The Very Best of the Winans

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim A. Smith
This collection covers material stemming from this landmark group's 1981 Light Records debut, Introducing the Winans, to their 1993 release All Out. Included are such favorites as "The Question Is," "Tomorrow," "Let My People Go," "Ain't No Need to Worry," "It's Time," "A Friend," and "Payday," among others. This release truly shows why the Winans are considered one of the artists responsible for bridging the gap between gospel and mainstream urban contemporary music.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim A. Smith
This collection covers material stemming from this landmark group's 1981 Light Records debut, Introducing the Winans, to their 1993 release All Out. Included are such favorites as "The Question Is," "Tomorrow," "Let My People Go," "Ain't No Need to Worry," "It's Time," "A Friend," and "Payday," among others. This release truly shows why the Winans are considered one of the artists responsible for bridging the gap between gospel and mainstream urban contemporary music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227985097
  • Catalog Number: 78280
  • Sales rank: 3,558

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Question Is (4:41)
  2. 2 Restoration (4:39)
  3. 3 Long Time Comin' (Holdin' On) (5:34)
  4. 4 Tomorrow (4:07)
  5. 5 Uphold Me (4:03)
  6. 6 Let My People Go (4:51)
  7. 7 Straighten My Life Out (4:52)
  8. 8 Choose Ye - Vanessa Bell Armstrong (4:55)
  9. 9 I'll Follow Where You Lead (3:38)
  10. 10 Ain't No Need to Worry - Anita Baker (5:44)
  11. 11 The Real Meaning of Christmas (4:40)
  12. 12 It's Time (5:18)
  13. 13 A Friend - Marvin Winans (5:52)
  14. 14 Everyday the Same - Stevie Wonder (4:53)
  15. 15 When You Cry - Leroy Hyter (4:35)
  16. 16 Payday - Wayman Tisdale (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Winans Primary Artist
Anita Baker Track Performer
Kenny G Saxophone
Justo Almario Saxophone, Woodwind
Howard Smith Background Vocals
James W. Alexander Synthesizer, Conductor, Keyboards
Tata Vega Background Vocals
Michael Wycoff Keyboards
Thomas Whitfield Keyboards
Tom Keene Keyboards
Aaron Hall Background Vocals
Michael Ruff Synthesizer
Melvin Williams Vocals
R. Kelly Multi Instruments, Rap
Alex Acuña Percussion
Vanessa Bell Armstrong Track Performer
Percy Bady Keyboards, Choir, Chorus
Lanar Brantley Bass
Lafayette Carthon Piano
Charles Veal Concert Master
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Dana Davis Drums
David Ervin Synthesizer, Keyboards
Vernon D. Fails Keyboards
Jeff Fair Synthesizer
James Gadson Drums
Andrew Gouche Bass, Choir, Chorus
Hadley Hockensmith Bass, Guitar
Loris Holland Keyboards
Leroy Hyter Track Performer
Jerry Kaywell fairlight
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass, Percussion
Wayne Lindsey Conductor, Multi Instruments
Donnie Lyle Guitar
David Mansfield Guitar
Andy Martin Trombone
Bill Maxwell Percussion, Drums
Perry Morgan Background Vocals
Dean Parks Guitar
Arnold Ramsey Drums
Teddy Riley Multi Instruments
Harlan Rogers Synthesizer, Keyboards
Alfie Silas Background Vocals
Jim Slattery Keyboards
Scott Smith Trumpet
Steve Tavaglione Flute, Saxophone
Sheryl Walker Choir, Chorus
Doug Williams Vocals
Michael Williams Drums
Carvin Winans Percussion
Marvin Winans Keyboards
Vickie Winans Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
David Winans Guitar
Angelique Winans Choir, Chorus
Delores Winans Background Vocals
Stevie Wonder Harmonica, Vocals
Wayman Tisdale Track Performer
Dave Boroff Saxophone
BeBe Winans Background Vocals
Tim Bowman Choir, Chorus
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington Bass
Charlie Davis Trumpet
David E. Williams Guitar, Percussion
Debbie Leakey Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
The Winans Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Quincy Jones Executive Producer
James W. Alexander Arranger, Programming
Tom Keene rhythm arrangement
R. Kelly Producer
Andraé Crouch Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Mike Brown overdub engineer
Lafayette Carthon Pre-production Coordinator
Bob Cotton Engineer
David Ervin Programming
Vernon D. Fails String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
James Gadson drum programming
Peter Haden Engineer
Michael Iacopelli Engineer
Steven King Engineer
Win Kutz Engineer
Wayne Lindsey Arranger
Bill Maxwell Producer, Horn Arrangements
Benny Medina Executive Producer
Peter Mokran Programming, Engineer
Barney Perkins Engineer
Michael J. Powell Producer, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Teddy Riley Arranger, Producer
Jason Roberts overdub engineer
Scott Smith Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Steve Tavaglione Horn Arrangements
Carvin Winans Producer
Marvin Winans Producer
Michael Winans Producer
Warren Woods overdub engineer
Brett Richardson Engineer
Reggie Collins Discographical Annotation
Barry Hankerson Producer, Executive Producer
Scott Levitin Remastering
Bernard Bell Producer
Dave Way Engineer
Lin Woods Liner Notes
Leigh Hall Liner Note Coordination
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FAVORITE MALE GOSPEL GROUP

    The Winans' has greatly inspired me and my husband throughout the years of listening to them. I have been encouraged to "Trust in God" and "It's gonna be alright" and also to "Count it all joy" during my test and trials!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ALL THE SONGS I GREW UP ON

    This cd has all the songs I grew up on, I'm so happy I found it, PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Quite Simply...The Winans, Enough Said....

    In a world of music that contstantly transforms to please the masses people often times long for what was, for what is familiar, for what is true and pure. People desire music of the heart that transcends time and achieved ''classic'' even as it was released and was becoming popular. Christians who left the world to join the kingdom of God remember the days when they ''grooved'' and ''jammed'' and wonder, is all Godly music humdrum, ceremonial, sanctimonious, and dry? Those who are musically trained and have musical gifts search for intricate harmonies, calculated rhythms, and orchestrated arrangements that rival those of the most seasoned classically trained musicians, and lyrics with a message that are not boring. Hardcore Christians seek singers and musicians that don't water down the message and compromise the faith...with all that said, I give you the Winans. I grew up on them, as will my children, and I'll grow old on them.

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