Resume: The Best of Richie Havens

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Havens' output has been so extensive that picking tunes for a single-disc anthology would be a difficult task for any label. Rhino has done a respectable job in compiling 17 selections, although there was no material from the LPs Stonehenge or 1984, and while he certainly performed them his way, neither Ray Charles' "Drown in My Own Tears" nor Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child" were among Havens' best songs. By comparison, "Handsome Johnny," "Freedom," "Here Comes the Sun," "The Klan," and "Just Like a Woman" had a strength and power that came partly from being ideally suited for Havens' style. This isn't the comprehensive or qualitative anthology Havens deserves; just a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Havens' output has been so extensive that picking tunes for a single-disc anthology would be a difficult task for any label. Rhino has done a respectable job in compiling 17 selections, although there was no material from the LPs Stonehenge or 1984, and while he certainly performed them his way, neither Ray Charles' "Drown in My Own Tears" nor Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child" were among Havens' best songs. By comparison, "Handsome Johnny," "Freedom," "Here Comes the Sun," "The Klan," and "Just Like a Woman" had a strength and power that came partly from being ideally suited for Havens' style. This isn't the comprehensive or qualitative anthology Havens deserves; just a decent hits collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/1993
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227118747
  • Catalog Number: 71187

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richie Havens Primary Artist, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Bill Keith Steel Guitar
Daniel Ben Zebulon Conga
Harvey Brooks Bass
Malcolm Cecil Moog Synthesizer
Carter Collins Conga
Howard Collins Guitar
Paul Harris Organ, Piano, Electric Piano
Emile Latimer Percussion, Conga
Bill Lavorgna Drums
Robert Margouleff Moog Synthesizer
Arnie Moore Bass
Eric Oxendine Bass
Joseph Price Conga
Paul "Dino" Williams Guitar
Technical Credits
Richie Havens Composer, Producer
Eric Blackstead Producer
John Court Producer
Mark Roth Producer
Johanna Vigoda Producer
Louis Gossett Jr. Composer
Dino Valenti Composer
Freddy Neil Composer
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