Teddy Riley

Real Name:
Edward Theodore Riley
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US producer, born: October 8, 1967, in Harlem, New York.
Pioneer of the New Jack Swing style mixing Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop to very influential effect, forming the groups Blackstreet, Guy, Wreckx-N-Effect, and Pure Soul. Riley is also known for his close association with the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, producing his singles such as "Remember the Time", "Jam", "Blood on the Dance Floor" and "Hollywood Tonight".
Also discovered and nurtured acts such as The Neptunes, Rodney Jerkins, SWV, Hi-Five, Queen Pen.
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Albums

LIL98C Teddy Riley - The Best Of Teddy Riley album art Teddy Riley, DJ B-Lord Teddy Riley, DJ B-Lord - The Best Of Teddy Riley(Cass, Mixed, Mixtape, Promo) Lil' Man Records LIL98C US 1998 Sell This Version
LL71614 Teddy Riley - BlackRock album art Teddy Riley BlackRock (Album) Virgin Records America LL71614 USA & Canada 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MOT-1968 Teddy Riley - My Fantasy album art Teddy Riley Featuring Guy Teddy Riley Featuring Guy - My Fantasy (Maxi, Single) Motown MOT-1968 US 1989 Sell This Version
MCD18477 Teddy Riley - Is It Good To You album art Teddy Riley Featuring Tammy Lucas Teddy Riley Featuring Tammy Lucas - Is It Good To You (Single) SOUL (7), SOUL (7), MCA Records, MCA Records MCD18477 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
MCSX 1632 Teddy Riley - Don't Be Afraid (Remix) / Is It Good To You album art Aaron Hall / Teddy Riley Featuring Tammy Lucas Aaron Hall / Teddy Riley Featuring Tammy Lucas - Don't Be Afraid (Remix) / Is It Good To You(12") SOUL (7), MCA Records MCSX 1632 UK 1992 Sell This Version
MCSC 1772 Teddy Riley - Baby Be Mine album art Blackstreet Featuring Teddy Riley Blackstreet Featuring Teddy Riley - Baby Be Mine (Maxi, Single) MCA Records MCSC 1772 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TUF EP 3006 Teddy Riley - Nickel Bag Of Tracks album art Teddy Riley Nickel Bag Of Tracks(12", EP) Tuff City TUF EP 3006 US 1994 Sell This Version
TUF EP 3006 Teddy Riley - Nickel Bag Of Swing album art Teddy Riley Nickel Bag Of Swing(12", EP) Tuff City TUF EP 3006 US 1994 Sell This Version
none Teddy Riley - Good Time album art Teddy Riley / Cheryl Lynn Teddy Riley / Cheryl Lynn - Good Time(Cass, Single, Promo, HX ) Avex UK none UK 1995 Sell This Version
INTCS-97028 Teddy Riley - Freak Out album art Nutta Butta Featuring Teddy Riley And Anonymous (7) Nutta Butta Featuring Teddy Riley And Anonymous (7) - Freak Out (Single) Interscope Records INTCS-97028 US 1998 Sell This Version
INT5P-6315 Teddy Riley - Party Ain't A Party (Remix) album art Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley, Nutta Butta, Markell* & Jesse West Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley, Nutta Butta, Markell* & Jesse West - Party Ain't A Party (Remix)(CD, Single, Promo) Interscope Records, Lil' Man Records INT5P-6315 US 1998 Sell This Version
INT8P 6337, INT8P-6337 Teddy Riley - Hard To Handle album art David Miller Featuring Teddy Riley & Nutta Butta David Miller Featuring Teddy Riley & Nutta Butta - Hard To Handle(12", Promo) Interscope Records, Interscope Records INT8P 6337, INT8P-6337 US 1998 Sell This Version
PRCD 300694 Teddy Riley - Formal Invite (The Knockout Remix) album art Ray J Featuring Brandy (2), Teddy Riley & Shorty Mack Ray J Featuring Brandy (2), Teddy Riley & Shorty Mack - Formal Invite (The Knockout Remix)(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 300694 US 2001 Sell This Version
314 588 694-1, none Teddy Riley - Party & Bulls*** album art Method Man & T.R.* Method Man & T.R.* - Party & Bulls*** (Single) Def Jam Recordings, UMG Soundtracks, New Line Cinema 314 588 694-1, none US 2001 Sell This Version
MOTR 20594-2 Teddy Riley - Boottee (Rumpshaker 2K1) album art Benzino Featuring Mr. Gzus* & Teddy Riley Benzino Featuring Mr. Gzus* & Teddy Riley - Boottee (Rumpshaker 2K1)(CD, Single, Promo) Motown, Surrender Records (4) MOTR 20594-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
MRL 1980-1009 Teddy Riley - Lonely album art Teddy Riley Lonely(12", Ltd) Manhattan Records (4) MRL 1980-1009 US 2008 Sell This Version

Compilations

OSF LP 4019 Teddy Riley - The Harlem Sessions album art Teddy Riley The Harlem Sessions(LP, Comp) Ol' Skool Flava OSF LP 4019 US 1996 Sell This Version

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_JazzMessenger

May 10, 2022
edited 12 days ago
"Who started New Jack Swing"? Teddy Riley usually gets the credit. In an interview on "The Breakfast Club" a few years back Teddy Riley was asked the question "Who starting New Jack Swing" but didn't really give a direct answer. Guy's first album was released in 1988. We all know Janet Jackson's "Control" came out in 1986 with elements of New Jack Swing and Rhythm Nation in 1989 but check out Midnight Star's "Headlines" from 1986 on SOLAR Records. Guess what? Bobby Brown's "Don't Be Cruel" released in 1988 uses pretty much the same exact beat as "Headlines" from 2 years prior.
LA Reid & Babyface who started in the group "The Deele" left the group in 1988 to start producing on their own. The Deele cut 3 albums for SOLAR! Same label as Midnight Star! LA & Babyface co-wrote "Don't Be Cruel! Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, LA & Babyface all did work on the Don't Be Cruel album. I suppose Don't Be Cruel isn't really New Jack Swing yet but if it isn't it almost is.... Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis was also part of the SOLAR label who, by the way, produced Control in 1986. If you listen closely to the Don't Be Cruel album it almost sounds like it could've been produced by Jam & Lewis - kinda has an SOS Band and/or The Time vibe to it. Another "New Jack Swing" pioneer Gene Griffin produced Bobby Brown's "My Prerogative"!

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