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Love Is Such a Funny Game

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
As the former co-lead singer of Con Funk Shun, Michael Cooper has become accustomed to success as an artist. With the release of his debut solo album, the results are no different. Love Is Such a Funny Game features a variety of rhythms. On November 4, 1987, Cooper released his debut single "To Prove My Love." Produced and written by Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, and Jay King, the dance single sailed its way up the Billboard R&B charts to the Number Three position. Cooper chants his way through the verse and displays his falsetto in the chorus and bridge, something he rarely did while with Con Funk Shun. Cooper then slows down the rhythm with "Dinner for Two." With its...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
As the former co-lead singer of Con Funk Shun, Michael Cooper has become accustomed to success as an artist. With the release of his debut solo album, the results are no different. Love Is Such a Funny Game features a variety of rhythms. On November 4, 1987, Cooper released his debut single "To Prove My Love." Produced and written by Denzil Foster, Thomas McElroy, and Jay King, the dance single sailed its way up the Billboard R&B charts to the Number Three position. Cooper chants his way through the verse and displays his falsetto in the chorus and bridge, something he rarely did while with Con Funk Shun. Cooper then slows down the rhythm with "Dinner for Two." With its thumping bassline, sax intro, and silky background vocals, Cooper is able to unwind vocally with his authoritative yet passionate tenor. Produced by bandmates Felton C. Pilate II, Ron Everette, and Cooper, the single peaked at number 24, but warranted a better outing. Other notable singles featured on the album are "Quickness," "Look Before You Leave," a remake of the Carole King classic "You've Got a Friend," and the title track. Overall, Cooper creates a new sound and image for himself, but manages to retain the appeal that made Con Funk Shun so popular.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075992565325
  • Catalog Number: 25653
  • Sales rank: 57,385

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Cooper Primary Artist, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
The Force M.D.'s Background Vocals
Carl Green Saxophone
David Agent Guitar, Keyboards
Michael Butera Saxophone
Jerry Ellis Background Vocals
Denzil Foster Keyboards, Background Vocals
Alexander Hill Keyboards
Thomas McElroy Keyboards
Patricia Nicholas Background Vocals
Lee Peters Background Vocals
Felton Pilot Background Vocals
Wayne Wallace Trombone, Keyboards
Pam Baker Background Vocals
Felton C. Pilate II Keyboards, Background Vocals
Frank Cooper Guitar, Keyboards
Rachael DeGroot Background Vocals
Jody Lawson Background Vocals
Tony Passarel Soprano Saxophone
Technical Credits
David Houston Engineer
Michael Cooper Arranger, Producer, drum programming, Art Direction
David Agent Arranger, Producer, drum programming
John Baccigaluppi Engineer
Denzil Foster Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Alexander Hill Arranger, Programming
Jay King Arranger, Producer
Thomas McElroy Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Felton Pilot Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Dale Ramsey Engineer
Wayne Wallace Contributor
Benjamin F. Wright Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Felton C. Pilate II Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Kim Champagne Art Direction
Gary Woltmon Engineer
Ron Everette Arranger, Producer
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