How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How Stella Got Her Groove Back


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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

By the time they assembled the soundtrack for the film adaptation of Terry McMillan's acclaimed novel How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis were no longer the hippest names in urban soul, but they hadn't lost their groove. They still knew what worked and what didn't within the context of urban R&B, they could still write strong songs, and they had a keen eye for talent. All of which is a complicated way of saying that How Stella Got Her Groove Back is an exceptional soundtrack -- a well-constructed, consistently entertaining collection that manages to be cohesive despite its eclecticism. Or maybe, it's successful because of its diversity -- it's great to hear the music slyly shift from updated Soul II Soul grooves to reggae to hip-hop to urban ballads. Everything is tied together by a classy, stylish attitude and sultry production that makes even the weaker songs sound alluring. Boasting highlights from Stevie Wonder & Wyclef Jean, Shaggy & Janet, Mary J. Blige, Big Punisher & Beenie Man, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, Maxi Priest and K-Ci & JoJo, How Stella Got Her Groove Back comes close to matching the dazzling heights of Waiting to Exhale and Soul Food, and that's good company indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/1998
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811180621
catalogNumber: 11806

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Performance Credits

Maxi Priest   Track Performer
Boyz II Men   Track Performer
Janet Jackson   Track Performer
Soul II Soul   Track Performer
Caron Wheeler   Track Performer
Chanté Moore   Track Performer
Beenie Man   Track Performer
Jazzie B.   Track Performer
Mary J. Blige   Track Performer
Diana King   Track Performer
Meshell Ndegeocello   Track Performer
Nadine Sutherland   Track Performer
Stevie Wonder   Track Performer
Shaggy   Track Performer
Lady Saw   Track Performer
K-Ci & JoJo   Track Performer
Wyclef Jean   Track Performer
Big Pun   Track Performer
Rufus Blaq   Rap

Technical Credits

Robert Kraft   Contributor
Eddison Electrik   Producer
Jimmy Jam   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Terry Lewis   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Salaam Remi   Producer
Kevin Sullivan   Executive Producer
Deborah Schindler   Executive Producer
Drew FitzGerald   Art Direction
Kevin Ford   Producer

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