Legacy

Legacy

by Michael Callen
     
 
The 30 tracks on this two-CD masterpiece indeed do justice to the legacy of a rare human being and dynamic musical talent. A psychedelic trip through the rainbow-colored imagination of Michael Callen, Legacy explores just about every one of his moods, personalities, and musical passions, leaving no genre unturned. In such a world, the

Overview

The 30 tracks on this two-CD masterpiece indeed do justice to the legacy of a rare human being and dynamic musical talent. A psychedelic trip through the rainbow-colored imagination of Michael Callen, Legacy explores just about every one of his moods, personalities, and musical passions, leaving no genre unturned. In such a world, the angry-yet-compassionate pop
ocker "We've Had Enough" segues logically into the low camp tango of "Grade B Movie," and then into the cocktail jazz of "All Over." Callen also took the opportunity to cover some of his all-time favorite songs, including "Warm as the Wind" (with David Lasley), "If I Love Again" (with Fred Hersch), "Glitter and Be Gay" (from Candide), and Chaplin's "Smile." Callen's last recording with the Flirtations, "Sometimes Not Often Enough," is also here. Outstanding tracks include the huge pop ballad "Love Worth Fighting For," the bouncy reggae "Redefine the Family," the exceptional human rights anthem "Now," and the R&B classic "Better in the Moonlight" that sports hot horn charts. Tom Robinson (of Glad to Be Gay fame) guests on the hilarious duet "Two Men Dance the Tango." Glorious, generous, and full of goodness, love, and light, there is plenty for radio programmers to pick from here. Perhaps the musical legacy of Callen is best summed up in the words from another fine song from the album, "Wish I Had a Dime": "I'm still a dreamer/But now dreams don't catch me unaware/And I still have dreams to share" or, from his own self-penned classic, "Life don't always go the way we planned/Sometimes we have to take a stand/But if you stumble you can take my hand/And feel the healing power of love." A magnificent listening experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/1996
Label:
Significant Other
UPC:
0600896095120
catalogNumber:
951
Rank:
162393

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Love Worth Fighting For
  2. Redefine the Family
  3. Better in the Moonlight
  4. 6:30 Sunday Morning/Right as the Rain
  5. Now
  6. Two Men Dance the Tango
  7. Glitter and Be Gay
  8. My Imagination
  9. Crazy World
  10. We've Had Enough
  11. No No
  12. Grade B Movie
  13. Warm as the Wind
  14. Kerosene Lantern
  15. Sometimes Not Often Enough

Disc 2

  1. They Are Falling All Around Me
  2. Wish I Had a Dime
  3. Yes I'll Take My Chances
  4. Nothing Lasts Forever
  5. See Here
  6. The Healing Power of Love
  7. Round About
  8. Street of Dreams
  9. Mother, Mother
  10. Do Not Turn Away
  11. One More Lullaby
  12. Goodbye
  13. Smile
  14. Sacred

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Callen   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Elliot Pilshaw   Background Vocals
Tret Fure   Vocals,Track Performer
Holly Near   Vocals,Track Performer
Tom Robinson   Track Performer
Cris Williamson   Vocals,Track Performer
Fred Hersch   Piano
David Lasley   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Oren Bloedow   Bass
John Bucchino   Organ,Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Keith Christopher   Background Vocals
Jesse Hultberg   Background Vocals
Jon Arterton   Background Vocals
Pamela Brandt   Bass,Background Vocals
Allan Chase   Alto Saxophone
Tom Coppola   Piano
Robert DeBellis   Baritone Saxophone
Joel Derouin   Strings
Dave Douglas   Trumpet
Richard Dworkin   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Stefanie Fife   Strings
Aurelio Font   Background Vocals,Spanish Vocals
Joel Forrester   Piano
Rachelle Garniez   Background Vocals
Diana Grasselli   Background Vocals
Jim Hartog   Baritone Saxophone
Kato Hideki   Bass
Dave Hofstra   Bass,Tuba
Phillip Johnston   Alto Saxophone
Vanessa Kibbe   Strings
T.J. Myers   Background Vocals
Adam Rogers   Guitar
Larry Saltzman   Guitar
Steve Swell   Trombone
Cliff Townsend   Background Vocals
Gene Van Burne   Vocals,Background Vocals
Greg Wells   Strings,Track Performer
John West   Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Tomas Ulrich   Cello
Novi Novog   Strings
Steve Sandberg   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Track Performer
Jeff Krassner   Background Vocals
Joe Ruddick   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ
Jim Leff   Trombone
Jimmy Rutland   Background Vocals
Darryl "Floyd" Williams   Background Vocals
Marsha Malamet   Piano,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Janet Cleary   Guitar
Elliot Sokolov   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Paul Shapiro   Saxophone
Tom Hannan   Background Vocals
Karen Ziegler   Vocals,Background Vocals
Randa McNamara   Background Vocals
David Driver   Background Vocals
Robert Lopez   Background Vocals
Ron Gonzales   Guitar

Technical Credits

Michael Callen   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Holly Near   Liner Notes
Jon Arterton   Liner Notes
David Benoit   Arranger
Pamela Brandt   Liner Notes
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Don Christensen   Engineer
Richard Dworkin   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Rachelle Garniez   Horn Arrangements
Phillip Johnston   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Fred Kevorkian   Engineer
Mike Krowiak   Engineer
Tom Miller   Liner Notes
Ann Pope   Engineer
Jon Rosenberg   Engineer
Tom Spahn   Engineer
Cliff Townsend   Arranger,Programming
Greg Wells   Arranger,Programming,Engineer,String Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements
Dante de Sole   Engineer
Bill Emmons   Engineer
Mike Fennel   Engineer
Steve Sandberg   Arranger,Programming
John Turner   Composer
Denise McGrath   Engineer
Tom Doty   Engineer
Joe Ruddick   Arranger
Tim Miller   Liner Notes
Marsha Malamet   Arranger,Programming
Elliot Sokolov   Programming
Jo Smith   Engineer
Daniel Summer   Engineer
Jon Marshall Smith   Engineer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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