Nothing Without You

Nothing Without You

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by Smokie Norful
     
 

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, songwriterSee more details below

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2004
Label:
Emi Gospel
UPC:
0724357779500
catalogNumber:
77795
Rank:
71120

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokie Norful   Primary Artist,Piano,Background Vocals
George Duke   Synthesizer
Rod McGaha   Horn
Percy Bady   Keyboards
Calvin Barnes   Background Vocals
Lloyd Barry   Conductor,Horn
Tyrone Block   Background Vocals
Mark Douthit   Tenor Saxophone
Richard Gibbs   Hammond Organ
Carl Gorodetzky   Concert Master
Barry Green   Trombone
Mike Haines   Trumpet
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Sam Levine   Saxophone
Doug Moffet   Baritone Saxophone
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Tony Russell   Bass
Tommy Sims   Acoustic Guitar
Keith Taylor   Bass
Sharay Reed   Bass Guitar
Willis   Guitar
Faith Howard   Background Vocals
Angela Primm   Background Vocals
Derrick Buckingham   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Cynthia Pasley   Background Vocals
Juan Winans   Background Vocals
Gabrielle West   Background Vocals
Jerard Woods   Background Vocals
Roy Agee   Horn
Myron Butler   Organ
LeAnne Palmore   Background Vocals
Jim Gray   Conductor
Melinda Doolittle   Background Vocals
Asaph Ward   Piano,Keyboards
Big Tim Bailey   Organ
Matthew Long   Ambience
DeJuan Williams   Guitar
Dremond Williams   Drums
Andrew L. Ward   Drums
Terrence Marshall   Background Vocals
Michelle Pickett   Background Vocals
Michael Bereal   Piano
Vernard Burton   Background Vocals
Teddy Campbell   Drums
Ternae Jordan   Background Vocals
Mike Ripol   Acoustic Guitar
Moiba Mustapha   Background Vocals
Darcey Stewart   Background Vocals
Gloria Brand   Background Vocals
Monique Griffith   Background Vocals
Rachel Hockett   Background Vocals
Carissima A. Joseph   Background Vocals
Antoinette Linton Gibesgus Lacy   Background Vocals
Bernard Long   Ambience
Doug Mofitt   Saxophone
Myron & Levi   Background Vocals
Cyndy Paisley   Background Vocals
Lemajor Purnell   Ambience
Derrick "Swol" Ray   Bass
Denise Rutledge   Background Vocals
Ira Dean   Drums

Technical Credits

Neil Young   overdub engineer
Michael Davis   Engineer
George Duke   Producer
Ronn Huff   String Arrangements
Percy Bady   Arranger,Composer,Producer,drum programming
Lloyd Barry   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Cedric Caldwell   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Victor Caldwell   Composer
Bryan Lenox   Engineer
Ken Love   Mastering
Mike Poole   Engineer
Tommy Sims   Producer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Lawrence Blackwell   Marketing
Ken Pennell   Executive Producer
Smokie Norful   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Producer
Andy Selby   Programming,Engineer
Myron Butler   Composer,Producer
Asaph Ward   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Josiah "Chuks" Bell   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,Vocal Engineer
Antonio Dixon   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Alonzo Brown   grooming

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