Rachelle Ferrell

Rachelle Ferrell

by Rachelle FerrellRachelle Ferrell

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Overview

Rachelle Ferrell wore two hats in the 1990s: straight-ahead jazz singer and commercial R&B/pop singer along the lines of Anita Baker, Miki Howard, and Angela Bofill. Produced mostly by George Duke, this self-titled album is an example of her R&B/pop side. With this smooth, classy effort, Manhattan/Capitol was obviously intent on appealing to the more adult-oriented tastes in the urban contemporary market. While artists like Mary J. Blige, Bell Biv DeVoe, Babyface, and Janet Jackson were making R&B relevant to hip-hoppers, Ferrell opted for maximum quiet storm appeal with this album. If you were buying a lot of Baker, Luther Vandross, and Freddie Jackson albums in the early '90s (along with some Grover Washington, Jr. and Joe Sample, perhaps), you were exactly the type of listener Manhattan/Capitol had in mind with sophisticated numbers like "It Only Took a Minute," "'Til You Come Back to Me," and "Sentimental." Most of the songs are appropriate vehicles for the Philadelphian's big, rich voice, but while this collection of mood music isn't bad, it isn't the gem that Ferrell had the ability to deliver. As pleasant and likable as much of the material is, one got the impression that she was capable of a lot more.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/1992
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077779376926
catalogNumber: 93769

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rachelle Ferrell   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Strings,Horn,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Will Downing   Vocals,Track Performer
George Duke   Percussion,Piano,Strings,Drums,Horn,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Mini Moog
Mike Campbell   Guitar
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Conga
Barry J. Eastmond   Electric Piano
Kevin Eubanks   Guitar
Vernon D. Fails   Keyboards
Lynn Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Josie James   Background Vocals
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Lori Perry   Background Vocals
Carolyn Perry   Background Vocals
Darlene Perry   Background Vocals
Sharon Perry   Background Vocals
Michael J. Powell   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Tambourine
Carlos Rios   Guitar
Brian Simpson   Keyboards
Steve Thornton   Percussion
Turner   Bass
Kirk Whalum   Tenor Saxophone
Doug Nally   Cymbals,Drums
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass
Buddy Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

George Duke   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,drum programming
Rachelle Ferrell   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Paul D. Allen   drum programming
Carl Beatty   Engineer
Barry J. Eastmond   Producer
Mike Grace   Engineer
Alec Head   Engineer
Michael J. Powell   Arranger,Producer
Stan Wallace   Engineer
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Doug Nally   rhythm arrangement
David I. II Ward   Engineer

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