The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 124 *Revisiting The Year 1996 In R&B*

On this week of the #SoulBackPodcast, we revisit R&B in 1996 and what was going out during that era of R&B. Names that will pop up during this conversation are Toni Braxton, New Edition, Ginuwine, 112, Dru Hill, SWV and Keith Sweat. We talk about some of our favorite albums and songs from that year and also discuss some of the sleepers that people may have forgot about. We also discuss the industry during that time and some of the trends were happening during that time.

0:00:00 – Celebrating the holidays0:03:22 – R&B Trivia: What group are they from?0:09:15 – Looking back at Toni Braxton’s “Secrets” and Aaliyah’s “One In A Million”0:15:40 – Reflecting on SWV’s “New Beginning” and Keith Sweat’s self-titled0:19:35- Looking back at Blackstreet, Babyface and Luther Vandross0:23:00 – New Edition’s “Home Again” comeback0:28:45 – Debut albums from 19960:50:30 – Rookie Of The Year Of 19960:54:00 – Top 3 albums of 1996