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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The main appeal of this soundtrack is, of course, the r&b songs that appear either in their classic original recordings, such as Fontella Bass's "Rescue Me," Dee Dee Sharp's "Gravy," and Etta James' "Roll With Me Henry," or in renditions by "Deloris & The Sisters," aka Whoopi Goldberg and company, with Andrea Robinson doing some key solos. This is a record that likes to mix its musical metaphors, the introduction to "My Guy (My God)" owing a lot less to Mary Wells than it does to the Shangri-Las, which actually makes it into even more of a novelty performance than it already was; the extended finale of "Shout" is almost worth the price of admission -- this all-girl ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The main appeal of this soundtrack is, of course, the r&b songs that appear either in their classic original recordings, such as Fontella Bass's "Rescue Me," Dee Dee Sharp's "Gravy," and Etta James' "Roll With Me Henry," or in renditions by "Deloris & The Sisters," aka Whoopi Goldberg and company, with Andrea Robinson doing some key solos. This is a record that likes to mix its musical metaphors, the introduction to "My Guy (My God)" owing a lot less to Mary Wells than it does to the Shangri-Las, which actually makes it into even more of a novelty performance than it already was; the extended finale of "Shout" is almost worth the price of admission -- this all-girl rendition is the first one that this reviewer has heard that could make it into the same rarified league of frenzied ecstacy achieved by the Isley Brothers. The presence of C&C Music Factory's "Just A Touch Of Love" is a little incongruous here on a stylistic level, though it does no violence to the underlying appeal of the CD, which transcends the allure of the movie, ending on Lady Soul's soaring "If My Sister's In Trouble." The period music is mastered to state-of-the-art clarity and presence, and the modern recordings manage to achieve a mix of smooth professionalism and excitement that makes them utterly enjoyable. They're interspersed with some mostly forgettable instrumental material by music director Marc Shaiman, though he does come up with one piece, "Getting Into The Habit," that's a nice piece of string writing; indeed, on an actual full-length instrumental soundtrack, it might even have been noticed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/1992
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616133427
  • Catalog Number: 161334
  • Sales rank: 10,058

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marc Shaiman Primary Artist
Etta James Track Performer
C+C Music Factory Track Performer
Dee Dee Sharp Track Performer
Artie Kane Conductor
Lady Soul Track Performer
Sisters Track Performer
Whoopi Goldberg Vocals, Track Performer
Fontella Bass Track Performer
Pat Crawford Brown Choir, Chorus
Susan Browning Choir, Chorus
Georgia Creighton Choir, Chorus
Charlotte Crossley Vocals, Track Performer
Edith Diaz Choir, Chorus
Ellen Albertini Dow Choir, Chorus
Beth Fowler Choir, Chorus
Prudence Wright Holmes Choir, Chorus
Sheri Izzard Choir, Chorus
Arthur Kane Conductor
Ruth Kobart Choir, Chorus
Darlene Koldenhoven Choir, Chorus
Jennifer Lewis Vocals, Track Performer
Andrea Robinson Vocals
Carmen Zapata Choir, Chorus
Susan Johnson Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Tom "Bones" Malone Arranger, Orchestration
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Eddie Holland Composer
Hummie Mann Arranger, Orchestration
Mark McKenzie Arranger, Orchestration
Joel Moss Producer, Engineer
Dale Ramsey Engineer
Marc Shaiman Arranger, Producer, Orchestration, Adaptation to CD
Maurice Starr Producer
Jim Viviano Arranger, Producer
Jimmy Vivino Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
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