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Kem is as out of place with 2005's Album II as he was with his debut, 2003's Kemistry. Via word of mouth and some radio play, he has managed to find his way in with the adult crowd, who helped put Kemistry into the Top 20 of the R&B chart. His kind of R&B is kicked back with sparse arrangements made elegantly rich with starlit keyboards, subtle guitar flicks, and feminine vocals. Understated but assured, his vocals exhibit a lot of range despite almost always remaining at the volume of a bedroom whisper. So he's really out place in the early 2000s, not stylistically disparate from what you'd hear late at night on a soul station in the late '70s or early '80s. On Album II, there's no stab taken at finding a ...
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Kem is as out of place with 2005's Album II as he was with his debut, 2003's Kemistry. Via word of mouth and some radio play, he has managed to find his way in with the adult crowd, who helped put Kemistry into the Top 20 of the R&B chart. His kind of R&B is kicked back with sparse arrangements made elegantly rich with starlit keyboards, subtle guitar flicks, and feminine vocals. Understated but assured, his vocals exhibit a lot of range despite almost always remaining at the volume of a bedroom whisper. So he's really out place in the early 2000s, not stylistically disparate from what you'd hear late at night on a soul station in the late '70s or early '80s. On Album II, there's no stab taken at finding a younger or different audience. You could slip any of these songs between Heatwave's "Star of a Story" and George Benson's "Give Me the Night" without fear of disrupting the tone or mood. Stevie Wonder's guest harmonica on "You Might Win" keeps the connections to Motown and grown folks' music, but Rod Temperton -- the songwriter behind the two older songs mentioned above, not to mention heaps of other classics -- would be the ultimate dream collaborator for Kem. The two would suit each other perfectly. [Album II
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602498867518
  • Catalog Number: 00056288

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Find Your Way (Back in My Life) (4:34)
  2. 2 Heaven (6:23)
  3. 3 Into You (5:04)
  4. 4 I Can't Stop Loving You (5:25)
  5. 5 Without You (4:10)
  6. 6 Set You Free (4:28)
  7. 7 I'm in Love (4:34)
  8. 8 True Love (4:27)
  9. 9 Each Other (3:46)
  10. 10 You Might Win (3:48)
  11. 11 I Get Lifted (4:07)
  12. 12 I Can't Stop Loving You (3:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Find Your Way (Back in My Life)
  2. 2 Heaven
  3. 3 Into You
  4. 4 I Can't Stop Loving You
  5. 5 Without You
  6. 6 Set You Free
  7. 7 I'm in Love
  8. 8 True Love
  9. 9 Each Other
  10. 10 You Might Win
  11. 11 I Get Lifted
  12. 12 I Can't Stop Loving You
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kem Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
David McMurray Saxophone
Al Turner Bass
Stevie Wonder Harmonica
Ron Otis Drums, Group Member
Reggie McTaw Guitar
Darryl Wakefield Group Member
Quentin Baxter Guitar, Group Member
Marlon Curry Percussion, Group Member
Fred Robinson Bass
Brian O'Neal Synthesizer, Keyboards, Group Member
Technical Credits
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey Composer
Richard Finch Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
George Marino Mastering
David McMurray Music Direction
Eric Morgeson Engineer
Sylvia Rhone Executive Producer
Jake Smith Contributor
Johnny Douglas Producer, Remixing
Thomas Smith Camera Operator
Bob Jamieson Monitor Engineer
Anthony Mandler Director
Kem Composer, Audio Production
Cybelle Codish Cover Photo, Inlay Photography
Christopher Kornmann Graphic Design
S.A. Baron Director
Grace Miguel Executive Producer
Carlos Gunn Engineer, Audio Production, Vocal Producer
Andrea Ashford Event Coordinator, Concert Coordinator
Will Burnett Event Coordinator, Concert Coordinator
Keith Cecere Contributor
Christopher Cocco Camera Operator
Carla Glamb Rivers Event Coordinator, Concert Coordinator
Cary I. Glotzer Producer
Dan Halperin Producer
Toya Hankins Management
Mark Karavite Camera Operator
Jeffrey A. Panzer Executive Producer
Anthony "Spike" Simms Gaffer
Dean Watts Event Coordinator, Concert Coordinator
Scott Zuckerberg Key Grip
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Smooth as...

    Stumbled on to Kem's music almost by accident but being a long-term Al Jarreau fan could not help myself quickly align with his oh so classy, smooth and beautiful vocals backed by a very tight band. He has a rare voice and a superb delivery laced with deep feeling straight from the heart.
    My wife and I are completely sold and waiting down under in the land of Oz for the next release - surely it must be soon.
    John McJannett

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