Puma Creek (1989)
debut release w. Dan Siegel & Kenny G.
Arranger: Richard Smith.
Personnel: Richard Smith (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, programming); Richard Andrews (vocals); Kenny G (saxophone, soprano saxophone); Jeff Kashiwa (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Brian Scanlon (soprano saxophone); Phillip Edward Yao (French ...
Love Changes (1987)
Kashif went the duet route on this late '80s release, working with both Dionne Warwick and Meli'sa Morgan and doing relatively well both times. Each duet cracked the R&B Top 20, and the collaboration with Morgan gave him a number ...
Track Listing: DISC 1: Lady Is a Tramp, The; What Now My Love; I've Got a Crush on You; Summer Wind; Come Rain or Come Shine; New York, New York; They Can't Take That Away from Me; You Make Me ...
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Johnny Gill (2003)
This is part of "20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection" series.
Includes liner notes by Traci Jordan.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Personnel: Johnny Gill (vocals); Mint Condition (chant); Kenny G (saxophone); Boyz II Men (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Terry Lewis.
Recording information: Regal Theatre, ...
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Rockin' the Boat (1989)
L.A.'s pop jazz scene launched this fine and fluid guitarist, who received lots of praise throughout the next decade for his breezy yet aggressive playing style and lots of New Adult Contemporary airplay around the country for his wonderful way ...
DUETS was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, and "I've Got A Crush On You" (Patrick Williams/Nelson Riddle, arrangers) was nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.
When you blaze as deep and wide a ...
Soul Provider (1989) Top Seller
SOUL PROVIDER, the follow-up to Michael Bolton's commercial breakthrough THE HUNGER, is the album that turned the singer into a superstar. Like the previous album, SOUL PROVIDER features two covers. Bolton trots out an homage to Ray Charles' famous version ...
Essential Babyface (2003)
Recorded between 1989 & 1997. Includes liner notes by Gail Mitchell.
After his stint with the Deele in the late '70s, Babyface (along with co-conspirator L.A. Reid) almost single-handedly set the standard of commercial adult contemporary R&B since the early '80s, ...
Kashif burst onto the music scene with his Billboard R&B single "I Just Gotta Have You." His urgent delivery oozes with vibrancy accompanied by a poppin' rhythm arrangement and some solid change-ups. It peaked at number five after 20 weeks. ...
Contains video clips of singles from EVERLASTING and GOOD TO BE BACK.
Before Natalie Cole reinvented herself as a jazz-based adult contemporary chanteuse, she had a successful career in the 1980s as a contemporary R&B singer. EVERLASTING, released in 1987, is ...
||Ultimate Christmas 2 (2004) |
Leaving aside the logical implausibility of there being more than one ultimate Christmas album, ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS 2 is a star-studded dash through a winter wonderland of song. Every facet of pop is represented here, from the country flavor of Martina ...
Collection of His Greatest Hits (Slider) (2000)
Known the world over for his successful songwriting and production career, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is also a fine performing artist in his own right. His evolution and development as a singer, songwriter, and musician can be heard in A COLLECTION ...
||Wind Earth & Fire|
With the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney releasing fresh and vital albums in 2005, it comes as no surprise that Earth, Wind & Fire are still going strong as well. But rather than simply hearkening back to their classic formula, ...
Many Different Roads (1998)
MANY DIFFERENT ROADS was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album.
This album marks an important turning point in the life and career of Gladys Knight. For one thing, it celebrates her 50th year in show ...
One of the later Four Tops albums, although the group's classic sound remained intact. Levi Stubbs' booming voice still resounded on a set of mostly routine tracks. They did get a little attention from the single "Loco in Acapulco," which ...
Time, Love & Tenderness (1991)
TIME, LOVE AND TENDERNESS is Michael Bolton's most successful album, and understandably so. It's full of effective power ballads and such '60s-soul pastiche as the title song and "Love is a Wonderful Thing." Bolton seizes each song and effectively wrestles ...
A marvelous compilation of Johnny Gill's Motown sides. Someone was even thoughtful enough to include "There U Go," an overlooked gem from the Boomerang soundtrack. Gill's lusty baritone is a flexible instrument, and he has complete control over it, never ...
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Track Listing: Total Experience; Rhythm Method; Sax-O-Loco; Window of the Soul; Blue Water; Mornin'; Tequila Moon; Let's Take a Ride; L.a. City Lights; Ready For Love;
Track Listing: I Will Always Love You; I Have Nothing; I'm Every Woman; Run To You; Queen Of The Night; Jesus Loves Me; Even If My Heart Would Break; Someday; It's Gonna Be A Lovely Day; What's So Funny 'Bout ...
A Closer Look (1991)
Babyface has established himself as both a performing and production star in the '90s. His alternately innocent, hurt, and disillusioned vocals are this decade's equivalent of the soul/love songs of the '70s and '80s. He can sing sentimental material, tender ...
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La Fuerza De La Vida (2003)
This collection of songs sung by finalists of the second season of the Spanish TV show OPERACION TRIUNFO contains 30 tracks, including the hit single "Color Esperanza."
2002 release from the finalists of the second season of Spain's answer to American ...
Living Legends: R&B/Soul Collection (2011)
Track Listing: For The Love Of Money; Hollywood Swingin'; Pure Gold; Lovely Day; Too Hot; Why You Wanna Settle For Less; Hey Big Spender; Imagination; Best Is Yet To Come; Way You Move;
Collection: Timeless: The Classics/Timeless: The Classics, Vol. 2/Love Songs (2005)
Track Listing: DISC 1: TIMELESS: THE CLASSICS: Since I Fell for You; To Love Somebody; Reach Out I'll Be There; You Send Me; Yesterday; Hold on, I'm Coming; Bring It on Home to Me; Knock on Wood; Drift Away; White ...
Jazz Roots: The Music Of The Americas (2011)
Track Listing: Akiwowo; Maple Leaf Rag; Livery Stable Blues; West End Blues; One O'Clock Jump; Take The "A" Train; Sing, Sing, Sing; In The Mood; Downhearted Blues; God Bless The Child; Saturday Night; Taking A Chance On Love/I'm In The ...
A Love Like Ours (1999)
Barbra Streisand's marriage to actor James Brolin inspired her to record an album of uplifting love songs that is her best work since THE BROADWAY ALBUM. "I've Dreamed of You" is a touching ballad inspired by a Norwegian instrumental, and ...