Mr. 3000

Mr. 3000

     
 

Although the soundtrack to Bernie Mac's baseball comedy Mr. 3000 might be a somewhat predictable mix of classic funk, disco, and soul hits, that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. In fact, the bulk of the album is just as good, if not better, than many compilations of these styles. Mr. 3000's beginning is particularly strong, with the triple threat of…  See more details below

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Although the soundtrack to Bernie Mac's baseball comedy Mr. 3000 might be a somewhat predictable mix of classic funk, disco, and soul hits, that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. In fact, the bulk of the album is just as good, if not better, than many compilations of these styles. Mr. 3000's beginning is particularly strong, with the triple threat of Earth, Wind & Fire's "Shining Star," Kool & the Gang's "Jungle Boogie," and McFadden & Whitehead's "Ain't No Stopping Us Now." But nearly every song on the soundtrack is a highlight, including Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," Joe Tex's "I Gotcha," and James Brown's "(Call Me) Super Bad." And even though Steve Lawrence's "The Best Is Yet to Come" is a pretty far cry from the rest of the soundtrack, its snazzy, optimistic feel makes it work with the rest of the album. Mr. 3000's lone new track, a Babyface-produced remake of "If You Don't Know Me by Now" by Calvin Richardson and Claudette Ortiz, doesn't touch the heights of the original, but few things can, and it's a decent, respectful cover. Still, the soundtrack's heart is in its vintage tracks. It might not be the most creative soundtrack, but Mr. 3000 still has a formidable batting average.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2004
Label:
Hollywood Records
UPC:
0720616247223
catalogNumber:
162472

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Babyface   Producer
James Brown   Composer
Luther Ingram   Composer
Kool & the Gang   Composer
Joe Tex   Composer
Maurice White   Composer
Cy Coleman   Composer
Lee Oskar   Composer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
Larry Dunn   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Ike Turner   Composer
Gene McFadden   Composer
Ed Townsend   Composer
Wayne Vaughn   Composer
Mark Rice   Composer
Pat Sullivan   Mastering
Roger Birnbaum   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Morris Dickerson   Composer
Bonnie Thompson   Composer
Sylvester Allen   Composer
Desirée Craig-Ramos   Direction
Glen Lajeski   Composer,Marketing
Jonathan Glickman   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jack Daniels   Composer

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