|Draped CD (1991) Top Seller
Martin Van Blockson discography The second album by Chris Bender includes more hip-hop flavored tunes, plus some above-average vocals and high caliber production. Bender's problem isn't so much performance as content; none of the cuts on this album are standouts, although all are well done. The lack of a strong lead item prohibited it from getting enough airplay in '91 to break Bender out of the pack. ~ Ron Wynn
Engineers: Frank Wolf, Alex Head, Alan Gregorie, Dan Mckay, Gary Wright.
Personnel: Chris Bender (vocals); Roy Pennon (vocals, keyboards, bass); Martin Van Blockson (vocals, keyboards); Leo Okeke, Randy Shropshire, David Delhomme (keyboards); Nikki Richards (background vocals).
Producers: Lenny White, Martin Van Blockson, Randy Shropshire, Bill Bias, Terryl L. Calloway, Chris ...
||Cindy Mizelle CD (1994)
Martin Van Blockson CD discography Producers: Greg Charley, John Winston (tracks 1, 3-4); Brian McKnight (track 2); Gerald Levert, Edwin "Tony" Nicholas (track 5); Reggie Griffin (track 6); Reggie Griffin, Loris Holland (track 7); Martin Van Blockson (track 8); LeMel Humes (track 9); Arif Mardin, Joe Mardin (track 10).
Engineers: Dwayne Jones (tracks 1, 3-4); Chris Wood (track 2); Pete Tokar (track 5); Reggie Griffin (track 6); Jimmy Murphy (track 7); Dante McKay (track 8); George Landress, Pete Lorimer (track 9); Michael O'Reilly (track 10).
Personnel includes: Cindy Mizelle (vocals), Greg Charley (various instruments), Reggie Griffin (guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, programming, background vocals), Dave Delhomme (piano), LeMel Humes (piano, keyboards, percussion, programming, background vocals), Edwin "Tony" Nicholas (keyboards, drums, programming), Loris Holland, Martin Van Blockson (keyboards, programming), Carl Carter, Neil Stubenhause (bass), Dante McKay, John Mahoney (programming).
Background vocals: Rachael Choate, Paulette McWilliams, Brenda White King, Audrey Wheeler, Tammy Townsend.
||Lorenzo CD (1992) |
Martin Van Blockson music CDs Utilizing new jack swing and hip-hop rhythm tracks, Lorenzo brings much vocal energy to the majority of his self-titled album. "Real Love" and "Saving My Love" are nice uptempo numbers with good verse patterns and catchy hook lines. "Real Love" is the highest charted single for Lorenzo; it peaked at number six on the Billboard R&B charts. The slowest cuts on the album are "Make Love 2 Me" and "I Can't Stand the Pain." (Billboard R&B: #21 and #22, respectively). While the former has more street feel, the latter is adult-oriented. The most attractive number on the album is the previously released "Tic Tok." Forfeiting the juvenile sound he bears on some of ...