NBA at 50: A Musical Celebration

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All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
The NBA at 50: Musical Celebration is an odd selection of soul and urban R&B songs that don't necessarily have anthing to do with basketball -- they just happen to have been recorded during the last 25 years of the NBA's 50-year existence. As a urban R&B collection, it's actually fairly good, featuring classics by Marvin Gaye, Kurtis Blow, Kool & the Gang, Naughty by Nature, and Bobby Womack, plus new items by SWV, Take 6, Zhane, Vanessa Williams, Brian McKnight, and Crystal Waters. The newer songs tend to pale next to the more familiar material, but the album is generally entertaining, even if it is a bit long.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
The NBA at 50: Musical Celebration is an odd selection of soul and urban R&B songs that don't necessarily have anthing to do with basketball -- they just happen to have been recorded during the last 25 years of the NBA's 50-year existence. As a urban R&B collection, it's actually fairly good, featuring classics by Marvin Gaye, Kurtis Blow, Kool & the Gang, Naughty by Nature, and Bobby Womack, plus new items by SWV, Take 6, Zhane, Vanessa Williams, Brian McKnight, and Crystal Waters. The newer songs tend to pale next to the more familiar material, but the album is generally entertaining, even if it is a bit long.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/26/1996
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731453432246
  • Catalog Number: 534322

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Star Spangled Banner (3:00)
  2. 2 Slam Dunk (4:40)
  3. 3 1950, Minneapolis Lakers Vs. Fort Wayne Pistons (0:08)
  4. 4 Let the Good Times Roll (3:44)
  5. 5 Game 5, 1976 NBA Finals, Phoenix Suns Vs. Boston Celtics (Triple ...) (0:19)
  6. 6 This Magic Moment (3:11)
  7. 7 Say...If You Feel Alright (3:55)
  8. 8 I'll Take You There (3:59)
  9. 9 Basketball (3:55)
  10. 10 Game 7, 1960 NBA Finals, St Louis Hawks Vs, Boston Celtics (0:18)
  11. 11 Good Times (4:11)
  12. 12 Shotgun (3:27)
  13. 13 You Bring the Sunshine (4:31)
  14. 14 Hip Hop Hooray (4:22)
  15. 15 Wilt Chamberlain Scoring 100th Point, 1960, Philadelphia Warriors ... (0:45)
  16. 16 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Brian McKnight (2:52)
  17. 17 Giving You the Best That I Got (4:48)
  18. 18 Oh How the Years Go By - Vanessa Williams (5:07)
  19. 19 Game 6, 1996 NBA Finals, Chicago Bulls Vs. Seattle Supersonics, Bulls' (0:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kurtis Blow Track Performer
Naughty by Nature Track Performer
Take 6 Track Performer
Ada Dyer Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Marvin Gaye Track Performer
Kool & the Gang Track Performer
Gerald LeVert Track Performer
Vanessa Williams Track Performer
Bobby Womack Track Performer
Ricky Peterson Hammond Organ, Choir, Chorus
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone, Choir, Chorus, Track Performer
Audrey Wheeler Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Mike Campbell Guitar
Phil Madeira Hammond Organ
Brian McKnight Track Performer
SWV Track Performer
All-Star Drums, Electric Piano, Wurlitzer
Ronn Huff Conductor
Keith Thomas Synthesizer, Piano
Don Alias Percussion
Zhané Track Performer
Khalis Bayyan Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone
Robert "Kool" Bell Bass
Kysia Bostic Choir, Chorus
Randy Bowland Guitar
Bob Brockman Trumpet
Dean Brown Guitar
George "Funky" Brown Drums
Rocky Bryant Drums
Freddie Cash Bass Guitar
Steve Crawford Choir, Chorus
Crystal Waters Vocals, Track Performer
Babi Floyd Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Track Performer
Bernard Grobman Guitar
Eddie Levert Track Performer
Wayne Lindsey Keyboards
Jerry McPherson Guitar
Michael Mellett Choir, Chorus
Joey Miskulin Accordion
Cindy Mizelle Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Richard Patterson Bass
Gary Pigg Choir, Chorus
Cindy Richardson Choir, Chorus
Mike Scott Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Charles Smith Guitar
Dennis "D.T." Thomas Alto Saxophone
Denise Walls Choir, Chorus
Michael White Drums
Brooklyn Funk Essentials Horn
Wayman Tisdale Bass, Track Performer
Clifford Adams Trombone, Track Performer
Josh Roseman Trombone
Tabitha Fair Choir, Chorus
Bibi Green Choir, Chorus
Dan Needham Drums
Gina Thompson Background Vocals, Track Performer
Prof. T. Background Vocals
Billy Gaines Choir, Chorus
Fernando Harkless Saxophone
Carrie Harrington Background Vocals
Tony Nicholas Keyboards
Glenn Ellis Bass
Da'Dra Great House Choir, Chorus
George Pedergrass Choir, Chorus
Duganz Shaloni Rap
B Guitar, Drums
James "Big Jim" Wright Background Vocals
Anthony Burroughs Keyboards
Robert Johnson Choir, Chorus
Oji Keyboards
Paul Shapiro Saxophone
Chris Harris Choir, Chorus
Michael Black Choir, Chorus
Tim Davis Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Naughty by Nature Producer
Take 6 Producer
Gerald LeVert Producer
Ricky Peterson Arranger
David Sanborn Producer
Brian McKnight Producer
All-Star Producer
Ronn Huff Arranger, String Arrangements
Keith Thomas Arranger, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements, drum programming, Piano Programming
Khalis Bayyan Producer, Engineer
Bob Brockman Engineer, Horn Arrangements
Craig Burbidge Engineer
Bruce Carbone Executive Producer, Assistant Executive Producer
Joe Ferla Engineer
Robert Ford Jr. Producer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Mark Hammond drum programming
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jimmy Jam Producer
Ken Johnson Engineer
Mark Kibble Arranger
Terry Lewis Producer
Darren Lighty Producer
Angela Piva Engineer
Arthur Stoppe Engineer
Bill Whittington Engineer
Ramon Hervey II Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Album Concept
Nelson George Liner Notes
Mike Tarsia Engineer
J.B. Moore Producer
John Stafford Smith Composer
Dennis Williams String Arrangements
Tony Nicholas Producer, drum programming
Angelo Quaglia Engineer
Ian Boxill Engineer
Tsumoyu Kume Engineer
Otto D'Agnolo Engineer
Francis Scott Key Composer
Jon-John Robinson Producer
Anthony Nance drum programming
Kay Gee Producer
Oji Producer, drum programming
Tia Sinclair Executive Producer
Paul Shapiro Horn Arrangements
Chris Wood Engineer
Elliott Peters Engineer
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