Remix to Sing

Remix to Sing

by En Vogue
     
 
Combining classic and robust girl group harmonies with elements of high-tech funk and hip-hop, En Vogue has been one of the most distinctive and appealing R&B acts of the 1990s. One can make all kinds of comparisons -- the Shirelles, Martha & the Vandellas,

Overview

Combining classic and robust girl group harmonies with elements of high-tech funk and hip-hop, En Vogue has been one of the most distinctive and appealing R&B acts of the 1990s. One can make all kinds of comparisons -- the Shirelles, Martha & the Vandellas, Honey Cone, First Choice -- but there's no denying that En Vogue has a richly appealing sound all its own. The Oakland quartet had taken the R&B world by storm in 1991, when East West sought to cash in on the success of its debut album, Born to Sing, with this generally enjoyable, though not essential, collection of remixes. While all of the songs themselves are superb, the remixes (done by house music heroes Frankie Knuckles and Steve "Silk" Hurley and hip-hop producer Marley Marl, among others) range from inspired to pedestrian. "Strange" and "You Don't Have to Worry" take on a whole new life in a house setting, whereas Marl's remix of "Hold On" is a disappointment, relying on one tired hip-hop cliché after another. Interestingly, East West classifies this CD (which is primarily for hardcore fans) as an EP, although it's about as long as a vinyl LP.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/26/1991
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075679181428
catalogNumber:
91814

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

En Vogue   Primary Artist
Terry Burrus   Piano
Chuckii Booker   Multi Instruments
Terry Ellis   Vocals,Background Vocals,Talking,Dialogue
Denzil Foster   Keyboards,Talking,Dialogue
Steve "Silk" Hurley   Keyboards
Maxine Jones   Vocals,Background Vocals,Talking,Dialogue
Eric Kupper   Percussion,Keyboards
Thomas McElroy   Keyboards,Talking,Dialogue
Cindy Herron   Vocals,Background Vocals,Talking,Dialogue
Dawn Robinson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Talking,Dialogue
Martin Van Blockson   Keyboards
Debbie T.   Rap

Technical Credits

Frankie Knuckles   Producer,Remixing
Franz Gruber   Composer
Chuckii Booker   Instrumentation
Denzil Foster   Arranger,Producer,drum machine,drum programming
Steve "Silk" Hurley   Producer,Remixing
Marley Marl   Remixing
Thomas McElroy   Arranger,Producer,drum machine,drum programming
John Poppo   Engineer
Everett Ramos   Engineer
Stephen Seltzer   Engineer
DJ Eddie F   Remixing
Martin Van Blockson   Remixing
David Koenig   Engineer
Elizabeth Barrett   Art Direction
Dante MacKay   Programming
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Dave Hall   Remixing

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