Cheo Tyehimba
May 17, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Never Too Busy

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Kenny Lattimore

We gave it an A-

Back when R&B had more soul, and the prime purveyors of its form (read: Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin) gave it up for the song, artists like Kenny Lattimore were commonplace. But alas, in the post-soul ’90s it’s a rare artist that debuts with such a precise, old-school-influenced talent; on Never Too Busy‘s songs like ”Climb the Mountain,” you can hear the history of soul between every ”aaah,” ”oooh,” and satisfying ”yeah.” A-

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