What You Need

What You Need

by Side EffectSide Effect

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Overview

Side Effect reached its creative peak with the Wayne Henderson-produced What You Need, which was the group's second album as well as its best one. This time, the songs weren't simply decent -- they were excellent, and Side Effect had a gem of a female vocalist to help bring them to life. The quartet's new female singer was Helen Lowe, who had replaced Sylvia Nabors. While Nabors was competent, the brassy, big-voiced Lowe was a treasure -- and she shows herself to be major asset on the hit "S.O.S." and a remake of Ronnie Laws' "Always There," which was originally a soul-jazz instrumental in 1975 but becomes a gutsy vocal tune thanks to added lyrics by Paul Allen. Equally strong are the funky "Honky Tonk Scat," the mournful ballad "Changes," and a cover of the Crusaders' "Keep That Same Old Feeling." Regrettably, What You Need was Lowe's only album with Side Effect, and it's equally regrettable that she didn't go on to become huge as a solo artist.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667522120
catalogNumber: 6752212
Rank: 74482

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Side Effect   Primary Artist
Bobby Lyle   Keyboards
Marlon McClain   Guitar
Steve Beckmeier   Guitar
Joseph Brown   Bass
Dennis Christianson   Trumpet
Jim Coile   Saxophone
Clifford J. Ervin   Trumpet
Donald Hepburn   Keyboards
Michael Hepburn   Keyboards
Augie Johnson   Vocals
Helen Baylor   Vocals
David Luell   Baritone Saxophone
Steve Madaio   Trumpet
Gregory Matta   Vocals
Louie Patton   Vocals
Nathaniel Phillips   Bass
Stephanie Spruill   Tambourine
Vance "Mad Dog" Tenort   Percussion
Bradford Henry Thoelke   Trombone
Mayo Tiana   Trombone
Big Daddy   Trombone
Bruce Smith   Percussion
Robert "The Popper" Griffin   Drums
Milton McDaniels   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Wayne Henderson   Composer,Producer
Helen Baylor   Composer
F. Byron Clark   Remixing
Dale Frank   String Arrangements
Augie Johnson   Composer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Gregory Matta   Arranger,Composer
Jim Nipar   Engineer
Louis Patton   Composer
Rik Pekkonen   Engineer
Paul Allen   Composer
Eddie Bill Harris   Engineer
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Esau Joyner   Composer
Ronald Laws   Composer
Donald Cook   Orchestration
August Johnson   Composer
William Jeffery   Composer

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