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Best of Bobby McFerrin
     

The Best of Bobby McFerrin

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by Bobby McFerrin
 
The highlights of vocal acrobat Bobby McFerrin's eclectic career are featured on this collection, which includes samples of his work with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Chick Corea, the Yellowjackets, Manhattan Transfer, and

Overview

The highlights of vocal acrobat Bobby McFerrin's eclectic career are featured on this collection, which includes samples of his work with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Chick Corea, the Yellowjackets, Manhattan Transfer, and Jon Hendricks. Among the selections are "Spain," "Blue Bossa," and the cloying hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/12/1996
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724385332920
catalogNumber:
53329

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby McFerrin   Primary Artist,Bass,Percussion,Vocals
Herbie Hancock   Piano
Manhattan Transfer   Vocals
Bob Mintzer   Bass Clarinet,Saxophone,EWI
Cheryl Bentyne   Vocals
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Russell Ferrante   Synthesizer,Piano
Tim Hauser   Vocals
Jon Hendricks   Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
William Kennedy   Drums
Judd Miller   Synthesizer
Alan Paul   Vocals
Scott Wendholt   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Bobby McFerrin   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Cheryl Bentyne   Vocal Arrangements
Bruce Botnick   Engineer
Judy Clapp   Engineer
Armando Anthony Corea   Producer
Russell Ferrante   Producer
Linda Goldstein   Producer
Tim Hauser   Producer
Bernie Kirsh   Engineer
Judd Miller   Programming
Malcolm Pollack   Engineer
Elliot Scheiner   Engineer
Chris Tergesen   Engineer
Robert McFerrin   Composer

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The Best of Bobby McFerrin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This man is amazing. His voice is just incredible¿ he takes all of the best of the most influential musicians of all time and melds them into something very personal, very unique, and very good. It seems as though the depth of his ability is boundless - he could do anything and everything he wanted to. I believe his album, ¿Best of Bobby McFerrin,¿ defends this assertion without enlisting my help. On this album, McFerrin displays his incredible range of talent: from a cappella, to dueling (vocally) with the accompanying instruments, to regular vocal accompaniment. His sounds are rich and expressive, but light-hearted and fun loving. He makes you want to believe that the sun will never stop shining, and everything really will be o.k. He has shades of Bob Marley, and shades Nat King Cole - thus encompassing some of the best-loved music of all time. He is simply amazing. His imitation of instruments - armed with only his voice - was a feat that I had never even seen anyone attempt (let alone decisively conquer) outside the comfort of their shower. The addition of musicians Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea did not hinder his cause. Just a listen to his worldwide hit, ¿Don¿t Worry, Be Happy,¿ would undoubtedly make a fan out of anyone (including myself).
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HAVE LOVED BOBBY MCFERRIN'S CRAFT/ART/GIFT/TALENT SINCE THE MID 80'S WHEN I ACTUALLY CONSIDERED NOT WORRYING AND BEING HAPPY AS MY NEW PHILOSOPHY. I HAVE SEVERAL OTHER OF HIS CD'S - HE AND YO-YO BEING SILLY (PERFECTLY IN TUNE, OF COURSE), THERE'S ANOTHER TOTALLY A CAPELLA ONE I HAVE, AND THEN I JUST HEARD "SPAIN" WITH CHICK IN THE CAR ON THE WAY HOME. MY ONLY PROBLEM WITH BOBBY IS THAT EACH ALBUM IS TOO MUCH THE SAME. THE REVIEW ABOVE CONVINCES ME THAT THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES ALL THE BOBBIES I LOVE! SO I'M GONNA BUY IT.