Men at Large

Men at Large

by Men at Large

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Overview

Men at Large

Cleveland natives Jason Champion and Dave Tolliver are Men at Large. The hefty young men are an electric act live, and producer Gerald LeVert (along with a handful of co-producers) effectively captured that heat. LeVert incorporates comedy, hip-hop, rap, urban and soul on a blue-plate selection of songs. It opens with a comedy skit, where LeVert is looking for the two overweight lovers. The hip-hop tunes are snappy, danceable items, but the ballads are a different story. Men at Large ballads are not typical '60s/'70s slowies; they're more like mini-dramas intended to evoke screams, not cool "oohs" and "ahhhs." Champion's expressive, demonstrative tenor is a jewel; he'll remind you of multiple exclamation points when he slides into falsetto. The infectious "Heartbeat" has a reggae beat, some slick raps, and a bass voice accenting the beat -- a real charmer. When you play "So Alone," have a hankie ready. It was a modest R&B hit for the fellows. None of the other releases, unfortunately, did much to enhance their popularity.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/1992
Label: East/West Records
UPC: 0075679215925
catalogNumber: 92159
Rank: 98838

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Men at Large   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Gerald Levert   Vocals
Michael Calhoun   Guitar
Gordon   Keyboards
Marc Gordon   Keyboards
Joe Little   Background Vocals
Edwin Nicholas   Drums,Keyboards
Jim Salamone   Keyboards
Robert Cunningham   Keyboards
Dave Tolliver   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jason Champion   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gerald Levert   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Men at Large   Vocal Arrangements
Marc Gordon   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Edwin Nicholas   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Jim Salamone   Programming,Producer
Robert Cunningham   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Nancy Sprague   grooming
Thomas Bricker   Art Direction

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