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Drowning In Your Eyes

  

 
Ephraim Lewis left us far too soon.  The British singer released one sterling album, Skin, a collection of moody, emotionally affecting work that garnered comparisons to Marvin Gaye and Seal.  One single, "Drowing In Your Eyes," made light noise on smooth jazz and quiet storm radio.  He died in 1994 under mysterious circumstances while in the midst of recording a new album, leaving people to wonder what might have been.

Ephraim Lewis' Deepest Groove

Skin (Elektra, 1992)
There's definitely a downtempo slant to this album. "World Between Us," "Captured" and "Skin" show Lewis taking a bit of Donny Hathaway's vibe but updating it for the 90s.  "Rule For Life" injects some welcome funk into the proceedings, a nice change of pace for an album dominated by deep love songs.  Solid production from Kevin Bacon (not the actor) and Jonathan Quarmby keeps things consistent without gettin boring.  A very strong offering from an artist whose career was tragically cut short.

 

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