Lucy Pearl

Lucy Pearl

by Lucy PearlLucy Pearl

CD(Canadian Import)

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Lucy Pearl has made one of the best records of the year. Haven't heard of her? That's because "she" is actually a supergroup combining the talents of singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq of Tony! Toni! Toné!, former En Vogue vocalist Dawn Robinson, and one-time A Tribe Called Quest beatmaker Ali Shaheed Muhammad. With Saadiq's clever, slice-of-life songwriting and a sound that fuses hip-hop, soul, funk, and rock, LUCY PEARL raises the bar for modern soul music. Saadiq and Robinson's sweet, soulful voices and their boy/girl vocal exchanges support the entire album. On "Dance Tonight," they take turns celebrating an evening on the town, while "Can't Stand Your Mother" turns a classic complaint between lovers into a competitive duet. Most of the beats are funky enough to pack a hip-hop club's dance-floor, but Muhammad skillfully flips genres with the rock-tinged "Hollywood" and the contemplative, bluesy "Remember the Time." In a conformist, urban music climate when most hip-hop and R&B albums are filled with lengthy interludes, boastful rapping, and way too many songs, Lucy Pearl has assembled an ecclectic package of feel-good music that will stand the test of time. Ryan Crosby

Product Details

Release Date: 05/23/2000
Label: Beyond Records
UPC: 0639857805928
catalogNumber: 578059
Rank: 51563

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lucy Pearl   Primary Artist
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Winterton Garvey   Conductor
Ali Shaheed Muhammad   Bass
Q-Tip   Rap
Carl Verheyen   Guitar
Raphael Saadiq   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
George Shelby   Flute
Taku   Percussion
South Central Chamber Orchestra   Strings
Battlecat   Bass,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Reginald Dozier   Engineer
Bill Malina   Engineer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad   Producer,drum programming
Raphael Saadiq   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,String Arrangements
Steve Baughman   Assistant Digital Engineer
Dan Gellert   Engineer
Kelvin Wooten   Arranger
Amber Johnson   Remixing
Battlecat   Producer,drum programming

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