According to ILOSM, Ralph and Bobby were such good friends, that according to Bobby’s then-manager, Steven Machat – who says he was there to witness this first hand- Ralph ended up finishing one of Bobby’s biggest hits off his 1988 seven-million-selling Don’t Be Cruel album because Bobby was high as a kite that day”
“We did not have a full album because Bobby was not capable of finishing more songs. The beginning and last tracks of the album I did with MCA A&R Louis Silas so the album would be filled with numbers. The song ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ is on there three times! Silas begged Babyface and L.A Reid to produce it – Bobby did not show up at the studio. He only came by sometimes to try to sing. And that was an endless wait. Drugs were part of the make-up of this album. Bobby was missing from the studio when we were scheduled to finish ‘Every Little Step’. He was on a drug run and New Edition’s Ralph Tresvant was waiting for him. Babyface and L.A were about to leave, so Ralph filled in. ‘Every Little Step’ has two singers. Bobby and Ralph. Go back and listen to the lead vocals. Then listen to Ralph.” -Steven Marchat, via DazedDigital
Are you as surprised as we are to hear this? Very interesting! If you listen closely, you can possibly hear Ralph singing!
SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT THE DIFFERENCE IN RALPH’S & BOBBY’S VOCALS ON THE SONG>>>