The Conversation

Tony Amey, ex-lead singer of LaFace act A Few Good Men, and Tami Davis, formerly signed to Red Ant, bring a new-millennium R&B slant to a phrase made popular by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in 1967:

Tony Amey, ex-lead singer of LaFace act A Few Good Men, and Tami Davis, formerly signed to Red Ant, bring a new-millennium R&B slant to a phrase made popular by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in 1967: it takes two. The husband-and-wife background singers—who met while recording Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's "Something in Common"—chronicle their relationship from first date to intimacy to breakups to eventual marriage on this debut CD. Putting a relationship to music can be a risky proposition. However, Tony & Tami handle it with creative aplomb, thanks to flavorful melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and complementary voices (his baritone into second alto/falsetto, her tenor into second soprano). Not every song works but those that do—including "Take My Breath Away"—have you rooting for the couple to stay together. And anticipating what else lies ahead musically. Racked by MDI Distribution.—GM