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  • Audio CD (4 Dec. 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: FFRR, Diamond Records
  • ASIN: B00004UGTY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,258 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Lil Louis struck gold by signing a deal with Epic records in 1989. This resulting album showcases what Chicagoans (like myself) knew all along -- this guy has skillz! Louis was always a phenomenal dj and his first few releases on the independent Dance Mania label created a buzz in the Chicago underground dance scene. 1989 was the year in which Louis (and Chicago) would take things to the next level. "French Kiss", one of my favorite tracks (and EPs) of all time, was the catalyst for the growing national interest in Chicago House. The album version is more commercialized with the added vocals but is still able to get the blood pumping. "Wargames", also in a "second" remixed form (and also from the original "French Kiss" EP), is another dance-floor-packer. Other preferred tracks are "I Called U" (something that the guys can definitely relate to) and the sleeper of the whole album: "Nyce And Slo". And then there are a couple of slower tempo tracks to add balance. Basically this is a great introductory album for Lil Louis to "show the rest of the world how we party".
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This album is so original. I Called U is an alltime classic and the whole album has the organic feel of real instruments in hip-hop. If you like early De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, The Goats, this is for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What A Mind! 28 Oct. 2004
By Reginald Davenport - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Lil Louis struck gold by signing a deal with Epic records in 1989. This resulting album showcases what Chicagoans (like myself) knew all along -- this guy has skillz! Louis was always a phenomenal dj and his first few releases on the independent Dance Mania label created a buzz in the Chicago underground dance scene. 1989 was the year in which Louis (and Chicago) would take things to the next level. "French Kiss", one of my favorite tracks (and EPs) of all time, was the catalyst for the growing national interest in Chicago House. The album version is more commercialized with the added vocals but is still able to get the blood pumping. "Wargames", also in a "second" remixed form (and also from the original "French Kiss" EP), is another dance-floor-packer. Other preferred tracks are "I Called U" (something that the guys can definitely relate to) and the sleeper of the whole album: "Nyce And Slo". And then there are a couple of slower tempo tracks to add balance. Basically this is a great introductory album for Lil Louis to "show the rest of the world how we party".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Lookin' 4 A New Groove, baby............ 18 Sept. 2008
By zooni - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't like the way this cd was laid out. It's a mixmatch free-for-all, bipolar in nature. There are way too many styles here, some dance, some r n b, some ballads, some instrumental, and some bluegrass?? What!!?? I am also hugely dissapointed that "French Kiss" is NOT the version they used to play in the clubs. I wanted to throw the cd against the wall when I heard it. I wanted the French Kiss Long Vocal version!!! It's nearly impossible to find. I used to have it on vinyl but my brother stole all my records. The version they have on here is arranged poorly with the orgasms at the beginning, and some unnecessary chatting, and it stops then speeds up, then slows down some more, and on and on. Come on Lil Louis what's up? It seemed like Lil Louis was experimenting alot on most of the tracks, like he was in his infancy stages as an artist. The only other tracks I sort of like are "It's the only Thing" and "The Luv U Wanted" is pretty good. The rest I skipped over because they got annoying. This is yet another one of those cds where the artist should have kept it consistant. Keep it all dance. The whole cd should have been "French Kiss" type club music, then this would have been a classic. I hate it when artists try and prove themselves by covering like 10 genres of music. If your good at one thing and it works and sounds good, own it. I wish Lil Louis would put out a greatest hits with all house club remixes, ALL OF IT.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What A Mind! 17 Feb. 2003
By Reginald Davenport - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Lil Louis struck gold by signing a deal with Epic records in 1989. This resulting album showcases what Chicagoans (like myself) knew all along -- this guy has skillz! Louis was always a phenomenal dj and his first few releases on the independent Dance Mania label created a buzz in the Chicago underground dance scene. 1989 was the year in which Louis (and Chicago) would take things to the next level. "French Kiss", one of my favorite tracks (and EPs) of all time, was the catalyst for the growing national interest in Chicago House. The album version is more commercialized with the added vocals but is still able to get the blood pumping. "Wargames", also in a "second" remixed form (and also from the original "French Kiss" EP), is another dance-floor-packer. Other preferred tracks are "I Called U" (something that the guys can definitely relate to) and the sleeper of the whole album: "Nyce And Slo". And then there are a couple of slower tempo tracks to add balance. Basically this is a great introductory album for Lil Louis to "show the rest of the world how we party".
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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE! 3 Nov. 2007
By Patrick Frierson - Published on Amazon.com
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It may not be worth the twenty plus dollars price tag from private sellers, but "From the Mind of Lil Louis" is a startling collection of deep house and R&b that was so prevalent around Chicago in the late 80's and early 90's. Though he's notorious for the underground house classic "French Kiss", this album has a lot going that can get the blood flowin' and get the blood slowin (ballads).

Tracks like the jazzy "6 AM" has a smooth and relaxed nocturnal vibe that makes for a great after hours banga. " Blackout" is a sinister cautionary dance track with a urgent synth loop and spoken word that swells with the intensity of it's 4/4 beat (if the world was to come to an end then you can't go out with a bigger bang than this!) An alternate version of his classic "French Kiss" is present. It's a fine track but, having the sexual moans come in at the beginning rather than the middle takes away from the perverse edge of the original instrumental version. It's still all to the good though since that insistent chord groove is irresistable. Other noteworthy tracks include "Insecure". The drip drop beat sound like two lovers on a deserted beach confessing their love to one another.

Overall, this album is consistently excellent. The only drawbacks are the inclusions of a blues track "Lil Tanya"- which doesn't fit in with the rest of the tracks. Having two instrumental reprises at the end of the album; "I Called U" and "6 AM" is a bit overkill. He could've easily serged the two instrumentals in with the originals and made one track each. Lastly, since this disc was released in 1989, the sound quality sounds a bit muddled. The jams still has plently of bump, but it lacks the detailed mastering that CD's would have in the mid 90's on - when mastering technology improved sound quality vastly. These minor complaints aside, it's worth searching for. If you're a fan of contemporary deep house that's being held down by King Britt and Miguel Migs, Lil Louis's mind will blow yours!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 22 Dec. 2014
By Everett H. - Published on Amazon.com
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very pleased
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