THE MAURICE STARR COLLECTION

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As the father of the modern boy band, Maurice “The General” Starr gets a lot of hate. He created two mega-successful pop groups—New Edition and New Kids On The Block—and laid the blueprint for later rip-offs like the N*SYNC and B2K. Unfortunately, this cheesy, pre-fab pop legacy overshadows the fact that Maurice Starr was a skilled songwriter and producer.

Critics may be surprised to learn that Starr was actually a key member of seminal ’80s electro group Jonzun Crew, and that he released a few soulful solo albums himself. In addition to bubblegum pop, he wrote and produced for a wide variety of ’80s artists in everything from jazz to hip-hop. I compiled this compilation of my favorite Maurice Starr-related tracks so everyone can see his well-known boy band material in the context of his greater career.


THE MAURICE STARR COLLECTION (PRESENTED BY UGGH…NICE WATCH)

1. Jonzun Crew “Pack Jam (Look Out For The QVC)” (1982)
2. Con Funk Shun “Rock It All Night” (1985)
3. Starr’s Computer Band “Computer Rock Control” (1983)
4. New Edition “Candy Girl” (1983)
5. Tom Browne “Rockin’ Radio” (1983)
6. The Pretty Boys “I’ve Got My Eyes On You” (1983)
7. Maurice Starr “Come See Me Some Time” (1980)
8. New Kids On The Block “Please Don’t Go Girl” (1988)
9. Glory “Let’s Get Nice” (1981)
10. Prince Charles & The City Beat Band “In The Streets” (1980)
11. Alfonso Ribeiro “Not Too Young (To Fall In Love)” (1985)
12. Blaze! “We Come To Jam” (1982)
13. The Stylistics “Love Is Not The Answer” (1985)
14. Perfect Gentlemen “Ooh La La (I Can’t Get Over You)” (1990)
15. Jeff Tyzik f/ Maurice Starr “Sweet Surrender” (1985)
16. Jean Carn “Candy Love” (1986)
17. The Johnsons f/ Maurice Starr “Jail Bait” (1981)
18. New Kids On The Block “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” (1988)
19. New Edition “Is This The End?” (1983)
20. Ritz “Workin’ Out” (1981)
21. Classic Example “Never Gonna Give You Up” (1992)
22. New Kids On The Block “New Kids On The Block” (1986)
23. Ma$e f/ Puff Daddy & 112 “Jealous Guy” (1997)

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ALL SONGS ARE WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND/OR PERFORMED BY MAURICE STARR

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