WALKING WITH STRANGERS

Release Date: 2001

Prana Entertainment

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Track List

1. Loving You
2. I Always Think of You
3. Give In
4. All of the Above
5. Beginning with You
6. You Don’t Know What Love Is
7. Walking with Strangers
8. Don’t Let Love Get Away
9. Who’s Looking for Me?
10. No Room for Hate
11. Call for Peace

Credits

Produced by Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Marilyn Scott Patrice Rushen, Terri Lynn Carrington, Katisse Buckingham, Renato Neto
Executive Produced by George Duke

Bass- Jimmy Haslip,
Keys- Russell Ferrante, Renato Neto, George Duke, Joe Vanelli, Patrice Rushen
Guitar- James Hara, Ray Fuller, Ricardo Silveria, Ramon Stagnaro
Drums- Joey Heredia, Vinnie Colauita, Terri Lynn Carrington, Michael White, Katisse Buckingham, programming
Horns- Katisse Buckingham
Vocals- Lori Perry, Carolyn Perry, Darlene Perry, Maxayn Lewis, Frank McComb (Duet), Ross Vanelli, Leslie Smith, Marilyn Scott
Loving You – Vicky Mishoulam
I Always Think Of You – Renato Neto, Marilyn Scott, Ricardo Silveria
Give In – Russell Ferrante, Marilyn Scott, Jimmy Haslip, Lori Perry
All The Above – Michael Ruff, Brenda Russell
Beginning With You – Jimmy Haslip, Marilyn Scott
You Don’t Know What Love Is – Gene DePaul, Don Raye
Walking With Strangers – Katisse Buckingham, Marilyn Scott, Terri Lynn Carrington

Don’t Let Love Get Away – Jimmy Haslip, Marilyn Scott
Who’s Looking For Me – George Duke, Marilyn Scott
No Room For Hate – Russell Ferrante, Marilyn Scott, Jimmy Haslip
Call For Peace – Russell Ferrante, Marilyn Scott

About Walking With Strangers

When I started this album it was in bits and pieces. Working with these folks here and working with another group there. The one thing that I could count on was that I could go to George Duke and he would settle the question or make a suggestion. Both he and Corine, his wife, always made me feel at home and his advice was unmeasured. I had the pleasure of working along with Patrice Rushen and Terri Lynn Carrington. They produced “You Don’t Know What Love Is”, which I was graced with Frank McComb as my singing partner. Everyone on “Walking With Strangers” helped me with their love and talent and without that, this project would have never happened.

Allmusic Editorial Review

The well-known adult contemporary singer debuted her powerful, poetic, and anthemic closing track, “No Room for Hate,” in April of 2000 in front of 80,000 people at Equality Rocks, an all-star concert to benefit the Human Rights Campaign. The song and its message of compassion seem even more timely coming out just a few months after September 11. The rest of the time here, Scott’s appealing voice tackles her usual spread of romantic lyrics and stylistic excursions to Brazil (the balmy, soundscape-enhanced samba-lite “I Always Think of You,” co-written with and featuring guitarist Ricardo Silveira). She’s been part of the Los Angeles studio scene for many years and always works with the cream of the crop. The inspirational, semi-gospel-flavored “Give In” features producer Russell Ferrante on keyboards, while Ferrante’s fellow Yellowjacket, bassist Jimmy Haslip, plays on various cuts, including the dark-chorded, bluesy retro-soul meditation “All of the Above” (written by Brenda Russell and Michael Ruff) and an elegant cover of “You Don’t Know What Love Is.” This last cut was produced by drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and features a seductive percussion line and Patrice Rushen’s restrained piano behind one of Scott’s more emotional vocals (in a duet with Frank McComb). Most of the disc features live drumming, so the programmed groove of the otherwise appealing title track comes as a little bit of a letdown. “Don’t Let Love Get Away” is a more overt gospel-flavored rumination on love lost, while “Who’s Looking for Me” brings Scott together once again with keyboardist George Duke.

Listen to the Album

  1. Loving You
  2. I Always Think Of You
  3. Give In
  4. All Of The Above
  5. Beginning With You
  6. You Don't Know What Love Is (w/Frank McComb)
  7. Walking With Strangers
  8. Don't Let Love Get Away
  9. Who's Looking For Me?
  10. No Room For Hate
  11. A Call For Peace


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