was still trying to get its sound together when this, its first album to the hit the charts, was released. The nine-piece band had an impressive showing on the Billboard R&B charts with "Stand Up" and "Keep It Comin'." The former, led by Wayne Lewis
, is a hand-clapping affair with a humpin' funk groove. The latter, led by Sharon Bryant
and David Lewis, is a decent effort. Respectively, they both peaked at 16 and 49 on the charts. "(I'll Never Miss) The Love I Never Had" is a notable number. David Lewis comes across with a more convincing delivery than on the other selections he is featured on. The most engaging number is "With Your Love I Come Alive," which showcases Porter Carroll Jr.
on lead. His tenor is brawny yet agile and his delivery comes with an unrehearsed feel. Wayne Lewis
' vocals were still in a developmental stage, and he had not yet grasped that imposing tone he would later master.