In My Songs

In My Songs

by Gerald LevertGerald Levert


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Gerald LeVert finished working on In My Songs prior to passing away in November 2006. He was only 40, and the cause of his death -- a lethal combination of prescription and over-the-counter drugs taken for his number of ailments -- is a real shame, made all the more sad because it was an accident. Needless to say, he had a lot left to give, and if there's any indicator of that, it's this album, which sits with his first three solo albums and 2004's Do I Speak for the World as one of his best. Produced entirely by LeVert and longtime associate Edwin Nicholas, the album delivers almost exactly what any fan expects. There's something for every mood, and it's a plus that there are no guest appearances to get in the way. If there is a surprise, it's that the midtempo club cuts ("DJ Don't," "Wanna Get Up with You") and stately testimonies ("What Cha Think About That," "M'Lady") either match or beat the mostly just-fine ballads. It's too bad LeVert never made an outright classic album, but several strong albums and piles of hit singles, not to mention all the work with LeVert and LSG, amounts to a great legacy.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/13/2007
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075679999962
catalogNumber: 100341
Rank: 9256

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald Levert   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Joe Little   Background Vocals
Pete Tokar   Organ,Overdubs
Russell Thompson   Saxophone
Daris Atkins   Guitar
Raymond "Taff" Williams   Guitar
Tony Detwiley   Guitar
Shereena Synn   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Gerald Levert   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Audio Production
Eddie Levert   Composer
Pete Tokar   Engineer
Dennis Williams   String Arrangements
Raymond Wise   String Arrangements
Tony Nicholas   String Arrangements
Ronald Bookman   Engineer
Leonard Brooks   Management
Nick Romei   Package Manager
Mark Obriski   Art Direction
Chandi Bailey   Project Administrator
Travis Milner   Producer
Carmey Ground   Package Manager
Monica Culpepper   drum programming
Edwin Nichols "Tony"   Producer,Executive Producer
Patti Wabester   Public Relations
Edwin "Tony" Nicholas   Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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