My Everything

My Everything

by Helen Baylor
     
 

Powerhouse vocalist Helen Baylor mixes things up on My Everything. Baylor's rich R&B vocal stylings are in fine form as she embraces a diverse array of material. Opening with the praise & worship number "Lord, You're Holy," Baylor quickly gets down to business on "Harambee," a liberating duet with the always-soulful Bob Carlisle that takes its title from theSee more details below

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Powerhouse vocalist Helen Baylor mixes things up on My Everything. Baylor's rich R&B vocal stylings are in fine form as she embraces a diverse array of material. Opening with the praise & worship number "Lord, You're Holy," Baylor quickly gets down to business on "Harambee," a liberating duet with the always-soulful Bob Carlisle that takes its title from the Swahili word for "freedom" and is distinguished by its funky grooves and jazzy beats. "The Potter's Hand" showcases Baylor's marvelously nuanced vocal control, which conveys the full range of emotion bringing these beseeching lyrics alive. And her easy take on the classic "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" shows she's not afraid to put her stamp on a beloved standard. Baylor has been a treasure of the gospel field for years, and My Everything shows she's not slowing down now.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim A. Smith
Helen Baylor's 2002 release, My Everything, is the popular award-winning artist's first studio album in five years. Often compared to Roberta Flack because of her deep, rich vocal tones, Baylor delivers an album that carries more of a contemporary Christian music feel versus gospel, but true fans of this talented vocalist should enjoy it just the same. Included are heartfelt ballads such as "Outside These Walls" and "It's O.K. to Cry," along with the up-tempo rocker "Take It Up" and the urban-textured track "Harambee," the latter featuring Baylor and Mr. "Butterfly Kisses," Bob Carlisle. Her cover of the James Taylor pop classic "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" has its moments. But the real highlight of this project is Baylor's duet with the Winans' Marvin Winans on the soulful title track, "My Everything." Overall, just hearing Helen Baylor's voice is worth the price of admission.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2002
Label:
Brentwood
UPC:
0083061068226
catalogNumber:
10682
Rank:
175380

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Performance Credits

Helen Baylor   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Pat Coil   Synthesizer,Piano
Eric Darken   Percussion
Howard McCrary   Background Vocals
Mark Baldwin   Guitar,Overdubs
Bob Carlisle   Track Performer
Steve Brewster   Drums
Demetric Collins   Keyboards
David Davidson   Strings
Jim Hammerly   Piano
John Hammond   Drums
Michiko Hill   Organ,Piano,Mini Moog
Pewee Hill   Bass
Marabeth Jordan   Background Vocals
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Tony Maiden   Guitar,Keyboards
Blair Masters   Keyboards
Bill Maxwell   Drums,Timbales
Linda McCrary-Campbell   Background Vocals
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Lou Pardini   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Rose Stone   Background Vocals
Jackie Street   Bass
Chris Willis   Background Vocals
Marvin Winans   Track Performer
Felicia Sorensen   Background Vocals
Taylor Harris   Drum Loop
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Chris Kent   Bass
Kelli Williams   Background Vocals
Jan Harris   Background Vocals
Jerard Woods   Background Vocals
Suzanne Young   Background Vocals
Jesse Campbell   Background Vocals
Kurt Lykes   Background Vocals
Kent Hooper   Keyboards
Jovaun Woods   Background Vocals
Ken Lewis   Percussion
Nathan Young   Background Vocals
Debbie Selby   Background Vocals
Ali-Ollie Woodson   Background Vocals,Vocal Ad-Libs

Technical Credits

Helen Baylor   Vocal Arrangements
Mark Baldwin   Producer
Victor Caldwell   Engineer
Demetric Collins   Engineer
Chris Harris   Producer
Pewee Hill   Engineer
John Jaszcz   Engineer
Blair Masters   drum programming
Bill Maxwell   Producer
Lou Pardini   Engineer
Todd Robbins   overdub engineer
David Wagner   Overdub Assistant
George King   Executive Producer
Dean Diehl   Executive Producer
Kent Hooper   Programming,Engineer
Tim Parker   Graphic Design
Nathan Young   Vocal Arrangements

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