“Playlist” – Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (2007)
March 19, 2009
This is another of the CDs that I picked up at half price before Circuit City closed and it was a great purchase. Smooth crooner Babyface covers eight of the songs that influenced him growing up and the set is rounded out by two new originals.
I love Face’s tenor, his style and basically anything that he sings — he does it well. This set is no exception. As you can see from the track list he loves some of the classic ballads of the Seventies/Eighties and I think that if you appreciate these songs you will enjoy this CD of Edmonds’ covers of them.
1. Shower The People. A James Taylor original. I think this is my favorite on the CD. Check it out.
2. Fire And Rain . A James Taylor original.
3. Not Going Nowhere – A new Babyface tune.
4. Time In A Bottle – A Jim Croce original.
5. Wonderful Tonight – An Eric Clapton original.
6. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – A Bob Dylan original covered with great success by Eric Clapton.
7. Longer – A Dan Fogelberg original.
8. The Soldier Song – A new & lyrically timely Babyface tune. Beautiful.
9. Please Come To Boston – A Dave Loggins original.
10. Diary – A David Gates original
Listen to snippets of some of the songs in the promotional video for the CD “Playlist.”