The Real Thing

The Real Thing

by Angela Winbush


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In the late 1980s, thin-voiced females who couldn't sing were quite prevalent in the urban contemporary arena. But thankfully, singers like Meli'sa Morgan, Vesta Williams and Angela Winbush were around to remind us that big-voiced belters still had a place in R&B. Originally part of the duo Rene & Angela, Winbush went solo in 1987 and formed a lucrative partnership with husband-to-be Ronald Isley. Winbush's input proved beneficial on the Isley Brothers' albums, and vice versa. Although Winbush (whose emotive singing is along the lines of Chaka Khan and Alicia Myers) does all of the composing, producing and arranging on her second solo album, The Real Thing, Isley serves as executive producer. And his influence is very noticeable on the electro-funk of "No More Tears" and "It's the Real Thing," as well as softer, more relaxed cuts like "Please Bring Your Love Back," "Precious" and "Menage A Trois" (which isn't an ode to kinky sex, but a call for monogamy and fidelity). For all its slickness and high-tech production gloss, this is an album with plenty of soul and grit.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/1994
Label: Mca Special Products
UPC: 0042283886629
catalogNumber: 838866

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Angela Winbush   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Bass,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Rhythm,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Gerald Albright   Saxophone
Sekou Bunch   Bass,Bass Guitar
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass,Bass Guitar
Ray Griffin   Drums
Marvin Isley   Vocals
Ronald Isley   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Jeff Lorenzen   Vocals
Tony Maiden   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Style Scott   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mitch Gibson   Engineer
Ray Griffin   Drum Arrangements
Ronald Isley   Executive Producer
Jeff Lorenzen   Engineer,drum sequencing
Darin Prindle   Engineer
John "J.R." Robinson   Drum Arrangements
Angela Winbush   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,keyboard arrangements
Dennis Stefani   Engineer
Chris Thompson   Art Direction

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