Album of the Day
Stacy Lattisaw was barely old enough to drive when she scored her first Top 10 R&B hit, and Johnny Gill would rack up millions of record sales as a member of New Edition and LSG; together they were a PERFECT COMBINATION. Lattisaw and Gill were actually childhood friends from Washington, D.C., so pairing the rising stars on this 1984 Cotillion album was no mere marketing ploy. In the capable hands of producer Narada Michael Walden, the duo melt hearts with eight appealing performances including “Block Party,” a cover of The Shirelles' “Baby It's You” and the title track. Stacy Lattisaw and Johnny Gill would collaborate again later in the decade, but this first time was magic, and remains a PERFECT COMBINATION of '80s teen pop and soul.