Emotionally Yours

Emotionally Yours

by The O'Jays


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With Emotionally Yours, the O'Jays clearly had the same goals that defined Serious--to appeal to the urban-contemporary market, yet remain true to their soul music roots. And for the most part, this approach succeeds. The production (which is handled by two of the O'Jays plus Terry Stubbs, Narada Michael Walden, among others) is decidedly high-tech, and elements of hip-hop and "new jack swing" are employed. But there's no mistaking the fact that the gritty, full-bodied vocals are by the O'Jays. Although not an outstanding album like Message in Our Music or Ship Ahoy, Emotionally Yours definitely has many strong points ranging from the socially aware funk smokers "Respect" and "Something for Nothing" (both of which employ rappers and come across as "Back Stabbers" or "Give the People What They Want" with a touch of Guy!) to the heartfelt balladry and crooning of "If I Find Love Again" "Closer to You" and "Keep on Pleasin' Me." Emotionally Yours proves that even at their second best, the O'Jays are far superior to most '90s R&B artists.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/1991
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077779339020
catalogNumber: 93390

Album Credits

Performance Credits

O'Jays   Primary Artist
Will Downing   Vocals
Gwen Guthrie   Vocals
Phyllis Hyman   Vocals
Glenn Jones   Vocals
Gerald Levert   Vocals
Keith Sweat   Vocals
James "J.T." Taylor   Vocals
Najee   Track Performer
Eric Gable   Vocals
Sarah Dash   Vocals
Martha Wash   Vocals
Tawatha Agee   Vocals
William Brown   Vocals
Cissy Houston   Vocals
Glynice Coleman   Vocals
Peter Cox   Vocals
Ron Fair   Conductor
Evelyn "Champagne" King   Vocals
Sean LeVert   Vocals
Fonzi Thornton   Vocals
Leotis Clyburn   Vocals
Genobia Jeter   Vocals
Harry Ray   Vocals
Sam Strain   Vocals
Orfeh   Vocals
Maurissa Rose   Vocals
James Williams   Vocals
Marc Gordon   Vocals

Technical Credits

O'Jays   Producer
Dunn Pearson   Arranger,Producer
Lotti Golden   Producer
Bob Brockman   Engineer
Ron Fair   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Tommy Faragher   Producer
Eddie Levert   Composer,Producer
Narada Michael Walden   Arranger,Producer
Dwain Mitchell   Producer
Matt Rose   Composer
Terry Stubbs   Producer
Walter Williams   Producer
David Frazer   Engineer
Walter Williams   Composer
Eric Grant   Composer
L. Golden   Composer

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