Invitation Only

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All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
Invitation Only is another typically tasteful and accomplished set of smooth jazz and urban R&B from Will Downing, who has recorded with a diverse set of musicians -- including Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler and the Yellowjackets -- in support. The album is divided between standards, quiet storm R&B and new contemporary R&B. While there are still a few slow spots on the record where the style takes precedent over the material, Invitation Only once again confirms that Will Downing has such a rich, deep talent that he should be a much bigger star than he is.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
Invitation Only is another typically tasteful and accomplished set of smooth jazz and urban R&B from Will Downing, who has recorded with a diverse set of musicians -- including Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler and the Yellowjackets -- in support. The album is divided between standards, quiet storm R&B and new contemporary R&B. While there are still a few slow spots on the record where the style takes precedent over the material, Invitation Only once again confirms that Will Downing has such a rich, deep talent that he should be a much bigger star than he is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/1997
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 731453635029
  • Catalog Number: 536350
  • Sales rank: 37,390

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Island (5:55)
  2. 2 All About You (4:33)
  3. 3 Angel (5:05)
  4. 4 I Don't Want to Lose You (6:32)
  5. 5 Eternal Love (5:17)
  6. 6 These Things (5:00)
  7. 7 If She Knew (4:28)
  8. 8 Personal (4:41)
  9. 9 If I Could (5:12)
  10. 10 Come to Me (5:14)
  11. 11 When Sunny Gets Blue (4:27)
  12. 12 Before We Say Goodbye (5:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Will Downing Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Gerald Albright Bass, Saxophone
Jonathan Butler Acoustic Guitar
Ronnie Foster Background Vocals, Multi Instruments
Yellowjackets Group, Track Performer
Norman Brown Electric Guitar
Art Porter Saxophone
Audrey Wheeler Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Michael Thompson Guitar
Mike Campbell Guitar
Jimmy Haslip Bass
Katreese Barnes Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Dave Carpenter Acoustic Bass
Luis Conte Percussion
James "D-Train" Williams Background Vocals
Russell Ferrante Piano
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Ronnie Garrett Bass, Background Vocals
James Genus Bass
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
William Kennedy Drums
Marva King Background Vocals
Maxayn Lewis Background Vocals
Peter Lord Keyboards
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Dave Metcen Bass
Marcus Miller Bass
Chieli Minucci Guitar
Cindy Mizelle Background Vocals
Rex Rideout Keyboards, fender rhodes
Antoinette Roberson Background Vocals
Ira Siegel Acoustic Guitar
Daryl Simmons Percussion, Keyboards
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Buddy Williams Drums
Jerry Brooks Bass
Rohn Lawrence Guitar
Dwight Thompson Background Vocals
Goodfellaz Background Vocals
MACK Ninety Six Drums, Keyboards
Binky Bryce Guitar
Leslie Lemon Bass
Daryl Garrett Percussion
Tanya Smith Vocals, Background Vocals
Jorge Del Barrio Conductor
Technical Credits
Will Downing Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Gerald Albright Contributor
Jonathan Butler Contributor
Ronnie Foster Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Norman Brown Contributor
Webster Lewis String Arrangements
The Family Stand Producer
Carl Beatty Engineer
Alex Bugnon Contributor
Greg Calbi Mastering
Chris Cameron String Arrangements
Bruce Carbone Executive Producer
Ronnie Garrett Producer
Ben Garrison Engineer
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Thom "TK" Kidd Engineer
Rex Rideout Arranger, Programming, Producer
Daryl Simmons Producer, drum programming
Richard Travali Engineer
Stan Wallace Engineer
Kirk Whalum Contributor
Jeffrey "Woody" Woodruff Engineer
Margery Greenspan Art Direction
MACK Ninety Six Engineer, drum programming
Sandra Monteparo Artwork
Aman Malik Engineer
Calvin Harris Engineer
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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    Highly recommended- a must have

    Every song offers you Something! From the first to the last song this CD has your attention. A DEFINITE MUST HAVE!!

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