Rock Me Tonight
Label: Capitol Records
Freddie Jackson's debut is a classic of '80s quiet storm. It soothes with entreaties to pure love -- even the most sexual number, "Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times' Sake)," promotes monogamy. Mostly written by producer Barry Eastmond (the title track was penned by Paul Laurence), Rock Me Tonight is one long, sensuous ballad, from "You Are My Lady," a popular wedding song for years, to its sole uptempo number, the placid "Calling." It's a time capsule, but it hasn't dated as badly as other albums of the era. Even today, it still sounds warm and comforting.