Very Best of the New Birth Inc.: Where Soul Meets Funk

Very Best of the New Birth Inc.: Where Soul Meets Funk

by New Birth
     
 

A comprehensive package of producer Harvey Fuqua's concept, New Birth Inc. consisted of the Nightlighters, Love, Peace & Happiness, and New Birth. The Nightlighters' "K-Jee" was the first hit out the box, scoring before New Birth; the lively, festival-soundingSee more details below

Overview

A comprehensive package of producer Harvey Fuqua's concept, New Birth Inc. consisted of the Nightlighters, Love, Peace & Happiness, and New Birth. The Nightlighters' "K-Jee" was the first hit out the box, scoring before New Birth; the lively, festival-sounding instrumental has enjoyed an amazing longevity. It's still popular at the halftimes of football games and on classic radio shows. Love, Peace & Happiness, which featured Anne Bogan and two Wilson brothers, who also sang with New Birth, are represented by one number, a soul-dripped version of "I Don't Want to Do Wrong," the Gladys Knight & the Pips smash. New Birth is well represented. Their deep soul rendition of "Dream Merchant" still sends shivers up and down one's spine, as does "Wild Flower" and the poppish "It's Impossible," sung by Londee Loren. Attempts at disco are less pleasing, but on this package the songs "I Wash My Hands of the Whole Damn Deal," "Comin' from All Ends," and "Keep on Doin' It" are more palatable.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/1995
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636673226
catalogNumber:
66732

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Birth   Primary Artist
Love, Peace & Happiness   Group
Nite-Liters   Band
Charles Brewer   Vocals
Tony Churchill   Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Alan Frey   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Harvey Fuqua   Conductor
John Grant   Bass
Kenny Hawkins   Guitar
Charlie Hearndon   Guitar,Conductor
Jim Hill   Drums
Robert Jackson   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Austin Lander   Baritone Saxophone,Background Vocals
Carl McDaniel   Guitar,Background Vocals
Robin Russell   Percussion,Drums
Leroy Taylor   Bass
Londie Wiggins   Vocals
Leslie Wilson   Vocals
Melvin Wilson   Vocals
James Baker   Percussion,Trombone,Conductor,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Armando Manzanero   Composer
Peter Abbott   Engineer
Jim Crotty   Engineer
Harvey Fuqua   Arranger,Producer
Charlie Hearndon   Arranger
Richard Jones   Arranger
Hank McGill   Engineer
Steven Van Zandt   Composer
Melvin Wilson   Producer
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Lena Agree   Composer
Andre Moore   Arranger
John Janus   Engineer
James Baker   Arranger,Producer

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