Girl I got my eyes on you
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent song for dancing on with a nice beat, voice over sampling in the background and great vocal range for the artist. Excellent slow groove in "Your Love's Not True". This CD is a keeper for any true music lover."
Promoted as "The New Four Tops"
retro_styled_crooner | Tustin, CA USA | 11/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Formely known as the Gents (1984), Motown promoted the Teddy Riley produced Today as the new Four Tops. Obviously never reaching those expectations, the anti-drug, Christian boys (Today) were comprised of vocalists Frederick Lee "Bubba" Drakeford, Larry Singletary, Wesley Adams, and Larry McCain, all childhood friends. Their self-titled "positive" debut album, which is carried away by joy and passion (vocals), debuted in 1989, around the exact time other Motown acts such as the Good Girls and the Boys debuted. Today's first release single, "Him Or Me" follows the same route Teddy Riley's Guy went; hard, funky, tumbling baselines, and great hook changes. "Him Or Me" hit No. 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, but would be surpassed by the second release single "Girl I Got My Eyes On You," which hit No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Today's popularity soon died down as the third single tanked, peaking at No. 34 on the R&B charts, and the album settled at a peak position No. 11. Though very oddly, Today never crossed over to the pop charts nor mainstream listeners in the spring of 1989, but remain New Jack favorites. Today would release their second solid album, The New Formula, in 1992 without the production of Teddy Riley."
T-T-T-Take It Off !!!
gjh | USA | 04/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This Teddy Riley and Gene Griffin directed debut features the slammin' singles Him Or Me, Girl I Got My Eyes On You (killer bassline!), You Stood Me Up and Take It Off, alongside Big Bub's distinguished vocals. There are some other nice uptempo and ballad cuts as well. It's a very essential New Jack Swing album, and the only problem is that it sounds a tad dated. A reissue would be great.