I Remember Me

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Jennifer Hudson's debut was not a flop, not by 2008 standards. It went gold and, thanks to being nominated alongside a mostly undeserving set of contemporaries, took the 2009 Grammy for Best R&B Album. However, a considerable amount of ill-suited material combined with obstructive guest appearances made it something of a misfire. If the album was truly worthy of a Grammy, I Remember Me better run the ceremony's R&B table in 2012. There is no lightweight pop, no beatbox-based Timbaland beats, no audible Auto-Tune -- no messing around. Even the adult contemporary material -- the songs that function strictly as a platform for Hudson's powerhouse vocals -- packs more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Jennifer Hudson's debut was not a flop, not by 2008 standards. It went gold and, thanks to being nominated alongside a mostly undeserving set of contemporaries, took the 2009 Grammy for Best R&B Album. However, a considerable amount of ill-suited material combined with obstructive guest appearances made it something of a misfire. If the album was truly worthy of a Grammy, I Remember Me better run the ceremony's R&B table in 2012. There is no lightweight pop, no beatbox-based Timbaland beats, no audible Auto-Tune -- no messing around. Even the adult contemporary material -- the songs that function strictly as a platform for Hudson's powerhouse vocals -- packs more punch. Most of the songwriters and producers who return from the debut, namely StarGate, Ne-Yo, and Harvey Mason, contribute positively here. The shrewdest move was involving Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, and Salaam Remi. "Angel," a euphoric testimonial written by Keys and co-produced by Keys and Swizz, sounds like it could have been made for Teena Marie, recalling "I Need Your Lovin'" while switching between tapping snares and a smacking four-four beat. Keys and Swizz also team on "Everybody Needs Love," a hard disco throwback that is 80 percent slip-and-slide drums with a gorgeous, prancing chorus. On "Don't Look Down," Keys and Remi (with Swizz handling the programmed drums) provide a boisterous and uplifting backdrop for one of Hudson's most gospel-rooted performances. Remi also produces a bold interpretation of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's "Feeling Good" that surpasses every vocal version not recorded by Nina Simone. Another welcome alliance comes from R. Kelly, whose "Where You At" (produced with Mason) is the type of song on which Hudson thrives most -- the album's own "And I Am Telling You," confident but scorned and on the brink of bugging out. At their best, Hudson and her collaborators provide the kind of mature R&B that is not felt merely in the mind, throat, chest, or hips but the entire body.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 886976081928
  • Catalog Number: 760819
  • Sales rank: 3,140

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No One Gonna Love You (3:48)
  2. 2 I Got This (3:22)
  3. 3 Where You At (3:47)
  4. 4 Angel (3:29)
  5. 5 I Remember Me (4:10)
  6. 6 Gone (3:38)
  7. 7 Everybody Needs Love (3:14)
  8. 8 Why Is It So Hard (3:46)
  9. 9 Don't Look Down (3:23)
  10. 10 Still Here (3:41)
  11. 11 Feeling Good (2:16)
  12. 12 Believe (4:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jennifer Hudson Primary Artist
Vincent Henry Guitar, Horn
Bruce Purse Bass, Trumpet
Nathan East Bass
Donnie Lyle Guitar
Salaam Remi Bass, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Wolf Drums
Francisco Salazar Strings
Harvey Mason Jr. Keyboards
Kevin Randolph Piano
Andrew Hey Guitar
Swizz Beatz Drums
Tavia Ivey Background Vocals
Steve Mostyn Bass Guitar
Alicia Keys Piano, Keyboards
Rodney East Keyboards
Teddy Campbell Drums
Ryan Tedder Synthesizer, Piano, Drums
Freddie Hendrix Horn Section
Kamaljit Bhamra Watson Strings
Kay Ta Matsuno Guitar
Lake View Terrace Voices Of Praise Choir, Chorus
Cristyle Johnson Background Vocals
Lance Tolbert Bass
Jeff Gitelman Electric Guitar
Lamar "Mars" Edwards Organ
Dave Watson Horn Section
Chops Horns Horn Section
Hernst Bellevue Keyboards
Damien "Dammo" Farmer Bass
Alexsandr Nazaryan Strings
Yuri Agranovsky Strings
Yaacov Gluzman Strings
Sabina Torosjan Strings
Nikolov Stanislav Strings
Marina Fleyshman Strings
Len Sluetsky Strings
Jonathan Aarons Horn Section
Eduard Gulkarov Strings
Technical Credits
R. Kelly Arranger, Composer, Producer
Clive Davis Producer
Ronnie Dunn Composer
Larry Jackson Producer
Kenny Mason Director
Salaam Remi Composer, Producer, drum programming
Diane Warren Composer
Craig Wiseman Composer
Mike Boris Producer
Stargate Producer
Onree Gill String Arrangements
Harvey Mason Jr. Producer, Vocal Producer
Abel Garibaldi Engineer
Andrew Hey Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Ann Mincieli Engineer
Swizz Beatz Producer, drum programming
Jamal Jones Composer
Ian Mereness Engineer
Noel Zancanella Engineer, drum programming, Additional Production
Rich Harrison Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Danny D. Management
Alicia Keys Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Kasseem Dean Composer
Dabling Harward Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Ryan Tedder Composer, Producer, drum programming
Shaffer Smith Composer
Ne-Yo Producer
Miles Walker Engineer
Tim Blacksmith Management
Gleyder "Gee" Disla Engineer
Hit Boy Producer
Chuck Harmony Producer, Instrumentation
Matt Aslanian Engineer
Tor Erik Hermansen Composer, Instrumentation
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Charles Harmon Composer
Dave Kutch Mastering
Stephen Coleman String Arrangements
Cristyle Johnson Composer
Mike "TrakGuru" Johnson Engineer
Jeremy Stevenson Engineer
Esther Dean Composer
Polow da Don Producer
Hernst Bellevue Programming
Mikkel S. Eriksen Composer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Sum-Mei Luk Licensing
Sharon Ehrlich Creation
Mats Lie Skåre Composer, Instrumentation
Kathy Love Creation
Danielle Korn Licensing
Daniel Rodriguez Creation
Damien Smith Management
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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This CD has proven that this girl is talented. Through all the trials and tribulation Jennifer has managed to keep it together and put out a beautiful collection of songs. Jennifer you go girl!!!!! I love this CD. god bless.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    Highly Recommedded

    Can't wait to get my copy! Through it all she is still standing and her talents have matured! Way to go Jennifer!!

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