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Brenda Russell
     

Brenda Russell

by Brenda Russell
 
Upon the release of this album, Brenda Russell was not given the praise she was due. However, as the years have passed, her music has become priceless. This album only featured two single releases: "So Good, So Right" and "Way Back When." The former is a mellow yet jubilant number paced by an acoustic piano and an appealing arrangement.

Overview

Upon the release of this album, Brenda Russell was not given the praise she was due. However, as the years have passed, her music has become priceless. This album only featured two single releases: "So Good, So Right" and "Way Back When." The former is a mellow yet jubilant number paced by an acoustic piano and an appealing arrangement. It landed at number 15 on the Billboard R&B charts. The latter is a bouncy midtempo number fueled by a stringent string arrangement, peaking at 42. Fortunately, radio and the public picked up on this indelible album. Of the eight selections, none falls short of being exemplary. The most notable songs not released as singles are the progressively jazzy number "In the Thick of It" and the sentimental ballad "If Only for One Night." (Luther Vandross did an outstanding remake of the latter.) All the selections are arranged and produced with a universal appeal. The album was later re-released with the hit single "Piano in the Dark" as a bonus track. Brenda Russell's talent as a musician, writer, arranger, and singer is commendable, as are the efforts of producer André Fischer.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2000
Label:
A&M Super Budget
UPC:
0606949063726
catalogNumber:
490637
Rank:
35176

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Performance Credits

Brenda Russell   Primary Artist,Piano,Background Vocals
David McKelvy   Harmonica
Michele Aller   Background Vocals
Hector Andrade   Timbales
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
Kathy Collier   Background Vocals
Assa Drori   Concert Master
André Fischer   Drums
Venette Gloud   Background Vocals
Susaye Greene Brown   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Gary Herbig   Flute,Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Elaine Hill   Background Vocals
Steve Madaio   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Judd Miller   Trumpet
Doug Richardson   Tenor Saxophone
Tom Saviano   Soprano Saxophone
George Sopuch   Electric Guitar
Ron Stockert   Keyboards
Fred Tackett   Electric Guitar
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
Gerald Vinci   Concert Master
David Wolfert   Electric Guitar
Ed Brown   Bass
Doublerock Baptist Junior Choir   Choir, Chorus
Larry Williams   Flute,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Gary "U.S." Bonds   Composer
André Fischer   Producer
Norman Seeff   Cover Photo

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