Between Friends is the fourth release from urban contemporary singer Tamia, and is packed to the gills with displays of the artist's spectacular, elastic vocal talent. With production help from Shep Crawford and Rodney Jerkins, Between Friends offers up a range of tracks, including bouncy club numbers, sensual love songs, and mainstream pop and R&B. But while the music sounds great, it is Tamia's instrument that takes center stage throughout. The lead-off single, "Can't Get Enough," a pulsing slow jam, demonstrates her ability to be breathy and completely authoritative, whereas tracks like "Happy" show her voice at full throttle. It's no wonder Tamia has four Grammy nominations and two gold albums under her belt. Between Friends promises to be another feather in the singer's cap.
Performance CreditsTamia Primary Artist,Vocals
Rodney Jerkins Various,Musician
Jonathan Webb Bass Guitar
Eric Benét Vocals
Nora Payne Background Vocals
Shep Crawford Strings,Various,Musician
Kenya Ivey Background Vocals
Lisa Ivey Background Vocals
Robert Torres Guitar
Bryan Russell Bass Guitar
Agape Jerry Guitar
Anesha Birchett Background Vocals
Shalonda Crawford Background Vocals
Phillip Scott Various
Technical CreditsAretha Franklin Composer
Rodney Jerkins Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Nora Payne Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Shep Crawford Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production,Instrument Arrangement
Kenya Ivey Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins Composer
Mike Sroka Engineer
Delisha Thomas Composer
Anesha Birchett Composer
Shalonda Crawford Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Between Friends based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Tamia can sing hands down. Darkchild did his thing. Eric Benet kind of messed it up for me. He needs to work on his voice. I know him and Tamia teamed up on his album with their song "Spend My Life With You" and that was beautiful. The melodies on a few of her songs didn't make me want to sing along at times. That doesn't matter though because she can sing. She just needs to get better producers and keep Darkchild. She needs to hurry up and make another one by the end of this year or the beginning of next year.
Her Flawlessness has returned stronger, fresher, and much more mature on "Between Friends" than on her previous releases. This time around Tamia sings of the loves in her life (husband Grant Hill and daughter Myla). Her musical stylings are more reminiscent of the soul singers of the 70's. Tamia has not made a bad album yet and her first three albums will withstand the test time. Tamia is truly a craftswoman.