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Sweet Sable (RIP) - Old Times Sake (Above The Rim Sdtrk) 1994 (VIDEO) Throwback



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Sweet Sable (RIP) - Old Times Sake (Above The Rim Sdtrk) 1994 (VIDEO) Throwback
 

 
was bumpin this n was just gonna post it...then read the youtube comments...didnt even know she had passed away in 2020..RIP image


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Vocalist Ceybil Jefferies, Also Known As Sweet Sable, Has Died From Coronavirus
The singer is known for her hits such as "Something Special" and "Old Times Sake."

APRIL 13, 2020 4:49PM

Singer Ceybil Jefferies who found success in genres like house music and R&B in the 1990s with hits like “So Special” and “Old Times Sake,” has passed away after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Born Sybil Jefferies, the Brooklyn native’s death was confirmed by friends on social media and renowned producer Salaam Remi on Friday (April 10). Jefferies was signed to Atlantic Records in the 90s and made a name for herself as a powerful vocalist in house music with the release of her debut album Let Music Take Control in 1991. Her breakout single “So Special” was a bonafide hit as well as “Open Your Heart” which landed in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Dance Clubs Chart the same year.

Reinvention was something Jefferies engaged frequently as she changed her stage name several times. In an effort not to be confused with other vocalists like “Don’t Make Me Over” singer Sybil, Jefferies toyed with her stage name and released singles from her album under monikers like Ceybil, Sybil Jefferies (her government name) and Ceybil Jeffries (without the second “e”).

After the release of “Open Your Heart,” Jefferies parted with Atlantic in 1993 and signed a deal with Scotti Brothers label as Sable Jefferies. Her first single “Friends (For Old Time Sake)” was largely removed from her house roots and planted in New Jack Swing.

As a fan page pointed out, her image also changed with the times as she sported a more laid back tomboy aura made popular by artists like Xscape, TLC and the late singer Aaliyah. It also seemed to work in her favor. “Friends (For Old Time Sake)” was renamed “Old Times’ Sake” and placed on the Above The Rim soundtrack in 1994. Her new moniker Sweet Sable was also introduced to the masses.

“Old Times’ Sake” reached No. 15 on the Billboard R&B Charts and also found success on the Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart at No. 2 after Doug E. Fresh’s “Freaks.”

While working with both Street Life Records and Scotti Brothers, she released the album, Old Times Sake with other supporting singles like “Tonight” and “Love Thang”–both charting on the Billboard R&B charts. “Love Thang” was also a hit on the defunct Hot Dance Breakdowns Chart beating Usher’s “Think Of You” for the top spot. Her new music was an early indicator of R&B’s perfect marriage with hip-hop and would go on to inspire the format of R&B artists collaborating with hip-hop acts to this day. She would also work alongside future icons like the late Guru and MC Lyte.

She didn’t completely abandon her house days as she teamed up with Dutch artists Deep House Zone for “It’s Gonna Be Alright” under her old moniker Ceybil Jefferies. The 1996 track brought her back to the Hot Dance Play chart at No. 20.

Refusing to keep herself in a box, Jefferies released two versions of “I’ll Never Go Back,” in 1996. One was a sultry R&B slow jam and the other, a harmonious ballad. Sadly, her third album Love On My Mind was shelved.

Jefferies continued to release music into the 2000s but her health began to decline. She was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs making it difficult to breathe. Jefferies also lost her vision to the disease.

In an unearthed video from Video Music Box in August 2012, her family held a fundraiser to help with medical bills but also to celebrate her music. At the event, Jefferies sang to fans, inspiring others and her family. “Her vision might be gone, but her spirits are so high,” her sister Angie told Video Music Box.

“She always has an encouraging word to say to somebody and our mother raised us that way. It’s not over till it’s over. We believe that God is the greatest power and we will not be defeated by anything that happens in our life.”

While her career was short, Sweet Sable left an impact on house and R&B music with her standout vocals and versatility.
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 4 months ago '04        #2
hedake  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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damn...didnt know she died
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 4 months ago '16        #3
BobbiHeadRagTop  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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My mom use to love this song. That above the rim soundtrack had a little bit of everything on it …. wattba
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 4 months ago '12        #4
OG Leno317 
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Damn this song is in my rotation.

Rip to her. Didn’t know she passed.


Unpopular opinion- Above the Rim soundtrack is better than the movie itself.
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 4 months ago '06        #5
sunsetnVine 
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Wow
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 4 months ago '06        #6
sunsetnVine 
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Smh rip
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 4 months ago '15        #7
KingTrips 
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Wow didn’t know she passed wow rip


Above the rim 1of the best soundtracks
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 4 months ago '19        #8
Beach city  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x11
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This was my sh*t!?
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 4 months ago '21        #9
AdmRu 
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Been in my OG playlist for a decade now. And wii never leave.. LOVE THIS JOINT
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 4 months ago '18        #10
990rocker 
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 4 months ago '06        #11
1 of 1 Houston 
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Rip
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 4 months ago '17        #12
Iduzdis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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R.I.P

That song was dope. It needed a Pac verse for a remix.

that soundtrack was so dope.
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 4 months ago '17        #13
Sucka Repellent  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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never heard her before. to get to hear her now and then know that she is no longer here is crazy.
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 4 months ago '15        #14
6Fraud  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x30
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I see that cover and immediately think “part time lover” by H town.
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 4 months ago '10        #15
2TopFlite 
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Goat Soundtrack

R.i.p to her that was a banger sampling eddie kendricks intimate friends
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 4 months ago '20        #16
Gen Anti Fruit  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x26
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Damn this was my sh*t too. R.I.P

Also the sample is one of the GOATS to me.

Everytime itís used itís something dope.
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 4 months ago '09        #17
Teddy Loc 
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I Didnt know she passed. R.I.P. to her.

that song on the soundtrack is a classic and banging.
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 4 months ago '04        #18
youngmic  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5 OP
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 Gen Anti Fruit said
Damn this was my sh*t too. R.I.P

Also the sample is one of the GOATS to me.

Everytime itís used itís something dope.
Hell yeah
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 4 months ago '17        #19
Obadiah1Verse18  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x25
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Like everyone else, I didn't know she passed. I also didn't know she actually released an R&B album, thought it got shelved. I actually got an unopened tape single off it around here somewhere. Sweet Sable was dope.
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 4 months ago '09        #20
Knowledgeable  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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Wow man. May she rest in peace. I haven't heard this joint in forever. Instant nostalgia for sure..

 4 months ago '09        #21
messy marv stan  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x81
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 youngmic said
Hell yeah




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