Giving You the Best That I Got

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
The sizeable following that Anita Baker acquired with Rapture proved quite receptive to the only slightly less appealing Giving You the Best That I Got -- an album that's quite similar to its predecessors. Though not quite on a par with The Songstress or Rapture, Best is far superior to most of 1988's uninspired R&B releases. Instead of tampering with Rapture's consistently romantic and mellow soul/pop approach, Elektra brought back that album's producer, Michael J. Powell, and kept her at the top of the charts with such sleek yet earthy fare as "Just Because" whose harmonies bring to mind producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, but lack the hip-hop elements they're ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
The sizeable following that Anita Baker acquired with Rapture proved quite receptive to the only slightly less appealing Giving You the Best That I Got -- an album that's quite similar to its predecessors. Though not quite on a par with The Songstress or Rapture, Best is far superior to most of 1988's uninspired R&B releases. Instead of tampering with Rapture's consistently romantic and mellow soul/pop approach, Elektra brought back that album's producer, Michael J. Powell, and kept her at the top of the charts with such sleek yet earthy fare as "Just Because" whose harmonies bring to mind producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, but lack the hip-hop elements they're quick to employ, "Priceless," the haunting "Good Love," and the title song. Much of Baker's music has contained jazz overtones, but on the Brazilian-influenced, slightly bossa nova-ish "Good Enough," Sarah Vaughan's influence becomes even more apparent -- and indicates that she is making a tremendous mistake by not recording outright jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596082723
  • Catalog Number: 60827
  • Sales rank: 2,070

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Priceless (4:47)
  2. 2 Lead Me into Love (4:44)
  3. 3 Giving You the Best That I Got (4:18)
  4. 4 Good Love (5:38)
  5. 5 Rules (3:50)
  6. 6 Good Enough (4:47)
  7. 7 Just Because (5:09)
  8. 8 You Belong to Me (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anita Baker Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Gary Taylor Keyboards
Gerald Albright Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
George Duke Piano
Omar Hakim Drums
Bobby Lyle Piano
Perri Background Vocals
Herschel Boone Background Vocals
Rev. Dave Boruff Synthesizer, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Robbie Buchanan Synthesizer, Keyboards
Carl Carwell Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nathan East Bass, Bass Guitar
Angel Edwards Background Vocals
Vernon D. Fails Keyboards
Lynn Fiddmont Background Vocals
Lynne Fiddmont Background Vocals
Chuck Findley Trumpet
Roy Galloway Background Vocals
Sir Gant Piano
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Marva King Background Vocals
Donnie Lyle Guitar
Valerie Mayo Background Vocals
Kevin Moore Guitar
Patrick Moten Keyboards
Bruce Nazarian Synclavier
Lori Perry Background Vocals
Carol Perri Background Vocals
Darlene Perri Background Vocals
Laurie Perri Background Vocals
Sharon Perri Background Vocals
Pinkston Background Vocals
Michael J. Powell Guitar
David Spradley Keyboards
Joseph Vitarelli Claves, Synclavier
Neal Walker Keyboards
Fred White Background Vocals
Sonny Burke Keyboards
Peter "Ski" Schwartz Keyboards
Carl Corwell Background Vocals
Lori ? Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Anita Baker Arranger, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Bobby Lyle Contributor
Perri Vocal Arrangements
Rev. Dave Boruff Programming
Alex Brown Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Mike Brown Engineer
Robbie Buchanan Arranger, Programming, String Arrangements
Craig Burbidge Engineer
Milton Chan Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Fred Law Engineer
Valerie Mayo Contributor, Vocal Arrangements
Bruce Nazarian Programming, Engineer, Synclavier Programming
Barney Perkins Engineer
Carol Perri Arranger
Darlene Perri Arranger
Laurie Perri Arranger
Sharon Perri Arranger
Pinkston Arranger
Michael J. Powell Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Paul Riser Arranger, String Arrangements
Joseph Vitarelli Contributor
Warren Woods Engineer
Carol Bobolts Art Direction
Les D. Cooper Engineer
Randy Holland Composer
Elliott Peters Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Entertainer!

    Saw this woman in concert ... she is a class act nothing more to say! She does the damn thing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY ALL TIME FAVORITE

    ANITA BAKER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BEST FEMALE SINGER OF ALL TIME. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HER IN QUITE SOMETIME, SHE IS STILL IS #1 IN MY BOOK.

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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