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Keith Sweat: Keep It Comin' (Elektra); Tevin Campbell: T.E.V.I.N. (Quest/Warner Bros.)

James Hunter, Musician, March 1992

SINCE 1987, Keith Sweat has exhibited the grip and attitude of a classic soul singer, rather than a conventionally powerful voice. He and frequent collaborator Teddy Riley devised New Jack Swing for Sweat to rock up and slow down. That combination, plus Sweat's quick wits, allowed him to reinvent the sound of the love man on 1987's great single 'I Want Her' and 1990's I'll Give All My Love to You, an album that recognized the world already had a Barry White and a Luther Vandross.

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