The ringer on my phone is Gap Band’s “Outstanding” for the same reason “Computer Love” will be in steady rotation for the rest of my life. Charlie Wilson is the friggin’ man. The epitome of class, this R&B mainstay uses his Denzel-esque cycle of semi-reinvention to continually make baby-making ballads and discotheque ditties with an unwavering Viagra-induced fury few of today’s R&B singers will ever match.
Even with his newest head-nodding nest egg, “Take This Ring,” Uncle Charlie proves he still has another trick to add to the Louie bag. Floating over producer B. Cox’s fluttering flutes and stylish orchestral backdrop, this former “Beep A Freak” singer proves even the player prototypes have to buckle down at some point.
Download — Charlie Wilson – “Take This Ring”