throw a theme party. This is music that will buoy your over-worked soul and bring a sly smile to your face. A must-have!

Calvin Andrews

Strong 80's Isley Pop
Chris' keyboard playing and singing are very good. The sound is more Isley-Jasper-Isley than classic 70's Isley Brothers. A good CD to put in during a romantic evening with that special significant other.


Classic R&B, not to be missed!

Barry Towler ("The Lowdown" - Soul Express Online)

Highlights from a musical genius
This compilation grabs the Chris Jasper fan on two fronts: 1) it contains a FANTASTIC new song Exotic Lover which is Chris at his very best, and 2) it highlights the many albums the gentleman has recorded over the years and reminds us that his music is timeless. There is a 3) actually...and that it engenders a desire for a new album! Like I Do is a song that I will always cherish and sounds as fresh and unequalled today as it did way back in the cold winter of February 1988 when I first heard it air on radio. Please check out the man's other sets...all of them are classic and should not be missed. ESSENTIAL.

Soul Tracks

Nice Compilation of a Great Artist
This is a great introduction to Chris's work for those who haven't listened to him since his Isley Brothers days, and features a number of strong cuts reminiscent of the latter day Isley work as well as some Marvin Gaye-influenced soul midtempo cuts.