Rich Girl

Rich Girl

by Angie Stone


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Rich Girl

Those who have found something to enjoy in each one of Angie Stone's albums might be confused by the singer's liner notes for Rich Girl, the singer's first album for Saguaro Road. She alludes to having done too much collaborative work in the recent past, declaring "I shaved a lot of my originality off when merging with so many other people." Her outside projects haven't been all that numerous, and she is joined here by around two dozen fellow songwriters and roughly half as many co-producers. On one hand, who's to argue with an artist who says her new work is more herself than the material from her recent past? On the other, this album doesn't offer as many high points as her two previous Stax albums, and it's as scattered quality-wise as it is stylistically diverse. Stone's beaming, easygoing nature and typically excellent vocals save the majority of the substandard material. Some fans will be dismayed by the shortage of throwbacks to classic soul, but "U Lit My Fire" is a knockout, one that begins with a sly Taana Gardner fake-out before settling into one of her most seductive numbers. If Stone really wanted to get back to basics, she could have made a whole album with the terminally undervalued Mike City. His smacking but smoothened grooves are a great fit, heard on the synthesizer-laced disco funk of "Backup Plan" and the stout hip-hop bounce of "Right in Front of Me" (the latter something like Donell Jones' "Spend the Night" on weight gainer).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2012
Label: Saguaro Road Records
UPC: 0610583421323
catalogNumber: 26677

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Angie Stone   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Alvin Speights   Bass,Bass Guitar
Malcolm Jamal Warner   Bass
Diamond Stone   Vocals
Charlene "Tweet" Keys   Vocals
Ametria Dock   Background Vocals
Demond Mickens   Synthesizer,Piano,Bass Guitar,Electric Piano,Background Vocals,fender rhodes,Keyboard Synthesizer,Drum Loop
Korey Bowie   Guitar,Background Vocals,Keyboard Synthesizer
Y'anna Crawley   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Owens   Guitar
Danetra Moore   Vocals
Bruce Robinson   Guitar
Reger "Ross" Smith   Bass
Levi B. Stephens   Guitar
Kameron Jones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John McLain   Executive Producer
Alvin Speights   Engineer
Angie Stone   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Bruce Walker   Executive Producer
Bas Hartong   Executive Producer
Mike City   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Jared Anderson   Composer
Corey "Co-T" Tatum   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Malcolm Jamal Warner   Composer
Mike Jason   Executive Producer
Olivia Kim   Editorial Research
Charlene "Tweet" Keys   Composer
Robert Gerongco   Composer
Sam Gerongco   Composer
Ametria Dock   Composer
Demond Mickens   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Korey Bowie   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,drum programming,Vocal Producer
Paris Hollins   Engineer
Y'anna Crawley   Composer
Kollective Music   Instrumentation
James Owens   Composer
Aaron Freedom Lyles   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Danetra Moore   Composer
Bobby Brass   Producer,Instrumentation
Gary Noel   Composer
Temeka Gaither   Composer
Joy Campbell   Composer
Warren K. Jones   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Sammy Blues   Producer,Instrumentation
Levi B. Stephens   Composer,Producer
Kevin D. Owens   Composer
Kameron Jones   Composer
James Owens   Composer,Instrumentation
Isaac L. Lewis   Composer,Producer
Carnell Damahn Bowden AKA Big C-Style   Composer

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