My Secret Life

My Secret Life

by Sonia Dada


On their third album, the group starts digging deeper into their grooves, merging various strains of rock, soul, reggae with gospel and R&B for a heady blend. Produced by Muscle Shoal's mainstay Barry Beckett with guitarist/founding member Dan Pritzker, this introduced Shawn Christopher as a regular member of the band, replacing Sam Hogan's gruff vocals with a new, sweeter sound. Christopher, who sang backup on the group's first two releases, is spotlighted nicely on "Don't Go (Giving Your Love Away)" and the closing track, "Paradise." Other highlights include the bounce of the opener "Zachary," "Things Change," "Phases Of The Moon" and "Green-Eyed Esther." While their music has always been delightfully eclectic, this is the album where they finally pull all their disparate sounds and styles together and make something entirely their own out of their mutual sources. Seldom do albums sound as celebratory as this.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/1999
UPC: 0683933096120
catalogNumber: 30961

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonia Dada   Primary Artist
Jessy Dixon   Vocals
Lester Bowie   Trumpet
Wayne Johnson   Horn
Phil Miller   Guitar
Kahil El'Zabar   Conductor,Conga
Shanta   Vocals
Bobbye Hall   Bongos,Conductor,Conga
Chris Cameron   Keyboards
Shawn Christopher   Vocals
Theresa Davis   Vocals
Paris Delane   Vocals
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Hank (Henry Dog) Guaglianone   Drums
Chris Harris   Vocals
Sam Hogan   Vocals
Jessy Dixon Singers   Vocals
Andrew Love   Horn
Mark Ohlson   Trumpet
Dan Pritzker   Guitar
David Resnik   Guitar
Gregg Rich   Keyboards
Brian Ripp   Saxophone
Ron Schwartz   Keyboards
Erik Scott   Bass
Maxine Willard Waters   Vocals
Larry Beers   Percussion
Rich Lapka   Trombone
Greg Marsh   Percussion
Julia Waters   Vocals
Samana   Vocals
Karen Boyd   Vocals
Noha Aboulmagd   Vocals
Michael Scott   Vocals
Niki Mitchell   Vocals
Yoko Noge   Vocals
Aquilla Sadalla   Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Smith   Engineer
Barry Beckett   Producer
Ed Cherney   Producer,Engineer
Paul Ebersold   Engineer,Contributor,Engineering
Gus Mossler   Engineer,Engineering
Chuck Plotkin   Producer
Dan Pritzker   Producer
Ron Schwartz   Arranger,Engineer,Engineering
Erik Scott   Producer
Duane Seykora   Engineer,Engineering
Chris Shepherd   Engineer
Chris Steinmetz   Engineer
Steve Kocour   Concept,House Sound
Dave Kresl   Engineer
Jeff Lane   Engineer
Claudine Pontier   Engineer
Dennis Tousana   Engineer
Scott Steiner   Engineer
Frank Gargiulo   Art Direction
Alan Sanderson   Engineer
Paul Hewett   Engineer
Jeffery Lane   Engineer

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