Crucial

Crucial

by Ali
     
 
Despite a couple of unsure moments, Ali's debut album Crucial is an impressive effort from a contemporary soul singer determined to keep the spirit of classic soul alive. Throughout Crucial, Ali demonstrates an understanding of classic Al Green and Sam Cooke, but he's sensible enough to keep the beats

Overview

Despite a couple of unsure moments, Ali's debut album Crucial is an impressive effort from a contemporary soul singer determined to keep the spirit of classic soul alive. Throughout Crucial, Ali demonstrates an understanding of classic Al Green and Sam Cooke, but he's sensible enough to keep the beats fresh and funky, so it will appeal to a post-new jack generation. Even if he isn't able to pull off a completely successful record, the album remains an impressive debut, with the best moments, such as the single "Love Letters," proving that Ali is a fine, nuanced vocalist and a promising songwriter.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/1998
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731453948327
catalogNumber:
539483

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ali   Primary Artist,Vocals
Alan Ross   Guitar
Jacci McGhee   Background Vocals
Bob Brockman   Trumpet,Keyboards
Graham Hawthorne   Percussion,Drums
Dan Levine   Trombone
Peter Lord   Keyboards
Joe Mardin   Conductor
Audrey Martells   Background Vocals
Leslie Ming   Drums
Sandra Park   Strings,Violin
Troy Taylor   Background Vocals
Isaac Vere   Guitar
Tracy Wormworth   Bass
MACK Ninety Six   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Dexter Simmons   Keyboards
Teddy Kumpel   Guitar
Latasha Spencer   Background Vocals
DeLouie Avante   Background Vocals
Leslie Lemon   Bass
Sharon Yamada   Violin
Wayne Hector   Background Vocals
T-Bone Wolk   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Shapiro   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Alan Stepansky   Cello

Technical Credits

Family Stand   Producer
Edison Electric Band   Producer
Bob Brockman   Producer,Engineer
Earl Cohen   Engineer
Charles Farrar   Producer
Hiriam Hicks   Executive Producer
Joe Mardin   String Arrangements
Jay Mark   Engineer
Rob Mathes   Arranger
Peter Moshay   Engineer
Salaam Remi   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Troy Taylor   Producer
Richard Travali   Engineer
Gary Noble   Engineer
MACK Ninety Six   Engineer,drum programming
Dexter Simmons   Producer,Engineer
Judy Troilo   Art Direction
Ali   Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Alison Riley   Art Direction
Characters   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Wayne Hector   Vocal Arrangements
Colin Barlow   Executive Producer
Jackie Davidson   Executive Producer

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