The Electric Collection

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/29/1990
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644682229
  • Catalog Number: 46822

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tequila Mockingbird (5:25)
  2. 2 I'll Always Dream About You (2:59)
  3. 3 Brazilica (7:15)
  4. 4 The Messenger (5:16)
  5. 5 Hi-Heel Sneakers (2:40)
  6. 6 Blues for the Night Owl (4:18)
  7. 7 Stash, Dash (4:53)
  8. 8 Hot Dawgit (3:02)
  9. 9 Dancin' (6:57)
  10. 10 That's the Way of the World (5:44)
  11. 11 Tambura (2:13)
  12. 12 Come Back Jack (3:37)
  13. 13 Tondelayo (4:54)
  14. 14 Hell on Wheels (4:10)
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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 III Drums
Pat Ferrari Acoustic Guitar
Terry Fryer ARP, fender rhodes, Polymoog
James Gadson Drums
Johnny Graham Guitar
Byron Gregory Acoustic Guitar, 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
Al McKay Guitar
Al 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
Debra Parkinson Remastering
Fred Binkley Liner Notes
Roxanne Seeman Composer
Lee White Composer
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