Ain't Nobody Worryin'

Ain't Nobody Worryin'

by Anthony Hamilton
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Ain't Nobody Worryin'

After enduring ten years of busted label deals and other forms of neglect, Anthony Hamilton finally caught a break. Though 2003's Comin' from Where I'm From only threatened to crack the Top 30, it became a steady seller on the back of the slow and lean "Charlene" -- a risky pick for a single since it sounded nothing like "Yeah!," "Lean Back," or any of the ballads that were getting rotation on R&B stations at the time -- and eventually went platinum. A disc of previously unreleased recordings, Soulife, debuted near the Top Ten in mid-2005 and made it clear that Hamilton had become a major artist with a hungry following to prove it. Ain't Nobody Worryin' will enhance his rep. Had "Charlene" flopped, the album might've come out a little different -- perhaps a little more pop, with a couple guest MCs and some bouncier beats -- but it's even more organic and individualistic than its predecessor. It's also more poignant. Despite what it looks like, the sentiment in the album's title and song of the same name is a world apart from Bobby McFerrin's carefree "Don't Worry, Be Happy": as Hamilton lays it out, people are either too resigned to their problems or too caught up in them to worry. This seriousness transfers to "Preacher's Daughter," a criticism of preachers who are too occupied to take care of their own, as well as the opening "Where Did It All Go Wrong," a breakup song that's as stunned (and nearly as stunning) as Bill Withers' "Hope She'll Be Happier." There's also "Never Love Again," the kind of heartbroken ballad that's potent and sweet enough to sadden someone who's in a completely different situation. But all of this only covers one third of a well-rounded album that's as generous in its expressions of optimism, faith, and lasting love. With spiritual songs both personal ("Pass Me Over") and universal ("Everybody," simultaneously a convincing reggae jam), Hamilton extends his reach with confidence, and easygoing songs like "Southern Stuff," "Sista Big Bones," "The Truth," and "Change Your World" give the album more depth. Studio do-it-all Mark Batson is a regular presence again, while Dre & Vidal, James Poyser, Raphael Saadiq, Ahmir Thompson, and Kevin Wooten help out in smaller capacities, giving Hamilton more modernized '70s-soul backdrops that ideally complement the singer's ruggedly smooth voice. Regardless of the decade you're living in, this is an album to live with.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2005
Label: So So Def
UPC: 0828767427829
catalogNumber: 74278

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anthony Hamilton   Primary Artist,Vocals
Davis A. Barnett   Viola
Christopher Farr   Saxophone
Dave Forman   Guitar
Larry Gold   Cello
Bruce Irvine   Horn Engineer
Norris Sirone Jones   Guitar
Pino Palladino   Bass
James Poyser   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Mark Batson   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Raphael Saadiq   Guitar
Tim Gordon   Trumpet
Emma Kummrow   Violin
?uestlove   Drums
Kelvin Wooten   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet,fender rhodes
John Thornton   Trombone
Richard Jenkins   Drums
Stacey Richardson   Background Vocals
Matt Cappy   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
David Balfour   Keyboards
Curtis Chambers   Guitar
Tarsha McMillian   Background Vocals
Bobby Ozuna   Percussion,Drums,Turntables
Christopher "Wurlwyde" Pottinger   Bass,Percussion
Andy Skaggs   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gloria Justen   Violin

Technical Credits

Larry Gold   String Arrangements
Bruce Irvine   Engineer
James Poyser   Composer,Producer
Mark Batson   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Raphael Saadiq   Composer,Producer
Anthony Hamilton   Composer,Executive Producer
?uestlove   Composer
Kelvin Wooten   Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming,Organ Arrangement
Andre Harris   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Daniel Romero   Engineer
Vidal Davis   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Courtney Walter   Art Direction
Jake & the Phatman   Producer
Ryan Moys   Engineer
Vincent Dilorenzo   Engineer
John Tanksley   Engineer
David Balfour   Composer
Aaron Fessel   Engineer
Bobby Ozuna   Composer
Christopher "Wurlwyde" Pottinger   Producer
Eli Davis   Executive Producer

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Ain't Nobody Worryin' 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been following Anthony Hamilton's music since Charlene and I must say that this guy is amazing. He doesn't dissapoint, I have listened to all 3 of his albums and he is just growing with each album. Anthony you are the best
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anthony is 1 of my favorite artist out today who sings from his soul, this brother is so talented with range. I wish him the best of look in his music career.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This whole CD is WONDERFUL....... The song "Change Your World" will bring tears to your eyes it is so beautiful. Keep it up Anthony, I mean Mr. Hamilton.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this album yesterday and I haven't stopped listening to it. I love the variety, there's something for almost everyone. Mr. Hamilton has created another authentic Soul album. This is certainly an album to add to your collection...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago