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Rachelle Ferrell
     

Rachelle Ferrell

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by Rachelle Ferrell
 
Rachelle Ferrell wore two hats in the 1990s: straight-ahead jazz singer and commercial R&B/pop singer along the lines of Anita Baker, Miki Howard, and Angela Bofill. Produced mostly by George Duke, this self-titled album is an example of her R&B/pop side. With this smooth, classy

Overview

Rachelle Ferrell wore two hats in the 1990s: straight-ahead jazz singer and commercial R&B/pop singer along the lines of Anita Baker, Miki Howard, and Angela Bofill. Produced mostly by George Duke, this self-titled album is an example of her R&B/pop side. With this smooth, classy effort, Manhattan/Capitol was obviously intent on appealing to the more adult-oriented tastes in the urban contemporary market. While artists like Mary J. Blige, Bell Biv DeVoe, Babyface, and Janet Jackson were making R&B relevant to hip-hoppers, Ferrell opted for maximum quiet storm appeal with this album. If you were buying a lot of Baker, Luther Vandross, and Freddie Jackson albums in the early '90s (along with some Grover Washington, Jr. and Joe Sample, perhaps), you were exactly the type of listener Manhattan/Capitol had in mind with sophisticated numbers like "It Only Took a Minute," "'Til You Come Back to Me," and "Sentimental." Most of the songs are appropriate vehicles for the Philadelphian's big, rich voice, but while this collection of mood music isn't bad, it isn't the gem that Ferrell had the ability to deliver. As pleasant and likable as much of the material is, one got the impression that she was capable of a lot more.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/1992
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0077779376926
catalogNumber:
93769
Rank:
37571

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rachelle Ferrell   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Strings,Horn,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Will Downing   Vocals,Track Performer
George Duke   Percussion,Piano,Strings,Drums,Horn,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Mini Moog
Mike Campbell   Guitar
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Conga
Barry J. Eastmond   Electric Piano
Kevin Eubanks   Guitar
Vernon D. Fails   Keyboards
Lynn Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Josie James   Background Vocals
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Lori Perry   Background Vocals
Carolyn Perry   Background Vocals
Darlene Perry   Background Vocals
Sharon Perry   Background Vocals
Michael J. Powell   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Tambourine
Carlos Rios   Guitar
Brian Simpson   Keyboards
Steve Thornton   Percussion
Turner   Bass
Kirk Whalum   Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Williams   Drums
Doug Nally   Cymbals,Drums
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass

Technical Credits

George Duke   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming
Rachelle Ferrell   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Paul D. Allen   drum programming
Carl Beatty   Engineer
Barry J. Eastmond   Producer
Mike Grace   Engineer
Alec Head   Engineer
Michael J. Powell   Arranger,Producer
Stan Wallace   Engineer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Doug Nally   rhythm arrangement
David I. II Ward   Engineer

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Rachelle Ferrell 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first heard Rachelle's music, I was in awe! Her voice is radiant and beautiful music to my ears. I couldn't believe the range and versatility she displays with her voice. Her music is very soothing. I became an avid fan immediately. I feel her voice and music are breathtaking, exceptional and unprecedented. I enjoy her concerts as well. I honestly have to say that her voice is Amazing. God has truly blessed her with a remarkable gift that I think everyone should experience the pleasure of listening to. I highly recommend her music to all!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a former radio announcer for a major public jazz station in the south. I had the pleasure of introducting this album to thousands. I found myself not only a messenger but a pupil and avid fan of her range and vocal beauty. Her voice ministers to the soul. ''I'm Waiting'', is warm, crisp, accurate, and is as a room filled with the aroma of spiced-apple potpourri on a cold winter's day! We love you Rachelle... D Caldwell (Former DJ, WJAB-FM 90.9 Huntsville, AL)
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I heard this voice it took over my thoughts. Never before could an album possess such presence.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love to hear her sing, she sings from her soul. The duet with Will Downing is beyond expression, it's sooo good! The entire album is wonderful!