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Mint Condition

Formed in the early '80s in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mint Condition began as lead singer Stokley Williams, guitarist Homer O'Dell, keyboardist Larry Waddell, keyboardist/saxophonist Jeff Allen, keyboardist/guitarist Keri Lewis, and guitarist/bassist Rick Kinchen. The six talented musicians combined a variety of influences and experiences to shape their own sound. Williams began playing classic West African instruments at the age of four, while O'Dell grew up listening to his father play blues bass and singing with him in a family group. Waddell played in a recording arts band at school and mastered keyboards by listening to jazz greats Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock. Exposed to his father's extensive jazz collection, Allen played keyboards and sax in local bands throughout his high school years, as Lewis was mastering keyboards, percussion, and guitar while attending school. Kinchen's first and strongest influence was his family, all of whom played instruments and encouraged his interest in music. He developed his skills as a bass player by listening to records by Stanley Clarke and Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson. Kinchen played in various bands in his native Chicago and performed at several productions at Kennedy-King College before moving to the Twin Cities.

The band was featured at the 1986 Minnesota Black Musician Awards program and built a strong core following for itself in a multiple-state area (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, the Dakotas, and Nebraska) as a result of its dazzling, highly energetic live shows. Mint Condition came to the attention of Minneapolis R&B producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis as a result of a showcase performance in 1989. The band had steady success beginning with the hits "(Breaking My Heart) Pretty Brown Eyes" and "Forever in Your Eyes" from its debut, Meant to Be Mint (1991), and with "Nobody Does It Betta" and "(U Send Me) Swinging" from its second album, From the Mint Factory (1993); the group continued with the platinum success of the single "What Kind of Man Would I Be" from its gold album Definition of a Band (1996).

Approaching the 21st century, Mint Condition were the only high-profile R&B/pop band with a major-label recording contract. In 1999, they released the excellent Life's Aquarium, which was led by the Top Five Billboard R&B single "If You Love Me." However, it would be their last release for a major, even though it was their first Top Ten R&B album. Throughout the early 2000s, their profile wasn't nearly as high, but their core following remained and developed along with a consistently high-quality series of unique independent albums, including Livin' the Luxury Brown (2005), Live from the 9:30 Club (2006), E-Life (2008), 7... (2011), and Music @ the Speed of Life (2012). ~ Ed Hogan, Rovi
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Comments

STOKELY IS A BEAST!!!!!!!
Outstanding group!!!!!
colettelucas 1
Truly love Mint Condition, stokley sexy and still fine,keep this band alive
Only 20 and blastin' the dorm out with this one! We need singers like this for my generation smdh
Absolutely love Mint Condition! Have everything they recorded. Stokely is the man. My favorite band
NICE!!!
I like
I love Mint Condition
Absolute fav! Everything about this song feels and sounds amazing!
The true definition of a band!!!
If u love unconditiona l l y say u always be with me dam I love dis group sing to me Stokley u just make me feel so good
This is real music!!! Chill mode!!!love it haha...
Just saw Mint Condition for the second time last weekend! Awesome concert with Stephanie Mills, Chrisell Michelle and The Whispers!
Where have all the good music like this gone too???????? If I here lil bootsie one mo time in my son's room I'm gonna scream, needless to say I'm blasting mint condition so he can hear good music.
Keeping me minty mint condition love these guys
Love It!!!
I love love this song so much!!!!!
Always on point!
Yessss my ish!
Mint Condition Always One!
Love
This my jam here
NOTHING left to say.......MI N T CONDITION Rock!!!!!!?
I so luv them, my song
Stokely, you turn me ON like no other. I cannot explain what Mint Condition does to my heart. You must be one of the last bands left. I like EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE, everything. I hope I can see you in concert oneday.
Love these dudes! You haven't been to show until you have seen them LIVE!!!!!! Great Love, Sex and Smoking music!
Throw back my era
sakitamcdona l d
I love this song. Someone dedicated this song to me back in the day. It brings back so many memories.
angelicaordo r i c a
Favorite song is....SO FINE.... I can listen to that over and over and over again!
Just heared it and love it
Love mc fo life
My Song love
Pretty brown eyes...
DAM miss him . The woman I am I sent him back home with wifey ......
For u baby u know who u are
This is my all time most favorite song !! Love love love this song ����
Here I am Mrs s Griffin lloving u
this song is all you need along with a beautiful young lady a nice bottle of wine and some good smoke
Beautiful song, I love these guys
Living these lyrics . . . It's over E - sorry
I luv luv luv this group! My all favorite group!
One of my favs.....
Dont tell ya friends that i dont mean nothing to yaaaa.....#J a m m i n
Yes I believe In US
Hey?
Alive
U say ur time is always taken but I keep seeing u out alone bae
Men So Refreshing to hear such group that Pleases my soulful Pleasure that artist like a Issac Hayes Redision! Enough Said!
Definitely a soulful n jammn band.Anutha favorite.
A simpler time.
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