by The Katinas

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No, the Samoan-born Katina brothers haven't turned in a collection of island fare. Known for blending urban, hip-hop, pop, and R&B styles, the Katinas address all of their diverse musical influences on Roots. This projects gets off to an uncharacteristically slick start, with opening tracks "Are you Ready," "Freedom," and "Come Back to Love" bearing a glossy pop sound and smooth -- some might say bland -- sensibility. But it's in the spare strains of "Faithfully" that Roots finds its emotional core. Featuring Tommy Sims (co-writer of Eric Clapton's hit "Change the World"), the beautiful vocal performance and layered production resonates with restrained power as the song delivers its message of love and thanksgiving. Though Roots heads in a decidedly more adult-pop direction than previous efforts, there's still plenty to delight here.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Gotee Records
UPC: 0669447292326
catalogNumber: 72923

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Katinas   Primary Artist,Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
David Davidson   Strings
James Katina   Bass,Group Member
John Katina   Drums
Joseph Katina   Drums,Group Member
Sam Katina   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Clavinet,Claves,Group Member
Bryan Lenox   Keyboards
Tommy Sims   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Tim Akers   Piano,Hammond Organ
David May   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Pete Kipley   Guitar
John Reuben   Guest Appearance
Ken Lewis   Percussion
Robert "Aurel M" Marvin   Multi Instruments

Technical Credits

Mark Lowry   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Chris Faulk   Composer
Jim Hammerly   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
James Katina   Composer
Jesse Katina   Composer
John Katina   Composer
Sam Katina   Composer
Bryan Lenox   Producer,Engineer
Toby McKeehan   Executive Producer
Steve Short   Engineer
Jule Styne   Composer
David May   Composer
Katinas   Arranger,Producer,Adaptation
Dave Wyatt   Composer,Producer
Pete Kipley   Composer,Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Joey Elwood   Executive Producer
Chrissy Conway   Composer
Lee Bridges   Engineer
Robert "Aurel M" Marvin   Producer,Engineer
John Zappin   Composer
Kene "Ghost" Bell   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer

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