The Gift of Love

The Gift of Love

by Phil Perry


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The Gift of Love pairs R&B legend and Tony Award-winning actress Melba Moore with veteran R&B star Phil Perry. Co-produced by Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Preston Glass, David Nathan, and Dwayne Palmer and released on Shanachie, the set contains 11 upbeat, uplifting, and inspirational songs that run the gamut from contemporary gospel to adult contemporary. These duets are structured in an old-school soul style, but the sonic presentation is up to the minute for radio. There are some solid moments on this set, including the opening cut, "Optimistic," a kind of anthem for entire album; the classic Broadway ballad "I Believe," which is a solo for Moore; the shimmering "Sadie," with saxophone work from Kim Waters; and the title track that closes the album. This is message music that engages the listener musically as much as it does inspirationally.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2009
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351517623
catalogNumber: 5176
Rank: 55009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phil Perry   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Melba Moore   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kim Waters   Saxophone
Preston Glass   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Kevin Monroe   Background Vocals
Rohn Lawrence   Guitar
Capathia Jenkins   Background Vocals
NaTasha Yvette Williams   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Phil Perry   Arranger,Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Preston Glass   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,drum programming,Bass Programming
Irvin Graham   Composer
Bruce Hawes   Composer
Joseph B. Jefferson   Composer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Jimmy Shirl   Composer
Charles Simmons   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Randall Grass   Executive Producer
Gary Hines   Composer
David Nathan   Producer
Chris Davis   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Chris "Big Dog" Davis   Producer,Engineer
Christine Sallas   Engineer
John Kee   Composer
Joseph Jefferson   Composer

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