Soulbook CD (2009)

Artist: Rod Stewart

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Product Overview

Rod Stewart has teamed up with Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige for duets on his album Soulbook. The album features Stewart's interpretations of '60s and '70s soul classics including "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" and "It's the Same Old Song." Stevie Wonder accompanies Stewart on harmonica in an update of his 1969 hit "My Cherie Amour," while Smokey Robinson appears on "Tracks of my Tears," which he recorded with the Miracles in 1965.

Track Listing
1. It's The Same Old Song
2. My Cherie Amour (Feat. Stevie Wonder)
3. You Make Me Feel Brand New (Feat. Mary J. Blige)
4. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
5. Tracks Of My Tears (Feat. Smokey Robinson)
6. Let It Be Me Duet (Feat. Jennifer Hudson)
7. Rainy Night In Georgia
8. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
9. Love Train
10. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
11. Wonderful World
12. If You Don't Know Me By Now
13. Just My Imagination


Label J Records/sbme
SKU 212442812
UPC 886973025628
UPC 14 00886973025628
Format CD
Release Date 10/26/2009
Author Rod Stewart
Associated Artist/Work Adams, Bryan
Associated Artist/Work Clapton, Eric
Associated Artist/Work Elton, Ben
Associated Artist/Work Faces
Associated Artist/Work N-Trance
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Technical Info
Engineer Chuck Kentis; Jon Allen; Paul "Scooby" Smith; Andrew Hey; Darwin Best; Ryan Petrie; Kenny Moran; Al Schmitt; Niko Bolas; Steve Genewick
Producer Chuck Kentis; Steve Jordan; Steven "Steven J." Jordan; Steve Tyrell
CatalogID 30256
Lable Name J Records
Released 10/26/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 47m : 13s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00886973025628
Musical Guests
Stevie Wonder
Mary J. Blige
Smokey Robinson
Jennifer Hudson
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rod Stewart (vocals, background vocals); Bob Mann (guitar, mandolin, keyboards); Dean Parks, Michael Landou, Donald Kirkpatrick, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Paul Warren , Ray Parker, Jr. (guitar); Gayle Levant (harp); Joel Pargman, John Wittenberg, Brian Benning, Anatoly Rosinsky, Searmi Park, Shari Zippert, Phillip Levy , Marisa Polesky, Kathleen Robertson , Jesica Munson, Gina Kronstadt, Mark Robertson , Bruce Dukov, Julie Gigante, Roger Wilkie, Roy Brewer, Neel Hammond, Nicole Garcia, Susan Chatman, Mark Cargill, Charlie Bisharat (violin); Beth Luscombe, Marlow Fisher, Jennifer Puckett, Karen Elaine, Robert Brophy , Dave Walther (viola); The New Memphis Strings (strings); Jeff Driskill (flute); John Yoakum (oboe); Tom Scott (saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Lou Marini (saxophone); Jim Spake (tenor saxophone); Wayne Jackson, Chuck Finley (trumpet); George Bohanon, Jack Hale, Larry Farrell (trombone); Greg Phillinganes (piano, keyboards, background vocals); Henry Hey (piano); Michael Bearden (Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Charles E. Jr. Hodges (organ); Chuck Kentis, David Paich (keyboards); Milt Chocolate, Clayton Cameron (vibraphone); Steven "Steven J." Jordan (drums, percussion, background vocals); David Palmer , Ricky Lawson, Russ Kunkel (drums); Lenny Castro (congas); Lynn Fiddmont, Judith Hill, Darryl Tookes, Dorian Holley, Pam Trotter, Bridget Anne Cady, Natasha Pearce, Di Reed, Lisa Vaughn, Steve Tyrell , Will Wheaton (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Al Schmitt; Niko Bolas; Bill Schnee.
Liner Note Authors: Arnold Stiefel; Rod Stewart.
Recording information: Capitol Studios Records, Hollywood, CA; Germano Studios, New York, NY; Morrissound Recording Studios, Tampa, FL; Royal Studios, Memphis, TN; Schnee Studio, North Hollywood, CA; The 4 Seasons, Palm Beach, FL; The Celtic House, Los Angeles, CA; The Village Studios, Santa Monica, CA.
Photographer: Mark Seliger.
Arrangers: Greg Phillinganes; Howard Drossin; Willie Mitchell; Bob Mann.
Continuing his stroll through pop's backpages, Rod Stewart moves on from "The Great Rock Classics of Our Time" and dives into the SOULBOOK, shorthand for all the great Motown and soul songs that still are in heavy rotation on oldies radio well into the new millennium. Rod doesn't spend much time with the soul and blues singers so influential on him, choosing instead to run through a bunch of Motown hits - a full six of the 13 songs here are from the Motor City - adding a couple of smooth soul hits from the early '70s, plus Chuck Jackson & Maxine Brown's "Let It Be Me" which gives him an opportunity to duet with Jennifer Hudson. All this is firmly within Stewart's wheelhouse.
Artist Bio
Rod StewartWhat becomes an icon most? Rod Stewart has always been a man who lives by his own standards. Over the past three years, the legendarily soulful Rock & Roll Hall of Famer has made musical history -- and a fine living, thank you -- interpreting standards from the great American Songbook. In the process, Stewart has managed to make some of the most enduring and romantic compositions ever written his own. "Singing these amazing songs has moved me deeply and given me a much-needed kick in the arse," Rod the Eternal Mod explains with characteristic honesty and wit. What started out as something of a commercial long shot and a true labor of love has quickly become a full-blown cultural phenomenon. Stewart's first two Grammy-nominated collections of standards -- 2002's It Had To Be You: The Great American Songbook and 2003's As Time Goes By: The Great American Songbook, Volume II -- have already sold over ten million copies and brought this veteran superstar to a new and even larger audience of all ages. Even by the standards of a man who has sold more than 130 million albums worldwide, the public's loving embrace of these albums during a challenging time in the music industry has been nothing short of stunning. Remarkably, Stewart's first Songbook album remained on the Billboard Top 200 chart for almost 2 years. Rod Stewart spent most of 2004 on the road with "From Maggie May to the Great American Songbook," an 82-city tour, that was one of the Top 5 grossing tours of the year according to Pollstar. Clearly this a success story with unusual staying power - hot legs, one might even say.
Disc 1
1 It's the Same Old Song
2 My Cherie Amour
3 You Make Me Feel Brand New
4 (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
5 Tracks Of My Tears
6 Let It Be Me
7 Rainy Night in Georgia
8 What Becomes of the Broken Hearted
9 Love Train
10 You've Really Got a Hold on Me
11 Wonderful World
12 If You Don't Know Me by Now
13 Just My Imagination
Product Attributes
Artist Stewart,Rod
Music Format Compact Disc
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