23/01/2017

Ellis Hall "Straight Ahead" (2004) -Soft Rock-



Label : CrossOver Records


01 - The Spirit Lingers On (Ellis Hall)
02 - Keep Your Life Straight Ahead (Ellis Hall)
03 - Gotta Get The Money (Ellis Hall)
04 - I Really Wana See Ya Tonight (Parker McGee)
05 - It Is A Wonder (Ellis Hall)
06 - Love Can Make It Better (Ellis Hall)
07 - Girl You Not In Kansas Anymore (Ellis Hall)
08 - Something (George Harrison)
09 - Stand Up (Ellis Hall)
10 - Why Should I Care (Ellis Hall)
11 - Sooner Or Later (Mitchell E. Bottler, Ted McNamara, Jacob Adeneyi Paris, Ekundayo Paris & Gary Zekley)
12 - Got The Fever (Ellis Hall)
13 - Whisper In The Woods (Ellis Hall)


Executive Producer : Ray Charles
Executive in Charge of CroosOver Records : Carolyn Baker
Produced by Ray Charles
Engineered by Terry Howard
Additional Engineers : Mark Fleming, Bill Taylor, Ken L. DeSantis & Raymond Shivers
Mixing by Doug Sax, Robert Hadley & Mark Fleming
Mastering by Doug Sax, Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA
Arrangements by David Blumberg & Ellis Hall
Music Preparation by Orion Crawford & Ken Gruberman


01 - The Spirit Lingers On

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Background vocals : Tim Owens, Bob Joyce, David Lasley & Ellis Hall
Choirmaster / Contractor : Luana Jackman
Choir : Bobbi Page, Rick Logan, Terry Wood, Cristi Black, Alex Brown, Angela Joy Brusegar, Shea Chambers, Christian Ebner, Wendisue Hall, Muhadia 'Tadia' Rice, Dorian Holley, Clydene Jackson-Edwards, Leon McCrary, Carlos Murguia, Randy Phillips, Josef Powell, Jonathan Redford, Carmen Twillie, John West & Oren Waters
Handclaps : Shea Chambers, Melanie Taylor Kimmel, Cristi Black & Ellis Hall
Drums : Johnny Friday
Bass : Stan Sargeant
Guitars : Morris O'Connor
Keyboards, VK-8 Organ & Percussion : Ellis Hall
Horn Arrangement & Contractor : Bill Churchville
Alto Saxophone Solo : Gerald Albright
Trumpets : Lee Thornburg & Bill Churchville
Trombone : Nick Lane
Tenor Saxophones : Jason Freese & Dave Posey
Baritone Saxophone : Ed Wynne

02 - Keep Your Life Straight Ahead

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Background vocals : David Lasley, Tim Owens, Howard McCrary, Bob Joyce & Ellis Hall
Drums : Johnny Friday
Bass : Stan Sargeant
Guitars : Morris O'Connor & Ellis Hall
Keyboards, VK-8 Organ & Percussion : Ellis Hall

03 - Gotta Get The Money

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Recorded at Brewster Place Studios by Ellis Hall & RPM Studio by Terry Howard
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Background vocals : Ellis Hall
All Keyboards, Guitars, Synth Bass, Drum Programming & Percussion : Ellis Hall
Drums : Sheila E
Horn Arrangement : David Blumberg
Horn Contractor Joe Soldo
Trumpets : Wayne Bergeron & Warren Luening
Trombone : Charles Loper
Tenor Saxophone : Bill Liston
Tenor & Baritone Saxophones : Dan Higgins

04 - I Really Wana See Ya Tonight

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall for Ear-Say Productions, Inc.
Recorded at Brewster Place Studios by Ellis Hall & RPM Studio by Terry Howard
String & Harp Arrangement : David Blumberg
String Contractor : Joe Soldo
Concertmaster : Assa Drori
Violins : Olivia Tsui, Hana Krejci, Jennifer Walfon, Kirstin Fife, Rebecca Bunnell, Eve Butler, Haim Schrrum, Liane Mautner, Irina Voloshina, Karen Jones & Jennifer Munday
Violas : Ray Tischer, Harry Shirinian & John Scanlon
Cellos : Armen Ksajikian, Christina Soule & John Krovoza
Harp : Gayle Levant

05 - It Is A Wonder

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Drums : Ricky Lawson
Bass : Stan Sargeant & Ellis Hall
Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Synth Bass, Keyboards, B-3 Organ, Percussion & Handclaps : Ellis Hall
Choir Arrangement : David Blumberg & Ellis Hall
Choirmaster / Contractor : Luana Jackman
Choir : Bobbi Page, Rick Logan, Terry Wood, Cristi Black, Alex Brown, Angela Joy Brusegar, Shea Chambers, Christian Ebner, Wendisue Hall, Muhtadia 'Tadia' Rice, Dorian Holley, Clydene Jackson-Edwards, Leon McCrary, Carlos Murguia, Randy Phillips, Josef Powell, Jonathan Redford, Carmen Twillie, John West & Oren Waters
Featuring Alex Brown on Co-Lead vocal
Horn Arrangement : David Blumberg, Daryl Lowery & The Brecker Brothers
Horn Contractor Joe Soldo
Trumpets : Wayne Bergeron & Warren Luening
Trombone : Charles Loper
Tenor Saxophone : Bill Liston
Tenor & Baritone Saxophones : Dan Higgins

06 - Love Can Make It Better

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Additional Parts Recorded Ndahause Studio by Ellis Hall & Carlos Murguia
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Background vocals : Shea Chambers, Melanie Taylor-Kimmel, Cristi Black, Carlos Murguia& Ellis Hall
Drums, Bass, Keyboards, Guitars & Percussion : Ellis Hall
Percussion : Luis Conte
Synth Programming : Marco Gamboa
String & Harp Arrangement David Blumberg
String Contractor : Joe Soldo
Concertmaster Assa Drori
Violins : Hana Krejci, Jennifer Walfon, Haim Schrrum, Rebecca Bunnell, Yan To, Eve Butler, Olivia Tsui, Liane Mautner, Irina Voloshina, Karen Jones & Jennifer Munday
Violas : Ray Tischer, Andrew Picken & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Cellos : Armen Ksajikian, Dane Little & John Krovoza
Harp : Gayle Levant

07 - Girl You Not In Kansas Anymore

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Rhytm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Background vocals : Shea Chambers, Melanie Taylor Kimmel, Cristi Black & Ellis Hall
Drums & Percussion : Ray Brinker
Bass : Leland 'Lee' Sklar
Slide Guitar & Slide Solo : Dean Parks
Pedal Steel & Dobro : Doug Livingston
Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards & VK-8 Organ : Ellis Hall
String & Harp Arrangement David Blumberg
String Contractor : Joe Soldo
Concertmaster Assa Drori
Violins : Hana Krejci, Jennifer Walfon, Kristin Fife, Rebecca Bunnell, Ronald Folsom, Eve Butler, Olivia Tsui, Liane Mautner, Irina Voloshina, Karen Jones & Jennifer Munday
Violas : Ray Tischer, Harry Shirinian & John Scanlon
Cellos : Armen Ksajikian, Tim Landauer & John Krovoza
Harp : Gayle Levant

08 - Something

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Drums : Johnny Friday
Bass : Stan Sargeant
Keyboards : Ellis Hall
Guitars : Dean Parks
Percussion : Arno Lucas
Featuring Billy Preston on Hammond B-3 Organ
String & Harp Arrangement David Blumberg
String Contractor : Joe Soldo
Concertmaster Assa Drori
Violins : Hana Krejci, Jennifer Walfon, Haim Shrrum, Rebecca Bunnell, Yan To, Eve Butler, Olivia Tsui, Liane Mautner, Irina Voloshina, Karen Jones & Jennifer Munday
Violas : Ray Tischer, Andrew Picken & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Cellos : Armen Ksajikian, Dane Little & John Krovoza
Harp : Gayle Levant

09 - Stand Up

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Background vocals & Handclaps : Shea Chambers, Melanie Taylor-Kimmel, Cristi Black & Ellis Hall
Drums : Ricky Lawson
Bass & Clavinet : Ellis Hall
Guitars : Paul Jackson Jr.
Percussion : Arno Lucas
Horn Arrangement : David Blumberg & Ellis Hall
Horn Contractor Joe Soldo
Trumpets : Wayne Bergeron & Warren Luening
Trombone : Charles Loper
Tenor Saxophone : Bill Pickett
Tenor & Baritone Saxophones : Dan Higgins

10 - Why Should I Care

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Recorded at RPM Studio by Terry Howard & Brewster Place Studios by Ellis Hall
Rhythm Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Drums : Ray Brinker
Bass : Leland 'Lee' Sklar
Electric Guitars : Dean Parks
Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards & Percussion : Ellis Hall
Percussion : Arno Lucas
Featuring Mindi Abair on Soprano Saxophone
String & Harp Arrangement David Blumberg
String Contractor : Joe Soldo
Concertmaster Assa Drori
Violins : Olivia Tsui, Hana Krejci, Jennifer Walfon, Kristin Fife, Rebecca Bunnell, Eve Butler, Haim Schrrum, Liane Mautner, Irina Voloshina, Karen Jones & Jennifer Munday
Violas : Ray Tischer, Harry Shirinian & John Scanlon
Cellos : Armen Ksajikian, Christina Soule & John Krovoza
Harp : Gayle Levant

11 - Sooner Or Later

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Vocals : Ellis Hall
All Keyboards, Guitars, Synth Bass, Drum Programming & Percussion : Ellis Hall
Horn Arrangement : David Blumberg & Ellis Hall
Horn Contractor : Joe Soldo
Trumpets : Wayne Bergeron & Warren Luening
Trombone : Charles Loper
Tenor Saxophone : Bill Liston
Tenor & Baritone Saxophones : Dan Higgins

12 - Got The Fever

Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Background vocals : Tim Owens, Gary Falcone, Oren Waters & Ellis Hall
Drums : Steve Stevens
Bass : Francis 'Rocco' Prestia
B-3 Organ : Carlos Murguia
Guitar & Solo Guitar : Bruce Conte
Slide Guitar : Gregory Clyde Beck
Keyboards & Percussion : Ellis Hall
Horn Arrangement & Contractor : Bill Churchville
Trumpets : Bill Churchville & Chris Tedesco
Trombone : Nick Lane
Tenor Saxophones : Jason Freese & Dave Posey
Baritone Saxophone : Ed Wynne
Technical Advisor : John 'J.T.' Thomas

13 - Whisper In The Woods

Produced by Ray Charles & Ellis Hall
Rhythm & Vocal Arrangement : Ellis Hall
Background vocals : Shea Chambers, Melanie Taylor-Kimmel, Cristi Black & Ellis Hall
Drums & Percussion : Chris Brinker
Bass : Leland 'Lee' Sklar
Acoustic Guitar, Piano & Keyboards : Ellis Hall
Pedal Steel & Mandolin : Doug Livingston
Harmonica : Dave McKelvy
String & Harp Arrangement David Blumberg
String Contractor : Joe Soldo
Concertmaster Assa Drori
Violins : Hana Krejci, Jennifer Walfon, Kristin Fife, Rebecca Bunnell, Ronald Folsom, Eve Butler, Olivia Tau, Liane Mautner, Irina Voloshina, Karen Jones & Jennifer Munday
Violas : Ray Tischer, Harry Shirinian & John Scanlon
Cellos : Armen Ksajikian, Tim Landauer & John Krovoza
Harp : Gayle Levant