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by Patti Austin
     
 
Patti Austin's honed vocal instrument (she's been singing since she was five) has nailed its share of hits, but not nearly enough for one of urban/soul/pop's better divas. Her clear, compelling soprano never gets tiring, even though she always keeps it in check. You don't get vocal aerobics from Austin á la Chaka Khan or

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Patti Austin's honed vocal instrument (she's been singing since she was five) has nailed its share of hits, but not nearly enough for one of urban/soul/pop's better divas. Her clear, compelling soprano never gets tiring, even though she always keeps it in check. You don't get vocal aerobics from Austin á la Chaka Khan or Whitney Houston; you get a smoldering fire that's in a class of its own. Duets with Johnny Mathis, George Benson, and Cleve Francis (the rare African-American country singer) spice this concise 12-song best-of, which is orchestrated by a who who's list of producers, includingThom Bell and Rod Temperton. Revered among the urban jazz set, Patti Austin deserves a bigger piece of the pop pie as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/1995
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105982122
catalogNumber:
9821

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Performance Credits

Patti Austin   Primary Artist,Vocals
Johnny Mathis   Track Performer
George Benson   Track Performer
Cleve Francis   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Patti Austin   Producer
Don Grusin   Producer
David Dundas   Producer
Robert Byrne   Producer
Thom Bell   Arranger,Producer
Dave Grusin   Producer
Josiah Gluck   Producer
Carl Griffin   Producer
Dominic Messinger   Producer
Rick Rhodes   Producer
Lee Ritenour   Producer
Rod Temperton   Producer
Mark Wexler   Producer
Dan Serrano   Art Direction
Darren "Nitro" Clowers   Producer

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