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Somethin' Bout Love
     

Somethin' Bout Love

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by Brian Culbertson
 
There is a strange but beautiful irony that occurs when an artist writes a great song upon the death of a loved one. Doubtful that Brian Culbertson was aiming for one of Somethin' Bout Love's (Atlantic) most emotionally rich tunes when he wrote the powerful gospel of "I'm Gonna Miss You" for his late manager Howard Lowe II, but he and co-writer/vocalist

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There is a strange but beautiful irony that occurs when an artist writes a great song upon the death of a loved one. Doubtful that Brian Culbertson was aiming for one of Somethin' Bout Love's (Atlantic) most emotionally rich tunes when he wrote the powerful gospel of "I'm Gonna Miss You" for his late manager Howard Lowe II, but he and co-writer/vocalist Lori Perry achieve just that. Unlike similar tunes in American culture that come across as generic, the poignant lyrics are specific to the artist-manager relationship, adding to the tune's uniqueness. The previous ten tracks are typically engaging Culbertson: irresistibly bubbly piano melodies over easy funk grooves, and engaging guest shots by genre artists like saxman Steve Cole (whose alto jams alongside the piano on the hook as Ricky Peterson's Hammond B-3 simmers like a finger on the trigger in the background), Paul Jackson, Jr., Wayman Tisdale, and Dave Koz. Part of the Culbertson lore has him becoming a smooth jazz star while pursuing his love of film scoring. "The Rise and Fall (Of Loving You)," a powerful duet with Koz, soars like the climactic scene in a romantic movie. Culbertson should also further cultivate his love for brassy R&B/blues funk, as the jammin' "Back in the Day" -- featuring the keyboardist playing trumpet and trombone -- which rings like a classic Earth, Wind & Fire type tune.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1999
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678323720
catalogNumber:
83237

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Performance Credits

Brian Culbertson   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Trombone,Trumpet,Keyboards,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Howard Hewett   Vocals
Dave Koz   Saxophone
Ricky Peterson   Hammond Organ
Michael Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Josie Aiello   Background Vocals
Alex Al   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Ray Fuller   Guitar
Steve Grisette   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Tony Maiden   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Lori Perry   Vocals,Background Vocals
Richard Patterson   Bass
Donnell Spencer   Vocals
Todd Sucherman   Drums
Fred White   Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Ad-Libs
Michael White   Cymbals,Drums
Wayman Tisdale   Bass
Steve Cole   Saxophone
Jim Culbertson   Flugelhorn,Muted Trumpet
Gerey Johnson   Guitar,wah wah guitar
Oscar Seaton   Cymbals,Drums,Hi Hat
Kevin Chandler   Background Vocals
Steve Johnson   Cymbals

Technical Credits

Brian Culbertson   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Bass Programming
Michael Manson   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
George Nauful   Executive Producer
Lori Perry   Vocal Arrangements
Steve Sykes   Engineer
Steve Weeder   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Craig Bauer   Producer,Engineer,Pro-Tools
Dave Hutten   Pro-Tools
Scott Steiner   Producer,Engineer,Pro-Tools
Thomas Bricker   Art Direction
Jennifer Davis   grooming
Eddie King   Engineer

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