It Must Be Magic

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The last of Teena Marie's four albums for Motown, It Must Be Magic found the songstress continuing to do all of her own writing, producing, and arranging, with magnificent results. Irons in the Fire proved that she didn't need the input of a big-name producer in order to deliver first-class albums, and Marie provided additional evidence of that fact on an album that offered such gems as the playful "Square Biz" one of her biggest hits, and an early example of an R&B artist incorporating rap, the thought-provoking "Revolution" inspired by the assassination of John Lennon and filled with references to the Beatles, and the gritty title song. Marie has periodically shown a strong love of jazz, which is exactly what ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The last of Teena Marie's four albums for Motown, It Must Be Magic found the songstress continuing to do all of her own writing, producing, and arranging, with magnificent results. Irons in the Fire proved that she didn't need the input of a big-name producer in order to deliver first-class albums, and Marie provided additional evidence of that fact on an album that offered such gems as the playful "Square Biz" one of her biggest hits, and an early example of an R&B artist incorporating rap, the thought-provoking "Revolution" inspired by the assassination of John Lennon and filled with references to the Beatles, and the gritty title song. Marie has periodically shown a strong love of jazz, which is exactly what happens on the ballad "Yes Indeed" and the sexy "Portuguese Love." It Must Be Magic was Marie's highest-charting album in the pop market, and thanks to a largely black following, the gold-seller just missed topping the R&B charts. ~ Alex Henderson & William Ruhlmann
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/2002
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 044006498829
  • Catalog Number: 064988
  • Sales rank: 8,285

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Teena Marie Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Background Vocals
Rick James Background Vocals, Voices
Patrice Rushen Keyboards
The Temptations Background Vocals
Gerald Albright Saxophone, Tenor Flute
Bill Wolfer Synthesizer
Jill Jones Background Vocals
Oscar Alston Bass
Pattie Brooks Background Vocals
Arnell Carmichael Background Vocals
Darren Carmichael Background Vocals
Clifford J. Ervin Piccolo Trumpet
John Ervin Flute, Trombone
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Daniel LaMelle Saxophone, Soloist
Tom McDermott Guitar
Roy Poper Piccolo Trumpet
Jackie Ruffin Background Vocals
Rob Townsend Voices
Allen McGrier Synthesizer, Bass
Tony Brockert Voices, Vocal Percussion
Paul Hines Drums
Ginny Pallante Voices
Kenneth Scott Trumpet
Dierdre Joseph Background Vocals
Lloyd Lindroth Harp
Grant Taylor Voices
Eric Butler Trumpet
Technical Credits
Rick James Vocal Arrangements
Teena Marie Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Otis Williams Contributor
Bobby Brooks Engineer
Tom Flye Engineer
Melvin Franklin Contributor
Daniel LaMelle Horn Arrangements
Paul Riser String Arrangements
Harry Weinger Producer
Allen McGrier rhythm arrangement
A. Scott Galloway Liner Notes
Eddie Howard Jr. Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Johnny Lee Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LADY TEE FROM OPERA TO RAP

    I THINK THAT TEENA IS THE MOST GIFTED ARTIST. I HAVE BEEN A FAN SINCE DAY ONE OF HEARING HER VOICE, AND I AM WORKING AT TRYING TO BRING HER TO MY AREA MYSELF. THIS YOUNG LADY'S MUSIC TRANSCENDS AND REACHES PLACES IN MY SOUL.I KNOW IF YOU'VE NEVER HEARD HER BEFORE AND HEAR HER NOW THAT YOU WOULD THINK THAT THIS MUSIC WAS JUST RECORDED. I SAW HER IN ATLANTC CITY, NJ AND IT WAS MY FIRST TIME EVER, IT WAS SUCH AN AMAZING SHOW, SHE IS NOT IN OUR AREA THAT OFTEN, BUT I WILL TRY TO CHANGE THAT. BUY HER MUSIC YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. MOONGLOW,NJ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lady T your the best

    Teena your the best since the first time i heard your music i was hooked, i love you Tee

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