Rachelle Ferrell

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/1992
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 077779376926
  • Catalog Number: 93769
  • Sales rank: 11,682

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rachelle Ferrell Primary Artist, 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 Jr. 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
Al 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BREATHTAKING AND REMARKABLE!!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Fantastic!!!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    The first time I heard this voice it took over my thoughts. Never before could an album possess such presence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    She is a vocal cherub! Who? Rachelle Baby.......

    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)

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