Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Vince Ripol
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vince Ripol
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/8/1997
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 081227275426
  • Catalog Number: 72754
  • Sales rank: 50,068

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nobody Can Be You (5:23)
  2. 2 You Meet My Approval (5:35)
  3. 3 Last Nite/Nite Before (4:50)
  4. 4 Strange (Soft & Hard) (4:35)
  5. 5 Speak with Your Body (5:30)
  6. 6 Weak at the Knees (5:28)
  7. 7 Beddie-Biey (4:13)
  8. 8 Way Out (4:32)
  9. 9 Pocketful of Air (4:22)
  10. 10 At It Again (4:34)
  11. 11 I Love You (5:02)
  12. 12 Way Out (5:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame Primary Artist
Steve Arrington Indexed Contributor, 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 Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
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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