February 13, 2020

Ronnie Henson - Ronnie Henson (1998) ☠

*Promotional disc. 
Contains the album in it's entirety (10 tracks total) 
A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: R&B
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☠: Selected by Lass
© 1997-1998 Motown
AllMusic Review by Leo Stanley
Ronnie Henson's self-titled debut album not only showcases his smooth, gospel-influenced voice, but it demonstrates that he has more taste than the average contemporary soul singer. There are a few weak moments on the album, but they're overshadowed by songs like "What Cha Got," since they show what he can accomplish when he has a strong melody, rhythm and hook. It's not a perfect album, but it's an accomplished debut that suggests Ronnie Henson is one to watch.

. Special note from Lass

This is actually the first album I ever owned or as I like to say, the first album I could officially say "is mine" It was given to me by my older sister back in 1998 when she was working part time at a local radio station while attending college, studying journalism. It was given to my sister by some one at the radio station in hopes she'd have the album played at college campus radio - that didn't happen.  My sister has never been a fan of R&B music so she gave me this album when she came home from work:

"Nena!! You like this stuff, right? Take it. Just make sure your room is closed when you play it and no, you can't use my headphones!"

Although the label states that the promo discs were to be surrendered when asked by the Copyright owners, it never actually happened. Often they were forgotten about or one of the common excuses used by the labels that my sister often told me was:

"Who'd wanna keep an album with an ugly and obvious promotional advisory on it? People would be scared to take it around with them for fear of getting in trouble! Oooooooo! Jail time! <chuckles> Please!..."

My sister received many of these promotional albums during her time at the radio station. The only albums she kept were the Grunge pressings as that was her music of choice during the 90's. She was a  "riot girrrl" as was all of her friends. To this day, she still owns all of her promotional copies - which I later had to go and buy as a senior in High School because she wouldn't share. 😒 (Sorry, sis. I still love you.)

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