Vance 32

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Much of Kenny Vance's debut solo album sounds (big surprise) a great deal like Jay & the Americans, with a slightly more sophisticated focus -- the way that group might've sounded had they been given the chance to advance into the 1970s, and also explored their own antecedents a little more thoroughly. "Blue Because of You" is easily the best moment on the album, a plunge back into early-'40s harmony vocal pop, with an R&B and small-band focus, but everything here is worth hearing -- more than once -- as Vance ranges across the pop/R&B landscape, all the while putting just enough of a singer/songwriter personality into the work so that this album might even have ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Much of Kenny Vance's debut solo album sounds (big surprise) a great deal like Jay & the Americans, with a slightly more sophisticated focus -- the way that group might've sounded had they been given the chance to advance into the 1970s, and also explored their own antecedents a little more thoroughly. "Blue Because of You" is easily the best moment on the album, a plunge back into early-'40s harmony vocal pop, with an R&B and small-band focus, but everything here is worth hearing -- more than once -- as Vance ranges across the pop/R&B landscape, all the while putting just enough of a singer/songwriter personality into the work so that this album might even have had a shot at selling at the time. Alas, it was too much of a stretch for radio stations and listeners in 1975, and not even the presence of the Walter Becker/Donald Fagen-authored "Parker's Band" could put it over to a mass public. It holds up magnificently, even three decades later, and is well worth tracking down in any form you can find it (and it has come back out in Japan as an audiophile-quality mini-LP CD and in America on Collectables).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431791929
  • Catalog Number: 7919
  • Sales rank: 124,912

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kenny Vance Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Larry Harlow Percussion, Keyboards
Betty Carter Vocals, Guest Appearance
Richard Davis Acoustic Bass
Seldon Powell Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist, Horn Section
Ernie Royal Trumpet, Horn Section
Grady Tate Drums
Joe Wilder Trumpet, Horn Section
Ralph MacDonald Percussion, African Drums
David Nadien Violin
Linda Martell Background Vocals
Peter Anders Background Vocals
Norris Turney Saxophone, Horn Section
Kiane Zawadi Trombone, Saxophone, Horn Section
Charles Coleman Keyboards
Ray Alonge French Horn, Horn Section
Wayne Andre Trombone, Saxophone, Horn Section
Julien Barber Viola
Arnold Black Violin
Garnett Brown Trombone, Saxophone, Horn Section
Sam Brown Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Myles Chase Keyboards
Arthur "Babe"Clarke Saxophone, Horn Section
Selwart Clarke Violin
Harry Cykman Violin
Noel DaCosta Violin
Cornell Dupree Guitar, Electric Guitar
Joel Dorn Bass (Vocal)
Jonathan Dorn Tuba, Bass (Vocal), Horn Section
Max Ellen Violin
Jerry Friedman Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Paul Gershman Violin
Donald Gladstone Bass, Bass Guitar
Milt Grayson Bass, Bass Guitar, Hand Clapping
Harry Lookofsky Violin
Sam Herman Acoustic Guitar
Theodore Israel Viola
Willis "Gator" Jackson Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Jack Jeffers Trombone, Saxophone, Horn Section
Fred Jones Voices
Tony Levin Bass
Hugh McCracken Harmonica
Charles McCracken Cello
Helene Miles Background Vocals
Kermit Moore Cello
David "Fathead" Newman Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Linda November Background Vocals
Gene Orloff Violin
Vini Poncia Background Vocals
Matthew Raimondi Violin
Bill Salter Bass, Bass Guitar
William Salter Bass Guitar
Gene Santini Bass, Bass Guitar
Alan Shulman Cello
Billy Slapin Saxophone, Horn Section
Richard Tee Keyboards
Ronnie Vance Voices
Harold Vick Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist, Horn Section
Willie Weeks Bass, Bass Guitar
Frank Wess Saxophone, Horn Section
Noel de Costa Violin
Marty Joe Kupersmith Background Vocals
Archie Levin Violin
Sandy Yaguda Background Vocals
Arthur Jenkins Jr. Keyboards
Paul Gersham Violin
John Mazzi Drums
William Slater Bass
Albert Fish Voices
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet, Horn Section
Al Brown & His Tunetoppers Viola
Orlando Rodriguez Choir, Chorus
Louie Argese Keyboards
Elliot Randall Electric Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Joe Malin Violin
Technical Credits
Kenny Vance Arranger, Composer
David Nadien String Section
Julien Barber String Section
Arnold Black String Section
Selwart Clarke String Section
Harry Cykman String Section
Noel DaCosta String Section
Joel Dorn Producer
Max Ellen String Section
Joe Ferla Engineer
Paul Gershman String Section
Harry Lookofsky String Section
Theodore Israel String Section
Morris Levy Composer
Charles McCracken String Section
Vince McGarry Engineer, Mastering
Kermit Moore String Section
Yoshiro Nagato Liner Notes
Gene Orloff String Section
Gene Paul Engineer
George Piros Mastering
Matthew Raimondi String Section
Alan Shulman String Section
Marty Joe Kupersmith Composer
Archie Levin String Section
Eugene Pitt Composer
Joel Brodsky Cover Photo
Tom Clack Sound Effects
Robert "Lip" Liftin Engineer, Remixing
Oscar Waltzer Composer
Richard Reicheg Composer
Al Brown & His Tunetoppers String Section
Steve Lyons Contributor
Joe Malin String Section
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