Tue. Jun. 19, 2018

New Edition – Can You Stand The Rain (MCA)

Roxbury, MA-born Ronnie DeVoe is the second-to-last member – with Johnny Gill being the last – to have joined R&B/swing outfit New Edition in the early 80’s, remembered for early hits such as ‘Candy Girl’, ‘Cool It Now’ and ‘Mr. Telephone Man’, before coming to collaborate with Minneapolis producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
On the heels of ‘If It Isn’t Love’ taken from their 1988 released ‘Heart Break’ album, the smooth ‘Can You Stand The Rain’, co-produced by Jeff Lorber, stands as one of their signature songs from this so to say second period of theirs.
DeVoe would then join fellow members Michael Bivins and Rick Bell to form Hip_Hop/Swing group Bell Biv DeVoe in 1990 after the disbanding of New Edition prior to reunite 6 years after on the ‘Home Again’ which saw the return of Bobby Brown in the group…

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