All the Man You Need

All the Man You Need

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by Will Downing
     
 

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All the Man You Need was hailed as Will Downing's return to R&B music. Though after a listen, there isn't a huge difference between this album and his R&B/smooth jazz-oriented recordings of the mid- to late '90s; which isn't a bad thing. Though the beats may hit a little harder and there's more adherence to R&B ballad song structure, the focus is still on…  See more details below

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All the Man You Need was hailed as Will Downing's return to R&B music. Though after a listen, there isn't a huge difference between this album and his R&B/smooth jazz-oriented recordings of the mid- to late '90s; which isn't a bad thing. Though the beats may hit a little harder and there's more adherence to R&B ballad song structure, the focus is still on Downing's warm baritone vocals, soothing production, and good songs. The singer makes fine use of a soaring sample from Noel Pointer's cover of Stevie Wonder's "Superwoman" on the breezy "Share My World." Other highlights are "Real Soon," the Downing/Chante Moore duet "When You Need Me," the snappy, ultra jazzy "Tired Melody," a string-laced cover of Bill Withers' "Grandma's Hands," and the smooth, skirting title track. Fans of Will Downing and adult-oriented R&B music will be thoroughly pleased.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/2000
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0601215788129
catalogNumber:
157881

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Performance Credits

Will Downing   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chanté Moore   Track Performer
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Kevin Deane   Keyboards
Hubert Eaves   Bass
Doc Gibbs   Percussion
Larry Gold   Cello,Conductor
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Dave Metcen   Bass
Renee Neufville   Background Vocals
Pino Palladino   Bass
Nicholas Payton   Trumpet
James Poyser   Keyboards,Tambourine
Antoinette Roberson   Background Vocals
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Nunzio Signore   Guitar
Rohn Lawrence   Guitar
Greg Skaff   Guitar
Benjamin Love   Keyboards
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Igor Szwec   Violin
Nathaniel Townsley   Drums
Nneka   Background Vocals
Eric Roberson   Background Vocals
Dymon   Background Vocals
Charles Parker   Violin

Technical Credits

Will Downing   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Deane   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Alec Head   Engineer
Ed King   Programming,Engineer
Kedar Massenburg   Executive Producer
James Poyser   Programming,Producer
Rex Rideout   Programming,Producer
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Dwayne Bastiany   Producer,drum programming
Jim Bottari   Engineer
Matt Kane   Engineer

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