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Fortunate
     

Fortunate

by Lathun
 
This talented singer, songwriter, musician, and producer has been performing since he was in grade school. And after honing his skills working with artists such as Immature (now IMX), Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, and the Raphael Saadiq-backed girl group Willie Max, Lathun is poised to become Motown's next new star with his debut disc Fortunate.

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This talented singer, songwriter, musician, and producer has been performing since he was in grade school. And after honing his skills working with artists such as Immature (now IMX), Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, and the Raphael Saadiq-backed girl group Willie Max, Lathun is poised to become Motown's next new star with his debut disc Fortunate.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Lathun, another signing by Kedar Massenburg (the new-millennium Motown impresario who backed Erykah Badu and Remy Shand, among others), debuted with a collection of smooth, downtempo love jams. Fortunate certainly isn't lacking in soul; Lathun's falsetto is rangy, strong, and devastatingly evocative. He's also a solid songwriter who produced most of the tracks here, with the spidery-thin guitar and keyboard washes that speak to the heavy '70s influence found here, there, and everywhere on contemporary R&B releases. One of the highlights, "When Love Came In," matches Lathun with India.Arie, both singers striving to spread more honey than the other (it's a draw). Another song, "Sweetest Thing," is just that, though as pleasant as it sounds, Lathun can't hide the similarities to D'Angelo (or isn't interested in trying). Unlike Remy Shand's The Way I Feel, though, Fortunate simply can't rise above its inspirations to become a stand-alone record for 2002.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0044001670428
catalogNumber:
016704

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Performance Credits

Lathun   Primary Artist,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Castaways   Background Vocals
Eileen Folson   Strings
Mark Batson   Organ,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Benjamin Love   Harmonica
Gloria Smith   Background Vocals
Raymond Watkins   Bass,Drums
Judith Insell   Strings
Carl Robinson   Guitar
Nioka Workman   Strings
India.Arie   Track Performer
Marlene Rice   Strings

Technical Credits

Bernard Belle   Producer,Engineer
Kedar Massenburg   Executive Producer
Robert Sims   Art Direction
Alvin Speights   Engineer
Mark Batson   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Avery Johnson   Vocal Engineer
Raymond Watkins   Producer
Carl Robinson   Engineer
Lathun   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Eric Schlotzer   Engineer
Kim Lee   Creative Coordinator

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