Does Dre

Does Dre

by StreetwizeStreetwize


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The exact equivalent of those albums in the '60s where a bunch of slumming jazz musicians would spend an afternoon doing easy listening takes of Beatles songs, Streetwize's Does Dre would be utterly hilarious but for one thing: for all the inherent comedy of the premise (which the group never plays up, but doesn't avoid, either), the album actually works more often than not. As the title suggests, this is ten songs associated with Dr. Dre, including Eminem's "My Name Is," Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice," and "Nuthin' But a G Thang," given mostly instrumental, sax-heavy smooth jazz arrangements. The results may well make the average West Coast gangsta rapper slightly ill, but aside from a couple of half-hearted and ill-advised forays into actual rapping, the group focuses on Dre's roots in '70s-vintage soul and funk, bringing out that key influence and rebuilding the songs from there. Anyone who liked any of Grover Washington, Jr.'s '80s and beyond work would find something to appreciate here.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2006
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351513427
catalogNumber: 5134
Rank: 85249

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Streetwize   Primary Artist
Kim Waters   Keyboards,Musician
Adam Rogers   Guitar,Musician
Dave Mann   Flute,Saxophone,Musician
Alex Sipiagin   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Musician
Dequina Moore   Vocals,Musician
Isaac Clemon   Vocals,Musician
Davey D.   Percussion,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Kim Waters   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Leon Haywood   Composer
Mary J. Blige   Composer
Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey   Composer
Woodrow Cunningham   Composer
Norman Durham   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Bruce Miller   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Luis Resto   Composer
Larry Troutman   Composer
Melvin Bradford   Composer
Andre Young   Composer
Brian Bailey   Composer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Russell Deyo   Composer
Raymond Turner   Composer
Ronnie Hudson   Composer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Nathaniel Hale   Composer
Danny Weiss   Producer,Audio Production
Curtis Jackson   Composer
Davy D   Audio Production
Jayceon Taylor   Composer
Davey D.   Programming
Scott Storch   Composer

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