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CD REVIEW: Gordon Chambers - "Love Stories"
By Gian F - 05/06/2007 - 09:21 PM EDT

Artist: Gordon Chambers
Album: "Love Stories"
CD Review: Genre: R&B
Sounds Like: Joe/Eric Benet/Gerald Levert
Technical Grade: 9
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8
Commercial Value: 7
Overall Talent Level: 9
Songwriting Skills: 8
Performance Skill: 9
Best Songs: Unfair, Stay, To Love Again, Stay Together, Get To Know
Weakness: ?
CD Review: From New York city comes Gordon Chambers, an accomplished vocalist/musician/songwriter who has written for Whitney Houston, Anita Baker and Brandy. His latest project embodies all of the reminiscent qualities and soulful characteristics that define vintage R&B music: heart-felt vocals; accessible lyrics; great performances; and organic music production.

This project will provide Gordon with the tangible evidence he needs to build (and win) his case for being one of the most gifted, male singers to attempt to breathe much needed life into the diluted R&B genre, but ironically, his most commercial offering is "Unfair," a hauntingly melodic track with deep lyrical content that is more of a "Pop" flavored tune with chocolate frosting than it is an R&B hit for vanilla audiences. This song is sure to unlock the doors to a myriad of crossover and music licensing opportunities. It's a commercial gem that dutifully and beautifully serves its purpose.

Other fortified additions (or more conventional R&B diamonds) included in this project's repertoire include a funky renditon of Eric Benet's "Stay Together," and "To Love Again," a modern day duet with the illustrious former San Francisco Bay Area phenom and Verve recording artist, Ledisi, and the chilled out romantic summer favorites, "Get To Know," and "Stay."

R&B music lovers have been waiting for Love Stories like these for years. Thanks to Gordon Chambers, the wait is now over.

Advice: Hit the road jack. Hip-Hop dominates the airwaves and this brand of organic R&B is best promoted by taking the message, the movement, and the music straight to the people and generating word of mouth through consistent, outstanding performances.

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