The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

by Vanessa Williams
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The Right Stuff

The disc is evenly divided between dance-floor fodder and AOR fluff, and it ain't half bad. Despite the fact that Williams works with six producers and eight songwriters, the disc has a consistent feel, and while Vanessa doesn't have a voice suited to belting out raunchy R&B, she's smart enough to stay within her limitations and let her personality take up the slack.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
UPC: 0042283569423

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vanessa Williams   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Johnny Gill   Background Vocals
Patrice Rushen   Keyboards
Gerald Albright   Flute,Saxophone
Rachelle Ferrell   Background Vocals
Mike Bakst   Keyboards
Kelly Barretto   Background Vocals
Adil Bayyan   Background Vocals
Danny Bell   scratching,Turntables
Chuckii Booker   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Daryl Burgee   Percussion
Charles Veal   Fiddle
John Clark   Guitar
Jonathan Clark   Guitar
Carol Coleman   Background Vocals
Lisa Collins   Background Vocals
Racquel Cox   Background Vocals
Michelle Davis   Vocals,Background Vocals
DeVere Duckett   Background Vocals
Lori Fulton   Background Vocals
Stacy Gibson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Nestor Gomez   Guitar
Kenneth Harris   Background Vocals
Nikki Harris   Background Vocals
Laura Hunter   Vocals,Background Vocals
Winston Johnson   Synthesizer,Synclavier
Kipper Jones   Background Vocals
John Lucus   Background Vocals
Lewis A. Martineé   Keyboards
Norm Mertin   Guitar
Cornelius Mims   Bass
Greg Moore   Guitar
Samayah Motley   Background Vocals
Dennis Nelson   Guitar
Orlando Nunez   Background Vocals
Derek Organ   Drums
Thomas Organ   Guitar
Brenda Kay Pierce   Background Vocals
Susan Probias   Background Vocals
Donald Robinson   Keyboards
Larry Robinson   Drums,Keyboards
Angel Rogers   Background Vocals
Darryl Ross   Keyboards,Sampling
Rex Salas   Keyboards
Hank Shocklee   Drums,Sampling
DaVonda Simmons   Background Vocals
Fro Sosa   Keyboards
Darren Spencer   Background Vocals
Donnell Spencer   Background Vocals
Dave Stewart   Background Vocals
Craig Tankerd   Background Vocals
Fred Wesley   Trombone
Eric Sadler   Drums,Sampling
Bill Stephney   Drums,Sampling
Tommy Organ   Guitar
Dixonda Simmons   Background Vocals
David Paul Bryant   Keyboards,Sampling
Rick Smith   Bass,Keyboards
Amir Bayyan   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Keith John   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Adil Bayyan   drum programming
Danny Bell   Contributor
David Bianco   Engineer
Chuckii Booker   Arranger
Craig Burbidge   Engineer
Peter Dlugokencky   Engineer
Michael Frenke   Engineer
Juno Hoo   Contributor
Rod Hui   Remixing
Winston Johnson   Engineer
Kipper Jones   Vocal Arrangements
Lewis A. Martineé   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Lance Muliagatele   Sound Effects
Donald Robinson   Arranger,Producer
Larry Robinson   Arranger,Producer
Darryl Ross   Producer,drum programming
Jim Salamone   Contributor,drum programming
Rex Salas   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Steve Shepherd   Engineer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Mike Bona   Engineer
Mike Tarsia   Engineer
Paul Scott   Engineer
Allen Scott Plotkin   Engineer
Steve Van Arden   Engineer
David Paul Bryant   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Gerry Brown   Engineer
Joseph Curiale   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Amir Bayyan   Arranger,Composer,Producer,drum programming

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The Right Stuff 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To be honest Vanessa Williams's voice isn't perfect, but there isn't a singer alive who's voice is? William's really is an underestimated singer, her voice is as sexy and as confident as her album cover photos. The backing tracks may be smooth R&B drival, but somehow she only she can make those tracks work for her. Tracks like Dreamin' really stand out, and is actually the highlight of the album as a whole. If only there were 10 songs more like it the album would have been a smash. Overall Right Stuff is a good effort, and is a step in the right direction for her, as you can hear in her proceeding albums.