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Kent Browning | SPRINGFIELD, OHIO United States | 09/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"1 OF THE GIRLS came out of cleveland when alot of girl groups were hitting the scene (SWV, BLACKGIRL, SWEET 'N' LO, BROWNSTONE). There is nothing big here that separates them from the bunch, but all the songs are consistent with what was going on at the time. Most of the material was produced by GERALD LEVERT. The standouts are the single "Do da what?", the confrontational "Aint giving up nothing", the jazzy "When we kiss" and the heartfelt ballad "Handle with care". The group has really strong vocals and all of members sing lead effectively. The funky "I dont want your man" is a 90's r&b jam. The tender "Will you be mine?" is a romantic ballad that is the best song on the lp. Although it is not a top notch release these songs will have you singing along and some can become favorites especially the ballads. THREE STARS but worth a listen if you can find it on budget!"
Decent Levert project!
A. Lawson | Washington, DC | 06/07/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Discovered by Gerald Levert in '92, this cleveland-based female quartet released their self-titled debut at the tailend of new jack swing. The quartet had the luxury of working with one of the fixtures in R&B, which lent to them achieving massive commercial success. Unfortunately, that didnt happen, but the record is loaded with quality material that should have done very well. In fact, Levert & Co. had just enough swingbeat material and cookie-cutter balladry to make their proteges salvage a decent debut. Led by the swing exercise "Do Da What", its funky bridge was sampled by Mariah Carey's fantasy and it was a club speciality among urban audiences. On the slow jam portion, the girls show their sweet harmony and versatility on syrupy ballads in "Handle With Care" and "Sorry Didn't Do It". On both cuts, interchangeable lead spices up the already quality material. However, the best track comes at the end, where the girls induce a sincere-felt ballad in "Will You Be Mine". The ad-lib in the middle solidifies its title. Overall, Levert & Co. followed in the same vein of many other producers at the time, investing in "group" demand, assembling a girl quartet and trying to cash in on the market. Although their efforts failed, this is not a totally disposable CD. Their are enough quality tracks to merit a purchase if you come across it."