The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)

Album: Back on the Block (1989)
Charted: 67 31
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Songfacts®:

  • This song by American record producer Quincy Jones featured vocalists James Ingram, Al B. Sure, El DeBarge and Barry White. All four seductive singers performed a verse each directed to the ladies.
  • In 2010 Jones recorded Q: Soul Bossa Nostra, an album featuring re-interpretations of songs associated with him. Producer Jermaine Dupri called on Usher, Robin Thicke, Tyrese, LL Cool J, Tevin Campbell and Trey Songz to provide fresh vocals for the new version of this song and bought Barry White back from the grave as well. "Luckily, it's a record that hip-hop really embraced as a ballad," Dupri told MTV News. "It was a record I lived with so much. I kinda felt it was a record that was a part of my life. So it wasn't that hard for me to get into it. But I just had to figure out all the ways and who to put on the song. I feel that at the time [Quincy] made the record, each one of the guys had a certain thing for the ladies."

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