Just Family/Bad for Me

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Neither 1977's Just Family nor 1979's Bad for Me, the two albums combined for this Collectables release, can be considered Dee Dee Bridgewater's best work, but fans of mature, mid- to late-'70s R&B should find them moderately appealing. Though Bridgewater wouldn't really hit her stride until her return to jazz in the '90s, she was more than competent when it came to fitting in with the likes of Phyllis Hyman, Patrice Rushen, Minnie Riperton, and Patti Austin. Confoundingly, her only two chart hits -- the title tracks -- are contained here, while "Children Are the Spirit (Of the World)," "Sweet Rain," "Open Up Your Eyes," and "Don't Say It (If You Don't Mean It)" would ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Neither 1977's Just Family nor 1979's Bad for Me, the two albums combined for this Collectables release, can be considered Dee Dee Bridgewater's best work, but fans of mature, mid- to late-'70s R&B should find them moderately appealing. Though Bridgewater wouldn't really hit her stride until her return to jazz in the '90s, she was more than competent when it came to fitting in with the likes of Phyllis Hyman, Patrice Rushen, Minnie Riperton, and Patti Austin. Confoundingly, her only two chart hits -- the title tracks -- are contained here, while "Children Are the Spirit (Of the World)," "Sweet Rain," "Open Up Your Eyes," and "Don't Say It (If You Don't Mean It)" would have to be included on an anthology of her first five albums. Just Family and Bad for Me would have benefited from a track or two with the contagious energy heard on her version of Allen Toussaint's "It Ain't Easy" (found on her self-titled 1976 album for Atlantic), along with a couple sweeter ballads.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2005
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431780220
  • Catalog Number: 7802
  • Sales rank: 123,486

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dee Dee Bridgewater Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
George Duke Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocals, Prophet Synthesizer, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Ronnie Foster Keyboards
Bobby Lyle Keyboards, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, Mini Moog, Piano (Grand)
Bobby Bryant Trumpet
Fred Jackson Baritone Saxophone
Roland Bautista Guitar
Ray Gomez Guitar
Scarlet Rivera Violin
David T. Walker Guitar
Airto Moreira Percussion
Murray Adler Strings, Concert Master
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Stanley Clarke Bass, Bass Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Lynn Davis Vocals
Carolyn Dennis Background Vocals
Larry Dunn fender rhodes
Sheila Escovedo Percussion
Norman Farrington Drums
Frederick Seykora Strings
James Getzoff Strings
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Pamela Goldsmith Strings
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jose James Vocals
Alphonso Johnson Bass, Bass Guitar
Robert Konrad Strings
William Kurash Strings
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass, Bass Guitar
Janet Lakatos Strings
Ricky Lawson Drums, Syndrum
Rahm Lee Trumpet
Marvin Limonick Strings
Becky Lopez Background Vocals
Joy Lyle Strings
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Byron Miller Bass
Carole Mukogawa Strings
Richard Perissi French Horn
Greg Phillinganes fender rhodes
Petsye Powell Background Vocals
Maurice Spears Bass Trombone
Gayle Levant Strings
Lawrence Williams Tenor Saxophone
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Judy Perettt Strings
Kenny Wilde Bass
George Bohanon Trombone
Robert L. Adock Strings
Jorge G. DeBarrio Strings
Louis Sattersfield Trombone
Robert "Pops" Popwell Bass
Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
George Duke Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestration, Audio Production
Ronnie Foster Composer
Michael Franks Composer
Quincy Jones Composer
Bobby Lyle Composer
Ray Gomez Composer
Gene McDaniels Composer
William Allen Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
John Barnes Composer
Sharon Barnes Composer
Dee Dee Bridgewater Composer, Liner Notes
Charles Veal Composer
Stanley Clarke Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Richard Duncan Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Michael Small Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Deborah Thomas Composer
Ron Coro Art Direction
Roxanne Seeman Composer
Raye Styles Composer
Gilbert Moses Composer
Johnny Lee Art Direction
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