Hidden Hits, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Hidden Beach Recordings' Hidden Hits, Vol. 1 is a sampler of unsigned artists assembled by Steve McKeever's custom label, which was put on the map by the success of hip-hop
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eo-soul artist Jill Scott. The selections are typical of the mix of African-American styles the label has promoted during its short life. Hidden Beach's company goal is to find ways to make rap and hip-hop acceptable to an older demographic and thus more broadly popular by infusing or diluting it with elements of soul and smooth jazz. It's a reasonable enough charter, but the compilation and release of Hidden Hits, Vol. 1 no, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Hidden Beach Recordings' Hidden Hits, Vol. 1 is a sampler of unsigned artists assembled by Steve McKeever's custom label, which was put on the map by the success of hip-hop
ap
eo-soul artist Jill Scott. The selections are typical of the mix of African-American styles the label has promoted during its short life. Hidden Beach's company goal is to find ways to make rap and hip-hop acceptable to an older demographic and thus more broadly popular by infusing or diluting it with elements of soul and smooth jazz. It's a reasonable enough charter, but the compilation and release of Hidden Hits, Vol. 1 no, none of them are actually hits suggests that the company is hoping someone else -- radio, reviewers? -- will do its A&R work for it and help decide which of these unknown artists should be signed. Those who wish to take the bait are going to find that, not surprisingly, the compilers are better at identifying acceptable neo-soul performers like J.R. "I Choose You" and even the French-language act 7Destinee7 "C'Est Durs", who tend to come later in the sequencing, than rappers, who are mostly placed up front. Performers such as Critically Acclaimed & Kev Brown "Wallflower" and jaMal "Oh No," "Playa" offer little in the way of originality. Hidden Beach is attempting to find a market niche in the overlap of different styles, and when the label succeeds, it does so with a singular artist such as Scott. But sometimes there isn't as much overlap as the company executives would like to believe.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2003
  • Label: Hidden Beach
  • UPC: 827969034323
  • Catalog Number: 90343
  • Sales rank: 232,158

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Free - Myron (4:33)
  2. 2 Wonderful - Honore (3:47)
  3. 3 Goin' Fishin' - Tori Alamaze (3:22)
  4. 4 Wallflower - Critically Acclaimed (4:23)
  5. 5 Oh No (4:48)
  6. 6 He Don't (4:25)
  7. 7 Better (3:59)
  8. 8 Wonderful (Interlude) (0:32)
  9. 9 Running Away - Eileen Torres (4:10)
  10. 10 Playa (4:18)
  11. 11 Ain't No Time - Carmen Rodgers (4:40)
  12. 12 Life - Aquila (4:17)
  13. 13 Young World - Kev Brown (3:39)
  14. 14 I Ain't the One - Quinn (3:39)
  15. 15 C'est Durs - 7Destinee7 (5:46)
  16. 16 I Choose You - J.R. (4:07)
  17. 17 Wonderful (Outro) (1:08)
  18. 18 I Can't Get You Out of My Mind (4:02)
  19. 19 Wonderful and Special - J.R. (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Josh Collins Vocals
Rosie Gaines Vocals
Kipper Jones Vocals
Devora Johnson Keyboards
Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins Vocals
Eddie Cole & His Gang Background Vocals
Ruben Cruz Vocals
Myron Bass, Conga, Drums, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer
Spontaneous Background Vocals
Mike Phillips Saxophone
United Souls Background Vocals
Jamal Percussion, Vocals, fender rhodes
Kevin Arthur Bass
Geno "Junebugg" Young Keyboards, Background Vocals
Junius Bervine Keyboards
Jazdin Reddy Vocals
Kev Brown Background Vocals
7Destinee7 Vocals
Omar Rice Background Vocals
PJ Deburke Vocals
Josh Honigstock Percussion
Ashleigh Jefferson Background Vocals
Phillip Johnson Vocals
Terrance Martin Saxophone, Soloist
Amy Hatcher Background Vocals
Carmen Rodgers Vocals
Technical Credits
Kevin Brown Composer
Bobby Ross Avila Composer, Producer
Rosie Gaines Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Kipper Jones Composer, Producer
Steve McKeever Executive Producer, Art Direction
Billy Moss Vocal Producer
A. Harris Composer
Ruben Cruz Composer
Greg White Engineer
Thayod Ausar Producer, Engineer
Marlon Williams Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Kris Solem Mastering
Myron Producer
Spontaneous Producer, Engineer
Iz Producer
Clayton Sears Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
United Souls Producer
Jamal Producer
J. Collins Composer
Mike Parker Liner Notes, Art Direction, Administration
M. Davis Composer
J. McCoy Composer
Jazdin Reddy Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Kev Brown Composer, Producer, Engineer
Charles Whitfield Administration
Trek Life Producer, Engineer
Micah Chambers Goldberg Artwork, Cover Art, Storyline
PJ Deburke Composer
Jill Piano Administration
Myron Davis Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ernie Green Composer, Producer
Tori Alamaze Composer
Josh Honigstock Composer, Producer
Jazztone Producer
Phillip Johnson Composer, Producer
Terrance Martin Composer, Producer
Eileen Torres Composer
Chris Bell Engineer
Lee Hutson Jr. Composer
Carmen Rodgers Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
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