Summer Number Seventeen

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ronnie Milsap closed out his golden decade by turning into something of an oldies crooner, reaching the pop charts for one last time in 1985 with "Lost in the Fifties Tonight," an unabashed slice of nostalgia that interpolated the Five Satins' doo wop classic "In the Still of the Night." That tune was nearly 30 years old in 1985 and, some 30 years later, Milsap revives "Lost in the Fifties Tonight" for 2014's Summer Number Seventeen, a record that unabashedly celebrates the '50s in the fashion of Ronnie's '80s. Milsap bends the rules slightly, finding space for '60s Motown (Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted") and '70s Philly soul (the Stylistics'...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Ronnie Milsap closed out his golden decade by turning into something of an oldies crooner, reaching the pop charts for one last time in 1985 with "Lost in the Fifties Tonight," an unabashed slice of nostalgia that interpolated the Five Satins' doo wop classic "In the Still of the Night." That tune was nearly 30 years old in 1985 and, some 30 years later, Milsap revives "Lost in the Fifties Tonight" for 2014's Summer Number Seventeen, a record that unabashedly celebrates the '50s in the fashion of Ronnie's '80s. Milsap bends the rules slightly, finding space for '60s Motown (Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted") and '70s Philly soul (the Stylistics' "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), but this is still super-smooth adult contemporary fueled by his gossamer electric piano and grounded by his still supple croon. Apart from "Georgia on My Mind," which is a bit funkier than expected, and the inclusion of the newly written title track (a swaying, slow-dance bit of mythologizing of sweet teenage summers), there's nothing surprising in either the song selection or presentation but if there were, that'd go against the very spirit of this project. Summer Number Seventeen is supposed to comfort and soothe, to bring back rose-colored memories of any number of possible pasts, and in that regard it succeeds handsomely.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2014
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 888430174320
  • Catalog Number: 301743
  • Sales rank: 8,671

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ronnie Milsap Primary Artist, Piano, Background Vocals
Steve Gibson Guitar
Eric Darken Percussion
Chip Davis Background Vocals
Larry Byrom Electric Guitar
Bruce Dees Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Shane Keister Synthesizer, Electric Piano
Warren Gower Bass
Ed Greene Drums
Vicki Hampton Background Vocals
John Hobbs Piano
Steve Holland Drums
Jim Horn Saxophone
Mitch Humphries fender rhodes
David Hungate Bass
Sam Levine Saxophone
Brent Mason Guitar
Greg Morrow Drums
Lisa Silver Background Vocals
Jay Spell Piano
Bergen White Background Vocals
Bob Wray Bass
Roy Yeager Drums
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Mandy Barnett Vocals
Angela Primm Background Vocals
Robert Bailey Jr. Background Vocals
Alan Kerr Drums
Catherine Marx Piano
Sam Hunter Electric Guitar
Kira Small Background Vocals
James Brantley Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Matt Legge Horn Engineer
Drew Lambert Bass
Marabeth Quin Background Vocals
Jim Ferguson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ronnie Milsap Producer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Lloyd Price Composer
Rob Galbraith Producer, rhythm arrangement
Richard Landis Producer
Troy Seals Composer
Thom Bell Composer
Jamie Brantley Tour Manager
Tom Collins Producer
Linda Creed Composer
Jim DeMain Mastering
Jim Horn Horn Arrangements
Mark Lambert Engineer
Al Lewis Composer
Chris McDonald Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Fred Parris Composer
Mike Reid Composer
Paul Riser Composer
Carl Sigman Composer
William Weatherspoon Composer
Bergen White Arranger
Hank Williams Composer
Stuart Gorrell Composer
Burt Stein Management
Holly Gleason Artist Development
Keith Odle Engineer
Harold Logan Composer
Sylvester Bradford Composer
Joe Hunter Composer
jody Fausett Art Direction
Sam Hunter Composer
Mark Scheibe Composer
Allyson Reeves Art Direction
Matt Legge Engineer
Charles G. Dawes Composer
Chuck Jones Composer
Nikki Williams Composer
James Dean Composer
Kyle Hershman Engineer
Bonny Rice Composer
Paul Moore Booking
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    I have always loved the music of Ronnie Milsap. The diversity of

    I have always loved the music of Ronnie Milsap. The diversity of styles he is capable of performing includes Country, R&B, Gospel, and Rock & Roll. This album displays his talent yet again. Years ago a read an article about Barry Manilow's contribution to Bette Midler's career. The description was Barry poured Rocket Fuel into those old songs that Bette made into hits. This album is on fire. Ronnie sings every song just as it should have been done. The arrangements are perfect. The musicians are amazing. The result is a CD that you want to listen to over and over again. Ronnie makes every song his own and on "Georgia" he channels Ray Charles through him right into the microphone. You can only win on this one. Enjoy.

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