Instant Funk

Kinky

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Instant Funk's final Salsoul album, Kinky, found them reunited with the TNJs vocal group, who were prominently heard on producer/singer Bunny Sigler's slow, churchy hit cover of the O'Jays' million seller, "Love Train." The lead vocal spot was given to TNJs member Elijah "E.J." Jones. His smooth tenor seemed to fit in with the group's sound. The first single, "(Just Because) You'll Be Mine," was remixed by Shep Pettibone (Madonna's 1990 two-million seller "Vogue"), was a huge dance club hit, and sounded similar to their 1979 gold single "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)." Other standouts were the sexy slow jams "Passion" and "Keep It Up," the two hip-hop flavored cuts "Let's Make Love" and "The Funkiest Party in the World," and the popular album track "Don't Call Me Brother," a remake of an O'Jays LP track from their Ship Ahoy album.

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