At the Corner of Broadway + Soul

At the Corner of Broadway + Soul

by Billy Porter
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
Label:
Ghostlight
UPC:
0791558330021
catalogNumber:
83300

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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
James Sampliner   Arranger,Composer,Director,Orchestration

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