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G-Spot

G-Spot

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by Gerald LeVert
     
 

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This modern R&B stalwart has always offered the perfect blend of dreamy old-school soul textures; jangly, guitar-driven atmospheres; and slick, modern funk grooves. And oh, that voice -- mellow and sexy, seductive to the core. The best "come to beddy bye" tone since Barry White, and so steeped in that era. The vibe on "Too Much Room"

Overview

This modern R&B stalwart has always offered the perfect blend of dreamy old-school soul textures; jangly, guitar-driven atmospheres; and slick, modern funk grooves. And oh, that voice -- mellow and sexy, seductive to the core. The best "come to beddy bye" tone since Barry White, and so steeped in that era. The vibe on "Too Much Room" artfully merges all of those things and sounds like a modern twist on the O'Jays (where his dad, Eddie Levert, still holds court), but he gets a little ambitious with the sometimes-annoying scowl/screech of guest artist Mystical. "Since You Ain't Around" is all bedroom-eyes fun, his vocals almost a plea. "Wilding Me Out" has a sparse production (mostly just Fender Rhodes and a rhythm track) which allows for one of the clearest vocal tracks on the recording. Levert will hopefully educate some of his fans to the art of jazz with the inclusion of Roy Ayers' vibes on "Oh What a Night." Levert's scatting duet with Ayers is a highlight.

Editorial Reviews

Vibe - Jason King
Here Levert's updated his sound by recording in Philly with a live band. 1/2

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2002
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596279529
catalogNumber:
62795

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald LeVert   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Roy Ayers   Vibes,scat
Dunn Pearson   Conductor
Larry Abramovitz   Violin
Davis A. Barnett   Viola
Diane Barnett   Violin
Pablo Batista   Percussion
Daryl Burgee   drum overdubs
Scott Cannady   Bass
Larry Gold   Conductor
Doug Grigsby   Bass
Edwin Nicholas   Drums
Peter Nocella   Viola
Christine Reeves   Violin
Mystikal   Rap
Kathleen Thomas   Violin
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Charlene Kwas   Violin
Niles McKinney   Organ,Synthesizer,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Igor Szwec   Violin
Gregory Teperman   Violin
Mark Ward   Celli
Randall Bowland   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Aaron Draper   drum overdubs
Nina Cottman   Viola
Ruth Frazier   Viola
Tracey Booth   Background Vocals,Voices,Noise
Teresa Williams   Background Vocals
Derrick Hodge   Bass
Tommy Johnson   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Junius Bervine   Keyboards
Jeff Bradshaw   Trombone
Matt Cappy   Trumpet
Alexandra Leem   Viola
Lynne Beiler   Celli
Jennie Lorenzo   Celli
Chislaine Fleischmann   Violin
Paul Eaton   Guitar
Charles Parker   Violin

Technical Credits

Gerald LeVert   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Engineer
Dunn Pearson   String Arrangements
Jeff Chestek   Engineer
Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Dennis Williams   String Arrangements
Niles McKinney   Producer
Randall Bowland   Executive Producer
Ron A. Schaffer   Engineer
Carlos "Storm" Martinez   Engineer
Rob Wood   drum programming
Tommy Johnson   Vocal Arrangements

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