The Soul of a Woman

The Soul of a Woman

by Shirley BrownShirley Brown


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Shirley Brown scored back in the day with "Woman to Woman," but she's hardly past her prime; in fact, this soulful, gritty collection proves most definitely that Ms. Brown is in her stride. Producers Wolf Stephenson, Bobby Manual, Richard Cason, and Shirley herself help make this 11-track CD a force to be reckoned with -- one devastating, deep-soul drama after another. The first track, "Why You Want to Love Me Like That," is so satisfying you'll take awhile to hear the rest of the CD, 'cause you'll keep repeating this track. Buoyed by the Muscle Shoals Horns and a crack rhythm section, Brown's bell-clear vocals could stir the dead. There isn't a loser in the bunch; especially inviting are "Female Player," "Don't Go Lookin' for My Man" (which includes a rap), "You Left a Good Woman for a Good Time," and "I Caught You With Your Pants Down." As Ken Hawkins, a DJ in Cleveland during the '60s, used to say, "if you don't like this, you got a hole in your soul."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/1997
Label: Malaco Records
UPC: 0048021748624
catalogNumber: 7486
Rank: 105318

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shirley Brown   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Muscle Shoals Horns   Horn,Ensemble
Thomisene Anderson   Background Vocals
Gary Armstrong   Horn
Jewel Bass   Background Vocals
Richard Cason   Keyboards
Roger Hawkins   Drums
David Hood   Bass
Jim Horn   Horn
Clayton Ivey   Organ
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Bobby Manuel   Guitar
Will McFarland   Guitar
Will McFarlane   Guitar
Charles Rose   Horn
Lester Snell   Keyboards
Jim Spake   Horn
Harvey Thompson   Horn
Jim Williamson   Horn
Quanda Brooks   Background Vocals
Derek Dabbs   Organ
Brian Smith   Bass
E-Z Rock   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Shirley Brown   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Richard Cason   Programming,Producer
Tommy Couch   Producer,Executive Producer
Charles Hart   Engineer
Brian Kelley   Engineer
Bobby Manuel   Producer,Engineer
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Charles Rose   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Lester Snell   Programming
Wolf Stephenson   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Dennis J. Heckler   Cover Design
D.D.L. Kaminer   Cover Design
E-Z Rock   Programming

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