Hot on the Trail [Bonus Tracks]

Hot on the Trail [Bonus Tracks]

by Deniece WilliamsDeniece Williams

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Probably Williams' least-known album, Hot on the Trail came shortly after her gospel debut, So Glad I Know. On this secular outing, Williams assumed greater involvement in the writing process, co-writing all but one of the songs. However, she stepped back from producing, which she took part in prominently on 1984's Let's Hear It for the Boy. The set suffers from a slight lack of musical direction, but boasts several noteworthy cuts. The metaphorical "Video" is a Latin-esque groover with a smooth sax solo by Tom Scott, and the breezy, midtempo "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" has a feel-good vibe. The problem with some of the selections is musical arrangements that get settled too soon. Fortunately, Williams' pensive lyrics, flowing melodies, and top-notch vocal performances rise over the dry areas, making this an enjoyable listen, if not the most memorable. ~ Justin M. Kantor

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2018
Label: Funky Town Grooves
UPC: 0851903003267
catalogNumber: 281
Rank: 61075

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Deniece Williams   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Greg Mathieson   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Tom Scott   Saxophone
Louis Price   Background Vocals
Jay Gruska   Synthesizer
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Gary Grant   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
George Merrill   Background Vocals
Shannon Rubicam   Background Vocals
Carlos Vega   Guitar,Drums
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass
Tommy Mandel   Keyboards
Larry Williams   Saxophone
Maxine Waters   Background Vocals
Gerry Vinci   Concert Master

Technical Credits

Deniece Williams   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Jeremy Lubbock   Composer
Greg Mathieson   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tom Scott   Horn Arrangements
Jay Gruska   Arranger,Producer,drum programming,Bass Sequencing
Larkin Arnold   Executive Producer
Michael Barbiero   Additional Production
Mick Guzauski   Engineer,Remixing
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements
Michael Jeffries   Composer
David Leonard   Engineer
Lee Ritenour   Composer
Monty Seward   Composer
Marti Sharron   Composer
Gary Skardina   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Frank Wolf   Engineer
Fritz Baskett   Composer
Brad Westering   Producer,Executive Producer
Michael Boyd   Composer
Michele Val Jean   Composer
Stephen Mitchell   Composer
Jerry Lubbock   String Arrangements
Tony Calvert   Reissue Producer
Steve Thompson   Additional Production
Randy Mahon   Liner Notes
Michael Peterson   Composer
Paul Gordon   Composer

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