Rock Me Tonight

Rock Me Tonight

by Freddie Jackson
     
 

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Here on his debut album, Freddie Jackson enjoyed admirable chart success with each of the four singles. The initial single, "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)," was a very rhythmic ballad with an easy-flowing chorus enhanced by some nostalgic lyrics. It hit the Billboard R&B charts in April 1985, and stayed afloat for 26 weeks. The song peaked at the number one

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Here on his debut album, Freddie Jackson enjoyed admirable chart success with each of the four singles. The initial single, "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)," was a very rhythmic ballad with an easy-flowing chorus enhanced by some nostalgic lyrics. It hit the Billboard R&B charts in April 1985, and stayed afloat for 26 weeks. The song peaked at the number one position, and held it for six straight weeks. Jackson came right back with "You Are My Lady," a romantic and ideal wedding song whose simplicity and substance assisted in its migration to the top spot on the charts, where it had a run of two straight weeks. The third and fourth singles were the dance-oriented "He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)" and the picturesque "Love Is Just a Touch Away." While the beat is aggressive on the former, Jackson's debonair approach to the lyric keeps the song under control. Jackson gently caresses the lyric with his soothing tenor on the latter. Respectively, the songs peaked at numbers eight and nine after 17 and 14 weeks on the charts. The New York native even undertakes the jazz standard "Good Morning Heartache" with a mellow but fiery passion. Jackson's utilization of his vocal skills with much vibrato, which became a signature of his, was very well received.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0077774617024
catalogNumber:
46170

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Performance Credits

Freddie Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Melba Moore   Background Vocals
Fareed Haque   Guitar
Stanley Turrentine   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Janice Dempsey   Background Vocals
Danny Madden   Background Vocals
Audrey Wheeler   Background Vocals
Mike Campbell   Guitar
Lillo Thomas   Background Vocals
Paul Laurence   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Background Vocals,kurzweil,DX-7
B.J. Nelson   Background Vocals
Timmy Allen   Bass
Robert Aries   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Wayne Brathwaite   Bass
Clarence Brice   Guitar
Barry J. Eastmond   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Fareed Abdul Haqq   Guitar
Steve Kroon   Percussion
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Eric Rehl   Synthesizer
Joel Rosenblatt   Drums
Ira Siegel   Acoustic Guitar
Terry Silverlight   Drums
V. Jeffrey Smith   Saxophone
Buddy Williams   Drums
Thomas Flammia   Guitar
Dolly Eastmond   Background Vocals
Michael Campbell   Guitar
Michael "Dino" Campbell   Guitar
Bernard Davis   Drums

Technical Credits

Paul Laurence   Producer,drum programming
Robert Aries   Producer,drum programming
Ron Banks   Engineer
Carl Beatty   Engineer
Larry DeCarmine   Engineer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Barry J. Eastmond   Producer,drum programming
Steve Goldman   Engineer
Frank Heller   Engineer
Beau Huggins   Executive Producer
Joe Marno   Engineer
Peter Robbins   Engineer
Bob Rosa   Engineer
Kurt Upper   Engineer
Varnell Johnson   Executive Producer
Roy Kohara   Art Direction
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Anne Thomas   Administration

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