Hi-Five (album)

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Hi-Five
Studio album by Hi-Five
Released 1990
Recorded 1989-1990
Genre Dance pop, soul, R&B, New Jack Swing
Length 51:39
Label Jive,
Producer Teddy Riley & Bernard Belle (tracks 1 & 3), Eric Foster White (tracks 2, 5 & 8), Dave Way (track 3), Alvin Moody (track 4) Vincent Bell (tracks 4 & 10), Carl Bourelly (tracks 6, 7, & 9), Jean-Paul Bourelly (track 6), Kevin Johnson (track 7), Frankie Smith (track 10) & William Walton (track 10)
Hi-Five chronology
Hi-Five
(1990)
Keep It Goin' On
(1991)

Hi-Five is the eponymous debut disc by the R&B vocal group Hi-Five. It was released in 1990, and peaked at number 38 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Driven by the hit singles "I Just Can't Handle It" (R&B #10), "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" (#1 R&B/Pop), "I Can't Wait Another Minute" (R&B #1, Pop #8) and "Just Another Girlfriend" (R&B #41), the album received an RIAA platinum certification.

The song, "Too Young", also appeared on the soundtrack to the 1991 John Singleton film Boyz N the Hood. It is the first recorded appearance of Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy, which he revealed in his book My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy.[1]

Track listing[2][edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Just Can't Handle It"   Bernard Bell, Teddy Riley Bell, Riley[3] 4:32
2. "Just Another Girlfriend"   Eric Foster White White 4:01
3. "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)"   Riley, Bell, Dave Way Riley, Bell, Way 5:49
4. "Rag Doll"   Alvin Moody Moody 4:39
5. "I Can't Wait Another Minute"   White White 5:03
6. "Too Young"   Carl & Jean-Paul Bourelly, Roz Davis Carl & Jean-Paul Bourelly 5:13
7. "Merry-Go-Round"   Carl Bourelly, Kevin Johnson C. Bourelly, Kevin Johnson 5:11
8. "The Way You Said Goodbye"   White White 4:41
9. "Sweetheart"   Bourelly, Bourelly, Davis C. Bourelly 4:09
10. "I Know Love"   William Walton Watson, Frankie Smith 3:54
11. "Just Another Girlfriend (Remix)"   White White 4:07

Personnel[4][edit]

Hi-Five[edit]

  • Tony Thompson, Roderick Clark, Marcus Sanders, Toriano Easley, Russell Neal: Lead, Harmony & Backing Vocals

Vocal support[edit]

  • Bernard Bell, Tim Cashion, Roiz Davis, Gordon Dukes, LaGaylia Frazier, Frederick Gordon, Dave Hollister, John James, Alvin Moody, Teddy Riley, Sean LaBreeze

Musical personnel[edit]

  • Carl Bourelly, William Walton: Keyboards, Drum Programming
  • Jean-Paul Bourelly: Guitars, Keyboards
  • Fritz Cadet, Josh Grau, Frankie Smith: Guitars
  • Vincent Henry: Harmonica, Saxophone
  • Kevin Johnson: Keyboards, Drums, Percussion
  • Sean Richards: Drum Programming
  • Eric Foster White: Keyboards, Drum Programming, Trombone

References[edit]