Electric Collection

The Electric Collection

by Ramsey Lewis
     
 
Although slick and commercial, most of the 1970s sides gathered on the 1991 CD Electric Collection are decent, creative and tasteful. Ramsey Lewis, who's heard on both acoustic piano and electric keyboards, sounds genuinely inspired on meaty yet accessible material ranging from jazz-funk workouts like "Come Back, Jack," and "The

Overview

Although slick and commercial, most of the 1970s sides gathered on the 1991 CD Electric Collection are decent, creative and tasteful. Ramsey Lewis, who's heard on both acoustic piano and electric keyboards, sounds genuinely inspired on meaty yet accessible material ranging from jazz-funk workouts like "Come Back, Jack," and "The Messenger" to the playful "Blues for the Night Owl." If "Tequila Mockingbird" seems greatly influenced by Earth, Wind & Fire, it's because most of his sidemen on that appealing number are members of the soul/funk powerhouse. To be sure, there are a few duds here, including the dreadful, muzak-like "I'll Always Dream About You" and an unimaginative cover of EWF's "That's the Way of the World." But gratefully, throwaways don't dominate this generally enjoyable, though never outstanding, compilation.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/29/1990
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644682229
catalogNumber:
46822

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Tequila Mockingbird  - Ramsey Lewis
  2. I'll Always Dream About You  - Ramsey Lewis
  3. Brazilica  - Ramsey Lewis
  4. The Messenger  - Ramsey Lewis
  5. Hi-Heel Sneakers  - Ramsey Lewis
  6. Blues for the Night Owl  - Ramsey Lewis
  7. Stash, Dash  - Ramsey Lewis
  8. Hot Dawgit  - Ramsey Lewis
  9. Dancin'  - Ramsey Lewis
  10. That's the Way of the World  - Ramsey Lewis
  11. Tambura  - Ramsey Lewis
  12. Come Back Jack  - Ramsey Lewis
  13. Tondelayo  - Ramsey Lewis
  14. Hell on Wheels  - Ramsey Lewis

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ramsey Lewis   Primary Artist,Piano,Harpsichord,Electric Piano,Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Philip Bailey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Maurice White   Drums,Timbales,Vocals
Ronnie Laws   Soprano Saxophone
Paul Serrano   Horn
Roland Bautista   Guitar
Cleveland Eaton   Bass,Upright Bass
Kenneth Williams   Percussion
Jimmy Bryant   Vocals,Clavinet
David Barard   Bass
Keni Burke   Bass
Keithen Carter   Vocals
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums,Timbales
Steve Cobb   Drums,Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Rahmlee Michael Davis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Larry Dunn   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Herman V. Ernest   Drums
Pat Ferrari   Acoustic Guitar
Terry Fryer   ARP,fender rhodes,Polymoog
James Gadson   Drums
Johnny Graham   Guitar
Byron Gregory   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Cynthia Harrell   Vocals
Kitty Haywood   Vocals
Vivian Haywood   Vocals
Sampson Henry   fender rhodes
Keith Howard   Drums
Morris Jennings   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Tambourine,Tanpura,cowbell,Jawbone
Darlene Koldenhoven   Vocals
James Mack   Conductor,Voices
McKay   Guitar
Miller   Bass
Brenda Mitchell-Stewart   Vocals
Don Myrick   Saxophone
Leo Nocentelli   Guitar
Derf Reklaw-Raheem   Flute,Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Alto Saxophone,Timbales,Vocals,Clavinet,ARP,cowbell,fender rhodes,Electric Bongos
Zuri Raheem   Vocals
Steve Rodby   Bass
Louis Satterfield   Trombone
Charles Stepney   Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,ARP
Morris Stewart   Vocals
Allen Toussaint   Moog Synthesizer,oberheim
Fred White   Percussion
Verdine White   Bass,Vocals
Vince Willis   Clavinet
Tiaz Palmer   Bass
Ron Harris   Bass,Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Maurice White   Contributor
Richard Evans   Horn Arrangements
Ramsey Lewis   Arranger,Producer
Michael Berniker   Contributor
Steve Cobb   Contributor
Richard Dearborn   Engineer
Larry Dunn   Composer
Sampson Henry   Contributor
James Mack   Orchestral Arrangements
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
Derf Reklaw-Raheem   Contributor
Gary Pacheco   Contributor
Edwin Stryszak   Engineer
Bruce Mishkit   Art Direction
Allen Weinberg   Art Direction
Penny Armstrong   Contributor
Fred Binkley   Liner Notes
Roxanne Seeman   Composer
Lee White   Composer

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