Recording information: GRT Studio, Chicago, Illinois.
Other than the Jackson Five's early Motown releases, and the excellent Curtis Mayfield-produced debut by the Five Stairsteps, the Brighter Side of Darkness' Love Jones is one of the best teen albums ever. Twelve-year-old lead singer Daryl Lamont, like Michael Jackson, sounds like Frankie Lymon reincarnated. His youthful voice crosses age barriers. "I Owe You Love," "Can I Come Over," and the million-selling title track are all must-hear soul gems. ~ Andrew Hamilton