The Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986)

The Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986)

by Patti Austin

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Overview

Rhino's 2001 release The Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986) lives up to the first part of its title, offering 17 songs, including all her big hits on both the pop and R&B charts. This means there's a heavy dose of her duets -- most notably two cuts with James Ingram ("Baby, Come to Me," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing?"), but also a pair of cuts with Quincy Jones and one with Narada Michael Walden, along with all of her solo signatures. This, combined with fine remastering and song-by-song annotation from Austin herself, makes this the definitive Austin collection.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2001
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227436926
catalogNumber: 74369

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti Austin   Primary Artist,Concert Master
Angela Bofill   Background Vocals
Gwen Guthrie   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Ingram   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Luther Vandross   Vocals
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist,Electric Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
Herbie Hancock   Electric Piano
Quincy Jones   Guest Appearance
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet
Jeremy Wall   Conductor,Keyboards
Chuck Israels   Strings
Barry Miles   Synthesizer
David Sancious   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Jeanie Tracy   Background Vocals
Charles May   Vocals,Guest Appearance
David Nadien   Strings
Gordon Grody   Background Vocals
Ava Aldridge   Background Vocals
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Seymour Barab   Strings
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Mickey Buckins   Percussion
Duncan Cameron   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Vivian Cherry   Vocals
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Dave Grusin   Electric Piano
Harry Cykman   Strings
Peter Dimitriades   Strings
George Doering   Guitar
Nathan East   Bass
Max Ellen   Strings
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Barry Finclair   Strings
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Steve Forman   Percussion
Steve Gadd   Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar
Paul Gershman   Strings
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Preston Glass   Piano,Background Vocals,DX-7
Harry Glickman   Strings
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Frank Gravis   Bass
Emanuel Green   Strings
Lani Groves   Vocals,Background Vocals
Harry Lookofsky   Strings
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
David Hood   Bass
Kim Hutchcroft   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Regis Iandiorio   Strings
Theodore Israel   Strings
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass,Soloist
Jimmy Jam   Percussion
Robbie Kilgore   Keyboards
Gordon Knudtson   Drums
Harold Kohon   Strings
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Will Lee   Bass
John Lehman   Background Vocals
Jesse Levy   Strings
Terry Lewis   Percussion,Keyboards
Yvonne Lewis   Background Vocals
Charles Libove   Strings
Steve Lukather   Guitar,Soloist
Guy Lumia   Strings
Clif Magness   Guitar,Percussion
John Mahoney   Synclavier
Joseph Malin   Strings
Lou Marini   Tenor Saxophone
Myrna Matthews   Background Vocals
Richard Maximoff   Strings
Charles McCracken   Strings
Yolanda McCullough   Vocals,Background Vocals
Narada Michael Walden   Drums,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Monte Moir   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Lucia Newell   Background Vocals
David Paich   Synthesizer
Chris Parker   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Max Pollikoff   Strings
Jim Pugh   Trombone
Matthew Raimondi   Strings
Vicki Randle   Background Vocals
Raul Rekow   Conga
Cindy Richardson   Background Vocals
Bob Riley   Drums
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Corrado Rustici   Guitar
Zachary Sanders   Vocals
Alan Shulman   Strings
Ira Siegel   Guitar
Richard Sortomme   Strings
Richard Tee   Piano,Keyboards,Clavinet
Rod Temperton   Synthesizer
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
John Van Tongeren   Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards
Manny Vardi Strings   Strings
Orestes Vilató   Timbales,cowbell
Gerald Vinci   Concert Master
Ernie Watts   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
David "Hawk" Wolinski   Synthesizer Bass
Eugene Bianco   Strings
Clark Spangler   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Paul Winter Consort   Strings
Randy Jackson   Bass,Synthesizer Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Randy McCormack   Keyboards
Steve Jordan   Drums
Bill Eaton   Vocals
Armando Perazo   Quica
Brown & His Tunetoppers   Strings
John "4 Daddman" Robinson   Drums
Ken Williams   Background Vocals
Elliot Magaziner   Strings
Jerry Dodgion   Alto Saxophone
David Bruce Davis   Strings
Bob James & Creations   Synthesizer
Mark Russo   Saxophone
Elliot Rosoff   Strings
Larry Andrew Williams   Alto Saxophone
Joe Malin   Strings

Technical Credits

Patti Austin   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Quincy Jones   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Michel Legrand   Composer
Jeremy Wall   Arranger
Henry Jerome   Producer
Josh Abbey   Engineer
Tom Bahler   Composer,Director
Glen Ballard   Arranger,Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Jim Boyer   Engineer
Terry Britten   Composer
Robbie Buchanan   Arranger
Dominic Bugatti   Composer
Dave Grusin   Arranger,Producer
Ian Eales   Engineer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Preston Glass   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Jerry Hey   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements
Andy Hoffman   Engineer
Jimmy Jam   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Steve Jolley   Composer
Joe Jorgensen   Engineer
Robbie Kilgore   drum programming
Brad Leigh   Engineer
Terry Lewis   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,rhythm arrangement
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Clif Magness   Arranger,Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Johnny Mandel   Producer,String Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Steve Melton   Engineer
Narada Michael Walden   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Monte Moir   Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Joel Moss   Engineer
Alison Moyet   Composer
Frank Musker   Composer
Jack Joseph Puig   Engineer
Bob Riley   drum programming
Richard Rome   Arranger
Larry Rosen   Producer,Engineer
Sue Shifrin   Composer
Tony Swain   Composer
Bruce Swedien   Engineer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Richard Tee   Composer
Rod Temperton   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Russ Titelman   Producer
Ian Underwood   Programming
John Van Tongeren   Sequencers
Alan Varner   Arranger
Tommy Vicari   Engineer
Clark Spangler   Programming
Carol Friedman   Cover Photo
Randy Jackson   Simmons
Maria Villar   Art Direction
Reggie Collins   Discographical Annotation
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Lee Blasky   String Arrangements
Gloria Nissenson   Composer
Michael Barry   Engineer
Jeffrey Cohen   Composer

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The Very Best of Patti Austin: The Singles (1969-1986) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe the song you are looking for is there. Patti Austin in amazing
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always been a Patti fan. Interesting to see how she evolves her style from early cuts. Never heard "The Family Tree" before (sort of evokes Aretha) but liked it a lot! Wish I could hear more of her younger years' product.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is a bit disappointing because she left two of my favorites off of it; "That's Enough for Me" and "Where were you when I needed you?" It's unfortunate that I can't find "Where were you when I needed you" on any of her available albums. It was a song originally written by Stevie Wonder called "Superwoman/Where were you when I needed you". Note to Ms Austin; Please include this song on your next "Greatest" CD, it's a terrific recording and you sounded fantastic. It's too bad I can't find it to enjoy it more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"The Very Best of Patti Austin" is exactly that!Patti is great. What a pleasure to hear all these wonderful songs by a wonderful artist. The chronology is fascinating, beginning with and especially "Family Tree", a lost treasure.