Love Story

Love Story

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by Vivian Green
     
 

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Jumping on the neo-soul bandwagon of fellow Philly fillies Jill Scott and Jaguar Wright is newcomer Vivian Green. In fact, the pleasingly piped Green once sang backup for Scott, and the ingénue's engaging debut is sprinkled with a dash of her former boss lady's jazzy sassiness -- particularly the lead…  See more details below

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Jumping on the neo-soul bandwagon of fellow Philly fillies Jill Scott and Jaguar Wright is newcomer Vivian Green. In fact, the pleasingly piped Green once sang backup for Scott, and the ingénue's engaging debut is sprinkled with a dash of her former boss lady's jazzy sassiness -- particularly the lead single "Emotional Rollercoaster" and the empowering "Superwoman." Elsewhere, the sultry soprano shines on the piano-heavy, mid-tempo groove "What Is Love?" and the torch song "No Sittin' by the Phone." With sultry vocals that require minimal musical accompaniment and self-penned, girlfriend-ly lyrics, this fresh-faced vocalist will have an easy time being Green.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The neo-soul movement spearheaded by Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill that gave birth to Jill Scott extended to the likes of India.Arie, Nelly Furtado, and Alicia Keys, with no end in sight as, in typical major-label record company fashion, A&R people beat the bushes for every young woman of color who ever listened to an Aretha Franklin record as a child and thought, "Why not me?" Columbia Records didn't have to look too hard for Vivian Green, a Philadelphia native who was singing backup for Scott, to find yet another contender. Green is a likable enough singer with the usual romantic obsessions and a sense of generalized vocal embellishment. Her lyrics betray the influence of Scott in their wordiness, and a group of producers provide familiar instrumental beds to support those sentiments. But Green is at her best on the largely acoustic "No Sittin' By the Phone," which has a jazz feel and a real sense of romantic anguish.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/12/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998635722
catalogNumber:
86357

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Performance Credits

Vivian Green   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Davis A. Barnett   Viola
Diane Barnett   Violin
Timothy Day   Guitar
Jonathan Maron   Bass
Pino Palladino   Bass
James Poyser   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Lil John Roberts   Drums
David Schneider   Oboe
Anthony Bell   Keyboards
Francesco Romano   Guitar
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Charlene Kwas   Violin
Igor Szwec   Violin
Gregory Teperman   Violin
Eric Roberson   Background Vocals
Erik Sayles   Acoustic Guitar
Jamar Jones   Piano
Isaac Phillips   Guitar
Clayton Sears   Guitar
Damen Bennett   Flute
Thaddeus T. Tribbett   Bass
Chris Stevens   Trumpet
Oliver Gene Lake   Drums
Derrick Hodge   Bass
Junius Bervine   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jeff Bradshaw   Trombone
Eric Tribbett   Drums
Ben Kenney   Guitar
Alexandra Leem   Viola
Lynne Beiler   Cello
Omar Edwards   Organ
Jennie Lorenzo   Cello
George "Spanky" McCurdy   Drums
Tye Tribbett   Piano,Keyboards
Federico Gonzalez Peña   Keyboards
Stephen Groat   Bass
Wes Mingus   Guitar

Technical Credits

Timothy Day   Engineer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Vivian Green   Producer
Tony Prendatt   Engineer
Anthony Bell   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Eric Roberson   Engineer
Durrell Bottoms   Producer,Engineer
Alice Butts   Art Direction
Jamar Jones   Producer
Carlos "Storm" Martinez   Engineer
Osunlade   Producer,Instrumentation
Junius Bervine   Producer,String Arrangements,Instrumentation
Eric Tribbett   Producer
Ryan Moys   Engineer
Fred Kenney   Programming,Producer
Tye Tribbett   Producer,Instrumentation
Chauncey Childs   Executive Producer

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