Songbirds [GRP]

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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Boasting on the cover that this features "the purest songs from the finest female singer/songwriters of our time," Songbirds falls very short of that claim but still manages to be a decent album. The first sign that the boast on the front is terribly wrong happens right away, on the very first track. Lene Marlin delivers a pretty pop song that remains in your head just long enough for Lisa Loeb's awesome "Stay I Missed You" and Sarah McLachlan's lush "Adia" to steamroll over it. Now considering the opening claim, one would think that every song would be as powerful as the other, but "Sitting Down Here" isn't exactly poetry when stacked against the next two songs. And ...
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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Boasting on the cover that this features "the purest songs from the finest female singer/songwriters of our time," Songbirds falls very short of that claim but still manages to be a decent album. The first sign that the boast on the front is terribly wrong happens right away, on the very first track. Lene Marlin delivers a pretty pop song that remains in your head just long enough for Lisa Loeb's awesome "Stay I Missed You" and Sarah McLachlan's lush "Adia" to steamroll over it. Now considering the opening claim, one would think that every song would be as powerful as the other, but "Sitting Down Here" isn't exactly poetry when stacked against the next two songs. And why is Lene Marlin included when Ani DiFranco, Tori Amos, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Merchant, Me'Shell Ndegéocello, and countless others aren't? There are a lot of worthy musicians on the two discs here, and such offbeat inclusions as Beth Orton and Rhonda Vincent are appreciated, but a ton of excellent musicians are missing from this who would have been great inclusions. On top of that, the music ranges from the early '70s until 2001, which would also open the floodgates for a hundred more excellent musicians who are more influential and important than Cara Dillon. To be fair, there isn't a bad song on this entire collection. All 31 songs are at least OK, and many of them are fantastic tracks. More importantly, every musician featured here is a talented or unique performer, including Marlin and Dillon. But the supposed "goal" of the album is ridiculous, and completely misleading to someone who might not know the rich history of women in the singer/songwriter vein. And despite whoever else is or isn't included, the absence of Carole King is absurd, considering she was the poster girl for female singer/songwriters in the '70s and helped change the idea of how women are viewed in popular music. This is a good album of acoustic songs that range from amazing to decent, but do not consider this some sort of be-all and end-all compilation of female songwriters. Consider it a document of one of the aspects of the genre, but by no means is this any more important than the Lilith Fair souvenir discs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/1993
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105973229
  • Catalog Number: 9732

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'll Remember April - Carmen McRae (2:36)
  2. 2 Louisiana Sunday Afternoon - Diane Schuur (4:49)
  3. 3 Through the Test of Time - Patti Austin (5:05)
  4. 4 Long 'Bout Midnight - Natalie Cole (4:19)
  5. 5 Street Life - Randy Crawford & The Crusaders (4:50)
  6. 6 Thankful N' Thoughtful - Phoebe Snow (4:10)
  7. 7 Bluebird of Happiness - Betty Carter (1:30)
  8. 8 Where Can I Go Without You? - Peggy Lee (3:15)
  9. 9 Good Morning Heartache - Billie Holiday (3:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wayne Henderson Trombone
Peggy Lee Vocals, Track Performer
Patti Austin Track Performer
Natalie Cole Track Performer
Randy Crawford Track Performer
Phoebe Snow Background Vocals, Track Performer
Betty Carter Track Performer
The Crusaders Track Performer
Kenny Dorham Trumpet
Tiny Grimes Guitar
Gigi Gryce Alto Saxophone
Sam Jones Bass
Wynton Kelly Piano
Steve Khan Electric Guitar
Melba Liston Trombone
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Herbie Mann Flute
Jerome Richardson Alto Saxophone
Joe Sample Piano, Keyboards
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Diane Schuur Track Performer
Tom Scott Alto Saxophone
Robin Beck Background Vocals
Arthur Adams Guitar
Roland Bautista Guitar
Jocelyn Brown Background Vocals
Rachele Cappelli Background Vocals
Ray Copeland Trumpet
Billy Rogers Guitar
Shelton Becton Background Vocals
Billie Holiday Vocals, Track Performer
Oscar Brashear Trumpet
Garnett Brown Tenor Trombone
Robert Bryant Trumpet
Big Sid Catlett Drums
Kenny Clarke Drums
Brad Cole Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Dave Grusin Synthesizer
James "D-Train" Williams Background Vocals
Nathan East Bass
Wilton Felder Saxophone
Mitchel Forman Synthesizer, Piano
Steve Gadd Drums
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Bill Green Baritone Saxophone
Gordon Griffin Trumpet
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Joe Guy Trumpet
Stix Hooper Drums
Will Lee Bass
Wendell Marshall Bass
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Carmen McRae Vocals, Track Performer
Marcus Miller Bass
Greg Phillinganes Piano
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Gary Roda Background Vocals
Hank Ross Tenor Saxophone
Sahib Shihab Baritone Saxophone
John Simmons Bass
Maurice Spears Bass Trombone
Bill Stegmeyer Alto Saxophone
Ernie Watts Tenor Saxophone
Buddy Williams Drums
Specs Wright Drums
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Bill Eaton Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Betty Carter Composer
Dave Grusin Arranger, Producer
Ervin Drake Composer
Wilton Felder Producer
André Fischer Producer
Milt Gabler Producer
Edward Heyman Composer
Stix Hooper Producer
Larry Rosen Producer
Steven Miller Arranger, Producer
Dan Fisher Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
Pat Johnston Composer
Sandor Harmati Composer
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