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Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame I
     

Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame I

by Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame
 
After recording many memorable R&B hits with Slave, Steve Arrington pursued a moderately successful solo career with his eight-member band, then abandoned secular music for a life of religion. Given his post-musical endeavors, one might expect more gospel in Arrington's R&B workouts, but aside from thanking God Almighty in the liner notes, there

Overview

After recording many memorable R&B hits with Slave, Steve Arrington pursued a moderately successful solo career with his eight-member band, then abandoned secular music for a life of religion. Given his post-musical endeavors, one might expect more gospel in Arrington's R&B workouts, but aside from thanking God Almighty in the liner notes, there's far more Prince than Al Green on this release. Arrington is a confident, sensual vocalist, perfectly suited to cocky material like "You Meet My Approval." Despite the presence of so many musicians, the songs are often minimal funk and dance vamps driven by guitar and keyboard, with hooky choruses set up by suggestive titles like "Weak at the Knees," "Strange (Soft & Hard)," and "Speak With Your Body." On occasion the entire band is featured together, and the integration of flute and saxophone adds depth to the group's aggressive beat. The closest Arrington gets to spirituality is the opening guidance of "Nobody Can Be You," which reached the R&B Top 20. But the song that should've been a hit is the playfully sexy "Last Nite/Nite Before," a gem worthy of a Prince cover version. A few years later, Arrington's solo career would peak with Dancin' in the Key of Life, so Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame, Vol. 1 serves as a fairly entertaining bridge between the periods of success which highlighted his career.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/1997
Label:
Atlantic Mod Afw
UPC:
0081227275426
catalogNumber:
72754
Rank:
55394

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Performance Credits

Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame   Primary Artist
Steve Arrington   Drums,Bass Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Charles Carter   Keyboards,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Sam Carter   Keyboards,Voices
Kevin Eubanks   Bass,Guitar
Bruce Victor Godsey   Flute,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Roger Parker   Drums,Background Vocals
Arthur Rhames   Guitar
Buddy Hankerson   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Arrington   Producer,Contributor
Stephen Benben   Contributor
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Charles Carter   Producer
Jimmy Douglass   Producer
Dan Nash   Contributor
Bill Underwood   Executive Producer,Original Concept
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Darcy Sullivan   Contributor
Toyce Anderson   Illustrations
Lisa Glines   Reissue Design
Lamont Thomas   Art Direction
Buddy Hankerson   Composer

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