Miles Jaye / Miles

Odyssey

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Miles Jaye had late-'80s R&B hits on Island with "Let's Start Love Over," "I've Been a Fool for You," "Objective," and "Heaven." On Odyssey, the Brooklyn-born singer stays in the same vein that is akin to Teddy Pendergrass and Will Downing. Though Jaye plays most of the music, it's when he's joined on tracks by such top talent as Bobby Wooten and others that prove to be the album's cornerstones. Of particular note is "Man on a Corner," which conjures up a forlorn Southern soul vibe somewhat similar to Brook Benton's "Rainy Night in Georgia." Other highlights are "Step by Step," "Marry Me," and his cover of the Skylark/New Birth standard "Wildflower."

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