DIARY OF AN R&B CLASSIC: JANET JACKSON "JANET" 25TH ANNIVERSARY
The R&B Club and Classic Album Sundays D.C. Present
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 1:00 PM // SHOW: 1:30 PM
Saturday June 23, 2018
The R & B Club is a group founded by music aficionado Ashley-Dior Thomas, entrepreneur, broadcaster, and writer, Marcus K. Dowling, plus well-respected
journalist Justin Tinsley, to celebrate the legacy of soul music. Foremost in this quest is the "Diary of an R & B Classic" series, which will
highlight key album and song releases from R & B's golden era of the 1990s.
Up next is Janet Jackson's 1993 album "Janet" for its 25th anniversary! If 1986’s Control was Janet Jackson’s declaration of independence, then 1993’s janet. marked her sexual liberation. The youngest sibling of the Jackson family was all grown-up and horned-up now, shedding inhibitions and clothing, too. This Jackson was most definitely getting some action.
The album—released 25 years ago on May 18, 1993—went on to become her biggest-selling LP, notching six top 10 singles (including two No. 1s) on the Billboard Hot 100. It also represented a turning point in her music career, setting the sultry template for much of her future work.
On Saturday, June 23rd, from 1:30-3 PM, join Thomas, Dowling, and Tinsley as The R & B Club both listens to in-full, and discusses at-length, the impact of this release as the next installment of many ultimate celebrations of the legacy of iconic soul music.
Grab advance tickets for $5!
Hosted by Classic Album Sundays D.C.
Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular album listening experience and allows the listener to hear music contextually, communally, uninterrupted, and in great sonic detail. At our worldwide listening sessions, music fans are able to immerse themselves into an album that has helped shape our culture and in some cases, our lives.
We relay the artist and album’s unique story and provide a musical context that gives the listening experience deeper meaning. We share the experience of hearing the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and on a world-class audiophile hi-fi so that fans can experience the music as close as possible to the artist’s original intention. Classic Album Sundays treats the album (and music in general) with the respect it deserves rather than as a free commodity or aural wallpaper. We remind people what they love about music.