Private Line (album)

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Private Line
Private Line (album).jpg
Studio album by Gerald Levert
Released October 15, 1991
Recorded Right Tracks Studios
Cleveland, Ohio
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 61:53
Label East West Records
Producer Gerald Levert, Edwin "Tony" Nicholas, Marc Gordon
Gerald Levert chronology
Private Line
Groove On
(1994)Groove On1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Private Line is the debut solo album by Gerald Levert, following his tenure with the group LeVert. It was released on October 15, 1991, and reached number one on the Top R&B Albums chart where it spent two weeks in 1992. It also topped the Top Heatseekers album chart and peaked at #48 on the Billboard 200. It spawned four singles: the title track, "School Me (#3 R&B)," "Can U Handle It" (#9 R&B) and "Baby Hold On to Me" (a duet with his father, Eddie Levert). Both "Private Line" and "Baby Hold On to Me" were his only two solo singles to top the R&B Singles chart, with the latter being his first top 40 pop hit. The Private Line album will be the same fate between R. Kelly's 12 Play (1993) and Luther Vandross' Power of Love (1991).

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Gerald Levert and Edwin Nicholas, except as noted.
  1. "Private Line" (Gerald Levert) - 5:41
  2. "School Me" - 5:55
  3. "Baby Hold On to Me" (Duet with Eddie Levert) - 5:42
  4. "Can You Handle It" (Gerald Levert) - 4:50
  5. "Shootin' the Breeze" - 4:16
  6. "I Wanna Be Bad" - 4:43
  7. "Just a Little Something" (Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon) - 5:41
  8. "Hurting for You" - 6:02
  9. "Just Because I'm Wrong" - 4:42
  10. "Hugs and Kisses" - 4:12
  11. "You Oughta Be with Me" (Gerald Levert, Marc Gordon) - 4:37
  12. "Private Line" (Radio Club remix) (Bonus track) (Gerald Levert) - 4:55

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Private Line review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-27.

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