At the Corner of Broadway + Soul

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Billy Porter has a theatrical approach to singing, so it makes sense that he'd cut a live album called At the Corner of Broadway + Soul. He relies on originals written by himself working in conjunction with other writers as well as Broadway material from Stephen Sondheim and others. Porter's extroverted style imbues songs like "King of the World" from Songs for a New World with flair and passion, and, as the title to the album suggests, soul. He's joined by a boisterous group of female backup singers and a full band, creating a large sound. Porter's overall approach to this rather non-mainstream set list is, nonetheless, mainstream. His singing style wouldn't be out ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Billy Porter has a theatrical approach to singing, so it makes sense that he'd cut a live album called At the Corner of Broadway + Soul. He relies on originals written by himself working in conjunction with other writers as well as Broadway material from Stephen Sondheim and others. Porter's extroverted style imbues songs like "King of the World" from Songs for a New World with flair and passion, and, as the title to the album suggests, soul. He's joined by a boisterous group of female backup singers and a full band, creating a large sound. Porter's overall approach to this rather non-mainstream set list is, nonetheless, mainstream. His singing style wouldn't be out of place, in fact, on popular radio. Porter enjoys talking to his audience at length, holding forth on everything from how much he likes Sondheim to God's love to giving inspirational pep talks. At the Corner of Broadway + Soul is a long collection, with 20 selections and a 76-minute running time. For those interested in a mainstream approach to Broadway, Porter should fit the bill.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • Label: Ghostlight
  • UPC: 791558330021
  • Catalog Number: 83300
  • Sales rank: 116,730

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction (0:24)
  2. 2 Heaven (1:34)
  3. 3 Why We Sing (5:04)
  4. 4 Let It Sing (3:56)
  5. 5 "They Wrote It for Me..." (0:40)
  6. 6 Awaiting You (3:48)
  7. 7 King of the World (4:31)
  8. 8 And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going (1:57)
  9. 9 "A Sondheim Holiday..." (4:22)
  10. 10 Last Midnight (3:42)
  11. 11 Feel It to Heal It (4:26)
  12. 12 Use Me (3:54)
  13. 13 Tomorrow's Another Day (4:29)
  14. 14 Hell or High Water (4:04)
  15. 15 "I Know the Song, Ike..." (2:33)
  16. 16 World's Gon' Hav 2 Wait (6:28)
  17. 17 World's Gon' Hav 2 Wait (Reprise) (2:25)
  18. 18 Time (4:21)
  19. 19 Love Is on the Way (4:34)
  20. 20 I Need You Now (5:07)
  21. 21 Sunday (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Porter Primary Artist, Vocals
Marva Hicks Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Clancy Drums
Joseph Joubert Organ
Adriane Lenox Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Jim Hershman Guitar
La-Rita Gaskin Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Capathia Jenkins Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Michael McElroy Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Virginia Woodruff Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Terry Burrell Choir, Chorus, Soprano (Vocal)
Marty Thomas Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
Aisha Dehaas Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Alto (Vocal)
Christian Hebel Electric Violin
Eliseo Román Choir, Chorus, Tenor (Vocal)
James Sampliner Keyboards
John Clancy Drums
Konrad Adderly Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Stephen Sondheim Composer
Langston Hughes Text
Kirk Franklin Composer
Gary Haase Composer
Adam Guettel Composer
Billy Porter Arranger, Composer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Rodney Lee Composer
Buryl Red Producer, Audio Production
Smokie Norful Composer
Peter Zizzo Composer
Brian Steckler Composer
Denise Rich Composer
Tom Eyen Composer
Jeanine Tesori Composer
Ricky Ian Gordon Composer
George C. Wolfe Composer
Kurt Deutsch Executive Producer
Jonathan Duckett Engineer, Remixing, Mastering
James Sampliner Arranger, Composer, Director, Orchestration
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