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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
A few years before the teenage-to-womanhood liberation of Janet Jackson's epic Control album, Stacy Lattisaw stripped a lot of her R&B roots away on this album-length ode to being teenager. It's a heavily sugarcoated synth pop affair, no doubt due in part to the production aesthetics of Narada Michael Walden, who took many of the ideas implemented here and evolved them for other artists such as Whitney Houston later in the decade. The topics are highly predictable in nature, with titles like "16," "Black Pumps and Pink Lipstick," and "What's So Hot 'Bout Bad Boys" pretty much delivering as advertised. However, Lattisaw's vocals are in prime form, as she easily reaches...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
A few years before the teenage-to-womanhood liberation of Janet Jackson's epic Control album, Stacy Lattisaw stripped a lot of her R&B roots away on this album-length ode to being teenager. It's a heavily sugarcoated synth pop affair, no doubt due in part to the production aesthetics of Narada Michael Walden, who took many of the ideas implemented here and evolved them for other artists such as Whitney Houston later in the decade. The topics are highly predictable in nature, with titles like "16," "Black Pumps and Pink Lipstick," and "What's So Hot 'Bout Bad Boys" pretty much delivering as advertised. However, Lattisaw's vocals are in prime form, as she easily reaches a wide range of notes and delivers passages with relative ease, something that a very young diva in training by the name of Beyoncé no doubt heard on her parents' turntable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2006
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431776421
  • Catalog Number: 7764
  • Sales rank: 123,627

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stacy Lattisaw Primary Artist, Vocals
Angela Bofill Background Vocals
David Sancious Synthesizer, Keyboards
Mike Gibbs Strings
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Preston Glass Percussion, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Yolanda Glass Background Vocals
Jerry Hey Horn
John Lehman Background Vocals
Myrna Matthews Background Vocals
Narada Michael Walden Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Vicki Randle Background Vocals
Marc Russo Saxophone
Corrado Rustici Guitar
Kathy Sledge Vocals
Carla Vaughn Background Vocals
Randy Jackson Bass
Technical Credits
Marty Balin Composer
Pete Shelley Composer
Dirk Devlin Vocal Engineer
Preston Glass Composer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Narada Michael Walden Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
John Nowland Engineer
Jeff Severson Engineer
David Frazer Engineer
Bob Defrin Art Direction
Jeffrey Cohen Composer
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