Bobby (Bobby Brown album)

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Bobby
Studio album by Bobby Brown
Released August 25, 1992
Recorded May 1991–April 1992
Chesire Studios
Studio LaCoCo
Bosstown Recording Studios
Atlanta, Georgia
NJS Future Studios
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Bennett House
Franklin, Tennessee
Omni Studios
Quad Studios
Nashville, Tennessee
Hop Recording
Los Angeles, California
Genre R&B, new jack swing
Length 71:44
Label MCA
Producer Teddy Riley, L.A. & Babyface, Daryl Simmons, Derek "DOA" Allen, Dennis Austin, BeBe Winans
Bobby Brown chronology
Don't Be Cruel
(1988)
Bobby
(1992)
B.Brown Posse
(1993)
Singles from Bobby
  1. "Humpin' Around"
    Released: July 28, 1992
  2. "Good Enough"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Get Away"
    Released: January 5, 1993
  4. "That's the Way Love Is"
    Released: April 13, 1993
  5. "Something in Common"
    Released: December 7, 1993
  6. "Two Can Play That Game"
    Released: 25 June 1994 / 1 April 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [2]

Bobby is the third studio album (fourth overall) by American singer Bobby Brown, released in 1992 on MCA Records. It spawed five singles, including "Humpin' Around", "Get Away", and "Good Enough" (Reaching #7 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1992). It was certified 2x Platinum.

Remixed House versions of several singles, produced by English dance outfit K-Klass, were released in the U.K. and European territories during and after the album's release.

Bobby peaked at number one on the Top R&B Albums chart for two nonconsecutive weeks (in between the time Mary J. Blige's What's the 411? charted that same position).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Humpin' Around (Prelude)" – 0:10
  2. "Humpin' Around" (Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons, Bobby Brown, Thomas "Stylz" Keyes) – 6:18
  3. "Two Can Play That Game" (Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle, David "Redhead" Guppy, Bobby Brown) – 4:59
  4. "Get Away" (Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle, Tony Haynes, Bobby Brown, Louis Silas, Jr.) – 5:10
  5. "Til the End of Time" (Teddy Riley, Demetrius Shipp, William "Rakim" Griffin) – 5:21
  6. "Good Enough" (Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons) – 5:02
  7. "Pretty Little Girl" (Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Daryl Simmons) – 5:11
  8. "Lovin' You Down" (Teddy Riley, Thomas R. Taliaferro, Jr.) – 5:51
  9. "One More Night" (Teddy Riley, Herb Middleton, Bernard Belle) – 6:29
  10. "Something in Common" (featuring Whitney Houston) (Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston) – 4:59
  11. "That's the Way Love Is" (featuring Aquil Davidson of Wreckx-N-Effect) (Teddy Riley, Demetrius Shipp, Aquil Davidson, Bobby Brown) – 4:51
  12. "College Girl" (Bobby Brown, Derek "DOA" Allen) – 6:06
  13. "Storm Away" (Dennis Austin, Bobby Brown, Kelvin Bowers) – 6:03
  14. "I'm Your Friend" (featuring Debra Winans) (BeBe Winans) – 5:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Keyboards: Teddy Riley, L.A. Reid, Babyface, Big Dave Repace, Huston Singletary, Dennis Austin, Cedric Caldwell, Robbie Buchanan
  • Drum Programming: Teddy Riley, L.A. Reid, Babyface, Big Dave Repace, Huston Singletary, Dennis Austin, Donald Parks
  • Drums: Derek "DOA" Allen, Ricky Lawson
  • Percussion: Nate Hughes, Terry McMillan
  • Saxophone: Daniel LeMelle
  • Bass: Nathan East
  • Guitar: Paul Jackson, Jr.
  • Background Vocals: Bobby Brown, Teddy Riley, Chauncey Hannibal, Levi Little, Joseph Stonestreet, Marsha McClurkin, Mary Brown, Bernard Belle, Omar Chandler, Babyface, Emmanuel Officer, Debra Killings, Ricky Bell, Daryl Simmons, Chanté Moore, Derek "DOA" Allen, Big Dave Repace, Robert Gonzales, Trina Broussard, Dennis Austin, Sophia Bender, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Angie Winans, Debra Winans
  • Recording engineer: Jean-Marie Horvat, Barney Perkins, Jim Zumpano, John Rogers, Neal H. Pogue, George Pappas, Phil Tan, Billy Whittington, Jeff Balding, Ronnie Brookshire, Mike Poole, Mike McCarthy, Rick Will
  • Mixing: Dave Way, Thom Russo, Teddy Riley, Jean-Marie Horvat, Barney Perkins, Dave Aron, Milton Chan, Keith "K.C." Cohen, Kimm James, Tony "TK" Kidd, Bobby Brown, Derek "DOA" Allen, Neal H. Pogue, Jeff Balding
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Executive Producer: Louil Silas, Jr., Bobby Brown, Tommy Brown
  • Photography: Albert Watson, Todd Gray
  • Art direction: Vartan
  • Design: John Coulter

Reception[edit]

The album was highly anticipated after the enormous success of Don't Be Cruel, but failed to live up to the critical or commercial success of that album when finally released in 1992.

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