Nothing Without You [CD & DVD] [Bonus Track]

Nothing Without You [CD & DVD] [Bonus Track]

by Smokie Norful
     
 

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Smokie Norful consolidated his status as one of gospel music's brightest hopes with his sophomore set, Nothing Without You, a surprisingly broad-based collection of contemporary and traditional gospel. Listeners who are suspicious of Norful trying a little of everything shouldn't be afraid. The musician, arranger, songwriter, and community activist proves immensely

Overview

Smokie Norful consolidated his status as one of gospel music's brightest hopes with his sophomore set, Nothing Without You, a surprisingly broad-based collection of contemporary and traditional gospel. Listeners who are suspicious of Norful trying a little of everything shouldn't be afraid. The musician, arranger, songwriter, and community activist proves immensely skilled at everything he attempts here, starting with the opener, a horn-driven blast of affirmation named "Power." Percy Bady's "Worthy" is another success, a rousing gospel-choir number with Norful leading the faithful while exhibiting as much fire and charisma as Donny Hathaway. Even when he moves into slower material, as on the traditional "I Know the Lord Will Make a Way" and the title track (featuring George Duke), Norful displays the same sure touch with his stirring, soulful tenor. There's only one nod to R&B, titled "Can't Nobody," but it's a success as well. [The CD/DVD version includes one bonus track.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Emi Gospel
UPC:
0094633875128
catalogNumber:
38751

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokie Norful   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
George Duke   Synthesizer
Ramsey Lewis   Piano
Rod McGaha   Horn
Ruben Alvarez   Percussion
Vanessa Bell Armstrong   Soloist,Guest Appearance
Percy Bady   Keyboards
Lloyd Barry   Horn
Tyrone Block   Background Vocals
Bobby Broom   Guitar
Cedric Caldwell   Musician
Victor Caldwell   Musician
Orbert Davis   Trumpet
Mark Douthit   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Eisen   Saxophone
Richard Gibbs   Hammond Organ
Carl Gorodetzky   Concert Master
Barry Green   Trombone
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Keith Henderson   Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Sam Levine   Saxophone
Kim McFarland   Background Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Doug Sarrett   Strings
Tommy Sims   Acoustic Guitar
Keith Taylor   Bass
Sharay Reed   Bass,Bass Guitar
Willis   Guitar
Faith Howard   Background Vocals,Alto (Vocal)
Maurice Fitzgerald   Bass
William Kilgore   Organ
Cynthia Pasley   Background Vocals
Juan Winans   Background Vocals
Jerard Woods   Background Vocals
Roy Agee   Horn
Kim Baker   Background Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Kevin Randolph   Keyboards
Myron Butler   Organ
LeAnne Palmore   Background Vocals
Jim Gray   Conductor
Melinda Doolittle   Background Vocals
DeJuan Williams   Guitar
Dremond Williams   Drums
Andrew L. Ward   Drums
Tim Mason   Piano
Terrence Marshall   Background Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Khari Parker   Drums
Michelle Pickett   Background Vocals
Michael Bereal   Piano
Vernard Burton   Background Vocals
Teddy Campbell   Drums
Kirk Tracy   Trombone
Ternae Jordan   Background Vocals
Mike Ripol   Acoustic Guitar
Moiba Mustapha   Background Vocals
Darcey Stewart   Background Vocals
Gloria Brand   Background Vocals
Antonio Dixon   Musician
Derrick Ray   Bass
Darrel Petties   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Tim Bailey   Organ,Hammond Organ
Marcus Finnie   Guitar
Monique Griffith   Background Vocals
Rachel Hockett   Background Vocals
Carya V. Holmes   Background Vocals,Alto (Vocal)
J.W. James Memorial A.M.E. Combined Choirs   Choir, Chorus
Carissima A. Joseph   Background Vocals
Antoinette Linton Gibesgus Lacy   Background Vocals
Bernard Long   Ambience
Willis Moffet   Guitar
Doug Mofitt   Saxophone
Myron & Levi   Background Vocals
Cyndy Paisley   Background Vocals
Lemajor Purnell   Ambience
Ira Dean   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Davis   Engineer
George Duke   Producer
Ramsey Lewis   Executive Producer
Ronn Huff   String Arrangements
Percy Bady   Arranger,Composer,Producer,drum programming
Lloyd Barry   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Cedric Caldwell   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Victor Caldwell   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Bryan Lenox   Engineer
Frayne Lewis   Producer
Mike Poole   Engineer
Tommy Sims   Producer
Larry Sturm   overdub engineer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Ken Pennell   Executive Producer
Marcelo Pennell   Engineer
Smokie Norful   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Producer
Matt Prock   Engineer
Kevin Randolph   Composer
Andy Selby   Programming,Engineer
Myron Butler   Composer,Producer
J.C. Monterrosa   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Darius Fentress   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Josiah "Chuks" Bell   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,Vocal Engineer
Antonio Dixon   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer
Alonzo Brown   Groomer
Dabung "Hobby Boy" Harward   Engineer

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