Let Them Talk

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Although hard bop/soul-jazz was the main focus of Davell Crawford's sophomore effort, The B-3 and Me, it would be a mistake to think that he plays jazz exclusively. In fact, gospel and classic New Orleans R&B were the main focus of his enjoyable debut album, Let Them Talk, which was recorded when Crawford was only 19. While Crawford was heard mainly as a Jimmy Smith-type jazz organist on The B-3 and Me, his piano and vocals are much more prominent on this likable CD. As an acoustic pianist, Crawford draws heavily on Professor Longhair and James Booker, and his passionate, full-bodied R&B singing on "You Game Me Love," "Something You Got" and "Still In Love" are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Although hard bop/soul-jazz was the main focus of Davell Crawford's sophomore effort, The B-3 and Me, it would be a mistake to think that he plays jazz exclusively. In fact, gospel and classic New Orleans R&B were the main focus of his enjoyable debut album, Let Them Talk, which was recorded when Crawford was only 19. While Crawford was heard mainly as a Jimmy Smith-type jazz organist on The B-3 and Me, his piano and vocals are much more prominent on this likable CD. As an acoustic pianist, Crawford draws heavily on Professor Longhair and James Booker, and his passionate, full-bodied R&B singing on "You Game Me Love," "Something You Got" and "Still In Love" are influenced by the great recordings that Fats Domino and Longhair made in the 1950s. Considering that most of Crawford's peers in the Black community were mainly into rap and urban contemporary in the mid-1990s, it's hard not to be impressed by his command of older African-American styles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/5/1995
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • UPC: 011661213944
  • Catalog Number: 2139

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Davell Crawford Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Hammond Organ, Vocals
Sugar Boy Crawford Vocals
Sammy Berfect Piano, Hammond Organ
Carl Blouin Baritone Saxophone
Herman V. Ernest III Drums
Fred Kemp Tenor Saxophone
Renard Poché Guitar
Wardell Quezergue Conductor
Chris Severin Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, 6-string Electric Bass
Alvin "Red" Taylor Tenor Saxophone
Alvin "Red" Tyler Tenor Saxophone
Erica Falls Background Vocals
Mark Mullins Trombone, Tenor Saxophone
Melaney Batiste Background Vocals
Charles Cockerham Drums, Tambourine
Charlie Miller Trumpet
Jabial Reed Background Vocals
John F. Kennedy Senior High School Choir Tambourine, Choir, Chorus
James "Sugarboy" Crawford Vocals
Technical Credits
Sammy Berfect Arranger
Scott Billington Producer
David Farrell Engineer
Rick Olivier Photo Coloring
Wardell Quezergue Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Kalamu Ya Salaam Liner Notes
Davell Crawford Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Tom Coyne Mastering
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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Great music on here!

    Davell's awesome voice and piano playing definitely are heard on 'Let Them Talk'. I absolutely love his fast piano playing. And, his voice is strong.

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