Picks and Pans Review: Music Notes

updated 11/13/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/13/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

>SINGLING OUT THE SINGLES

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.

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