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Private Party
     

Private Party

by Freddie Jackson
 
Freddie Jackson was part of the sophisticated soul invasion of the '80s that included Anita Baker and Luther Vandross. But while Baker and Vandross followed platinum album with platinum album into the '90s, Jackson's own megahit streak -- which began with the Rock Me Tonight album -- didn't carry over into the next decade. He makes his Scotti Brothers debut

Overview

Freddie Jackson was part of the sophisticated soul invasion of the '80s that included Anita Baker and Luther Vandross. But while Baker and Vandross followed platinum album with platinum album into the '90s, Jackson's own megahit streak -- which began with the Rock Me Tonight album -- didn't carry over into the next decade. He makes his Scotti Brothers debut with Private Party, which includes the Top 25 R&B single "Rub Up Against You," produced by Gerald Levert and Tony Nicholas. For the bulk of the production of the album, Jackson is reunited with producer Barry J. Eastmond, who played a significant role on his platinum debut. Most of the material falls in the "let's shower together" category, though it must be pointed out that the content never goes into the overly graphic area of a lot of modern R&B. The second single, "(I Want To) Thank You," is a nice change of pace with its simple sentiment of appreciation. "I Tried My Best" tells of a fading love affair: "I tried my best to be a good friend/All of the kisses I used to know/Suddenly they've all turned cold." On the next track, Jackson is still suffering through the pain on "No One Else." But he's back on his feet with the midtempo "Lay Your Love on Me." "Teach Me" has one of Jackson's best performances ever. Yasha Barjona produces the elegant ballad "Once in a While," an appropriate album closer. Freddie Jackson's romantic balladeering is, for the most part, not the kind of material you would find at the top of the charts these days. And that's a shame.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/1995
Label:
Scotti Bros.
UPC:
0723927545729
catalogNumber:
75457

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Tracks

  1. Private Party
  2. Rub up Against You
  3. Love You All Over
  4. (I Want to) Thank You
  5. Your Lovin' (Is a Good Thang)
  6. I Tried My Best
  7. No One Else
  8. Lay Your Love on Me
  9. Teach Me
  10. Once in a While

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie Jackson   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Gerald LeVert   Background Vocals
Sharon Bryant   Background Vocals
Sue Ann Carwell   Background Vocals
Michael Christian   Background Vocals
B.J. Nelson   Background Vocals
Gordon Chambers   Background Vocals
Barry J. Eastmond   Organ
Zac Harmon   Bass,Keyboards
Curtis Rance King   Background Vocals
Herb Middleton   Keyboards
Edwin Nicholas   Drums,Keyboards
Angel Rogers   Background Vocals
Jolyon Skinner   Background Vocals
Christopher Troy   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Yasha Barjona   Background Vocals
Ayodji A. Coker   Saxophone
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman   Keyboards,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Freddie Jackson   Executive Producer
Gerald LeVert   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Barry J. Eastmond   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Zac Harmon   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Beau Huggins   Executive Producer
Herb Middleton   Arranger,drum programming
Edwin Nicholas   Arranger,Producer
Axel Niehaus   Engineer
Mark Partis   Engineer
Ron Schaffer   Engineer
Christopher Troy   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming
Stan Wallace   Engineer
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Engineer
Doug Haverty   Art Direction
Kevin Evans   Executive Producer
Stanley Wallace   Engineer
Yasha Barjona   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Louis Alford   Engineer
Tee Cee   Contributor,Vocal Arrangements
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman   Arranger,Producer,drum programming

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