Rahsaan Patterson

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Greatly influenced by Stevie Wonder's recordings of the 1970s, young Rahsaan Patterson showed much promise on his self-titled debut album of 1997. While it's impossible to miss Wonder's considerable influence on slow- and medium-tempo offerings like "Tears Ago," "My Sweetheart," and "Spend the Night," the R&B singer/composer never comes across as a clone and sounds like he's intent on being his own man. One thing Patterson who was named after jazz innovator Rahsaan Roland Kirk won't be accused of is favoring style over substance -- when many of his contemporaries in the urban contemporary market were heavily into gimmickry, Patterson kept things honest and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Greatly influenced by Stevie Wonder's recordings of the 1970s, young Rahsaan Patterson showed much promise on his self-titled debut album of 1997. While it's impossible to miss Wonder's considerable influence on slow- and medium-tempo offerings like "Tears Ago," "My Sweetheart," and "Spend the Night," the R&B singer/composer never comes across as a clone and sounds like he's intent on being his own man. One thing Patterson who was named after jazz innovator Rahsaan Roland Kirk won't be accused of is favoring style over substance -- when many of his contemporaries in the urban contemporary market were heavily into gimmickry, Patterson kept things honest and straightforward on a disc that isn't breathtaking, but is heartfelt and satisfying.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/1997
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811155926
  • Catalog Number: 11559
  • Sales rank: 41,473

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stop By (5:55)
  2. 2 Spend the Night (4:52)
  3. 3 Where You Are (5:09)
  4. 4 So Fine (4:32)
  5. 5 Stay Awhile (5:09)
  6. 6 Come Over (4:49)
  7. 7 Can't We Wait a Minute (4:49)
  8. 8 Joy (2:52)
  9. 9 My Sweetheart (3:56)
  10. 10 One More Night (4:06)
  11. 11 Don't Wanna Lose It (4:33)
  12. 12 Tears Ago (5:02)
  13. 13 Ain't No Way (4:10)
  14. 14 Soul Free (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rahsaan Patterson Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Billy Preston Organ
Mike Campbell Guitar
Dinky Bingham Background Vocals
Christopher Bolden Keyboards
Rev. Dave Boruff Horn
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Darius Campo Strings, Violin
Alvin Chea Background Vocals
Larry Corbett Strings
Keith Crouch Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Multi Instruments, Claves
Joel Derouin Strings
Michael Fisher Percussion
Juliann French Strings, Violin
Basil Fung Guitar
Berj Garabedian Strings
Gary Grant Horn
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Carrie Holzman-Little Strings
Jamey Jaz Acoustic Guitar, Clavinet, Hand Clapping, fender rhodes
Peter Kent Violin
Mark Kibble Background Vocals
Armen Ksadjikian Strings
Robin Olson Strings, Violin
Simon Oswell Strings
Roy Dog Pennon Bass
Les Pierce Drums, Keyboards
Tim Pierce Guitar
Barbara Porter Strings
Sheldon Reynolds Guitar
Rachel Robinson Strings
Anatoly Rosinsky Strings, Violin
James Ross Viola
Tom Saviano Saxophone
Danny Seidenberg Viola
David Porter Thomas Background Vocals
Randy Waldman Conductor
Margaret Wooten Violin
Kevin Wyatt Bass, Background Vocals
Glenn McKinney Guitar, Sitar
Lua Crofts Background Vocals
Matt Eunes Strings
Jimmy Keegan Organ, Drums
Steve Madco Horn
Sachi Patitucci Strings
Andrew Picken Viola
Mikelyn Roderick Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Dorian Abney Hand Clapping
Bobby Watson Bass
Aaron McLain Guitar
Nora Payne Hand Clapping
Latina Webb Hand Clapping
Artheria Betties Hand Clapping
Paulette Waters Hand Clapping
Naimeh Heath Background Vocals
Valerie Bisharat Hand Clapping
Jay Douglas Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Dinky Bingham Producer, Engineer
Christopher Bolden Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Craig Burbidge Engineer
Keith Crouch Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Contributor, Vocal Arrangements
Jamey Jaz Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming, rhythm arrangement
Tom McCauley Engineer
Dave Pensado Engineer
Les Pierce Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Tom Saviano Horn Arrangements
David Porter Thomas Vocal Arrangements
John VanNest Engineer
Randy Waldman String Arrangements
Kevin Wyatt Vocal Arrangements
Rahsaan Patterson Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Craig Porteils Engineer
Ken Wilson Executive Producer
Madeline Randolph Executive Producer
Ira Schick Producer, Engineer
Tom Baker Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    UNDER RATED

    DO YOU REMEMBER THE LIL BLACK BOY ON KIDS INCORPORATED...WELL HERE HE IS ALL GROWN UP...HE HAS A GREAT VOICE...VOCAL RANGE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD...I THINK HE IS NOT GETTING HIS FAR SHARE...GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT SINGER.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An album that can be taken serious!

    I bought this CD 4 years ago and I still listen to it faithfully today. That's because this artist writes and deals with music that's about real issues in everyday human life. Your money will not be wasted if you purchase this album.

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