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June 28, 1992 | JON BREAM, Jon Bream is pop music critic for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
In an unmarked blond-brick building in this suburb of Minneapolis, more R&B and pop hits have been churned out than in any place else in the Midwest since the glory days of Motown. Producer-writers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis over the last decade have accounted for 22 Top 10 pop songs (including seven No. 1 records) and 46 Top 10 R&B hits (including 18 chart-toppers).
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August 23, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Record producer Terry Lewis and his wife, Indira, have sold their ocean-view house in Malibu for $3.735 million. The one-acre estate includes a Spanish-style house, a sports court, a swimming pool with a spa, and gardens. The 6,710-square-foot open-plan home, built in 2001, features a media room, five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. Lewis is part of a songwriting and production team with Jimmy Jam. The Grammy-winning Jam and Lewis have produced hits for singers including Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey.
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October 31, 1999 | ELYSA GARDNER
Over the past decade, Carey has grown from a precociously gifted baby diva into an ambitious, autonomous artist who can attract leading hip-hop and R&B savants to her turf. On her new album (in stores Tuesday), the singer-songwriter-producer continues to team up with some of the hottest talent in contemporary urban music. But she also emphasizes the feature that made her a mega-star in the first place: her chops as a classic pop-soul balladeer.
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October 31, 1999 | ELYSA GARDNER
Over the past decade, Carey has grown from a precociously gifted baby diva into an ambitious, autonomous artist who can attract leading hip-hop and R&B savants to her turf. On her new album (in stores Tuesday), the singer-songwriter-producer continues to team up with some of the hottest talent in contemporary urban music. But she also emphasizes the feature that made her a mega-star in the first place: her chops as a classic pop-soul balladeer.
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June 5, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the pop wizards who got booted out of the Time but went on to fame as hit producers for everyone from Janet Jackson and Alexander O'Neal to New Edition and Herb Alpert. Now they're finally heading back into the studio to make an album. Their album. "Finally is right," Jimmy Jam said, in town to accept ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year Award for the duo. "We just kept getting distracted by all these other projects--I mean project after project.
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June 28, 1992 | JON BREAM
The teacher and the pupils. How do Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis stack up against their mentor, Prince? The first two albums on Jam and Lewis' year-old Perspective Records produced hit singles. "Evolution of Gospel," by Sounds of Blackness, a 40-member vocal and instrumental ensemble, produced three R&B and dance hits, including "Optimistic," and earned a Grammy for best gospel album.
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April 12, 1989 | TERRY ATKINSON
"This is the story of one woman's search for the Minneapolis sound. Oh, that is so corny. OK, all I have to say is that I set out to talk to musicians and fans and critics, here and on the coast, to try to find out what all the hype is about, and to see if I could come up with some sort of definition of the Minneapolis sound. "And then we can cut to a Prince video." Emily Goldberg's opening remarks provide a pretty good idea of what to expect from her documentary "The Minneapolis Sound" (at 10 tonight on Channels 28 and 15, 11 p.m. on Channel 50)
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July 27, 1992 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Mo' Money" (citywide) is les' funny. It's a movie hybrid. Starting out as a sort of lower-class black "Sting," it moves into a lackluster retread of "Strictly Business" and ends up grabbing at the last scraps of the "Lethal Weapon" knockoff sweepstakes.
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August 23, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Record producer Terry Lewis and his wife, Indira, have sold their ocean-view house in Malibu for $3.735 million. The one-acre estate includes a Spanish-style house, a sports court, a swimming pool with a spa, and gardens. The 6,710-square-foot open-plan home, built in 2001, features a media room, five bedrooms and 51/2 bathrooms. Lewis is part of a songwriting and production team with Jimmy Jam. The Grammy-winning Jam and Lewis have produced hits for singers including Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1992 | JON BREAM
The teacher and the pupils. How do Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis stack up against their mentor, Prince? The first two albums on Jam and Lewis' year-old Perspective Records produced hit singles. "Evolution of Gospel," by Sounds of Blackness, a 40-member vocal and instrumental ensemble, produced three R&B and dance hits, including "Optimistic," and earned a Grammy for best gospel album.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 1992 | JON BREAM, Jon Bream is pop music critic for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
In an unmarked blond-brick building in this suburb of Minneapolis, more R&B and pop hits have been churned out than in any place else in the Midwest since the glory days of Motown. Producer-writers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis over the last decade have accounted for 22 Top 10 pop songs (including seven No. 1 records) and 46 Top 10 R&B hits (including 18 chart-toppers).
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1989 | TERRY ATKINSON
"This is the story of one woman's search for the Minneapolis sound. Oh, that is so corny. OK, all I have to say is that I set out to talk to musicians and fans and critics, here and on the coast, to try to find out what all the hype is about, and to see if I could come up with some sort of definition of the Minneapolis sound. "And then we can cut to a Prince video." Emily Goldberg's opening remarks provide a pretty good idea of what to expect from her documentary "The Minneapolis Sound" (at 10 tonight on Channels 28 and 15, 11 p.m. on Channel 50)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the pop wizards who got booted out of the Time but went on to fame as hit producers for everyone from Janet Jackson and Alexander O'Neal to New Edition and Herb Alpert. Now they're finally heading back into the studio to make an album. Their album. "Finally is right," Jimmy Jam said, in town to accept ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year Award for the duo. "We just kept getting distracted by all these other projects--I mean project after project.
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June 12, 1994 | CONNIE JOHNSON
*** Sounds of Blackness, "Africa to America: The Journey of the Drum," Perspective. Though basically a gospel group, this 30-singer ensemble offers a full spectrum of black music, from spirituals and field hollers to blues, jazz and rap. On its third album, guided by executive producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the group really soars on the uplifting "Black Butterfly" and "Livin' the Blues." New albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four (excellent).
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