Kevin Lyttle

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St. Vincent native Kevin Lyttle has brought the first soca hit to U.S. attention since the Baha-Men's inescapable "Who Let the Dogs Out." Lyttle's singnature song, delivered in a croon that's been compared to that of Beres Hammond, "Turn Me On," has been kicking around for a while. A big hit in St. Vincent's 2001 carnival, it was released in the U.K. in 2003, and now, with Lyttle's American debut, has become an unlikely TRL hit.
All Music Guide - David Jeffries
The travel bureau of St. Vincent -- the island soca singer Kevin Lyttle hails from -- claims their paradise has "More Fun! More Flair! More Fantasy!" Same could be said of Kevin Lyttle's ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
St. Vincent native Kevin Lyttle has brought the first soca hit to U.S. attention since the Baha-Men's inescapable "Who Let the Dogs Out." Lyttle's singnature song, delivered in a croon that's been compared to that of Beres Hammond, "Turn Me On," has been kicking around for a while. A big hit in St. Vincent's 2001 carnival, it was released in the U.K. in 2003, and now, with Lyttle's American debut, has become an unlikely TRL hit.
All Music Guide - David Jeffries
The travel bureau of St. Vincent -- the island soca singer Kevin Lyttle hails from -- claims their paradise has "More Fun! More Flair! More Fantasy!" Same could be said of Kevin Lyttle's debut; just put a couple extra exclamation points after "Fantasy." Lyttle's breezy and dreamy voice supplies the flair, lilting lightly over a musical background that is as sparkling as it is limited. That's the biggest mistake the debut makes; it takes five tracks to get to anything that doesn't try to repeat the big hit single, "Turn Me On," and there's not enough variety to give the singer a full-fledged personality. His version of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Sign Your Name" is a welcome breather from all the seduction, as is the jazzy and semi-organic "So High." Wish there was more of it, but there's a great soundtrack to a perfect-weather, sensual vacation in here if you program the tracks right. "Turn Me On" is such a perfect grind jam it's no surprise the album tries to recapture it. It almost does with "Never Wanna Make U Cry," "I Got It," and "My Lady," but tracks like the Ricky Martin wannabe "Mama Mia" and the goes-nowhere "Ya Kiss" don't deserve their company. Luckily, 13 tracks means you can skip the filler and still be left with a decent amount of good material. Lyttle's been introduced as soca to the core, but his version is heavily influenced by pillow-talk R&B, and don't be surprised when he drops a dancehall riddim. This lovers-soca style doesn't feel forced on Lyttle by some record company executive; it really seems like it comes from his heart. Recording a song at a humble studio in St. Vincent, watching it take Europe and America by storm, and being crowned the new king of the bedroom must have been a whirlwind. Who can blame the singer for going with what he knows? A little less formula next time would be nice but Lyttle has a voice that can make paint and undergarments peel off, plus an instant classic with "Turn Me On." Not a bad start to a career -- not bad at all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2004
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678373015
  • Catalog Number: 83730
  • Sales rank: 204,689

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Turn Me On (3:15)
  2. 2 Last Drop (3:22)
  3. 3 Never Wanna Make U Cry (3:38)
  4. 4 Call Me (3:47)
  5. 5 I Got It (3:31)
  6. 6 Sign Your Name (4:24)
  7. 7 Screaming Out My Name (3:16)
  8. 8 My Lady (3:34)
  9. 9 Ya Kiss (3:33)
  10. 10 Dance With Me (3:32)
  11. 11 Dancing Like Making Love (3:13)
  12. 12 My Love (3:46)
  13. 13 Drive Me Crazy (3:50)
  14. 14 Mama Mia (4:25)
  15. 15 Turn Me On (3:23)
  16. 16 [Untitled Hidden Track] (6:33)
  17. 17 Turn Me On
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kevin Lyttle Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Chuck Treece Bass, Guitar
Troy Taylor Background Vocals
Calibe Thompson Background Vocals
Ezekiel Lewis Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bernard Edwards Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
Ian Dyer Composer
Nicholas Brancker Composer, Producer
Terence Trent D'Arby Composer
Craig Derry Vocal Producer
Anastas Hackett Composer, Producer, Contributor
Arnold Hennings Composer
Jean-Marie Horvat Engineer
Michael Keith Composer
Salaam Remi Composer, Executive Producer
Scott Spencer Storch Producer
Troy Taylor Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Ryan Toby Composer, Vocal Producer
Jeremy Wheatley Producer
Winston Riley Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Lynn Kowalewski Art Direction
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Quinnes Parker Composer
Marvin Scandrick Composer
Daron Jones Composer
Pete Karam Engineer
Adrian Bailey Composer, Producer
Jason Stasium Engineer
Jeremy Harding Producer
Nathan Malki Engineer
Wayne Allison Engineer
Cherry Ince Producer
Ezekiel Lewis Composer
Troyton Rami Composer, Producer, Engineer
Carlos "El Loco" Bedoya Engineer
Kameron Houff Engineer
Brandon Howard Composer
Kevin Lyttle Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sounds like craig david

    i haven't heard this cd//my rating is based off of the title song off his cd, which is aiight-nothing special. he does remind me of craig david-a worse version of craig david, but he could have potential. let's hope he doesn't have just one hit song then fall off the face of the earth...

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