Secrets

Secrets

by Con Funk Shun
     
 
Con Funk Shun's second album for Phonogram/Mercury, Secrets catapulted the group to national acclaim. The Vallejo, CA, natives presented a balance of songs featuring the smash single "Ffun," which hit the top of the R&B charts and also made the pop Top 40. That single was followed by "ConFunkShunizeYa"; with a catchy hook and

Overview

Con Funk Shun's second album for Phonogram/Mercury, Secrets catapulted the group to national acclaim. The Vallejo, CA, natives presented a balance of songs featuring the smash single "Ffun," which hit the top of the R&B charts and also made the pop Top 40. That single was followed by "ConFunkShunizeYa"; with a catchy hook and swinging horns, it peaked at number 31. With the success of these two singles, the septet's name became popular among R&B lovers. Even though there were just two singles that charted from this album, any one of the tracks from this diverse collection could have easily made it to the charts. The title track is a laid-back, midtempo composition; "Indian Summer Love" is an uptempo instrumental utilizing the synthesizer technology of its day. Also, there are a few mellow compositions on this album, the first being "Who Has the Time," a social indictment of the public at large featuring Felton Pilate's resonating tenor. "Tears in My Eyes" showcases Pilate and Michael Cooper in an emotionally charged lyric, and "I'll Set You Out O.K." highlights Cooper's tenor and Pilate's falsetto in unison, rounded out by Paul Harrell's jazzy saxophone.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/1995
Label:
Polygram Mod Afw
UPC:
0731452032126
catalogNumber:
520321
Rank:
54802

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Con Funk Shun   Primary Artist
Michael Cooper   Electric Guitar,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals,Electric Sitar
Sheila E.   Percussion
Karl Fuller   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Paul Harrell   Fiddle,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Cedric Martin   Bass,Vocals
Louis McCall   Drums,Vocals
Skip Scarborough   Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet
Danny "Sweet Man" Thomas   Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Clavinet
Dave Crawford   Conductor
Felton C. Pilate   Synthesizer,Piano,Strings,Trombone,Bass Trumpet,Vocals,Background Vocals
Terry Adams   Concert Master

Technical Credits

Michael Cooper   Horn Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Don Cody   Engineer,Remixing
Mike Fusaro   Remixing
Cedric Martin   rhythm arrangement
Skip Scarborough   Producer
Tom Lubin   Engineer,Remixing
Dave Crawford   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Felton C. Pilate   Contributor,rhythm arrangement

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