Greatest Love Songs CD (2002)

Artist: Will Downing

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Label Uni/hip-O Records
SKU 60513456
UPC 731458406327
UPC 14 00731458406327
Format CD
Release Date 1/15/2002
Author Will Downing
Associated Artist/Work Sesame Street
Artist Influence Al Green (Vocals)
Artist Influence Arthur Baker
Artist Influence Barry White
Artist Influence Bill Withers
Artist Influence Donny Hathaway
Artist Influence Eddie Levert
Artist Influence James Ingram (Vocals/Keys)
Artist Influence John Coltrane
Artist Influence Kool & the Gang
Artist Influence Luther Vandross
Artist Influence Marvin Gaye
Artist Influence Smokey Robinson
Artist Influence Stevie Wonder
Artist Influence Teddy Pendergrass
Artist Contemporary Atlantic Starr
Artist Contemporary Babyface
Artist Contemporary Bill Withers
Artist Contemporary Billy Ocean
Artist Contemporary Boney James
Artist Contemporary Brian McKnight
Artist Contemporary Champaign
Artist Contemporary Charlie Wilson
Artist Contemporary Creative Source
Artist Contemporary Eric Ben?t
Artist Contemporary Freddie Jackson
Artist Contemporary Gerald Albright
Artist Contemporary Gregory Abbott
Artist Contemporary Howard Hewett
Artist Contemporary Hugh Harris
Artist Contemporary James Ingram (Vocals/Keys)
Artist Contemporary Jennifer Holliday (Singer/Actress)
Artist Contemporary Johnny Gill
Artist Contemporary Luther Vandross
Artist Contemporary Mica Paris
Artist Contemporary Natalie Cole
Artist Contemporary Nona Hendryx
Artist Contemporary Patti LaBelle
Artist Contemporary Peabo Bryson
Artist Contemporary Phil Perry
Artist Contemporary Philip Bailey
Artist Contemporary Ralph Tresvant
Artist Contemporary Regina Belle
Artist Contemporary Roberta Flack
Artist Contemporary The Moments
Artist Follower Jaheim
Technical Info
Engineer Alec Head
CatalogID 584063
Lable Name Hip-O
Released 01/15/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731458406327
Musical Guests
Mica Paris
Jonathan Butler
Chante Moore
Alex Foster
Audrey Wheeler
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Will Downing, Mica Paris, Audrey Wheeler, Chante Moore (vocals); Ronnie Foster (arranger); Jonathan Butler (guitar); Alex Foster (saxophone); Anthony Jackson (bass).
Producers include: Will Downing, Barry J. Eastmond, Wayne Brathwaite, Ronnie Foster, Rex Rideout.
Compilation producers: Donald Cleveland, Harry Weinger.
Recorded between 1988 and 2000. Includes liner notes by Will Downing and Donald Cleveland.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Donald Cleveland.
Photographer: Carol Friedman.
Arranger: Ronnie Foster.
Greatest Love Songs compiles many of smooth vocalist Will Downing's best and most passionate songs, beginning with his self-titled album (1988) and reaching all the way to his later work with Motown, All the Man You Need (2000). It's a nicely balanced compilation, featuring a few songs from each of Downing's albums, including some of his R&B hits such as "Free," "I Try," and "I Go Crazy." Since most of Downing's albums can be quite spotty, it's convenient to have a distillation of his work such as this, even if it focuses mostly on his more seductive and gentle songs. As an added bonus, Downing includes brief observations on each of the songs in the liner notes. ~ Jason Birchmeier
Artist Overview
An often-underrated R&B/soul vocalist, Will Downing began his career in the 1980s appearing on various albums by hitmakers of the era, and finally hit an impressive streak of albums for the GRP label, starting in 2002 with SENSUAL JOURNEY. Anchored in a vintage 1970s sound that never feels forced, the Brooklyn-based singer uses his expressive, deep voice to relate intriguing tales of romance. Frequently aiding Downing is smooth-jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright, who has proven to be a perfect foil for the sensitive crooner.
Disc 1
1 Free
2 Where Is The Love - (with Mica Paris)
3 Closer To You
4 Wishing On A Star - (radio edit)
5 I'll Wait
6 Giving My All To You
7 I Try
8 I Go Crazy
9 Lover's Paradise
10 Sorry, I
11 Don't Wait For Love - (with Jonathan Butler)
12 All About You
13 Eternal Love - (with Audrey Wheeler)
14 If She Knew
15 When You Need Me - (with Chante Moore)
16 Only A Moment Away

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