Love's Train: The Best of Funk Essentials Ballads

Love's Train: The Best of Funk Essentials Ballads


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Some multiple-artists compilations satisfy more than others. On some you enjoy a few cuts, while others are use to accentuate romantic encounters -- the kind you lay on the CD player, push "repeat all," and go for it, knowing the music is set. This collection is like that. It begins soft and slow with "Baby Blues" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra featuring Barry White; it kicks into second with Con Funk Shun's "Love's Train" and hits high gear on Stephanie Mills' electrifying closer "Feel the Fire."The different styles offer a cornucopia of love jams. Everything from Randy Brown's deep soul romp "I Wanna Make Love to You" to Kool & the Gang's jazzy, synthesized "Summer Madness." You won't find any disappointing edited versions, either; seven minutes and twenty seconds of "Heaven Must Be Like This" by the Ohio Players attest to that.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/1995
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731452809124
catalogNumber: 528091
Rank: 68138

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cameo   Track Performer
Dells   Track Performer
Four Tops   Track Performer
Gap Band   Track Performer
Kool & the Gang   Track Performer
Stephanie Mills   Track Performer
Ohio Players   Track Performer
René & Angela   Track Performer
Starpoint   Track Performer
Randy Brown   Track Performer
Con Funk Shun   Track Performer
Love Unlimited Orchestra   Track Performer
Kinsman Dazz   Track Performer
Bar-Kays   Track Performer
Love Unlimited   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Philip Bailey   Arranger,Producer
Kool & the Gang   Producer
Ohio Players   Producer
Barry White   Arranger,Producer
René Moore   Producer
Con Funk Shun   Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Eugene Record   Producer
Reggie Lucas   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Wade Marcus   Horn Arrangements
Kinsman Dazz   Arranger
Tawatha Agee   Vocal Arrangements
Larry Blackmon   Arranger,Producer
Homer Banks   Producer
Ronald Bell   Producer
Robert "Kool" Bell   Composer
Peter Black   Composer
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
Wayne Edwards   Liner Notes
Carl Hampton   Producer
Lionel Job   Producer
Charles Koppelman   Executive Producer
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
James Mtume   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Robert "Spike" Mickens   Composer
Lawrence Payton   Vocal Arrangements
Lonnie Simmons   Producer
Charlie Singleton   Arranger
Bruce Swedien   Producer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Composer
Tommy Vicari   Arranger,Producer
Richard Westfield   Composer
Angela Winbush   Producer
David Wolfert   Producer
Tom Tom   Arranger
Bobby Harris   Horn Arrangements
Alton Taylor   Composer
Carl Davis   Producer
Claydes Smith   Composer
Allen Jones   Producer

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