One of the Girls

One of the Girls

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1 Of The Girls embodied Cleveland natives' Nina Creque (daughter of jazz pianist, Neal Creque), Marvelous Miles, and La Shawn Sykes. This self titled LP consists of swing beats and ballads produced by Gerald Levert and Edwin Nicholas. The derivative swing jams cuts put the F in formulaic. Yet, "Do Da What," an exercise in New Jack Swing, containing samples of Mariah Carey's "Fantasy" became a club attraction You can find it on a slew of compilation albums including The Network 40, and the Funky Mix Compilation; it should be in Guinness Book of Records for crediting 12 songwriters. The sweet singing is pretty but gets tiresome on ramblers "Handle With Care," and "Gotta Go." The two best songs are at the end the CD. Levert and Nicholas' "Giving The Best Of My Love," a sax accented beat-ballad, and Nicholas' "Will You Be Mine," a slow-jam in the Levert/O'Jays tradition that Gerald uses as trump cards on all his projects.

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