Foxy Brown [Original Soundtrack]

Foxy Brown [Original Soundtrack]

by Willie Hutch

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Overview

Willie Hutch is a multi-talented performer who never achieved fame or stardom. Despite some good moments, the sales here failed to meet or exceed the numbers of his previous soundtrack, The Mack. "Chase" borrows heavily from "Shaft," maybe too much. Hutch is full of fire on "The Theme of Foxy Brown," his distinctive tenor wringing the most from each note. "Give Me Some of That Good Old Love" had a foot-tapping groove, tough backing vocals from Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman, and Carol Willis, and all the elements of a hit record. Unfortunately, Motown only released "Foxy Brown" as a single, and nothing else. The vamping "Out There" and "Foxy Lady" are nasty and contagious. "You Sure Know How to Love Your Man" copies a bit of "Love Machine"'s bassline; it's Willie and the girls' most spirited performance, with Hutch showing that Wilson Pickett isn't the only person who can intersperse soulful screams between lyrics. The melodic "Ain't That (Mellow Mellow)" sounds like another single, but Motown wasn't hearing it; they were too busy concentrating on his Love Power LP, which also flopped.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/19/1996
Label: Motown
UPC: 0731453064829
catalogNumber: 530648
Rank: 82516

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Willie Hutch   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Dan Ackerman   Trumpet
George Bohannon   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Horn
Gary Coleman   Tambourine,Vibes
Lawrence Dickens   Bass
William Green   Baritone Saxophone
Darryl Jackson   Percussion
Bob Kee   Tenor Saxophone
Tim Lawson   Guitar
Lew McCreary   Horn
Abe Mills   Drums
Gene Pello   Drums
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Ernie Watts   Flute
Arthur Wright   Guitar
Julia Tillman   Background Vocals
A.P. Brisbois   Horn
Fred Jackson   Horn
Carol Willis   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Stewart   Engineer
Brant Biles   Reissue Producer
Willie Hutch   Arranger,Producer
Robert Margouleff   Reissue Producer
Art Stewart   Engineer
Calvin Harris   Engineer

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