Love Is Strange [Bear Family]

Love Is Strange [Bear Family]

by Mickey & SylviaMickey & Sylvia

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This two-CD, 60-song (!) set includes many alternate takes and a fair amount of previously unreleased material, spanning 1955 to 1964. A lot of the obscurities are in the close-harmony, doo wop vein, and are disappointingly short on verbal sparring and scorching Baker guitar. Lovingly packaged, this will delight hardcore specialists; casual fans should stick with the RCA compilation.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127154385
catalogNumber: 15438
Rank: 57516

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mickey & Sylvia   Primary Artist
Ray Barretto   Conga
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
Brook Benton   Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument)
George Barnes   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Phil Bodner   Woodwind
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Budd Johnson   Saxophone
Dave Bailey   Drums
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Herman Foster   Piano
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Seldon Powell   Flute,Saxophone
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
Kevin Gavin   Choir, Chorus
Willie Rodriguez   Conga
Roy Gaines   Guitar
Mickey Baker   Guitar,Vocals
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Saxophone
George Duvivier   Bass
Jimmy Castor   Tenor Saxophone
Don Arnone   Rhythm Guitar
Abie Baker   Bass
Seymour Barab   Cello
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Linda Barnett   Violin
Sid Bass   Leader
Maurice Brown   Cello
Alfred Brown   Violin
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Bob Bushnell   Bass,Leader
Robert Bushnell   Guitar
Francine Caroll   Choir, Chorus
Henderson Chambers   Trombone
Cissy Houston   Choir, Chorus
Selwart Clarke   Viola
Bill Cook   Washboard
Richard Dickler   Viola
Eric Dixon   Woodwind
Sidney Edwards   Cello
Sticks Evans   Drums
Frank Fields   Bass
Panama Francis   Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar
Eileen Gilbert   Choir, Chorus
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Haywood Henry   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Marilyn Jackson   Choir, Chorus
Harry Katzman   Violin
Phil Kraus   Percussion,Bongos
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet
Alonzo Buddy Lucas   Baritone Saxophone
Charles Macey   Guitar
Corinna Manetto   Choir, Chorus
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Harry Melnikoff   Violin
Danny Perri   Guitar
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums,Tambourine
Samuel Rand   Violin
George Ricci   Cello
Albertine Robinson   Choir, Chorus
Sylvia Robinson   Guitar,Vocals
Harvey Shapiro   Cello
George Shaw   Bass,Saxophone,Stick
Sylvia Shemwell   Choir, Chorus
Ralph Silverman   Violin
Eddie Sodero   Cello
Christine Spencer   Choir, Chorus
Maretha Stewart   Choir, Chorus
Alvin "Red" Taylor   Baritone Saxophone
Allen Toussaint   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Albert Winston   Bass
Bert de Coteaux   Piano
Mel Tax   Baritone Saxophone
Charles "Hungry" Williams   Drums
Frank Field   Bass
Emily Houston   Choir, Chorus
Felix Orlewitz   Violin
Anne Phillips   Choir, Chorus
Lois Winter   Choir, Chorus
Doryce Brown   Choir, Chorus
Lillian Clark   Choir, Chorus
Abel DeCosta   Choir, Chorus
Sylvia Vanderpool   Guitar,Vocals
Elise Bretton   Choir, Chorus
Morris Lefkowitz   Violin
Alvin Taylor   Baritone Saxophone
Bob Mitchell   Choir, Chorus
Sammy Lowe   Leader
Lawrence Augustine   Choir, Chorus
Philip Cadway   Tuba
Malcolm Dodds   Choir, Chorus
Eugene Lowell   Choir, Chorus
Lucian A. Schmitt   Cello
Frank Siegried   Violin
Dave Vogel   Choir, Chorus
Gloria Wynder   Choir, Chorus
James Stover   Choir, Chorus
Miriam Workman   Choir, Chorus
Marcia Neil   Choir, Chorus
Anita Darian   Choir, Chorus
Joseph Marshall   Drums
James Breedlove   Choir, Chorus
Charles Williams   Drums
Ben Miller   Violin
Peggy Powers   Choir, Chorus
Robert Spiro   Choir, Chorus
Keith Booth   Choir, Chorus
James Jordan   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Ernie Royal   Contributor
Willie Rodriguez   Contributor
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Producer
Maurice Brown   Contributor
Luigi Creatore   Producer
Herman Diaz   Producer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Hugo Peretti   Producer
Carl Lynch   Contributor
Joe Rene   Producer
Bob Rolontz   Producer
Mike Stoller   Producer
Richard Ihnaton Wiez   Reissue Producer
Norbert Hess   Liner Notes
Lee Schapiro   Producer
Hoffman Nienburg   Art Direction
Hoffmann Nienburg   Artwork
Rebecca Everett   Disc Dub
Richard Weize   Reissue
Pearl King   Composer

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