Now Do U Wanna Dance

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
The fifth album from the funk aggregate generated a smash hit with the title track, "Now Do-U-Wanta Dance." Paced by Larry Graham's rumbling bass and animated lead vocals, which feature the group leader on the vocorder, the synthesized funk track stayed on the Billboard R&B charts for ten weeks, peaking at number ten. The influence doo wop had on the bassist is revealed on songs like "Stomped Beat-Up and Whooped" and "Happ-E-2-C-U-A-Ginn." The former, paced by a rhythm track and Gail Muldrow's vocals, has a catchy hook phrase; it was the second single from the album to hit the Billboard R&B charts number 25, 11 weeks. The latter is an upbeat, joyous a cappella ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
The fifth album from the funk aggregate generated a smash hit with the title track, "Now Do-U-Wanta Dance." Paced by Larry Graham's rumbling bass and animated lead vocals, which feature the group leader on the vocorder, the synthesized funk track stayed on the Billboard R&B charts for ten weeks, peaking at number ten. The influence doo wop had on the bassist is revealed on songs like "Stomped Beat-Up and Whooped" and "Happ-E-2-C-U-A-Ginn." The former, paced by a rhythm track and Gail Muldrow's vocals, has a catchy hook phrase; it was the second single from the album to hit the Billboard R&B charts number 25, 11 weeks. The latter is an upbeat, joyous a cappella number groomed around a melodious arrangement, Graham's streetcorner ad libs, and the group's vocal exchanges. Larry Graham's musical talents are inviting. He gives his own rendition of the Al Green classic "Love and Happiness." Maintaining that soulful appeal, Graham injects his robust riffs and his own dose of funk throughout this album. Even when he tones down the funk, the relish always remains present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431774922
  • Catalog Number: 7749
  • Sales rank: 75,471

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graham Central Station Primary Artist
Larry Graham Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Talking Bass, Group Member
Gaylord Birch Drums, Vocals
Tina Graham Vocals
Max Haskett Horn
Hershall Kennedy Synthesizer, Trumpet, Keyboards, Vocals, Wind, Clavinet
Dennis Marcellino Horn
Jerry Martini Horn
Gail Muldrow Guitar, Vocals
Robert Sam Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
David Vega Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm
Technical Credits
Larry Graham Arranger, Composer, Producer, Concept, Cover Design
Tom Flye Engineer, Remixing
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Felix Stevenson Cover Art
Chris Becker Technical Crew
Linda Hennrick Lyric Transcription
Gerry Bakalian Technical Crew
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