Picks and Pans Review: Music Notes
NOBODY KNOWS R&B BETTER THAN veterans Gerald LeVert of LeVert and his dad, Eddie, of the O'Jays. PEOPLE asked the pair, who have a duets album, Father and Son (East West/EEG), to critique some hot singles:
Shai's "Come with Me" Gerald: Vocally, they don't do anything for me. Too close to Boyz II Men. Eddie: It's got the melody lines, but the voices are a little light. The crowd wouldn't just fall out of their seats as soon as they hear the intro.
MoKenStef's "Sex in the Rain" Gerald: I'm not with taking other songs and changing the words. I'm tired of that doggone Isley Brothers track, "Between the Sheets." Eddie: I don't know if people would run to the store and say, "I have to have this song in my collection."
Xscape's "Who Can I Run to" Gerald: Their first CD wasn't bad, but now they're singing their butts off. Eddie: I love this. The groove is good. You can feel it all the way down.