The Gift of Love

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Gift of Love pairs R&B legend and Tony Award-winning actress Melba Moore with veteran R&B star Phil Perry. Co-produced by Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Preston Glass, David Nathan, and Dwayne Palmer and released on Shanachie, the set contains 11 upbeat, uplifting, and inspirational songs that run the gamut from contemporary gospel to adult contemporary. These duets are structured in an old-school soul style, but the sonic presentation is up to the minute for radio. There are some solid moments on this set, including the opening cut, "Optimistic," a kind of anthem for entire album; the classic Broadway ballad "I Believe," which is a solo for Moore; the shimmering ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Gift of Love pairs R&B legend and Tony Award-winning actress Melba Moore with veteran R&B star Phil Perry. Co-produced by Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Preston Glass, David Nathan, and Dwayne Palmer and released on Shanachie, the set contains 11 upbeat, uplifting, and inspirational songs that run the gamut from contemporary gospel to adult contemporary. These duets are structured in an old-school soul style, but the sonic presentation is up to the minute for radio. There are some solid moments on this set, including the opening cut, "Optimistic," a kind of anthem for entire album; the classic Broadway ballad "I Believe," which is a solo for Moore; the shimmering "Sadie," with saxophone work from Kim Waters; and the title track that closes the album. This is message music that engages the listener musically as much as it does inspirationally.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351517623
  • Catalog Number: 5176
  • Sales rank: 132,560

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phil Perry Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Melba Moore Vocals, Background Vocals
Kim Waters Saxophone
Preston Glass Bass, Guitar, Drums, Keyboards
Kevin Monroe Background Vocals
Rohn Lawrence Guitar
Capathia Jenkins Background Vocals
NaTasha Yvette Williams Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Phil Perry Arranger, Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Preston Glass Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, drum programming, Bass Programming
Irvin Graham Composer
Bruce Hawes Composer
Joseph B. Jefferson Composer
Terry Lewis Composer
Jimmy Shirl Composer
Charles Simmons Composer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Al Stillman Composer
Paul Wickliffe Mastering
Stevie Wonder Composer
Randall Grass Executive Producer
Gary Hines Composer
David Nathan Producer
Chris Davis Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Chris "Big Dog" Davis Producer, Engineer
Christine Sallas Engineer
John Kee Composer
Joseph Jefferson Composer
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