Anything But Ordinary

Anything But Ordinary

by Patrice Rushen
     
 

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In the late 1970s and early to mid-'80s, Patrice Rushen was red hot. Anyone who was seriously into R&B at the time remembers hits like "Haven't You Heard," "Forget-Me-Nots" and "Never Gonna Give You Up." But by the end of the 1980s, the jazz pianist turned R&B singer was in trouble commercially. Switching from Elektra to Arista with 1987's Watch Out! proved toSee more details below

Overview

In the late 1970s and early to mid-'80s, Patrice Rushen was red hot. Anyone who was seriously into R&B at the time remembers hits like "Haven't You Heard," "Forget-Me-Nots" and "Never Gonna Give You Up." But by the end of the 1980s, the jazz pianist turned R&B singer was in trouble commercially. Switching from Elektra to Arista with 1987's Watch Out! proved to be a mistake, and it wasn't until 1994's Anything But Ordinary on the small Sin-Drome label that Rushen recorded again under her own name. Though this CD isn't in a class with Pizzazz or Posh, sleek R&B/pop tunes like "I Do," "My Heart, Your Heart" and "Tell Me" showed that the L.A. native could still hold her own as a singer, composer and producer. Rushen experiments with hip-hop influences on a few selections, but on the whole, the disc is quite similar to her Elektra output. While Anything didn't return Rushen to the top of the R&B charts, her more devoted fans were glad to see her back in the studio.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/1994
Label:
Sin-Drome Records
UPC:
0715776890327
catalogNumber:
8903

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patrice Rushen   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Soloist
Def Jef   Rap
Philip Bailey   Choir, Chorus
Sheena Easton   Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Saxophone,Soloist
Chanté Moore   Choir, Chorus
Alvino Bennett   Drums
Gary Bias   Saxophone,Soloist
Ray Brown   Trumpet
Alexandra Brown   Background Vocals
Stacy Campbell   Choir, Chorus
Carl Carlwell   Choir, Chorus
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Joey Diggs   Background Vocals
Kevin Dorsey   Choir, Chorus
Ray Fuller   Guitar
Roy Galloway   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jim Gilstrap   Choir, Chorus
Ray Griffin   Drums
Doc Powell   Guitar,Soloist
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Josie James   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Nigel Martinez   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Greg Moore   Guitar
Terral "Terry" Santiel   Percussion
Alfie Silas   Choir, Chorus
Wanda Vaughn   Choir, Chorus
Kirk Whalum   Saxophone,Soloist
Todd Grace   Sampling
Charles Mims   Vocals
Brannen Temple   Drums
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
Reggie C. Young   Trombone
Special Unit   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dawnn Lewis   Choir, Chorus
Larry Williams   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Patrice Rushen   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Terri Lyne Carrington   drum programming
F. Byron Clark   Engineer
Eric Hansen   Programming
Nigel Martinez   Arranger,Programming
Charles Mims   Producer,Vocal Producer
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Arranger,drum programming
Barbara J. Seese   Cover Design
Thomas Canny   Illustrations,Cover Illustration

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