Satin Doll

Satin Doll

by Bobbi Humphrey
     
 

Named after Duke Ellington's classic "Satin Doll" -- which producers Fonce Mizell and Freddie Perren give a '70s feel here -- this delightful LP is further indication of Bobbi Humphrey's God-given gifts. "Ladies Day" is syncopated and spacy; Humphrey's flute stalks the grooveSee more details below

Overview

Named after Duke Ellington's classic "Satin Doll" -- which producers Fonce Mizell and Freddie Perren give a '70s feel here -- this delightful LP is further indication of Bobbi Humphrey's God-given gifts. "Ladies Day" is syncopated and spacy; Humphrey's flute stalks the groove like a hungry cat. Everyone seems awestruck on "San Francisco Lights"; the tribute to the Golden Gate City opens with some shimmering effects and never progresses above a waltz tempo. Like a good painting, something new is revealed every time you hear this one. Humphrey's sweet, sensitive soprano voice shines on "My Little Girl," a song about her baby girl. Beam with the new mom as she relates the joys her baby has brought her. A tasty rendition of Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" is done in straight roadhouse style. The superb midtempo "New York Times" is cool contemporary fusion, and Humphrey blows in, out, around, over, and under the airy percolating track. You have no heart if you can't feel the pain on "Rain Again," a moody, somber instrumental. This album isn't as compelling as Blacks and Blues, but is far more impressive than the jazz fusion happening at the same time.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724353870027
catalogNumber:
38700

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobbi Humphrey   Primary Artist,Flute,Vocals
King Errisson   Conga
Don Preston   Synthesizer,Moog Synthesizer
Chuck Rainey   Bass,Electric Bass
Phil Davis   Moog Synthesizer
Harvey Mason   Drums
Fonce Mizell   Trumpet,Clavichord,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Larry Mizell   Synthesizer,Trumpet,Conductor,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,ARP,fender rhodes
Freddie Perren   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Peters   Piano,Trumpet,Clavichord,Clavinet
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin   Guitar
John Rowin   Guitar
Stephanie Spruill   Percussion
Roger Sainte   Percussion
Chuck Davis   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Samantha Harris   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Val Garay   Engineer
David Hassinger   Engineer,Remixing
Ron McMaster   Mastering
Fonce Mizell   Vocal Arrangements
Larry Mizell   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Freddie Perren   Vocal Arrangements
Joseph Porter   Contributor
Bob Cato   Art Direction
Chuck Davis   Producer
Carol Campbell   Contributor

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