I cannot decide what I like better….Songs that Babyface wrote for other artists, or the ones he keeps for himself. Let’s examine the two options:
I can go all the way back to the Lovers album. For me, the remake of You Make Me Feel Brand New was a unique take on the classic. He also provided some uptempo songs like Mary Mack and I Love You Babe.
We can also look at the Tender Lover album with Whip Appeal, It’s No Crime, and My Kinda Girl, among others.
Another video that is a must-see is the MTV Unplugged NYC 1997. This is a e concert that features Eric Clapton, Shanice, After 7, and more. I know I have mentioned that before, but I just cannot enough of that. If you want to hear live musicianship at it’s best, go ahead and watch the video.
On the MTV Unplugged NYC 1997, Edmonds does perform some songs that he wrote for other artists. Over the years, this has been a who’s who of talent.
Whitney Houston‘s I’m Your Baby Tonight, Mary J Blige‘s Not Gon Cry, Karyn White‘s first album, even Paula Abdul‘s Knocked Out is totally underrated in my book.
So, which is better? Luckily we do not have to choose. We, as fans are also lucky because in addition to Kenny’s songs, he also does a medley of the songs he wrote for other artists. This is the best of both worlds, if you ask me.
Edmonds has dome dates scheduled to kick off 2018, so if you have not seen the show, I suggest you do so!