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24-7
     

24-7

by Kevon Edmonds
 

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If you're craving an R&B album devoid of bump-'n'-grind tracks and playa-hatin' anthems, then Kevon Edmonds's 24-7 is just what the love doctor ordered. Throughout the disc, the former After 7 frontman uses his smooth alto to tackle honest, urgent odes to the spiritual, nurturing, and often confusing powers of amore. The album's romantic tone

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If you're craving an R&B album devoid of bump-'n'-grind tracks and playa-hatin' anthems, then Kevon Edmonds's 24-7 is just what the love doctor ordered. Throughout the disc, the former After 7 frontman uses his smooth alto to tackle honest, urgent odes to the spiritual, nurturing, and often confusing powers of amore. The album's romantic tone is set by the title track, on which Edmonds serenades his paramour to sweet surrender with lyrics like "Baby with you I am secure, my life is in your hands." What anchors this dynamic album is the presence of Babyface, who cowrote five songs and lends his tender vocals to the juicy ballad "A Girl Like You" (Melvin, the eldest Edmonds brother, also contributes background vocals to this track). But 24-7 isn't strictly a mellow affair. Up-tempo tracks like "Anyway" and "Tell Me" supply funky bass lines that will keep the dance floors bouncing. Whether you're grooving or cooing, Edmonds makes you eager to fall in love time and time again. Deanna L. Martin

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Kevon Edmonds' solo debut 24-7 proves that he can make it on his own, apart from After 7, even if it isn't a full-fledged knockout. Like his brother Babyface, Edmonds has an appealingly sophisticated spin on contemporary urban soul, never pushing the music too hard and keeping everything smooth and suave. This elegant approach carries him through stretches where the material isn't really distinguished, but fortunately, there aren't too many weak moments on the album. At times, the music can seem a little samey, but at its best -- the opening trilogy of "Never Love You," "Love Will Be Waiting," and "24/7," plus the Babyface duet "A Girl Like You" -- 24/7 showcases Edmonds as a sweetly ingratiating urban crooner.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974961628
catalogNumber:
749616
Rank:
43047

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Performance Credits

Kevon Edmonds   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Babyface   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Marc Nelson   Background Vocals
Shanice Wilson   Background Vocals
Jerry Andrews   Acoustic Guitar
Armando Colon   Guitar,Keyboards
Nathan East   Bass
Melvin Edmonds   Background Vocals
Ronnie Garrett   Bass
Tim Kelley   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Daryl Simmons   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Tommy Sims   Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Damon Thomas   Drums,Keyboards
Gregory Curtis   Background Vocals
Anthem   Background Vocals
Jason Edmonds   Background Vocals
Charlotte Gibson   Background Vocals
IveyGirl   Background Vocals
N8   Background Vocals
Robert Newt   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Babyface   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Steve Kipner   Composer
Armando Colon   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Greg Curtis   Producer
Ryan Dorn   Engineer
Brandon Harris   Engineer
Marc Harris   Composer,Producer
Tim Kelley   Composer,drum programming
Thom "TK" Kidd   Engineer
Daryl Simmons   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Tommy Sims   Composer,Producer
Damon Thomas   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Angelo Ray   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Kevin Evans   Executive Producer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Sean Mosher-Smith   Art Direction
Gregory Curtis   Composer,Instrumentation
Kevon Edmonds   Composer,Executive Producer
Anthem   Composer
Dorian Daniels   drum programming
Robert Newt   Composer
Brian Smith   Engineer
Robin Thicke   Composer
Randy Cohen   Management
Johnnie Newt   Composer

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