This Time (Taral Hicks album)
|Studio album by Taral Hicks|
|Released||September 16, 1997|
|Genre||R&B, New jack swing|
|Producer||Teddy Riley, Terry Williams, Gerald Baillergeau, Sprague "Doogie" Williams, Chase Chad Hugo, Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliott, Victor Merritt, Narada Michael Walden, Erik "E Smooth" Hicks, Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell|
|Singles from This Time|
This Time is the debut studio album by R&B singer Taral Hicks. It is noted for its feature of various collaborations from the likes of Teddy Riley, Narada Michael Walden and future superstars that were then-unknown at the time; including Missy Elliott, DJ Eddie F and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes. The album also featured background vocals by Hicks' siblings; Tina Hicks, Miriam Hicks and Eric Hicks, who co-wrote two of the album's tracks: "A Lil' Somethin'" and "Whoopty Whoop".
Despite its various collaborations and lukewarm R&B-successful singles, the album failed to make an entry on any Billboard album chart, resulting into Hicks' departure from Motown Records and a lengthy hiatus from the R&B music scene.
The album spawn off a total of three singles; the first being the sensual-love ballad "Ooh, Ooh Baby" featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, which was released in June 18, 1996 and peaked at #81 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
The second and third singles ("Distant Lover", "Silly") were released a year later and saw more success on the R&B charts, peaking at #60 and #54 respectively. "Silly" also peaked at #4 on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, making it Hicks' most successful single to date and her first to almost chart on Billboard Hot 100.
|1.||"Anyway"||Sheri Blair, Teddy Riley||Teddy Riley||4:52|
|2.||"Distant Lover"||Sprague Williams||Sprague "Doogie" Williams||4:12|
|3.||"How Can I Get over You"||Karen Anderson, Sheri Blair, Chad Hugo||Chase Chad Hugo||4:30|
|4.||"Silly"||Fritz Baskett, Clarence McDonald, Deniece Williams||Edward Ferrell||6:20|
|5.||"Ooh, Ooh Baby" (feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott)||Melissa Elliott, Terry Williams, Chad Elliot||Terry Williams, Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliot||3:52|
|6.||"This Time"||Gerald Baillergeau, Mary Brown, Victor Merritt||Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt||4:21|
|7.||"Stay (4 a Little While)"||Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt||Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt||5:23|
|8.||"A Lil' Somethin'"||James Fischer, Eric Hicks, Narada Michael Walden||Erik "E Smooth" Hicks||4:08|
|9.||"Whoopty Whoop"||Eric Hicks, Narada Michael Walden||Narada Michael Walden||3:58|
|10.||"Don't Let the Feelin' Go Away"||Sally Jo Dakota, Taral Hicks, Narada Michael Walden||Narada Michael Walden||4:14|
|11.||"I Wish You Were Here"||Sally Jo Dakota, Taral Hicks, Narada Michael Walden||Narada Michael Walden||4:16|
|12.||"Get With This"||Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt||Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt||3:41|