The Very Best of Miki Howard

The Very Best of Miki Howard

by Miki Howard


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Rhino's 2001 retrospective The Very Best of Miki Howard is a generous, near-definitive overview of Howard's biggest R&B hits from the '80s. She didn't have many crossover hits, but she did have numerous entries on the R&B charts, all of which are here, including a duet with Gerald Levert, "That's What Love Is." Although this is a little lengthy for listeners with abbreviated attention spans, it does summarize Howard's peak very well, and is as comprehensive a Howard retrospective as could be hoped for.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/2009
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227985202
catalogNumber: 74296
Rank: 2381

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Miki Howard   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gerald Levert   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Pesco   Guitar
Phil Bodner   Clarinet
Joe Sample   Piano
Sharon Bryant   Strings,Horn
Rose Banks   Background Vocals
Gabriel Hardeman   Strings,Horn
Nadirah Ali   Background Vocals
Maxi Anderson   Background Vocals
Keith Andes   Synthesizer
Cynthia Biggs   Strings,Horn,Background Vocals
Randy Bowland   Guitar
Kevin Brandon   Bass
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
Daryl Burgee   Drums
Randy Cantor   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Mike Caputy   Drums
Terry Coffey   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Horace Bokie Coleman   Bass,Guitar
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
Nanette Frank   Background Vocals
Grant Geissman   Guitar
Marc Gordon   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Charlene Holloway   Strings,Horn,Background Vocals
Annette Hardeman   Strings,Horn,Background Vocals
Spencer Harrison   Background Vocals
Kenny Hawkins   Guitar
Kathy Hazzard   Background Vocals
Dyan Humes   Background Vocals
LeMel Humes   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Anthony Jackson   Bass
Ron Jennings   Synthesizer Guitar
Ken Kaufman   Conductor
Rhett Lawrence   Drums,Keyboards
Sean LeVert   Background Vocals
Nick Martinelli   Percussion
Olivia McClurkin   Background Vocals
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Duane Nettlesbey   Piano
Jon Nettlesbey   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Gene Orloff   Concert Master
Chris Parker   Drums
Sam Peake   Saxophone
Raymond Lee Pounds   Drums
Philippe Saisse   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jim Salamone   fairlight
Peter Scherer   Synthesizer Bass
Dave Schiavone   Saxophone
Kay Williams   Keyboards
Jon Peters   Strings,Horn
Jim Calabrese   Piano
Robert Cunningham   Guitar
Douglas Gaines   Saxophone
Jennifer Price   Background Vocals
Bobby Lee Jones   Keyboards
Dean Pleasants   Guitar
Bill Stabell   Bass
Vale Johnson   Bass
Larry Andrew Williams   Saxophone
Jeff Smith   Saxophone
Jerry Livingston   Bass

Technical Credits

Gerald Levert   Producer,rhythm arrangement
Gabriel Hardeman   Arranger
John Agnello   Engineer
Keith Andes   Vocal Arrangements
Hidle Brown Barnum   Arranger
Stephen Benben   Engineer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Jimmy Bralower   drum programming
Terry Coffey   Arranger,Producer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Dan Garcia   Engineer
Marc Gordon   Producer,drum programming,rhythm arrangement
Annette Hardeman   Arranger
LeMel Humes   Programming,Producer,drum programming,Saxophone Arrangement
Bill Inglot   Producer
Ken Kaufman   Orchestral Arrangements,Saxophone Arrangement
Rhett Lawrence   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
Nick Martinelli   Arranger,Producer
Jon Nettlesbey   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
James Raymond   Programming
Mike Rockwell   Programming
Joe Romersa   Engineer
Thom Russo   Engineer
Alan Silverman   Engineer
Rod Temperton   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Bruce Weeden   Engineer
Dave Bellanca   Engineer
Eric Calvi   Engineer
Ashley Ingram   Arranger
Mike Tarsia   Engineer
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Barry Benson   Producer
Steve Woolard   Discographical Annotation
Lori Carfora   Art Direction
Tim Jacquette   Engineer
Dan Fisher   Composer
Irene Higginbotham   Composer
Morris Broadnax   Composer
Steve Skyes   Engineer
Shawn Amos   Editorial Coordinator
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Billy Tyrell   String Arrangements,Bell Arrangements

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The Very Best of Miki Howard 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I grew up listening to Miki and missed her melodious sound! I came across her again today looking for some of Stephanie Mills music. I thank God for allowing me to come across both of my favorite female vocalist here on B&N. I pray she continues to use the gift God gave her. It is trully a blessing to come across the "best" again. Now, I can keep Miki and Stephanie in my personal collection and keep all my favorites on repeat, to put me asleep!... I hope you enjoy her as much as I do! Forever Always, Godsownsunshine in all your cloudy days..... I've learned from the best!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miki Howard is a "True" Diva who in my opinion has never gotten her just due. People don't understand that she is an "artist". She has the ability to take a song, flip it, twirl it, and make it her own. She was soulful when soulful wasn't in. She is the reason why I know so much about jazz. Her unique infusion of soulful r&b and jazz with a sprinkle or sometimes a real hard shake of the blues got my attention a long time ago. I think that if she had the right marketing behind her she would still be a very strong name and her next CD would be greatly anticipated by many genres and age-ranks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered her 20 years ago and listen to her 1989 album often. Her voice is like silk, rich and smooth. You won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never heard of Miki Howard before my sister insisted I buy this CD. It's relaxing and just right for a mellow mood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Glad to see that people appreciate her music. Miki is a great artist who shines. Well worth the money!