Love Songs

Love Songs

by Teena Marie

CD

Overview

Too many significant ballads and midtempo numbers are left off for this to be definitive, but like any Teena Marie collection it's more than worthy. One day someone will put every great ballad Teena recorded on one CD, but until then, Love Songs and other compilations will have to do. Gut-wrenching lamentations like "Casanova Brown," "Dear Lover," and "My Dear Mr. Gaye" will keep your ears perked up and your heart in pain. If "Fire and Desire" isn't the most soulful duet ever recorded then what is? Teena and Rick James wring every drop of emotional from the epic, dramatic ballad that includes spoken dialogue from each, and some of the most harrowing wails ever recorded. Love Songs is heavy on Teena's CBS sides, and contains "Cupid Is a Real Straight Shooter," "If I Were a Bell," "We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This," and other masterful performances by the one and only Lady T.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/18/2000
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646392126
catalogNumber: 63921

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teena Marie   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Drums,Vocals
Rick James   Vocals
Billy Griffin   Background Vocals
David T. Walker   Guitar
James Allen   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
John A. Bokowski   Piano,fender rhodes
Rev. Dave Boruff   Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
Kimberly Brewer   Background Vocals
Bridgette Bryant   Background Vocals
Brad Buxer   Keyboards
Nick Ceroli   Drums
Stanley Clarke   Bass
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Richie Rich   Drums
Brenda Lee Eager   Background Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Lynn Fiddmont   Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Horn
James Gadson   Drums
Gary Grant   Horn
Rayford Griffin   Percussion,Drums
Doug Grigsby   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Gary Herbig   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Bass
James Jamerson   Bass
Randy Kerber   Piano,Keyboards
Brian Kilgore   Vibes
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Michael Landau   Guitar
Daniel LeMelle   Tenor Saxophone
Charles Loper   Trombone
Branford Marsalis   Saxophone
Tom McDermott   Guitar
Narada Michael Walden   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar
Paul Riser   Conductor
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
James Stewart   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Carmen Twillie   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Ernie Watts   Saxophone
Fred White   Background Vocals
Steve Wise   Background Vocals
Dick Hyde   Trombone
Allen McGrier   Synthesizer,Bass
James Reese   Keyboards
Leon Ware   Background Vocals
Yvette Marine   Background Vocals
Paul Hines   Drums
Nikki Slikk   Guitar
Phillip Williams   Background Vocals
Nick Brown   Guitar
David Bergeaud   Keyboards
Dwayne Wedlaw   Synthesizer,Harp
Mickey Hearn   Background Vocals
Jerry Brown   Drums
Jill Jones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick James   Arranger,Producer
Teena Marie   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Jeremy Lubbock   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Gene Page   String Arrangements,String Conductor
James Allen   Producer,co-arranger
Randy Kerber   String Arrangements
Brian Kilgore   Percussion Sampling
Paul Riser   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
James Stewart   co-arranger
Hill Swimmer   Engineer
Allen McGrier   Arranger,Producer,drum programming
Leo Sacks   Producer
Leon Ware   rhythm arrangement
Amy Linden   Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Dwayne Wedlaw   Sound Effects

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Love Songs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The second Legacy Teena Marie collection (the first being 1997's greatest hits collection
Guest More than 1 year ago
For some reason, my last review got chopped off after the first line (it really wasn't that bad, was it?!) so I will try it again. This album is the second Legacy reissue of Teena Marie's 80's material, and is a collection of some of her finest ballads. These songs, written at a time when Marie was coming into her own as a singer/songwriter, showcase Marie's passionate, operatic-style voice to the hilt.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have for years enjoyed all of Teena Marie's music and buying a greatest hits just does not do justice you must buy them all. If you need a trip down memory lane pick this up and sit down close your eyes and remember the really good times.