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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : Bobby Brown Genre : Rock Style : Urban Instr. : Vocals Rating : importance (2) popularity (1) All-Music Guide Biography This former member of New Edition has a fair singing voice, but his success has more to do with his production team than with his own creative ability. ~ Bil Carpenter The foremost purveyor of New Jack Swing and a former member of New Edition, Brown had major late-80s/early-90s hits with "Every Little Step" and "Don't Be Cruel." ~ Dan Heilman, ---------- Related Artists ----------- New Edition Guy Riley, Teddy Houston, Whitney Gill, Johnny ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- Jacksons Birthdate & Place : Feb 5 , 1969 AMG Artist ID # : P000003777 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Humpin' Around |1992|MCA |54343 | | Good Bobby |1992|MCA |10417 |R S | Good Every Little Step |1991|MCA |53618 | | Good Dance! ... Ya Know It! |1990|MCA |6342 |R | OK My Prerogative |1989| | | | Don't Be Cruel |1988|MCA |42185 |R S T|+BestG His Prerogative |1986| | | | Enlightening Beam of Axonda, Th|1972|Destiny |4002 | S | Good Bobby Brown Live |1972|Destiny |4001 | | Good That's the Way Love Is |Z |MCA |54619 | | Roni |Z |MCA |53463 | | Good Remixes N the Key of B | |MCA | | | My Prerogative |Z |MCA |53383 | | Good King of Stage |Z |MCA |5827 |R | OK His Prerogative |Z |Pioneer |23978 | | Good Enough |Z |MCA |54521 | | Girl Next Door |Z |MCA |23720 | | Good Get Away |Z |MCA |54512 | | All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Bobby Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #002, entered Sep 12, 1992, on charts 022 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 71:27 min Date : 1992 (release) AMG ID : R000058483 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA MCAD-10417 CS MCA MCAC-10417 1992 MCA 10417 CD MCA 10417 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- With cunning and exceptional skill, Bobby Brown has created a distinctive persona for himself by combining street toughness with a seductively romantic allure. He can shift nimbly from the sung lyric to the cadences of rap, remaining totally convincing at all times. These two main ingredients have been deftly brought together on this disc. In all, this recording showcases Brown as a versatile and appealing artist. As he says in on of his raps," ... cuz originality and creativity add it up together equals the B.B.B. Posse." He's got that right. ~ Phyl Garland, Stereo Review, February, 1993 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Derek Allen - g/d/vcb Dennis Austin - vcb/k/d Babyface Ratto - vbc Bernard Belle - vbc Ricky Bell - vbc Sophia Bender - vbc Bobby Brown - Vocal Mary Brown - vbc Trina Broussard - vbc Robbie Buchanan - Keyboards Cedric Caldwell - arr/k/s Omar Chandler - vbc DeRock - vbc Nathan East - Bass Robert Gonzales - vbc Chaucey Hannibal - vbc Whitney Houston - vbc Nate Hughes - Percussion, Programming Paul Milton Jackson Jr - Guitar Deborah Killings - vbc Ricky Lawson - Drums, Percussion Daniel Lemelle - Sax Levon Little - vbc Marsha McClurkin - vbc Terry McMillan - Percussion Emanuel Officer - vbc Donald Parks - Programming Barry Perkins - Engineer L A Reid - Producer Dave Repace - Keyboards, Vocal (background) Teddy Riley - vbc, Producer Huston Singletary - Keyboards, Programming Joseph Stonestreet - vbc Stylz - Vocal BeBe Winan - vbc CeCe Winan - vbc Angie Winan - vbc Debra Winan - vbc ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Bobby Brown Live Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Good Genre : Rock Date : 1972 (release) AMG ID : R000002694 --------- Album Releases --------- Destiny 4001 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Dance! ... Ya Know It! Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #009, entered Dec 2 , 1989, on charts 033 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 48:01 min Date : 1990 (release) AMG ID : R000002698 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA MCAD-6342 CS MCA MCAC-6342 LP MCA MCA-6342 CD MCA 6342 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Extended dance versions of the hits from Bobby Brown's second smash record were the lure for this '90s release. They were superbly produced, but by this point everyone had been worn out by hearing "Roni" and "My Prerogative" a zillion times and seeing the videos another zillion. ~ Ron Wynn ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Don't Be Cruel Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Best-of-Genre (First Pick) Charts : Billboard #01, entered Jul 23, 1988, on charts 097 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 46:29 min Date : 1988 (release) AMG ID : R000002697 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA MCAD-42185 CS MCA MCAC-42185 1988 LP MCA MCA-42185 CD MCA 42185 1988 CD MCA 42185-2 CD MCA 42185 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Title tune, "My Prerogative," "Every Little Step," and "Roni." ~ Bil Carpenter While not everything on [it] sparkles ... three hits are so strong that they've made everyone forget the pedestrian quality of Brown's prior solo project KING OF STAGE and also stamped him as perhaps the premier black male star outside the purview of sophisticated crooners like Luther Vandross. ~ Ron Wynn, Rock & Roll Disc. Ex-New Edition vocalist Brown released a dud debut in 1985, but his followup DON'T BE CRUEL, produced by new jack kingpin Teddy Riley, was a monster hit and a brilliant statement of Brown's creative purpose. The title cut brought a level of sensitivity into new jack, and "My Prerogative" is one of the greatest dance-groove anthems produced in the late 80s. And the man can smoke on the ballads. ~ John Floyd Contains "My Prerogative," "Rock with Ya," several other hits. ~ Dan Heilman ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Richard Aguon Babyface Bernard Bill Ollie Bolds Bobby Brown Emilio Conesa Kirk Crumpler Michael Denten Lee Drakeford Gordon Jones Kayo Flip Kirby Melicio Magdaluyo Lee Peters Ben Rayes L A Reid Teddy Riley Markell Riley Percy Scott Daryl Simmons Dewayne Sweet Ronnie Watkins Larry White Karyn White -------- Album Tracks -------- Don't Be Cruel My Prerogrative Roni Rock Wit'cha Every Little Step I'll Be Good To You Take It Slow All Day All Night I Really Love You Girl ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Enlightening Beam of Axonda, The Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Good Genre : Rock Date : 1972 (release) AMG ID : R000002695 --------- Album Releases --------- 1972 LP Destiny 4002 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Bobby Brown - all ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Every Little Step Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : single Date : 1991 (release) AMG ID : R000002699 --------- Album Releases --------- CS MCA MCAC-53618 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Get Away Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000178889 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA 54512 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Girl Next Door Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : single AMG ID : R000002690 --------- Album Releases --------- CS MCA CL-23720 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Good Enough Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000178890 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA 54521 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : His Prerogative Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video Date : 1986 (release) AMG ID : R000131750 (album inprint) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : His Prerogative Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video AMG ID : R000085572 --------- Album Releases --------- Pioneer 23978 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Humpin' Around Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : video Date : 1992 (release) AMG ID : R000071389 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA 54343 1992 MCA 10716 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : King of Stage Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : OK Genre : Rock Time : 42:15 min AMG ID : R000002691 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA MCAD-5827 CS MCA MCAC-5827 CD MCA 5827 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- The first solo album from New Edition charter member Bobby Brown. It was decently produced and performed, but was so generic and tame that absolutely no one had any idea Brown was about to vault to the top of the R&B lineup. ~ Ron Wynn ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : My Prerogative Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock Type : video Date : 1989 (release) AMG ID : R000132095 (album inprint) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : My Prerogative Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : single AMG ID : R000002692 --------- Album Releases --------- CS MCA MCAC-53383 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Remixes N the Key of B Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000190211 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA MCAD-10974 CS MCA MCAC-10974 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Roni Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : Good Genre : Rock Type : single AMG ID : R000002693 --------- Album Releases --------- CS MCA MCAC-53463 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : That's the Way Love Is Artist : Bobby Brown Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000178904 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA 54619 <1994 1 23> Thank you for using All-Music Guide. .

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