Love, Charlie

In his late-career resurgence, this former Gap Band singer has become R&B's great courtly gent, carrying on the tradition of balladeers like Luther Vandross and Jeffrey Osborne. Here the production is plush, the vocals ardent, the sentiments charmingly chivalric. There's plenty of sex, but it's married, monogamous sex. And unlike younger R&B Casanovas, Wilson doesn't kiss and tell, keeping the erotic details between him and his woman.