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Najee - Plays The Songs From The Key Of Life (A Tribute To Stevie Wonder) Full Album
Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul-Jazz
  • Performer:
    Najee
  • Title:
    Plays The Songs From The Key Of Life (A Tribute To Stevie Wonder)
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul-Jazz
  • Release date:
    1995
  • Country:
    US
  • Size FLAC version
    1146 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    2571 mb
  • Record from:
    CD, Album, Club Edition

Tracklist

1Sir Duke
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Vocals – Daniel HigginsBass – Freddy WashingtonDrums – Leon 'Ndugu' ChanclerFlute – NajeeGuitar – MIchael SembelloPiano – George DukeTrombone – Reggie Young Trumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry Hey
5:33
2Contusion
Alto Saxophone, Lyricon – NajeeBass – Freddy WashingtonComposed By [Interlude Section] – George Duke, NajeeDrums – Leon 'Ndugu' ChanclerElectric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Fairlight] – George DukeGuitar – MIchael SembelloPercussion – Sheila E.
4:08
3Black Man
Clavinet, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Memory Moog], Electronic Drums [Synare] – George DukeDrums – Michael White Guitar – Paul Jackson, Jr.Soloist, Bass [Piccolo Bass] – Stanley ClarkeSoprano Saxophone – NajeeTenor Saxophone – Daniel HigginsTrombone – Reggie Young Trumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry Hey
4:57
4Summer Soft
Bass – Chuck Rainey, Freddy WashingtonDrums – Michael White Flute – NajeeGuitar – David T. Walker, Ray FullerPercussion – Sheila E.Piano – Greg PhillinganesSoloist, Piano – Herbie Hancock
5:56
5Isn't She Lovely/Joy Inside My Tears
Bass – Chuck RaineyGuitar – James Gadson, Wah Wah WatsonPiano, Synthesizer [Memory Moog, Arp String Ensemble] – George DukeTenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – NajeeVoice [Baby Sounds] – Jamal Rasheed Wind Chimes – Sheila E.
2:26
6Village Ghetto Land
Flute [Flute With Strings] – Najee
3:18
7Saturn/Ebony Eyes
Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – James GadsonGuitar – Phil UpchurchOther [The Girls] – Latisha Jones, Rekesha StewartPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaPiano, Vocoder [Roland], Synthesizer [Mini Moog, Arp 2600, Memory Moog] – George DukeRecorded By – Rashid DukeSoprano Saxophone – Najee
2:45
8Another Star
Acoustic Guitar – Paul Jackson, Jr.Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – James GadsonElectric Guitar – Ray FullerFlute – NajeePercussion – Sheila E.Piano – Ronnie FosterPiano [Piano Fills] – Patrice RushenSynthesizer [Memory Moog Pads] – George Duke
4:45
9Ordinary Pain
Alto Saxophone – NajeeBass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Leon 'Ndugu' ChanclerElectric Piano [Rhodes Pad] – Sylvester Rivers, Jr.Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Mini Moog Bass, Memory Moog] – George DukeGuitar – Ray Parker Jr.Percussion – Paulinho Da Costa
3:43
10Knocks Me Off My Feet
Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Mike WhiteElectric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Greg PhillinganesFlute – NajeeGuitar – David T. WalkerPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaSynthesizer [Memory Moog] – George Duke
5:33
11Love's In Need Of Love Today
Bass – Chuck RaineyClavinet, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Ronnie FosterDrums – James GadsonGuitar – Ray FullerPercussion – Sheila E.Soprano Saxophone – Najee
4:32
12Pastime Paradise
Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – Leon 'Ndugu' ChanclerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Sylvester Rivers, Jr.Flute – NajeeGuitar – Ray Parker Jr.Organ [Farfisa], Synth [Super Jupiter] – George DukePercussion – Paulinho Da CostaTenor Saxophone – Daniel HigginsTrombone – Reggie Young Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Gary Grant, Jerry Hey
2:30
13All Day Sucker/Easy Goin' Evening
Bass – Chuck RaineyClavinet, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Vocoder [Bode Vocoder], Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Mini Moog] – George DukeDrums – James GadsonGuitar – Wah Wah WatsonSoprano Saxophone, Flute – Najee
4:59
14Nigiculela-Es Una Historia/I Am Singing
Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin – Paul Jackson, Jr.Flute [Alto Flute] – NajeePercussion – Paulinho Da CostaSynthesizer [Arp Odyssey Bass] – George Duke
4:01
15I Wish
Alto Saxophone – NajeeAlto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Daniel HigginsBass – Byron Miller, Chuck RaineyDrums – Michael White Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David T. Walker, Ray FullerHandclaps – George Duke, Rashid Duke, Wayne HolmesOrgan – George DukeTambourine – Sheila E.Trumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry Hey
3:48
16If It's Magic
Flute [Alto Flute] – NajeePiano, Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey], Synthesizer [Arp String Ensemble] – George Duke
1:46
17As
Bass – Freddy WashingtonDrums – Leon 'Ndugu' ChanclerElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Patrice RushenElectric Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Memory Moog, Mini Moog, Arp String Ensemble, Arp Odyssey] – George DukeFlute – NajeeGuitar – Ray FullerPercussion – Sheila E.
4:28
18Have A Talk With God
Bass – Chuck RaineyDrums – James GadsonElectric Piano [Wurlitzer], Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey, Memory Moog] – George DukeGuitar – Phil UpchurchSoprano Saxophone – Najee
1:59

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
E2-35704Najee Plays The Songs From The Key Of Life (A Tribute To Stevie Wonder) ‎(CD, Album, Club)EMIE2-35704US1995
7243-8-35704-2-3Najee Plays The Songs From The Key Of Life (A Tribute To Stevie Wonder) ‎(CD, Album)EMI7243-8-35704-2-3Canada1995
E4-35704Najee Plays Songs From The Key Of Life ‎(Cass, Album)EMI RecordsE4-35704US1995
E2-35704Najee Plays Songs From The Key Of Life ‎(CD, Album, Promo)EMIE2-35704US1995
7243-8-35704-2-3Najee Plays The Songs From The Key Of Life (A Tribute To Stevie Wonder) ‎(CD, Album, Club)EMI7243-8-35704-2-3Canada1995

Credits

  • Arco BassArni Egilsson
  • Arranged ByGeorge Duke (tracks: 5 to 6, 8 to 16, 18), Greg Phillinganes (tracks: 7), Michael Sembello (tracks: 4), Ray Parker Jr. (tracks: 8, 10), Ronnie Foster (tracks: 1, 17)
  • Arranged By [Horns Arrangement]Jerry Hey (tracks: 5, 6)
  • Arranged By [Strings Arrangement]Clare Fischer (tracks: 3), Jorge Del Barrio (tracks: 1), Paul Riser (tracks: 8, 18)
  • Art DirectionHenry Marquez
  • CelloEarl Madison, Ray Kelley
  • Concertmaster, Violin [Lead Violin]Assa Drori
  • Contractor [String Section]Brent Fischer
  • Design [Package Design]C.M.O.N.
  • Engineer [Addtional Engineering]Wayne Holmes
  • Engineer [Assistant Mastering Engineer]Brett Swain, Jeff DeMorris, Wayne Holmes
  • Management [Artist Management]Walter Lee
  • Mastered ByBrian Gardner
  • Photography ByNajee, Pamela Springsteen
  • ProducerGeorge Duke
  • Producer [Production Assistant]Corine Duke
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByErik Zobler
  • ViolaJanet Lakatos, Jorge Moraga, Margot MacLaine, Marylin Baker
  • ViolinBette Byers, Don Palmer, Francine Walsh, Hary Scorzo, Henry Ferber, Isabelle Daskoff, Israel Baker, Mari Botwidk, Pamela Gates, Patricia Johnson, Ron Clark, Sheldon Sanov
  • Written-ByC. Hardaway (tracks: 2), G. Byrd (tracks: 3, 13), M. Sembello (tracks: 11), Stevie Wonder

Notes

All songs produced by George Duke for George Duke Enterprises.

All tracks recorded at O'Henry Studio, Burbank, CA except, "Black Man" at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA and "I Am Singing" and "If It's Magic" at LeGonks Studio, Los Angeles, CA.

George Duke appears courtesy of Warner Bros Records.
Stanley Clarke appears courtesy of Epic Records.
Patrice Rushen appears courtesy of Sin-Drome Records.
Herbie Hancock appears courtesy of Mercury Records.
MIchael White appears courtesy of Noteworthy Records.
Ray Parker Jr. appears courtesy of Arista Records.
Paul Jackson, Jr. appears courtesy of Sweeca.

SPECIAL THANKS TO Dave Rosas, Karen Taylor, Frances Pennington, Gary Beech, Andrea Torchia , and all the staff at EMI Records.

To Mr. David Vetter (my first saxophone and flute teacher) for pointing me in the right direction. Thanks to Rosemarie Castanza, Larry Greenwich, and Michael Rod.

To Emilio Lyons at Rayburns Music in Boston.
Ruben Allen and staff at the Sax Shop in North Hollywood, CA. Stewart Killens in New York, and Walt, Will and Ken at the House Of Woodwinds, Oakland, CA.

Thanks so Sam Wards for his assistance on "Mood Indigo".

To my sons, Jamal and Noah who participated in the recording of "Isn't She Lovely". To the rest of my family for their love and support throughout the years.

To Mr. Stevie Wonder for the inspiration of your music.

Most of all, a special thanks to The Creator, who makes all things possible.

Thanks to all the artists, musicians and arrangers who participated in bringing their unique skill to this record.

Photos of Amazon River/Brazil/Landsat Image courtesy of EROS Data Center Geological Survey.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 0208311431264
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Companies

  • Licensed To – Columbia House – CDP-535704
  • Copyright (c) – EMI Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
  • Published By – Black Bull Music, Inc.
  • Recorded At – O'Henry Sound Studios
  • Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
  • Recorded At – Le Gonks West
  • Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
  • Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering

Album

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