Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by Brenda Russell


Brenda Russell's angelic voice is so engaging and pleasing that she could sing the ingredients in a Bon Appetit recipe and still get off a good take. Her voice is perfect for contemporary pop, not too light or too heavy, and while appreciated by her peers, she's far from being a household name despite a strong cult legacy. Greatest Hits summarizes Russell's best, featuring only ten songs, while showcasing her other skills: producing, musicianship, arranging, and drum programming. The best of the greatest include "Piano in the Dark," a slightly funky "Dinner with Gershwin," and romantic flights "If Only for One Night," and "Le Restaurant."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/1994
Label: A&M
UPC: 0075021539624
catalogNumber: 5396

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brenda Russell   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Matthew Wilder   Synthesizer
Victor Feldman   Percussion
Joe Sample   Piano,fender rhodes
David Sanborn   Track Performer
Janne Schaffer   Synthesizer,Synthesizer Guitar
Ray Obiedo   Rhythm Guitar
Jimmy Haslip   Bass
Michael Ruff   Synthesizer
Kitty Beethoven   Background Vocals
Sam Bengtsson   Bass
Louis Biancaniello   Synthesizer
Harry Bluestone   Concert Master
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Assa Drori   Concert Master
Joe Esposito   Vocals
Russell Ferrante   Synthesizer,Piano
Clare Fischer   Organ
André Fischer   Drums
James Harrah   Guitar
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jeff Hull   Synthesizer
Henrik Janson   Guitar
Ren Klyce   Synthesizer
Peter Ljung   Synthesizer
Steve Madaio   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Narada Michael Walden   Piano,Drums
Judd Miller   Trumpet
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Bass,Piano,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Raul Rekow   Percussion
Tom Saviano   Soprano Saxophone
George Sopuch   Electric Guitar
Ron Stockert   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes
Annie Stocking   Background Vocals
Fred Tackett   Electric Guitar
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
Gerald Vinci   Concert Master
David Wolfert   Electric Guitar
William D. "Smitty" Smith   Organ
Ed Brown   Bass
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Bass,Piano
Ake "The Schunk" Sundquist   Percussion,Drums
Sam Ward   Synthesizer
Tina Thompson   Background Vocals
Eric Daniels   Bass

Technical Credits

Gary "U.S." Bonds   Composer
Brenda Russell   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,rhythm arrangement
Matthew Wilder   Arranger,drum programming
Louis Biancaniello   Producer,rhythm arrangement,Rhythm Programming
Clare Fischer   String Arrangements
André Fischer   Arranger,Producer
Jeff Hull   Producer,drum programming
Winston Johnson   Producer,Synclavier Programming
Ren Klyce   Producer
Narada Michael Walden   Producer
Jerry Peters   String Arrangements
David Wolfert   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Peter O. Ekberg   Producer
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction
Eric Borenstein   Arranger,Executive Producer

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