Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

by D'AngeloD'Angelo


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Granted, most R&B is about sex, but in D'Angelo's hands it's all about foreplay. His sultry tempos and devilish crooning are pure carnal passion, with solid nods to stylistic antecedents. Prince's influence is all over this 1995 debut, as are shades of Isaac Hayes, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson, but it is D'Angelo's hip-hop flavor that makes him a modern voice. His bubbling, reedy organ riffs and sweet falsetto vocals turn up the heat on the title track (produced by A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad) and a cover of Robinson's "Cruisin'," while "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker" is a study in street cool. BROWN SUGAR's blend of classic soul and urban attitude makes D'Angelo a soul man for the '90s and beyond.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/03/1995
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724383262922
catalogNumber: 32629
Rank: 8842

Album Credits

Performance Credits

D'Angelo   Primary Artist,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Mark Whitfield   Guitar
Dunn Pearson   Conductor
Seymour Barab   Cello
Julien Barber   Viola
Bob Brockman   Trumpet
Tim Christian   Piano
Winterton Garvey   Violin
Gerald Tarack   Violin
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Olivia Koppell   Viola
Gene Lake   Drums
Will Lee   Bass
Jesse Levy   Cello
Bob Power   Guitar,Multi Instruments
Sue Pray   Viola
Matthew Raimondi   Violin
Ralph Rolle   Drums
Marilyn Wright   Violin
Masako Yanagita   Violin
Eufrosina Railenu   Viola
Laura Vivino   Flute,Piccolo
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Guitar
Alexander Simionescu   Violin

Technical Credits

Dunn Pearson   Arranger
D'Angelo   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Darrin Harris   Engineer
Butch Jones   Engineer
Tim Latham   Engineer
Kedar Massenburg   Executive Producer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad   Programming,Producer,drum programming
Bob Power   Producer,Engineer
G-Spot   Engineer
Raphael Saadiq   Arranger,Producer
Henry Marquez   Art Direction

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