Steppin Across the U.S.A., Vol. 1

Steppin Across the U.S.A., Vol. 1

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Steppin Across the U.S.A., Vol. 1

Stepping has become a known dance style that originated in Chicago. It's really nothing scientific -- mostly mid-tempo songs from the '70s and '80s are used. Rhino did a so-so collection in 2000 entitled Steppin' Out. As the style began to get more popular, it was clear different labels would release even more sets. In 2001 the record company Steppin Muzak Records released six titles at once with songs well known to aficionados of the dancing style. For those who aren't familiar with the culture, the songs from this first volume are mostly lost jazz, R&B, or fusion gems from the '70s and '80s. The '80s are represented by War member Lonnie Jordan's "The Affair" and Gerry Woo's smooth 1987 track "Help Yourself." Acts and songs from the '90s -- including Degrees of Motion, Ron Johnson, and Billy Porter -- all pale in comparison to the stronger, older efforts. Only Toshi Kubota's "Nothing but Your Love" from 2000 stands tall with the other songs. Steppin Across the U.S.A., Vol. 1 isn't definitive due to some inclusions and the running time, but it's a fine way to kick off a set that will work on many levels.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2002
Label: Steppin Muzak
UPC: 0650787032727
catalogNumber: 327

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Winkler   Track Performer
Tashan   Track Performer
Gerry Woo   Track Performer
Lonnie Jordan   Track Performer
Toshi Kubota   Track Performer
Ronnie Henson   Track Performer
Billy Porter   Track Performer
Angel Grant   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Joan Armatrading   Composer
Mark Winkler   Composer
Toshi Kubota   Composer
Dan Siegel   Composer
Russ Desalvo   Composer
Willie Edwards   Artwork
Tashan Rashad   Composer
Arnie Roman   Composer
Lori Barth   Composer
Jacob Soltes   Graphic Design

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Steppin Across the U.S.A., Vol. 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd attracted my attention by one artist Tashan and his song Got The Right Attitude. If anyone out there can tell me where I can get a copy of Chasing A Dream and On The Horizon both by Tashan,please contact me. Thanks