The Best of Norman Connors

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Best of Normon Connors, on the Sequel imprint, is very closely allied to the 1997 ten-track comp titled The Encore Collection. This collection includes the bulk of his mid-'70s urban crossover hits for Buddah Records, including "Valentine Love," "We Both Need Each Other," "You Are My Starship," "Betcha By Golly, Wow," and "Once I've Been There." This set goes four tracks deeper than the former one did. It does include a cut from 1974's Slewfoot, "Mother of the Future," two from 1978's This Is Your Life, "Captain Connors" and "Butterfly," and "Kingston" from 1979's Invitation. Therefore, while it does go deeper and may satisfy casual listeners, it still leaves off ...
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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Best of Normon Connors, on the Sequel imprint, is very closely allied to the 1997 ten-track comp titled The Encore Collection. This collection includes the bulk of his mid-'70s urban crossover hits for Buddah Records, including "Valentine Love," "We Both Need Each Other," "You Are My Starship," "Betcha By Golly, Wow," and "Once I've Been There." This set goes four tracks deeper than the former one did. It does include a cut from 1974's Slewfoot, "Mother of the Future," two from 1978's This Is Your Life, "Captain Connors" and "Butterfly," and "Kingston" from 1979's Invitation. Therefore, while it does go deeper and may satisfy casual listeners, it still leaves off material from the seminal albums that helped Connors create his unique meld of funk, jazz, and soul, leaving listeners with yet another best-of collection that is not definitive or truly representational.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • Label: Buddha
  • UPC: 744659980923
  • Catalog Number: 99809

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norman Connors Primary Artist, Conductor, Drums
Phyllis Hyman Vocals
Jean Carn Vocals
Jacques Burvick Conductor
McKinley Jackson Conductor
Eleanore Mills Vocals
Jerry Peters Conductor
Phillip Mitchell Vocals
Michael J. Henderson Vocals
James Robinson Vocals
Adaritha Vocals
Technical Credits
Carlos Garnett Arranger
Hubert Eaves III Arranger
Reggie Lucas Arranger
Jacques Burvick Arranger
Norman Connors Arranger, Producer
Skip Drinkwater Producer
Michael Henderson Composer
McKinley Jackson Arranger, Orchestration
Jerry Peters Arranger
Jerry Schoenbaum Producer
Michael J. Henderson Arranger
Micheal Henderson Composer
R. Clay Composer
J. Webb Composer
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