Blue Condition

Blue Condition

by Bobby Caldwell
     
 

It's a tribute to Bobby Caldwell's consummate songwriting skills that his three original compositions -- including the previously recorded, melancholy would-be classic "Stuck on You" -- fit in perfectly alongside standards by the likes of Cole Porter and Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen<See more details below

Overview

It's a tribute to Bobby Caldwell's consummate songwriting skills that his three original compositions -- including the previously recorded, melancholy would-be classic "Stuck on You" -- fit in perfectly alongside standards by the likes of Cole Porter and Sammy Cahn/Jimmy Van Heusen on the very tradition-minded Blue Condition. Best known for easygoing R&B-flavored adult pop vocals, Caldwell reaches back and superimposes himself in front of lively big-band arrangements that recall classic Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Bobby Darin recordings. He never approaches those idols in terms of vocal distinction, but that doesn't seem to be his point. He's more reflecting upon his inspirations than trying to emulate them, rewarding longtime fans with the sort of artistry they suspected might exist all along. The uninitiated, however, might enjoy all the surrounding pleasantries and wonder why we need another guy out there doing classics when he clearly doesn't measure up to those standards vocally.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/1996
Label:
Sin-Drome Records
UPC:
0715776892529
catalogNumber:
8925
Rank:
10083

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Caldwell   Primary Artist
Pete Christlieb   Saxophone
John Patitucci   Bass
Tom Scott   Flute,Saxophone
Ray Pizzi   Woodwind
Bruce Dukov   Violin
Robert Adcock   Cello
Rich Berkeley   Trombone
Rev. Dave Boruff   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Robert Brosseau   Violin
Dennis Budimir   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Bunker   Vibes
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Andrea Byers   Violin
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Gene Cipriano   Woodwind
Mathew Cooker   Cello
Chuck Domanico   Bass
Charles Everett   Violin
Brandon Fields   Woodwind
Juliann French   Violin
Julie Gigante   Violin
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
John Guerin   Drums
Kathleen Lenski   Violin
Timothy May   Guitar
Lew McCreary   Trombone
Bruce Otto   Trombone
Claudia Parducci   Violin
Dean Parks   Guitar
Joel Peskin   Bass Clarinet,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Katia Popov   Violin
Barbara Porter   Violin
Emil Richards   Vibes
Kwihee Shambanari   Violin
Randy Waldman   Piano,Conductor
Evan Wilson   Viola
Ken Yerke   Violin
Slyde Hyde   Trombone
Dave Stone   Bass
Michael Ferril   Violin
Bob O'Donnell   Trumpet
Pat Burke   Vibes
Mark McMillan   Keyboards
Rebecca Barr   Violin
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Charlie Davis   Trumpet
Natalie Leggett   Violin
Bruce Babad   Alto Saxophone
Gary Bucher   Trombone
Joey Carano   Guitar
Joe Dyke   Trumpet
Suzanna Giordono   Viola
Kepics   Trumpet
Laura Kuennen-Poper   Viola
Doug Meuwsen   Trumpet
Dave Trigg   Trumpet
Tim Hall   Trombone
April West   Trombone
Lee Elderton   Alto Saxophone
Steve Dillard   Trumpet
Joseph Davis   Trumpet
Alex Iles   Trombone
Razdan Kuyumjian   Violin
Jimmy Romeo   Baritone Saxophone
Stan Sargeant   Bass
Michael Ramos   Viola

Technical Credits

Bobby Caldwell   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Paul Brown   Engineer
Joe Gastwirt   Mastering
Henry Grumpo Marx   Executive Producer
Richard McIntosh   Engineer
Randy Waldman   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,String Arrangements
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff   Engineer
Jasper Johal   Artwork
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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