Down in the Delta

Down in the Delta

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Down in the Delta

Of the album's 16 tracks, the first eight are more of a hook for the mainstream pop and crossover R&B audience. The standout track from this first half is by far the live track from D'Angelo, "Heaven Must Be Like This." Otherwise, this portion of the soundtrack has appeal, but is at times typical of the genre and moment, lacking in substance. The depth of the soundtrack begins with a selection from Chaka Khan (track nine); "Don't Talk 2 Strangers" is also to be found on her 1998 NPG Records debut, Come 2 My House. From here on out, the music is much more listenable and impressive for its creative output than its commercial appeal. A pleasant surprise is the track from Angelou friends and past collaborators Ashford and Simpson, whose "Uh Uh Ooh Ooh Look Out Here It Comes" is just a slice of heaven. Additionally, the seductive Tracie Spencer offering "The Rain" is lovemaking music at its best and a great reintroduction to the beloved diva. A few stumbles along the way, but overall, a very satisfying and enjoyable listening experience.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/08/1998
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724384691424
catalogNumber: 46914

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Antoinette   Track Performer
Sounds of Blackness   Track Performer
Sweet Honey in the Rock   Track Performer
Ashford & Simpson   Track Performer
Janet Jackson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Gerald LeVert   Vocals
Tracie Spencer   Track Performer
Luther Vandross   Track Performer
Gerald Albright   Soprano Saxophone
Rob Mounsey   Keyboards
Ricky Peterson   Keyboards
Cassandra Wilson   Track Performer
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jevetta Steele   Vocals
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Vocals
Darrell "Delite" Allamby   Multi Instruments
David Barry   Guitar
Michael Bland   Drums
Nitanju Bolade Casel   Vocals
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Lincoln Browder   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chaka Khan   Track Performer
Stanley Clarke   Multi Instruments,Track Performer
D'Angelo   Track Performer
Curtis Dowd   Keyboards
Ivan Hampden   Drums
Evelyn Harris   Vocals
Dave Ivory   Guitar
Hilary James   Track Performer
Neil Jason   Bass
Aisha Kahlil   Vocals
Eddie Levert   Vocals
Sean LeVert   Vocals
Terry Lewis   Multi Instruments
Meshell Ndegeocello   Track Performer
Marcus Miller   Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Antoinette Roberson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir Director
Valerie Simpson   Vocals
Larry Sims   Trumpet
Billy Steele   Keyboards,Vocals
Shawn Stockman   Track Performer
Andrea Wallace   Vocals
Stevie Wonder   Vocals,Multi Instruments,Track Performer
Sherena Wynn   Background Vocals
Keb' Mo'   Track Performer
Gary Hines   Keyboards
Jazzyfatnastees   Track Performer
Roots   Group
Quan Howell   Vocals
Franklin Wharton   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Louis J. Wilson   Tenor Saxophone
Carrie Harrington   Vocals
Leonard Hubbard   Bass
James "Big Jim" Wright   Organ
Harvey Mason   Multi Instruments
Geoffrey Jones   Vocals
Bridgette Washington   Vocals
Gwen Williams   Vocals
Sedrick Jenkins   Vocals
Dondra Harris   Vocals
Rayvaline Harrell   Choir Director
Phreddra Evans   Vocals
Lynne Erickson   Trumpet
James Henderson   Vocals
Kenny Holmen   Clarinet,Flute,Saxophone
Scott Storch   fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Janet Jackson   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Gerald LeVert   Arranger,Producer
Luther Vandross   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Rob Mounsey   Arranger
Tony Black   Engineer
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Producer
Darrell "Delite" Allamby   Producer
Neal Avron   Engineer
Ray Bardani   Engineer
Lee Blaske   String Arrangements
Randy Bowland   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Chaka Khan   Producer
Stanley Clarke   Producer
Fred Dirby   Engineer
Curtis Dowd   Arranger,Programming
Valerie Ghent   Engineer
Brad Gilderman   Engineer
Steve Hodge   Engineer
David Isaac   Engineer,drum programming,Sound Design
Dave Ivory   Engineer
Terry Lewis   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Marcus Miller   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Toshi Reagon   Producer
Max Risenhoover   Sound Design
Valerie Simpson   Producer
Jon Smeltz   Engineer
Shawn Stockman   Producer
Craig Street   Producer
Stevie Wonder   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Mike Zook   Engineer
Steve Durkee   Engineer
Richard Nichols   Executive Producer
Roots   Producer
Ron A. Shaffer   Engineer
Paul Osborn   Engineer
Harvey Mason   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Ivan "St. Ives" Walker   Engineer
Jeff Taylor   Engineer,drum programming
Steve Noonan   Engineer
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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