The Song Is You

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Jennifer Holliday shot from obscurity to stardom in 1981 when she originated the role of Effi in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls and introduced the song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." Holliday quickly earned a reputation as one of the finest vocalists of her generation, but after focusing her talents on gospel music in 1995 with the album On & On, she retired from the recording studio. With 2014's The Song Is You, Holliday makes her long-awaited return to pop music, lending her rich voice and passionate vocal style to a romantic set of standards and R&B classics. The Song Is You includes the selections "At Last," "Nobody Does It Better," "The Look of Love," ...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Jennifer Holliday shot from obscurity to stardom in 1981 when she originated the role of Effi in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls and introduced the song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." Holliday quickly earned a reputation as one of the finest vocalists of her generation, but after focusing her talents on gospel music in 1995 with the album On & On, she retired from the recording studio. With 2014's The Song Is You, Holliday makes her long-awaited return to pop music, lending her rich voice and passionate vocal style to a romantic set of standards and R&B classics. The Song Is You includes the selections "At Last," "Nobody Does It Better," "The Look of Love," "Love Me by Name," and many more.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/2014
  • Label: Shanachie
  • UPC: 016351581129
  • Catalog Number: 5811
  • Sales rank: 4,274

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jennifer Holliday Primary Artist
Rodney Jones Guitar
Ron Turner Trumpet
Mark Sherman Percussion
David Angell Violin
Jeff Bailey Trumpet
Gary Burnette Guitar
Mike Burton Flute, Alto Saxophone
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
David Davison Violin
Mark Douthit Flute, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Charles Edwards Baritone Saxophone
Don Erdman Saxophone
David Farmer Piano
Barry Green Trombone
Jim Grosjean Viola
Reggie Hamilton Bass Guitar
Melvin Jones Trumpet
Ralph Lofton Hammond B3
Gary Motley Piano
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Michael Rhodes Bass Guitar
John Sanford Saxophone
Doug Sarrett Horn Engineer
Pamela Sixfin Violin, Lead
Neal Starkey Bass Guitar
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Gordon Vernick Trumpet
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Sterling Holloman Guitar
Rick Watford Guitar
Karen Winkelmann Violin
Latrice Pace Background Vocals
Melvin Baldwin Drums
Tom Gibson Trombone
Jennifer Kummer French Horn
Kevin Hyde Trombone
Clarence Johnson III Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Terreon Gully Drums
Beth Beeson French Horn
Moffett Morris Bass Guitar
Elizabeth Lamb Viola
Kevin Lyons Trumpet
Wes Funderburk Trombone
John Lawless Percussion
Dre Bowman Bass Guitar
Moses Staimez Guitar
Mace Hibbard Saxophone
Terrell Sass Percussion, Drums
Vanessa Brown Percussion
Daniel Moore Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes, Hammond B3
Carole Rabinowitz Cello
Justin Varnes Drums
Steve Kummer Piano
Joey Gonzales Percussion
James R. Barrett Jr. Drums
Mark Strowbridge Guitar
Kenyon Carter Saxophone
Conni Ellisor Violin
Kenny Banks Piano
Joel Powell Bass Guitar
Kyla Jade Background Vocals
Lashonda Evans Background Vocals
Phyliss Sparks Harp
Pete Abbott Drums
Taylor Kennedy Saxophone
Shekinah Rodriguez Flute, Alto Saxophone
Chip Crotts Trumpet
Anthony LaMarqtina Cello
Alan Omstead Violin
Dan Barszu Guitar
Emmett C. Goods Trombone
Jack Jsziore Bass
Kenneth Faison Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Lee Watts Trombone
Technical Credits
Trammell Starks Orchestration
Ivan Lins Composer
Lesley Gore Composer
Jennifer Holliday Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Phyllis Hyman Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Marvin Hamlisch Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Gordon Chambers Arranger, Composer
Dave Darlington Mastering
Hal David Composer
David Farmer Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Narada Michael Walden Composer
Gary Motley Arranger, String Arrangements
Doug Sarrett Engineer
Harry Warren Composer
Daryl Waters Arranger
Randall Grass Executive Producer
Ken Gregory Engineer
Ralph Cacciurri Engineer
Joe Gransden Arranger
James Majors Engineer
Ellen Weston Composer
Bob Williams String Arrangements
Darin "Zone" McKinney Composer
Christopher McDonald Orchestration
Dave Hall Composer
Ron Benner Engineer
Wes Funderburk Arranger
Alec Newell Engineer, Vocal Engineer
Dre Bowman Arranger, Programming, drum programming
Terrell Sass Arranger, Composer, Producer
Daniel Moore Producer
Daniel Moore II Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Jared Schuerman Vocal Engineer
Gilson Peranzetta Composer
Brandon Wood Engineer
Dewayne Julius Rogers Sr. Composer
Victor Martins Composer
Taylor Brooks Composer
Jeremy E. Scott Artwork
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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Jennifer Holliday is back! Take a seasoned unique voice,coupled with great arrangements and a live orchestra and you have one of the best albums of 2014.Proof that true music artistry isn't dead yet! A refreshing addition to my music library.

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