The Very Best of Brenda Holloway

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This 15-track collection gathers up the very best of Holloway's recordings for Motown. A peripheral figure in the company's history, Brenda made the trek from Los Angeles to Detroit to record, working with producers Smokey Robinson, Mickey Stevenson, Henry Cosby, Frank Wilson, and label boss Berry Gordy. Holloway's big hits "Every Little Bit Hurts," "I'll Always Love You," and "When I'm Gone" are aboard, along with the original version of "You've Made Me So Very Happy," later appropriated by Blood, Sweat & Tears. Solid album material from the canceled Motown album Hurtin' & Cryin' makes up the majority of this collection, with "Hurt a Little Everyday," and "You Can Cry...
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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This 15-track collection gathers up the very best of Holloway's recordings for Motown. A peripheral figure in the company's history, Brenda made the trek from Los Angeles to Detroit to record, working with producers Smokey Robinson, Mickey Stevenson, Henry Cosby, Frank Wilson, and label boss Berry Gordy. Holloway's big hits "Every Little Bit Hurts," "I'll Always Love You," and "When I'm Gone" are aboard, along with the original version of "You've Made Me So Very Happy," later appropriated by Blood, Sweat & Tears. Solid album material from the canceled Motown album Hurtin' & Cryin' makes up the majority of this collection, with "Hurt a Little Everyday," and "You Can Cry on My Shoulder" being two of the highlights. Two previously unreleased tracks, "You've Changed Me" and "Til Johnny Comes," round out the package. Holloway was a big-voiced gospel-style belter, and while not in the Motown front racks, this scintillating package makes a welcome addition to any soul collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/1999
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 731454950527
  • Catalog Number: 549505
  • Sales rank: 225,064

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brenda Holloway Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Mick Jones Composer
Smokey Robinson Producer
Joe Strummer Composer
Henry Cosby Composer, Producer
Hal Davis Producer
Marc Gordon Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Producer
Brenda Holloway Composer, Liner Notes
Kevin Reeves Remastering
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer
Mickey Stevenson Producer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Frank Wilson Producer
Georgia Ward Archives Director
Frank E. Wilson Composer
F. Wilson Composer
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