Father and Son

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Father and Son is the first full-length collaboration between Gerald and Eddie LeVert, two singers who have sustained their popularity throughout the changing climate of soul and R&B for over two decades. Appropriately, the album falls into the middle ground between the heart-stopping, smooth soul of Eddie's group, the O'Jays, and the slicker, funkier LeVert, which featured Gerald. Largely produced by Gerald and his longtime associate Edwin "Tony" Nicholas -- with Eddie and Dwain Mitchell handling some of the funkiest numbers -- Father and Son showcases both of the vocalists to fine effect. Half of the album is devoted to sweeping ballads, like the single ...
See more details below
CD
$4.99
BN.com price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $2.99   
  • New (4) from $2.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Father and Son is the first full-length collaboration between Gerald and Eddie LeVert, two singers who have sustained their popularity throughout the changing climate of soul and R&B for over two decades. Appropriately, the album falls into the middle ground between the heart-stopping, smooth soul of Eddie's group, the O'Jays, and the slicker, funkier LeVert, which featured Gerald. Largely produced by Gerald and his longtime associate Edwin "Tony" Nicholas -- with Eddie and Dwain Mitchell handling some of the funkiest numbers -- Father and Son showcases both of the vocalists to fine effect. Half of the album is devoted to sweeping ballads, like the single "Already Missing You" and "Don't Make Me Beg." The other half is full of funk workouts, including a smouldering cover of the O'Jays' "You Got Your Hooks in Me" featuring Walter Williams, the singer of the original, on lead. What holds Father and Son together the most is the love and respect between Gerald and Eddie LeVert, which is evident by the way the two singers play off of each other. Most duos compete for the spotlight. Here, each vocalist lets the other shine.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/8/2009
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227981983
  • Catalog Number: 61859
  • Sales rank: 13,922

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Levert Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Gerald LeVert Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Gerald Albright Saxophone, Soloist
Edward Buddy Banks Drums, Keyboards
Vivian Barton Cello
Randy Bowland Guitar
Patricia Brown Violin
Glen Estrin French Horn
Jack Faith Flute
Ron Kerber Saxophone
Dwain Mitchell Drums, Keyboards
Jean Perrault Violin
Christine Reeves Violin
Melvin Sephus Background Vocals
Barbara Sonies Violin
David Spencer Background Vocals
Walter Williams Background Vocals
Eric Wright Background Vocals
Ruth Wright Viola
Sherena Wynn Background Vocals
Richard Schwartz French Horn
Dennis Williams Piano, Conductor
Bonnie Ayers Violin
Olga Konopelsky Violin
Emma Kummrow Violin
Mark Ward Cello
Robert Gale Trombone
Eric Grant Background Vocals
Nina Cottman Viola
Dave Anderson Electric Guitar
Joe Nero Percussion
Paul Rosenfeld French Horn
Helen Wedeen Violin
Douglas McNames Cello
Doug Grisby Bass Guitar
Bill Zaccagni Saxophone
Dave Spencer Rap
Edwin "Tony" Nicholas Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Davis Barnett Viola
Charles Parker Violin
Alan Rochlin Trumpet
Perry "P Funk" Gibson Background Vocals, Rap
Rick Kerber Trumpet
Robert Shuster Trumpet
Salvatore Scarpa Trombone
Walter Pfeil Harp
Gregory Tepperman Violin
Harry Midema Saxophone
Jay Malloy Trombone
Julian Presley Saxophone
Lawrence Abromovitz Violin
Mary Hoyt Violin
Phillip McClelland Trombone
Technical Credits
Gerald LeVert Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
John Anthony Engineer
Edward Buddy Banks Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Eddie Levert Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Dwain Mitchell Arranger, Producer
Ken Ross Recording Assistant
Melvin Sephus Producer
Arthur Stoppe Engineer
Mike Tarsia Engineer
Dennis Williams Arranger
Jim De Barros Art Direction
Ron A. Shaffer Engineer
Gordon Rice Engineer, Recording Assistant
Paul Smith Recording Assistant
Shereena Wynn Vocal Arrangements
Edwin "Tony" Nicholas Arranger, Composer, Producer
Perry "P Funk" Gibson Composer
Mark Dimartini Engineer
Melvins Sephus Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously