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It Must Be Magic
     

It Must Be Magic

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by Teena Marie
 
The last of Teena Marie's four albums for Motown, It Must Be Magic found the songstress continuing to do all of her own writing, producing, and arranging, with magnificent results. Irons in the Fire proved that she didn't need the input of a big-name producer in order to deliver first-class albums, and Marie provided additional evidence of that fact on

Overview

The last of Teena Marie's four albums for Motown, It Must Be Magic found the songstress continuing to do all of her own writing, producing, and arranging, with magnificent results. Irons in the Fire proved that she didn't need the input of a big-name producer in order to deliver first-class albums, and Marie provided additional evidence of that fact on an album that offered such gems as the playful "Square Biz" (one of her biggest hits, and an early example of an R&B artist incorporating rap), the thought-provoking "Revolution" (inspired by the assassination of John Lennon and filled with references to the Beatles), and the gritty title song. Marie has periodically shown a strong love of jazz, which is exactly what happens on the ballad "Yes Indeed" and the sexy "Portuguese Love." It Must Be Magic was Marie's highest-charting album in the pop market, and thanks to a largely black following, the gold-seller just missed topping the R&B charts. ~ Alex Henderson & William Ruhlmann

Product Details

Release Date:
11/12/2002
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0044006498829
catalogNumber:
064988
Rank:
30139

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teena Marie   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Background Vocals
Rick James   Background Vocals,Voices
Patrice Rushen   Keyboards
Temptations   Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Saxophone,Tenor Flute
Bill Wolfer   Synthesizer
Jill Jones   Background Vocals
Oscar Alston   Bass
Pattie Brooks   Background Vocals
Arnell Carmichael   Background Vocals
Darren Carmichael   Background Vocals
Clifford J. Ervin   Piccolo Trumpet
John Ervin   Flute,Trombone
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Daniel LaMelle   Saxophone,Soloist
Tom McDermott   Guitar
Roy Poper   Piccolo Trumpet
Jackie Ruffin   Background Vocals
Rob Townsend   Voices
Allen McGrier   Synthesizer,Bass
Tony Brockert   Voices,Vocal Percussion
Paul Hines   Drums
Ginny Pallante   Voices
Kenneth Scott   Trumpet
Dierdre Joseph   Background Vocals
Lloyd Lindroth   Harp
Grant Taylor   Voices
Eric Butler   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Rick James   Vocal Arrangements
Teena Marie   Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Otis Williams   Contributor
Bobby Brooks   Engineer
Tom Flye   Engineer
Melvin Franklin   Contributor
Daniel LaMelle   Horn Arrangements
Paul Riser   String Arrangements
Harry Weinger   Producer
Allen McGrier   rhythm arrangement
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Eddie Howard   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Johnny Lee   Art Direction

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It Must Be Magic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I THINK THAT TEENA IS THE MOST GIFTED ARTIST. I HAVE BEEN A FAN SINCE DAY ONE OF HEARING HER VOICE, AND I AM WORKING AT TRYING TO BRING HER TO MY AREA MYSELF. THIS YOUNG LADY'S MUSIC TRANSCENDS AND REACHES PLACES IN MY SOUL.I KNOW IF YOU'VE NEVER HEARD HER BEFORE AND HEAR HER NOW THAT YOU WOULD THINK THAT THIS MUSIC WAS JUST RECORDED. I SAW HER IN ATLANTC CITY, NJ AND IT WAS MY FIRST TIME EVER, IT WAS SUCH AN AMAZING SHOW, SHE IS NOT IN OUR AREA THAT OFTEN, BUT I WILL TRY TO CHANGE THAT. BUY HER MUSIC YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED. MOONGLOW,NJ
Guest More than 1 year ago
Teena your the best since the first time i heard your music i was hooked, i love you Tee