Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls


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Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls

The soundtrack to Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls is a thematically sound effort that reflects the feel of the film to which it's associated. It does this so well that it actually earns the "music inspired by the film" tag on the cover when so many other jumbled messes of label priorities and unit-moving star power don't. Like the film, the music here is concerned with family and the unconditional, undying love that comes with it. Best of the bunch is Anthony Hamilton's moving ode to the family provider, "Struggle No More," which appears both in its original version and a polished remix with guests Jaheim and Musiq Soulchild. The often scandalous R. Kelly is suitably proper on his sweet and upbeat "Don't Let Go," while gospel powerhouse Yolanda Adams offers "Step Aside," which overflows with affirmation and emotion in a stripped-down setting, sounding very much like her hit "The Battle Is the Lord's." Of course, the track to focus on is "the first-ever recording by the Houston Family", "Family First," which features Whitney, her mother Cissy Houston, her cousin Dionne Warwick, and various Houston family members in a chorus. Whitney's voice is deep, a bit hoarse, a little rough, but very moving, and even if the children's choir thing has been overdone by this point -- the device was already used on "Struggle No More" -- Whitney's cries for compassion and her family's calls for strength will be deliciously voyeuristic for any fanatic, seeing as how her divorce to Bobby Brown was just underway at the time of recording. The executive producers of the album -- and Tyler Perry is one of them -- show their love of the current grown man's R&B with the final two cuts: the warrior anthem "Blood Sweat & Tears" from newcomer Governor and a moving cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" from Transitions member Charles "Gator" Moore. Everything else is satisfying and stays on topic, making this a solid collection and perfect souvenir for anyone who falls in love with the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/16/2007
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678999826
catalogNumber: 100783

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian McKnight   Vocals
Ronnie Garrett   Bass,Bass Guitar
Anthony Lockett   Guitar
Donnie Lyle   Guitar,Keyboards
Renee Morris   Choir, Chorus
Wilbert Richardson   Guitar
Mark Batson   Bass,Conductor,Drums,Keyboards
Michael Houston   Vocals
Jay Weigel   Conductor
Judy Peterson   Choir, Chorus
Tamika Scott   Choir, Chorus
Big Mac   Bass,Keyboards
Crystal Collins   Choir, Chorus
Gary Houston   Vocals
Rodney East   Keyboards
Herman "P Nut" Johnson   Drums,Keyboards
Delia Warrick   Vocals
Ray Watson   Vocals
Johnnie "Smurf" Smith   Keyboards
Adrian Hood   Vocals,Background Vocals
Cheyenne Elliott   Vocals
Sequia Bailey   Children's Voices
Kristina Brown   Vocals
Damon Elliott   Vocals

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Brian McKnight   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Mark Bingham   Engineer
David Anthony   Programming
S. Barnes   Composer
Ronnie Garrett   Composer,Producer
Bruce Irvine   Engineer
Kandice Love   Composer
Carlos McKinney   Composer,Producer
Renee Morris   Composer
Mark Batson   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
J. Oliver   Composer
Jason Goldstein   Engineer
Poke & Tone   Producer
Steve Sola   Composer
Wirlie Morris   Composer
Tamika Scott   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Melody Arrangement
Big Mac   drum programming
Abel Garibaldi   Engineer
Beyoncé Knowles   Producer
Kevin Liles   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Keith Pelzer   Contributor
Ian Mereness   Engineer
Ivan "Orthodox" Barias   Engineer,Instrumentation
Carvin "Ransum" Haggins   Engineer
Darren "Limitless" Henson   Contributor
Joel C. High   Producer
Matt Marrin   Vocal Engineer
Herman "P Nut" Johnson   Engineer
James Lopez   Marketing
Andros Rodriguez   Engineer
Adrian Hood   Composer,Vocal Producer
Christopher Terrell   Composer
Dagwood Anthony   Programming
Ari Levine   Engineer
Herb Magwood   Composer
Darnell Winston   Composer
Damon Elliott   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Producer,Instrumentation
Chris Wood   Engineer

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