Father and Son

Father and Son

by Eddie LevertEddie Levert


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Father and Son is the first full-length collaboration between Gerald and Eddie LeVert, two singers who have sustained their popularity throughout the changing climate of soul and R&B for over two decades. Appropriately, the album falls into the middle ground between the heart-stopping, smooth soul of Eddie's group, the O'Jays, and the slicker, funkier LeVert, which featured Gerald. Largely produced by Gerald and his longtime associate Edwin "Tony" Nicholas -- with Eddie and Dwain Mitchell handling some of the funkiest numbers -- Father and Son showcases both of the vocalists to fine effect. Half of the album is devoted to sweeping ballads, like the single "Already Missing You" and "Don't Make Me Beg." The other half is full of funk workouts, including a smouldering cover of the O'Jays' "You Got Your Hooks in Me" featuring Walter Williams, the singer of the original, on lead. What holds Father and Son together the most is the love and respect between Gerald and Eddie LeVert, which is evident by the way the two singers play off of each other. Most duos compete for the spotlight. Here, each vocalist lets the other shine.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/08/2009
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227981983
catalogNumber: 61859
Rank: 19840

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Levert   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Gerald Levert   Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Saxophone,Soloist
Edward Buddy Banks   Drums,Keyboards
Vivian Barton   Cello
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Patricia Brown   Violin
Glen Estrin   French Horn
Jack Faith   Flute
Ron Kerber   Saxophone
Dwain Mitchell   Drums,Keyboards
Jean Perrault   Violin
Christine Reeves   Violin
Melvin Sephus   Background Vocals
Barbara Sonies   Violin
David Spencer   Background Vocals
Walter Williams   Background Vocals
Eric Wright   Background Vocals
Ruth Wright   Viola
Sherena Wynn   Background Vocals
Richard Schwartz   French Horn
Dennis Williams   Piano,Conductor
Bonnie Ayers   Violin
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Mark Ward   Cello
Robert Gale   Trombone
Eric Grant   Background Vocals
Nina Cottman   Viola
Dave Anderson   Electric Guitar
Joe Nero   Percussion
Paul Rosenfeld   French Horn
Helen Wedeen   Violin
Douglas McNames   Cello
Doug Grisby   Bass Guitar
Bill Zaccagni   Saxophone
Dave Spencer   Rap
Edwin "Tony" Nicholas   Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Davis Barnett   Viola
Charles Parker   Violin
Alan Rochlin   Trumpet
Perry "P Funk" Gibson   Background Vocals,Rap
Rick Kerber   Trumpet
Robert Shuster   Trumpet
Salvatore Scarpa   Trombone
Walter Pfeil   Harp
Gregory Tepperman   Violin
Harry Midema   Saxophone
Jay Malloy   Trombone
Julian Presley   Saxophone
Lawrence Abromovitz   Violin
Mary Hoyt   Violin
Phillip McClelland   Trombone

Technical Credits

Gerald Levert   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
John Anthony   Engineer
Edward Buddy Banks   Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Eddie Levert   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Dwain Mitchell   Arranger,Producer
Ken Ross   Recording Assistant
Melvin Sephus   Producer
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Mike Tarsia   Engineer
Dennis Williams   Arranger
Jim De Barros   Art Direction
Ron A. Shaffer   Engineer
Gordon Rice   Engineer,Recording Assistant
Paul Smith   Recording Assistant
Shereena Wynn   Vocal Arrangements
Edwin "Tony" Nicholas   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Perry "P Funk" Gibson   Composer
Mark Dimartini   Engineer
Melvins Sephus   Composer

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