James Ingram Never
Felt So Good
Produced by Kieth Diamond & James Ingram
An unexpected album in that it was a
departure from his successful debut. The album features a much
hipper, funkier sound which flopped commercially but it works for
me. Features Always and Love's Been Here And Gone.
Anita Baker Rapture
Produced by Michael Powell
This is actually her sophomore effort but
the big success of this album introduced her sultry deep voice to the
world. Features Sweet Love and Caught Up In The Rapture.
Produced by Jermaine Jackson, Tom Keane & Michael Omartin
A well put together album features the
Stevie Wonder co-penned I Think It's Love and the Marvin Gaye
inspired Words Into Action.
D Train The Best Of D
Compilation (Produced by Hubert Eaves III)
Another great soul act from Britain whose You're
The One For Me is to die for.
Lionel Richie Dancing
On The Ceiling
Produced by Lionel Richie & James Anthony Carmichael
Not his most inspired work but it does
feature Say You, Say Me from the movie White Nights.
Bob James & David
Sanborn Double Vision
Produced by Tommy Lipuma
One of my favorite instrumental albums also
features Al Jarreau singing beautifully on Since You've Been Gone.
Chaka Khan Destiny
An eclectic collection of songs and
producers yields some gems including Love Of A Lifetime and Earth
Bruce Hornsby & The
Range The Way It Is
Produced by Bruce Hornsby & Elliot Scheiner
A very impressive debut which includes two
of my favorite songs of the year: The Way It Is and Mandolin
George Benson While
The City Sleeps
A somewhat disappointing album by George
Benson standards but it does contain the wonderful Kisses In The