Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Only Thing Missin’ 3:07
2 Wonderful 4:04
3 Holdin’ On 4:38
4 No Matter What 4:33
5 Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool 4:36
6 So Damn Happy 4:29
7 You Are My Joy 2:35
8 Falling Out of Love 4:31
9 Ain’t No Way 4:38
10 Good News 4:55
11 You Are My Joy (reprise) 2:34

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Robert Chausow (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Israel Chorberg (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Cenovia Cummins (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Winterton Garvey (2002 – 2003) (tracks 7, 11)
Regis Iandiorio (2002 – 2003) (tracks 7, 11)
Byung-Kook Kwak (classical violonist) (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Anthony Posk (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
Pamela Posk (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Sheila Reinhold (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Andrew Stein (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Gerald Tarack (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
Alexander Vselensky (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Belinda Whitney (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
cello:
Leo Grinhauz (cellist) (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Jesse Levy (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
Kermit Moore (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Eugene J. Moye (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
drums (drum set):
Ricky Lawson (2002 – 2003) (track 8)
Nate Nebett (US drummer) (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
Troy Taylor (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
trumpet:
Randy Brecker (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Anthony Kadleck (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Lewis Soloff (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
strings arranger:
Burt Bacharach (track 8)
Adi Yeshaya (tracks 6–7)
Michael Baker (drums) (track 6)
viola:
Alfred Brown (viola) (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Kenneth Burward-Hoy (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Olivia Koppell (Viola) (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
synthesizer:
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (2002 – 2003) (track 8)
Norman West (2002 – 2003) (track 10)
organ:
Daryl Houston (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
guitar:
Bobby Ross Avila (2002 – 2003) (track 5)
Perry Hughes (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
Michael Thompson (session guitarist) (2002 – 2003) (track 8)
Rick Williams (US funk/soul session guitarist aka "Star") (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
harmonica:
Tommy Morgan (Harmonica player) (2002 – 2003) (track 8)
bass:
Ralphe Armstrong (bassist from Detroit) (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
Neil Stubenhaus (2002 – 2003) (track 8)
Troy Taylor (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
Norman West (2002 – 2003) (track 10)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (2002 – 2003) (tracks 8–9)
keyboard:
Bobby Ross Avila (2002 – 2003) (track 5)
William "Prez" Bush (American multi-instrumentalist & songwriter) (2002 – 2003) (track 9)
B.J. (2002 – 2003) (track 9)
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence (US hip-hop producer aka Amen-Ra) (2002 – 2003) (track 2)
Greg Phillinganes (2002 – 2003) (track 8)
Troy Taylor (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
Norman West (2002 – 2003) (track 10)
James Wright (US producer, musician, singer and songwriter aka Big Jim) (2002 – 2003) (track 5)
Adi Yeshaya (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Rhodes piano [electric Rhodes piano]:
Vernon D. Fails (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
unspecified drum programming:
Ron Lawrence (US hip-hop producer aka Amen-Ra) (track 2)
IZ (track 5)
piano:
Norman West (2002 – 2003) (track 10)
Aretha Franklin (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
handclaps:
B.J. (2002 – 2003) (track 9)
Dolly Eastmond (2002 – 2003) (track 9)
Melodie Eastmond (2002 – 2003) (track 9)
Regine Lambert (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
Kenya Lucas (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
Delanté "Butta" Murphy (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
drum machine programming:
William "Prez" Bush (American multi-instrumentalist & songwriter) (track 9)
horn arranger:
Adi Yeshaya (track 6)
Michael Baker (drums) (track 6)
harp:
Gloria Agostini (Harp) (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
trombone:
George Flynn (trombone) (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Birch Johnson (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Keith O’Quinn (trombonist) (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
French horn:
Sharon Moe (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Roger Wendt (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
additional keyboard:
Adi Yeshaya (2002 – 2003) (track 7)
arranger:
Barry J. Eastmond (track 9)
William "Prez" Bush (American multi-instrumentalist & songwriter) (track 9)
assistant engineer:
Rob Shelby (tracks 6–7, 10–11)
assistant mixer:
Carl Robinson (US bassist, guitarist & recording engineer) (track 10)
Pablo Arraya (track 1)
Jeff Burns (US composer of electronic and orchestral music/recording engineer) (track 8)
Dan-O (recording engineer) (track 10)
Jeff Robinett (track 5)
Keith Slattery (track 9)
Tom Sweeney (US engineer) (track 8)
Tom Wilber (tracks 6–7, 10–11)
background vocals:
Mary J. Blige (2002 – 2003) (tracks 3–4)
Gordon Chambers (2002 – 2003) (tracks 1, 9)
Brenda Corbett (2002 – 2003) (tracks 5–7, 10–11)
Myii "Sunny" Davis (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
Sara Divine (2002 – 2003) (track 2)
Sandra Feva Dance (2002 – 2003) (tracks 5–7, 10–11)
Aretha Franklin (2002 – 2003) (track 2)
Cindy Mizelle (2002 – 2003) (track 9)
Shelly Ponder (2002 – 2003) (tracks 5–7, 10–11)
Mildred Scott (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 10–11)
background vocals arranger:
Gordon Chambers (track 9)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (track 8)
Adi Yeshaya (tracks 6–7, 11)
Carolyn Franklin (track 9)
conductor:
Jesse Levy (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7, 11)
Adi Yeshaya (2002 – 2003) (tracks 6–7)
editor:
Troy Taylor (track 2)
engineer:
David Chase (Pro Tools engineer) (track 8)
Eric Ferguson (track 8)
instruments:
Margaret Hjaltested (violist) (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence (US hip-hop producer aka Amen-Ra) (2002 – 2003) (track 2)
Troy Taylor (2002 – 2003) (tracks 3–4, 9)
lyricist:
Hal David (track 8)
Carolyn Franklin (track 9)
mixer:
Aretha Franklin (tracks 6–7, 11)
Norman West (track 10)
Michael J. Powell (track 10)
Alan Sides (track 8)
Jean-Marie Horvat (tracks 1, 3–4)
Neal H. Pogue (mix engineer) (track 5)
"Prince Charles" Alexander (American record producer, audio engineer, educator and recording artist) (tracks 2, 9)
producer:
Burt Bacharach (track 8)
Aretha Franklin (tracks 6–7, 11)
Jam & Lewis (track 5)
Ron Lawrence (US hip-hop producer aka Amen-Ra) (track 2)
Norman West (track 10)
James Wright (US producer, musician, singer and songwriter aka Big Jim) (track 5)
Barry J. Eastmond (track 9)
Gordon Chambers (track 9)
Troy Taylor (tracks 1, 3–4, 9)
programming:
Troy Taylor (tracks 1, 3–4, 9)
sound engineer:
Ron Lawrence (US hip-hop producer aka Amen-Ra) (track 2)
Norman West (track 10)
Louis Alfred III (recording engineer) (track 9)
Barry J. Eastmond (track 9)
Rowie Nomeri (tracks 1, 3–4)
Jon Nettlesbey (track 5)
Steve Pageot (track 2)
Michael J. Powell (track 10)
Carl Robinson (US bassist, guitarist & recording engineer) (tracks 6–7, 11)
Alan Sides (track 8)
vocals:
Aretha Franklin (2002 – 2003) (tracks 1–11)
vocals arranger:
Mary J. Blige (tracks 3–4)
Myiia Watson Davis (track 1)
Gordon Chambers (track 1)
Troy Taylor (track 1)
writer:
Mary J. Blige (tracks 3–4)
Myiia Watson Davis (track 1)
Aretha Franklin (tracks 6–7, 11)
Jam & Lewis (track 5)
Earl Klugh (track 3)
Ron Lawrence (US hip-hop producer aka Amen-Ra) (track 2)
Bruce Miller (younger half-brother of Mary J. Blige/co-writer for her) (tracks 3–4)
Aleese Simmons (track 2)
Norman West (track 10)
Rick Williams (US funk/soul session guitarist aka "Star") (track 1)
Katrina Willis (track 2)
James Wright (US producer, musician, singer and songwriter aka Big Jim) (track 5)
Gordon Chambers (track 1)
Troy Taylor (tracks 1, 3–4)
phonographic copyright by:
Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (tracks 1–11)
publisher:
Cotillion Music Inc. (BMI) (track 9)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Soup Can Studios in Detroit, Michigan, United States (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
recording of:
Ain’t No Way (2002 – 2003) (track 9)
Everybody's Somebody's Fool (2002 – 2003) (track 5)
Falling Out of Love (2002 – 2003) (track 8)
Good News (2002 – 2003) (track 10)
Holdin' On (2002 – 2003) (track 3)
No Matter What (2002 – 2003) (track 4)
So Damn Happy (2002 – 2003) (track 6)
The Only Thing Missin' (2002 – 2003) (track 1)
Wonderful (2002 – 2003) (track 2)
You Are My Joy (2002 – 2003) (tracks 7, 11)

Release

art direction and design:Richard Thomas Jennings
photography:Kwaku Alston
executive producer:Antonio "LA" Reid
mastering:Tom Coyne (mastering engineer)
copyrighted by and phonographic copyright by:Arista Records, Inc. (manufacturing and distribution company, do not add releases here) (in 2003)
pressed by:Sonopress (Sonopress GmbH, German vinyl, cassette, CD and DVD manufacturer. see annotations)
mastered at:Sterling Sound (split/relocated to Nashville and Edgewater studios in 2018, but NY studio planned to reopen in 2019) in New York, New York, United States
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/2666728 [info]
ASIN:US: B0000BXMZX [info]