Soul Sessions [Sessions]

Soul Sessions [Sessions]

     
 

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Giant Step's Soul Sessions is a compilation, not a mix album, spotlighting tracks from a diverse cast of artists inspired by soul. (Anyone troubled by the nebulous definition of the word circa 2002 will find one from each of the artists in the liner notes, like this one from Donnie: "It neither hungers, breathes, fights, has color, race or

Overview

Giant Step's Soul Sessions is a compilation, not a mix album, spotlighting tracks from a diverse cast of artists inspired by soul. (Anyone troubled by the nebulous definition of the word circa 2002 will find one from each of the artists in the liner notes, like this one from Donnie: "It neither hungers, breathes, fights, has color, race or gender.") The music is far better than the liners, pursuing the same earnest fusion of acid jazz, house, and contemporary R&B that's united global concerns from Tokyo to Munich to London to San Francisco. Ultra Naté, one of the finest contemporary R&B vocalists, opens with the lush, largely acoustic "Twisted." Working with Jonathan Maron as Atlantis, Giant Step regular Ron Trent delivers the highlight: "Future Love," an earthy fusion of Lonnie Liston Smith atmosphere and Roy Ayers' groove. Joe Claussell's house remix of "The Essence" features Herbie Hancock with Chaka Khan. The producer tracks account for roughly half of the compilation, though vocalists Carl Hancock Rux and Jody Watley both acquit themselves nicely. With deep grooves but a largely acoustic setting, Soul Sessions succeeds in pulling fans from all manner of genres: dance music, acid jazz, even vocal music.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2001
Label:
Sessions
UPC:
0698458620125
catalogNumber:
201

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. If Only for One Night/Creepin
  2. Nite and Day
  3. Show Me the Way
  4. For the Love of You
  5. Precious Precious
  6. We've Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)
  7. Imitation of Love
  8. Give a Little More Lovin'
  9. My Love Is Real
  10. I Get off on You
  11. I Know What's on Your Mind
  12. Don't Stop Doin' Watcha Doin'
  13. Rhythm of My Mind
  14. Pillow Talk
  15. Love Won't Let Me Wait

Disc 2

  1. Give Me the Sunshine
  2. Hold Me Tighter in the Rain
  3. Just the Two of Us
  4. You'll Never Know
  5. Really Really Love You
  6. All the Way Lover
  7. Zoom
  8. Children of the Ghetto
  9. I Think of You
  10. I Get the Sweetest Feeling
  11. Suspicious Minds
  12. Make Me Strong
  13. Another Time, Another Place
  14. How Can You Say Goodbye
  15. Have You Seen Her?
  16. By the Time I Get to Phoenix

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Candi Staton   Track Performer
Chi-Lites   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Kashif   Track Performer
Aaron Neville   Track Performer
Luther Vandross   Track Performer
Jackie Wilson   Track Performer
Bill Withers   Track Performer
Omar Chandler   Track Performer
Detroit Emeralds   Track Performer
Fat Larry's Band   Track Performer
Billy Griffin   Track Performer
Hi Gloss   Track Performer
Jean Carne   Track Performer
Krystol   Track Performer
B. Sure!   Track Performer
Regina Belle   Track Performer
Keni Burke   Track Performer
Isaac Hayes   Track Performer
Cecil Parker   Track Performer
Leo's Sunshipp   Track Performer
Sidney Joe Qualis   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Atlantic Starr   Producer
Millie Jackson   Producer
Timmy Allen   Producer
Jon Astrop   Producer
Hal Batt   Producer
Sam Peake   Producer
Kyle West   Producer
Alvin Few   Producer
Johnny Simone   Producer
Kenneth Burke   Producer
Kenny Stover   Producer

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