The Ultimate Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Ultimate Collection nearly lives up to its billing, featuring 22 tracks on a single disc. Among the featured cuts are all of Gladys Knight & the Pips' Top Ten pop hits for Soul Records, including "Everybody Needs Love," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "The End of Our Road," "It Should Have Been Me," "The Nitty Gritty," "Friendship Train," "I Don't Want to Do Wrong," "If I Were Your Woman," and "Neither One of Us Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye." For most casual fans, those who just want the hits, this will be the definitive collection of Knight's early career.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Ultimate Collection nearly lives up to its billing, featuring 22 tracks on a single disc. Among the featured cuts are all of Gladys Knight & the Pips' Top Ten pop hits for Soul Records, including "Everybody Needs Love," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "The End of Our Road," "It Should Have Been Me," "The Nitty Gritty," "Friendship Train," "I Don't Want to Do Wrong," "If I Were Your Woman," and "Neither One of Us Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye." For most casual fans, those who just want the hits, this will be the definitive collection of Knight's early career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/1997
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 731453082625
  • Catalog Number: 530826
  • Sales rank: 32,745

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gladys Knight & the Pips Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Track Performer
Gladys Knight Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Marcus Belgrave Trumpet
Jack Brokensha Vibes
Larry Nozero Saxophone
Dennis Coffey Guitar
Johnny Griffith Keyboards
Herbie Williams Trumpet
Richard Allen Drums
Jack Ashford Percussion, Vibes
Lanny Austin Saxophone
George Bohannon Trombone
Eddie "Bongo" Brown Percussion
Angelo Carlisi Saxophone
Russell Conway Trumpet
Henry Cosby Saxophone
Bob Cousar Trombone
Lefty Edwards Saxophone
Eli Fontaine Saxophone
Cornelius Grant Guitar
Danya Hartwick Flute, Piccolo
Billy Horner Trumpet
Ivy Jo Hunter Keyboards
James Jamerson Bass
Uriel Jones Drums
Patrick Lanier Trombone
Kasuku Mafia Saxophone
Joe Messina Guitar
Bernie Peacock Saxophone
Carl Raetz Trombone
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin Guitar
Paul Riser Trombone
Ernie Rodgers Saxophone
Don Slaughter Trumpet
Andrew Smith Drums
Gordon Staples Conductor
Andrew "Mike" Terry Saxophone
Johnny Trudell Trumpet
Earl Van Dyke Keyboards
Don White Trombone
Jimmy Wilkins Trombone
Eddie Willis Guitar
Wild Bill Moore Saxophone
Eddie Jones Trumpet
Bill Johnson Trombone
Robert White Guitar
John Wilson Trumpet
Eugene Rodgers Saxophone
Dan Turner Saxophone
Benny Benjamin Drums
Ted Buckner Alto Saxophone
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Strings
Floyd Jones Trumpet
Maurice Davis Trumpet
Technical Credits
Nick Ashford Producer
Tom Baird Arranger
H.B. Barnum Arranger
Johnny Bristol Producer
Artie Butler Arranger
Harvey Fuqua Producer
Jimmie Haskell Arranger
David Irvin Art Direction
Jerry Long Arranger, Orchestra Director
Clay McMurray Producer
Michael Omartian Arranger
Joe Porter Producer
Paul Riser Arranger
Valerie Simpson Producer
Norman Whitfield Producer
Suha Gur Remastering
Robert White Arranger
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