The Best of Gwen McCrae [Stateside]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Apart from the improved packaging, this 2004 release from EMI U.K. subsidiary Stateside is a mirror version of the same-titled compilation released by Sequel in 1992. It covers McCrae's first four albums, all of which were released during the latter half of the '70s for the Cat label, and incorporates three duets performed with husband George McCrae. It's too bad there wasn't the room -- or means? -- to include 1981's "Funky Sensation," a brilliant dance single helmed by Kenton Nix see Taana Gardner's classic post-disco hits for West End, like "Heartbeat". That song, as well as the drop-dead stunning "90 Percent of Me Is You" which is included, have been sampled dozens ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Apart from the improved packaging, this 2004 release from EMI U.K. subsidiary Stateside is a mirror version of the same-titled compilation released by Sequel in 1992. It covers McCrae's first four albums, all of which were released during the latter half of the '70s for the Cat label, and incorporates three duets performed with husband George McCrae. It's too bad there wasn't the room -- or means? -- to include 1981's "Funky Sensation," a brilliant dance single helmed by Kenton Nix see Taana Gardner's classic post-disco hits for West End, like "Heartbeat". That song, as well as the drop-dead stunning "90 Percent of Me Is You" which is included, have been sampled dozens upon dozens of times by hip-hop sample fiends. Otherwise, there isn't much to take issue with here. All of the significant chart hits -- "Love Insurance," "Rockin' Chair," "For Your Love," "Cradle of Love" -- are contained, along with some of the better album cuts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2004
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 724386680723
  • Catalog Number: 866807

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gwen McCrae Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Frederick Knight Composer
Betty Wright Composer
Bob Fisher Liner Notes
Benny Latimore Composer
Ed Townsend Composer
Lynn Williams Composer
Phillip Mitchell Composer
Clarence Reid Composer
John Ridley Liner Notes
W. Hale Composer
Willie Clarke Composer
Horace Fergeson Composer
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