The production chores on singer Bert Robinson
's 1989 I Promise You Love
LP were split between the effort of Attala Zane Giles
(who produced his Top Five R&B ballad "Heart of Gold") and his fellow Detroiters One Way. Robinson
's vocal sound was in the style practiced by such other singers as Teddy Pendergrass
and The Dells
' Marvin Junior
. He proves adept at handling the LP's slamming tracks -- the title track and "Real Thing" -- as well as the slow jam "I'll Be So Good to You" (which recalls Pendergrass' "Close the Door") and the edgy "Whip Appeal"-like groover "Sleepin' Alone."