Secrets

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
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; ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1995
  • Label: Polygram Mod Afw
  • UPC: 731452032126
  • Catalog Number: 520321
  • Sales rank: 98,251

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 II 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, Mastering
Cedric Martin rhythm arrangement
Skip Scarborough Producer
Tom Lubin Engineer, Remixing
Dave Crawford Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Felton C. Pilate II Contributor, rhythm arrangement
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