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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Slow may be the best example of singer Ann Hampton Calloway’s versatility as an artist. Calloway’s voice is a stunning instrument that can caress a ballad: the evergreens “You Belong to Me” and “Never Let Me Go”; the Carole King–Gerry Goffin pop standard “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”; bossa boss Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Someone to Light Up My Life"; and Calloway’s own outstanding originals -- “I’ve Dreamed of You,” the jazzy “Lullaby in Blue,” and the seductive, Bacharach-esque “Slow.” Yet Calloway can also enter contemporary smooth-jazz territory with style. “Tonight, You’re All Mine” (a Calloway–Carole King collaboration) and Calloway’s “My Answered Prayer” sound ...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Slow may be the best example of singer Ann Hampton Calloway’s versatility as an artist. Calloway’s voice is a stunning instrument that can caress a ballad: the evergreens “You Belong to Me” and “Never Let Me Go”; the Carole King–Gerry Goffin pop standard “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”; bossa boss Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Someone to Light Up My Life"; and Calloway’s own outstanding originals -- “I’ve Dreamed of You,” the jazzy “Lullaby in Blue,” and the seductive, Bacharach-esque “Slow.” Yet Calloway can also enter contemporary smooth-jazz territory with style. “Tonight, You’re All Mine” (a Calloway–Carole King collaboration) and Calloway’s “My Answered Prayer” sound like hits Anita Baker missed out on, while a duet with sister Liz on Van Morrison’s “Moondance” confirms the song’s secure place as a modern standard. Throughout, Calloway sounds outstanding, her pipes in prime shape and her attentiveness to lyrics never more in evidence. A triumph.
All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The sultry, sweet-molasses voiced veteran singer/songwriter has an impressive pedigree as an entertainment Renaissance woman, with a Tony nomination for Swing!, the theme song to TV's The Nanny, and some 40 CDs as a soloist and guest artist to her credit. Best of all, she lives up to her promises, most notably, the vibe she hints at in the album title. Her goal was to make a dreamy "make out" album and she succeeds, creating a lush, moody, sparsely arranged atmosphere-rich collection of sweet originals played at very slow tempos. Those arrangements are geared towards allowing her voice to stand out and ultimately caress the listener, but the drawback is that there's not a great deal of variety in rhythm and movement from track to track. Those who love the original version of Carole King's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" may be maddened by its languid pace despite its shimmering beauty, but King loved it so much that she wrote the following track, the much more engaging, AC radio-accessible "Tonight You're All Mine," with Callaway co-producing and singing backup on the track. Callaway also picks up the pace to joyous effect, singing beautifully with her sister Liz with whom she performs cabaret shows on a lightly swinging version of "Moondance." Other familiar tracks include a thoughtful reading of Ivan Lins' "Love Dance," and "I've Dreamed of You" Callaway's song which Barbra Streisand sang at her wedding to James Brolin and later included on three albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351511829
  • Catalog Number: 5118
  • Sales rank: 91,933

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ann Hampton Callaway Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, String Pads
Carole King Background Vocals
Robin Eubanks Trombone
Rodney Jones Electric Guitar
Ted Rosenthal Piano, Keyboards
Victor Lewis Drums
Mark Sherman String Pads
Everett Bradley Background Vocals
Randy Brecker Flugelhorn
Jay Leonhart Bass, Background Vocals
Romero Lubambo Acoustic Guitar
Emedin Rivera Percussion
Liz Callaway Vocals, Background Vocals
Dave Mann Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ivan Lins Composer
Carole King Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Fred Hersch Arranger
Bill Mays Arranger
Ted Rosenthal Arranger
Gene Lees Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Ann Hampton Callaway Arranger, Composer, Producer
Richard Rodney Bennett Arranger
Ray Evans Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Vitor Martins Composer
Van Morrison Composer
Paul Wickliffe Engineer, Mastering
Liz Callaway Arranger
Alex Rybeck Arranger
Rolf Lovland Composer
Paul "Tubbs" Williams Composer
Lindy Robbins Composer
Danny Weiss Producer
Chilton Price Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding album

    This album is worth having in your collection
    Ann is definately as a gift to bring out the soulfulness of the music

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally Great Music For Lovers

    This is the first time I've heard Ms. Calloway and I was extremely pleased. You can almost visualize the relationship as it struggles through that initial roller coaster of emotions so typical of a new love. Her voice is phenomenol and while some singers rely solely on their voices and skimp on the music, her arrangements are wonderful. I especially enjoyed the horns on these tracks. But oh, what a voice! Her rendition of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" may have you calling your spouse in the middle of the afternoon! And if her "Tonite You're All Mine" doesn't put you in the mood, you'd better order Viagara! The title track as well as Moondance are wonderful. I enjoy every song on this CD and will probably wear it out real quick. I've found me a new Diva!!

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