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The soundtrack to Will Smith's 2005 theatrical release of the same name features a brilliant survey of soul and R&B over the past three decades. Nu-soul, new jack, classic soul, Motown, disco, and hip-hop all make appearances in one form or another, with the first three songs being from relatively new artists Amerie, John Legend, and Kelly Rowland and Sleepy Brown backing up an Earth, Wind & Fire that still packs a punch. Legend's cover of Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" doesn't come close to the original, but treats it with the appropriate reverence that will make those who remember the original reminisce fondly about it and new listeners want to seek it out. But the strongest suit in Hitch's deck lies in its middle section, with soulful classic contributions from the O'Jays, the Temptations, Jimmy Cliff, Martha Reeves, and Earth, Wind & Fire (reappearing with their classic ballad "Reasons"). While the new tracks are impressive and enjoyable, it's this combination that makes Hitch an enjoyable listen, with something for everyone -- regardless of age -- to enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/08/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969366721
catalogNumber: 93667

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Philip Bailey   Vocals
Kelly Rowland   Vocals
Sleepy Brown   Vocals
John Legend   Piano,Vocals

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Composer
Jimmy Cliff   Composer,Producer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Arranger
Maurice White   Composer,Producer
Barrett Strong   Composer
All-Star   Producer
Bobby Hebb   Composer
R. Bell   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
Joel Campbell   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer,Producer
Allen Gordon   Composer
Arnold Hennings   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer,Producer
Charnessa Jones   Engineer
Michael Keith   Composer
Organized Noize   Producer
Neil Pogue   Engineer
Teddy Riley   Producer
Charles Stepney   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Richard Westfield   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer,Producer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Will Smith   Executive Producer
James Lassiter   Executive Producer
Pilar McCurry   Executive Producer
Quinnes Parker   Composer
Marvin Scandrick   Composer
Daron Jones   Composer
Adrian Bailey   Producer
Sean Davis   Engineer
Stanley Walden   Composer
will.i.am   Producer,Engineer
Kelly Rowland   Vocal Producer
Scotty Beats   Engineer
Cameron Marcarelli   Vocal Engineer
Rich Harrison   Composer,Producer
Rico Wade   Composer
Pat Brown   Composer
Ray Murray   Composer,Engineer
Mark Ronson   Producer
Montina Cooper   Vocal Producer
Frank Beaty Wilson   Producer
Jason Villaroman   Engineer
Ian Sugarman   Producer,Remixing
Vincent Di Pasquale   Producer,Remixing
John Legend   Arranger
Toby Gad   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Meleni Smith   Composer
Kevin Lyttle   Composer
Chris Bell   Vocal Engineer
Amerie Mi Marie Rogers   Composer
Claydes Smith   Composer

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