King of Stage

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Bobby Brown's style was still fairly close to that of his comrades in New Edition when he recorded his first solo effort, King of Stage -- an album giving little indication of the hard-edged, aggressive "new jack swing" that was only two years away on Don't Be Cruel. While comparisons to his subsequent work are inevitable, Stage is a generally decent, though not breathtaking, album that stands on its own merit -- and one that proves that there was indeed life outside of New Edition for the singer
apper. Although Cameo leader Larry Blackmon, who serves as producer on "Girl Next Door," "Spending Time" and "Baby I Wanna Tell You ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Bobby Brown's style was still fairly close to that of his comrades in New Edition when he recorded his first solo effort, King of Stage -- an album giving little indication of the hard-edged, aggressive "new jack swing" that was only two years away on Don't Be Cruel. While comparisons to his subsequent work are inevitable, Stage is a generally decent, though not breathtaking, album that stands on its own merit -- and one that proves that there was indeed life outside of New Edition for the singer
apper. Although Cameo leader Larry Blackmon, who serves as producer on "Girl Next Door," "Spending Time" and "Baby I Wanna Tell You Something," brings an undeniably Cameo-ish element to these high-tech funk smokers, Brown's individuality comes through loud and clear. But as enjoyable as the Blackmon-produced tracks are, top honors must go to "Seventeen" -- a riveting account of a teenage mother who turns to drugs and prostitution -- and the unapologetically sentimental, '70s-like soul ballad "Girlfriend." Brown sounds like he's going through the motions on the Rick James-ish "Your Tender Romance" and the lackluster ballad "Spending Time," but thankfully, Stage has more strengths than weaknesses.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 076732582725
  • Catalog Number: 5827

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Brown Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Lovesmith Synthesizer, Bass, Horn, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Alyson Williams Background Vocals
Bernard Wright Keyboards
Lance Romance Background Vocals
Sue Ann Background Vocals
Richard Aguon Background Vocals
Robert Brookins Background Vocals
Pat Buchanan Guitar
Emilio Conesa Guitar
Kirk Crumpler Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Tomi Jenkins Background Vocals
Marlena Jeter Background Vocals
Khris Kellow Keyboards, Background Vocals
Kevin Kendricks Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Marva King Background Vocals
Wayne Linsey Synthesizer
Melecio Magdaluyo Saxophone
Lee Peters Background Vocals
Eric Rehl Keyboards
Monty Seward Background Vocals
Melvin Wells Guitar, Keyboards
Larry White Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Grady Wilkins Keyboards, Background Vocals
Smooth B. Background Vocals
Jay Logan Keyboards
Merv De Peyer Keyboards
Olie Bowlds Background Vocals
Debbe Kole Background Vocals
Vee-Love Background Vocals
Rolando Ramos Percussion, Conga
Maurice Bailey scratching
Angel Eve Background Vocals
Willie Morris Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Lovesmith Arranger, Producer, drum machine
Bobby Brown Vocal Arrangements
Larry Blackmon Composer, Producer
Robert Brookins Producer, drum programming
Kirk Crumpler Composer
Michael Denten Engineer
Gary Hellman Engineer
Paul Jackson Jr. Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming, rhythm arrangement
Tomi Jenkins Composer
Matthew Kasha Engineer
Khris Kellow Arranger, drum programming
Nathan Leftenant Composer
John Luongo Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Hugh Martin Composer
Dave Ogrin Engineer
Lee Peters Composer
David Rideau Engineer
Michel Sauvage Engineer
Louis Silas Jr. Producer, Executive Producer
Melvin Wells drum programming
Larry White Composer, Producer
Jon Wolfson Engineer
Mark Wills Engineer
Jeff Adamoff Art Direction
Jay Logan Programming
Spencer Drate Art Direction
Ralph Blane Composer
Tavvi Moté Engineer
Vee-Love Contributor
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